June 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Toddler, 3 teens among 9 dead, 56 shot in Chicago Father’s Day weekend violence – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/56-shot-9-fatally-in-chicago-fathers-day-weekend-violence/6258403/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-6/21/2020

NBC5
— Murals Celebrating LGBTQ Life Are Coming to Chicago (DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ activity is to a) reject religion, b) reject traditional marriage, c) reject the traditional family, and d) reject those who support the aforesaid.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/murals-celebrating-lgbtq-life-are-coming-to-chicago/2293085/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— On the ground in Wisconsin: Trump’s team goes door-to-door while Democrats stay virtual amid the coronavirus – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-donald-trump-rally-joe-biden-coronavirus-in-person-campaigning-20200621-agurt64bvfb6bgeq5rezwfe6ey-story.html
— Defund police? Some suburbs — Naperville, Aurora, Elgin — have done the opposite.- SARAH FREISHTAT and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-defund-police-budgets-st-20200619-bm3qajjv3ffkfodb4z5yk4q6fa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote BLM, the more that the following promote you: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200621/batavia-graduate-ready-to-get-to-work-reforming-the-justice-system
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO teachers crank out students who are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200620/u-46-educators-say-social-justice-racial-equity-begins-in-schools
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200621/guest-view-schools-must-change-to-address-racial-disparity

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— The outcry over cancellation of the Illinois State Fair didn’t seem as loud as you might have expected. – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200620/did-fair-outcry-seem-muted

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: BLM promoters promote BLM promoters.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article243681542.html

WREX
— OUTSTANDING: Dozens march outside of Ogle County Courthouse to show support for local police officers – Cassandra Bret
https://wrex.com/2020/06/20/dozens-march-outside-of-ogle-county-courthouse-to-show-support-for-local-police-officers/

FOX NEWS
— AOC gloats that Trump’s Tulsa turnout was sabotaged by ‘teens on TikTok’ – Dom Calicchio (DIERSEN: Trump-haters are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-gloats-that-trumps-tulsa-turnout-was-sabotaged-by-teens-on-tiktok
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a Twitter post, Ocasio-Cortez claimed the Trump campaign had been scammed by teenage anti-Trump activists who allegedly reserved scores of tickets for the Tulsa event online – then failed to show up, thus preventing others from being able to attend. “Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok,” the New York Democrat wrote in response to a Twitter message by Trump 2020 Campaign chief Brad Parscale, who argued that “Radical protestors” in Tulsa had prevented some of the president’s supporters from entering the BOK Center, where the rally was held. . .Ocasio-Cortez claimed that teens “flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID.)

BREITBART
— Ordinary People Fear and Loathe Black Lives Matter – JAMES DELINGPOLE (DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to get elected, but then promote BLM and LGBTQ protests?)
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/06/20/ordinary-people-fear-and-loathe-black-lives-matter/
— Michael Moore Warns Dems: While You Laugh At Trump’s Base in Tulsa, ‘There’s No Massive, Intense Love of Joe Biden’ – ALANA MASTRANGELO (DIERSEN: Expect that to get elected, Biden will promise to use the federal government to get rid the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/06/20/michael-moore-warns-dems-while-you-laugh-at-trumps-base-in-tulsa-theres-no-massive-intense-love-of-joe-biden/
— Donald Trump: Democrats Want to Take Your Guns ‘Sure as You’re Sitting Here’- AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/20/donald-trump-democrats-want-to-take-your-guns-sure-as-youre-sitting-here/
— Donald Trump: ‘Racial Justice Begins with Joe Biden’s Retirement’ – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted racial justice by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. I should write a book how Democrat and RINO leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton promote racial justice by getting rid of individuals and organizations that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/20/donald-trump-racial-justice-begins-with-joe-bidens-retirement/
— Social Media Elites Furious After Donald Trump Says Coronavirus Called ‘Kung-Flu’- CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/20/social-media-elites-furious-after-donald-trump-says-coronavirus-called-kung-flu/

TOWNHALL
— Millions Watch Trump Campaign Kickoff Rally in Tulsa – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/06/20/trump-kicks-off-campaign-with-rally-watched-by-millions-n2571014
— Is America Starting Down the Path of Nazi Germany? – Wayne Allyn Root (DIERSEN: In your county, in your township, and in your municipality, who takes the lead in promoting hatred against the following: those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? I should write a book about those in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who promote hatred against the aforesaid.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2020/06/21/is-america-starting-down-the-path-of-nazi-germany-n2570979
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many of us don’t fly an American flag at our homes. We don’t dare put a Trump sign on our lawn or in our store window, or put a Trump bumper sticker on our car, for fear of violence or vandalism. On the TV, we all see supposedly rational and respected people calling us racist solely because of the color of our skin. Our free speech is monitored, censored, shadow-banned or outright banned by those who control social media. Our great American history is being destroyed, denigrated or erased. Radicals are toppling the statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and even abolitionists — heroes who bravely fought against slavery. A black NASCAR driver can wrap his car with “Black Lives Matter,” but an NBA announcer loses his job for tweeting, “All Lives Matter,” and a Philadelphia newspaper editor is forced to resign for writing, “Buildings Matter, Too,” as his city burns. NFL superstar quarterback Drew Brees was forced to beg for forgiveness for saying he will always stand for our national anthem. College football coach Mike Gundy was forced to beg for forgiveness from his players for wearing a T-Shirt with the name of the conservative One America News Network. Demented never-Trumper Rick Wilson tried to destroy Domino’s pizza for thanking a prominent Trump supporter for a compliment on its pizza in a corporate tweet…in 2012 …before Trump ever even got into politics.)

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in making evangelicals anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/21/trump-allies-see-threat-biden-evangelical-support-330780

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump Supporters, Protesters Face Off Outside Oklahoma Rally
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/06/20/us/ap-us-trump-rally-tulsa.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Crowd Is Sparse as Trump Tries to Reignite Campaign.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/20/us/trump-rally-tulsa.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who topples statutes? ANSWER: Those who hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/06/20/us/ap-us-america-protests-.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Black Lives Matter to promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-21/black-lives-matter-los-angeles-patrisse-cullors-melina-abdullah

BOSTON HERALD
— Trump supporters, protesters face off outside Oklahoma rally – AP
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/06/21/trump-supporters-protesters-face-off-outside-oklahoma-rally/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters a) blame members the following groups for all the problems that Blacks have and b) want members of the following groups to pay reparations: Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, non-poor people, gun owners, Protestant, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sethcohen/2020/06/21/its-finally-time-to-pay-black-americans-reparations/#1b01208a5cb5

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Murals Celebrating LGBTQ Life to Be Installed in Chicago Murals celebrating LGBTQ life will be coming to Chicago, including to the Magnificent Mile shopping district in the coming days. – AP (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2020-06-21/murals-celebrating-lgbtq-life-to-be-installed-in-chicago

June 17 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is thwarting bipartisan action on race relations, police reform.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-race-trump-republicans-mcmanus-20200615-iuwaayqh5jcr5frr2cj6puoi6u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity always want more.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-gorsuch-roberts-lgbtq-supreme-court-page-20200616-oxvhyrmf3vcldgda4hp3bgo36e-story.html
— Talking about social justice reform without affirmative action is just hot air – Dahleen Glanton (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-social-justice-affirmative-action-20200617-zrqiihumubh6vf2a7vgksqduqq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “With coronavirus cases rising and Trump’s reelection chances falling, it’s clear: The president needs to attack numbers.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-coronavirus-poll-biden-campaign-covid-tulsa-huppke-20200617-fqsfygdb7zgqfmsl4ttiwdz4bm-story.html
— Don’t ban Chicago police from every public school – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-cps-cops-in-schools-remove-20200617-jzuzeka6lvbj5corkujhjgvxai-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— City Council approves reparations resolution Two white aldermen — Nick Sposato and Anthony Napolitano — voted “no,” ignoring an appeal from Ald. Jason Ervin, chairman of the council’s Black Caucus. Napolitano called slavery “the worst thing ever,” but said it “was done in the past. We can’t rewrite it.” – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/6/17/21294638/city-council-slavery-reparation-subcommittee-resolution
— 87 more Illinois coronavirus deaths, but another low daily case count
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/6/17/21294047/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/6/17/21294179/donald-trump-resentment-reelection-maga-s-e-cupp-tulsa-rally
— City Council recognizes Juneteenth — but stops short of declaring it a city holiday Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) delivered an impassioned speech, talking for eight minutes and 46 seconds — which is how long a Minneapolis police officer had his knee on George Floyd’s neck. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/6/17/21294461/juneteenth-chicago-city-council-resolution-passed-not-holiday
— Hundreds rally in Loop for police reform Demonstrators at the Thompson Center demanded an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council, which would be able to hire and fire the police superintendent, create policy, investigate misconduct claims and set the budget. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/17/21294249/chicago-police-oversight-reform-civilian-police-accountability-council-thompson-center-rally
— Chicago Police arrested more people for protesting than looting in early days of unrest, contradicting city claims Just 20% of arrests during the first few days of unrest were for looting-related crimes, contradicting earlier statements by the CPD that looting made up the majority of arrests that weekend. – David Eads, Josh McGhee, and Matt Chapman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/17/21294676/chicago-police-arrested-more-people-protesting-looting-early-days-unrest-contradicting-claims
— Plan to spend $1.1 billion windfall of federal stimulus money passes City Council Eleven aldermen demanded a written promise from Mayor Lori Lightfoot that not a penny of the $333 million in discretionary money would be earmarked for policing. They didn’t get it. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/6/17/21294572/coronavirus-federal-stimulus-money-chicago-city-council-spending-plan-approved

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker signs vote-by-mail expansion, declares Election Day a state holiday – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200616/pritzker-signs-vote-by-mail-expansion-declares-election-day-a-state-holiday
— How does destruction of black-owned business promote justice? – Walter E. Williams
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200617/williams-how-does-destruction-of-black-owned-business-promote-justice
— Wheaton College suspends test score requirement
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200617/wheaton-college-suspends-test-score-requirement

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— When Madigan speaks, Pritzker carefully listens – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-when-madigan-speaks-pritzker-carefully-listens/article_c0e9c75b-5501-59e1-871a-f035824b55bd.html

CHICAGO PATCH
— Council Vote Recognizes Juneteenth, Start Reparations Commission Chicago’s City Council on Wednesday voted to recognize Juneteenth as day of observance, launch committee to discuss reparations. – Mark Konkol (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/council-votes-recognize-juneteenth-launch-reparations-committee

WHEATON PATCH
— Wheaton Establishes Pride Week Starting June 22 The proclamation was signed by Wheaton Mayor Philip Suess June 15. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: According to Wheaton, “The proclamation aims to make all residents and visitors in our community feel valued, safe, empowered and supported by peers, educators, community leaders and other citizens.” I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who do not accept me, who do not value me, who do not empower me, and/or who do not support me because I do not promote LGBTQ+ activity.)
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/wheaton-establishes-pride-week-starting-june-22
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The city of Wheaton recently issued a proclamation establishing a Pride Week to celebrate its LGBTQ community. Mayor Philip Suess signed the proclamation Monday, making June 22 through June 28 officially Pride Week. The proclamation states, in part “[T}he City of Wheaton is dedicated to the acceptance of all its residents, regardless of age, beliefs, color, disability, ethnicity, identity, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation.” It goes on to declare Pride Week “to promote the principles of equality and liberty for all our residents.” As part of Pride Week, the Downtown Wheaton Association will be painting windows and creating an art map to spotlight the pride-themed displays. They also encouraged residents and business owners to share their photos on the Downtown Wheaton Association Facebook page.)

CITY OF WHEATON
— An Open Letter to the Community from Police Chief Murphy
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=436
— Proclamation Establishes Pride Week June 22-28 (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who do not accept me, who do not value me, who do not empower me, and/or who do not support me because I do not promote LGBTQ+ activity.)
https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/5172?fileID=8133
(FROM THE PROCLAMATION: At its June 15 meeting, the Wheaton City Council read a proclamation making June 22-28 Pride Week in the City of Wheaton to promote the principles of equality and liberty for all of our residents. The month of June is traditionally recognized as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. In recognition of the fact that Wheaton is dedicated to the acceptance of all of its residents, regardless of age, beliefs, color, disability, ethnicity, identity, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation, the City established Pride Week. The proclamation aims to make all residents and visitors in our community feel valued, safe, empowered and supported by peers, educators, community leaders and other citizens.)
— Forged Document Circulating on Social Media
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=438

CENTER SQUARE
— Local election officials prepare for vote by mail expansion – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/local-election-officials-prepare-for-vote-by-mail-expansion/article_e2c9da90-b0c3-11ea-b267-d71bf4c2f136.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The Democratic Agenda: Is This Really What Americans Want? – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/06/cultural-marxism-and-the-democratic-agenda/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— OBERWEIS TO LEAD CARAVAN TO WOODLAWN TO DELIVER CARE PACKAGES TO FAMILIES IN NEED
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/oberweis-to-lead-caravan-to-woodlawn-to-deliver-care-packages-to-families-in-need.html
— MORE EVIDENCE THAT THE LEFT’S LOCKDOWNS DISCRIMINATE AGAINST BLACKS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/more-evidence-that-the-lefts-lockdowns-discriminate-against-blacks.html
— TO TRULY REDUCE RACIAL DISPARITIES, WE MUST ACKNOWLEDGE BLACK FATHERS MATTER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/to-truly-reduce-racial-disparities-we-must-acknowledge-black-fathers-matter.html
— PANDEMIC, PLANNING, AND RACIAL POLITICS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/pandemic-planning-and-racial-politics.html
— HARSANYI: THE PROBLEM WITH ‘PICK A KNEE’
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/harsanyi-the-problem-with-pick-a-knee.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 546 new cases, 87 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/17/546-new-cases-87-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker unveils $900 million effort for rental/mortgage assistance, business grants, poverty alleviation
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/17/pritzker-unveils-900-million-effort-for-rentalmortgage-assistance-business-grants-poverty-alleviation/
— POLL: Do you support the concept of licensing all police officers in Illinois? (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I transferred from IRS to GAO when I was 31 years old in 1980; I became a licensed CPA in 1981; and I worked for GAO in its Chicago office until 1997. To best of my knowledge, I was the only licensed CPA who worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/17/question-of-the-day-3079/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/17/covid-19-roundup-47/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— America’s Choice: Chicago or MAGA Country – Steve Cortes
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/17/americas_choice_chicago_or_maga_country_143472.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Supreme Court Bypasses Congress Legislates Radical Homosexual Agenda From Bench
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32720

GOPUSA
— NBC News Under Fire For Apparently Pushing Google To Remove Conservative Sites From Ad Platform
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=90578
— Facebook Launches Drive To Register 4M Voters By November
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=90596
— LA To Send Unarmed Social Workers To Some Emergency Calls Instead Of LAPD
https://www.gopusa.com/la-to-send-unarmed-social-workers-to-some-emergency-calls-instead-of-lapd/

GINGRICH 360
— Three Generations of Brainwashing Pays Off For The Left
https://www.gingrich360.com/2020/06/three-generations-of-brainwashing-pays-off-for-the-left/

TOWNHALL
— One Gutsy Grocery Chain Rejects Political Protest Apparel for Employees, For Now – Ellie Bufkin
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/elliebufkin/2020/06/17/one-gutsy-grocery-chain-rejects-political-protest-apparel-for-employees-n2570819

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Justice Gorsuch Just Opened Pandora’s Box This is not a narrow ruling. Extending civil rights law to protect a whole new category carries with it a host of ancillary protections. – HELEN ANDREWS
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/justice-gorsuch-just-opened-pandoras-box/?mc_cid=ec8f67928e&mc_eid=2e2743e91e

EPOCH TIMES
— Lawmakers Target Google Over Demonetization Efforts Against Conservative Website The Federalist – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/lawmakers-target-google-over-demonetization-efforts-against-conservative-website_3391604.html

THE HILL
— Franklin Graham sounds off on SCOTUS ruling over LGBTQ worker rights – ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/502997-franklin-graham-sounds-off-on-scotus-ruling-over-lgbtq-worker-rights

NEW YORK TIMES
— Now You Can Opt Out of Seeing Political Ads on Facebook The change lets Facebook play both sides of the debate about political advertising on social media. – Mike Isaac
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/16/technology/opt-out-political-ads-facebook.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Most Coronavirus Tests Cost About $100. Why Did One Cost $2,315? U.S. health care prices are unregulated, opaque and unpredictable. When Congress required insurers to cover Covid-19 testing, a few providers decided to take advantage. – Sarah Kliff
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/16/upshot/coronavirus-test-cost-varies-widely.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “On L.G.B.T.Q. Rights, a Gulf Between Trump and Many Republican Voters As more Republicans say they support at least some L.G.B.T.Q. protections, President Trump and party leaders continue to stand in opposition and particularly target transgender Americans.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/17/us/politics/lgbtq-supreme-court-trump-republicans.html

USA TODAY
— Mark Zuckerberg: Historic Facebook campaign will boost voter registration, turnout and voices I believe Facebook can strengthen democracy by maintaining as open a platform as possible, accompanied by ambitious efforts to lift voter participation. – Mark Zuckerberg
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/06/17/facebook-voter-campaign-strengthen-democracy-mark-zuckerberg-column/3191152001/
— Broken glass, broken dreams: Small businesses ravaged by protests and COVID-19 contemplate an uncertain future – Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/money/usaandmain/2020/06/16/george-floyd-protests-coronavirus-small-businesses-damage-looting/5328052002/
— ‘It’s been one thing after another’: Americans are unhappiest they’ve been in 50 years, poll shows – Tamara Lush
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/16/amid-bad-news-2020-americans-unhappier-more-lonely-poll-shows/3197440001/
— For Black mayors, police overhauls are a personal mission to make sure ‘another black man doesn’t die the way George Floyd did’ – Marco della Cava
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/11/black-mayors-push-police-reform-hope-national-mood-brings-progress/5320089002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— America Has a Silent Black Majority They fear crime more than police and know rioters are opportunists, not revolutionaries. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-has-a-silent-black-majority-11592348214
— There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’ With testing, treatments and vaccine trials ramping up, we are far better off than the media report. – Mike Pence
https://www.wsj.com/articles/there-isnt-a-coronavirus-second-wave-11592327890
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: RINOs want guest workers because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-immigration-choice-11592350847
— The GOP Shouldn’t Use My Platform Again I drafted it in 2016. This election requires a different approach. – Bill Gribbin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-gop-shouldnt-use-my-platform-again-11592348176
— Race Problem or Crime Problem? Too many poor Americans, especially blacks, live in places where law is absent. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/race-problem-or-crime-problem-11592348133
— Aftershocks of the ‘Dream Deferred’ Black incomes and wealth have flatlined, even as educational attainment has risen. – William A. Galston
https://www.wsj.com/articles/aftershocks-of-the-dream-deferred-11592327940

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 30% Say Black Lives Matter More Than All Lives
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/social_issues/30_say_black_lives_matter_more_than_all_lives

June 14 Morning Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: BLM promoters promote BLM.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/peaceful-protests-in-chicago-support-black-lives-matter-movement/2289524/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Naperville Public Library backs Black Lives Matter in show of diversity support and serving everyone in the community – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers get rid of their employees who do not promote BLM? How soon, if not already, will organizations get rid of their members who do not promote BLM? How soon, if not already, will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries get rid of their residents who do not promote BLM?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-library-black-lives-matter-st-20200612-6bkf5g2pdjbttfuejpgddathay-story.html
— OBITUARY: Norman F. Jay Sr. (DIERSEN: Mr. Jay was a Republican voter in my precinct.)
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=norman-f-jay-sr&pid=196337177
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of police.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-chicago-police-lightfoot-unrest-chapman-20200612-cqqd2ixmd5d6pbevzncsjproe4-story.html
— A warning to Trump and Republicans: Leave the nation of CHAZ alone! – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-seattle-chaz-kass-20200612-hz5kzmvfijdj3o5t6afksvjzau-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— The new religion of woke anti-racism – Michael Barone
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200614/the-new-religion-of-woke-anti-racism
— Food distribution benefits families affected by COVID-19
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200613/food-distribution-benefits-families-affected-by-covid-19
— ECC launches Black Lives Matter series; lawmakers push police reform – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200613/ecc-launches-black-lives-matter-series-lawmakers-push-police-reform
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200614/the-president-doubles-down-on-dividing-the-country

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— How Bloomington-Normal law enforcement react to calls to ‘defund’ police – SIERRA HENRY
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/public_safety/how-bloomington-normal-law-enforcement-react-to-calls-to-defund-police/article_04d5fa02-a683-570f-a692-b4148a5e4bbe.html

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Galesburg proclaims June as Pride Month for first time – Matt Koester (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs get rid of you.)
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200613/galesburg-proclaims-june-as-pride-month-for-first-time

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Elmhurst Family Walk for Racial Justice – MIKE MANTUCCA (DIERSEN: The following want you to kneel: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/lists/2020/06/13/94b0fd39f1154ee6bef82a602aef5bfa/index.xml?

FOX ILLINOIS
— As US seethes over race, Trump calls out ‘evil of slavery’ at West Point graduation – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-addresses-west-point-grads-amid-tension-with-military

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, will employers get rid of their employees who do not promote BLM? How soon, if not already, will organizations get rid of their members who do not promote BLM? How soon, if not already, will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries get rid of their residents who do not promote BLM? The following want you to kneel: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-gop-responding-trumps-rising-disapproval-ratings#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in making young people anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/young-activists-pour-energy-protests-what-about-election#stream/0

CHICAGO NOW
— Why I’m not bending a knee – Dennis Byrne (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers get rid of their employees who do not promote BLM? How soon, if not already, will organizations get rid of their members who do not promote BLM? How soon, if not already, will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries get rid of their residents who do not promote BLM?)
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/06/why-im-not-bending-a-knee/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Because the Left’s accelerating campaign to force compliance with the dictates of the Blacks Lives Matter movement reeks of the Right’s 1950s anti-Communist Blacklisting demagoguery. Back then the political climate favored the outing of communists, fellow travelers, comsymps (communist sympathizers) and any left-wing or liberal whose writing, speech or even thoughts made them dangerous. They were expelled from their jobs, hunted down by fanatical Republicans like the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy and dragged before an inquisition by the House UnAmerica Activities Committee.)

AMERICAN THINKER
— Serial kneeling of America – Joanna Rosamond (DIERSEN: The following want you to kneel: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/06/serial_kneeling_of_america.html

TOWNHALL
— Law Enforcement Officers Are Not the Enemy – James Fotis
https://townhall.com/columnists/jamesfotis/2020/06/14/law-enforcement-officers-are-not-the-enemy-n2570588

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Black Lives Matter: A Thing of the Left Anchored on a Cop-Hate Strategy – JACK FOWLER
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/black-lives-matters-a-thing-of-the-left-anchored-on-a-cop-hate-strategy/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “GOP struggles to confront racial issues.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/502561-gop-struggles-to-confront-racial-issues

POLITICO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Trump loses 2 pivotal allies in his anti-kneeling crusade: NASCAR and the NFL – MERIDITH MCGRAW (DIERSEN: The following want you to kneel: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/14/trump-nfl-nascar-kneeling-crusade-316528
— Ivy League grads have a leg up in State Department promotions, stats show – NAHAL TOOSI (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, degrees issued by non-Ivy League colleges, including those I have from NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT, are worthless.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/14/ivy-league-grads-state-department-promotions-316531

UPI
— On This Day: ‘Under God’ added to Pledge of Allegiance On June 14, 1954, the phrase “under God” was formally added to U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/2020/06/14/On-This-Day-Under-God-added-to-Pledge-of-Allegiance/5231591657712/

CNN
— White NFL players defend kneeling during the National Anthem – Kevin Dotson and Jacob Lev (DIERSEN: The following want you to kneel: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/george-floyd-protests-06-13-20/h_42c523d5bd1d81d1efca82e2eb6e1ae5
— Portland police declare protest unlawful assembly as food and bottles thrown at officers
https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/george-floyd-protests-06-14-20/index.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Activists cite tabulation flaw in mail-in ballots in Georgia – FRANK BAJAK
https://apnews.com/66c2b4b36609d83aa5c08235f947ea59
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “Trump may be stuck with awkwardly worded GOP platform.”
https://apnews.com/0488eab72135c8b2dc8eed87bc05d98d

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Tramp-haters promote hatred not only against Trump and his supporters, but against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/opinion/sunday/floyd-protests-white-supremacy.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/13/us/george-floyd-racism-america.html
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: VERY DAD: Waxing nostalgic a tough sell for millennials – Roy Furchgott (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-car.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/17/business/car-wax-marketing.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Younger car owners are more likely to see their vehicle as utilitarian, and they’re trickier for product makers to market to. Millennials don’t love their cars the way their elders did, and if you make car wax, that’s a problem. “Going after 20-and-unders is something we haven’t had to do in a long time,” said RJ de Vera, global customer engagement leader at Meguiar’s, one of the largest car care product manufacturers, which is owned by 3M. As baby boomer car buffs age out, Meguiar’s and competitors such as Turtle Wax, Mothers, Collinite and others must court a generation that is the first to largely find car ownership a headache and driving a chore — and see cars as a encumbrance rather than a status symbol.)

NEW YORK POST
— Biden accuses Trump to have ‘given credibility’ to ‘racist f–ks’ – Laura Italiano
https://nypost.com/2020/06/14/biden-accuses-trump-to-have-given-credibility-to-racist-f-ks/
— Trump vows to tune out NFL, US soccer if players kneel during national anthem – Mark Moore (DIERSEN: The following want you to kneel: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://nypost.com/2020/06/14/trump-wont-watch-nfl-us-soccer-if-players-kneel-during-anthem/

WASHINGTON POST
— Should you get tested for the coronavirus after protesting? Here’s what experts say about the risks. – Teddy Amenabar
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/06/12/protest-coronavirus-march-testing/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in using BLM to promote hatred against Trump, against his supporters, and against those who are involved in law enforcement, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/third-consecutive-weekend-of-anti-racism-protests-expands-to-suburbs-as-blue-lives-matter-demonstrators-push-back/2020/06/13/81ef674a-ada7-11ea-94d2-d7bc43b26bf9_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/protests-antifa-absent/2020/06/13/7f14b8fa-ab80-11ea-9063-e69bd6520940_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: “New generation of activists” is far to the left of the far to the left Democrat Party.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-generation-of-activists-deeply-skeptical-of-democratic-party-resists-calls-to-channel-energy-into-the-2020-campaign/2020/06/13/cbacede6-ac47-11ea-9063-e69bd6520940_story.html
— D.C. protesters dance outside mayor’s home, demanding she defund police – Joe Heim, Rachel Chason, Laura Vozzella and Hannah Natanson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/protesters-return-to-dcs-black-lives-matter-plaza-for-16th-day-of-demonstrations/2020/06/13/534d0936-ac37-11ea-a9d9-a81c1a491c52_story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What about reparations for Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, moderates, liberals, Hispanics, Asians, women, young people, LGBTQers, those who have less money than others, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/06/14/reparations-right-historic-wrong-slavery-black-americans-column/5327055002/

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
— Police brutality protest on Las Vegas Strip ends in arrests – Sabrina Schnur
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/police-brutality-protest-on-las-vegas-strip-ends-in-arrests-2052685/

VOICE OF AMERICA
— Trump says he Won’t Watch NFL, US Soccer if Players Kneel During Anthem – Reuters (DIERSEN: The following want you to kneel: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.voanews.com/usa/trump-says-he-wont-watch-nfl-us-soccer-if-players-kneel-during-anthem

SOCIALIST WORKER
— Are all white people racist? – Yuri Prasad (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who promote hatred against other Whites to curry favor with those who hate Whites? What do you say to men who promote hatred against other men to curry favor with those who hate men? What do you say to older people who promote hatred against other older people to curry favor with those who hate older people? What do you say to citizens of America who promote hatred against other citizens of America to curry favor with those who hate citizens of America? What do you say to rich people who promote hatred against other rich people to curry favor with those who hate rich people? What do you say to those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who promote hatred against others whose ancestors have been in America for a long time to curry favor with those who hate those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50205/Are+all+white+people+racist

June 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago road closures in place, bridges still raised downtown
https://abc7chicago.com/traffic/chicago-road-closures-in-place-bridges-still-raised-downtown/6231745/
— ACLU sues over police force on protesters near White House before Trump church photo-op – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/aclu-sues-over-police-force-on-protesters-near-white-house/6231956/

NBC5
— COPA Says More Than 250 Complaints Against Chicago Officers Received Since Friday The complaints related to excessive force, denial of counsel and improper search and seizure, officials said.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/copa-says-more-than-250-complaints-against-chicago-officers-received-since-friday/2284465/
— New York Times Says Senator’s Op-ed Didn’t Meet Standards – David Bauder (DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents, b) the standards that they hint/imply/argue/shout that they have, and c) the standards that they hint/imply/argue/shout that I fail to meet. They want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails only to articles that they wrote or that they bless.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/headlines-op-ed-prompt-staff-protests-ny-times-inquirer/2284709/

CBS2
— Rally Steps Off In Lincoln Park Neighborhood, Calls For Defunding Of Chicago Police Department
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/04/rally-steps-off-in-lincoln-park-neighborhood-calls-for-defunding-of-chicago-police-department/
— Hundreds Of Complaints Have Been Filed Against Chicago Police Officers Since Protests, Unrest Began – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/04/hundreds-of-complaints-have-been-filed-against-chicago-police-officers-since-protests-unrest-began/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use George Floyd to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/get-your-knee-off-our-necks-rev-al-sharpton-delivers-powerful-eulogy-for-george-floyd

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Daily COVID-19 cases dip under 1,000, but officials warn it could take 2 weeks to see if protests prompt uptick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/6/4/21280205/chicago-coronavirus-news-live-updates-june-4-2020
— Family of Mia Wright wants a criminal investigation into officers at Brickyard Mall Mia Wright says a police officer dragged her by the hair from a car and knelt on her neck at the West Side mall over the weekend. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/4/21280550/brickyard-mall-chicago-police-officers-mia-wright-criminal-investigation
— With new sense of urgency, Chicago aldermen debate reparations The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers — and the anger, rioting and violence that it continues to trigger — has turned a political hot potato into an open wound and a pressing need. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: If the leaders of your municipality imposed reparations, which residents would they require to pay the most reparations – those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/6/4/21280881/reparations-discrimination-african-americans-chicago-city-council-resolution
— Black Lives Matter protesters march in Garfield Ridge: ‘This isn’t a place to be scared of’ About 300 protesters rallied outside Kennedy High School, 6325 W. 56th St., before marching peacefully through Garfield Ridge, once home to Jason Van Dyke. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/4/21281022/garfield-ridge-protest-chicago-police-black-lives-matter
— Hundreds of men and boys march from St. Sabina to deliver message to public: ‘Stop killing us’ Some of the men wore T-shirts from historically black college fraternities while others wore T-shirts stating, “I can’t breathe” — George Floyd’s repeated plea during the eight minutes the Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck. – Elvia Malagón
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/4/21280677/hundreds-men-boys-march-st-sabina-george-floyd-stop-killing-us
— 116 more die in Illinois of COVID-19 as state opens up drive-thru testing sites for all The Illinois Public Health Department on Thursday announced its 11 state-run drive thru COVID-19 testing sites would be open to everyone, even those without symptoms. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/4/21280765/116-deaths-illinois-covid-19-pritzker-drive-thru-testing-sites-no-restrictions

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— George Floyd fallout: Brickyard Mall incident under investigation; Lightfoot denounces vigilantism after white men patrol Bridgeport with bats; state urges protesters to get tested for COVID-19
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-george-floyd-chicago-protests-20200604-y3jpul6pizfxhep6x2pssiphay-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot denounces vigilantism in Chicago after white men patrol Bridgeport streets with bats – GREGORY PRATT and MORGAN GREENE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-bridgeport-lightfoot-opposes-vigilantism-20200604-jilfdhgmqjellfblozywe5iesa-story.html
— 21-year-old describes being stabbed while trying to stop looting in Naperville. ‘I really don’t like where this world is going to. It’s going to a dark, evil place.’ – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-stabbing-victim-speaks-st-0605-20200604-3a2ctbdvkjef7f7guh2n6oan6y-story.html
— To my white friends and colleagues, here’s how to be an ally to the black community – ADRIENNE B. PITTS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-george-floyd-racism-20200604-llkxwazltja2fe3prfjcw6apua-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville police release arrest reports from downtown disturbance – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200604/naperville-police-release-arrest-reports-from-downtown-disturbance
— Students in downtown Naperville stage a sit-in – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200604/students-in-downtown-naperville-stage-a-sit-in
— Students gather hundreds in Buffalo Grove so ‘real change can be made’ – John Starks
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200604/students-gather-hundreds-in-buffalo-grove-so-real-change-can-be-made
— Hundreds protesting in Arlington Heights: We need to ‘protect our neighbors of color’ – Rick West
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200604/hundreds-protesting-in-arlington-heights-we-need-to-protect-our-neighbors-of-color
— Peaceful march from ECC to Elgin Police Department – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200604/peaceful-march-from-ecc-to-elgin-police-department
— Chanting, sign-holding crowd lines Quentin Road to protest in Palatine – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200604/chanting-sign-holding-crowd-lines-quentin-road-to-protest-in-palatine
— Vernon Hills protester: ‘We must be the start of the cure’ – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200604/vernon-hills-protester-we-must-be-the-start-of-the-cure
— Experts: Floyd’s health issues don’t affect homicide ruling – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200604/news/306049912/
— DuPage Health Department suing Wheaton gym owner who reopened fully – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200604/dupage-health-department-suing-wheaton-gym-owner-who-reopened-fully

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to CEOs who paint their companies as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marketing-media/silent-no-more-race-americas-ceos-fumble-right-words

44 NEWS
— Gun Sales in Illinois on the Rise as Protesting Continues – Adam Kight
https://44news.wevv.com/gun-sales-illinois-rise-protesting-continues/

WHEATON PATCH
— 15 Charged In DuPage County After Looting, Unrest DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin encouraged protests, but denounced criminal acts. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/15-charged-dupage-county-after-looting-unrest

BATAVIA PATCH
— Free Community Care Package Drive-Thru Event in Batavia Local Republican officials to provide care packages to area families in need – Travis Akin
https://patch.com/illinois/batavia/free-community-care-package-drive-thru-event-batavia

LAGRANGE PATCH
— Social Distancing At La Grange Protest? Most demonstrators had masks on at demonstration. But police did not. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/lagrange/social-distancing-la-grange-protest

DUPAGE COUNTY
— State’s Attorney Encourages Peaceful Protests, Cautions Against Violence
https://www.dupageco.org/States_Attorney/States_Attorney_News/2020/62963/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: This afternoon, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin reiterated his support for peaceful protests in DuPage County but warned that law enforcement throughout the County will continue to be on the lookout for those who would take advantage of the protests to commit crimes. “The First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech, press, religion and the people’s right to assemble and petition their government, is sacred to our democracy and for the past two-hundred-twenty-nine-years has protected the basic freedoms and rights of all United States citizens.” Berlin said. “Throughout DuPage County, law enforcement stands together to support and protect the First Amendment. We also stand together in protecting our residents from those who would pervert our right to assemble to commit criminal activity.” Below is a list of those who have been arrested and charged since June 1, 2020, for crimes allegedly committed under the guise of peaceful protesting.)

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— DECATUR, PEORIA AND ELGIN HARDEST HIT BY JOB LOSS DURING ILLINOIS LOCKDOWN – Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/decatur-peoria-and-elgin-hardest-hit-by-job-loss-during-illinois-lockdown/

CAPITOL FAX
— 1.9 million Americans, 46,522 Illinoisans filed for unemployment benefits last week
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/04/19-million-americans-46522-illinoisans-filed-for-unemployment-benefits-last-week/
— Pritzker sends message to all state workers on George Floyd aftermath
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/04/pritzker-sends-message-to-all-state-workers-on-george-floyd-aftermath/
— 929 new cases, 116 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/04/929-new-cases-116-additional-deaths/

GOPUSA
— Homicide: Floyd Autopsy Also Shows COVID-19, Heart Disease, Fentanyl And Methamphetamine
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89956
— Ben & Jerry’s Tells Americans To ‘Dismantle White Supremacy’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89961

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Unity Isn’t Possible with People Against Making America Great
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/06/04/unity-isnt-possible-with-those-who-dont-want-to-make-america-great/

BREITBART
— Riot-Embracing Democrat Party Just Had Its Worst Week in 50 Years – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/04/nolte-riot-embracing-democrat-party-just-had-its-worst-week-in-50-years/

DAILY WIRE
— Rush Limbaugh: Rioters Are ‘Outgrowth’ Of The Democratic Party – Tim Pearce
https://www.dailywire.com/news/rush-limbaugh-rioters-are-outgrowth-of-the-democratic-party

NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH
— AMAZON HELPS LEFT PUNISH ITS POLITICAL ENEMIES – David Almasi
https://nationalcenter.org/ncppr/2020/06/04/amazon-helps-left-punish-its-political-enemies/

NEW YORK POST
— New York Times staffers condemn paper for publishing Tom Cotton op-ed – Mark Moore (DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) those who have condemned me for including links to certain articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) those articles.)
https://nypost.com/2020/06/04/new-york-times-staffers-slam-paper-for-publishing-tom-cotton-op-ed/

FORBES
— The Stock Market Doesn’t Care About Violence. Here’s How It’s Performed During Major U.S. Protests And Tragedies – Sarah Hansen
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahhansen/2020/06/04/the-stock-market-doesnt-care-about-violence-heres-how-its-performed-during-major-us-protests-and-tragedies/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs get rid of you.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericbachman/2020/06/04/pride-month-underscores-the-need-for-strong-anti-discrimination-protections-for-lgbtq-employees/

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/06/04/its-time-demand-justice-black-people-america

May 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 114K with over 5K deaths – Craig Wall, Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/business/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-114k-with-over-5k-deaths/6214445/

NBC5
— Dr. Willie Wilson Blasts Pritzker, Calls for Trump to Intervene in Dispute Over Indoor Church Services
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/dr-willie-wilson-blasts-pritzker-calls-for-trump-to-intervene-in-dispute-over-indoor-church-services/2278990/
— Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Top 5,000 as State Nears Phase 3 of Reopening The numbers come as state officials said they believe Illinois may be coming off a peak and starting a downward trend
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-deaths-top-5000-as-state-nears-phase-3-of-reopening/2278824/

CBS2
— Even In Well-To-Do Glen Ellyn, Food Pantries See Surge In Demand As Pandemic Hammers Economy – Lauren Victory
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/27/even-in-well-to-do-glen-ellyn-food-pantries-see-surge-in-demand-as-pandemic-hammers-economy/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Statewide COVID-19 death toll passes 5,000 as US tops 100,000 fatalities
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200527-encciatitnf63nai3z2icqngau-story.html
— Is this news anymore? Illinois lawmakers approve out-of-balance, gimmicky budget – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-budget-crisis-pritzer-20200526-fqqdqvolozdspapmfqkmi44bkq-story.html
— Chicago restaurants test COVID-19 surcharges as costs mount, but customer backlash forces one to retreat – ARIEL CHEUNG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-dining-surcharge-covid-19-20200527-7ue7xx7knndqziyej6lkrsdyae-story.html
— As non-COVID-19 patients return to Chicago-area emergency rooms, doctors see skyrocketing blood pressure and other side effects of delays in care. ‘It’s terrible, and it’s frightening.’ – Nara Schoenberg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-life-coronavirus-other-illnesses-untreated-05272020-20200527-sgebypielnfyfng7lgkerikpsm-story.html
— Comptroller Susana Mendoza makes clear how much legislators will be getting in pay raises this year: ‘Zero’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislators-pay-mendoza-20200527-jl2cbljlsjbtre2hb3lsruur7u-story.html
— Trump threatens to shut down social media after Twitter fact-checks him – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-social-media-joe-scarborough-20200527-gafdi22c75achnszxxttryb5d4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Twitter should no longer give a pass to Trump’s most dishonest tweets.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/27/21272358/joe-scarborough-mail-in-voting-donald-trump-twitter-sun-times-editorial-jack-dorsey

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage voters could be asked about reducing size of county board – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200527/dupage-voters-could-be-asked-about-reducing-size-of-county-board
— Kane County may buy $5 million worth of masks, gloves and sanitizer for residents – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200527/kane-county-may-buy-5-million-worth-of-masks-gloves-and-sanitizer-for-residents
— Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200527/trump-threatens-social-media-after-twitter-fact-checks-him
— DuPage looking to improve air quality in county buildings – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200527/dupage-looking-to-improve-air-quality-in-county-buildings

WTTW
— State Budget Approves Lawmakers’ Cost-of-Living Raise, But Sets Aside $0 – Heather Cherone
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/27/state-budget-approves-lawmakers-cost-living-raise-sets-aside-zero

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Democrats define themselves as lockdown party – Stephen Moore
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/stephen-moore-democrats-define-themselves-as-lockdown-party/article_928f2dfc-9f32-11ea-a10d-2f74a622b33e.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Sparks Debate Over Security Of Mail-In Voting
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-sparks-debate-over-security-mail-voting#stream/0

ELMHURST PATCH
— DuPage Marijuana Arrest Disparity Hurts Blacks: ACLU Blacks far more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession, despite similar usage rates, group says. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/dupage-marijuana-arrest-disparity-hurts-blacks-aclu
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Paul Darrah, a spokesman for the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, said his office could not comment on a study conducted by another party. “What I can tell you is that a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. are never a factor in any case when we make a charging decision,” Darrah said in an email. “Our charging decisions are based on the facts and the law. There is one Criminal Code in Illinois and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office applies that code evenly in every case.”)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MAYOR LIGHTFOOT’S BOAST RE-OPEN ILLINOIS RALLY WAS DISPERSED BY CHICAGO POLICE DOESN’T LINE UP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/mayor-lightfoots-claim-the-re-open-illinois-rally-was-dispersed-by-chicago-police-doesnt-line-up.html
— NEW STUDY SHOWS RE-OPEN MOVEMENT CONCERNED ABOUT OTHERS AND NATION’S FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/new-study-the-four-values-of-open-the-states-protesters-1.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,111 new cases, 160 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/27/1111-new-cases-160-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker: “Being black in America cannot be a death sentence” – Talks about testing nursing homes – Asked about CDC guidance on antibody testing – Lays out what he’s trying to do for ESL – “We’re at about 30% of the contact tracing that we need today” – New IDPH recovery rate stats – Talks about sports returning, sports betting – Asked about massage therapists – Won’t tell the mayor when or how to set up casino – No June 1 start for live horseracing – Deflects Willie Wilson question – Asked about QC PGA tournament – Needs federal help to facilitate hospital merger – No indoor movie theaters in Phase 3
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/27/pritzker-being-black-in-america-cannot-be-a-death-sentence/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/27/covid-19-roundup-44/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Pritzker-promoter says “Skillicorn tells reporters with a straight face that he would “prefer to avoid” media coverage.”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/27/skillicorn-tells-reporters-with-a-straight-face-that-he-would-prefer-to-avoid-media-coverage/
— Mendoza counters GOP claims that lawmakers voted themselves a pay raise
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/27/mendoza-counters-gop-claims-that-lawmakers-voted-themselves-a-pay-raise/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘The incompetence cannot continue’: Illinois Republican pushes recall of Gov. J.B. Pritzker – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/27/jb-pritzker-illinois-governor-recall-sought-republ/

FOX NEWS
— Illinois church becomes 2nd congregation to file emergency request with Supreme Court over coronavirus orders – Morgan Phillips
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/illinois-church-files-emergency-request-with-supreme-court

GOPUSA
— Do The Left And Their Allies In The Media Really Not Get It?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89448

TOWNHALL
— The Folly of Vote-by-Mail for All – John and Andy Schlafly
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnandandyschlafly/2020/05/27/the-folly-of-votebymail-for-all-n2569490

PJ MEDIA
— Police Raid Chicago Church, Beating on Door to Demand They Empty the Building – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/05/26/mayor-lightfoot-cracking-down-on-churches-in-chicago-n427566

THE HILL
— Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus aid bill pushes illegal immigration agenda – DONALD TRUMP JR.
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/499739-nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-aid-bill-pushes-illegal-immigration-agenda

CBS NEWS
— U.S. economy suffered biggest fall in more than 50 years, Chicago Fed says – KATE GIBSON
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/economy-united-states-activity-april-lowest-50-years/

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump lashes out at social media companies after Twitter labels tweets with fact checks – Elizabeth Dwoskin (DIERSEN: According to my Trump-hating critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misleading except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/27/trump-twitter-label/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The tweets, said Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough, “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.”)
— The unluckiest generation in U.S. history Millennials have faced the worst economic odds, and many will never recover – Andrew Van Dam (DIERSEN: One could argue that because of the Vietnam War, Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, Baby Boomers who are White and/or male are unlucky.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/27/millennial-recession-covid/

FORBES
— Returning To Work During A Pandemic: 3 Legal Issues Employers Cannot Ignore – Douglas Wigdor
https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglaswigdor/2020/05/27/returning-to-work-during-pandemic-3-legal-issues-employers-cannot-ignore/#1a3e78ef5652

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Could an Economic Rebound Sweep Trump to Victory? – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/could-an-economic-rebound-sweep-trump-to-victory.html

JD SUPRA
— Employers Beware: Preparing for the Inevitable Flood of COVID-Related Lawsuits
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/employers-beware-preparing-for-the-51461/

ONE BRIDAL COMPANY
— COVID-19 Liability Release Waiver **Signature Required Prior to Every Scheduled Service**
http://onebridalcompany.com/covid-19-liability-release-form/

May 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago churches stand in solidarity with President Trump, plan Sunday services despite stay-at-home order Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she does not answer to the president – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/religion/chicago-churches-stand-with-trump-plan-services/6208087/
— Illinois House passes $40 billion budget relying heavily on federal funding – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-house-passes-$40b-budget-relying-on-federal-funding/6208063/
— Illinois House passes casino legislation pushed by Mayor Lightfoot – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/new-casino-legislation-passed-by-illinois-house/6207120/
— New York Times devotes front page to COVID-19 victims as US deaths near 100K – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/society/ny-times-publishes-names-of-1000-covid-19-victims-on-front-page/6208188/

CBS2
— South Side Churches Praising President Trump’s Call For Churches To Reopen, Plan To Hold Services Sunday
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/23/south-side-churches-praising-president-trumps-call-for-churches-to-reopen-plan-to-hold-services-sunday/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lawmakers’ historic pandemic-driven special session focuses on new budget and Chicago casino – RICK PEARSON, JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-special-session-roundup-20200523-twl7cgkeknefpp2bf44g2aof4e-story.html
— When we have a coronavirus vaccine, will we want to use it? – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: Will the following be forced to be vaccinated: Old people, obese people, and those who have health problems including diabetes?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-vaccine-coronavirus-polio-salk-page-20200522-6v4hng2izjeqjcub4n4g2ud6ji-story.html
— Yes, we’re all ready for life to return to normal, but what price are you willing to pay? – DAVID MCGRATH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-mcgrath-column-st-0524-20200522-gpkbe3rp3bcxzo5wcvufs57gmy-story.html
— Struggling with severely reduced ridership, Metra offers a new $10 daily pass – MARY WISNIEWSKI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-metra-10-pass-ridership-20200520-cdcsclyflrhvxgkcy2a4wgbfma-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No more remote reporting during crunch time in Springfield for me This experience has shown me that a representative democracy is impossible to maintain without including the public. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/22/21268052/no-more-remote-reporting-during-crunch-time-in-springfield-for-me

DAILY HERALD
— House OKs $40 billion state budget
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200523/house-oks-40-billion-state-budget
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Two young men died fighting in Vietnam, and their high school class has never forgotten – Burt Constable
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200523/constable-two-young-men-died-fighting-in-vietnam-and-their-high-school-class-has-never-forgotten
— Wheaton Municipal Band cancels June and July concerts – Gail Sonkin
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200523/wheaton-municipal-band-cancels-june-and-july-concerts

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Some highlights from the state spending plan – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200523/some-highlights-from-state-spending-plan
— Lawsuit: ‘Property seizure’ violates U.S., Illinois constitutions – Rebecca Anzel (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who are/were similarly situated to me. I would focus on those who are/were Republican Precinct Committeemen, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois members, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce members, Illinois Center Right Coalition members, American Association of Political Consultants members, GAO employees, Association of Government Accountants members, IRS employees, Firestone Stores employees, Post Office employees, etc. I would focus on how they view/viewed me and how they treat/treated me. I would focus on those who disapprove/disapproved of my being Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, Republican, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, Crete resident 1948-1972, Wheaton resident since 1978, federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, union member 1966-1969 and 1971-1980, federal retiree since 1997, and/or that my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200523/lawsuit-property-seizure-violates-us-illinois-constitutions
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They are asking a judge to order the state to pay all “similarly situated persons, companies and entities … just compensation.”)

HERALD NEWS
— Republicans rally with open-up supporters in Shorewood – BOB OKON
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/05/23/republicans-rally-with-open-up-supporters-in-shorewood/dh0aqa1/

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Gun owners won’t like Senate Bill 1966 – Al Hayden
https://www.galesburg.com/sports/20200523/outdoors-gun-owners-wont-like-senate-bill-1966

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— All the loopholes states have to ‘balance’ their budgets – Brandon Kochkodin
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/All-the-loopholes-states-have-to-balance-their-15288748.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage sheriff, Milton Township forge partnership
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/05/22/dupage-sheriff-milton-township-forge-partnership/ajdy55e/

CAPITOL FAX
— Senate President Don Harmon talks to reporters
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/24/senate-president-don-harmon-talks-to-reporters/
— Madigan’s closing statement
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/24/madigans-closing-statement/
— Gaming bill passes Senate 42-14 *** Sen. Martwick is in town to vote for the Chicago casino bill
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/23/sen-martwick-is-in-town/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Return of Exclusivity – MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY (DIERSEN: Since 2000 when I was 52 years old, my critics/opponents have been beyond furious that I have had the time and the money needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out free of charge and without any advertising or forced survey questions. I have that time and that money because my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Why was I eligible to take early retirement? I had worked for the federal government for almost 30 years – almost 18 years working for GAO 1980-1997, almost 9 years working for IRS 1971-1980, and almost 3 years working for the Post Office 1966-1969. The last 11 years that I worked for GAO was at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. My critics/opponents paint my Civil Service Retirement System pension and my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy as being an “unfair advantage.” My critics/opponents would never stoop to take the federal jobs that I did. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have not and would not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, and/or f) because they cannot pass a physical examination.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-return-of-exclusivity/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The New York Times has succeeded in the digital era in part because it was the first to introduce an effective paywall model to generate digital subscription revenue. The model is so effective at generating needed revenue that National Review Online has implemented something like it.)

EPOCH TIMES
— 5 Things New Graduates Should Do to Plan Their Careers – ERIC D. JOHNSON AND REBECCA COOK (DIERSEN: I wanted a career in the automotive industry. That all ended in 1971 when I was 22 years old when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/5-things-new-graduates-should-do-to-plan-their-careers_3354171.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Inequality Has Been Laid Bare by the Outbreak. Now What? We’re seeing how what we have compares with what others have, and the differences can matter a lot. – Jay Caspian Kang (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use the pandemic to promote class warfare.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/20/magazine/covid-quarantine-inequality.html
— What if We All Vacationed at Home Again? – Henry Wismayer (DIERSEN: My wife and I have been married since 1978. We have never taken a real vacation. We took short vacations four times each year 1978-1992 after her business trips. But her income dropped in 1992 when she lost her job working for the U.S. League of Savings Institutions and my income dropped much more in 1997 when I lost my job working for GAO. I went on short vacations in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-travel-summer-vacation.html
— Crumbs for the Hungry but Windfalls for the Rich Billions are going to zillionaires under the guise of pandemic relief. – Nicholas Kristof
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-economic-response.html
— Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy? It is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/opinion/sunday/army-base-names-confederacy-racism.html
— Contact Tracing Is Harder Than It Sounds An elite cadre of 20th-century syphilis hunters can teach us a lot about what it takes to stop infections. – Kate Murphy
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/sunday-review/coronavirus-contact-tracing.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Why the tests instituted to lift college diversity are falling out of favor – Shawn Hubler (DIERSEN: What tests have you passed? The tests that I have passed include a) the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old, b) the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, d) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) all the tests necessary to earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976, f) all the tests necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, g) the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, and h) the Post Office employment examination in 1966.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/us/SAT-ACT-abolish-debate-california.html
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Remembering the Nearly 100,000 Lives Lost to Coronavirus in America As the U.S. approaches a grim milestone in the outbreak, The New York Times gathered names of the dead and memories of their lives from obituaries across the country. – Dan Barry, Larry Buchanan, Clinton Cargill, Annie Daniel, Alain Delaquérière, Lazaro Gamio, Gabriel Gianordoli, Richard Harris, Barbara Harvey, John Haskins, Jon Huang, Simone Landon, Juliette Love, Grace Maalouf, Alex Matthews, Farah Mohamed, Steven Moity, Destinée-Charisse Royal, Matt Ruby and Eden Weingart
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/24/us/us-coronavirus-deaths-100000.html

NEW YORK POST
— During coronavirus pandemic, essentials are the new protected class – Michael Goodwin (DIERSEN: Democrats promote dependency on government. Republicans are supposed to promote individual responsibility.)
https://nypost.com/2020/05/23/coronavirus-is-boom-time-for-socialists-goodwin/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For socialists and those who lean that way, pandemic time is boom time. Washington is printing and spending money like never before and both parties support sending cash to businesses and the unemployed. Rent and mortgage payments are being deferred, Medicare-for-all is getting a second look and support is growing for a program that would take the nation across the economic Rubicon — a guaranteed basic income. Seldom is heard those cautionary words of yesteryear, “moral hazard.” A time of great need and fear is shattering any stigma about being on the dole. A logical conclusion is that politics will follow culture and Bernie Sanders- and AOC-types will call the shots in America. Unless ­Republicans and conservatives get on board, they will be consigned to history’s dustbin. Perhaps. But pay attention to another potential reaction to the pandemic. Think of it as the revenge of the nonessentials.)

POLITICUS USA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “The GOP’s Hypocritical Assault on States and the American People.”
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/05/23/opinion-the-gops-hypocritical-assault-on-states-and-the-american-people.html

SHARON MELNICK, PHD
— SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 FLASHBACK: DO YOU CAUSE YOUR OWN PROBLEMS? (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I cause/caused all my own problems. I would focus on those who are/were Republican Precinct Committeemen, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois members, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce members, Illinois Center Right Coalition members, American Association of Political Consultants members, GAO employees, Association of Government Accountants members, IRS employees, Firestone Stores employees, Post Office employees, etc. I would focus on how they view/viewed me and how they treat/treated me. I would focus on those who disapprove/disapproved of my being Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, Republican, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, Crete resident 1948-1972, Wheaton resident since 1978, federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, union member 1966-1969 and 1971-1980, federal retiree since 1997, and/or that my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
https://www.sharonmelnick.com/do-cause-your-own-problems/

May 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Churches to reopen for Sunday service in defiance of Illinois’ stay-at-home order – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/religion/churches-reopen-for-services-in-defiance-of-illinois-stay-at-home-order-/6190541/
— Obama criticizes US coronavirus response in online commencement speech for HBCU graduates He also addressed the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/obama-criticizes-covid-19-response-in-online-graduation-speech/6189204/
— Chicago Ford assembly plant employees return to work with new COVID-19 safety measures in place; ‘I think they’re rushing it’ – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/business/i-think-theyre-rushing-it-chicago-ford-assembly-plant-employees-return-to-work/6189771/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/17/2020

NBC5
— Experts Warn of 2020 ‘Meltdown’ as Election Funding Faces Rocky Path Through Congress “There is a real significant risk to the integrity of the election if we don’t invest now in our election infrastructure.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/experts-warn-of-2020-meltdown-as-election-funding-faces-rocky-path-through-congress/2273343/

CBS2
— Chicago Heights Ford Plant Reopens Monday As Workers Wear COVID-19 ‘Distance’ Watches – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/15/chicago-heights-ford-plant-reopens-monday-as-workers-wear-covid-19-distance-watches/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘Reopen Illinois’ rallies held as Anti-Defamation League condemns Nazi imagery on signs – Michele Fiore
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/reopen-illinois-rallies-held-as-anti-defamation-league-condemns-nazi-imagery-on-signs

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Federal appeals court says Pritzker’s executive order limiting gatherings will almost certainly withstand legal challenge
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200516-ildqrn4e4bhorexpljpc7dur7u-story.html
— Putting ‘me’ first in age of coronavirus not only selfish but dangerous to all of us – DAVID MCGRATH (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you if you do not promote Pritzker.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-mcgrath-column-st-0515-20200515-ilntoackcvcm3jhapo7yqaftqy-story.html
— Find the right person for a job means hunting for ‘unique’ candidates, Naperville recruiter says – STEVE METSCH (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-down-to-business-st-0517-20200515-4pm6sog3arh53fvs47tipx4qwi-story.html
— DuPage PADS unlikely to return to old homeless system in wake of pandemic, outgoing agency CEO says – HILARY DECENT (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who have for many decades steered homeless people to DuPage County, and especially to Milton Township and to Wheaton?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-decent-column-st-0517-20200515-gesmcta5wneoblllyzhlgazwgq-story.html
— We need reasonable, sensible plans from the governor in response to the pandemic – ELIZABETH BAUER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-commentary-elizabeth-bauer-pritzker-stay-home-order-20200515-5rtaay64njcl3jbhgwvtnmdt6a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus live blog, May 16, 2020: Obama criticizes U.S. leaders’ virus response in online graduation speech – Harry Hitzeman (DIERSEN: Those who are sued retaliate against those who sue them. I should write a book about those who I have sued and their retaliation against me.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/16/21260717/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

DAILY HERALD
— Minorities, elderly represent higher rates of COVID-19 infections, deaths – Madhu Krishnamurthy (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats blame Trump for that.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200517/minorities-elderly-represent-higher-rates-of-covid-19-infections-deaths
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In DuPage County, home to communities hardest-hit by the pandemic, Latinos comprise 27.5% of confirmed cases and 14.5% of the county’s population. African Americans make up 5.4% of confirmed cases and 5.3% of the population. Asians represent 6.4% of cases and 12.6% of the population, and whites account for 27.3% of confirmed cases and 79.7% of the population. Mortality rates per 100,000 population are: African Americans, 47.2%, whites, 29.4%, Latinos, 19.8%, and Asians, 16.3%.)
— Elgin church won’t reopen Sunday, threatens suit over COVID-19 shutdown
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200516/elgin-church-wont-reopen-sunday-threatens-suit-over-covid-19-shutdown

WTTW
— Pritzker Creates New Tier of Punishment for Businesses Ignoring COVID-19 Order – Amanda Vinicky (DIERSEN: In Illinois, because of Pritzker and the Democrats, how many businesses are going out of business a) every day and b) every hour?)
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/16/pritzker-creates-new-tier-punishment-businesses-ignoring-covid-19-order
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Bars, restaurants and other businesses that open to customers in defiance of Illinois’ stay-at-home order now risk being charged with a misdemeanor. The new penalty level has been in effect since Friday afternoon when Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration quietly filed the emergency rule. While Pritzker’s executive order requires restaurants, salons and gyms to remain closed to on-site patrons due to COVID-19, the rule change codifies it under Illinois Department of Public Health regulations – violators of which can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. As of Saturday afternoon there’s no indication it has yet been enforced. A Class A misdemeanor in Illinois is punishable by a fine between $75 and $2500.)

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— It’s not the first time the House has taken a hike It is rare, but not unprecedented, for the General Assembly to meet somewhere other than the Capitol. – Doug Finke
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20200516/its-not-first-time-house-has-taken-hike

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— No masks. No gloves. No problem. As coronavirus cases soar, carefree day-trippers from Illinois pour in – Elliot Hughes, Talis Shelbourne and Natalie Brophy
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/05/16/covid-19-cases-spike-but-wisconsin-crowds-kind-done-all/5207558002/

HOMEWOOD FLOSSMOOR CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis-infusion business gets green light in Homewood – David P. Funk
https://hfchronicle.com/article/2020/may/15/cannabis-infusion-business-gets-green-light-homewood

FOX ILLINOIS
— Fourth stay at home order protest draws hundreds to Springfield – Jakob Emerson
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/fourth-protest-of-stay-at-home-order-held-at-state-capitol

WGEM
— Protesters rally outside Illinois Capitol, compare Gov. Pritzker to Hitler
https://wgem.com/2020/05/16/protesters-rally-outside-illinois-capitol-compare-gov-pritzker-to-hitler/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Anti-Defamation League Regional Director calls Pritzker comparisons to Hitler antisemitic, vile – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/anti-defamation-league-regional-director-calls-pritzker-comparisons-to-hitler-antisemitic-vile/
— Lawmakers debate on Heroes Act; Republicans and some Democrats go against bill – Basil John
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/lawmakers-debate-on-heroes-act-republicans-and-some-democrats-go-against-bill/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Fourth stay at home order protest draws hundreds to Springfield – Jakob Emerson
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/fourth-protest-of-stay-at-home-order-held-at-state-capitol
— Champaign County sees negative impact on tourism and economy – Taylor Deckert
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/champaign-county-sees-negative-impact-on-tourism-and-economy

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor Pritzker’s emergency rule change locks down the state for 150 days, makes criminals out of those who violated new rules – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/illinois-governor-pritzkers-emergency-rule-change-locks-down-the-state-for-150-days-makes-criminals-out-of-those-who-violated-new-rules/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Chinese State Media Warn Country Will Interfere in U.S. Election – Adam Kredo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails interfere with elections in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, and in Wheaton’s West District. According to them, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/chinese-state-media-warn-country-will-interfere-in-u-s-election/

FOX NEWS
— Lawmakers can protect the elderly and reopen the economy – Bobby Jindal
https://finance.yahoo.com/video/lawmakers-protect-elderly-reopen-economy-232246055.html

BREITBART
— Pelosi Coronavirus Plan Bails Out the Rich with Tax Breaks, Cheap Labor – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/16/pelosi-coronavirus-plan-bails-out-the-rich-with-tax-breaks-cheap-labor/
— Congress Needs to Wake Up About State and Local Government Layoffs – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/05/15/pollak-congress-needs-to-wake-up-about-state-and-local-government-layoffs/

THE HILL
— Trump and Biden signal bitter general election with latest attack ads – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: Expect that ever-increasingly, Biden will call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK member, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Expect that ever-increasingly, Biden will promise to use the federal government to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/497885-trump-biden-signal-bitter-general-election-latest-attack-ads

NBC NEWS
— NYC tourist who posted pics at the beach in Hawaii arrested for violating quarantine rule – Minyvonne Burke
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/2020-05-16-coronavirus-news-n1208496/ncrd1208636#blogHeader

NEW YORK TIMES
— Dealing With the Dark Side of Low Interest Rates When you borrow, low interest rates are fabulous. But if you need to live on your savings, you will be receiving far less income. – Jeff Sommer (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, interest rates are less than inflation.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/business/strategies-investing-interest-rates.html
— I’m Sick of Asking Children to Be Resilient It’s time for reparations and resources and to not expect kids to “rise above.” – Mona Hanna-Attisha (DIERSEN: In what municipality were you raised? I was raised in Crete 1948-1972. I should write a book about Crete-haters who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) Crete and b) those like me who were raised in Crete who are White, male, German American, Missouri Synod Lutheran, and/or non-veteran. I would focus on Crete-haters in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Crete-haters who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on Crete-haters who continue to demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as being a newcomer even though I have lived in Wheaton since 1978.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/opinion/sunday/flint-inequality-race-coronavirus.html
— FRONT PAGE: How Washington Learned to Embrace the Budget Deficit Many economists who once warned of mounting debt are now urging lawmakers to spend more to combat economic pain from coronavirus. – Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: Until last year, my wife and I had never spent more than our income. According to my critics/opponents, we were able to do that only because a) we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, b) the federal government grossly overpaid me, c) my federal retirement benefits are much too generous, d) my wife had good jobs, e) I avoided the draft, and f) I have had good health.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/16/business/deficits-virus-economists-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Crisis exposes how America has hollowed out its government. – Dan Balz (DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) how Republicans used budget cuts to hollow out GAO and b) how the Democrats who ran GAO used those budget cuts to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/government-hollowed-out-weaknesses/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chronic weaknesses are well known Gene Dodaro, the comptroller general, leads the Government Accountability Office, the agency that is tasked with being a watchdog for government performance. He sees structural weaknesses that constantly impede performance. “The hardest part of my job is getting people to focus on things before they become a crisis,” he said. The GAO regularly produces a list of areas of high risk in government performance. The most recent, issued in 2019, began with this assessment: “The ratings for more than half of the 35 areas on the 2019 High Risk List remain largely unchanged. Since GAO’s last update in 2017, seven areas improved, three regressed, and two showed mixed progress.”)

FORBES
— Republicans ‘Appalled’ By $3 Trillion Heroes Act, As Democrats Urge Its Passing – Sergei Klebnikov
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/05/16/republicans-appalled-by-3-trillion-heroes-act-as-democrats-urge-its-passing/#40f808ec7599

TIME
— Welcome to the First Global Economic Depression of Our Lifetimes – IAN BREMMER
https://time.com/5837442/first-global-depression-our-lifetimes/

DAILY BEAST
— It’s Not Just Sheriffs—Now Prosecutors Refuse to Enforce Illinois Lockdown – Tracy Connor
https://www.thedailybeast.com/prosecutors-refuse-to-enforce-illinois-gov-jb-pritzkers-lockdown

SUN
— ‘OPEN ILLINOIS’ Protesters calling for end to coronavirus lockdown have tense standoff with Chicago cops despite gov’s vow to open state – Erica Davies
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11641674/illinois-coronavirus-lockdown-protests-standoff-cops-chicago/

May 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois Live: IL reports deadliest day yet as COVID-19 cases top 84K with over 3.7K deaths; Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order challenged by state rep. Illinois surpasses 4K new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/live-gov-pritzker-gives-covid-19-update-on-new-cases-deaths-/6178259/
— Downstate Madison County reopens businesses, defying Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/business/downstate-county-reopens-businesses-despite-order/6178590/
— Jerome Powell warns of long-lasting recession from coronavirus pandemic – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/fed-chair-warns-of-long-lasting-recession-from-pandemic/6179215/

NBC5
— Illinois Records Its Deadliest Day of Coronavirus Pandemic So Far The state recorded 192 additional deaths in 24 hours, health officials said
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-records-its-deadliest-day-of-coronavirus-pandemic-so-far/2271483/
— Madison County Begins Reopening in Defiance of Stay-at-Home Order Madison County’s Board of Health voted 26-2 to approve a four-phased reopening plan that begins Wednesday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/madison-county-begins-reopening-in-defiance-of-stay-at-home-order/2271380/
— US Virus Updates: Trump Calls Dr. Fauci’s Reopening Warnings ‘Unacceptable’; Ousted Vaccine Expert to Testify
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/us-coronavirus-updates-deadline-for-stimulus-check-direct-deposit-calif-official-scuffle-with-protesters/2271182/
— Pandemic Wrecks Many State Budgets, Could Trigger Deep Cuts Many states expect their revenue to plunge by 15% to 20%
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pandemic-wrecks-many-state-budgets-could-trigger-deep-cuts/2271491/

CBS2
— Fight Over Stay-At-Home Order May Be Coming When Illinois General Assembly Meets Next Week – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/13/fight-over-stay-at-home-order-may-be-coming-when-illinois-general-assembly-meets-next-week/
— Illinois Lawmakers To Return To Springfield Next Week To Debate Budget, Legislation To Address COVID-19 Crisis
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/13/illinois-lawmakers-to-return-to-springfield-next-week-to-debate-budget-legislation-to-address-covid-19-crisis/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports highest single-day death toll from COVID-19
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-highest-single-day-death-toll-from-covid-19
— DuPage sees ‘unusual spike’ in overdose deaths during coronavirus pandemic: coroner
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dupage-sees-unusual-spike-in-overdose-deaths-during-coronavirus-pandemic-coroner
— Safety measures to govern Illinois Legislature’s return to capital – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/safety-measures-to-govern-illinois-legislatures-return-to-capital

WGN TV
— Illinois legislature to hold 1st special session since coronavirus pandemic began – Tahman Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-legislature-to-hold-1st-special-session-since-coronavirus-pandemic-began/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials report 192 deaths from COVID-19, the highest total in a 24-hour period
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200513-3m6hjzvbj5anneskl6bqhzdi7y-story.html
— Illinois legislators set to return to Springfield next week with a number of COVID-19 precautions in place – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-legislature-20200513-v65m2gsodnfmbod2jrkpqjccta-story.html
— Trump ramps up expulsions of young migrants and asylum seekers, citing the coronavirus pandemic – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-migrants-asylum-seekers-20200513-cnowvqkrh5fflmuwd643j6qdku-story.html
— Federal judge spikes 2 Chicago-area churches’ legal challenge to Pritzker’s stay-at-home order – JASON MEISNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-judge-denies-churches-reopening-lawsuit-20200513-ddh7ill46feh7olansug33bboq-story.html
— An outbreak of overspending in Springfield and D.C. would cost us all – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-pritzker-springfield-spending-pelosi-wisconsi-20200513-r67cnm4bnnd4vh264jelni7gri-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Legislators back to Springfield next week — with faces covered, COVID-19 tests taken and temperatures checked The surprise call comes just a day after Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he wants legislators back to both approve a budget and try to work on a state plan to help businesses and unemployed people. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/13/21257310/illinois-legislators-return-springfield-budget-pandemic-issues
— Politicians pushing to reopen faster are ‘idiots,’ says expert, blaming those not following rules for continued rise in COVID-19 cases
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/13/21257023/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— U.S. judge sides with Pritzker in religious challenge as governor moves more lawsuits to federal court U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman found Pritzker’s order “has nothing to do with suppressing religion and everything to do with reducing infections and saving lives.” – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/13/21257740/federal-judge-denies-bid-churches-worship-despite-pritzkers-order

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker warns of ‘consequences’ for defying stay-at-home order – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200513/pritzker-warns-of-consequences-for-defying-stay-at-home-order
— Shutdown supporters take on constitutional-rights backers in final Kane County COVID-19 chat – James fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200513/shutdown-supporters-take-on-constitutional-rights-backers-in-final-kane-county-covid-19-chat
— Feds provide $161 million for DuPage County’s COVID-19 response – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200513/feds-provide-161-million-for-dupage-countys-covid-19-response
— DuPage seeing spike in drug overdose deaths
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200513/dupage-seeing-spike-in-drug-overdose-deaths

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker threatens consequences for early reopeners To communities downstate that are opening on their own, the governor warns of regulatory action or losing out on federal recovery funds. “You weren’t elected to do what’s easy. You were elected to do what’s right.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pritzker-threatens-consequences-early-reopeners
— Polls: Thumbs-up for Pritzker’s handling of COVID-19 A survey for the Washington Post rates most governors quite positively—and President Donald Trump claims credit. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/polls-thumbs-pritzkers-handling-covid-19

WTTW
— Illinois Lawmakers Will Meet on Budget, COVID-19 Issues Next Week – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/13/illinois-lawmakers-will-meet-budget-covid-19-issues-next-week

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Metro East Democrats Request Move to Phase 3 on Friday – Doug Jenkins
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=303921#.XrwixyN_OM8

BELLEVIEW NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Contact tracing is key to fighting COVID-19 in Illinois. Here’s how you can help. – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article242663501.html

SOUTHERN
— Illinois’ border city mayors speak out as businesses reopen across state lines – Molly Parker
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/state-and-regional/illinois-border-city-mayors-speak-out-as-businesses-reopen-across-state-lines/article_6df2d366-1f4d-5b26-a5e7-f5f808e37a39.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Shelby County Board votes to reopen businesses
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/shelby-county-board-votes-to-reopen-businesses
— Will Illinoisans vote entirely by mail in November? – Sydney Dorner
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/fwill-illinoisans-vote-entirely-by-mail-in-november

NPR ILLINOIS
— Is Coronavirus Pandemic Causing Your Food Bill To Go Up?
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/coronavirus-pandemic-causing-your-food-bill-go#stream/0
— Jewish Americans Say They Are Scapegoated For The Coronavirus Spread – MATT KATZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/jewish-americans-say-they-are-scapegoated-coronavirus-spread#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois receives ‘D’ grade for its coronavirus reopening strategy
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-receives-d-grade-for-its-coronavirus-reopening-strategy/article_fd228282-951d-11ea-afe4-3397482751a7.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor facing amended complaint in the Darren Bailey law suit – can he “avert” the coming disaster? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/illinois-governor-facing-amended-complaint-in-the-darren-bailey-law-suit-can-he-avert-the-coming-disaster/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— 3-IN-4 ILLINOISANS SUPPORT REOPENING SMALL BUSINESSES IMMEDIATELY – Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/3-in-4-illinoisans-support-reopening-small-businesses-immediately/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRITZKER TO FACE ANOTHER LAWSUIT – THIS ONE FROM WILL COUNTY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/pritzker-to-face-another-lawsuit-this-one-from-will-county-.html
— GRUNDY COUNTY BOARD CALLS ON PRITZKER TO CHANGE “RESTORE ILLINOIS” HEALTH REGION BOUNDARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/grundy-county-board-calls-on-pritzker-to-change-restore-illinois-health-region-boundary.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,677 new cases, 192 additional deaths (a record)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/13/1677-new-cases-192-additional-deaths-a-record/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/13/covid-19-roundup-37/
— Session will be limited to seven topics, some broader than others
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/13/session-will-be-limited-to-seven-topics-some-broader-than-others/
— Illinois pays high price on bond sale, but still pays slightly less than offering price
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/13/illinois-pays-high-price-on-bond-sale-but-still-pays-slightly-less-than-offering-price/
— “How many people dying are we willing to accept to open the economy?”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/13/how-many-people-dying-are-we-willing-to-accept-to-open-the-economy/
— Pritzker warns businesses, counties – Apologizes for baseball remarks – Implore local officials “not to give into a minority” who ignore the science – “They’re the ones who bear the responsibility” – Quarantined governor asked why he isn’t traveling – Suggests business owners thinking of reopening should visit a hospital – Rambles through 28-day explanation – Asked about super-minority bills – No other staff has tested positive – Addresses more IDES complaints – Says nursing homes are getting “many more” tests than other facilities – Asked about a 2001 AG opinion – Calls Willie Wilson 100 church reopening “enormous mistake” – Dr. Ezike on death count – Dr. Ezike says child inflammatory syndrome a “spectrum of disorders” – Dr. Ezike explains positivity percentages – State needs federal help to fund any state aid package – “We’ll be continually accessing the public markets” – Doesn’t oppose Navy Pier federal PPP loans – Fall semester guidance too far off to predict – Repeats dire need for federal funds – Extends Bloomington drive-through testing through next week – Need more data on Chinese restaurant study – Horse racing will reopen when it’s safe to do so
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/13/pritzker-warns-businesses-counties/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Liberal journalists cry wolf over Trump ‘racism’ toward Asian American reporter – Brad Polumbo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/after-trump-spars-with-weijia-jiang-liberal-journalists-cry-wolf-over-racism

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Americans Say China to Blame for Pandemic Poll shows two-thirds of Americans say China at fault – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/poll-china-to-blame-for-pandemic/

GOPUSA
— Coronavirus Immunity Cards — What A Terrible Idea!
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88841

POLITICO
— Trump vs. the skeptics: Reopening fight highlights polar opposite outcomes Reopening quickly could boost Trump and the economy. It could also spark catastrophe.- BEN WHITE
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/13/recession-odepression-america-reopening-scenarios-252984

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Era of Offshoring U.S. Jobs Is Over The pandemic, and Trump’s trade policy, are accelerating a trend to bring manufacturing back to America. – Robert E. Lighthizer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/11/opinion/coronavirus-jobs-offshoring.html

JD SUPRA
— Deciding Who To Bring Back to Work? Be Wary of Discrimination Risks
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/deciding-who-to-bring-back-to-work-be-69671/

May 2 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Gov. Pritzker says major plan to trace COVID-19 cases needed before re-opening – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pritzker-says-major-plan-to-trace-covid-19-cases-needed-before-re-opening/6143684/
— Michigan militia calling for coronavirus-related restrictions to be lifted puts armed protest in the spotlight – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/michigan-militia-puts-armed-protest-in-the-spotlight/6144652/

NBC5
— NBC 5 Investigates: 44 Percent of IL Coronavirus Deaths Tied to Nursing Homes – Katie Kim and Lisa Capitanini
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/nbc-5-investigates-44-percent-of-il-coronavirus-deaths-tied-to-nursing-homes/2265342/
— Michigan Militia Puts Armed Protest in the Spotlight – Sara Burnett
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/michigan-militia-puts-armed-protest-in-the-spotlight/2265455/
— Chicago Police Issued More Than 4,600 Dispersal Orders, Arrested 17 in Enforcing Stay-at-Home Order in April
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-issued-more-than-4600-dispersal-orders-arrested-17-in-enforcing-stay-at-home-order-in-april/2265076/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Protesters statewide demand Governor Pritzker reopen Illinois – Dane Placko
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/protesters-statewide-demand-governor-pritzker-reopen-illinois
— Was Illinois prepared when pandemic hit? Let’s get fired up! – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/680155

WGN TV
— Message remains the same as state reports over 3k cases Friday, eases restrictions
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-health-officials-announce-over-3k-new-covid-19-cases-state-total-at-56k/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Time for states to reopen their economies? Political divisions emerge as Midwest governors weigh coronavirus cases vs. unemployment. – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-midwest-governors-pandemic-reopen-businesses-20200501-wagokkrburbkzfbkaopwasyfpi-htmlstory.html
— Why it matters when Gov. J.B. Pritzker wears a mask – ETHAN BUENO DE MESQUITA AND MEHDI SHADMEHR (DIERSEN: If you had to wear a mask to attend an event, how much would that discourage you from attending that event?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-masks-social-norms-leadership-20200501-xmxrtw6pmjapzavku5q2cyeeei-story.html
— Ravinia cancellation will cost Highland Park $1 million in lost taxes, but mayor says it was correct decision – JOHN KEILMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-ravinia-cancellation-impact-20200501-tqvg26bayzhsfljbuw6q27ywmu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s incompetent crowd shows who the real nonessential workers are. It’s the people whose work can’t be done sitting home in front of a computer, and who can’t afford not to show up, whose contributions we forget to acknowledge.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/30/21242220/gene-lyons-coronavirus-covid-19-donald-trump-incompetence-blue-state-bailouts

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Amid the clamor for reopening, a wary voice for workers This state rep has been putting public and private pressure on manufacturers to literally clean up their acts. – RICH MILLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/rich-miller-springfield/amid-clamor-reopening-wary-voice-workers

WTTW
— Pritzker Hopes Contact Tracing ‘Army’ Can Help Slow Spread of COVID-19 New statewide totals: 56,055 cases, 2,457 deaths – Matt Masterson
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/01/pritzker-hopes-contact-tracing-army-can-help-slow-spread-covid-19

WBEZ
— Angry People Have Shown Up At Closed Illinois Unemployment Offices, Prompting Police Protection For Workers State unemployment offices are closed to the public, but some people angry about not being able to file for benefits are showing up anyway. – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://www.wbez.org/stories/angry-people-have-shown-up-at-closed-illinois-unemployment-offices-prompting-police-protection-for-workers/aa9a1f7a-2cdb-4ce5-a527-2fa83bb7eb79

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois preparing for massive contact-tracing project; Protests held in Springfield, Chicago as new stay-home order takes effect – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/watch-now-illinois-preparing-for-massive-contact-tracing-project-protests-held-in-springfield-chicago-as/article_ae846707-11da-5dce-b0b0-d315a07a1253.html
— 4 new coronavirus cases confirmed; McLean County total, 99 – Kevin Barlow
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/4-new-coronavirus-cases-confirmed-mclean-county-total-99/article_e6c0b164-a180-5c9c-98d0-a0b214f2e0f4.html
— Libertarian Party draws top ballot slot for McLean County November election – Maria Nagle (DIERSEN: What do you say to Libertarians who falsely claim to be Republican?)
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/libertarian-party-draws-top-ballot-slot-for-mclean-county-november-election/article_91c48fff-1924-505a-9116-d1b493ece95f.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Gun Ranges Consider Suing State Over Shutdown – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=303298#.Xq1zjCN_OM8

EFFINGHAM NEWS LEADER
— Shelby County State’s Attorney Addresses Wearing Masks While Carrying Firearm – Greg Sapp
http://www.thexradio.com/news/78-local-news/44448-shelby-county-state-s-attorney-addresses-wearing-masks-while-carrying-firearm

WEEK
— Don’t punish downstate, LaHood tells Pritzker
https://week.com/2020/05/02/dont-punish-downstate-lahood-tells-pritzker/
— Hundreds join Capitol protest to Reopen Illinois – Mike Miletich
https://week.com/2020/05/01/hundreds-join-capitol-protest-to-reopen-illinois/
— Delta looks to suspend Peoria airport service, citing coronavirus pandemic – Howard Packowitz
https://week.com/2020/05/02/delta-looks-to-suspend-peoria-airport-service-citing-coronavirus-pandemic/

WGLT
— Sen. Brady: Return To Springfield Could De-Escalate Stay-At-Home Order Tensions – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/sen-brady-return-springfield-could-de-escalate-stay-home-order-tensions#stream/0

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— With quirks and restrictions, many states lift lockdowns – AP
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/like-i-just-got-out-of-jail-states-ease-their-lockdowns

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
— COVID-19 pandemic brings Flash Index crashing down from February high Last two months mark sharpest decline in the index’s history – J. Fred Giertz
https://igpa.uillinois.edu/Report/flash-index-march-april2020

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Chicago Nurses Show Up To Denounce Open Illinois Protesters: ‘We Are Tired Of Seeing People Die’ About 200 protesters gathered outside the Thompson Center Friday to call for an end to the state’s stay at home order. But nurses weren’t having it. – Bob Chiarito
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/05/01/chicago-nurses-show-up-to-denounce-open-illinois-protesters-we-are-tired-of-seeing-people-die/

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Coronavirus Update: 3,245 Cases, 174 Deaths This article includes a breakdown of coronavirus cases by municipality. – Lisa Marie Farver,
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-coronavirus-update-3-245-cases-174-deaths

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Of 88 Chicago public health professionals, only 1 voted Republican in 2018 primaries – April Bamburg
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/534091589-analysis-of-88-chicago-public-health-professionals-only-1-voted-republican-in-2018-primaries

WIREPOINTS
— Open Illinois’ economy: Recessions and depressions kill – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/recessions-and-depressions-kill-opponents-of-opening-the-economy-refuse-to-acknowledge-that-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Days after scoffing at the suggestion, Gov Pritzker hints opening Illinois by regions – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/days-after-scoffing-at-the-suggestion-gov-pritzker-hints-opening-illinios-by-regions/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER SHOULD LOOK TO OTHER STATES TO DEVELOP A RESPONSIBLE REOPENING PLAN – Amy Korte
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-should-look-to-other-states-to-develop-a-responsible-reopening-plan/
— ILLINOIS POLITICIANS HAVE BEEN BANKING ON A BAILOUT FOR YEARS. DON’T GIVE IT TO THEM. – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-politicians-have-been-banking-on-a-bailout-for-years-dont-give-it-to-them/

FOX NEWS
— NY Times, MSNBC journalist warns fascism could come to US if coronavirus shutdowns wreck economy – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/ny-times-msnbc-journalist-warns-fascism-could-come-to-us-if-coronavirus-shutdowns-wreck-economy
— Tucker: Totalitarianism doesn’t shock us any more
https://6do.news/article/2598229-41

GOPUSA
— California Rebels: Protesters Face Off With Cops At Capitol As They Demand Freedom
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88332
— Grisham Locks Down Gallup, NM, Blocks Roads Into City Under Riot Control Act
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88330
— Massachusetts Officials Demand: Masks On, Or Else
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88338

TOWNHALL
— Profiling the Democrats – Marvin Folkertsma (DIERSEN: From what I see, overwhelmingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/marvinfolkertsma/2020/05/02/profiling-the-democrats-a-summary-n2567784

PJ MEDIA
— Illinois Governor Relents on Religious Gatherings—But There’s a Catch – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/05/01/il-governor-adds-exercise-of-religion-to-essential-activities-in-stay-at-home-order-n387492

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood cheers spike in webcam abortions as COVID-19 ‘silver lining’ One telemed provider claims that requests for chemical abortions doubled in March and April over the previous two months. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthood-cheers-covid-19-silver-lining-spike-in-webcam-abortions

HOT AIR
— Coming Soon From The Trump Campaign: Red MAGA Face Masks
https://hotair.com/archives/allahpundit/2020/05/01/coming-soon-trump-campaign-red-maga-face-masks/

THE HILL
— Democrats accused of double standard on Biden, Kavanaugh – JONATHAN EASLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/495757-democrats-accused-of-double-standard-on-biden-kavanaugh
— Trump on course for reelection, even if he loses the popular vote – JOSHUA H. SANDMAN
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/494804-trump-on-course-for-reelection-even-if-he-loses-the-popular-vote
— Five ways the coronavirus could change American politics – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/495761-five-ways-the-coronavirus-could-change-american-politics

ABC NEWS
— Estimated 57 million Americans job vulnerable under COVID-19 Hispanic and black people are more likely to hold vulnerable jobs.
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/estimated-57-million-americans-job-vulnerable-covid-19/story?id=70461148

NEW YORK TIMES
— Fearing Political Peril, Republicans Edge Away From Trump on Pandemic Response Moderate Republicans in competitive districts are navigating a careful balance in addressing the coronavirus crisis, eager to put some distance between themselves and a president whose response has been criticized. – Catie Edmondson and Rebecca R. Ruiz (DIERSEN: What do moderate Republican Party activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. think of you? The aforesaid work with Democrat plants, Libertarian pants, Green plants, and RINOs to a) discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) discourage everyone from reading those emails, c) drive conservatives out of the Republican Party, that is, drive the base of the Republican Party out of the Republican Party, and d) destroy the Republican Party..)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/02/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-republicans.html
— Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical Shortages The president announced the nomination of an inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services, who, if confirmed, would replace an acting official whose report embarrassed Mr. Trump. – Peter Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/us/politics/trump-health-department-watchdog.html
— Capitol Lacks Tests for Returning Senators While White House Tests Many in Trump’s Circle As senators prepare to return on Monday, Congress’s doctor warned that he does not have the capacity to test all 100 for coronavirus. At the White House, the president and many of his aides are tested repeatedly. – Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Nicholas Fandos and Katie Rogers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/us/politics/coronavirus-testing-senate-white-house.html
— As More States Reopen, Protesters Chafe at — Restrictions The F.D.A. issued emergency approval for an antiviral drug. High school seniors appear reluctant to commit to a college for the fall.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/us/coronavirus-updates.html
— TRAGIC: Big Government? For Now, Most Americans Say Bring It On Battered by the coronavirus, the American public is increasingly looking to the federal government to provide an economic lifeline, polls suggest. – Giovanni Russonello
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/us/politics/coronavirus-spending-polls.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Technology once used to combat ISIS propaganda is enlisted by Democratic group to counter Trump’s coronavirus messaging – Isaac Stanley-Becker (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on a) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois; b) those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican; and c) those who have their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work for them.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/technology-once-used-to-combat-isis-propaganda-is-enlisted-by-democratic-group-to-counter-trumps-coronavirus-messaging/2020/05/01/6bed5f70-8a5b-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The group, Defeat Disinfo, will use artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the president’s claims on social media. It will seek to intervene by identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across the country — in some cases paying users with large followings to take sides against the president. The initiative reflects fears within the Democratic Party that Trump’s unwavering digital army may help sustain him through the pandemic, as it has through past controversies, even as the economy craters, tens of thousands have died, and Trump suffers in the polls.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Need something to love about Trump? Watch him humiliate his most loyal hacks. The joys of political schadenfreude.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/30/need-something-love-about-trump-watch-him-humiliate-his-most-loyal-hacks/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— The pandemic has amplified ageism. ‘It’s open season for discrimination’ against older adults – LAURA NEWBERRY (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who promote age discrimination? They focus on promoting age discrimination against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-01/coronavirus-pandemic-has-amplified-ageism
— Coronavirus energizes the labor movement. Can it last? – MARGOT ROOSEVELT
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-05-01/coronavirus-labor-unions-mobilize-california

USA TODAY
— Masks, temperature checks, empty rows: Post-coronavirus concerts could look very different – Gary Dinges (DIERSEN: If you had to wear a mask to attend an event, how much would that discourage you from attending that event?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2020/05/01/coronavirus-when-concerts-return-expect-much-different-experience/3055806001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Makes Push for Seniors as Coronavirus Crisis Erodes Support President trails Joe Biden in polls among older voters, who are paying close attention to his handling of the pandemic—and watching his press briefings – Michael C. Bender and Ken Thomas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-makes-push-for-seniors-as-coronavirus-crisis-erodes-support-11588340018

MARKET WATCH
— Why millions of older workers will pay a big financial price—forever—from the coronavirus Even in good times, age discrimination is rampant – Paul Brandus (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who promote age discrimination? They focus on promoting age decimation against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-millions-of-older-workers-will-pay-a-big-financial-priceforeverfrom-the-coronavirus-2020-05-01

TECH REPUBLIC
— Majority of Americans would feel uncomfortable returning to work now Faith solid with medical and scientific experts: 63% of Americans polled by Qualtrics want the CDC to officially give the “all clear.” – N.F. Mendoza (DIERSEN: If you had to wear a mask to attend an event, how much would that discourage you from attending that event?)
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/majority-of-americans-would-feel-uncomfortable-returning-to-work-now/

May 1 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois face mask order starts Friday, groups scramble to distribute masks to those in need
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-illinois-face-mask-chicago/6141574/
— Illinois unemployment claims spike to 830K statewide as IDES scrambles to open call center – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/unemployment-benefits-illinois-ides/6141377/
— Illinois coronavirus contact tracing, COVID-19 testing concerns cause challenges for pandemic tracking – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner and Jonathan Fagg
https://abc7chicago.com/cornavirus-illinois-coronavirus-update-test/6141274/

NBC5
— Public Health Officials Agree Contact Tracing is Necessary to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/public-health-officials-agree-contact-tracing-is-necessary-to-help-prevent-the-spread-of-coronavirus/2264780/
— Cases Remain High In Home Of Lawmaker Who Challenged Pritzker Virus Order Adequate testing was reported in Winnebago County only 6% of the time, NBC 5 Investigates found
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/data-reveals-insufficient-testing-in-parts-of-winnebago-county/2264680/
— Chicago Police Officers Required to Wear Protective Face Masks, Gloves Effective Midnight Friday The memo comes the evening prior to when Illinois’ modified stay-at-home order is set to take place
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-officers-required-to-wear-protective-face-masks-gloves-effective-midnight-friday/2264701/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois casinos to stay closed until further notice due to COVID-19 – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-casinos-to-stay-closed-until-further-notice-due-to-covid-19
— Slowed COVID-19 spread leaves 1,000s of makeshift beds empty in Illinois
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/slowed-covid-19-spread-leaves-1000s-of-makeshift-beds-empty-in-illinois

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Masks at the ready: Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s modified stay-at-home order kicks in Friday amid legal and political pushback – DAN PETRELLA, RICK PEARSON, ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-pritzker-20200501-oeyl34k275gr3eai7gytkdcj4a-story.html
— Gov. Pritzker says coronavirus contact tracing is a key to reopening Illinois. Public health leaders concede the system isn’t ready yet. – HAL DARDICK and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-pritzker-contact-tracing-20200501-74e5vzzj7fgzraypw5sljizvmq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Illinois residents give Pritzker thumbs-up, Trump thumbs-down in the middle on handling of coronavirus crisis.” (DIERSEN: What percent of Illinois residents are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? Pritzker promises to give more and more and more preference to the aforesaid.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-illinois-poll-pritzker-trump-stay-at-home-20200501-qxs3awpow5bzxfpqbihij3zj5m-story.html
— Judges rule in favor of Chicago in sanctuary city fight with Trump Justice Department – JOHN BYRNE (DIERSEN: America-haters are over-joyed.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-rahm-emanuel-donald-trump-sanctuary-cities-suit-20200430-3pmfpqaagfdv3mx6ozrnxxmh34-story.html
— Can Gov. J.B. Pritzker handle the pushback against his coronavirus edicts? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-jb-pritkzer-michael-madigan-kass-20200501-jpguz4v3kvbv7fwtaavqkrowhy-story.html
— Time for states to reopen their economy? Political divisions emerge as Midwest governors weigh coronavirus cases vs. unemployment. – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-midwest-governors-pandemic-reopen-businesses-20200501-wagokkrburbkzfbkaopwasyfpi-htmlstory.html
— Which Midwest states are reopening economies amid the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s a breakdown – BILL RUTHHART and KORI RUMORE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-which-midwest-states-are-reopening-20200501-hdisohtnbfd7tbgmmohgtw4fse-htmlstory.html
— Cost of emergency housing during pandemic rises to $300,000 and more for DuPage Pads and BEDS Plus – KIMBERLY FORNEK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/clarendon-hills/ct-dch-homeless-dupage-pads-beds-tl-0507-20200430-avjlqz7wvbctpjvdaukq7qtkya-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— State unemployment funds going broke from record flood of claims Illinois and other states may be forced to raise taxes on employers as their unemployment trust funds face financial collapse, analysts say.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/state-unemployment-funds-going-broke-record-flood-claims
— Freedom to worship? Pritzker adds ‘free exercise of religion’ as ‘essential’ activity in new order — but not large gatherings The extended executive order contains a key change under permitted examples of leaving the home for “essential activities” during the coronavirus pandemic. But any religious gatherings are limited to ten people. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/30/21243640/illinois-stay-at-home-order-jb-pritzker-free-exercise-religion
— How Gov. Pritzker could slow the spread of COVID-19 at Cook County Jail The governor should lift an executive order that prevents 120 convicted detainees at the jail from being transferred to state prisons. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/30/21242699/cook-county-jail-covid-19-gov-j-b-pritzker-illinois-department-corrections-pandemic-idoc-editorial
— Illinois ‘fair map’ plans for Legislature and Congress unfair to Latinos The current legislative maps empower Latinos to elect leaders who truly represent our best interests. – U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García, et al. (DIERSEN: The following groups want maps empower them: those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/30/21241677/illinois-fair-map-plan-unfair-latinos-suntimes-letters
— Armed suspects sought in Wheaton gas station robbery: police The trio entered a Bucky’s convenience store on Roosevelt Road and held three people at gunpoint, police say.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/5/1/21243968/wheaton-gas-station-robbery-buckys-convenience-store-roosevelt

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Cabello opposes ‘police state’ order, but wants all public officials to wear body cams – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: I have purchased a body camera and I reserve my right to use it to better document threats made against me.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200430/bernard-schoenburg-cabello-opposes–police-state-order-but-wants-all-public-officials-to-wear-body-cams

FOX ILLINOIS
— ‘Everyone’s watching’: Biden’s VP audition process begins – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/everyones-watching-bidens-vp-audition-process-begins
— How law enforcement want you to comply with face mask, covering executive order – Haydee Clotter
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/how-law-enforcement-want-you-to-comply-with-face-mask-covering-executive-order
— Trump predicts ‘spectacular’ rebound as economy plunges
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-predicts-spectacular-rebound-as-economy-plunges
— Trump harshly blames China for pandemic; a lab ‘mistake’?
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-harshly-blames-china-for-pandemic-a-lab-mistake
— Pelosi: $1T needed to avert state, city layoffs from virus
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pelosi-1t-needed-to-avert-state-city-layoffs-from-virus

NPR ILLINOIS
— Russia’s Prime Minister Says He Has Coronavirus, As Country Tops 100,000 Cases – SCOTT NEUMAN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/russias-prime-minister-says-he-has-coronavirus-country-tops-100000-cases#stream/0
— Passengers Must Wear Masks On Major Airlines To Cut Spread Of Coronavirus – DAVID SCHAPER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/passengers-must-wear-masks-major-airlines-cut-spread-coronavirus#stream/0

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— As states reopen, Evanston’s post-coronavirus path remains unclear – Andrew Myers (DIERSEN: What path to reopening does your municipality, your township, and your county have?)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/04/30/city/as-states-reopen-evanstons-post-coronavirus-path-remains-unclear/

BATAVIA PATCH
— Coronavirus Cases in Batavia Double In 10 Days; 38 Total – Jason Addy
https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-cases-batavia-double-10-025817462.html

PROPUBLICA
— In Chicago, Urban Density May Not Be to Blame for the Spread of the Coronavirus The communities hardest hit by the coronavirus in Chicago are low-density black and Hispanic neighborhoods, including ones where economic decline and population loss have caused more people to live in the same household. – Haru Coryne
https://www.propublica.org/article/in-chicago-urban-density-may-not-be-to-blame-for-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— City Will Give 1 Million Masks To Residents, And Lightfoot Predicts We Could Wear Them Rest Of The Year Face coverings and masks can prevent people from unknowingly transmitting coronavirus to others. – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/04/30/city-will-give-1-million-masks-to-residents-and-lightfoot-predicts-well-wear-them-rest-of-the-year/

CENTER SQUARE
— Firearm range may sue Illinois if they’re kept from opening as essential business – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/firearm-range-may-sue-illinois-if-they-re-kept-from-opening-as-essential-business/article_31d584b2-8b04-11ea-b69b-578efab17912.html

WIREPOINTS
— The other curve: We’re not flattening it, it’s flattening us. – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/the-other-curve-were-not-flattening-it-its-flattening-us-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER WRONGLY CLAIMS AN ILLINOIS BUDGET SURPLUS ‘IF NOT FOR CORONAVIRUS’ – Adam Schuster and Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-wrongly-claims-an-illinois-budget-surplus-if-not-for-coronavirus/
— ILLINOIS FARMERS SEE LITTLE THAT IS FAIR ABOUT PRITZKER’S ‘FAIR TAX’ – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-farmers-see-little-that-is-fair-about-pritzkers-fair-tax/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WAS THE SHUTDOWN NECESSARY?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/was-the-shutdown-necessary.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Rep. Bailey asks to withdraw TRO, says he will file an amended complaint
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/01/rep-bailey-asks-to-withdraw-tro-says-he-will-file-an-amended-complaint/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Forced face masking is a civil rights offense – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/1/forced-face-masking-civil-rights-offense/

FOX NEWS
— Trump suggests he’s seen evidence indicating coronavirus came from Wuhan lab, compares WHO to PR agency
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-suggests-hes-seen-evidence-indicating-coronavirus-came-from-wuhan-lab-compares-who-to-pr-agency

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Conservative Leaders Urge Trump to ‘Take Tough Action’ Against China for Unleashing COVID-19 on the World – Debra Heine
https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/29/conservative-leaders-urge-trump-to-take-tough-action-against-china-for-unleashing-covid-19-on-the-world/

BREITBART
— GOP Senators to Trump: Reject ‘Blank Check’ Bailouts to State Governments – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/30/gop-senators-to-trump-reject-blank-check-bailouts-to-state-governments/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Should Not Let Red China Keep Laughing At Us – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32432

ONE NEWS NOW
— The Biden double standard – Ben Shapiro
https://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/ben-shapiro/2020/04/29/the-biden-double-standard

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Biden Breaks Silence on Sexual Assault Allegation, Vows to Search Senate Files for Reade’s Complaint – ZACHARY EVANS
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/biden-breaks-silence-on-sexual-assault-allegation-vows-to-search-senate-files-for-reades-complaint/

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Five Steps To Create A Safer Workplace For Returning Employees During COVID-19
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/five-steps-to-create-safer-workplace-returning-employees-during-covid-19

POLITICO
— Wearing a mask is for smug liberals. Refusing to is for reckless Republicans. Welcome to Washington’s latest partisan standoff. – RYAN LIZZA and DANIEL LIPPMAN (DIERSEN: What assumptions do Trump-haters want everyone to make a) about those who wear masks and b) about those who do not wear masks? If you had to wear a mask to attend an event, how much would that discourage you from attending that event?)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/01/masks-politics-coronavirus-227765
— Capitol physician says Senate lacks capacity to test all senators The Senate returns Monday amid mounting anxiety from lawmakers that the coronavirus could spread quickly through the chamber. – BURGESS EVERETT and MARIANNE LEVINE
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/30/capitol-physician-senators-coronavirus-testing-226980

ABC NEWS
— House Democrats ready virtual organizing as coronavirus derails ground games House Democrats launch a “Virtual Action Center” on Friday. – Kendall Karson and Meg Cunningham
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/house-democrats-ready-virtual-organizing-coronavirus-derails-ground/story?id=70415299

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say : “Trump’s Disinfectant Talk Trips Up Sites’ Vows Against Misinformation. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have declined to remove the president’s statements about unproven coronavirus treatments.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/technology/trump-coronavirus-social-media.html
— States Made It Harder to Get Jobless Benefits. Now That’s Hard to Undo. Systems that were devised to treat each case as potentially fraudulent are now rushing to deal with millions of newly unemployed people. – Emily Badger  Alicia Parlapiano
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/upshot/unemployment-state-restrictions-pandemic.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Why the Trump Ploy Stopped Working. As the nation unifies, divisiveness falls flat.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/opinion/coronavirus-unity.html
— Crashing Economy, Rising Stocks: What’s Going On? What’s bad for America is sometimes good for the market. – Paul Krugman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/opinion/economy-stock-market-coronavirus.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Millions Had Risen Out of Poverty. Coronavirus Is Pulling Them Back. Experts say that for the first time since 1998, global poverty will increase. At least a half billion people could slip into destitution by the end of the year. – Maria Abi-Habib
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/world/asia/coronavirus-poverty-unemployment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Reopening of America: More than half of states will lift coronavirus restrictions by the end of the week
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/30/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Public companies received $1 billion in stimulus funds meant for small businesses Nearly 300 public companies have reported receiving loans. Some have returned them. – Jonathan O’Connell, Steven Rich, and Peter Whoriskey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/01/sba-ppp-public-companies/

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs promote distrust of Republicans.
https://nypost.com/2020/04/30/seeking-virus-data-people-struggle-with-trust/

USA TODAY
— Haircut? Sure. Flying? Maybe not. As states reopen, Americans more comfortable with small steps, survey shows – Rebecca Morin
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/30/states-reopen-americans-more-comfortable-small-steps-survey/3052951001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Deaths From Coronavirus Top 63,000 as Crisis Slams Economies More than 3.8 million Americans file for jobless benefits; eurozone economy suffers sharpest contraction on record – Jennifer Calfas, Rebecca Ballhaus and Joshua Jamerson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-latest-news-04-30-2020-11588242578
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Over 3.8 Million Americans Filed for Jobless Benefits Last Week as States Struggle With Coronavirus Claims Surge Archaic technology hamstrings systems for processing benefits; ‘not really acceptable now’ – Sarah Chaney and Kate King
https://www.wsj.com/articles/states-struggle-with-coronavirus-unemployment-claims-surge-11588239004
— New York City Subways Won’t Run 24 Hours a Day During Pandemic MTA to shut system down from 1 a.m to 5 a.m. to allow for deep cleaning – Paul Berger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mta-to-shut-new-york-city-subway-between-1-a-m-to-5-a-m-during-coronavirus-pandemic-11588265268
— Democrats Urge Joe Biden to Address Sexual Assault Allegation Prominent Democrats have defended Mr. Biden, whose campaign has denied the claim, but others say it could alienate voters – Tarini Parti and Eliza Collins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-urge-joe-biden-to-address-sexual-assault-allegation-11588276919
— FRONT PAGE: Coronavirus Pushes Colleges to the Breaking Point, Forcing ‘Hard Choices’ About Education Forecast declines in enrollment and revenue trigger spending cuts and salary freezes; ‘the world order has changed’ – Melissa Korn, Douglas Belkin and Juliet Chung
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-pushes-colleges-to-the-breaking-point-forcing-hard-choices-about-education-11588256157
— Coronavirus Prompts Record Drop in Consumer Spending Report highlights early effects of the pandemic on personal income; ‘the tip of the iceberg’ – Sarah Chaney and Harriet Torry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/personal-income-household-spending-coronavirus-march-2020-11588197997
— All Tara Reade’s Deniers The Democrats who attacked Brett Kavanaugh duck and cover for Joe Biden. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/all-tara-reades-deniers-11588266554
— De Blasio’s ‘Message’ to Jews Other demographic groups get only sympathy when hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic. – Jeff Ballabon and Mark Goldfeder
https://www.wsj.com/articles/de-blasios-message-to-jews-11588266378
— An Allied Plan to Depend Less on China The U.S., Australia, Japan and India already have a forum for coordination. – Paula J. Dobriansky
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-allied-plan-to-depend-less-on-china-11588288513
— McDonald’s Sales Fall as Coronavirus Pandemic Changes Dining Habits Burger chain sees disruptions lasting for months; ‘getting back that breakfast business will be critical for us’ – Heather Haddon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mcdonalds-sales-drop-6-11588248343

FORBES
— COVID-19 Layoff Or Pretext For Age Discrimination Against Older Employees? – Eric Bachman (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. as pretexts to not hire Republicans, to not promote Republicans, and to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, conservative, patriotic, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericbachman/2020/04/30/covid-19-layoff-or-pretext-for-age-discrimination-against-older-employees/#227e2e364c56

JD SUPRA
— EEOC Offers Guidance To Employers Preparing To Reopen Their Workplaces
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/eeoc-offers-guidance-to-employers-85442/

DAILY MAIL
— Illinois’ billionaire governor dodges question about his wife leaving town to see out coronavirus pandemic on their $12.1 million equine estate in Florida as he extends stay-at-home order to May 30 – FRANCES MULRANEY
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8275807/Illinois-billionaire-governor-dodges-question-wife-leaving-town-pandemic.html