May 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL COVED Update: 1,729 COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths reported
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1729-covid-cases-22-deaths/10598754/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois’ COVID-19 infection rate dips to lowest level since March. The state’s COVID-19 infection rate on Saturday dropped to the lowest it’s been in six weeks as the state prepares to continue easing restrictions. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/5/8/22426605/illinois-covid-19-infection-rate-dips-to-lowest-level-since-march

DAILY HERALD
— Where suburban lawmakers hold sway under the state Capitol dome – JJ Bullock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210508/where-suburban-lawmakers-hold-sway-under-the-state-capitol-dome
— GOP delegates in Virginia to choose nominee for governor – AP
(DIERSEN: In Illinois, what if elected Republican township, ward, and precinct committeemen, instead of Republican primary voters, chose the party’s candidates?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210508/news/305089915/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tens of thousands of Virginia Republicans, sometimes waiting in long lines of cars, cast ballots Saturday to choose nominees for governor and other statewide offices at a drive-thru nominating convention. The Republican Party held what it’s calling an ‘unassembled convention’ on Saturday to select its nominees in this year’s race for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Republicans haven’t won a statewide race in Virginia since 2009. Because pandemic restrictions ban mass gatherings, delegates are casting ballots at nearly 40 polling sites across the state. More than 53,000 Virginians successfully pre-registered as delegates. GOP officials rejected applications from roughly 700 would-be delegates. Virginia is the only state with an open-seat gubernatorial contest this year, and the race will be closely watched as an early indicator of party strength heading into the 2022 congressional elections.)

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses Cheney to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/kevin-mcdermott/mcdermott-ousting-cheney-for-defying-trumps-lies-completes-the-gops-surrender/article_492abf58-aee3-519b-8c0f-0f291866dddd.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/black-americans-and-racist-architecture-homeownership#stream/0

CITY OF WHEATON
— REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS
https://www.wheaton.il.us/DocumentCenter/View/1891/Updated-Sex-Offender-Poster-PDF

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to relaunch MAGA rallies, senior adviser says. Former president to hit the stump to campaign with 2022 Republican midterm candidates. – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/8/trump-relaunch-make-america-great-again-rallies-se/

GOPUSA
— Biden Administration Flies Illegal Aliens Cross-Country: TSA Explains How
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109995
— Black Lives Matter, The Democrat Party, And Their Media Have Imposed Mob Rule
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109986
— White House Press Secretary Admits Telling Biden ‘Don’t Take Questions’ From The Media
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. who have been the most successful in turning Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct against me.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110025

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Imports Replacement Migrants as Current Migrants Go Homeless – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/08/joe-biden-imports-more-migrants-as-current-migrants-go-homeless/
— Establishment Media Still Fixated on Donald Trump Four Months After Office – WENDELL HUSEBO
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/05/08/establishment-media-still-fixated-on-donald-trump-four-months-after-office/

BLAZE
— Lindsey Graham blasts corporations that bow down to leftist woke intimidation: ‘Have you lost your mind?’ – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/lindsey-graham-woke-corporations

DAILY CALLER
— Survey: Nearly Half Of Voters Oppose Facebook’s Trump Ban – ASHLEY CARNAHAN
(DIERSEN: I should survey voters in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct to see what percent favor/oppose those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that ban me and ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/08/survey-voters-oppose-facebook-trump-ban/

DAILY WIRE
— Democrats Earmark Millions Of Dollars To Fund ‘Woke’ Pet Projects – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrats-earmark-millions-of-dollars-to-fund-woke-pet-projects

NEWS BUSTERS
— Rasmussen: 59% of Voters Say Social Media Operators Are Politically Biased – Craig Bannister
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/craig-bannister/2021/05/07/shock-rasmussen-59-voters-say-social-media-operators
— Another One Bites the Dust: LifeSiteNews Says Facebook Deleted Page – Kayla Sargent
(DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want Facebook to delete my page.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/kayla-sargent/2021/05/07/update-another-one-bites-dust-lifesitenews-says-facebook

WASHINGTON POST
— Liz Cheney’s months-long effort to turn Republicans from Trump threatens her reelection and ambitions. She says it’s only beginning. – Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Dan Lamothe
(DIERSEN: By logical extension, the goal of every Kinzinger-supporter has to be getting rid of everyone in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and my precinct, including me, who they cannot turn into Trump-haters.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cheney-trump-mccarthy-republicans/2021/05/08/12e6c41e-adcf-11eb-acd3-24b44a57093a_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Black people must demand change from progressives failing on gun violence – Gianno Caldwell
https://nypost.com/2021/05/08/black-people-must-demand-gun-violence-reform-from-progressives/

April 27 Evening Edition

NBC5
— OUTRAGEOUS: Americans Support Biden’s Spending and Want Him to Spend More, Polls Show – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/americans-support-bidens-spending-and-want-him-to-spend-more-polls-show/2496274/
— Biden to Propose Free Preschool, a $200B Investment. The new details are part of Biden’s $1 trillion-plus package focused on so-called human infrastructure. – Lisa Mascaro and Josh Boak
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/biden-to-propose-free-preschool-a-200b-investment/2496633/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker chastises GOP for failing to collaborate on new legislative maps and cheers census data showing smaller population loss than many feared – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-redistricting-pritzker-20210427-d4o2soxc4rhqlnw5jsq4upperm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-evanston-slavery-reparations-housing-ta-nehisi-coates-page-20210427-33fp6rqrrfaundibj22gzpedvu-story.html
— Pritzker to follow CDC’s lead on easing mask guidelines | Chicago looking at ‘Vax Pass’ | Governor signs into law bill aimed at closing racial disparities in health care – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-prizker-mask-easing-guidelines-following-cdc-abby-witt-tapped-democrats-spin-20210427-fvommzxdm5cqfl5nlrq7wh3tgm-story.html
— Part victory lap, Part sales job: President Biden to address a joint session of Congress. Here’s what we expect him to say. – MICHAEL D. SHEAR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-biden-congress-address-20210427-i352dzzypjbjncbtozlib3xwai-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Where’s Caitlyn? So far, Jenner’s campaign is virtual. Jenner’s written statement last week that she would enter a likely recall election that could oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom generated international publicity. But so far the political newcomer’s campaign exists in the virtual realm, a string of tweets and vaguely worded posts with no specifics about what she might do if elected. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/4/27/22406647/caitlyn-jenners-campaign-so-far-virtual

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s top doctor teases vaccine passport for events. Those vaccinated against COVID-19 may get special access to concerts under a new program, which could start next month. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/chicagos-top-doctor-teases-vaccine-passport-events

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Democrats want to start race war – Michael Reagan
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/michael-reagan-democrats-want-to-start-race-war/article_b37b12e0-160c-5b63-a0e4-3e81eeb13c87.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gov. JB Pritzker signs sweeping health care equity reform bill – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/04/27/pritzker-signs-transformative-health-care-equity-bill-into-law/4856711001/

WEDNESDAY JOURNAL
— Conservative site seeking to fill news void invites suspicion. West Cook News makes known its partisan edge, but largely abandons journalistic tools in local coverage. – Michael Romain
(DIERSEN: The mainstream news media serves as an arm of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties.)
https://www.oakpark.com/2021/04/27/conservative-site-seeking-to-fill-news-void-invites-suspicion/

WAND
— Smoke pot? Can’t buy a gun – Doug Wolfe
https://www.wandtv.com/news/smoke-pot-cant-buy-a-gun/article_54eea538-a795-11eb-8617-1b36541abdd5.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Southern Illinois judge rules FOID card unconstitutional
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/27/southern-illinois-judge-rules-foid-card-unconstitutional/
— Pritzker mischaracterizes his own 2018 remap veto pledge, also claims 2011 remap had a “very strong leaning toward fairness”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/27/pritzker-mischaracterizes-his-own-2018-remap-veto-pledge-also-claims-2011-remap-had-a-very-strong-leaning-toward-fairness/
— 2,556 new confirmed and probable cases; 23 additional deaths; 2,180 hospitalized; 502 in ICU; 3.5 percent average case positivity rate; 4.1 percent average test positivity rate; 105,757 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/27/2556-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-23-additional-deaths-2180-hospitalized-502-in-icu-35-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-41-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-105757-average-daily-doses/
— Pritzker signs fourth Black Caucus “pillar” into law
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/27/pritzker-signs-fourth-black-caucus-pillar-into-law/
— Abby Witt named new DPI executive director
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/27/abby-witt-named-new-dpi-executive-director/

GOPUSA
— Woke Democrats Broke American Cities
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109446

DAILY SIGNAL
— Wealthiest Cities in Bluest States Reap Windfall From Democrats’ COVID-19 ‘Stimulus’ – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/04/26/wealthiest-cities-in-bluest-states-reap-windfall-from-democrats-covid-19-stimulus/

FEDERALIST
— The Derek Chauvin Verdict Is More Evidence America Isn’t Systemically Racist That the U.S. justice system punished Derek Chauvin shows both the promise of America and the hollowness of critical race theory. – Kyle Sammin
https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/27/the-derek-chauvin-verdict-is-more-evidence-america-isnt-systemically-racist/

NEW AMERICAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: I should write a book about fiscal conservatives who destroy social conservatives.
https://thenewamerican.com/gop-seeks-return-to-fiscal-conservatism-laments-bases-focus-on-culture-war-issues/

THE HILL
— Republicans embrace Trump in effort to reclaim Senate – JARED GANS AND REID WILSON

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/550550-republicans-embrace-trump-in-effort-to-reclaim-senate

— Hundreds of businesses sign on to support LGBTQ rights legislation – MYCHAEL SCHNELL (DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family.)
https://thehill.com/regulation/lobbying/550455-hundreds-of-businesses-sign-on-to-support-lgbtq-rights-legislation
— Trump swipes at Cheney amid House GOP spat – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/550590-trump-swipes-at-cheney-amid-house-gop-spat

ROLL CALL
— Census results start wave of litigation over new maps. Rushed redistricting process looms ahead of 2022 midterms. – Michael Macagnone
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/04/27/census-results-start-wave-of-litigation-over-new-maps/

ABC NEWS
— Republicans face identity crises from within own ranks: The Note. There’s continued disagreement over Trump’s role in determining the GOP’s future. – Rick Klein, Averi Harper, and Kendall Karson
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want to dump those like me who do not share their hatred of Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. 26,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/republicans-face-identity-crises-ranks-note/story?id=77323767

WASHINGTON POST
— Wheaton: For evangelical leader Jamie Aten, advocating for vaccines led to a death threat – Bob Smietana
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/for-evangelical-leader-jamie-aten-advocating-for-vaccines-led-to-a-death-threat/2021/04/27/ce95acbe-a7a5-11eb-a8a7-5f45ddcdf364_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Aten, executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College, began to urge his fellow evangelicals to get vaccinated, however, things got ugly. “How’s your Monday going?” he tweeted on April 27. “Mine started with having to file a police report in response to the increasing number of threats I’m getting for encouraging white evangelicals to get vaccinated against COVID-19.” Aten, who teaches at an evangelical college and identifies as an evangelical, told Religion News Service he’d filed a report with the sheriff’s office in DuPage County, Illinois, where he lives, after getting an email claiming his work on vaccines was “punishable by death.” The email was part of a pattern of emails and calls from people angry about Aten’s work helping Christian groups and churches respond to the COVID-19 vaccine. The threats intensified after he spoke to The New York Times about the need for evangelicals to be vaccinated.)

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed on ‘poisonous’ algorithms – ANNA EDGERTON AND ILYA BANARES
https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2021-04-27/facebook-twitter-youtube-pressed-on-poisonous-algorithms

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Leaders Clash on Trump at Annual Retreat. Republicans hope to take back control of Congress in midterms – Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-leaders-clash-on-trump-at-annual-retreat-11619563002
— Biden’s Post-Trump Honeymoon. He’s riding the end of the pandemic to pass a radical agenda. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-post-trump-honeymoon-11619564017

NEWSWEEK
— Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Republicans ‘Stupid’ to Not Invite Trump to GOP Retreat – DANIEL VILLARREA
https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-says-republicans-stupid-not-invite-trump-gop-retreat-1586607

April 22 Evening Ediion

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 3,170 new coronavirus cases, 33 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/-il-reports-3170-new-covid-19-cases-33-deaths/10537523/

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Asian-Americans to promote hatred against Trump.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senate-passes-asian-american-hate-crime-bill-94-1/10537838/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “These unprovoked, random attacks and incidents are happening in supermarkets, on our streets, in takeout restaurants — basically, wherever we are,” said Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, the legislation’s lead sponsor. She said the attacks are “a predictable and foreseeable consequence” of racist and inflammatory language that has been used against Asians during the pandemic, including slurs used by former President Donald Trump.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Near North hotel faces public nuisance complaint as downtown hotels see uptick in crime during the pandemic – ABDEL JIMENEZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-prem-biz-chicago-public-nuisance-complaint-eurostars-hotel-20210422-htim6i5w6zc55faa56skidlmme-story.html
— Chicago’s puppy mill loophole is closed | David Brown marks one year as Chicago police superintendent | It’s ‘full steam ahead’ on plans for city casino, Lightfoot says
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-the-spin-david-brown-walkin-vaccines-20210422-magkegb3l5d3tbm3ikh45z4s64-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, drug pushers push harder drugs.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2021/4/22/22398143/drugs-decriminalize-expunge-pandemic-coronavirus-heroin-cocaine-kim-foxx

DAILY HERALD
— A bill to lessen penalties for possessing and selling small amounts of drugs, including heroin and cocaine, narrowly passed out of the state House Wednesday after a contentious debate. – SARAH MANSUR
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, drug pushers push harder drugs.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210422/house-passes-bill-to-reclassify-drug-possession-in-small-amounts-as-misdemeanor

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Loyola joins growing list of colleges requiring COVID vaccines for students. The university says students who aren’t fully vaccinated by the fall semester will be unable to live in residence halls or attend on-campus classes or events. – WENDELL HUTSON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/loyola-joins-growing-list-colleges-requiring-covid-vaccines-students

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Time, legal constraints raise redistricting questions – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-time-legal-constraints-raise-redistricting-questions/article_cf44ffc2-1340-5c3b-beef-9edc4a41657d.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 3,170 new confirmed and probable cases; 33 additional deaths; 2,147 hospitalized; 511 in ICU; 3.8 percent average case positivity rate; 4.4 percent average test positivity rate; 123,078 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/22/3170-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-33-additional-deaths-2147-hospitalized-511-in-icu-38-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-44-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-123078-average-daily-doses/

GOPUSA
— It’s Time To Exit Public Education, Opt For Alternatives
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109307

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Biden Surrenders To Islamic Supremacy – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/biden-surrenders-to-islamic-supremacy

DAILY CALLER
— House Passes Bill To Make DC The 51st State – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/22/house-passes-washington-dc-statehood-bill-make-dc-51st-state/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Keep Racist Critical Race Theory Ideology Out of K-12 Classrooms – Jonathan Butcher
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/04/22/keep-racist-critical-race-theory-ideology-out-of-k-12-classrooms/

FEDERALIST
— Illinois Bill Would Force Health Insurers To Buy Babies For Gay And Single People. For two men or singles to wish to parent a child to whom they have a partial biological connection does not mean that they are ‘infertile.’ – Elizabeth Bauer
https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/22/illinois-law-attempts-to-redefine-infertility-to-force-insurance-to-pay-for-same-sex-couples-test-tube-babies/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— The Biden White House: A Diversity of Racists and Anti-Semites. They may look like America – but they don’t think like Americans. – David Horowitz and John Perazzo
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/04/biden-white-house-diversity-racists-and-anti-david-horowitz-and-john-perazzo/

LIFE NEWS
— Clarence Thomas: Liberals Don’t Want Teens Held Accountable for Murder But Abortions are Okay – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2021/04/22/clarence-thomas-liberals-dont-want-teens-held-accountable-for-murder-but-abortions-are-okay/

NEW YORK POST
— Some Republicans (including Rodney Davis) say they don’t want to attend Biden’s first address to Congress – Emily Jacobs
https://nypost.com/2021/04/22/some-gop-pols-dont-want-to-attend-bidens-address-to-congress/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— House Passes Bill Proposing to Make Washington, D.C., the 51st State Vote was 216-208, along party lines; critics cast legislation as Democratic power grab – Eliza Collins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/washington-d-c-statehood-gets-new-push-in-house-11619103352

NEWSWEEK
— Republican Adam Kinzinger Slams ‘Cancel Culture of the Right,’ Defends Cheney – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-adam-kinzinger-slams-cancel-culture-right-defends-cheney-1585711

March 26 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— Sen. Dick Durbin, state legislators call for more gun control in wake of mass shootings – Julian Crews
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/sen-dick-durbin-state-legislators-call-for-more-gun-control-in-wake-of-mass-shootings/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot earned more than $350K from law firm during first year in office, tax return shows – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-tax-returns-20210326-4lpflwtm4ffdnjktxyh2uxrrgy-story.html
— Rise in COVID-19 cases could be early sign of ‘a possible resurgence’ as state says local health departments with waning vaccination demand can expand eligibility – DAN PETRELLA and JENNY WHIDDEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-coronavirus-vaccines-illinois-20210326-wxzjz2htojholdku4zooxhergy-story.html
— A third surge in Illinois? It’s a race between COVID-19 vaccinations and variants, and experts are concerned – JOE MAHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-coronavirus-illinois-chicago-third-surge-fears-20210326-cw6znfnepnhw7hmvzyx2bwk5ya-htmlstory.html
— City vs. suburbs on enforcing state’s COVID-19 shutdown orders, restrictions | Arrest in Ald. Brendan Reilly attack | Pandemic’s toll on CTA revenue – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-city-vs-suburbs-fines-covid-pritzker-expands-vaccine-concerned-uptick-spin-20210326-vmhwqcnb4rgs7nwssd7e5wfrpa-story.html
— Second Wall Street agency upgrades Illinois financial outlook to stable, citing federal aid, performance during pandemic – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-finances-stable-outlook-20210326-s4nmakfymjdkddlu2k5ovox7ve-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-asian-american-discrimination-20210326-c24tczwurff7fng5pqtjnzamsu-story.html
— Banning assault weapons is unlikely to stop mass shootings – STEVE CHAPMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-mass-shooting-boulder-assault-weapons-chapman-20210326-d3ywz5earbh2nj2cbeot2ou2gy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/3/26/22340749/asian-american-hate-crimes-inhe-cho-atlanta

DAILY HERALD
— League of Women Voters decries party politics in Barrington local elections – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210326/league-of-women-voters-decries-party-politics-in-barrington-local-elections

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use the pandemic to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/why-pandemics-give-birth-hate-bubonic-plague-covid-19#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Slain Boulder officer’s dad says son would be ‘deeply offended to know his death would be used to promote gun control’ – Dara Bitler
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/slain-boulder-officers-dad-says-son-would-be-deeply-offended-to-know-his-death-would-be-used-to-promote-gun-control/
— Romney to receive Profile in Courage Award for vote in Trump’s first impeachment trial – AP
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters love it when politicians who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican take adverse actions against Trump.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/romney-to-receive-profile-in-courage-award-for-vote-in-trumps-first-impeachment-trial/

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Mayor Sues Petition Objector, Seeks ‘Real Culprit’ Grasso beat back the challenge, but wants resident sanctioned by court. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-mayor-sues-petition-objector-seeks-real-culprit

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-congress-members-say-residents-favor-gun-control-laws-own-more-guns/article_e1b6f9ae-8e75-11eb-8a85-ef02dda47d5d.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DUCKWORTH PUSHES TO OVERTURN HYDE AMENDMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/duckworth-pushes-to-overturn-hyde-amendment-.html
— RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE WILL DEFINITELY COST JOBS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/raising-the-minimum-wage-will-definitely-cost-jobs.html
— PHYSICIANS FACE PRESSURE TO BE WOKE (DIERSEN: Physicians should discourage drinking booze, smoking, using pot, and otherwise harming your body.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/physicians-face-pressure-to-be-woke.html

CAPITOL FAX
— To address new spike, Illinois expands eligibility and vaccines in targeted areas – Ezike warns state can’t move forward “if our metrics are going backward” – 3,002 new confirmed and probable cases; 33 additional deaths; 1,302 hospitalized; 264 in ICU; 2.9 percent average test positivity rate; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 99,449 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/26/to-address-rising-cases-to-address-new-spike-illinois-expands-eligibility-and-vaccines-in-targeted-areas-ezike-warns-state-cant-move-forward-if-our-metrics-are-going-backward/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Congressional Democrats ‘silent’ as Biden border surge spirals – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/25/democrats-silent-joe-biden-border-surge-spirals/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Racist or woke? – T.D. ADLER
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/racist-or-woke-march-26-2021-edition

AMERICAN THINKER
— Biden’s stunning dishonesty about immigration – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/03/bidens_stunning_dishonesty_about_immigration.html
— What Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Wrought – Lauri B. Regan
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/03/what_trump_derangement_syndrome_has_wrought.html

BREITBART
— Biden Policies Are ‘Primary Cause’ of Illegal Immigration Surge – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/03/26/analysis-biden-policies-are-primary-cause-illegal-immigration-surge/
— Wikipedia Plagued by Controversy, Bias in 20th Year
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/03/26/wikipedia-plagued-by-controversy-bias-in-20th-year/
— Oakland to Give $500 per Month to ‘BIPOC Families’ to ‘Eliminate Racial Disparities’ The Mayor of Oakland, California, is rolling out a program that awards low-income black families, foreign nationals, and the homeless $500 a month — and apparently excluding white households living in equivalent poverty. – WENDELL HUSEBO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/26/oakland-to-give-500-per-month-to-bipoc-families-to-eliminate-racial-disparities/

BLAZE
— Biden used ‘cheat sheet’ during first press conference; Fox News host Chris Wallace knocks president for ‘reading talking points’ ‘Biden appears to be calling on reporters from a prepared list,’ one White House reporter said – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-press-conference-cheat-sheet

DAILY CALLER
— Vince Coglianese: ‘Disinformation’ Is Just A Pretext To Censor Average American Citizens – BRANDON GILLESPIE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/25/vince-coglianese-tucker-carlson-big-tech-censorship/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Violence Is Out of Control in Portland. Maybe Defunding Police Wasn’t Such a Great Idea. – Jarrett Stepman
(DIERSEN: If/when rioters attack your municipality this summer, which buildings, neighborhoods, precincts, etc. will they take over and destroy?)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/03/17/violence-is-out-of-control-in-portland-maybe-defunding-police-wasnt-such-a-great-idea/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The city of Portland, Oregon, is a mess. This week, the city witnessed a telling, if predictable, incident. Police had removed a fence erected around the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse because it became a “symbol of divide” between law enforcement and the community, according to the Portland Police Bureau. Rioters then descended on the federal courthouse and vandalized it.)

NEWSMAX
— The Left Is Weaponizing ‘Disinformation’ To Silence Conservatives – Patrice Lee Onwuka
https://www.newsmax.com/patriceleeonwuka/censorship-free-speech-online-hate-speech/2021/03/26/id/1015298/

PJ MEDIA
— Administration Mulls Mileage Tax to Fund $3 Trillion Infrastructure Bill – RICK MORAN
(DIERSEN: I drive very few miles every year.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/03/26/administration-mulls-mileage-tax-to-fund-3-trillion-infrastructure-bill-n1435290

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use Evanston to promote reparations. Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/evanston-s-reparations-plan-noble-start-complicated-process-experts-say-n1262096

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Partisan Investment Funds Grow Out of Political Divides. Conservatives take a page from liberal investors when it comes to their escalating criticism of technology companies. – Gabriel T. Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/partisan-investment-funds-grow-out-of-political-divides-11616751000

LEADER & TIMES
— Democrats look to replace Black votes with illegal immigrants – Larry Phillips, Kismet
https://liberalfirst.com/opinion/8297-democrats-look-to-replace-black-votes-with-illegal-immigrants

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Voters Don’t Think Gun Control Can Prevent Mass Shootings
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/most_voters_don_t_think_gun_control_can_prevent_mass_shootings

March 22 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker dumps $35M in campaign fund, still won’t say if he’s seeking reelection; Karl Rove to headline Rep. Adam Kinzinger fundraiser; Lightfoot says Loretto Hospital not getting more vaccines amid controversy – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-campaign-money-karl-rove-fundraiser-kinzinger-spin-20210322-ba6mjgd24fccjmk6o4sh64j4vi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-asian-americans-20210322-h4i52os7w5egvgypjj4fq2o4zy-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-asian-american-women-racism-misogyny-atlanta-shootings-20210322-nu6joavsg5byjnnl6337fztmd4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210322/pritzker-expresses-solidarity-with-asian-americans-in-illinois

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/rep-theresa-mah-on-addressing-anti-asian-hate-at-the-state-and-federal-levels/8eb643cc-fac2-471a-8deb-6e4e7473c706

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/03/22/gov-jb-pritzker-support-asian-americans-illinois/6955976002/

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/ed-shew-by-not-speaking-out-about-anti-asian-racism-we-help-perpetuate-it/article_2042eed4-722b-51fb-9fcc-160516940837.html

STATELINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/gov-pritzker-stands-with-asian-american-community-urges-people-to-report-hate-incidents/

NIU TODAY
— NIU’s Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series welcomes Rep. Adam Kinzinger March 30
https://www.niutoday.info/2021/03/22/nius-rebuilding-democracy-lecture-series-welcomes-rep-adam-kinzinger-march-30/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHEATON COLLEGE JOINS THE CANCEL CULTURE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/wheaton-college-joins-the-cancel-culture.html
— MILLER: RADICAL LEFT SETTING THEIR SIGHTS ON OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/miller-radical-left-setting-their-sights-on-our-second-amendment-rights.html
— THORNER: WASHINGTON D.C. UNDER MILITARY OCCUPATION?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/thorner-washington-dc-under-military-occupation.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Kinzinger’s “show of political strength” knocked by Democrats
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/22/kinzingers-show-of-political-strength-knocked-by-democrats/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From Kristina Zahorik, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association…“Let us not forget that Adam Kinzinger is a tried and true Republican who voted with Donald Trump more than 90% of the time and repeatedly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. And now, Adam Kinzinger is teaming up with Karl Rove, one of the architects of the war in Iraq, who helped elect George W. Bush — someone who, after Trump, is one of the worst Presidents in modern history — and to this day still defends the Bush administration’s use of torture.” “Adam Kinzinger is attempting to rebrand his image so people will forget how extreme his voting record is. But even while Adam Kinzinger is now throwing Donald Trump under the bus, he continues to align him himself with some of the worst members of his party. We can acknowledge Kinzinger for standing up and impeaching Trump, but we can’t forget who he has always been — an extreme Republican.” Karl Rove has a history of incorrigible behavior and practices, including just last year his use of racially loaded language when he attacked President Obama for speaking at a historically black college and, in Rove’s words, committing a “political drive-by shooting.”)
— 1,220 new confirmed and probable cases; 22 additional deaths; 1,182 hospitalized; 233 in ICU; 2.6 percent average case positivity rate; 2.9 percent average test positivity rate; 92,148 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/22/1220-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-22-additional-deaths-1182-hospitalized-233-in-icu-26-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-29-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-92148-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Army pulls the pin on ‘gender neutral’ combat fitness test; creates separate tiers for men, women – Ben Wolfgang
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/22/army-pulls-pin-gender-neutral-combat-fitness-test-/

FOX BUSINESS
— Trump says China ‘laughs’ at Dr. Seuss controversy: ‘They think our country is stupid’ ‘When China looks at woke, they see the biggest problem we have is Dr. Seuss,’ Trump said – Thomas Barrabi
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/trump-says-china-laughs-at-dr-seuss-controversy-they-think-our-country-is-stupid

DAILY CALLER
— Newsmax Reporter Presses Psaki To ‘Square’ National Guard Sleeping In Parking Garage While Illegal Immigrants Get Hotel Rooms – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/22/jen-psaki-national-guard-parking-garage-illegal-immigrants-hotel-rooms/
— China Wants Men To Be Men. Woke America Says Men Can Be Women. Are We Losing The Fight? – VARUN HUKERI
https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/22/china-men-traditional-masculinity-america-woke-military-tucker-carlson/
— Here Are The 5 Republicans That Could Be Trump’s Running Mate In 2024 – HAYDEN DANIEL
https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/22/analysis-here-are-the-5-republicans-that-could-be-trumps-running-mate-in-2024/
— ‘The Republican Party Is Stacked’: Here’s Who Trump Is Picking As The Future Of The GOP – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/22/donald-trump-republican-party-future-lisa-marie-boothe-podcast-interview/

CBN NEWS
— ‘If They Can Do It to Trump, They Can Do It to All of Us’: Big Tech Cracks Down on Conservatives and Christians – Paul Strand
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/march/if-they-can-do-it-to-trump-they-can-do-it-to-all-of-us-big-tech-cracks-down-on-conservatives-and-christians

GOPUSA
— NYC School Directs Students To Stop Referring To Parents As ‘Mom,’ ‘Dad’ To Be More ‘Inclusive’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107529

ONE NEWS NOW
— Media finds motive behind Atlanta killings: ‘China virus’ Trump – Chad Groening, Billy Davis
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/03/22/media-finds-motive-behind-atlanta-killings-china-virus-trump

EPOCH TIMES
— Leaked Photos Show Children Packed in ‘Terrible Conditions’ in Border Patrol Facility – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/terrible-conditions-texas-congressman-releases-photos-of-border-patrol-tent-facility_3743932.html

THE HILL
— Trump ramps up activities, asserts power within GOP – JONATHAN EASLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/544382-trump-ramps-up-activities-asserts-power-within-gop

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/22/us/metro-atlanta-shootings-monday/index.html

CBS LOS ANGELES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/03/21/dozens-gather-at-stop-asian-hate-vigil-at-claremont-church/

CBS SAN FRANCISCO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/03/21/asian-american-attacks-a-guide-for-parents-struggling-to-explain-hate-crimes-to-their-children/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/22/nyregion/nyc-asian-hate-crimes.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, if Biden does not legalize pot, pot pushers will get rid of him.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/22/us/politics/white-house-marijuana-biden.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump claims ‘bigger than ever’ support after Twitter ban – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/us-elections-government/ny-trump-twitter-ban-social-media-platform-20210322-ytjcbizj2fbopgnlz5mqn5si4m-story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-03-22/man-shouting-anti-chinese-insults-disrupts-stop-asian-hate-protest-in-diamond-bar

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2021/03/22/anti-asian-attacks-racist-sexist-xenophobic-deadly-column/4800523001/

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/2021/0322/Overcoming-anti-Asian-hate-Can-the-US-learn-from-its-past

March 9 Evening Edition

NBC5
— 5 Face Election Fraud Charges in DuPage County, State’s Attorney Says
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/5-face-election-fraud-charges-in-dupage-county-states-attorney-says/2457666/

CBS2
— U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Announces Re-Election Bid
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballots in your precinct? Have the Republican incumbents announced that they are running again or not?)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/03/09/senator-tammy-duckworth-announces-re-election-bid-campaign/

ABC7
— Former House Speaker Madigan cannot be penalized for employing ‘shady strategy that voters tolerate,’ court says. Jason Gonzales contended in a lawsuit that Madigan planted sham candidates on the ballot to ensure he would defeat Gonzales’ challenge in the 2016 Democratic primary. – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican primaries in Illinois since 2000 in which the non-conservative candidate won because candidates who claimed to be conservative split the conservative vote.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-cannot-be-penalized-for-employing-shady-strategy-that-voters-tolerate-court/10399603/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Election fraud charges filed against 5 in DuPage County
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/election-fraud-charges-filed-against-5-in-dupage-county

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois gun lobby takes aim at ‘unacceptable’ delays in handling Concealed Carry License applications. The lawsuit alleges state police “routinely” exceed the 90-day requirement to issue or deny a Concealed Carry License for applications with fingerprints and a 120-day requirement for those without fingerprints. State police countered that it “is a time consuming and deliberate process.” – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/3/8/22320595/illinois-rifle-association-concealed-carry-license-federal-lawsuit-state-police-firearms
— Biden dog Major in doghouse after injuring security agent – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/9/22322225/biden-dog-major-doghouse-injuring-security-agent

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville woman accused of casting a ballot for someone else in 2020 general election – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-voting-fraud-charges-st-0310-20210309-chjf646etbcxjibuy2hjmk3fy4-story.html
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth takes to Twitter to announce reelection bid. So far, no major Republican candidate has surfaced to take on Duckworth next year. – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballots in your precinct? Have the Republican incumbents announced that they are running again or not?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-tammy-duckworth-reelection-20210309-mzdfo4fxdrdxpllsyaxke7oggi-story.html
— Duckworth announces reelection bid; Pritzker, Lightfoot welcome United Center vaccination opening — bumps and all; Pappas disses idea of Mag Mile Target store – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-duckworth-reelection-bid-united-center-vaccine-pappas-target-spin-20210309-oanfw6ozubhglcbqiuh7pnt5rm-story.html

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “Kinzinger is on a Mission to Save the Republican Party.”
https://news.wttw.com/2021/03/09/kinzinger-mission-save-republican-party-question-whether-party-wants-saving

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote LGBTQ-promoters.
https://dailyegyptian.com/106546/features/rainbow-cafe-serving-the-lgbtq-youth-of-southern-illinois/

FOX ILLINOIS
— The influence former President Donald Trump may have on the 2022 election – SCOTT THUMAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/the-influence-former-president-trump-may-have-on-the-2022-election

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘No More Money For RINOS’: How Trump’s Fight With The GOP Is All About Control – DOMENICO MONTANARO
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/no-more-money-rinos-how-trumps-fight-gop-all-about-control#stream/0

WLDS
— LaHood Says COVID Relief Too Expensive – Gary Scott
https://wlds.com/lahood-says-covid-relief-too-expensive/

ST. CHARLES PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Bagpipers To Serenade St. Charles For St. Pat’s Day – Jason Addy
https://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/parade-bagpipers-serenade-st-charles-st-pat-s-day

DUPAGE COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY
— State’s Attorney Files Charges Against Five Individuals Alleging Voter Fraud
https://dupageco.org/States_Attorney/States_Attorney_News/2021/64404/

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Whites for the problems that minorities have.

https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/147204715

CHICAGO NOW
— Will IL GOP pick a Gov Candidate who thinks State Employee & teacher benefits aren’t excessive & shouldn’t be cut? Watch downstate GOP GOV candidate Paul Schimpf make his case – Jeff Berkowitz
https://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/03/will-il-gop-pick-a-gov-candidate-who-thinks-state-employee-teacher-benefits-arent-excessive-shouldnt-be-cut-watch-downstate-gop-candidate-paul-schimpf-make-his-case-tonight-in-chicago-the/

CAPITOL FAX
— Tired of waiting, gun groups file federal lawsuit over concealed carry license delay
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/09/tired-of-waiting-gun-groups-file-federal-lawsuit-over-concealed-carry-license-delay/
— S&P revises Illinois outlook from negative to stable based on cuts, proposed budget and “dissipated” political gridlock
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/09/sp-revises-illinois-outlook-from-negative-to-stable-based-on-cuts-proposed-budget-and-dissipated-political-gridlock/
— 1,510 new confirmed and probable cases; 16 additional deaths; 1,177 hospitalized; 263 in ICU; 2.3 percent average case positivity rate; 2.7 percent average test positivity rate; 92,180 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/09/1510-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-16-additional-deaths-1177-hospitalized-263-in-icu-23-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-27-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-92180-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s pitch for campaign donors sparks wariness among GOP officials – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about major donors who have given money to Republican and conservative organizations and candidates in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who seem to have demanded that the organizations and candidates a) stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/9/trumps-pitch-campaign-donors-sparks-wariness-among/
— Biden’s America back open for lawlessness on the border Children! Women! Families! Step right up and meet your local coyote – Charles Hurt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/8/joe-bidens-america-back-open-for-lawlessness-on-th/

GOPUSA
— ‘Welcome To Fort Pelosi’: GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert Demands House Speaker ‘Tear Down This Wall’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107338
— Such A Deal: For Just $5,929, Biden’s Giving You $1,400
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107343

BRITBART
— Joe Biden’s Dog ‘Major’ Bit White House Security, Moved to Delaware – JACOB BLISS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/08/biden-dog-bit-white-house-security-moved-delaware/

BLAZE
— Meghan Markle’s father blasts California as more racist than the Brits as he suggests she’s lying about racism accusations – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/meghan-markles-father-california-more-racist-than-brits

TOWNHALL
— The Key Voter Groups Who Could Bolt from Democrats If the ‘Defund the Police’ War Cry Continues – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/03/09/yes-white-liberals-could-destroy-the-democratic-party-the-2020-exits-n2585988

PJ MEDIA
— Republican Senate Retirements Dim Chances of a GOP Takeover – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/03/09/republican-senate-retirements-dim-chances-of-a-gop-takeover-n1431185

NEWSMAX
— Two GOP congressmen are opening a new front to “fight back against cancel culture” by working to ensure several cable networks, including Newsmax, remain available in the U.S. Capitol as some Democrats push to rid them from the air. – Cody Derespina
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/jim-jordan-rodney-davis-gop-house/2021/03/09/id/1013108/

NPR
— ‘No More Money For RINOS’: How Trump’s Fight With The GOP Is All About Control – Domenico Montanaro
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about major donors who have given money to Republican and conservative organizations and candidates in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who seem to have demanded that the organizations and candidates a) stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/09/975341543/no-more-money-for-rinos-how-trumps-fight-with-the-gop-is-all-about-control

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Voters Concerned President Biden Hasn’t Held White House Press Conference Yet
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/most_voters_concerned_president_biden_hasn_t_held_white_house_press_conference_yet

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/kinzinger-trump-republican-impeach-elections-b1814722.html

February 23 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— WTTW takes a stand against left-leaning bias — a welcome media move – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-wttw-balta-bias-20210223-p3jfduewszeqda6k6liqbyf2uq-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance update ending Chicago police cooperation with federal immigration agents – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-welcoming-city-lightfoot-20210223-bthyklzojjha3evtbevp6v45vy-story.html
— Oak Park board to pursue proclamation apologizing for past harms; trustees divided on reparations proposals – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-park-reparations-tl-0225-20210223-baewookh6bb7rj6y5jlndymbny-story.html
— Chicago U.S. Attorney John Lausch gets reprieve from Biden administration through transition | Illinois’ top Democrats split over next state party chair | Pro-Trump Downstate Sen. Darren Bailey launches gubernatorial bid – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-federal-prosecutor-madigan-lausch-biden-spin-20210224-55vljg6j6zgrnjgeeznqqq6jtu-story.html
— John Lausch stays for now. Thank you. We’ll take it. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-lausch-stays-20210223-dbtg5b7s2jcq3a432ddfa7zvay-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Arlington Park on the block: Corporate owner Churchill Downs looks to sell historic racetrack. Churchill Downs Inc. is pitching the 93-year-old track as a “redevelopment opportunity,” meaning 2021 could be the last year the horses run at Arlington. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/23/22298122/arlington-park-sale-churchill-downs-illinois-horse-racing

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lausch to stay as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor. White House reportedly agrees to request from Sen. Durbin and Duckworth to keep him on, at least for now. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lausch-stay-chicagos-top-federal-prosecutor
— The intriguing fight to succeed Chairman Madigan. The battle over who will head the Illinois Democratic Party takes some very unusual twists. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/intriguing-fight-succeed-chairman-madigan

WREX
— Pritzker, Democrats celebrate monumental criminal justice law while GOP, police push back – Mike Miletich
https://wrex.com/2021/02/22/pritzker-democrats-celebrate-monumental-criminal-justice-law-while-gop-police-push-back/

LAGRANGE PATCH
— La Grange Village Official Bashes Trump. Trustee criticizes ex-president in asking board to approve contracts. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/lagrange/la-grange-village-official-bashes-trump

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Polling Places for Today’s GOP Primary Elections in Algonquin, Grafton & Nunda Townships – Ballots Today Will Determine All But One Township Official
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/polling-places-for-todays-gop-primary-elections-in-algonquin-grafton-nunda-townships-ballots-today-will-determine-all-but-one-township-official/
— State Senator Darren Bailey Seeking GOP Nomination for Governor – Spoke to Illinois Conservatives in Lake Geneva This Summer
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/darren-bailey-seeking-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Sheriff Bill Prim’s Reaction to Governor Pritzker’s Signing of Criminal Law Changes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/sheriff-bill-prims-reaction-to-governor-pritzkers-signing-of-criminal-law-changes/
— Who’s Responsible for Covid Vaccination of ICE Detainees in McHenry County Jail?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/whos-responsible-for-covid-vaccination-of-ice-detainees-in-mchenry-county-jail/
— Lakewood Planning on Creating More Speed Traps by Lowering Limits Throughout Village
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/lakewood-planning-on-creating-more-speed-traps-by-lowering-limits-throughout-village/
— Porn on Zoom Screen at Dundee Crown High School
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/porn-on-zoom-screen-at-dundee-crown-high-school/
— Pritzker Press Release on 700-Page Bill Signed Yesterday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/pritzker-press-release-on-700-page-bill-signed-today/
— Assessor Al Zielinski’s Alleged Sales Chasing Creates Fireworks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/saleschasing/
— IL-16: Catalina Lauf Files FEC Paperwork as Candidate to Primary Adam Kinzinger
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/lauf022321/
— Dundee Township: Chris Kempf Earns Endorsement of Algonquin Village Trustee John Spella
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/kempf022321/

CAPITOL FAX
— Darren Bailey roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/darren-bailey-roundup/
— Pritzker, Durbin battle over control of state party
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/pritzker-durbin-battle-over-control-of-state-party/
— 1,665 new confirmed and probable cases; 27 additional deaths; 1,488 hospitalized; 361 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.0 percent average test positivity rate; 55,917 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/1665-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-27-additional-deaths-1488-hospitalized-361-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-30-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55917-average-daily-doses/

FOX NEWS
— Conservative leaders call for state Attorneys General to probe Facebook, Twitter and Google over liberal bias. ‘Conservative speech is under attack,’ Media Research Center president Brent Bozell said. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/conservative-leaders-state-attorneys-general-facebook-twitter-google-liberal-bias
— Trump wishes Tiger Woods a speedy recovery after LA crash. Woods sustained multiple leg injuries. – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-wishes-tiger-woods-a-speedy-recovery-after-la-crash

GOPUSA
— House Democrats Target Newsmax, Fox News, OAN For De-Platforming From Cable
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106798

BLAZE
— House takes first step in contested election review that may result in Republican being unseated. ‘I can’t think of a worst first step this committee could take’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/house-takes-first-step-in-contested-election-review-that-may-result-in-republican-being-unseated

NEWSMAX
— Republicans Demand Equal Seats on Capitol Riot Commission (DIERSEN: Virtually all, if not all, GAO employees are Democrats. Republicans should have always demanded that half of all GAO employees be Republicans.)
https://www.kmjnow.com/news/republicans-demand-equal-seats-on-capitol-riot-commission/

CNS NEWS
— LGBT Advocate to Exhibit at Conservative Political Action Conference – Craig Bannister
(DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ promote the destruction of the GOP.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/lgbt-advocate-exhibit-conservative-political-action-conference
— Congressional Dems Trying to Deplatform Fox News May Have Violated First Amendment – Hans Bader
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-bader/congressional-dems-trying-deplatform-fox-news-may-have-violated-first

PJ MEDIA
— Northwestern University in Illinois: ‘The Whiteness Scale’ Tells You How Much of a Racist You Are – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/23/the-whiteness-scale-tells-you-how-much-of-a-racist-you-are-n1427691

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Gun Control Plan Would ‘Criminalize’ up to 105 Million People: Gun-rights Group – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-gun-control-plan-would-criminalize-up-to-105-million-people-gun-rights-group_3707740.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says GOP will “be a minority party forever” if we keep supporting Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540080-kinzinger-gop-will-be-a-minority-party-forever-if-we-keep-supporting-trump
— House Democrats press Facebook on role as a ‘breeding ground for polarization’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/540159-house-democrats-press-facebook-over-role-as-a-breeding-ground-for

YAHOO NEWS
— Graham: Trump will unify GOP, fight Biden’s immigration policies
https://news.yahoo.com/graham-trump-unify-gop-fight-040332040.html
— New podcast explores reparations for Black Americans
https://news.yahoo.com/podcast-explores-reparations-black-americans-010945923.html

CAPITOL RESEARCH
— Corporations Ditch the GOP After Capitol Hill Riot
https://capitalresearch.org/article/corporations-ditch-the-gop-after-capitol-hill-riot/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Straight-Ticket Voting Took Another Big Leap in 2020 – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/straight-ticket-voting-took-another-big-leap-in-2020.html

February 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Edward Guerra Kodatt chosen to replace longtime Illinois House Speaker and Representative Mike Madigan. Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch took Madigan’s place as House speaker last month. – Craig Wall, John Garcia and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/edward-guerra-kodatt-chosen-to-replace-mike-madigan/10359500/

NBC5
— Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,585 New Cases, 35 Additional Deaths Reported Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-illinois-1585-new-cases-35-additional-deaths-reported-sunday/2443668/

CBS2
— Former House Speaker Mike Madigan Selects Edward Guerra Kodatt, 13th Ward Worker, To Fill Seat
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/21/mike-madigan-illinois-house-seat-edward-kodatt/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Speaker Michael Madigan unsure how long he’ll remain state Democratic chair as he picks 26-year-old successor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-replacement-20210221-mhhu2pnifrf5bjrim76qwtaoqm-story.html

WCIA
— Schimpf says Trump ‘had his day in court,’ and ‘did not win’ 2020 election – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/illinois-capitol-news/schimpf-says-trump-had-his-day-in-court-and-did-not-win-2020-election/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Co-founder says Wikipedia’s neutrality ‘long gone,’ cites leftist bias – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/co-founder-says-wikipedias-neutrality-long-gone-ci/
— GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson: ‘I wouldn’t’ support Trump in 2024 – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/gop-gov-asa-hutchinson-i-wouldnt-support-trump-in-/

BREITBART
— ICE to Release Migrants Further into U.S. — Away from Texas Border Cities – Randy Clark
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/21/exclusive-ice-to-release-migrants-further-into-u-s-away-from-texas-border-cities/
— Kevin Sorbo on Facebook Blacklisting: Zuckerberg Has More Power Than Our Government – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/02/21/kevin-sorbo-on-facebook-blacklisting-zuckerberg-has-more-power-than-our-government/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Scott Walker Takes Helm of Young America’s Foundation – Kevin Mooney
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/21/scott-walker-takes-helm-of-young-americas-foundation/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Coca-Cola Forcing Employees To Take Online Course To Learn “To Be Less White”
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want those who are the following to hate themselves: law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/report-coca-cola-forcing-employees-to-take-online-course-to-learn-to-be-less-white/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coca-Cola Company is barreling full-steam ahead in the hopes of being crowned the most wokest woke company of uber-woke 2021. Last month, Professor Jacobson wrote about “Coca-Cola Impos[ing] Racial Quotas On Outside Counsel Staffing. This month, we learn that Coca-Cola is forcing its employees to attend a divisive, destructive online course designed to make them hate themselves because of the color of their skin. Making white people hate themselves for the color of their skin is, of course, the goal of all this ridiculous, flagrantly racist ‘anti-racist’ training’ that has taken over our universities, our government, and our major (and not so major) businesses and corporations. And Coca-Cola is apparently fully onboard with dehumanizing their staff, with instilling in them a sense of self-hatred and a paranoid, judgmental loathing of their entire race. What says stellar employee more than a suicidal, soul-destroyed, self- and race-hater who is required to be “less white”? This is a monstrous evil inflicted on people who have done nothing wrong, who are good employees, and who have committed no crime . . . beyond the new ‘crime’ of being born white. Being white is bad, so be “less white,” goes the hate yourself racist orthodoxy, and implicit in this, is the unspoken, but deeply understood, threat: if you want to keep your job. This is a genuinely evil ideology, and people are outraged. . .Tearing people down, filling them with self-doubt and self-hate, is now how you build an “inclusive workplace,” according to Coca-Cola. Targeting white people for reeducation about their ‘whiteness’ is vile, racist, and unconscionable. That said, it is—objectively speaking—a great way to manufacture a compliant and complacent populace. If you hate yourself and your entire race, you are not going to fight back. Why would you? You have learned that you are evil because of your skin color, you have been taught to recognize your evil as manifested in your skin color, and you have been coerced into shouting your evil whiteness from the rooftops. You then feel that you deserve whatever horrors the left unleashes on you because, after all, you were born white. Who needs reeducation camps when the job is being done in our K-12 schools, universities, cultural output, government, and businesses? Reject it. Reject it because it flies in the face of your religious beliefs, because it does not comport with your understanding of America, because it does not make sense to hate yourself for something beyond your control, because it is unjust. Reject it because it is destructive, divisive, and at rock bottom, purely evil.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Last year was good for LGBTQ rights. Congress can make this one even better. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the following officially get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ: a) your employer if you have a job, b) the organizations that you are a member of, c) the municipality that you live in, d) the township that you live in, e) the county that you live in, f) the state that you live in, g) the United States, and h) the world?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/pass-equality-act-2021-lgbtq-rights/2021/02/19/c35f9e9c-72f1-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Big Tech Employees Opened Wallets for Biden Campaign. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook made up biggest source of donations to Democrat among corporate employees. – Brody Mullins and Emily Glazer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-tech-employees-opened-wallets-for-biden-campaign-11613833201
— Trump Is Flawed but Don’t Shun His Voters – James Hyland, Beechhurst, N.Y.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-is-flawed-but-dont-shun-his-voters-11613934791

NEWSWEEK
— Matt Gaetz Shares Tweet Suggesting Adam Kinzinger Had Payback Motive for Turning on Trump – EMILY CZACHOR
https://www.newsweek.com/matt-gaetz-shares-tweet-suggesting-adam-kinzinger-had-payback-motive-turning-trump-1570843
— Trump-Friendly CPAC 2021 Speaker Lineup Shows Little Sign of GOP’s Civil War – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-friendly-cpac-2021-speaker-lineup-shows-little-sign-gop-civil-war-1570831

RAW STORY
— Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party — here’s how Democrats can help
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-toxic/
— Researchers link physical strength and wealth to militancy and conservatism
https://www.rawstory.com/researchers-link-physical-strength-and-wealth-to-militancy-and-conservatism/
— Big money GOP donors are funneling cash to anti-Trump Republicans to battle his influence – Tom Boggioni
https://www.rawstory.com/gop-donors/
— Adam Kinzinger is loving getting censured by his own GOP: ‘Thanks for playing’ – Ray Hartmann
https://www.rawstory.com/adam-kinzinger-loving-republican-censure/

SLATE
— Poll: Almost Half of Republicans Would Drop GOP, Join Trump Party – DANIEL POLITI
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/poll-almost-half-trump-voters-drop-republican-party.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating LGBTQ-promoter asks “Was Donald Trump suffering from dementia in the White House?”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/donald-trump-suffering-dementia-white-house/

GUARDIAN
— Republican leader Steve Scalise refuses to admit Trump lost election to Biden – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/steve-scalise-trump-biden-election-abc-jonathan-karl

DAILY MAIL
— Pence SNUBS CPAC amid rumors of Trump rift: Ex-President will give speech on ‘future of the Republican Party’ in his first public appearance since leaving office – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9283755/Trumps-comeback-Former-president-preview-future-Republican-Party-CPAC-speech.html

December 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois Republican Party chairman Tim Schneider resigning – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/il-republican-party-chairman-tim-schneider-resigning/8561047/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Schneider’s term was supposed to run through May 2022. He’s a former Cook County commissioner who became Illinois Republican chairman in 2014 when Bruce Rauner, a Republican, was governor. Democrats control state government, although Republicans in the recent election helped defeat Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to overhaul Illinois tax rates. Lake County GOP chairman Mark Shaw tried to challenge Schneider for the party post two years ago but accepted the title of party co-chairman for conservative and grassroots outreach, the Chicago Tribune reported.)
— Rudy Giuliani admitted to hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/rudy-giuliani-hospitalized-after-covid-19-diagnosis-sources/8558701/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump rally in Georgia: President pushes baseless election claims while urging voter turnout.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-challenges-vote-results-while-urging-turnout-in-ga/8552059/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 7,598 cases, 76 coronavirus deaths Former State Sen. Martin Sandoval dies from COVID-19 complications, attorney says
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-7598-new-covid-19-cases-76-deaths-reported/8556558/

NBC5
— Biden’s Plan to Forgive Student Debt Could Have Limited Economic Benefits, and Carry Risks – Jeff Cox
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/bidens-plan-to-forgive-student-debt-could-have-limited-economic-benefits-and-carry-risks/2387610/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats, the more of the following that you are, the less diverse that you are: conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pressure-mounts-on-biden-to-make-diverse-picks-for-top-posts
— Failing report cards: Schools say that 38 to 79 percent of remote students getting Fs – Carolyn Thompson
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/failing-report-cards-schools-say-that-38-to-79-percent-of-remote-students-getting-fs

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CDC says people should wear masks indoors as COVID-19 infections spread at record levels in United States – ANNA EDNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-covid-19-updates-20201205-s6trgpbgingjbomz5ri6wzy2hy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fact-check: Yes, conservatives did share false post about Pritzker’s daughter Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Republican elected officials, propaganda sites and radio hosts were sharing a story that falsely claimed a picture showed his teenage daughter violating COVID rules. The governor is correct. – BGA (DIERSEN: Has Pritzker taken legal action against the person who posted the picture?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/6/22154241/pritzker-daughter-meal-social-media-covid-coronavirus-republicans-masks-social-distance-politifact

DAILY HERALD
— Voting by mail is here to stay. What will change in suburbs in 2021? – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201205/voting-by-mail-is-here-to-stay-what-will-change-in-suburbs-in-2021
— OBITUARY: Elizabeth Martinez
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=elizabeth-martinez&pid=197231401&fhid=4161
(FROM THE OBITUARY: A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 9, from 10 am until 12 pm at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 516 S. Washington St., Naperville. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Naperville Cemetery.)

BEIDELMAN KUNSCH
— OBITUARY: Elizabeth Martinez
https://www.beidelmankunschfh.com/obituaries/Elizabeth-Martinez?obId=19134535
(FROM THE OBITUARY: A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 9, from 10 am until 12 pm at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 516 S. Washington St., Naperville. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Naperville Cemetery.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Attacking Lin Wood, Dan Crenshaw Shows True Colors
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/05/wood120520/
— Mancow Promotes Possible Gubernatorial Candidacy on Newsmax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/05/mancow-promotes-possible-gubernatorial-candidacy/
— Crooked Ex-Democratic Party State Senator Dies of Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/05/crooked-democratic-party-state-senator-dies-of-coronavirus/
— McHenry Police Suicide Calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/05/mchenry-police-suicide-calls/
— McHenry County Not in Line for Early Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Because of Low Death Rate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/04/mchenry-county-not-in-line-for-early-coronavirus-vaccine-distribution-because-of-low-death-rate/
— Ed Vrdolyak Gets Eighteen More Months + Crystal Lake Connection
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/04/ed-vrdolyak-gets-eighteen-more-months/
— Kyle Rittenhouse Family Launch New Fundraising Site with Fiduciary Oversight
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/04/rittenhouse120420/
— IL-06/IL-14: High Times in the U.S. House
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/06/more120620/
— And in Rockford Health Department Closes Businesses
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/06/and-in-rockford/
— Indiana Push to Triple Cigarette Tax Will Decrease Smuggling into Illinois
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/06/indiana-push-to-triple-cigarette-tax-will-decrease-smuggling-into-illinois/
— National Unemployment Way Down Compared to Illinois’
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/05/national-unemployment-way-down-compared-to-illinois/

POLITICO
— Biden’s 100-day mask plan ‘a good idea,’ Trump’s vaccine chief says “It’s never too late,” said Moncef Slaoui, the scientific head of Operation Warp Speed. – CONNOR O’BRIEN
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/06/bidens-mask-plan-trumps-vaccine-chief-443231

FOX NEWS
— Violence erupts between Trump supporters, critics at Washington state protests – Peter Aitken
https://www.foxnews.com/us/violence-erupts-between-trump-supporters-critics-at-washington-state-protests

BLAZE
— Crowd at Trump rally in Georgia lashes out at ‘traitor’ Fox News: ‘We trusted you!’ There were boisterous chants of ‘Stop the steal!’ and ‘Fight for Trump!’ – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supporters-attack-fox-news-rally

PJ MEDIA
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger and the Future of the GOP – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/12/06/rep-adam-kinzinger-and-the-future-of-the-gop-n1194498

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s ‘mountains of misinformation’ at rally not helping.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/06/politics/geoff-duncan-trump-georgia-rally-cnntv/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump rants about his election grievances in Georgia, even though it may hurt the GOP.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/05/politics/donald-trump-kelly-loeffler-david-perdue-coronavirus-election/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus, Trump says. – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/06/world/giuliani-has-tested-positive-for-the-coronavirus-trump-says.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Fewer High School Seniors Seek College Financial Aid, Raising Concerns About Their Plans Despite schools’ efforts to provide virtual college counseling during the pandemic, aid applications are down almost 17% from last year – Melissa Korn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fewer-high-school-seniors-seek-college-financial-aid-raising-concerns-about-their-plans-11607176800

FORBES
— It’s Obvious That Companies Don’t Want To Hear About Their Diversity Issues – Janice Gassam Asare (DIERSEN: Democrats an RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2020/12/06/its-obvious-that-companies-dont-want-to-hear-about-their-diversity-issues/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Calls Vote ‘Rigged’ at Rally for Georgia GOP Senators – Jordan Fabian and Jennifer Jacobs
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-05/trump-attacks-ally-in-georgia-ahead-of-senate-campaign-trip

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “White Evangelicals Made a Deal With the Devil.” and asks ” Now What?”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/white-evangelicals-made-a-deal-with-trump-now-what.html

DAILY MAIL
— Teachers in San Diego are forced to attend ‘white privilege’ training where they are told they’re racist and asked to commit to becoming ‘anti-racist’ activists. Training is mandatory for all teachers within San Diego Unified School District. The teachers are reportedly asked to discuss how they would feel if they are called racist and asked to acknowledge that they meet on land stolen. Teachers are also reportedly asked to commit to becoming ‘anti-racist’ activists. (DIERSEN: Are you White? Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, soon, if not already, you will be forced to attend “White Privilege” training. Will you attend? Will you accept being called a racist? Will you become an “anti-racist” activist and help White-haters get rid of Whites once and for all?)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9023881/Teachers-San-Diego-forced-attend-white-privilege-training.html

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