December 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL reports 12,542 new coronavirus cases, 125 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/live-il-reports-12542-new-covid-19-cases-125-deaths/8416286/
— Illinois losing battle to save veterans from COVID-19 at state care facilities – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-cases-deaths-veterans-home/8396187/
— AG Barr: No evidence of fraud that’d change election outcome “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Attorney General William Barr told the AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/barr-no-evidence-of-fraud-thatd-change-election-outcome/8417189/

NBC5
— Rep. Mike Kelly Asks Supreme Court to Nullify Biden Win Over Trump in Pa. as He Challenges Mail-In Ballot Rule – Dan Mangan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/rep-mike-kelly-asks-supreme-court-to-nullify-biden-win-over-trump-in-pa-as-he-challenges-mail-in-ballot-rule/2383921/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 3,800 people shot in Chicago through end of November as violence spikes 50% from 2019
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/3800-people-shot-in-chicago-through-end-of-november-as-violence-spikes-50-from-2019
— Trump campaign files lawsuit in Wisconsin after requested recount – Bill Miston
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-campaign-files-lawsuit-in-wisconsin-after-requested-recount

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Support for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan further erodes as first member of his leadership team says he’s lost her vote – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-opposition-20201201-ppwbkweffres3hsqysehv4ec3y-story.html
— Influx of Republican voters stands out in traditionally Democratic Lake County, Indiana – CARRIE NAPOLEON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-lake-county-gop-voters-st-1201-20201130-7hhsfgo5avgvlh5bol47sbneay-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tippy said he has been seeing more and more Illinois transplants getting involved with the Republican Party when they make the move to Indiana. He said there were a few, like Bromley, who assisted with his campaign. “Right now we have a lot of new construction going on across the center and southern part of the county,” Tippy said. “A big percentage of those people are coming from Illinois and they appear to be coming to Indiana because they like the lower taxes and lower cost of living.” Tippy said it appears many of these new transplants are disillusioned Illinois Democrats turning Republican or Republicans leaving Illinois for Indiana. “I think it’s a trend that has been going on for a while, but it has accelerated the last four years,” Tippy said.)
— Republicans need to find a way out of this mess – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-republicans-trump-future-goldberg-20201201-htgslypzbjhqhewzyu7gebcxea-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Key member of Madigan’s own leadership team breaks ranks, vows to oppose his bid to remain speaker Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, pointedly did not use the title that Madigan has held for nearly four decades, referring to the man known in Springfield as “Mr. Speaker” as simply “Representative Madigan.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/12/1/21802937/michael-mike-madigan-kathleen-willis-leadership-team-house-speaker-comed-probe

DAILY HERALD
— Trump headed to Georgia as runoff boost, but also a threat – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201201/trump-headed-to-georgia-as-runoff-boost-but-also-a-threat
— DuPage County awards grants to support those recovering from opioids
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201201/dupage-county-awards-grants-to-support-those-recovering-from-opioids

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Home sales boom benefiting suburbs more than city Either despite or because of the pandemic, the Chicago area is running ahead of last year, but the city hasn’t caught up. – DENNIS RODKIN (DIERSEN: What percent of suburban home buyers fleeing Democrat vandalism, looting, rioting, and arson in Chicago?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/home-sales-boom-benefiting-suburbs-more-city

CHICAGO CRUSADER
— Black lawmakers silent on supporting Mike Madigan – Erick Johnson
https://chicagocrusader.com/black-lawmakers-silent-on-supporting-mike-madigan/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Outside C-U, Trump was the pick – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-outside-c-u-trump-was-the-pick/article_7bf4fd5e-cb16-575e-9548-821d9add6039.html

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Big jump in daily COVID cases Tuesday in Kane County after three days of declines Three new COVID deaths reported Tuesday
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/12/01/big-jump-in-daily-covid-cases-tuesday-in-kane-county-after-three-days-of-declines/ag7aqn5/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Newsmax Rises On Wave Of Resentment Toward Media — Especially Fox News – DAVID FOLKENFLIK
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/newsmax-rises-wave-resentment-toward-media-especially-fox-news#stream/0

WEEK
— Lawmakers demand answers on COVID-19 outbreak in LaSalle Veterans’ Home
https://week.com/2020/11/30/lawmakers-demand-answers-on-covid-19-outbreak-in-lasalle-veterans-home/

BEIDELMAN KUNSCH
— OBITUARY: Elizabeth Martinez
https://www.beidelmankunschfh.com/obituaries/Elizabeth-Martinez?obId=19134535
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elizabeth Martinez, age 79, of Naperville passed away November 28, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville. She is survived by her companion and life partner, Carl Fasig, her children Elizabeth (Jay Johnson) Juslin, John (Denise) Juslin; her grandchildren Michelle (Eric Eddleman) Juslin, Matthew Shapiro, Meghan Shapiro, Krystal (Mike) Mayfield; her great-grandchildren Rowan and Jayce Mayfield and Gavin Smith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Robert Murray and her twin brother Robert Murray. She was a member of: The Lisle Township Republican Organization from 2004 to 2019, serving as the Secretary and Vice Chairman, and recipient of the Chairman’s Award in 2008. Elizabeth was on the Board of Friends for Lisle Township, a non-profit organization that funds the Lisle Food Pantry, serving as Chairman and Secretary. And also a founding member of We Are Republicans Toastmasters club. She was employed by the Lutheran General (Advocate) Health System from 1984 to 2004 in real estate and office space management. Visitation and service information will be updated when confirmed. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elizabeth Martinez please visit our Tribute Store.)

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Left-Wing Hate Group: Schools “Weaponize Whiteness” – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/left-wing-hate-group-schools-weaponize-whiteness/

CAPITOL FAX
— Durkin urges Greg Harris to restart ethics process
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/durkin-urges-greg-harris-to-restart-ethics-process/
— What happened to the widely expected House Democratic suburban sweep?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/what-happened-to-the-widely-expected-house-democratic-suburban-sweep/
— Caucus Chair Kathleen Willis becomes 19th House Democrat to announce she won’t vote to reelect Madigan
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/caucus-chair-kathleen-willis-becomes-19th-house-democrat-to-announce-she-wont-vote-to-reelect-madigan/
— 12,542 new confirmed and probable cases; 125 additional deaths; 5,835 hospitalized; 1,195 in ICU; 10.4 percent case positivity rate; 12.2 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/12542-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-125-additional-deaths-5835-hospitalized-1195-in-icu-104-percent-case-positivity-rate-122-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/covid-19-roundup-60/
— Flash Index: Illinois’ slow recovery stalled in November
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/flash-index-illinois-slow-recovery-stalled-in-november/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden’s national security adviser a dedicated ‘get Trump’ member of Hillary’s inner circle – Rowan Scarborough (DIERSEN: I should write a book about present and past dedicated ‘get Diersen’ a) members of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, etc., b) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, and c) defendants in lawsuits that I have filed.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/30/jake-sullivan-joe-biden-national-security-adviser-/
— Witnesses tell Michigan Senate panel of widespread voter fraud in Detroit – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/1/witnesses-tell-michigan-senate-panel-widespread-vo/

FOX NEWS
— CNN reporter calls for Twitter to take censorship further, label Trump’s account as disinformation Oliver Darcy regularly urges social media companies to de-platform people he disagrees with – Brian Flood (DIERSEN: Since 2000, constructively, if not literally, my critics/opponents have called for the following to label my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as being disinformation: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, b) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, and c) defendants in lawsuits that I have filed.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-darcy-twitter-censorship-trump-misinformation

GOPUSA
— Breach Of Rights To Be Expected If Biden Becomes President
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98518
— Fox News Feeling The Heat? Newsmax, OAN Have Fox Scrambling After Ratings Hit – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98503

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating LGBTQers claim credit for defeating Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/12/01/had-lgbt-voters-stayed-home-trump-might-have-won-2020-presidential-election/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled LGBTQers crow about their success in defeating heterosexuals.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/30/11-lgbtq-legislators-will-take-their-seats-next-congress-largest-most-diverse-group-ever/

KTRH
— Conservative Censorship Continues (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents a) encourage/force everyone to spend all their time on Facebook rather than reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) encourage/force the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. to rely on Facebook for communication, to ignore/dump their websites, and to stop sending out emails, and c) encourage/force Republican candidates in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, etc. to rely on Facebook for communication, to ignore/dump their websites, and to stop sending out emails.)
https://ktrh.iheart.com/content/2020-11-30-conservative-censorship-continues/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If you thought that ‘Big Tech’ was going to back off of its conservative censorship now that the election is over? You were wrong! As documented in the New York Times! of all places, Facebook & CEO Mark Zuckerberg are actually doing more to censor news outlets and people that they don’t agree with. It’s done with a ‘secret ranking system’ that allows CNN and others to be seen, while conservative outlets and posts are restricted. Taking it one step, Facebook is also blocking individual posts (aka freedom of speech) under the guise that they use to rationalize ‘people that are bad for the world’. Scary but true according to media analyst Bryan Preston, who told KTRH “What they’re censoring are stories that they don’t like, that report facts that they don’t want people to see. That is extremely chilling! and given the power that Facebook has over our view of reality now, this cannot stand.” And while Preston believes that Facebook and the other Big Tech companies will have it much easier under Biden, the fight will continue. Who would have thought we would be talking about free speech in 2020? Scary, but true.)

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See Each Other as America’s Enemy (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want Biden to use the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2020/voters_see_each_other_as_america_s_enemy

November 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 6,190 new coronavirus cases, 85 deaths as travelers return from Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving holiday travel expected to bring spike in COVID-19 cases, surge in testing demand – Craig Wall, Eric Horng, Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6190-coronavirus-cases-85-deaths/8387208/
— Wisconsin certifies Joe Biden as winner following recount Trump paid $3 million for recounts in Dane and Milwaukee counties, the two largest Democratic counties in Wisconsin, increasing Biden’s lead by 87 votes – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/wisconsin-certifies-joe-biden-as-winner-following-recount/8390645/

NBC5
— U.S. COVID Hospitalizations Reach Record High
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/virus-updates-fauci-warns-of-post-holiday-surge-calif-sees-record-number-of-hospitalizations/2382361/
— Small Business Confidence Drops to All-Time Low After Biden Election – Eric Rosenbaum
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/small-business-confidence-drops-to-all-time-low-after-biden-election/2382405/

CBS2
— McHenry County Restaurants Continue To Defy Indoor Dining Ban As Governor Says It Will Continue For Weeks – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/30/indoor-dining-ban-illinois-mchenry-county/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 6,190 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 85 more deaths reported as number of hospitalizations begins to bend downward after sharp growth
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201130-v4sscev2kfh4jlosr5juubdyz4-story.html
— Enough excuses. Get to work, General Assembly. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-general-assembly-remote-20201201-7r4xvp6cqfgf3mss7x7gidyq2a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chair of House committee looking into Madigan tests positive for COVID-19 The Hillside rep Emanuel “Chris” Welch said he’s going to be retested Dec. 9 and hopes to be fine for the committee meeting Dec. 14. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/30/21726891/chris-welch-house-committee-chair-investigating-michael-madigan-tests-positive-covid-19

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker won’t loosen restrictions anywhere for ‘next few weeks’ – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201130/pritzker-wont-loosen-restrictions-anywhere-for-next-few-weeks

FOX ILLINOIS
— Republicans face political challenges as Trump fuels voters’ doubts about election – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trumps-attacks-on-election-results-pose-political-challenges-for-gop

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Petition Circulating to Consolidate Algonquin Township with McHenry County – Volunteers Sought
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/30/petition-circulating-to-consolidate-algonquin-township-with-mchenry-county-volunteers-sought/
— UPDATED with Maps – Comparing McHenry County Trump Results with Those of 6th & 14th Congressional Races
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/28/comparing-mchenry-county-trump-results-with-those-of-6th-14th-congressional-races/
— Jack Franks Dining with Michael Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/30/jack-franks-dining-with-michael-madigan/
— How Should Mike Buehler Fill County Board Vacancies?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/29/buehler112920/
— Sky Writing Trump at Disney World?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/29/message-of-the-day-sky-writing/

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Legislators Call for More Public Input on Covid-19 Policies – Dan Baron
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/legislators-call-for-more-public-input-on-covid-19-policies

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: LIGHT AT END OF TUNNEL AS ELECTION IRREGULARITIES CONTINUE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/thorner-light-at-end-of-tunnel-as-election-irregularities-continue-.html
— ROSSI: AMERICA WAS BUILT ON FREEDOM, NOT SLAVERY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/rossi-america-was-built-on-freedom-not-slavery.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 6,190 new confirmed and probable cases; 85 additional deaths; 5,849 in the hospital; 1,217 in ICU; 10.2 percent case positivity rate; 12.2 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/30/6190-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-85-additional-deaths-5849-in-the-hospital-1217-in-icu-102-percent-case-positivity-rate-122-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Madigan is literally under siege
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/30/madigan-is-literally-under-siege/

EPOCH TIMES
— Pennsylvania Lawmakers Formally Introduce Resolution to Dispute 2020 Elections Results – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pennsylvania-lawmakers-formally-introduce-resolution-to-dispute-2020-elections-results_3599100.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Positive About America’s Future, Greatness, But Party ID Matters (DIERSEN: Since the Civil War, Democrats have make it ever-increasingly clear that they want to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/america_s_best_days
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the spring, however, 55% of Republicans said America’s best days are in the future, but just 42% of Democrats and 41% of voters not affiliated with either major party agreed. Now with Democrat Joe Biden as the likely new president, 61% of Democrats see a brighter future, compared to 40% of GOP voters and 39% of unaffiliated.)

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 820 South Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton – $739,900
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4448303_zpid/

November 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Doctor says President-elect Biden sprained a foot while playing with his dog – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-elect-biden-twists-ankle-while-playing-with-dog/8364564/

NBC5
— Restaurant Outdoor Dining Tents Vandalized in West Loop Formento’s Italian restaurant and Bar Siena were among those targeted – Lexi Sutter
https://www.nbcchicago.com/local-2/restaurant-outdoor-dining-tents-vandalized-in-west-loop/2382185/
— Trump Says His Election Challenges Probably Won’t Make It to the Supreme Court – Tucker Higgins
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-says-his-election-challenges-probably-wont-make-it-to-the-supreme-court/2382116/

WGN RADIO
— Trump ‘ashamed’ to have endorsed Republican Georgia governor – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/trump-ashamed-to-have-endorsed-republican-georgia-governor/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dr. Anthony Fauci says US may see ‘surge upon a surge’ of coronavirus in coming weeks – TAMARA LUSH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-updates-20201129-o5aigce3ofganabptt2rgqbb5e-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 7,178 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, 57 deaths reported Sunday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201126-p2sddii4uvchvp5x5iry2unaz4-story.html
— Jill Biden, Joe’s chief protector, to step up as first lady – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-jill-biden-first-lady-20201129-aq7meah3ird5fblov6s4qid6ai-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump casts more baseless conspiracy theories in his first one-on-one post-election loss interview.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-interview-fox-business-maria-bartiromo-20201129-7nl2law66bahziq6fvxsj42nay-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Black, Brown communities should get first dibs on coronavirus vaccine, minority leaders say “We’re asking and demanding that we have a sense of trust by allowing us to be considered to be first when it comes to distribution,” said Pastor John Harrell, of Proviso Baptist Church in Maywood. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/29/21725597/black-brown-communities-should-get-first-dibs-on-coronavirus-vaccine-minority-leaders-say
— Weekend drop in COVID-19 cases attributed to low number of tests reported over the holiday weekend
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/29/21725013/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Illinois records 7,178 new coronavirus cases as testing numbers dip over holiday weekend Since March, nearly 12,200 Illinoisans have succumbed to the coronavirus or died of virus-related complications. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/29/21725395/illinois-records-7178-new-coronavirus-cases-as-testing-numbers-dip-over-holiday-weekend

DAILY HERALD
— COVID-19 cases dip, but hospitalizations on the rise
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201129/covid-19-cases-dip-but-hospitalizations-on-the-rise

WBEZ
— Chairman Of Illinois Panel Investigating Madigan Has COVID-19 Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, says he has mild symptoms and hopes to keep a Dec. 14 date for the committee’s next hearing. – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chairman-of-illinois-panel-investigating-madigan-has-covid-19/a242ec8a-b176-4c58-8b5d-f45816eea078

NORTHWEST HERALD
— First openly gay woman elected to McHenry County Board says she will be a voice for LGBTQ residents (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Who is a voice for those who share your demographics?)
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/11/29/first-openly-gay-woman-elected-to-mchenry-county-board-says-she-will-be-a-voice-for-lgbtq-residents/aj8xk2o/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 887 COVID-19 cases Sunday, 12 deaths – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/29/dupage-county-reports-887-covid-19-cases-sunday-12-deaths/aww4l4t/

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— More budget woes ahead after Illinois votes down tax amendment – Ryan Scott
https://dailyegyptian.com/104944/news/more-budget-woes-ahead-after-illinois-votes-down-tax-amendment/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team – AP (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers, organizations, etc. post signs that say that the following are not welcome: those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/biden-chooses-an-all-female-senior-white-house-press-team/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois reports 57 more virus deaths among 7,178 new cases – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/29/illinois-reports-57-more-virus-deaths-among-7178-n/
— Trump says judges refuse to look at evidence of election fraud Says rigged systems will put Biden in White House – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/29/trump-judges-refuse-look-election-fraud-evidence/

THE HILL
— Biden diagnosed with fractured foot after slipping while playing with dog – JUSTINE COLEMAN AND JOHN BOWDEN –
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/527911-biden-to-be-examined-by-doctor-after-twisting-ankle

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The King of Trump TV Thinks You’re Dumb Enough to Buy It. Chris Ruddy, the C.E.O. of Newsmax, has found a business opportunity in feeding Trump supporters the fantasy that the president could still win the election.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/29/business/media/newsmax-chris-ruddy-trump.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois Restaurant Holdouts Defy Covid-19 Shutdown Orders Rising coronavirus cases pose new threat to battered restaurant businesses – Heather Haddon and Julie Wernau
https://www.wsj.com/articles/restaurant-holdouts-defy-covid-19-shutdown-orders-11606658401

November 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan does not appear to have votes to retain role, BGA says Madigan implicated in ComEd corruption investigation
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-does-not-appear-to-have-votes-to-retain-job-bga/8332029/

NBC5
— Illinois COVID-19 Updates: Tom Dart Tests Positive, State Reports More Than 7,800 New Cases
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-covid-19-updates-state-capitol-to-forego-holiday-decoration-illinois-game-canceled/2381881/
— To Court Latinos, Democrats Have to Expand Strategy in 2022 In parts of the country where Democrats have long reigned, more Latinos voted for Trump this year than expected, including areas of Florida and Texas – Astrid Galvan (DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see Latinos as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/to-court-latinos-democrats-have-to-expand-strategy-in-2022/2381979/
— Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see LGBTQers as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/biden-plans-swift-moves-to-protect-and-advance-lgbtq-rights/2381947/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart tests positive; 7,873 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 108 additional deaths reported Saturday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201126-p2sddii4uvchvp5x5iry2unaz4-story.html
— Work, classes, financial aid — and now COVID-19: Life as a poor college student has only gotten tougher during the pandemic – ELYSSA CHERNEY (DIERSEN: I could afford to attend UIC 1966-1968 and NIU 1969-1970 a) because my outstanding parents provided me room and board 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969 and b) because I saved money for college and for three new cars from what I earned washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; and working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-illinois-low-income-college-students-20201127-53zqwvncw5colb72ni3ylxgjwu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 7,873 new coronavirus cases reported despite low number of tests being processed over holiday weekend
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/28/21723860/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— 2 Rockford lawmakers won’t back Madigan for House speaker – Ken DeCoster
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/2020/11/28/democrat-state-rep-maurice-west-wont-back-madigan-house-speaker/6442909002/

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— City: Black residents may be eligible for up to $25,000 in housing assistance as part of reparations fund – Jason Beeferman
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/11/24/city/black-residents-may-be-eligible-for-up-to-25000-in-housing-assistance-as-part-of-reparations-fund/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 638 cases Saturday, 7 deaths, region’s positivity rate decreases to 13.2% – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/28/dupage-county-reports-638-cases-saturday-7-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-decreases-to-13-2/akhz9fo/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Biden Gains Votes In Recount Of Milwaukee County Requested By Trump – COLIN DWYER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/biden-gains-votes-recount-milwaukee-county-requested-trump#stream/0
— Republican Infighting Threatens GOP Chances In Georgia Senate Runoffs – EMMA HURT (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican infighting in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township since 2000. Overwhelmingly, it has been those who want to dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform versus those who want to defend and advance the aforesaid planks. Overwhelmingly, those who want to dump the aforesaid planks have won.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republican-infighting-threatens-gop-chances-georgia-senate-runoffs#stream/0
— Challenges Biden Might Face In Unifying Americans – ASMA KHALID (DIERSEN: Those who voted for Biden do not want Biden to unify Americans. They want Biden to use the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/challenges-biden-might-face-unifying-americans#stream/0

BGA
— Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan does not appear to have votes to retain role
https://news.yahoo.com/illinois-house-speaker-michael-madigan-164646669.html

NAPERVILLE TOWNSHIP
— Notice of Democratic and Republican Caucuses – December 1st, 2020
http://www.napervilletownship.com/media/notices/2020-12-01_notice_caucus.pdf

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois to borrow billions from the Feds AGAIN, only state in country to tap government lending program – Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-to-borrow-billions-from-the-feds-again-only-state-in-country-to-tap-government-lending-program-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— COVID-19 continues spread, Illinois faces post-holiday surge – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/28/covid-19-continues-spread-illinois-faces-post-holi/

GOPUSA
— Obama Laments Media’s Diminishing Importance
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98382

EPOCH TIMES
— Pennsylvania Senator: ‘Mounting Evidence’ Shows Election Was Compromised – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pennsylvania-senator-mounting-evidence-shows-election-was-compromised_3596736.html

THE HILL
— Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Post Office, IRS, and GAO superiors in the federal government. They were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to retain and promote their Democrat employees and b) to get rid of their Republican employees and especially those who were White, male, non-veteran, and/or older.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/527655-biden-looks-to-career-officials-to-restore-trust-morale-in-government

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Rush to Expand the Border Wall That Many Fear Is Here to Stay Despite the president-elect’s vow to halt the project, the Trump administration is expanding the wall at a breakneck pace. Customs and Border Protection officials are rushing to meet President Trump’s mandate of 450 miles of new wall construction during his term. – Simon Romero and Zolan Kanno-Youngs (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs oppose anything that discourages illegal immigration.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/28/us/trump-biden-border-wall.html

WASHINGTON POST
— With urgent problems facing him, Biden cannot afford early missteps – Dan Balz (DIERSEN: According to your critics/opponents, what missteps have you made? According to my critics/opponents, missteps that I have made include my not glorifying and praising them, my not pandering to them, my not serving as or of their operatives or dupes, my not giving them money, and my suing them.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/with-urgent-problems-facing-him-biden-cannot-afford-early-missteps/2020/11/28/3400c494-317c-11eb-860d-f7999599cbc2_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Does founder Matt Drudge even work at The Drudge Report anymore? – Armin Rosen
https://nypost.com/2020/11/28/does-matt-drudge-even-work-at-the-drudge-report-anymore/

FORBES
— Will Your Income Peak Earlier Than You Think? – David Rae (DIERSEN: My income peaked in 1997 when I was 49 years old at $131,532/year in today’s dollars. Since then, it has been only $54,168/year in today’s dollars, or 59% less.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidrae/2020/11/18/will-your-income-will-peak-earlier-than-you-think/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Waiting until your forties or fifties, without saving much for retirement, may mean you will need to work longer or make more drastic spending cuts so you will be able to save enough to maintain your standard of living in retirement. Rising incomes can help make saving more manageable, but they can also mean you will need to replace a larger income once you retire. That is assuming your income continues to increase over time. . .Regardless, plan for a secure financial future, so if for some reason, your income does not increase as much as you expected, you can still afford the lifestyle to which you have grown accustomed.)

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— A Historic Presidency – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_pat_buchanan/a_historic_presidency

November 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Pennsylvania judge orders halt to further vote certification – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/judge-halts-further-vote-certification;-gov-wolf-appeals/8254952/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Greater Chicago Food Depository food distribution up 125% from Nov. 2019 Greater Chicago Food Depository hands out grocery boxes for Thanksgiving – Michelle Gallardo (DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be handing out charity and/or getting charity.)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/people-are-turning-to-food-pantries-for-the-first-time-in-their-lives/8259299/

NBC5
— McHenry County State’s Attorney Will Not Enforce Pritzker’s Indoor Dining Closure
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/mchenry-county-states-attorney-will-not-enforce-pritzkers-indoor-dining-closure/2380543/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials plea with residents to skip Thanksgiving gatherings as 11,378 new cases and 155 more deaths reported Wednesday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201125-mn6hghqhcbd3vmyhdabi2owhsa-story.html
— Governors’ holiday menus include coronavirus stress test for the Constitution – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-thanksgiving-kass-20201125-zctbpjowe5debazcnlgl225l6q-story.html
— Biden expected to usher in an era of worker-friendly labor policies – ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ (DIERSEN: Of course, these labor policies will not be friendly to workers who are Republican, and especially not friendly to those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-biden-employment-workplace-changes-20201125-pwgg6wuclrhd7h2fmdu5a5wvpe-story.html
— Pritzker tells feds Illinois plans to borrow another $2 billion from coronavirus lending program – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-federal-borrowing-20201125-cgkuc7odvnd3heau25caiwu7ei-story.html
— Judge race flips winners: certified Cook County election results show Fallon got 502 more votes than DiFranco, who was thought to have won – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-fallon-difranco-race-tl-1203-20201125-w77gms3jlvaq7ogxipd23t6nye-story.html
— Naperville set to adopt levy that keeps tax rate flat and could mean a small property tax cut for some – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-budget-impact-st-1127-20201126-qyzv2qpmvffrxay7n656uvsasq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— House panel investigating Madigan releases load of documents and schedules December hearing The special House investigative committee is scheduled to meet again Dec. 14, the chair of that committee said after receiving more than 100 documents from the utility company. – Rachel Hinton, Mark Brown, Robert Herguth, and Tim Novak
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/25/21720708/house-panel-investigating-madigan-comed-documents-december-hearing-mclain-pramaggiore

DAILY HERALD
— 155 more COVID-19 deaths, 11,378 new cases – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201125/155-more-covid-19-deaths-11378-new-cases
— DuPage County Board OKs $483.3M budget for fiscal 2021 – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201125/dupage-county-board-oks-4833m-budget-for-fiscal-2021

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— What Durbin wants, in D.C. and Illinois On eve of a fifth term, the senator angles for a powerful committee post while nudging Mike Madigan toward the door. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/what-durbin-wants-dc-and-illinois
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot shops are starting to resemble Apple stores. An evolving industry discovers the power of design. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/pot-shops-are-starting-resemble-apple-stores
— Hinsdale hit with Fair Housing suit over resistance to group sober home. The Department of Justice alleges that village officials adopted a ‘not in my backyard’ approach to a home that would provide ten men housing during their recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/hinsdale-hit-fair-housing-suit-over-resistance-group-sober-home

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Madigan’s only consistent principle is him being in charge – Scott Reeder
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-madigans-only-consistent-principle-is-him-being-in-charge/article_991dcccf-c9cc-5c9f-80f6-eacadc113781.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County surpasses 40,000 COVID-19 cases as 744 infections reported Wednesday – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/26/dupage-county-surpasses-40-000-covid-19-cases-as-744-infections-reported-wednesday/alfhi6m/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Pritzker responds to Illinois county ignoring orders – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-responds-to-illinois-county-ignoring-orders/article_3f61552c-2f6c-11eb-9ec3-2f586aa127a8.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Grafton Township Assessor Primary a Rematch of 2013 General Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/25/debaltz112520/
— State’s Attorney Kenneally Says He Will Not Enforce Indoor Dining Rules, Questions Authority of Governor’s Executive Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/25/kenneally-says-he-will-not-enforce-indoor-dining-rules-questions-authority-of-governors-executive-order/
— Grafton Township Fight Set for Assessor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/25/grafton-township-fight-set-for-assessor/
— Algonquin Township Republican Primary Election Contestants
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/25/algonquin-township-republican-primary-election-contestants/
— IL-14 UPDATE: Final Canvassed Vote Count, Discovery Recount & Presidential Comparison
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/25/oberweis111920/
— “The Liar’s Advantage”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/24/the-liars-advantage/
— State Budget $4 Billion Short
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/24/state-budget-4-billion-short/
–Dorr Township Republicans Skipping the Township Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/24/dorr-township-republicans-skipping-the-township-election/
— Nunda Township’s Republican Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/24/nunda-townships-republican-candidates/
— A Pie that Looks Like Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/24/message-of-the-day-a-pie/
— McHenry County Health Department Puts Forth Arguments for Administrative Adjudication & Passes Authorization Resolution for a Second Time
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/mchenry-county-health-department-puts-forth-arguments-for-administrative-adjudication-passes-resolution-for-a-second-time/
— Sun King Madigan’s Power Waning
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/sun-kings-power-waning/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS GOP LEADERS DEMAND TRUMP CONCEDE; OTHERS SAY “TOO SOON”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/illinois-gop-leaders-demand-trump-concede-others-say-too-soon.html
— THORNER: BIDEN – THE POLITICAL MAGICIAN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/thorner-biden-the-political-magician.html
— DI LEO: HARVESTING THE CEMETERY VOTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/harvesting-the-cemetery-vote.html

GOPUSA
— Behold The Angry, Bitter Winners Who Defeated ‘White Supremacy’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98366
— The Platinum Spoon Governor And His Edicts – John Kass
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98231
— Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Displays Her Hate For Israel Again
https://www.gopusa.com/muslim-congresswoman-rashida-tlaib-displays-her-hate-for-israel-again/

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Pledges to ‘Root Out Systemic Racism’ in Thanksgiving Message – HARIS ALIC (DIERSEN: Rooting out systemic racism is code for getting rid of Republicans, and especially those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/25/biden-pledges-to-root-out-systemic-racism-in-thanksgiving-message/

CITY JOURNAL
— “Burn It Down” Activists in Seattle want to abolish police, prisons, and courts. – Christopher F. Rufo
https://www.city-journal.org/seattle-movement-to-deconstruct-justice-and-social-order

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Calls on Supporters to Stand Tall: ‘Don’t Be Intimidated by These People’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-calls-on-supporters-to-stand-tall-dont-be-intimidated-by-these-people_3593646.html

CBS NEWS
— Biden calls for unity in Thanksgiving address to nation (DIERSEN: Those who voted for Biden do not want unity, they want to get rid of Republicans once and for all and replace them with citizens of Mexico and of other foreign countries who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Catholic, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_evening_news/video/jSayReO1Kiz_q0fZcpZxXOZLEZcBDM8U/biden-calls-for-unity-in-thanksgiving-address-to-nation/

NBC NEWS
— From Covid-19 to racial justice, how 2020’s biggest issues influenced the Black vote. “A coalition led by people of color is now the dominant political reality in the United States,” said national pollster Henry Fernandez. – Donna Owens (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at people of color, and at everyone else, that Republicans cause all their problems.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/covid-19-racial-justice-how-2020-s-biggest-issues-influenced-n1248961?cid=eml_nbn_20201125

WASHINGTON POST
— When Twitter fact-checks Trump’s tweets, it polarizes Americans even more, our research finds. Fact-checking this president backfires. – Dino Christenson, Douglas Kriner and Sarah Kreps
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/25/when-twitter-fact-checks-trumps-tweets-it-polarizes-americans-even-more-our-research-finds/

PBS
— Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification – AP
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/republicans-sue-to-stop-wisconsin-vote-certification

November 22 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in manipulating/dominating minorities.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-election-challenges-sound-alarm-among-black-voters/8172559/

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Criminal probe, legal fights await Trump after White House.”
https://wgntv.com/news/criminal-probe-legal-fights-await-trump-after-white-house/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Big strides made in addressing D204′s equity problems — 26% of new teachers were minority hires – RAFAEL GUERRERO (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-indian-prairie-equity-update-st-1122-20201121-xj3bbr53svgdzl3fcakhbx72p4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: How the ‘red mirage’ gave false sense of Republican success – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: It’s the Blue Invasion. When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase. During the last 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50+ years, what percent of those who have moved into your precinct, into your municipal district, into your municipality, into your county district, and into your county are Democrats? For my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, and DuPage County, I estimate it to be 80%.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201122/how-the-red-mirage-gave-false-sense-of-republican-success
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Savvy Democratic organizations then actively promoted voting by mail. For example, Lake County’s Democratic organization sent letters to registered voters detailing their options, including vote by mail, party Chair Lauren Beth Gash said. They also called people to inform them of those options and to motivate them to vote. Meanwhile, Trump and other Republicans groused about possible election fraud in voting by mail. Relatively few promoted it. “The Democrats had a messaging advantage,” said Kent Redfield, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Springfield. ‘A Democratic lean’ Election results have shown most people who vote by mail back Democratic candidates. “Vote by mail does have a Democratic lean,” Redfield said. “New voters, particularly younger voters, find voting by mail very easy and low-cost in terms of time and effort.” On the flip side, Election Day tallies appear more Republican than the final totals. For proof of this partisan split, look at the Underwood-Oberweis showdown.)
— 2,500 Aurora families receive free Thanksgiving meals (DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in America will be handing out charity and/or getting charity.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201121/2500-aurora-families-receive-free-thanksgiving-meals
— College of Lake County will provide free college tuition for disadvantaged residents – Madhu Krishnamurthy (DIERSEN: I could afford to attend UIC 1966-1968 and NIU 1969-1970 a) because my outstanding parents provided me room and board 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969 and b) because I saved money for college and for new cars from what I earned washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; and working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201121/clc-will-provide-free-college-tuition-for-disadvantaged-residents
— Thanksgiving is still a time to count our blessings – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for my not being thankful enough. According to them, I have what I have a) because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, b) because my parents, my grandparents, and the rest of my ancestors discriminated against minorities and against women, and c) I avoided the draft.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20201121/editorial-despite-covid-19-thanksgiving-is-still-a-time-to-count-our-blessings

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Judge throws out Trump bid to stop PA vote certification – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/federal-judge-throws-out-trump-campaign-bid-to-prevent-pennsylvania-vote-certification

NPR ILLINOIS
— Detroiters Affronted By Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims – QUINN KLINEFELTER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/detroiters-affronted-trumps-voter-fraud-claims#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says “‘How Fascism Works’ Author On Trump’s Attempts To Overturn Election Results.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-fascism-works-author-trumps-attempts-overturn-election-results#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in manipulating/dominating minorities.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-election-challenges-sound-alarm-among-voters-of-color/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— McEnany calls CNN’s White House reporter an ‘activist’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/20/kayleigh-mcenany-white-house-press-secretary-calls/
— Michigan Republicans file articles of impeachment against Gretchen Whitmer – Victor Morton
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/19/gretchen-whitmer-articles-impeachment-filed-michig/
— Pollsters harmed Trump with bad guesses on GOP turnout – Rowan Scarborough
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/19/faulty-polls-miss-republican-voters-surveys-skew-r/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Obama can’t credibly racialize his party’s failures – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/obama-cant-credibly-racialize-his-partys-failures
— One last push for Trump’s border wall funding could complicate government spending deal – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/one-last-push-for-trumps-border-wall-funding-could-complicate-government-spending-deal

FOX NEWS
— Georgia recount formally requested by Trump campaign. “President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia,” the president’s campaign said. – Brie Stimson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-recount-formally-requested-by-trump-campaign
— Trump criticizes Biden forming Cabinet amid election legal challenges. Biden said Thursday said he has chosen his treasury secretary and may make other cabinet announcements as early as this week
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/live-updates-trump-criticizes-biden-forming-cabinet-amid-election-legal-challenges

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Liberal Press Intensifies War on Suburbs   Suburbs are not racist. They are not ecologically unsustainable. They are beautiful, and we need more of them. – Edward Ring
https://amgreatness.com/2020/11/21/liberal-press-intensifies-war-on-suburbs/

BLAZE
— ‘Widespread destruction to businesses’ in Portland by violent black bloc vandals There was also an armed heist of a UPS truck in Portland
https://www.theblaze.com/news/portland-rioting-vandals-business – Paul Sacca
— Joe Biden reprimands reporter while dodging ‘completely valid’ question on schools closing Joe Biden has a history of becoming agitated with this CBS News reporter – Paul Sacca (DIERSEN: I should write a book about RINO candidates in Illinois who have taken adverse actions against me because of a question that Jeff Gannon asked Bush in the White House.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/joe-biden-reporter-media-schools-closing

DAILY CALLER
— Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel Calls For Michigan To Delay Certification Of Its Election Results – ANDREW TRUNSKY
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/21/rnc-chair-michigan-delay-certification-election-results/

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— The Constitutional Way to Defeat Cancel Culture – Mike Gonzalez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the more that you will be cancelled: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, the more of the aforesaid that you are, the more that Democrat and RINO employers and organizations get rid of you.)
https://www.heritage.org/the-constitution/commentary/the-constitutional-way-defeat-cancel-culture
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “To start dismantling identity politics, then, and begin the civil rights movement 2.0, we need to stop the government from handing out benefits to those with a claim of victimhood simply because of membership in a protected group.” Suborning Americans to adhere to identity categories takes many forms. One clear example is preferential contracting programs that reward businesses certifi­ed as “disadvantaged business enterprises,” or DBEs. The owner of a business obtains certification as a DBE by being a member of a victim group and swearing in an affidavit that he or she has been “subjected to ethnic prejudice or cultural bias.” Having succeeded in life by overcoming this obstacle does not prevent certification. University of Maryland Professor George La Noue draws the only possible conclusion: “Thus, social disadvantage is, as a practical matter, established at birth, and cannot be challenged by evidence of a successful life.” DBEs, obviously, need to be discontinued. Indeed, the federal government should conduct an inventory to find out how many federal statutes make non-competitive awards based on race. The last time the Congressional Research Service (CRS) did this, in 2011, it found that there were nearly 300 federal statutes that “specifically refer to race, gender, or ethnicity as factors to be considered in the administration of federal programs.” The report added that, though its authors had been “as comprehensive as possible,” their findings were “by no means exhaustive.” The next obvious step is to declare that these statutes contravene the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One of the most visible set-aside programs is affirmative action in university admissions. Vulnerable high school seniors worried about getting into a good college are being encouraged not just to tick any of the identity boxes, but also to produce victimhood narratives that will get them into the college of their choice. This will take the courts, in the end, to resolve, though the Trump Justice Department took an important step in informing Yale this summer that its admissions program violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in discriminating against white and Asian-American applicants. Lastly, the least recognized form of racial discrimination is one of the most important: the doctrine of disparate impact. This allows discrimination to be found in a policy’s outcome, not its intent. This is a civil rights lawyer’s dream and leads to arbitrary legal action, since all policies have a “disparate effect” on people, especially when the categories are artificial.)

TOWNHALL
— Solutions to Conservative Angst in 2020 – Loyd Pettegrew and Jim McCoy
https://townhall.com/columnists/loydpettegrew/2020/11/22/solutions-to-conservative-angst-in-2020-n2580431
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Conservatives should withdraw complete support from all news media that offer politicized opinion in place of carefully documented fact. Don’t subscribe to or buy progressive newspapers like The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, or even your local newspaper if it panders to the left. There are really good conservative daily newspaper alternatives like the New York Post, Epoch Times, Conservative Daily News, American Thinker and Washington Examiner. Pew Research reports newsroom employment dropping 51% over the past decade. Force them to downsize to even further. Falling readership will force advertisers to take their business elsewhere and these newspapers will fail. The same can apply to major television and cable news channels. Be very selective in choosing which to watch. Punish companies and their CEOs that virtue signal by stopping your purchases of their products and services. Be it the NBA, pro football, Ben & Jerry’s, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Nike, Levi Strauss, Intel, Peloton, etc., choose an alternative or go without. Choosing Dunkin Donuts over Starbucks, for example, will save money and you will be doing your part, as Nancy Reagan said, by “just saying no.” If you own stock in one of these leftist companies that support progressive causes, send a letter to the Chairman of the Board (not CEO) and tell him/her of your disgust at their sponsorship of Marxist causes and that you will relieve your 401K and investment portfolio of their stock and reinvesting your hard earned dollars in their competitors’ stock. Some professional athletes have taken center stage expressing their opinions and prejudices on social issues. We should be very leery of such social activists. Being athletic entertainers doesn’t mean they have the intellect or moral character to become trusted oracles. In many cases they are more representative of the problem than the solution. Organizations like 2nd Vote can help you discern which companies and organizations align with your beliefs. Stop using social media and Amazon Unburden your social media life as well as your reliance on Amazon. They are physically, psychologically and financially addictive! We have laid ourselves at the feet of leftist, BigTech gazillionaires who only have their own interests at heart. They are drunk with vainglorious power and self-importance, and are buying off Congress to stay unregulated. Our world would become a better place when we connect meaningfully with real people. Unsubscribe or simply wean yourself off all but the most vital social media usage. When in doubt, pick up the phone and have a real conversation with your friends; group text rather than Facebook them. Twitter is an ego trip that you don’t need to take. Frequent local stores when buying things, supporting your local economy; you can get comparable goods at reasonable prices at big box stores or product websites. Use UPS or Fedex to ship. Don’t send your children or grandchildren to left-leaning schools because if they are not yet, they will likely come home brainwashed. Conservatives must become more involved at all levels of public and private education. The National Education Association (NEA) voted to focus teacher in-service programs on “white fragility” rather than quality classroom educational practices. It holds monopolistic control over public education as a labor union, strongly aligned with liberal Democrats. Most parents prefer quality teaching in math, English, reading/writing or science over K-12 leftist indoctrination. Public boards of education must be reclaimed by conservative parents. With the Covid pandemic, many parents are eschewing regular schools dominated by teachers’ unions for charter schools, homeschooling and teaching pods, less influenced by left-leaning politics. New data show that these alternatives provide a superior choice and so are under attack by the NEA. The Biden administration will double down on these attacks. The vast majority of colleges and universities are completely leftist. State legislatures must become more vigilant of the prioritization of Marxism in higher education over democracy and the free enterprise system. Influence your children to attend politically conservative colleges like Hillsdale and Claremont, pursuing degrees in engineering, accounting, finance and STEM programs. Note, even medical school programs are now becoming woke as Stanley Goldfarb has opined, “A new wave of educational specialists is increasingly influencing medical education. They emphasize “social justice” that relates to health care only tangentially. This approach is the result of a progressive mind-set that abhors hierarchy of any kind and the social elitism associated with the medical profession in particular.”)

CBN NEWS
— Attorneys, Republican Canvassers Endure Ballot Bullying & ‘Doxing’ Over Election Certification Vote – Andrea Morris
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/november/attorneys-republican-canvassers-endure-ballot-bullying-and-doxing-over-election-certification-vote

PJ MEDIA
— Illegal Alien Crossings Surging in Anticipation of Biden Presidency – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/11/21/illegal-alien-crossings-surging-in-anticipation-of-biden-presidency-n1166094

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Campaign Requests New Recount in Georgia: ‘Stop Giving the People False Results’ – MELANIE SUN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-campaign-requests-new-recount-in-georgia-stop-giving-the-people-false-results_3588778.html

THE HILL
— GOP chairwoman leans into election claims: Party will ‘run down every single irregularity’ – CELINE CASTRONUOVO
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/527034-gop-chairwoman-leans-into-election-claims-party-will-run-down

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden’s abortion stance Catholics split almost evenly in supporting Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the presidential election. – DAVID CRARY (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform is extremely anti-Catholic. Why would a Catholic vote for a Democrat?)
https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-donald-trump-joe-biden-elections-presidential-elections-ebeb54b08dc8fee544fd9bf74c9db730

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Right-wing viewers upset with Trump’s loss move from Fox to further right media.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/right-wing-viewers-upset-with-trump-s-loss-move-from-fox-to-further-right-media-96403525622

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “Duty or Party?” and say “For Republicans, a Test of Whether to Enable Trump. In pushing his false claims to the limits and cowing Republicans into acquiescence or silence, President Trump has revealed the fragility of the electoral system — and shaken it.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/21/us/politics/trump-vote.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump Campaign Lawyers Step Up but Are Swiftly Knocked Down. The race to file lawsuits challenging the election results has forced lawyers into mistakes and uncomfortable court appearances.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/us/politics/trump-election-lawsuits.html
— Why the 2020 Election Makes It Hard to Be Optimistic About the Future – Paul Krugman (DIERSEN: What makes it hard for you to be optimistic about the future? For me, it is the ever-increasing invasion of hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters who hypocritically move in to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. I should write a book about such hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating hypocritical home buyers in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/opinion/coronavirus-climate.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How Trump Hopes to Use Party Machinery to Retain Control of the G.O.P. Ronna McDaniel, a close ally of President Trump, wants to remain head of the Republican National Committee, worrying party members who believe the president will try to use the group to keep control of the G.O.P.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/22/us/trump-gop-control.html
— The Contacts Of My Contacts Your bubble is bigger than you think it is – Farhad Manjoo (DIERSEN: My bubble is smaller because 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.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/opinion/sunday/covid-bubble-thanksgiving-family.html
— Racism Impoverishes the Whole Economy While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans. – Lisa D. Cook (DIERSEN: To hire, to retain, and to promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females, the Democrats who run the federal government have wasted many millions of dollars on me. To recruit, to retain, and to promote young minorities and young females, the following have wasted me: 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, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/business/racism-impoverishes-the-whole-economy.html
— When the Welcome Wagon Crashes – Ronda Kaysen (DIERSEN: During the last 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50+ years, what percent of those who have moved into your precinct, into your municipal district, into your municipality, into your county district, and into your county are Democrats? For my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, and DuPage County, I estimate it to be 80%.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/realestate/moving-during-covid.html
— Partners in Misinformation – Amy Qin, Vivian Wang and Danny Hakim (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://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/business/media/steve-bannon-china.html
— What Happened When a School District Banned Thin Blue Line Flags Some students in a mostly white New York suburb said the flag made them feel unsafe. Banning it prompted accusations of political bias. – Michael Gold (DIERSEN: In your municipality, in your township, and in your county, if you did something in support of law enforcement, how viciously would the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs destroy you?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/21/nyregion/police-flag-pelham-school-district.html
— This Addiction Treatment Works. Why Is It So Underused? An approach called contingency management rewards drug users with money and prizes for staying abstinent. But few programs offer it, in part because of moral objections to the concept. – Abby Goodnough (DIERSEN: I have never used an illegal drug and I never will. I give credit for that to a) my outstanding parents who had me baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran and who sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, b) my outstanding grandparents, c) my outstanding aunts, uncles, and the rest of my relatives, and d) my teachers and classmates at Trinity Lutheran and Hope Lutheran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/health/meth-addiction-treatment.html
— Many Employers Avoid Coronavirus Tests Over Cost, Not Availability A survey sheds light on why many companies aren’t testing workers. There is also “confusion and uncertainty as to how tests work,” a researcher said. – Noam Scheiber
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/business/virus-testing-companies.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The disinformation system that Trump unleashed will outlast him. Here’s what reality-based journalists must do about it.” According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/trump-disinformation-journalism-next-steps/2020/11/20/6a634378-2ac8-11eb-92b7-6ef17b3fe3b4_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— The Left’s ‘big-turnout’ myth and other commentary – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/11/21/the-lefts-big-turnout-myth-and-other-commentary/
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: In March, President Trump warned that expanding mail-in voting would mean “you’d never have a Republican elected” again. Yet this year’s election raises doubts: With a “record-high turnout,” the GOP “not only held its own” but “exceeded expectations at every level.” Joe Biden won “a comfortable victory” in the popular vote, but “the GOP’s resounding success in down-ballot races” dealt a “significant blow” to the myth that “a latent majoritarian mandate exists for the progressive agenda.”)

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE
— Nearly two-thirds of older Black Americans can’t afford to live alone without help – and it’s even tougher for Latinos – Jan Mutchler
https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/nearly-two-thirds-of-older-black-americans-cant-afford-to-live-alone-without-help-and/article_77f15e81-e5ff-5cac-bdfd-5fc8d380b6c6.html

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— ‘Racism needs to go to hell’: Black Lives Matter marchers
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Racism-needs-to-go-to-hell-Black-Lives-15745545.php

ATLANTA VOICE
— ‘Biden-Harris administration tasked with dismantling America’s history of hate’ – Stacy M. Brown
https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/election2020-brown-biden-harris-administration-tasked-with-dismantling-americas-history-of-hate/

MILWAUKEE COURIER
— Should Americans Be Embarrassed By Our Racism? After more than a decade of research, author Kathleen Brush, Ph.D. MBA confirms that the U.S. is the world’s least racist society
https://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2020/11/21/should-americans-be-embarrassed-by-our-racism/

NEWSWEEK
— AOC Attacks Double Standard After Accused Kenosha Shooter Rittenhouse’s Release – NATALIE COLAROSSI
https://www.newsweek.com/aoc-attacks-double-standard-after-accused-kenosha-shooter-rittenhouses-release-law-disorder-1549264

NATIONAL HERALD
— Americans voted for ‘change’ and a progressive agenda. I am very proud of the hard work put into electing Joe Biden… and let’s be clear: This election was not just a normal election between two candidates, writes Senator Bernie Sanders
https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/international/americans-above-wall-street

HISTORY NEWS NETWORK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater promotes hatred of conservatives.
https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/178320

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— Can Republicans Get Trump-Style Turnout Without Trump on the Ballot? – David Atkins
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/11/22/can-the-gop-get-trump-style-turnout-without-trump-on-the-ballot/

FRENCH DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to my critics/opponents, if a Republican candidate losses, it is because that candidate is too conservative.
https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/the-cultural-consequences-of-very

WBUR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s Futile Fight To Overturn Election Loss Breeds Turmoil, Risk.”
https://www.wbur.org/npr/937060717/trumps-futile-fight-to-overturn-election-loss-breeds-turmoil-risk

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 39% Do Not Think Trump Should Concede to Biden
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/61_think_trump_should_concede_to_biden

November 19 Morning Edition

ABC7
— 2020 election: Pres. Trump targets vote certification in late bid to block Joe Biden – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/vote-certification-donald-trump-joe-biden-2020-election/8094706/
— ComEd sends rejection letters after encouraging consumers to file spoiled food claims following August outages – Samantha Chatman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my 2011 decision to have a whole-house natural-gas-fired backup electric generator installed.)
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/comed-customers-receive-denial-letters-for-spoiled-food-claims-after-august-outages/8091040/

CBS2
— COVID-19 Causes Hospital Bed Shortage, But Temporary Care Facilities Have Been Dismantled – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/18/hospital-bed-shortage-chicago-covid-19-facilities-dismantled/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lockdown pols making ‘rules for thee but not for me’ should look to a mayor who didn’t ‘act big’ – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-politics-kass-20201119-xhjzzi46kfcbfa7kq2xal35wze-story.html
— With vote counting completed, Rep. Lauren Underwood declares victory. But Jim Oberweis wants a recount. – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-declares-victory-20201119-c3ey63dwzbdrxeeydmumfiiywe-story.html
— Two Michigan Republicans now want to rescind votes to certify Wayne County election, saying they relented under pressure – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-michigan-election-results-certification-20201119-ge7cjxm3h5c5nenvrbrntlklz4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago program adds social equity to holiday shopping list. The city’s Black Shop Friday effort will have more than 500 listings for shoppers eager to support Black-owned businesses. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/11/18/21573842/shop-black-friday-chicago-program-social-equity-holiday-shopping
— Democrat Lauren Underwood adds to margin, beats Republican Jim Oberweis by 5,377 votes in Illinois Congress race Oberweis will seek a recount, and if the numbers after a review confirm he lost, Oberweis “will do the right thing,” spokesman Travis Akin said. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/18/21574443/illinois-democrat-lauren-underwood-adds-to-margin-beats-republican-jim-oberweis-by-5377-votes
— ‘Buy Black’ no longer a cry in the wilderness – Mary Mitchell (DIERSEN: To buy Black is to not buy White, Hispanic, Asian, etc. To buy female is to not buy male. To buy from those who are younger is to not buy from those who are older. To buy from citizens of foreign countries is to not buy from citizens of America. To buy from etc. is to not buy from etc.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/18/21574338/buy-black-shop-friday-black-friday-no-longer-a-cry-in-the-wilderness
— Ousting Madigan not child’s play, but this ComEd bombshell could jolt Democrats to start acting like adults – Mark Brown (DIERSEN: Have you been ousted? In 2012, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois ousted me. In 2011, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) ousted me. In 2010 and 2004, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) posted me. In 2007, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) ousted me. In 2004, American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter (MC) ousted. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress how few of my fellow TAPROOT, WCC, MTRO, ICRC, and AAPC MC members came to my defense. In 1997, GAO ousted me. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress how few of my fellow GAO employees came to my defense.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/18/21574516/mike-madigan-comed-mcclain-doherty-pramaggiore-hooker-feds-speaker-democrats-probe

DAILY HERALD
— Schaumburg reduces size requirement, clarifies other rules for gambling cafes – Eric Peterson (DIERSEN: To encourage a person to gamble is to destroy that person.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20201118/schaumburg-reduces-size-requirement-clarifies-other-rules-for-gambling-cafes

WGN RADIO
— GOP canvassers again oppose certifying Detroit-area votes – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/gop-canvassers-again-oppose-certifying-detroit-area-votes/
— In light of new indictments, St. Rep. Stava-Murray (D-Naperville) confident Speaker Madigan won’t have votes to retain power
https://wgnradio.com/chicagos-afternoon-news/in-light-of-new-indictments-st-rep-stava-murray-d-naperville-confident-speaker-madigan-wont-have-votes-to-retain-power/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Protesters oppose resolution for law enforcement support County board sends document back to committee – Scott Marion (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have. Democrats see Blacks as being soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Protesters-oppose-8216-Blue-Lives-Matter-8217-15738214.php

PLATT COUNTY JOURNAL REPUBLICAN
— State’s presidential electors to meet Dec. 14 in Springfield amid pandemic – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.journal-republican.com/news/state-s-presidential-electors-to-meet-dec-14-in-springfield-amid-pandemic/article_c13260a0-29ef-11eb-aa61-0314f4190105.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports single-day record 937 cases Wednesday, 2 deaths, region’s positivity rate drops to 15.3% – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/19/dupage-county-reports-single-day-record-937-cases-wednesday-2-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-drops-to-15-3/awcd3z7/
— Downers Grove North students posted ‘violent, racist’ comments to social media – BOB RAKOW (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump-supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/18/breaking-downers-grove-north-students-posted-violent-racist-comments-to-social-media/atuv11l/

WSPY NEWS
— Kendall County Races Unchanged After Tuesday Counting Deadline – Ethan Kruger
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-races-unchanged-after-tuesday-counting-deadline/article_8ceca006-2a6e-11eb-9196-1742ad6d9dce.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Does Congress actually plan to rein in Big Tech companies? – KRISTINE FRAZAO (DIERSEN: Big Tech believes and acts like that it can and will destroy any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any country that it wants to.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/does-congress-actually-plan-to-reign-in-big-tech

NPR ILLINOIS
— How Biden Won: Ramping Up The Base And Expanding Margins In The Suburbs – DOMENICO MONTANARO and CONNIE HANZHANG JIN (DIERSEN: Democrats got votes in 2016, 2018 and 2020 by promoting hatred against Trump.)
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/18/935730100/how-biden-won-ramping-up-the-base-and-expanding-margins-in-the-suburbs

CHICAGO READER
— Lightfoot turns city’s infrastructure into weapons against protesters When election and racial justice protests rocked Chicago, the mayor used raised bridges and shutdown public transportation as crowd control measures, which harmed the city’s workers. – Maya Dukmasova
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/lightfoot-bridges-protest/Content?oid=84346254

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— If the Dems Are Smart, They’ll Draw Underwood a Better Map IL-14 was designed as a Republican “vote sink” to corral as many red votes as possible into a single district. Then, a promising young Democrat won it. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2015 gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/November-2020/Lauren-Underwood-Remap/

ONE ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters crow about their successes.
https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2020/11/17/immigrant-groups-tout-election-triumphs

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Nears Goal For New Headquarters The food pantry is working to transform an old parsonage into its new headquarters. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, and America will be a) handing out charity and/or b) collecting charity.)
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/glen-ellyn-food-pantry-nears-goal-new-headquarters

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Ideological Non-Sense and Hypocrisy of Leftists – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/the-ideological-non-sense-and-hypocrisy-of-leftists/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rusty Rudy Giuliani spells trouble for Trump legal fight – S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: How rusty are you? If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that a) my MBA from Loyola is 44 years old, b) my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt is 41 years old, c) my master’s degree in accounting from DePaul is 40 years old, d) my passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt is 39 years old, e) my becoming a licensed CPA is 39 years old, f) my master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT is 23 years old, g) my almost 9 years of experience working for IRS is 40 years old, and h) my almost 18 years of experience working for GAO is 23 years old.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/18/rudy-giuliani-rusty-bad-sign-trump-legal-fight/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann posed a routine question to the lead attorney for President Trump’s election challenge in Pennsylvania: What type of standard should the court use to evaluate the campaign’s claims of fraud in the Nov. 3 presidential election? “Normal one,” responded Rudolph W. Giuliani. Lawyers from coast to coast listening in on Tuesday’s pivotal election fraud hearing in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, cringed at the response from “America’s Mayor,” making his first argument in court in years as he tried to back up Mr. Trump’s claims that the election was stolen from him. There are only three types of standards for review: rational basis, intermediate, and strict scrutiny. Nowhere in law texts is a “normal” review found. At that moment, the trajectory of Mr. Trump’s legal assault on the ballot count came into grim relief and reaffirmed widespread skepticism that the lawsuits — or the legal team pursuing them — will succeed.)

BREITBART
— Scalise: Big Tech Conservative Censorship ‘Not a Mistake’ – TRENT BAKER (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to censure me for what I have done as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I would focus on a) present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.; b) present and past Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff, their campaign volunteers, etc.; and c) those who I have sued. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/18/scalise-big-tech-conservative-censorship-not-a-mistake/

BLAZE
— Biden’s proposed gun control plan could hit gun owners with $34 billion in taxes – Phil Shiver (DIERSEN: When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase. That forces Republicans to buy more and more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-tax-gun-owners-34-billion
— Joe Biden supports ‘immediately’ canceling some student loan debt, penalizing American taxpayers – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: Instead of taking out a student loan, I earned money to pay for my college expenses. I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; and worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970. The aforesaid enabled me to graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-canceling-student-loan-debt

DAILY SIGNAL
— Justice Alito Is Right, Again, on First Amendment – Lathan Watts
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/11/18/justice-alito-is-right-again-on-first-amendment/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Leftists Whine that Big Tech Hearing Spread ‘Misinformation’ – Kayla Sargent (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://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/kayla-sargent/2020/11/18/leftists-whine-big-tech-hearing-spread-misinformation

CHRISTIAN POST
— The increasing intolerance of the left must stop – Bill Connor (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will candidates be officially required to be the following to seek a government office or political office: anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestants, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.christianpost.com/voices/the-increasing-intolerance-of-the-left-must-stop.html

LIFE SITE NEWS
— The enormous evidence for why Pennsylvania doesn’t need a recount, but an entire new election. Evidence shows that hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania votes were lost, glitched, or illegally handled
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/why-pennsylvania-doesnt-need-a-recount-but-an-entire-new-election

EPOCH TIMES
— Wisconsin Elections Commission Agrees to Order Partial Recount After Trump Request – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/wisconsin-elections-commission-agrees-to-order-partial-recount-after-trump-request_3585511.html
— Georgia Recount Witnesses Saw Trump Votes Counted for Biden Affiants also swore to have seen suspiciously pristine, uncreased mail ballots, uniformly and perfectly filled out – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-recount-witnesses-saw-trump-votes-counted-for-biden-batches-of-suspicious-mail-ballots_3585027.html

THE HILL
— Kinzinger says that Trump is implementing a ‘loyalty purge’ – JORDAN WILLIAMS (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand a) loyalty to them and b) loyalty to them only. They focus on destroying those like me who a) refuse to glorify and praise them, b) refuse to pander to them, c) refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or d) refuse to give them money.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/526490-gop-lawmaker-trump-implementing-a-loyalty-purge-amid-firing-of-top

POLITICO
— Because Trump won’t concede, many conservatives have found they can’t be open about their plans to counter Biden’s agenda. Some have already faced blowback. – GABBY ORR
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/18/conservatives-biden-presidential-transition-437945
— ‘Confusion and chaos’: Republicans denounce Trump’s latest purge – ANDREW DESIDERIO and BURGESS EVERETT (DIERSEN: Have you been purged? In 2012, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois purged me. In 2011, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) purged me. In 2010 and 2004, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) purged me. In 2007, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) purged me. In 2004, American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter (MC) purged me. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress how few of my fellow TAPROOT, WCC, MTRO, ICRC, and AAPC MC members came to my defense. In 1997, GAO purged me. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress how few of my fellow GAO employees came to my defense.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/18/republicans-denounce-trump-krebs-cybersecurity-437716
— Could GOP states ignore voters and send Trump delegates to the Electoral College? It’s unlikely. Here’s how the byzantine body really works. – ZACH MONTELLARO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/19/how-electoral-college-works-437749

HUFFINGTON POST
— Republicans Confirm Another One Of Trump’s Unqualified Court Picks Kathryn Kimball Mizelle has been practicing law only since 2012 and has never tried a case. The Senate made her a lifetime federal judge anyway. – Jennifer Bendery (DIERSEN: What are your qualifications? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned my qualifications.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/senate-republicans-confirm-unqualified-trump-judge_n_5fb5c948c5b6f00bd84d4827

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “World braced for more bombshells from furious Donald Trump after election defeat.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/world/donald-trump-foreign-policy-election-intl/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why Charges Against Protesters Are Being Dismissed by the Thousands. Prosecutors declined to pursue many of the cases because they concluded the protesters were exercising their basic civil rights. – Neil MacFarquhar (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrat prosecutors proclaim that vandalizing, looting, rioting, burning things, and other crimes are a “basic civil right” that Democrats have? Ever-increasingly, Republicans are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/us/protests-lawsuits-arrests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly Democrats call Republicans racists.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/18/us/joe-biden-trump-updates#gop-faces-outcry-in-michigan-after-refusing-to-certify-vote-you-could-see-the-racism

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Do we dare call Donald Trump a treasonous president?”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/17/trump-undermines-national-welfare-treason-column/6302922002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “More Americans happy Donald Trump lost than are happy Joe Biden won.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/18/more-people-happy-trumps-loss-than-joe-bidens-win-poll-shows/6339217002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— In Minnesota and Beyond, ‘Defund the Police’ Weighed on Democrats. Republicans found success in local and congressional races by turning progressive slogans into political weapons. – Kris Maher and John McCormick (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats use slogans like “Get Rid of Laws Enforcement Officers” and “Get Rid of Trump Supporters” and “Get Rid of Conservatives” and “Get Rid of Patriotic People” and “Get Rid of Republicans” and “Get Rid of Americans” and “Get Rid of Whites” and “Get Rid of men” and “Get Rid of Older People” and “Get Rid of Heterosexuals” and “Get Rid of Married People” and “Get Rid of Non-Poor People” and “Get Rid of Gun Owners” and “Get Rid of Draft Avoiders Except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton” and “Get Rid of Christians” and “Get Rid of Protestants” and “Get Rid of Italian Americans” and “Get Rid of German Americans” and “Get Rid of Those Whose Ancestors Have Been In America For a Long Time?”)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-minnesota-and-beyond-defund-the-police-weighed-on-democrats-11605700803
— GM to Sell Car Insurance, Using Data on Your Driving to Set Prices The Detroit auto maker aims to leverage the reams of data generated by its cars to establish an auto-insurance business – Mike Colias (DIERSEN: Because I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, a) I drive very few miles, b) I rarely drive at night or if the weather is bad, and c) I never drive in high-crime areas. This year, I drove my 1972 Chevy Corvette less than a mile, my 1996 Thunderbird LX only 23 miles, my 2005 Chevy Corvette only 16 miles, my 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max only 25 miles, my 2016 Ford Mustang only 48 miles, and my 2019 Ford Escape Titanium only 283 miles. My wife and I drove our 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS only about 2,200 miles. All the aforesaid are garaged except the Escape and Cavalier.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-wants-to-not-only-sell-cars-but-insure-them-too-11605708000
— Happy Birthday, Joe. Here’s to good health, but a 78-year-old leader should be more transparent. Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, pressure mounts to get rid of older people, and especially to get rid of older people who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/happy-birthday-joe-11605740244
— Legal Drugs Are Fashionable—and Treacherous for Children. When kids have to be put in foster care, parental substance abuse is usually the underlying reason. – Naomi Schaefer Riley and John Walters
https://www.wsj.com/articles/legal-drugs-are-fashionableand-treacherous-for-children-11605722904

FORBES
— New Documentary Airing Tonight Explores Black America’s Fraught Relationship With Marijuana – Joan Oleck (DIERSEN: I have never used pot and I never will. If I had used pot, I would not have been able to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. The Post Office would not have hired me when I was 18. Firestone Stores would not have hired me when I was 21. Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job when I was 22. IRS would not have hired me when I was 22 or promoted me when I was 23, 24, and 25. GAO would not have hired me when I was 31 or promoted me when I was 38.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joanoleck/2020/11/18/new-documentary-airing-tonight-explores-black-americas-fraught-relationship-with-marijuana/

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Trusting Your Local Newspaper Keeps Information Alive at the Source – Barbara Peters Smith (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that no one should trust me. I should write a book about critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/trusting-your-local-newspaper-keeps-information-alive-at-the-source,178701?newsletter=178707

November 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 8,922 new coronavirus cases, 140 deaths; Tier 3 restrictions announced by Gov. Pritzker
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-8922-new-covid-19-cases-140-deaths/8063815/
— United States surpasses 250k confirmed COVID-19 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/united-states-surpasses-250k-confirmed-covid-19-deaths/8069630/
— Giuliani returns to the courtroom on behalf of Pres. Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/giuliani-returns-to-the-courtroom-on-trumps-behalf/8065994/

NBC5
— Trump Campaign Requests Partial Wisconsin Recount, Deposits $3 Million to Challenge Biden Victory – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-campaign-filing-for-partial-wisconsin-recount-deposits-3-million-to-challenge-biden-victory/2374450/
— Illinois Reports 8,922 New Coronavirus Cases, Lifting Statewide Total to Over 600K, and 140 Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-8922-new-coronavirus-cases-and-140-deaths/2374584/
— The 2020 Election Shows Gen Z’s Voting Power for Years to Come. 65% of young voters voted for President-elect Joe Biden. – Abigail Hess (DIERSEN: To vote for Democrats is to shout that you are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/the-2020-election-shows-gen-zs-voting-power-for-years-to-come/2374680/

CBS2
— President Donald Trump Pursues Recount Of 2 Liberal Wisconsin Counties (DIERSEN: How liberal is your county? How are conservatives treated in your county?)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/18/president-donald-trump-pursues-recount-of-2-liberal-wisconsin-counties/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump campaign files for vote recount in Milwaukee, Dane counties – Jason Calvi
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-faces-wednesday-deadline-for-wisconsin-recount
— More uncounted votes found in 2 Georgia counties as election audit nears deadline
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/more-uncounted-votes-found-in-2-georgia-counties-as-election-audit-nears-deadline

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan confidant and ex-ComEd CEO among those charged with bribery. Named in the indictment are Madigan friend Michael McClain, ex-ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, former ComEd lobbyist John Hooker and Jay Doherty, the ex-president of the City Club. – Steve Warmbir
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/11/18/21574312/michael-madigan-confidant-michael-mcclain-ex-comed-ceo-among-those-charged-bribery
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The next step is to start ignoring Trump altogether. The man is actively delusional; he’s a textbook case of malignant narcissism.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/18/21574100/gene-lyons-donald-trump

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger says GOP ‘waiting’ for Trump to accept results – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-gop-wait-trump-lightfoot-budget-steve-atlas-spin-20201118-4tyyfngnq5anvjge4aa3jemqmu-story.html
— Illinois Republicans, this could be our moment – BLAINE WILHOUR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-republicans-wilhour-20201118-ng34knkylzbsjjw3mhmc4vfw2u-story.html
— COVID-19 now third-leading cause of death in Illinois, officials say, as toll surpasses 11,000 – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-deaths-20201118-5xrq3ukizrd37e3mhg6wrvcrzy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Statistical dead heat’: With 75-vote difference, DuPage auditor race could go to recount – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201118/statistical-dead-heat-with-75-vote-difference-dupage-auditor-race-could-go-to-recount-
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Anything with big numbers, whether it’s processing checks here at the county or counting votes, there is no system that’s perfect,” Grogan said. “There’s always going to be an error rate, and so we’re just going to go and check out and see if there were errors that constitute more than one one-hundredth of a percent, which is what I lost by.” Grogan could request a so-called discovery recount of ballots in up to 25% of the precincts countywide. The partial recount is conducted to help candidates determine if there are enough discrepancies to seek a court order for a complete recount. . .”I read numbers and understand trends, and it was by the end of election night … a statistical dead heat,” Grogan said. Grogan, a licensed CPA and the president of the Illinois Association of County Auditors, said he’s heard from election lawyers and elected officials from around the state offering to help with a recount process. “I’m both gratified for the people that did support me, and I am gratified for having at least the 12 years to serve,” he said. “And if certain stars align in other ways, if I get to continue to serve, that will be another blessing on top of that.” . . . “I had a lot of crossover votes,” he said. “I got substantially more votes than my party’s top of the ticket, so, I mean I think that appeal was real.” Grogan would have until Nov. 30 to request a discovery recount. Newly elected countywide officials are scheduled to take their seats Dec. 1.)
— ‘It means we’re in bad shape’: Illinois surpasses 11,000 COVID-19 deaths, 600,000 infections – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201118/it-means-were-in-bad-shape-illinois-surpasses-11000-covid-19-deaths-600000-infections
— Illinois delegates urge GSA to recognize Biden as president-elect – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201118/illinois-delegates-urge-gsa-to-recognize-biden-as-president-elect
— Court consolidates lawsuits challenging COVID-19 dining ban – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201118/court-consolidates-lawsuits-challenging-covid-19-dining-ban–
— Democrats see huge gains in Lake County government now that all the votes are counted – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201117/democrats-see-huge-gains-in-lake-county-government-now-that-all-the-votes-are-counted
— A look at Trump’s long-shot legal challenges – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201118/news/311189905/
— In court, Giuliani argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201117/news/311179966/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Ex-ComEd CEO, Madigan associates indicted In addition to former utility chief Anne Pramaggiore, defendants in the federal bribery case include former ComEd lobbyist Michael McClain and former City Club President Jay Doherty. – STEVE DANIELS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/ex-comed-ceo-madigan-associates-indicted

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— What’s the hold-up on FOID-card approvals? – Scott Reader
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-whats-the-hold-up-on-foid-card-approvals/article_6ff65ddc-efd9-5307-92e5-4592caa89266.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Republicans win six of the seven Boone County Board seats – Shaquil Manigault
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/2020/11/18/republicans-win-most-boone-county-board-seats/3769871001/

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Final Election Results: 2020 Election in DeKalb County
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/11/02/final-election-results-2020-election-in-dekalb-county/avbpru/
— Pot, betting revenues no match for gaping budget holes – Scott T. Holla
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/11/17/eye-on-illinois-pot-betting-revenues-no-match-for-gaping-budget-holes/abwszb/

WOODSTOCK INDEPENDENT
— MAILED VOTES BOOST LOCAL DEMOCRATS – Larry Lough
https://www.thewoodstockindependent.com/2020/11/mailed-votes-boost-local-democrats/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump-friendly Newsmax seeks to cut into Fox’s viewership – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-friendly-newsmax-a-sudden-competitor-to-fox-news/

MEDILL REPORTS
— UIC College of Social Work quashes police abolition discussions as national debate grows – Michael Murney
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/uic-college-of-social-work-quashes-police-abolition-discussions-as-national-debate-grows/

WILLIAN J KELLY
— SJ-R Columnist Bernie Schoenburg Terminated After Defamation Suit Threat
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/#sj-r-columnist-bernie-schoenburg-terminated-after-defamation-suit-threat

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Madigan Confidant, Franks’ Maximum Com Ed Contributor, Other Com Ed-Connected Folks Indicted
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/18/madigan-confidant-franks-maximum-com-ed-contributor-other-com-ed-connected-folks-indicted/
— Only One Coronavirus Case at McHenry County Jail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/18/only-one-coronavirus-case-ar-mchenry-county-jail/
— County Board Member Chuck Wheeler Visitation Thursday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/18/chuck-wheeler-visitation-thursday/
— Final McHenry County Vote Results Show No Changes, Republican Mike Buehler Beats Jack Franks by Over 9,000 Votes, Democrats Increase Proportion on County Board to One-Third
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/18/final-mchenry-county-vote-results-show-no-changes-republican-mike-buehler-wins-by-over-9000-votes-democrats-increase-proporation-on-county-board-to-one-third/
— Termination of Chris Krebs and Lauren Underwood Reaction
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/18/krebs111820/
— McHenry Jury Trials Suspended, Remote Orders of Protection Available
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/17/mchenry-jury-trials-suspended-remote-orders-of-protection-available/
— From the Desk of John Lopez: Raja Krishnamoorthi Should be Appointed to a Tammy Duckworth Vacancy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/17/raja111720/
— IL-14: Why the Rush for Jim Oberweis to Concede?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/17/oberweis111720/
— Promise That Jack Franks Did Not Keep
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/17/message-of-the-day-promises/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRITZKER IMPOSES NEW COVID MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE FRIDAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/pritzker-imposes-new-covid-mitigation-requirements-effective-friday-.html
— REP. SOSNOWSKI QUESTIONS PRITZKER’S LATEST COVID MITIGATION RESTRICTIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/rep-sosnowski-questions-pritzkers-latest-covid-mitigation-restrictions.html
— BECKMAN: JOE SAYS “COME TOGETHER.” HIS SUPPORTERS BEG TO DIFFER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/beckman-joe-says-come-together-his-supporters-beg-to-differ.html
— REP. BLAINE WILHOUR: ARE ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS READY TO PROVIDE THE LEADERSHIP VOTERS DEMAND?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/rep-blaine-wilhour-are-illinois-republicans-ready-to-provide-the-leadership-voters-demand.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McClain, Pramaggiore, Hooker and Doherty indicted by feds
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/18/mcclain-pramaggiore-hooker-and-doherty-indicted-by-feds/
— Illinois COVID-19 death rate in rural counties is now twice as high as metro areas
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/18/illinois-covid-19-death-rate-in-rural-counties-is-now-twice-as-high-as-metro-areas/
— 8,922 new confirmed and probable cases, 140 additional deaths, 5,953 hospitalized, 1,146 in ICU, 11.9 percent case positivity rate, 14.2 percent test positivity rate, Illinois surpasses 11,000 deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/18/8922-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-140-additional-deaths-5953-hospitalized-1146-in-icu-119-percent-case-positivity-rate-142-percent-test-positivity-rate-illinois-surpasses-11000-deaths/
— What are your Thanksgiving gathering plans, if any? (DIERSEN: As usual, I will spend 10+ hours putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email in the morning and in the evening.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/18/question-of-the-day-3176/

EPOCH TIMES
— Georgia Monitor Catches 9,626-Vote Error in Hand Recount – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-monitor-catches-9626-vote-error-in-hand-recount_3584168.html

THE HILL
— Obama-Trump swing counties largely stuck with the president – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/526557-obama-trump-swing-counties-largely-stuck-with-the-president

NEW YORK TIMES
— New York City to Close Public Schools Again as Virus Cases Rise In a big setback for the city’s recovery, the schools chancellor, Richard Carranza, said the nation’s largest district would return to all-remote learning. – Eliza Shapiro
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/nyregion/nyc-schools-covid.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/11/michelle-obama-shreds-trump-racist-lies-scathing-instagram-post/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS

— Election information I will be providing the Republican voters in my precinct – Dave Diersen

http://www.gopillinois.com

OFFICEREPUBLICAN CANDIDATEPRECINCT 9%MILTON TOWNSHIP%DUPAGE COUNTY%WON
U.S. President/Vice PresidentDonald Trump/Mike Pence1573626,0803919361140?
U.S. SenateMark Curran19343285894219675941NO
U.S. RepresentativeJeanne Ives1864227554449065644NO
Illinois RepresentativeAmy Grant2195114544553234952YES
DuPage State’s AttorneyRobert Berlin33010049516100351749100YES
DuPage Circuit Court ClerkChristopher Kachiroubas22954336075222941149NO
DuPage County AuditorRobert Grogan23655342475323304650?
DuPage CoronerRichard Jorgensen24357349685423480951YES
DuPage RecorderBabette Holder Youngberg21651323935121890348NO
DuPage County BoardTim Elliott2295431356523826350NO
DuPage Forest Preserve CommissionerTim Whelan2285331140523812350NO
DuPage Circuit Court JudgeAnn Celine Walsh23155340155323350150YES
DuPage Circuit Court JudgeMonique O’Toole22654342115323408951YES
DuPage Circuit Court JudgeJames McCluskey22152321365021849547NO
DuPage Circuit Court JudgeRichard Felice22754335755223266050YES


MILTON TOWNSHIP PRECINCTS WITH OVER 86.00 % turnout:

% TURNOUT   PRECINCT    PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN
87.41               13                   Vacant
87.11               85                   Sara Starke
86.95               75                   Bob Larsen
86.69                 7                   Russell Stock
86.30               99                   John Zaruba
86.21               69                   Vacant
86.02                 9                   Dave Diersen
86.02               39                   Bobby Joe Slinger

WINNERS OF MILTON TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION SLATING:

Milton Township Supervisor
John Monino

Milton Township Clerk
Yadav Nathwani

Milton Township Assessor
Chris LeVan

Milton Highway Commissioner
Gary Muehlfelt

Milton Township Trustees
Jeff Castle
Drew Ellis
Dan Milinko
Joe Soto

November 17 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 10,631 new coronavirus cases, 72 deaths State passes 9M COVID-19 tests since pandemic began
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-10631-new-covid-19-cases-72-deaths/7985183/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: IL reports $285M wagered on sports bets in September Sports betting has generated about $3 million in tax revenue for Illinois in its first 3 full months (DIERSEN: Government should not promote vices.)
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/il-reports-$285m-in-september-sport-bets/7990988/
— Chicago cannabis sales help avert city layoffs under new 2021 budget agreement (DIERSEN: Government should not promote vices.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/cannabis-sales-to-be-used-to-protect-city-jobs/7960609/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 10,631 New Coronavirus Cases, 72 Additional Deaths Sunday Illinois has now reported over 9 million coronavirus tests
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-10631-new-coronavirus-cases-72-additional-deaths-sunday/2372138/
— What Mandate? Biden’s Agenda Faces a Divided Congress – Lisa Mascaro (DIERSEN: From what I see, in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton, Democrats and RINOs perceive that they have a mandate to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How soon, if not already, will Democrats and RINOs in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton officially banish the aforesaid?)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-mandate-bidens-agenda-faces-a-divided-congress/2372237/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As surging COVID-19 cases collide with Thanksgiving food shopping, city warns of a crackdown on crowds at grocery stores – ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-grocers-holiday-crowds-covid-surge-20201113-2qymtlca3jfyhlrapefphrrgvi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those a) who encourage those who do not speak English to come to America and b) who discourage them from learning English?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-life-coronavirus-english-second-language-spanish-speaking-patients-20201115-qi26k6ixnjejhoe4umnkh6bn3y-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Democratic Party not ready to yank the chair from under Madigan. The 36 men and women who technically have the power to end the party reign of the powerful but beleaguered Southwest Side Democrat are not exactly grabbing pitchforks and storming the castle. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/15/21564267/democratic-party-madigan-chairman-leadership-comed-durbin-pritzker-duckworth-election
— Statewide COVID-19 outbreak continues with 10,631 new cases Sunday
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/15/21566052/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— ‘Dreamer’ protections to be reinstated by Joe Biden on day one: Incoming Chief of Staff Ron Klain “We’re going to protect the Dreamers on day one,” Klain said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Democrats illegally encourage illegal immigration because Illegals will vote for Democrats. RINOs illegally encourage illegal immigration because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/15/21566075/dreamer-protections-reinstated-president-joe-biden-immigration
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Underwood’s health care message topped Oberweis effort to link her to violence.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/15/21564618/laura-washington-lauren-underwood-jim-oberweis-election-14th-district

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— New faces, same makeup on Illinois Supreme Court – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-new-faces-same-makeup-on-illinois-supreme-court/article_49e91576-31c3-5125-bd40-c9aba4cdf343.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump says ‘ANTIFA SCUM’ attacked supporters at DC rallies
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/video-trump-supporters-attacked-while-leaving-rally-in-dc

NPR ILLINOIS
— Restaurants And Bars Top List Of COVID-19 Exposure Locations In Sangamon County – MARY HANSEN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/restaurants-and-bars-top-list-covid-19-exposure-locations-sangamon-county#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats a) glorify and praise marches that promote the Democrat Party platform and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn marches that promote the Republican Party platform.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/march-without-millions-still-worrying-sign-nation-divided#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Looking at Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/15/looking-at-coronavirus/
— Pritzker Offers Pessimistic Five Year Financial Projection
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/14/pritzker-offers-pessimistic-five-year-financial-projection/
— Hubris Shot Down by State Board of Elections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/14/hubris111420/
— State Republican Party Recognizes Chuck Wheeler as “Republican of the Week”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/14/state-republican-party-recognizes-chuck-wheeler-as-republican-of-the-week/
— Is Abortion the Issue Prying Latinos from Democrats?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/14/is-abortion-the-issue-prying-latinos-from-democrats/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gov. Pritzker Sent State “COVID” Police To Edgar County Friday – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/11/video-gov-pritzker-sent-state-covid-police-to-edgar-county-friday/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Adapt or die’: Republicans embrace ballot harvesting – Seth McLaughlin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs drag everyone down.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/15/republicans-embrace-ballot-harvesting-michelle-ste/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois reports $285 million in September sport bets – AP (DIERSEN: Government should not promote vices.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/15/illinois-reports-285-million-in-september-sport-be/
— Demand on Biden: Hispanic group insists on Latino quota in his Cabinet – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs insist that the demographics of government and political leaders reflect the demographics of the voters. What percent of those in your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, county district, county, and Illinois are White, Hispanic, Black, Asian, or other, are male or female, are heterosexual or LGBTQ, are young, middle age, or old, are married or not married, are home owners or renters, have a college degree or do not have a college degree, have a professional certification and/or license or do not have a professional certification or license, are of English, French, German, Greek, Indian, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Scottish, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss, or other national origin, are employed, self-employed, unemployed, or retired, have dependents or do not have dependents, have health problems or do not have health problems, have financial problems or do not have financial problems, are liberal, moderate, or conservative, are Democrat Libertarian, Green, or Independent, are Trump-supporters or Trump-haters, are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic, or other religion, have lived in their current residence 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35+ years, have ancestors who have been in America 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170+ years, are in America legally or illegally, are drinkers or not drinker, are gamblers or not gamblers, are pot smokers or not pot smokers, etc.?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/15/demand-biden-hispanic-group-insists-latino-quota-h/

FEDERALIST
— The Media’s Reflex To Blame Trump For Its Own Failures Has Strengthened – Emily Jashinsky (DIERSEN: The Democrat news media exists to elect Democrats and defeat Republicans. Which Republican candidates on the ballot in your precinct lost? On who/what does the Democrat news media blame those losses? The Democrat news media wants the Republican Party to dump voters, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/15/the-medias-reflex-to-blame-trump-for-its-own-failures-has-strengthened/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Democrats held Facebook “Troll Party” to harass conservatives on Parler Nothing says “unity” like snark and insults! – Leslie Eastman
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/11/democrats-held-facebook-troll-party-to-harass-conservatives-on-parler/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump lost at the ballot box. His legal challenges aren’t going any better.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-election-legal-challenges/2020/11/14/904fbd04-25e2-11eb-a688-5298ad5d580a_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani claims presidential election will be ‘overturned’ – Ebony Bowden
https://nypost.com/2020/11/15/giuliani-claims-election-will-be-overturned-without-evidence/
— Democratic Socialists endorse 6 candidates in bid to run NYC Council – Carl Campanile (DIERSEN: Which offices will be on the April 6, 2021 ballot in your precinct? Which candidates will run for those offices? What endorsements will those candidates seek?)
https://nypost.com/2020/11/14/democratic-socialists-endorse-6-candidates-for-nyc-council/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Allies Explored Buyout of Newsmax TV as Fox News Alternative – Benjamin Mullin, Juliet Chung, Keach Hagey and Rebecca Ballhaus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-allies-explored-buyout-of-newsmax-tv-as-fox-news-alternative-11605464737
— Elon Musk Says He Tested Positive for Covid-19 Long skeptical about virus severity, CEO raises new questions about testing – Robert Wall and Heather Somerville
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-says-he-tested-both-positive-and-negative-for-covid-19-11605251724

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ, their operatives, and their dupes promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/11/nearing-end-donald-trumps-tabloid-presidency-will-america-correct-course/