May 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 107K with over 4K deaths as Memorial Day weekend gets underway
By Eric Horng, Craig Wall and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-107k/6206947/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 2,352 New Coronavirus Cases, 75 Additional Deaths The state reported 25,114 new test results on Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-2352-new-coronavirus-cases-75-additional-deaths/2277240/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,352 New COVID-19 Cases, 75 Additional Deaths
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/23/coronavirus-in-illinois-2352-new-covid-19-cases-75-additional-deaths/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports 75 coronavirus deaths Saturday and more than 2,300 new cases
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-75-coronavirus-deaths-saturday-and-more-than-2300-new-cases

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 75 more Illinois coronavirus deaths; state testing tops 700K More than half the deaths have occurred during the first three weeks of May, during what Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office has said is a plateau period for the outbreak’s impact on Illinois that could last through June. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/23/21268596/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-pritzker-reopening-may-23
— Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session There were several amendments flying around Saturday morning, but ultimately, bill sponsor state Rep. Bob Rita was able to round up enough support. The measure was pushed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and is essential in helping the city’s police and fire pensions. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/23/21268597/chicago-casino-bill-fix-springfield-illinois-house-pass-pritzker-gambling-expansion

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Age is more than a number for nation’s geezer politicians – CHARLES SELLE (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who promote age discrimination?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-older-politicians-st-0526-20200522-eebmt7cwbfc4fpmxqxgndmplee-story.html
— Chicago faith leaders divided on whether to reopen for in-person service as state adds more than 2,300 new COVID-19 cases – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-illinois-update-churches-20200523-bccarmy2y5gznm5rminnpiooci-story.html
— Illinois House passes legislation sought by Mayor Lori Lightfoot in her effort to land a casino in Chicago – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-casino-legislation-20200523-c5sem6ajmrgspme53h2mzgo4gy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois reports 2,352 new COVID-19 cases, 75 more deaths Saturday
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200523/illinois-reports-2352-new-covid-19-cases-75-more-deaths-saturday

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Mark Curran takes on Durbin but also some in GOP – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200523/curran-takes-on-durbin-but-also-some-in-gop

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s executive orders are unconstitutional, lawsuit argues – REBECCA ANZEL
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article242962006.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two parties in the lawsuit are George Pearson, the Will County Republican Committee chairman, and Steve Balich, a member of the Will County Board. Both claim the state’s restrictions “deprived” them of income. Pearson claims he cannot perform his duties to nominate candidates for the Nov. 3 general election ballot. Balich claims he cannot “effectively represent his constituents” or run for reelection.)

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— ‘Freedom is important:’ Few hundred rally to demand reopening of region, state – Lee Provost
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/freedom-is-important-few-hundred-rally-to-demand-reopening-of-region-state/article_cd5dc5c8-9bcd-11ea-bd6f-ff3051750016.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Pandemic halts vaccination for nearly 80 million children – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pandemic-halts-vaccination-for-nearly-80-million-children
— Memorial Day spurs worries of spikes in cases while warnings come of second outbreak – Ahtra Elnashar
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/memorial-day-spurs-worries-of-spikes-in-cases-while-warnings-come-of-second-outbreak
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Virus, economy, Trump and cash hamper GOP’s bid for House.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/virus-economy-trump-and-cash-hamper-gops-bid-for-house

NPR ILLINOIS
— Evangelical Leader Cites ‘Growing Angst’ With Guv’s Covid-19 Response – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/evangelical-leader-cites-growing-angst-guvs-covid-19-response#stream/0

WEST SUBURBAN JOURNAL
— Lightford announces $31.5 million in grant opportunities for historically underserved communities (DIERSEN: Why do some communities need more service than others?)
https://westsuburbanjournal.com/lightford-announces-31-5-million-in-grant-opportunities-for-historically-underserved-communities/

EVANSTON NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrat push pot to push reparations.
https://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/2020-05-22/84623/reparations-rally-promotes-more-funding

CHICAGO READER
— When it comes to pandemic planning, is the mayor responsive and collaborative, or dismissive and combative? – Dave Glowacz
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/lightfoot-covid-19-funding/Content?oid=80102325&mc_cid=1a233b50a1&mc_eid=c968c7978e

CENTER SQUARE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois has 9,176 legal cannabis industry jobs, study finds
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-has-9-176-legal-cannabis-industry-jobs-study-finds/article_a61092be-9aa3-11ea-be40-07b038e94c45.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS TOPS LIST FOR HARSHEST COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN AMERICA – Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-tops-list-for-harshest-covid-19-restrictions-in-america/

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,352 new cases, 75 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/23/2352-new-cases-75-additional-deaths/
— Amendment introduced to allow remote legislating
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/23/amendment-introduced-to-allow-remote-legislating/
— House approves gaming bill 77-32
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/23/house-approves-gaming-bill-77-32/
— Sen. Dale Righter cleans up Eastern Bloc member’s mess
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/23/sen-dale-righter-cleans-up-eastern-bloc-members-mess/
— IDPH stops reporting historical nursing home COVID-19 outbreak data
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/23/idph-stops-reporting-historical-nursing-home-covid-19-ourtbreak-data/
— End of session cheat sheet
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/23/end-of-session-cheat-sheet/
— New approp, BIMP amendments surface, casino push continues, cannabis bill hits a snag with Pritzker thumbs down
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/23/new-approp-bimp-amendments-surface-casino-push-continues-cannabis-bill-hits-a-snag-with-pritzker-thumbs-down/

NEWSMAX
— Illegal Aliens Have Major Role in Food Supply – James Walsh
https://www.newsmax.com/jameswalsh/immigration-food-supply/2020/05/22/id/968538/

THE HILL
— Trump campaign: Biden remarks about black people ‘racist and dehumanizing’ – JONATHAN EASLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/499143-trump-campaign-biden-remarks-about-black-people-racist-and-dehumanizing
— Trump escalates fight against mail-in voting – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/499269-trump-escalates-fight-against-mail-in-voting

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “More Americans are souring on Trump’s coronavirus handling.”
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/05/22/more-americans-are-souring-on-trumps-coronavirus-handling-new-polling-shows/24389274/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Biden’s ‘Breakfast Club’ Controversy Shows What His Rivals Already Knew – Tariro Mzezewa
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/us/politics/joe-biden-breakfast-club.html

BLOOMBERG LAW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis Binge in Quarantine Lifts Hope for Federal Legalization – Patrick T. Fallon/
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/coronavirus/quarantined-americans-embrace-cannabis-reshaping-an-industry

JD SUPRA
— Seven Things To Consider When An Employee Refuses To Return to Work (DIERSEN: What percent of employees will use coronavirus to refuse to return to work until their employer gets rid of all its employees who are older, obese, and/or have health problems including diabetes? What percent of members of organizations will use coronavirus to refuse to stay a member until the organization gets rid of all its members who are older, obese, and/or have health problems including diabetes?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/seven-things-to-consider-when-an-45827/

ACLU
— America, It Is Time to Talk About Reparations – Jeffery Robinson (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://www.aclu.org/news/racial-justice/america-it-is-time-to-talk-about-reparations/

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 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: Gov. Pritzker reveals ‘Restore Illinois’ plan to reopen state as total COVID-19 cases near 66K with 2.8K fatalities Illinois reports highest daily COVID-19 death toll since crisis began – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/society/live-gov-pritzker-reveals-restore-illinois-plan-to-reopen-state-/6152300/

NBC5
— Pritzker Reveals Five-Phased Plan to Reopen Illinois The earliest any location can begin entering the next phase will be May 29, the governor said
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-reveals-five-phases-of-reopening-for-illinois/2266932/
— Pritzker Details Reopening Plan, State Sees Deadliest Day Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus crisis today
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-updates-possible-new-treatment-future-of-restaurants/2266715/
— Pritzker’s Full Announcement On Illinois’ Phased Reopening Plan Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced a plan that would reopen Illinois in five phases amid the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/read-pritzkers-full-announcement-on-illinois-phased-reopening-plan/2266949/
— In Clamor to Reopen, Many Blacks Feel Their Safety Ignored To many, it seems that the people protesting — who have been predominantly white — are agitating for reopening because they won’t be the ones to suffer the consequences. So far, the facts are proving them right: The consequences of keeping some businesses open have been falling disproportionately on the shoulders of black people and other marginalized groups – Jay Reeves
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/in-clamor-to-reopen-many-blacks-feel-their-safety-ignored/2266757/
— Trump Says Only Blue States Have Budget Woes; He Couldn’t Be More Wrong Numerous Republican-led states are facing coronavirus-caused financial crises
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-says-only-blue-states-have-budget-woes-he-couldnt-be-more-wrong/2267109/
— Pritzker Warns Major Events, Conventions Won’t Resume Until Improved Coronavirus Treatments Emerge Pritzker said that those types of large-scale events can’t resume until the final phase of the state’s reopening plan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/pritzker-warns-major-events-conventions-wont-resume-until-improved-coronavirus-treatments-emerge/2267004/
— What Businesses Can Reopen in Each Phase of Illinois’ New Plan?
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/what-businesses-can-reopen-in-each-phase-of-illinois-new-plan/2267108/
— How Illinois Will Enforce Its Phased Reopening Plan, According to Pritzker The earliest any location can begin entering the next phase will be May 29, the governor said
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/how-illinois-will-enforce-its-phased-reopening-plan-according-to-pritzker/2267085/

CBS2
— Gov. JB Pritzker Unveils ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan To Gradually Reopen Economy On Regional Basis – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/05/gov-jb-pritzker-unveils-restore-illinois-plan-to-gradually-reopen-illinois-on-regional-basis/
— Gov. Pritzker Says There’s No Unemployment Backlog, But Source Says More Than 12,000 Illinoisans Still Waiting To Be Processed – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/04/gov-pritzker-says-theres-no-unemploymentbacklog-but-source-says-more-than-12000-illinoisans-still-waiting-to-be-processed/
— In Rush To Reopen, Many Blacks Feel Their Safety Ignored
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/05/in-rush-to-reopen-many-blacks-feel-their-safety-ignored/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘Restore Illinois’: Pritzker reveals 5-phase plan to reopen state amid COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/restore-illinois-pritzker-reveals-5-phase-plan-to-reopen-state-amid-covid-19-pandemic
— Illinois reports largest number of deaths from COVID-19 in a single day: 176
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-largest-number-of-deaths-from-covid-19-in-a-single-day-176

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker lays out five-phase, regional plan for reopening Illinois – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-pritzker-20200505-fu3dorsec5hkphtq7gzvzwv2y4-story.html
— Meatpackers reopening pork plants amid coronavirus fears – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-meatpacking-slaughterhouse-meat-supply-20200504-am6u2kqv4fhqvgshz6jqoim7wa-story.html
— Tracking Illinois coronavirus: 2,838 deaths, 65,962 confirmed cases, 346,286 tests, 24% ICU beds, 68% ventilators open
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-viz-coronavirus-cases-in-illinois-20200304-wz44mgw6wrd5zmzngx4kc3z6a4-htmlstory.html
— GOP congressmen ask Pritzker to seek federal aid for pork producers to help dispose of euthanized hog carcasses – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-pork-industry-20200505-mei6nxlwjrhwzbiqqsagj5624e-story.html
— DuPage sheriff criticized for holding parade at the same time people are being told to avoid large groups – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-coronavirus-dupage-sheriff-parade-st-0506-20200505-kofep6id3bhqbj2vciudlk2vha-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mendrick said his department expected about 250 vehicles for the parade, but 400 showed up in a parking lot at Route 59 and North Avenue in West Chicago. “It shocked me when I saw it,” Mendrick said. “The first thing I said was this is not a good thing.” The sheriff said people spontaneously showed up after information about the parade and the route was posted on social media. He said his department underestimated the public’s desire to be outdoors and participate in “something overwhelmingly positive. ”We didn’t really know how much society needed to get out,” Mendrick said. He said the people he observed wore masks or maintained the proper distance from each other. To prevent social distancing issues, Mendrick said within five minutes of his arrival he told drivers to get in their vehicles, and the lot was emptied within 30 minutes. Seeing the hundreds of people lining the streets, socially distanced in their own yards, to watch the parade was very positive. “It was a heart-warming thing to see,” Mendrick said.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Here’s how Gov. Pritzker plans to reopen Illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/5/21247748/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Vote-by-mail debate raises fears of election disinformation Justice Department officials are concerned foreign adversaries could exploit any vulnerabilities in the vote-by-mail process, especially since even minor tampering could trigger widespread doubts about the integrity of the vote. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/5/21248300/vote-by-mail-debate-election-disinformation-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-trump-2020
— A ‘fair map’ plan to redraw legislative districts in Illinois would have been a boon to Latinos To suggest that having politicians draw maps privately better protects Latinos and other people of color is to defy the evidence. – Liliana Scales and Deborah Harrington (DIERSEN: Democrats want maps to be drawn that favor groups that vote for Democrats including groups that 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/2020/5/5/21248252/fair-map-illinois-gerrymandering-latinos-change-liliana-scales-deborah-harrington-legislature
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use the pandemic to promote hares against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/5/21248296/anti-semitism-anti-immigrant-racism-bigotry-pandemic-holocaust-museum-edna-friedberg

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker outlines regional reopening as state records 176 new COVID-19 deaths – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200505/pritzker-outlines-regional-reopening-as-state-records-176-new-covid-19-deaths
— Pot stores compete for prime spot near Woodfield – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200505/pot-stores-compete-for-prime-spot-near-woodfield
— Trump heads for Arizona; trip aims to show revival underway – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200505/news/305059951/
— DuPage forest preserve revenue declining due to COVID-19 – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200505/dupage-forest-preserve-revenue-declining-due-to-covid-19

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker announces phased plan to reopen Illinois by region The plan establishes four health regions are established, each with the ability to independently move through a phased approach: Northeast Illinois; North-Central Illinois; Central Illinois; and Southern Illinois. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-announces-phased-plan-reopen-illinois-region
— Illinois delays $1.2 billion debt sale after yield penalty soars The offering would have marked a major test of whether struggling American governments will be able to borrow easily as tax revenue dries up during the pandemic.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/illinois-delays-12-billion-debt-sale-after-yield-penalty-soars
— Sam Zell: ‘We’re all going to be permanently scarred’ The billionaire known for buying up troubled real estate said the coronavirus pandemic will leave the same kind of impact on the economy and society as the Great Depression.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/sam-zell-were-all-going-be-permanently-scarred

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Transit systems face plunging ridership amid virus fears – AP
https://qctimes.com/business/transit-systems-face-plunging-ridership-amid-virus-fears/article_6636fc31-d271-58a5-b771-1e3a45d982b4.html

LINCOLN COURIER
— Macoupin County fair canceled; legal cannabis sales surge
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200505/covid-19-updates-macoupin-county-fair-canceled-legal-cannabis-sales-surge

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump tours, touts mask factory — but no mask for him – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-tours-touts-mask-factory-but-no-mask-for-him

CAPITOL FAX
— 13,139 new cases, 176 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/13139-new-cases-176-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker unveils regionalized reopening plan
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/pritzker-unveils-regionalized-reopening-plan/
— React to Pritzker’s new plan
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/react-to-pritzkers-new-plan/
— Pritzker takes questions – Says he can’t predict when regions will move to next phase – Schools can open in phase 4 – Asked twice about Lolla – Repeats that you should look at averages, not one day – Not instructing IDOC to withhold masks from guards – Repeats he isn’t asking for law enforcement actions – All state is looking for is replacement of lost revenues, not pension money – Saddened by Rep. Buckner mask story – Hints that GA could return in May – Says he sees progress away from plateau – IDPH working on a school reopening plan – Explains IDPH regions – Again hints that GA may reconvene before end of May – Repeats he will not restrict in-state movement – Not involved in nursing home union talks – Dr. Ezike: “We’re not looking to create a police state” – Pritzker says local officials reopening prematurely are “encouraging people to get sick”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/pritzker-takes-questions/
— House Speaker’s office was billed $606,000 for sexual harassment report
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/house-speakers-office-was-billed-606000-for-sexual-harassment-report/
— Roll Call moves Rodney Davis onto ten most vulnerable list
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/roll-call-moves-rodney-davis-onto-ten-most-vulnerable-list/
— Mask-haters causing problems at retail establishments
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/mask-haters-causing-problems-at-retail-establishments/
— New, more contagious strain identified
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/new-more-contagious-strain-identified/
— The consequences of reopening too soon
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/the-consequences-of-reopening-too-soon/
— State delays $1.2 billion bond sale
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/state-delays-12-billion-bond-sale/
— COGFA: “Perfect storm” slams April revenues
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/cogfa-perfect-storm-slams-april-revenues/
— House starts slowly bringing back staff
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/05/house-starts-slowly-bringing-back-staff/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Most responsible’: Indiana governor to lift gathering restrictions on churches – Nicholas Rowan
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/most-responsible-indiana-governor-to-lift-gathering-restrictions-on-churches
— #MAGA is back: Coronavirus devastation forces Trump to revive ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/maga-is-back-coronavirus-devastation-forces-trump-to-revive-make-america-great-again-slogan
— Trump supporters throw Florida boat parade for president – Emma Colton
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-supporters-throw-florida-boat-parade-for-president

GOPUSA
— Bush 43 Platitudes Ring Hollow
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88354
— Coronavirus Pandemic + Trump Derangement Syndrome = Bad Math
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88379

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Will A New Great Depression Dictate Trump’s Fate? The cold political interests of the Democratic Party today are what they were in Hoover’s time. – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/will-a-new-great-depression-dictate-trumps-fate/
— Lockdown Wars: Debating Pandemic Measures In A Failed State If you thought COVID-19 wouldn’t get political, think again. – PETER VAN BUREN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/lockdown-wars-debating-pandemic-measures-in-a-failed-state/

NEWSMAX
— Judicial Watch Sues to Stop California Plan to Give $75M to Illegal Aliens – Tom Fitton
https://www.newsmax.com/tomfitton/california-illegal-immigration/2020/05/05/id/966153/

PJ MEDIA
— If Academia Gets a Bailout, It Should Come With These Conditions – DAVID RANDALL
https://pjmedia.com/blog/david-randall/2020/05/05/if-academia-gets-a-bailout-it-has-to-come-with-these-conditions-n388224

THE HILL
— Trump ready to turn page on COVID-19, despite crisis-level cases – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/496262-trump-ready-to-turn-page-on-covid-19-despite-crisis-level-cases
— Trump won’t allow Fauci to testify before House because it’s ‘a bunch of Trump haters’ – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/496133-trump-wont-allow-fauci-to-testify-before-house-because-its-a-bunch-of
— Openings may put black workers at disproportionate COVID-19 risk – JESSIE HELLMANN (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had a) were bad jobs and b) were jobs that Blacks should have had instead of me. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/496190-opening-may-put-black-workers-at-disproportionate-risk

CNN
— FBI gun background checks remained high in April during coronavirus pandemic – Josh Campbell
https://www.kmov.com/fbi-gun-background-checks-remained-high-in-april-during-coronavirus-pandemic/article_bd6e9933-2f3d-5b30-8c2a-ea03e1369dae.html
— Coronavirus, face masks and America’s new fault line – Brandon Tensley
http://www.wicz.com/story/42088158/coronavirus-face-masks-and-americas-new-fault-line

WASHINGTON POST
— A man wore a KKK hood at a grocery store after San Diego County required face masks – Michael Brice-Saddler
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/04/kkk-hood-coronavirus-mask/

FORBES
— What If Biden Declared His Running Mate Would Be A Man? The Downside Of Selecting Based On Sex – Kim Elsesser
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kimelsesser/2020/05/05/what-if-biden-declared-his-running-mate-would-be-a-man-the-downside-of-selecting-based-on-sex/
— America’s Colleges & Universities Awarded $12.5 Billion In Coronavirus Bailout – Who Can Get It And How Much – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2020/05/05/americas-colleges–universities-awarded-125-billion-in-coronavirus-bailout–who-can-get-it-and-how-much/

JD SUPRA
— A Checklist for Employers Planning to Reopen or Return to the Workplace
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/a-checklist-for-employers-planning-to-53638/

NEWSWEEK
— CORONAVIRUS IS MAKING THE CASE FOR BLACK REPARATIONS CLEARER THAN EVER – WILLIAM A. DARITY JR. AND A. KIRSTEN MULLEN (DIERSEN: Members of the following groups believe that because they are members of the following groups, they will have to pay less reparations: 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-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-making-case-black-reparations-clearer-ever-opinion-1501887

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more of the following that you are, the more that LGBTQ-promoters condemn you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/05/theres-reason-mostly-white-men-protesting-coronavirus-protection-measures/

May 3 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Are employers liable if workers get sick with COVID-19? As businesses prepare to reopen, worker safety is a priority. – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz (DIERSEN: Will event organizers a) be forced to pay for expensive coronavirus insurance and b) be forced to force event attendees to wear masks, to stay at least 6 feet away from each other, etc.?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-employer-liability-workplace-exposure-20200501-dye6husnszchpnpaadiensn2ja-story.html
— Branded masks turn coronavirus protection into ad space: ‘It’s a face billboard.’ – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-branded-face-masks-20200501-7z77omzj4nca5ld2vaybt45oce-story.html
— Home Down Payment: More Attainable Than You May Think You don’t need a 20% down payment to purchase a home. With down payment assistance programs and lenders allowing as little as 3% down, big down payments don’t have to be an obstacle. – ELIZABETH RENTER (Real Estate Section 7, page 4) (DIERSEN: I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old. The down payment came from what I had earned and saved a) working for IRS for 15 months in 1971 and 1972 and b) working for Firestone Stores full-time for 7 months 1970-1971 and part-time for 18 months 1971-1972. That money also enabled me to buy a new Corvette in 1971 and to pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola.)
https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/mortgages/home-down-payment/
— Nominate your company as a top workplace (DIERSEN: One would expect that federal employees who are Democrat, female, younger, and/or veteran would nominate the federal government because the federal government gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/top-workplaces/ct-biz-top-workplaces-2020-nominations-20200501-bvjl4sbbjfakdp2rr5v7hj62em-story.html
— Naperville Loaves and Fishes adjusts as demand for food grows: ‘What do we need to do to get to where we need to be?’ – HILARY DECENT (DIERSEN: How fast are efforts to fight coronavirus driving into bankruptcy those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-decent-column-st-0503-20200501-pmdup2o2hncynnjwm7ogt2tsue-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEAD LINE: Trump-haters say “Sidelined by pandemic, Trump campaign turns to digital shows. Hosted by top campaign officials, prominent Republicans and “Make America Great Again” luminaries, the freewheeling shows offer reality according to President Donald Trump.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/3/21245630/sidelined-by-pandemic-trump-campaign-turns-to-digital-shows

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pandemic lays groundwork for spreading litigation virus – Jim Dey (DIERSEN: Will event organizers a) be forced to pay for expensive coronavirus insurance and b) be forced to force event attendees to wear masks, to stay at least 6 feet away from each other, etc.?)
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-pandemic-lays-groundwork-for-spreading-litigation-virus/article_d58fa411-c7d0-5dbd-98a6-6c46bbfed2c1.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Peoria County COVID-19 cases top 100 – Leslie Renken
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200502/peoria-county-covid-19-cases-top-100

TOWNHALL
— Conservative States Should Not Be Forced to Bailout Broke Democratic States – Kelli Ward
https://townhall.com/columnists/kelliward/2020/05/03/conservative-states-should-not-be-forced-to-bailout-broke-democratic-states-n2568079
(FROM THE ARTICLE: That is why it is so infuriating to read that the President of the Illinois State Senate, a Democrat named Don Harmon, is asking for $41 billion in aid from the federal government. It is not just the amount of the requested bailout that is maddening; it is where they want to put the money. They’ve planned to use $10 billion of the potential $41 billion to bailout the Illinois state pension fund—a purpose wholly unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic. Let me be very clear: Illinois’ shortfalls in its pension fund are not the result of the coronavirus. Instead, as Republicans in the state rightly pointed out upon hearing of Harmon’s request, the pension systems’ disastrous shortfalls have been a problem decades in the making due to years of Democratic control.)

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER TV
— Sharpton Wrongly Claims Trump Never Condemned Anti-Asian Racism – Brad Wilmouth (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters call for Trump, and for everyone else, to condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/sharpton-wrongly-claims-trump-never-condemned-anti-asian-racism

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Laid-off US workers face foreign world of insurance shopping Mass layoffs are pushing many Americans into an unfamiliar role: shopping for health insurance that isn’t offered by an employer. – Tom Murphy (DIERSEN: Since November of 1966 when I was 18 years old and became a federal employee, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that the federal government has paid 75% of my health, dental, and vision insurance. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who would never seek or take a federal job for one or more of the following reasons: a) the pay and benefits are terrible, b) the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) they cannot pass an employment examination, e) they cannot pass a background investigation, f) they cannot pass a physical examination, g) they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.wfmj.com/story/42069314/laid-off-us-workers-face-foreign-world-of-insurance-shopping

NEW YORK TIMES
— Global Backlash Builds Against China Over Coronavirus As calls for inquiries and reparations spread, Beijing has responded aggressively, mixing threats with aid and adding to a growing mistrust of China. – Steven Erlanger
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/03/world/europe/backlash-china-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus Becomes a Battle Cry for U.S. Extremists. White supremacists seek to stoke the fear and disruption caused by the pandemic to push their agenda and to recruit.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/03/us/coronavirus-extremists.html
— Local journalism helps tell the full story. News organizations near you are at risk. Support them today. (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails do not “produce original reporting” and do not provide “general interest news coverage.”)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/support-local-journalism.html
(FROM THE POSTING: This database is provided by The Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION), the National Association of Hispanic Publishers (NAHP), the News Media Alliance (NMA) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). These associations support and represent journalism outlets that produce original reporting. A publisher is eligible to appear in this database if it provides general interest news coverage for a community, city, state or localized region. If you do not see your news organization listed in this database, please contact INN, LION, NAHP, NMA or NNPA.)
— How Do You Run for President During a Pandemic? Joe Biden’s primary victory seemed like a vindication of the idea that in politics, the internet isn’t real life. What happens now that it is? – Jason Zengerle
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/magazine/biden-campaign-pandemic.html
— Fatigue Is Here, but the Economic Fight Is Just Beginning Precious public support will be squandered if the economic relief effort isn’t handled with full transparency and accountability, a former presidential adviser says. – Austan Goolsbee
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/business/coronavirus-economic-fatigue.html
— Laurie Garrett, the prophet of this pandemic, expects years of death and “collective rage.” – Frank Bruni
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/02/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-prediction-laurie-garrett.html
— The New Great Depression Is Coming. Will There Be a New New Deal? After the coronavirus, political transformation may be inevitable. – Michelle Goldberg (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs will use coronavirus to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries once and for all that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/02/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-new-deal-ubi.html
— 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. (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican party leaders and the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot in your precinct who are putting distance between themselves and Trump and between voters like me who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/02/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-republicans.html
— America’s Biggest Cities Were Already Losing Their Allure. What Happens Next? The urge among some residents to leave because of the coronavirus may be temporary. But it follows a deeper, more powerful demographic trend. – Sabrina Tavernise and Sarah Mervosh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/us/coronavirus-moving-city-future.html

NEW YORK POST
— Media that branded Kavanaugh a rapist now a racket to protect Biden: Goodwin – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/05/02/media-that-branded-kavanaugh-a-rapist-now-protecting-biden-goodwin/

DALLAS NEWS
— Forget ageism, older workers now have to survive the coronavirus economy What happens to your job prospects when the governor tells you to stay home? – Mitchell Schnurman (DIERSEN: Will coronavirus prompt all employers to be like the federal government? The federal government gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/commentary/2020/05/03/forget-ageism-older-workers-now-have-to-survive-the-coronavirus-economy/

COURIER
— Minorities bear brunt of COVID pandemic – ERIN MURPHY (DIERSEN: Of course, ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame Trump for that.)
https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/minorities-bear-brunt-of-covid-pandemic/article_d41b08e8-f84c-5522-b5f3-4025866acdb7.html

FORBES
— Apple Data Shows Shelter-In-Place Is Ending, Whether Governments Want It To Or Not – John Koetsier
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2020/05/01/apple-data-shows-shelter-in-place-is-ending-whether-governments-want-it-to-or-not/

BARRON’S
— Trump Will Win the 2020 Election, Investing Experts Say. He’s Better for Stocks and the Economy. – Nicholas Jasinski (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Trump-haters will do everything that they can to destroy the stock market and to destroy the economy.)
https://www.barrons.com/articles/trump-will-win-the-2020-election-investing-experts-say-hes-better-for-stocks-and-the-economy-51588507201

DAILY BEAST
— Trump Attacks Fox News Reporter Kristin Fisher: ‘You Should Say Congratulations’ – Matt Wilstein (DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) those who have attacked me and b) their reasons for attacking me since 2000. I would focus on those activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, etc. who have lots of religious, political, government, and financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-attacks-fox-news-reporter-kristin-fisher-during-coronavirus-press-briefing

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat Trump, Trump-haters want to postpone America’s reopening.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/11/the-rush-to-reopen

NPR
— Why You May Get An Email About COVID-19 From The Census Bureau – Hansi Lo Wang (DIERSEN: I just completed the survey. I am concerned that Trump-haters will use the results of the survey to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans like me who have been less impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump-haters will hint/imply/argue/shout that the reason that those like me who have been less impacted financially is that we have benefitted from discrimination against minorities, females, younger people, poor people, LGBTQers, Trump-haters, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, illegals, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.)
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/21/840363093/why-you-may-get-an-email-about-covid-19-from-the-census-bureau

UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU
— Household Pulse Survey: Measuring Social and Economic Impacts during the COVID-19 Pandemic (DIERSEN: I just completed the survey. I am concerned that Trump-haters will use the results of the survey to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans like me who have been less impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump-haters will hint/imply/argue/shout that reason that those like me who have been less impacted financially is that we have benefitted from discrimination against minorities, females, younger people, poor people, LGBTQers, Trump-haters, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, illegals, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.)
https://www.census.gov/householdpulsedata
(FROM THE POSTING: The U.S. Census Bureau, in collaboration with five federal agencies, is in a unique position to produce data on the social and economic effects of COVID-19 on American households. The Household Pulse Survey is designed to deploy quickly and efficiently, collecting data on a range of ways in which people’s lives have been impacted by the pandemic. Data will be disseminated in near real-time to inform federal and state response and recovery planning.)

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Few Think Biden Telling Truth About Sex Charge
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/few_think_biden_telling_truth_about_sex_charge

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— The ‘Grim Reaper’ appears as Florida opens beaches for public after Covid-19 lockdown Lawyer from northwest Florida, Daniel Uhlfelder, dressed in a tattered black robe and carrying a scythe, was spotted on Florida beaches with the message, ‘Stay home Florida.’ Here is why – Suman Priya Mendonca (DIERSEN: If Republicans held in-person events, for example, state party conventions, would Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green grim reapers appear?)
https://www.ibtimes.sg/grim-reaper-appears-florida-opens-beaches-public-after-covid-19-lockdown-44295

April 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: Stay-at-home order with new rules, mask requirement takes effect Friday, faces 3rd lawsuit IL sees 2nd highest daily COVID-19 death toll, cases surpass 52K – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-new-stay-at-home-order-faces-3rd-lawsuit/6139616/
— DuPage County mayors ask governor for extended stay-at-home order exemption to reopen businesses – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/dupage-co-mayors-ask-for-stay-at-home-order-exemption-to-reopen-businesses/6138947/

NBC5
— After Rep. Sued to Open Illinois, Data Shows His Community Doesn’t Meet Guidelines to Reopen State Rep. John Cabello’s home county has seen a steep rise in new coronavirus cases and deaths in the last part of April. New testing in his community also does not meet national standards – Katy Smyser
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/after-lawmaker-sued-over-stay-at-home-order-data-shows-his-own-community-doesnt-come-close-to-meeting-guidelines-for-reopening/2264281/
— 2,563 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Illinois, Bringing State Total to 52,918 The additional cases and deaths come as officials believe Illinois is near a peak
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/2563-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-in-illinois-bringing-state-total-to-52910/2264462/
— Illinois Church Sues Pritzker in Federal Court Over Extended Stay-at-Home Order It’s the third such lawsuit filed surrounding the extended order, which takes effect Friday and continues through May 30
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-church-sues-pritzker-in-federal-court-over-extended-stay-at-home-order/2264518/
— Sex Assault Allegation Raises Questions for Biden, Democrats Tensions are heightened because Biden himself has not yet said anything about the allegation
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/sex-assault-allegation-raises-questions-for-biden-democrats/2264573/

CBS2
— Northwest Illinois Church’s Lawsuit Against Stay-At-Home Order Accuses Gov. JB Pritzker Of ‘Illegal And Discriminatory Hostility To Religious Practice’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/30/northwest-illinois-churchs-lawsuit-against-stay-at-home-order-accuses-gov-jb-pritzker-of-illegal-and-discriminatory-hostility-to-religious-practice/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports 141 COVID-19 deaths in last 24 hours; 2nd highest daily death toll since crisis began
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-141-covid-19-deaths-in-last-24-hours-2nd-highest-daily-death-toll-since-crisis-began
— Armed Michigan protesters storm state Capitol in opposition to stay-at-home order
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/armed-michigan-protesters-storm-state-capitol-in-opposition-to-stay-at-home-order
— US jobless claims soar past 30 million as 3.8 million more workers seek aid – Christopher Rugaber
https://www.fox32chicago.com/money/us-jobless-claims-soar-past-30-million-as-3-8-million-more-workers-seek-aid

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 2,563 new known COVID-19 cases and 141 fatalities reported — the second-highest daily totals since start of outbreak
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200430-rlzp34fdffb6rkhg6vgnvq2jvu-story.html
— Illinois GOP congressman ask Pritzker to begin reopening state’s economy – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-illinois-congress-pritzker-20200430-bac35qwzp5bphijsz4hp52i3oe-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The letter, signed by Reps. John Shimkus of Collinsville, Adam Kinzinger of Channahon, Rodney Davis of Taylorville, Mike Bost of Murphysboro and Darin LaHood of Peoria, appears to have come a day after they spoke to Pritzker by phone. The letter references matters “discussed on the call yesterday.”)
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city government worker layoffs a last resort, but preferable to a property tax hike – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lori-lightfoot-taxes-layoffs-20200430-mrc37zzktbdp3clgphnfuox3su-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you if you do not wear a mask.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-masks-pritzker-pence-coronavirus-pandemic-zorn-20200430-3nkc5nana5dordu2l7r2z5ghru-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 141 more coronavirus deaths — second highest daily toll — with extended stay-at-home order to begin Friday With almost 270,000 tests performed, Gov J.B. Pritzker’s office said Illinois is ranked seventh in the nation for total testing as of April 26. The state is also 20th among all tests completed per capita, and fifth in all states in terms of average completed tests over the last week. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/30/21243188/illinois-coronavirus-pritzker-covid-cases-deaths-april-30
— Illinois Latinos catch up to African Americans in coronavirus cases The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 10,846 cases among Latinos on Wednesday and 10,850 among African Americans. – Carlos Ballesteros
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/30/21242693/coroanvirus-patients-covid-19-latino-african-american-race-illinois
— Lightfoot vows to purchase a million masks and distribute them to needy Chicagoans Given the state mandate to wear masks in closed public places, Chicagoans probably will be “living with masks” until there’s a vaccine. “I don’t believe in issuing mandates and not giving people the tools” to comply, the mayor said. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/30/21243314/coronavirus-free-masks-chicago-covid-19-lightfoot
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Life is a “zero-sum-game.” To “aggressively court” groups is extremely divisive. To “aggressively court” a group is to promise to discriminate against other groups. To “aggressively court” minorities, females, younger people, those who have less money, members of a certain religion, etc. is to promise to discriminate against Whites, males, older people, those who have more money, members of other religions, etc.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/30/21242725/joe-biden-2020-presidential-election-bernie-sanders-latino-vote-senate-democrats-marlen-garcia
— The house doesn’t always win: Casinos already lost $100 million as COVID-19 keeps them shut ‘until further notice’ All Illinois gambling operations have been suspended since March 16. The industry had never faced an extended shutdown since the state’s first riverboat casino set sail in 1991. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/30/21243409/illinois-casinos-gambling-coronavirus-covid-shutdown
— Feast to famine: Campaign Trail 2020 now the road less traveled The stay-at-home order put the brakes on much activity across Illinois – from bars and barber shops to baseball diamonds and beaches. And as important as it all is to politicians, hand-shaking, door-knocking and glad-handing for contributions are not deemed essential business. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/30/21241500/covid-19-campaign-trail-2020-kim-foxx-pat-obrien-states-attorney-mannys-coronavirus
— Downstate health officials see no link between COVID-19 patient’s alleged violation and court ruling Richland County health officials said the woman’s actions were not sparked by the ruling, which only applied to the legislator. “I’ve spoken directly with the patient,” Micah Drummond, public health nurse told the Chicago Sun-Times. – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/30/21243108/downstate-health-officials-covid-19-richland-bailey-pritzker-coronavirus
— The importance of unions is more obvious than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic Of all the injustices exposed by this public health crisis, the risks faced by non-union workers are the most apparent. – Gary Perinar
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/30/21242986/organized-labor-unions-chicago-regional-council-carpenters-gary-perinar-pandemic-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— 141 more COVID-19 deaths; Waukegan gets drive-through testing site – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200430/141-more-covid-19-deaths-waukegan-gets-drive-through-testing-site
— Amazon profit falls as pandemic-related costs rise – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200430/business/304309910/
— COVID-19 antibody testing met with scrutiny in suburbs, Illinois – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200430/covid-19-antibody-testing-met-with-scrutiny-in-suburbs-illinois
— Opposition to Lake County pay-freeze plan disappears – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200430/opposition-to-lake-county-pay-freeze-plan-disappears-
— US jobless claims soar past 30 million; Europe reeling also – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200430/business/304309944/
— Lake County sheriff sues health department for COVID-19 patient information – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200430/lake-county-sheriff-sues-health-department-for-covid-19-patient-information

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Now a church is suing Pritzker over his stay-home order An Evangelical church in northwest Illinois follows the lead of two state lawmakers, asserting the governor’s mandate violates its religious rights. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/now-church-suing-pritzker-over-his-stay-home-order
— Lockdown critics may have some valid points It’s always worth listening to smart people with ideas that go against the grain. – JOE NOCERA
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/lockdown-critics-may-have-some-valid-points
— Throwing grandma under the COVID-19 bus Increasing calls to reopen the state fast because COVID mostly just hits sick old people ignore what we don’t know about this disease—and violate all that this country should stand for. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/throwing-grandma-under-covid-19-bus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats put illegals ahead of citizens of America.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/city-hall-scores-win-sanctuary-city-fight-trump-administration

SUBURBAN LIFE
— 19 additional COVID-19 deaths reported Thursday in DuPage County   County eclipses 3,000 total cases, including 164 deaths
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/30/19-additional-covid-19-deaths-reported-thursday-in-dupage-county/anzwuop/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Due Process: Illinois business and citizen road map to freedom – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/due-process-illinois-business-and-citizen-road-map-to-freedom/

CAPITOL FAX
— Breen files federal lawsuit against Pritzker EO on behalf of church
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/30/breen-files-federal-lawsuit-against-pritzker-eo-on-behalf-of-church/
— More than 1 in 6 American workers have filed for unemployment benefits
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/30/more-than-1-in-6-american-workers-have-filed-for-unemployment-benefits/
— 2,563 new cases, 141 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/30/2563-new-cases-141-additional-deaths/
— IDHS reports 208 staffers and 257 residents have tested positive, while 5 staffers and 4 residents have died
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/30/idhs-reports-208-staffers-and-257-residents-have-tested-positive-while-5-staffers-and-4-residents-have-died/
— Ezike and Pritkzer talk testing – 65 new test sites open – Pritzker talks about May 1 easing – Responds to new federal lawsuit, references Trump plan – “We’re gonna keep doing what we need to do to keep people safe” – Again references how state is following Trump’s phase-in plan – Nobody’s gonna “run in and break up a gathering of churchgoers” – Repeats that convening is up to the legislature – Asked if non-existent state agency could help with unemployment claims – Explains that, just like Indiana, Illinois cities can imposes tighter restrictions – Points out to complaining Rockford reporter that he lives in a hot spot – “Good dialogue” with GOP delegation – Repeats that the legislature has authority over rent control – Points out Chicago has responsibility for cleaning mass transit – Dr. Ezike explains dropping positivity rates – Ezike explains “excess deaths” – Says state will test factory and retail workers “As fast as possible” – Explains airbridge – Again references White House’s re-opening plan – Talks face masks – Ezike talks what happens after food manufacturer outbreak
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/30/ezike-and-pritkzer-talk-testing-65-new-test-sites-open-pritzker-talks-about-may-1-easing/

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The United Nations promotes illegal immigration, that is, the United Nations promotes the destruction of nations..
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/04/30/un-urges-govts-release-illegal-migrants-provide-access-healthcare-housing/

PATRIOT POST
— No Doubt, the Left Hates Grassroots Americans From verbal smears to actual violence, leftists are increasingly angrily intolerant. – Harold Hutchison (DIERSEN: How strongly does the left hate grassroots Americans in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? The more of the following that you are, the more that you are a grassroots American: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://patriotpost.us/articles/70304-no-doubt-the-left-hates-grassroots-americans-2020-04-30

THE HILL
— The Memo: The surprising popularity of the Great Lockdown – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: Trump-haters are happy because the longer the lockdown, the more likely that they will defeat Trump and defeat all the other Republican candidates on November 3, 2020.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/495573-the-memo-the-surprising-popularity-of-the-great-lockdown?rnd=1588285624

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats Assail McConnell for Bringing Senate Back Amid Pandemic – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/us/politics/senate-coronavirus-mcconnell.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus crisis appears to hit professional and public-sector jobs once considered safe The pandemic’s assault on U.S. jobs has entered a frightening new stage, one that could signal a deeper recession and a longer recovery. – Andrew Van Dam
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/30/jobless-claims-industry/
— Wall Street powers through waves of bad economic news to one of its best months in decades The S&P 500 surged 12 percent in April, its strongest showing since 1987, even as the nation saw its economy shrivel – Thomas Heath
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/30/stocks-markets-today-coronavirus/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Limit Governors’ Emergency Powers Residents and business owners want lockdown relief, but few legislatures have any way to intervene. – Dan McConchie
https://www.wsj.com/articles/limit-governors-emergency-powers-11588288560

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
— Fighting misinformation during a pandemic – Mathew Ingram (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write book about my aforesaid critics/opponents. I would focus on those in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. Of course, they have their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work for them.)
https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/fighting-misinformation-during-a-global-pandemic.php

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Thinks He Can Make China Pay for the Virus Like Mexico Paid for the Wall.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/trump-china-lab-intelligence-coronavirus-reparations.html

DAILY BEAST
— Indiana Postal Worker Shot Dead After Refusing to Deliver Mail to Man With Aggressive Dog – Pilar Melendez
https://www.thedailybeast.com/indiana-postal-worker-angela-summers-killed-by-tony-cushingberry-mays-due-to-suspended-mail-cops-say

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Morbid Ideology Behind the Drive to Reopen America. The right has mobilized a small army of true believers willing to die in the defense of a less just world.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157505/morbid-ideology-behind-drive-reopen-america.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Give Me Meat and Give Them Death. Trump’s executive order requiring industrial meatpackers to keep operating is murder.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157501/give-meat-give-death

March 19 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump signs coronavirus aid package, invokes Defense Production Act to fight COVID-19 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/6024211/

WGN TV
— Nurse claims inadequate staffing and care at Willowbrook nursing home with 46 cases of COVID-19 – Nancy Loo
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/nurse-claims-inadequate-staffing-and-care-at-willowbrook-nursing-home-with-46-cases-of-covid-19/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— President Donald Trump signs coronavirus relief package into law, invokes emergency powers – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-coronavirus-relief-package-20200319-isj7lthb2nfyzav7bvsgwbqyuu-story.html
— Treasury says it wants to start sending coronavirus stimulus checks to Americans by early April – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-congress-economic-response-bill-20200318-35z4ir3marbdxnig64v3qam4eu-story.html
— Gov. Pritzker serves his politics and risks coronavirus spread on Election Day – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-jb-pritzker-coronavirus-election-kass-20200318-jninzo3ecben7b2q7lwbxo6f2e-story.html
— Former COVID-19 epicenter of Wuhan reports no new cases as virus infects more than 217,000 worldwide – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-infections-europe-20200318-5zs7fqtq6rgm3a7xtg2mmvyptq-story.html
— Amid coronavirus fears, Illinois Democrats side with a known commodity in Joe Biden rather than Bernie Sanders and his call for political revolution – RICK PEARSON (DIERSEN: Expect that ever-increasingly, to defeat Trump, 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://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-democratic-primary-voters-20200318-ko4dlhpgmvggbkrauix2isz4dq-story.html
— ‘Very real possibility’ that Illinois school shutdown will be extended as coronavirus cases nearly double overnight – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-schools-closed-how-long-20200318-jrpng7mx55aibanox7zypguow4-story.html
— Springfield postelection: Don’t let coronavirus sidetrack remap and ethics reforms – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-post-primary-springfield-coronavirus-20200318-szkt3t6svfdmvbrccyamf7xfxu-story.html#new_tab
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who say “US must face coronavirus recession in ‘Lockdown Paradox’: To save economy, shut it down fast?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-shutdown-recession-20200318-yyevihtbvnf5lhthliyovu3fmq-story.html
— Need a coronavirus test? Being rich and famous may help – MEGAN TWOHEY, STEVE EDER AND MARC STEIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-nyt-coronavirus-test-rich-famous-may-help-20200319-njorhz7e7bdjped4ban4kttjzm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois expects to get ‘thousands and thousands’ of coronavirus tests in next few days, Pritzker says During a news conference Wednesday in Murphysboro, the governor said obtaining testing kits has been “the biggest challenge” officials have faced while trying to beat back the spread of the virus. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/18/21186077/illinois-coronavirus-tests-pritzker

WLS AM
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Dispensaries Deemed ‘Essential’ in Coronavirus Shutdowns
https://www.wlsam.com/2020/03/19/dispensaries-deemed-essential-in-coronavirus-shutdowns/

WTTW
— Who, What and How? The Challenge—and Confusion—of Coronavirus Testing – Amanda Vinicky 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/18/who-what-and-how-challenge-and-confusion-coronavirus-testing

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Gun dealers report increased store traffic, ‘panic buying’ – Ben Orner 
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200318/gun-dealers-report-increased-store-traffic-panic-buying

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Congressman puts blame on Chinese government for COVID-19 pandemic Kinzinger says China hid the virus; opponent says the blame is a tactic – Derek Barichello
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/03/18/congressman-puts-blame-on-chinese-government-for-covid-19-pandemic/aqx1pto/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Virus fears may have cut local turnout in half – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: What did your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain do to maximize the Republican turnout? I hand-delivered a sample ballot, mail-in ballot request form, and campaign literature for the candidates to all the homes that had at least one Republican or Independent voter.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200318/virus-fears-may-have-cut-local-turnout-in-half

HERALD REVIEW
— More demand, fewer volunteers at Central Illinois food banks as coronavirus concerns continue – Donnette Beckett
https://herald-review.com/news/local/more-demand-fewer-volunteers-at-food-banks/article_c2d8f1d6-3a95-5043-88da-98ca77a488b9.html#new_tab

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois’ COVID-19 shutdown to hit taxpayers as local governments anticipate negative impacts – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: How big a negative impact do the leaders of your municipality, township, and county anticipate?) 
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-covid–shutdown-to-hit-taxpayers-as-local-governments/video_0a2de0d8-7e75-5fc1-b435-892acb3e324f.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois municipal leaders seek emergency powers for gas, gun sales bans and curfews amid pandemic – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-municipal-leaders-seek-emergency-powers-for-gas-gun-sales/article_98d91ef8-694e-11ea-be04-4fc29a7c91c8.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS MUST ACT NOW TO GUARD AGAINST COVID-19 FINANCIAL FALLOUT – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/special-report-illinois-must-act-now-to-guard-against-covid-19-financial-fallout/#new_tab

GOPUSA
— Democrats And Coronavirus: Alinsky On Steroids
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my naive critics/opponents, their naive operatives, and their naive dupes who refuse to believe a) that Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means and b) that Democrats will do “whatever it takes” to defeat Trump.)


https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86338
— Celebrities Get Virus Tests, Raising Concerns Of Inequality
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86324

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Wartime’ footing: Trump mobilizes U.S. manufacturing against pandemic Coronavirus reached all 50 states, infects 2 members of Congress – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/18/trump-invoke-defense-production-act-ramp-supplies/
— Tale of two campaigns: Chaos catapults Biden toward Trump showdown – Stephen Dinan and Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/18/coronavirus-boosts-joe-biden-sets-likely-donald-tr/
— ‘Carnage’: Millions face financial ruin as coronavirus infects U.S. economy – James Varney (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any and all government assistance should be targeted at those who are negatively impacted by the pandemic the most.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/18/coronavirus-infects-us-economy-millions-face-finan/
— China knew for years bats caused disease, left wild animal markets open – Rowan Scarborough (DIERSEN: This sounds like libertarianism to me.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/18/china-knew-years-bats-caused-disease-yet-left-wild/
— David Axelrod: Coronavirus outbreak may help Trump’s reelection: U.S. ‘likes to rally’ behind leader – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/18/david-axelrod-coronavirus-outbreak-may-help-trumps/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— No bailout, no stimulus — give us reparations for government-mandated shutdowns – Timothy P. Carney 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/no-bailout-no-stimulus-give-us-reparations-for-government-mandated-shutdowns
— Media think there’s never a bad time to call Trump and his supporters ‘racist’
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/media-think-theres-never-a-bad-time-to-call-trump-and-his-supporters-racist-even-during-coronavirus
— Coronavirus will fade, but the threat of socialism will remain – Ying Ma
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/coronavirus-will-fade-but-the-threat-of-socialism-will-remain

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Rich Socialist Restaurateur Lays Off Hundreds Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – Alana Goodman
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/rich-socialist-restaurateur-lays-off-hundreds-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Coronavirus Lessons: Nobody Trusts the Press – J.B. Shurk (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on discouraging everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/coronavirus_lessons_nobody_trusts_the_press.html
— Remember When Travel Bans Were Racist and Xenophobic? – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/remember_when_travel_bans_were_racist_and_xenophobic.html
— The Wuhan Virus – What if Hillary had won in 2016? – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/the_wuhan_virus__what_if_hillary_had_won_in_2016.html

BREITBART
— ICE Reduces Arrests of Illegal Aliens amid Wuhan Fears – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/03/18/ice-reduces-arrests-of-illegal-aliens-amid-wuhan-fears/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Wants To Speed Up Wuhan Virus Drug Tests: Bureaucrats Object – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32161

DAILY CALLER
— Tucker Carlson: Using Coronavirus As Excuse To Stop Arresting People ‘A Recipe For Chaos’ – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/tucker-carlson-coronavirus-stop-arresting-people-recipe-chaos/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— BIDEN’S MEMORY ISN’T THE ONLY PROBLEM; IT’S HIS LIES – Larry Elder
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/bidens-memory-isnt-the-only-problem-its-his-lies/

PJ MEDIA
— SPLC ‘Hate’ Report Takes Aim at Donald Trump Ahead of 2020 Election – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: SPLC is a hate group that promotes hatred against individuals, against organizations, against companies, against governments, and against countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://pjmedia.com/election/splc-hate-report-takes-aim-at-donald-trump-ahead-of-2020-election/

TOWNHALL
— Liberal Media Parrots China’s State-Run Communist Propaganda – Larry O’Connor
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryoconnor/2020/03/18/liberal-media-parrots-chinas-staterun-communist-propaganda-n2565197
— The Media Is Even More Garbage Than Usual – Kurt Schlichter (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google steers everyone a) toward websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms and b) away from websites that promote the Republican Party Platform.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/03/19/the-media-is-even-more-garbage-than-usual-n2565172

THE HILL
— Claims for unemployment benefits spike as coronavirus forces thousands of layoffs – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/488386-claims-for-unemployment-benefits-spike-as-coronavirus-forces-thousands-of
— U.S.-China relationship worsens over coronavirus – OLIVIA BEAVERS (DIERSEN: Those who want to destroy America side with China against America.) 
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/488311-us-china-relationship-worsens-over-coronavirus
— Millennials become focus of coronavirus outreach – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488268-millennials-become-focus-of-coronavirus-outreach

CNN
— The pandemic began in China. Today, it reported no new local infections for the first time – Shanshan Wang
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-19-20-intl-hnk/h_4ce3632bd5290efe03587bcfffb66c34

POLITICO
— Yes, States and Local Governments Can Close Private Businesses and Restrict Your Movement They’ve always had the power to take drastic measures in situations like this. – ELIZABETH JOH
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/18/states-police-power-coronavirus-135826
— Governors brace for coronavirus budget cliff as tax dollars evaporate Governors of both parties are calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to step in with billions in federal aid and reductions in red tape. – KEVIN YAMAMURA
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/19/coronavirus-governors-state-budgets-136190
— Surgeon general: 15 days of social distancing ‘likely not going to be enough’ to halt coronavirus The pandemic’s effects on American life could extend much longer than initially thought. – QUINT FORGEY
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/18/surgeon-general-social-distancing-not-enough-135377
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Pandemic Is the End of Trumpism.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/18/the-coronavirus-generation-comes-to-life-136491

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Defends Using ‘Chinese Virus’ Label, Ignoring Growing Criticism – Katie Rogers, Lara Jakes and Ana Swanson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/us/politics/china-virus.html
— Give Every American $2,000, Immediately A consensus is building around the simple expedient of sending cash to every American. Politicians need to move quickly. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any and all government assistance should be targeted at those who are negatively impacted by the pandemic the most.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/opinion/coronavirus-economy-recession.html
— Trump Seeks $500 Billion in Checks for Taxpayers The administration is proposing two waves of checks to individuals and another $500 billion for small and large businesses as part of its economic response to the coronavirus pandemic. – Nicholas Fandos and Emily Cochrane (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, my wife and I are spending more money than our income because my Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension is dramatically reduced because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. My CSRS pension is only 41% of what my salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/us/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-trump-stimulus.html
— There Aren’t Enough Ventilators to Cope With the Coronavirus The United States and other countries face a critical shortage of the lifesaving machines — and no easy way to lift production. – Sarah Kliff, Adam Satariano, Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Nicholas Kulish
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/business/coronavirus-ventilator-shortage.html
— The Coronavirus Is Here to Stay, So What Happens Next? There may be two to four more rounds of social distancing before this is over. Here’s what to expect. – Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Susan Ellenberg and Michael Levy
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/opinion/coronavirus-social-distancing-effect.html

WASHINGTON POST
— As layoffs skyrocket, America’s unemployment safety net is underprepared to help many in need Laid off workers are struggling to apply for unemployment aid as government websites crash and phone lines have hours-long waits – Heather Long and Abha Bhattarai
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/19/unemployment-insurance-today-coronavirus/

USA TODAY
— LGBTQ community may be ‘particularly vulnerable’ to coronavirus pandemic. Here’s why. – Savannah Eadens
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/18/lgbtq-coronavirus-community-vulnerable-covid-19-pandemic/2863813001/
— Dow, S&P 500 keep falling. So how will we know when the stock market drop is over? – Adam Shell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2020/03/18/dow-jones-when-stock-market-stop-going-down-bear-marke/5074110002/
— A recession has probably begun. How bad will a coronavirus-triggered downturn be? – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/18/coronavirus-how-bad-recession-and-how-long-last/5073149002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— TRAGIC: Call It a Layoff, a Furlough or a Cut Shift: Americans are Losing Work Many employers are cutting staff or reducing hours; ‘It’s kind of a demoralizing thing’ – Micah Maidenberg, Chip Cutter and Rachel Feintzeig
https://www.wsj.com/articles/call-it-a-layoff-a-furlough-or-a-cut-shift-americans-are-losing-work-11584550057
— TRAGIC: Coronavirus Hits State and City Budgets Local officials say they don’t know how deep the hole might get; a double punch of higher spending and falling revenue – Scott Calvert and Jon Kamp
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-hits-state-and-city-budgets-11584610201?mod=djemwha
— TRAGIC: Markets Enter New Phase—Where Cash Is All That Matters Investors sold nearly everything they could Wednesday – Paul J. Davies
https://www.wsj.com/articles/markets-enter-new-phasewhere-cash-is-all-that-matters-11584546863
— Mexico Slow to Implement Strong Measures Against Coronavirus President cites impact on economy; other Latin American nations, with fewer cases, have taken tougher actions – Robbie Whelan and Juan Montes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexico-slow-to-implement-strong-measures-against-conronavirus-11584570623
— America Needed Coronavirus Tests. The Government Failed. Decisions that limited testing for the pathogen blinded the U.S. to the outbreak’s scale. Here’s how it happened. – Christopher Weaver, Betsy McKay and Brianna Abbott
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-washington-failed-to-build-a-robust-coronavirus-testing-system-11584552147
— The Government Wants to Send You Money—but How Soon Will It Arrive? Lawmakers face a tradeoff between speed and accuracy as they try to fill holes in household budgets – Richard Rubin (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any and all government assistance should be targeted at those who are negatively impacted by the pandemic the most.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-government-wants-to-send-you-moneybut-how-soon-will-it-arrive-11584558455
— The Economic Rout Accelerates The Fed and Treasury need to liquefy business now or liquidate later. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-economic-rout-accelerates-11584573285

BLOOMBERG
— U.S. Jobless Claims Are Poised for Historic Surge – Reade Pickert and Katia Dmitrieva
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/u-s-jobless-claims-poised-for-historic-surge-amid-virus-layoffs

TIMES RECORD NEWS
— State, local Republicans plan for postponed political conventions amid COVID-19 concerns – Trish Choate (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains in Illinois, DuPage County, and Milton Township like me await information on a) their April township, ward, and/or county party meetings and b) their April 15 county conventions. What about the April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/local/2020/03/18/state-local-republican-political-conventions-delayed/2871883001/

WBKO
— The National Corvette Museum to close to the public – Allison Baker 
https://www.wbko.com/content/news/National-Corvette-Museum-to-close-March-18-568905081.html

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want more government spending say “Even Trump’s Mega-Stimulus May Not Be Enough.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-03-18/even-trump-s-mega-stimulus-may-not-be-enough

FORTUNE
— The Dow’s gains under Trump have been wiped out by coronavirus – ERIK SHERMAN
https://fortune.com/2020/03/18/stock-market-under-trump-dow-lost-all-gains-coronavirus-2020/

FORBES
— Government Payments Will Help Families But May Not Boost The Coronavirus Economy Much – Howard Gleckman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, my wife and I are spending more money than our income because my Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension is dramatically reduced because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. My CSRS pension is only 41% of what my salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2020/03/18/government-payments-will-help-families-but-may-not-boost-the-coronavirus-economy-much/

ATLANTIC
— Four Theories for Why People Are Still Out Partying Our moral instincts don’t match this crisis. – Yascha Mounk
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/moral-instincts-coronavirus/608305/

NEWSWEEK
— AMERICANS ARE CROSSING INTO MEXICO TO BUY TOILET PAPER – CHANTAL DA SILVA (DIERSEN: How dependent are you a) on foreign countries and b) on citizens of foreign countries?) 
https://www.newsweek.com/americans-are-crossing-mexico-buy-toilet-paper-1493008

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Financial adviser suggests delaying retirement amid current economic uncertainty – Peter Musurlian (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System pension is dramatically less because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/your-turn/2020/03/financial-adviser-suggests-delaying-retirement-amid-current-economic-uncertainty/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who a) run the world, b) hate conservatives, and c) blame all negatives on conservatives say “Disinformation and blame: how America’s far right is capitalizing on coronavirus.”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/19/america-far-right-coronavirus-outbreak-trump-alex-jones

March 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 8 new Illinois coronavirus cases announced in Kane, McHenry, Cook counties, bringing state total to 19; 4 schools closed – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/health/8-new-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-bringing-state-total-to-19/5999228/
— Joe Biden has testy exchange with auto worker over gun rights, 2nd Amendment – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-has-testy-exchange-with-auto-worker-over-gun-rights-2nd-amendment/6000859/
— Biden, Sanders cancel campaign events in Ohio amid coronavirus concerns – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-sanders-cancel-campaign-events-amid-coronavirus-concerns/6000733/

CBS2
— ‘Very Frustrated’ Gov. JB Pritzker Asks Feds For More Coronavirus Tests; 8 New Illinois Cases Confirmed
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/10/gov-jb-pritzker-coronavirus-tests-federal-government-request-new-cases/
— Lombard Elementary Schools Cancel Classes For Wednesday After Coronavirus Exposure Is Reported At School Volleyball Game
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/10/lombard-elementary-schools-cancel-classes-for-wednesday-after-coronavirus-exposure-is-reported-at-school-volleyball-game/

WGN TV
— Schools in Lombard District 44 to be closed Wednesday due to COVID-19 concerns
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/schools-in-lombard-district-44-to-be-closed-wednesday-due-to-covid-19-concerns/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker questions whether Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parades should go on – DAN PETRELLA, GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-st-patricks-day-parades-pritzker-20200310-3onjmeaqm5cvphlyhsqexwqfkm-story.html
— Our reaction to this public health emergency is just as crucial as prevention – JERRY DAVICH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-coronavirus-backlash-scams-and-hype-st-0311-20200310-5qxjjphuvreb3fj7hpyhngoadq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers Push Pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glenview/ct-gla-oakton-college-cannabis-growers-tl-0312-20200310-2y2z7jankfhejnhrkl2pulx5zi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— American, Delta cut flight schedules due to coronavirus Many service reductions will continue through the summer. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/3/10/21173223/american-delta-cut-flight-schedules-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— Where money is coming from in the 14th Congressional race – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200310/where-money-is-coming-from-in-the-14th-congressional-race
— Pension reform, tax cuts top priorities for state Senate District 25 candidates – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200310/pension-reform-tax-cuts-top-priorities-for-state-senate-district-25-candidates
— McHenry County moving four polling places from senior care facilities
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200310/mchenry-county-moving-four-polling-places-from-senior-care-facilities
— Senate’s new oversight committee has its eye on the tollway – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200310/senates-new-oversight-committee-has-its-eye-on-the-tollway

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— United warns shock from virus could rival 9/11 financial fallout “Hope is not a strategy,” says incoming CEO Scott Kirby, who predicts the travel downturn will be deep. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/united-warns-shock-virus-could-rival-911-financial-fallout
— Remap reform group dials up heat on Pritzker with new poll Change Illinois says a new survey proves voters want to take reapportionment away from lawmakers and give it to an independent panel, but the governor seems to be balking. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/remap-reform-group-dials-heat-pritzker-new-poll

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County teen being treated for coronavirus at Advocate Good Shepherd 8 new cases in Illinois – Katie Smith
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/10/mchenry-county-teen-being-treated-for-coronavirus-at-advocate-good-shepherd/a9rk7hz/

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— Reparations Committee Looks at Down-Payment Assistance and Other Housing Supports – Larry Gavin (DIERSEN: Where did the money come from for your first down payment? Mine came from the money that I earned a) working for IRS the previous 15 months 1971-1972, b) working part-time for Firestone Stores the previous 19 months 1971-1972, and c) working full-time for Firestone stores the previous 7 months 1970-1971 before that.)
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/City-News/City-News/Article/Reparations-Committee-Looks-at-Down-Payment-Assistance-and-Other-Housing-Supports/15/26/17639

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Applications Open for “FREE” MONEY for Local Governments, Economic Development Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations and Private Companies
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/applications-open-for-free-money-for-local-governments-economic-development-organizations-non-profit-organizations-and-private-companies/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Responds to Illinois Conservatives PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/il-14-jim-oberweis-responds-to-illinois-conservatives-pac/ 
— Kane County Confirms First Coronavirus Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/kane-county-confirms-first-coronavirus-case/ 
— Dems Request Posting of Agenda Packet for Agenda of Annual Algonquin Town Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/posting-of-agenda-packet-requested-for-agenda-of-annual-algonquin-town-meeting/ 
— Tax Cut Argument for Abolishing McHenry Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/tax-cut-argument-for-abolishing-mchenry-township/ 
— The Amount Taxes Would Have to Increase to Pay Off Pension Debt
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/the-amount-taxes-would-have-to-increase-to-pay-off-pension-debt/ 
— IL-14: Sue Rezin’s New TV Commercial on Immigration
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/il-14-sue-rezins-new-tv-commercial-on-immigration/

— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Announces Momnibus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/il-14-lauren-underwood-announces-momnibus/ 
— Brian Sager Makes Third Mailing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/brian-sager-makes-third-mailing/ 
— Coronavirus Prompts Polling Place Changes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/coronavirus-prompts-polling-place-changes/
— Skillicorn Receives NRA PAC Endorsement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/skillicorn-receives-nra-pac-endorsement/ 
— First Coronavirus Case in McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/first-coronavirus-case-in-mchenry-county/

CAPITOL FAX
— Victory Research (Rod McCulloch) poll of 1,000 likely voters in the Democratic primary for Illinois Supreme Court.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/10/adventures-in-polling/

POLITICO
— Sanders cancels evening event due to coronavirus fears Bernie Sanders has canceled his evening rally in Cleveland “out of concern for public health and safety,” his campaign said. – HOLLY OTTERBEIN
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/10/sanders-cancels-evening-event-due-to-coronavirus-fears-125138

WASHINGTON TIMES
— New narrative: Media pushes coronavirus as President Trump’s downfall – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/10/inside-the-beltway-media-pushes-coronavirus-as-tru/
— Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/10/airlines-slash-flights-freeze-hiring-as-virus-cuts/
— Only morons would vote for crazy Bernie Sanders’ utopian socialism What candidate embraces has been tried before in America and failed – R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/10/only-morons-would-vote-for-crazy-bernie-sanders-ut/

BLAZE
— Biden tells voter he’s ‘full of s**t,’ threatens to slap him in the face in confrontation over gun control in Michigan That’s the way to win votes – Aaron Colen
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-tells-voter-hes-full-of-st-threatens-to-slap-him-in-the-face-in-confrontation-over-gun-control-in-michigan

DAILY CALLER
— Coronavirus Doesn’t Affect Bernie’s Belief In Open Borders – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/10/coronavirus-bernie-sanders-open-borders/

HOT AIR
— CPAC Attendees Rip The Group’s Virus Messaging
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/cpac-attendees-rip-groups-virus-messaging/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Time’s ‘100 Women of the Year’ Allows Just TWO Conservatives (and One Republican) – Scott Whitlock
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/03/10/times-100-women-year-allows-just-two-conservatives

LIFE SITE NEWS
— ‘Grooming’: Washington passes far-left sex ed plan promoting promiscuity, LGBT, abortion Pro-family advocates have sounded the alarm by highlighting the graphic lessons of sex ed curricula that meet the bill’s standards. – Calvin Freiburger and Claire Chretien
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/washington-passes-sex-ed-plan-that-snubs-religion-promotes-abortion-and-promiscuity

THE HILL
— Pelosi rejects calls to shutter Capitol: ‘We’re the captains of this ship’ – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/486834-pelosi-rejects-calls-to-shutter-capitol-were-the-captains-of-this-ship
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs do NOT have empathy for immigrants. Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. 
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/486779-will-empathy-for-immigrants-survive-covid-19
— Sinking stock market poses risk for retirees – NIV ELIS 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/486726-sinking-stock-market-poses-risk-for-retirees

ROLL CALL
— Congress ‘struggling’ with questions of office logistics, travel and hygiene Some members complain of lack of institutional standards for working amid outbreak – Katherine Tully-McManus and Chris Marquette
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/10/congress-struggling-with-questions-of-office-logistics-travel-and-hygiene/

CNN
— Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders cancel Ohio rallies amid coronavirus concerns – Annie Grayer and Eric Bradner
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/politics/biden-sanders-cancel-rally-coronavirus/index.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Cuomo orders coronavirus containment zone in New York state; Italy sees largest single daily jump in deaths – Rick Noack, Kim Bellware, Alex Horton and Brittany Shamma
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/10/coronavirus-live-updates/

VANITY FAIR
— THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IS FORCING LAWMAKERS AND JOURNALISTS INDOORS CPAC attendees including Ted Cruz and Matt Gaetz, along with reporters from the Washington Post and Politico, are now under self-quarantine, as nerves are being tested on Capitol Hill. – CALEB ECARMA
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-crisis-forcing-lawmakers-journalists-indoors

FED SMITH
— Election 2020: Who Would Receive Your Vote? – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, overwhelmingly, my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/03/10/election-2020-who-would-receive-your-vote/

TRULIA
— FOR SALE: 126 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $249,500
https://www.trulia.com/p/il/wheaton/126-w-roosevelt-rd-wheaton-il-60187–1075376494

February 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Split Senate acquits President Trump of two articles of impeachment – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/split-senate-acquits-trump-of-impeachment/5905204/

NBC5
— Trump Acquitted of Abuse of Power, Obstruction of Congress No president has ever been removed by the Senate
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-impeachment-acquittal-senate-vote/2213426/
— Madigan Defends Handling of Sexual Misconduct Probe
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/madigan-defends-handling-of-sexual-misconduct-probe/2213475/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Impeachment trial: Split Senate votes to acquit Trump on abuse of power, obstruction of Congress
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/impeachment-trial-split-senate-votes-to-acquit-trump-on-abuse-of-power-obstruction-of-congress

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pete Buttigieg continues to hold lead over Bernie Sanders in Iowa caucuses as additional results trickle out, but race still too close to call – RICK PEARSON and BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-2020-iowa-caucus-night-delayed-results-20200204-d53jrvvii5gyfdjvda4tyrkzra-story.html
— Gov. Pritzker pushes Illinois as first primary of 2024. Chances are, that won’t fly. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Pritzker argues that Illinois is “diverse.” I disagree. Based on how Illinois’ citizens have voted, Illinois is overwhelmingly 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://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-iowa-caucuses-illinois-pritzker-primary-20200205-ed6yvcf7lvbrdninjrey553lz4-story.html
— Maker of failed Iowa caucus app is year-old start-up with ties to the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-shadow-app-acronym-democratic-party-20200205-r7vbxztfkbdtpnhamc6gy6fy2i-story.html
— The state of President Trump? Ripe for reelection – CAL THOMAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-trump-state-of-the-union-cal-thomas-20200205-mxmtvplq6zgc3a4odtpr6rv32q-story.html
— Iowa caucus debacle shows Democrats have one shot to beat Trump: Unite or all is lost – Rex Huppke
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-iowa-caucuses-democrats-trump-primary-huppke-20200205-3zxx3iklsrayjlc6gykjzxwfsq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The State of the Union address was a parade of Trump lies.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-state-of-the-union-chapman-20200205-bcjujf234bao3lg34t3xz6je5a-story.html
— At least one non-US citizen cast ballot in 2018 election in Illinois after automatic voter registration error – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-noncitizen-voter-automatic-voter-registration-20200206-zx23i2b43jgxjapwnjlip3s4ym-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Committee presses for answers on automatic voter registration errors – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200205/committee-presses-for-answers-on-automatic-voter-registration-errors

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Oberweis claims big lead in GOP race to take on Underwood A poll taken for his campaign finds that the dairy owner and state senator enjoys wide name recognition after several earlier races. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/oberweis-claims-big-lead-gop-race-take-underwood

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Gov. Pritzker should know: Ethics reform starts with a truly independent map – Editorial
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/guest-editorial-gov-pritzker-should-know-ethics-reform-starts-with/article_3547322c-474c-11ea-adf4-53eb3cdf7eba.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Candidate profile: Peggy Hubbard
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/election/article240019473.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Will County Board debates using pot taxes for reparations – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at Blacks that the Republican War on Drugs caused all the problems that Blacks have.) 
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/02/04/board-debates-using-pot-taxes-for-reparations/an4o83h/

WIDS
— LaHood Raises $442,000 in Unopposed Re-Election Bid – Benjamin Cox 
https://wlds.com/news/lahood-raises-442000-in-unopposed-re-election-bid/

WIBQ
— Illinois authorities clear up confusion in marijuana laws
https://wibqam.com/2020/02/05/illinois-authorities-clear-up-confusion-in-marijuana-laws/

JOLIET PATCH
— Will County Republicans oppose marijuana facilities, tax sales Now the Will County Republican Caucus is raising red flags about the use of the tax funds.
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/will-county-republicans-oppose-marijuana-facilities-tax-sales

CENTER SQUARE
— Is bankruptcy the best option for Illinois? – Brett Rowland 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-is-bankruptcy-the-best-option-for-illinois/article_d0fccb94-4843-11ea-b300-4744b6c176f4.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSSI: NANCY PELOSI SHAMED ALL DEMOCRATS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/rossi-nancy-pelosi-shamed-all-democrats.html
— STUDY REVEALS THE ABSURD CONFORMITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/study-reveals-the-absurd-conformity-of-higher-education.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McLaughlin poll: Oberweis at 46 percent in five-way primary
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/05/mclaughlin-poll-oberweis-at-46-percent-in-five-way-primary/
— Trump’s Talk Is Cheap, Mike Will Get It Done – Bloomberg
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/05/trump%E2%80%99s-talk-is-cheap-mike-will-get-it-done/
— Gov. Pritzker reacts to Senate acquittal of President Trump
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/05/gov-pritzker-reacts-to-senate-acquittal-of-president-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker argues that Illinois is “diverse.” I disagree. Based on how Illinois’ citizens have voted, Illinois is overwhelmingly 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://capitolfax.com/2020/02/05/question-of-the-day-3011/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— AOC rips Rush Limbaugh as ‘virulent racist’: ‘Truly nauseating’ he was awarded Medal of Freedom – Jessica Chasmar 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/5/aoc-rips-rush-limbaugh-as-virulent-racist-truly-na/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Washington Post columnist compares Rush Limbaugh to former KKK head David Duke – Tim Pearce
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-post-columnist-compares-rush-limbaugh-to-former-kkk-head-david-duke
— Trump gives Republican establishment the political rally it always wanted – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trump-gives-republican-establishment-the-political-rally-it-always-wanted

BREITBART
— Turning Point USA Chapter President: McHenry County College Employee Replaced TPUSA Posters with Antifa Propaganda – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/02/05/turning-point-usa-chapter-president-mchenry-county-college-employee-replaced-tpusa-posters-with-antifa-propaganda/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elizabeth Warren Thanks Illegal Immigrants Who Helped Her Iowa Campaign – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/04/elizabeth-warren-thanks-illegal-immigrants-who-helped-her-iowa-campaign/
— Fact Check: Yes, Health Care for Illegal Aliens Will Bankrupt U.S. Taxpayers – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/04/fact-check-yes-healthcare-illegal-aliens-bankrupt-u-s-taxpayers/

BLAZE
— ‘Not guilty’: President Trump acquitted in Senate impeachment trial It’s finally over – Nate Madden
https://www.theblaze.com/news/not-guilty-as-charged-president-trump-acquitted-in-senate-impeachment-trial
— Reps. Tlaib and Omar chat, laugh during Trump’s SOTU, then walk out because ‘it was all beneath the dignity of the office’ ‘Shame on this forever impeached president – 
https://www.theblaze.com/glenn-radio/tlaib-omar-walk-out-sotu

DAILY CALLER
— Senate Votes To Acquit President Trump – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/05/senate-votes-to-acquit-trump/

DAILY WIRE
— AOC Mocks Cancer-Stricken Rush Limbaugh; Suggests Conspiracy Behind Trump Reaching Out To Blacks – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-aoc-mocks-cancer-stricken-rush-limbaugh-suggests-conspiracy-behind-trump-reaching-out-to-blacks
— Trump Responds To Pelosi Ripping Up His Speech: Pushes New Hashtag, Buries Her In Retweets – James Barrett
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-responds-to-pelosi-ripping-up-his-speech-pushes-new-hashtag-buries-her-in-retweets
— Hollywood Celebrities Boil Over At Trump’s SOTU: ‘Fearmongering Pig’ – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/hollywood-celebrities-boil-over-at-trumps-sotu
— McConnell Triumphant: Immediately After Impeachment Acquittal Files Cloture On More Judges To Remake Judiciary – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/mcconnell-triumphant-immediately-after-impeachment-acquittal-files-cloture-on-more-judges-to-remake-judiciary

TOWNHALL
— ‘They Hate America’: The Surprising Moments Democrats Refused to Clap For During Trump’s SOTU – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/02/05/what-democrats-refused-to-clap-for-n2560757

PJ MEDIA
— Trump’s Ability to Expose the Dems’ Radical Agenda Will Probably Get Him Re-Elected – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/democrats-squirm-as-trump-condemns-the-radical-left/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— What Bloomberg’s Money Can Buy – Lance Trover
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/02/05/what_bloombergs_money_can_buy__142322.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Senate Votes to Acquit President Trump on Both Articles of Impeachment – MAIREAD MCARDLE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/senate-votes-to-acquit-president-trump-on-both-articles-of-impeachment/

EPOCH TIMES
— State of the Union Reveals Bankruptcy of Democrats’ Opposition to Trump – Conrad Black
https://www.theepochtimes.com/state-of-the-union-reveals-bankruptcy-of-democrats-opposition-to-trump_3228111.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Ivanka Trump: The Left’s unwillingness to celebrate America’s successes is ‘not forgivable’ – Samantha Chang 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/02/05/ivanka-trump-the-lefts-unwillingness-to-celebrate-americas-successes-is-not-forgivable-883390

THE HILL
— Trump eviscerates Democrats in State of the Union speech prompting Pelosi temper tantrum – LIZ PEEK
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/481571-trump-eviscerates-democrats-in-state-of-the-union-speech-prompting-pelosi
— Former Romney campaign spokesman says conviction decision is ‘motivated by bitterness and jealousy’ – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/481705-former-romney-campaign-spokesman-says-impeachment-decision-is-motivated-by

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Pelosi.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/elanagross/2020/02/05/nancy-pelosi-rips-the-state-of-the-union-speech-and-the-can-be-seen-as-sexist/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Federal Employee Retirement Requests Hit Highest Level Since Trump Took Office – ERICH WAGNER (DIERSEN: The federal government wants its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran to retire as soon as they are eligible unless they are in the Senior Executive Service.) 
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/02/federal-employee-retirement-requests-hit-highest-levels-trump-took-office/162910/

CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS
— 4 WAYS RESEARCH CAN READY A CANDIDATE – Ethan Todd
https://www.campaignsandelections.com/campaign-insider/4-ways-research-can-ready-a-candidate
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Perform inoculation research. . .Clean up your social media. . .Establish what makes you different from your opponent. . .Help decide if public service is right for you.)

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/trump-baffled-african-americans-vote-racism-anti-semitism.html

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR SALE: 920 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $559,000
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/920-golf-ln/pid_34674932/

January 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial: President’s lawyer says Dems want to ‘overturn’ last election – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/impeachment-trial-lawyer-says-dems-want-to-overturn-last-election/5878113/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Sanders opening lead on the field in Iowa as campaign surges across country, new NYT poll finds – JONATHAN MARTIN AND SYDNEY EMBER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-latest-iowa-poll-bernie-sanders-20200125-cqrous3esfbrfk44keolqfebim-story.html
— Mike Pompeo lashes out at NPR reporter, who says secretary of state made her identify Ukraine on a map and suggested America didn’t care – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-mike-pompeo-npr-mary-louise-kelly-20200125-hipkx7o5qvgzppnx22t7s3kyjq-story.html
— ‘Just go ahead. Let’s do this.’ Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg takes on protester at Chicago fundraiser. – BILL RUTHHART (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my “Republican” critics/opponents who hint/imply/argue/shout that I should be barred from promoting, attending, and reporting on Republican political events. Better yet, I should sue them. They hint/imply/argue/shout that my promoting, attending, and reporting on such events causes Republican candidates to lose elections.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-pete-buttigieg-protest-chicago-fundraiser-20200125-schmhxuplvfvdatdmh4rebibc4-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The presidential hopeful replied, “I respect your activism, but sometimes love is not expressed by interruption. Sometimes love is expressed in a different way.” Buttigieg then offered a common political tactic to encourage a protester to quiet down — he promised to meet afterward. The protester remained undeterred, shouting some more. That prompted a campaign donor to yell, “You’re not the only one in the room!” After the disruption went on for more than three minutes, Buttigieg finally relented, “You know what? Just go ahead. Let’s do this.” The protester, who identified himself as queer and nonbinary but did not give a name, brought up the South Bend police shooting death last summer of a black robbery suspect, Eric Logan, by a white police officer. The shooting, which the officer’s body camera and dashcam failed to record, remains under investigation. “Mayor Pete, as somebody who says you want to unify communities, as someone who says they want to follow the rules of the road, there are police officers in South Bend who kill people. What’s his name Logan …” the protester said, trying to recall the name of the shooting victim. “Not what’s his name,” a visibly perturbed Buttigieg said. “His name is Eric Logan.” “There’s so many, I can’t keep track anymore,” the protester shot back. “That’s false,” Buttigieg replied. Then, finally, came the question: “How can we trust you will show up for queer and trans people and people of color when there were eight community meetings in South Bend about a police officer who killed someone in your community and you did not go to them?” Buttigieg replied by noting he set up the series of community meetings with “rank-and-file officers to elected leaders to some of my harshest critics, and people who have been in my administration all along” to “empower the community” to help come up with solutions for better policing in South Bend.)

DAILY HERALD
— House is given tape of Trump calling for ambassador’s ouster – AP (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if I had taped what my GAO superiors said to me to force me to take their early retirement “offer,” I would have won Diersen v. GAO.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200124/news/301249880/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Does smelling pot still warrant probable cause? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-does-smelling-pot-still-warrant-probable-cause/article_0451c4d4-19a5-5963-935b-90d37edbf97d.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter – AP (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Since 2005, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated, me, and condemned be as being like Jeff Gannon. Since 2005, they have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and White House Correspondent Jeff Gannon. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon and even worse things. Ever since I became a GOPUSA reporter in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I ask bad questions at press conferences and share privileged information with reporters that have caused Republican candidates to be defeated and even worse things. Of course, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but a) who do NOT want me to know about their press conferences, b) who do NOT want me to attend their press conferences, c) who do NOT want me to ask questions during their press conferences, d) who do NOT want me to speak with other reporters, e) who have barred me from attending their press conferences, f) who have had me thrown out of their press conferences, and/or g) who do not want me to report on their press conferences.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/pompeo-lashes-out-at-journalist-npr-defends-its-reporter/

WGLT
— After Withdrawal, Eugene Farrell Claims He’s Back in the 17th Congressional GOP Primary – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/after-withdrawal-eugene-farrell-claims-hes-back-17th-congressional-gop-primary#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL 14 – Rezin Mails 20-Page Introduction Piece
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/25/il-14-rezin-mails-20-page-introduction-piece/ 
–Skillicorn Announces Grants He Initiated
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/25/skillicorn-announces-grants-he-initiated/ 
— Home Visits to Babies Voluntary in Beginning
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/25/home-visits-to-babies-voluntary-in-beginnning/
Estimated Cost of Bob Miller’s Local 150 Contract for the Algonquin Township Road District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/25/estimated-cost-of-bob-millers-local-150-contract-for-the-algonquin-township-road-district/ 
— Wilcox Reports
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/25/wilcox-reports-31/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden snags coveted endorsement from swing-district Iowa congresswoman Cindy Axne – Emily Larsen (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or political office, what would frustrate your efforts to get endorsements? For me, it would be my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, former union member, federal retiree, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, etc. For me, it would be my opposition to promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-snags-coveted-endorsement-from-swing-district-iowa-congresswoman-cindy-axne

BREITBART
— Pete Buttigieg: Dollar Value of Reparations Grows over Generations Like Compound Interest – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: So far, how much have you paid in reparations? If I had been a minority, Oldsmobile would have hired me when I was 22 years old in in 1971. If I had been a minority, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old in 1988.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/25/pete-buttigieg-dollar-value-of-reparations-grows-over-generations-like-compound-interest/

JP MEDIA
— The Left Is One Huge Internet Troll – DAVID SOLWAY
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-left-is-one-huge-internet-troll/
— Democrat Senator Conveniently Forgets GAO Found Obama Broke the Law in 2014 – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/democrat-senator-conveniently-forgets-gao-found-obama-broke-the-law-in-2014/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— David Axelrod: Dem Focus Group “Chilling” Because Impeachment Not Mentioned For First 80 Mins
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/david-axelrod-dem-focus-group-chilling-because-impeachment-not-mentioned-for-first-80-mins/

ROLL CALL
— View from the gallery: Hardly enough time to fidget Rare Senate weekend session only lasts two hours – Todd Ruger
https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/view-from-the-gallery-hardly-enough-time-to-fidget

THE HILL
— Pollster: Environment, income inequality drive Sanders support among young voters
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/479156-pollster-environment-income-inequality-drives-sanders-support-among-young-voters

POLITICO
— Warren wins prized Des Moines Register endorsement It’s the most coveted media endorsement in the state. – NOLAN D. MCCASKILL (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or political office, what would frustrate your efforts to get endorsements? For me, it would be my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, former union member, federal retiree, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, etc. For me, it would be my opposition to promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/25/warren-wins-prized-des-moines-register-endorsement-104643

DETROIT FREE PRESS
— Help us decide who to endorse in Democratic primary – Brian Dickerson
https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/brian-dickerson/2020/01/25/detroit-free-press-presidential-endorsement-process/4556944002/

FORBES
— Retaining And Recruiting Older Workers: Tight Labor Market Solution – Bill Conerly
https://www.forbes.com/sites/billconerly/2020/01/25/retaining-and-recruiting-older-workers-tight-labor-market-solution/#71c1f8d866fd

January 11 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: At least 1,000 anti-abortion marchers rally in the Loop – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-march-for-life-chicago-20200111-5fd3dnswwvdhlntly4cxu3ofjy-story.html
— While Nazi sympathizer Arthur Jones protests, Orland Park residents turn out to talk social justice – JESSE WRIGHT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-newman-jones-events-st-0112-20200111-bo2gi7w5zndq3fg24wisudcpg4-story.html
— Seeking to give residents a break on property tax, legislative task force recommends expanding sales tax. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who’s pushing a graduated income tax, says there’s got to be another way. – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-property-tax-task-force-20200111-pwbldyzyt5afpjdm3catlklnwu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot ‘has the votes’ to pass marijuana consumption ordinance, puts kibosh on 606 development freeze “We have to have places for people to be able to legally consume marijuana,” Lightfoot says. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/10/21060658/lori-lightfoot-marijuana-consumption-ordinance-606-development-freeze
— Cullerton predicts Lightfoot will get casino gambling fix, graduated real estate transfer tax during spring session Retiring Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says Lori Lightfoot is “on a learning curve” in Springfield, unlike his wily friend Rahm Emanuel, who majored in political arm-twisting – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2020/1/10/21060325/cullerton-lightfoot-casino-gambling-real-estate-transfer-tax-spring-session

DAILY HERALD
— Madigan’s latest scandal, Springfield’s latest outrage – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200111/editorial-madigans-latest-scandal-springfields-latest-outrage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200111/meet-mark-galli-the-wheaton-evangelical-who-called-out-trump

NBC5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Suggests She May be Open to Lowering Recreational Cannabis Taxes Of the 11 states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, Illinois’ taxes are second only to Washington state – Phil Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mayor-lori-lightfoot-says-she-may-be-open-to-lowering-recreational-cannabis-taxes/2199489/

HERALD & REVIEW
— How will Decatur-area employers handle workers who smoke marijuana? A look at the legal issues surrounding cannabis. – Analisa Trofimuk (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise pot smokers.)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/how-will-decatur-area-employers-handle-workers-who-smoke-marijuana/article_eaf7d210-d937-5f26-bb1e-2a2fe4400639.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinois taxing itself into irrelevancy – Editorial
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/illinois-taxing-itself-into-irrelevancy/article_0328b94e-33b2-11ea-b8b5-5ba49a8a96eb.html

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— City’s Reparations Subcommittee Members Give Preliminary Views on Form of Reparations – Larry Gavin (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you on your city council favor or oppose reparations? If they favor reparations, how much reparations do they want you to pay? Overwhelmingly, those who favor reparations want those who have the following demographics to pay the most reparations: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/City-News/City-News/Article/City-s-Reparations-Subcommittee-Members-Give-Preliminary-Views-on-Form-of-Reparations/15/26/17406

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: All Candidates Will Participate in MCC Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/11/il-14-all-candidates-will-participate-in-mcc-debate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former press secretaries of both parties urge White House to resume briefings – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/11/white-house-urged-by-former-spokesmen-to-resume-re/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Insanity Of Transgenderism – Rod Dreher
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-insanity-of-transgenderism/

TOWNHALL
— UNACCEPTABLE: NY Law Automatically Registers Illegal Aliens to Vote – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/10/ny-law-will-automatically-register-illegal-aliens-to-vote-n2559325

CBN NEWS
— Surge in ER Visits After New Marijuana Laws Take Effect – Lorie Johnson
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/health/2020/january/surge-in-er-visits-after-new-marijuana-laws-take-effect

CNN
— Many millennials are worse off than their parents — a first in American history – Tami Luhby
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/11/politics/millennials-income-stalled-upward-mobility-us/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says: ‘A national disgrace’: As impeachment hung over a president’s head, he went on a wild rally tour.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/01/11/national-disgrace-impeachment-hung-over-presidents-head-he-went-wild-rally-tour/

24/7 WALL STREET
— Black Unemployment Rates Nearly 70% Higher Than National Average – Douglas A. McIntyre 
https://247wallst.com/jobs/2020/01/11/black-unemployment-rates-nearly-70-higher-than-national-average/