March 31 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois prisoners sick with COVID-19 “overwhelm” Joliet hospital – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-illinois-chiciago-cases/6064085/
— Coronavirus tips: Price gouging, hoarding, good deals for shoppers – Jason Knowles and Ann Pistone
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-price-gouging-hoarding-toilet-paper/6062845/
— Coronavirus outbreak: Nurse diagnosed with COVID-19 speaks out after working while sick at Westchester facility; 11 test positive – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-outbreak-covid-19-nurse-speaks-out-chicago/6064081/
— COVID-19: Whole Foods workers plan ‘sick out’ due to outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/business/whole-foods-workers-plan-sick-out-over-covid-19/6065098/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/31/2020

WGN TV
— 5th death reported at DuPage County nursing home
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-pandemic-march-30-updates/
— Testing Trouble: How it’s slowing our ability to understand Illinois impact – Ben Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/testing-trouble-how-its-slowing-our-ability-to-understand-illinois-impact/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Coronavirus upends high school seniors’ college decisions – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/coronavirus-upends-high-school-seniors-college-decisions-3

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 8 more coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 48 The recent deaths include Hardwell Smith, who lived in Morgan Park, and Asberry Stoudemire, who lived in Austin.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21200693/coronavirus-deaths-cook-county-medical-examiner-covid-19-march-30
— For Downstate Illinois, coronavirus crisis ‘is going to devastate families’ In Illinois, the COVID-19 focus has been squarely on Chicago, but the hardships, fears and worries have spread across the state, even if the overwhelming majority of cases are in Cook County, not the state’s other 101 counties. – Neal Earley 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/30/21199344/downstate-illinois-coronavirus-economic-impact-beardstown-mount-vernon-metropolis

— Mailbox boosted ballot box for Chicago primary voters wary of coronavirus Perhaps not surprisingly, the city numbers appear to have been boosted by mail-in ballots, after election officials pushed the option to ease voter concerns about becoming infected in crowded polling places. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/30/21200400/coronavirus-chicago-primary-voters-turnout-covid-19-march-17
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote government-run health care.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/30/21200283/health-care-human-right-coronavirus-covid-19-jesse-jackson-insurance-companies

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pension bailouts are not the answer for Chicago and Illinois — even during a pandemic – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-pensions-bailouts-20200330-72mzxrkerrfgfmsbuars6vkbga-story.html
— Social distancing restrictions are slowing coronavirus infections, new data suggests – DONALD G. MCNEIL JR.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-restrictions-slow-coronavirus-infections-20200331-7bj7fmycl5du3p3hqvaul6j27y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF CASTEN AND IVES: 6th Congressional District race hard to predict with ‘ordinary life on hold’ – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/6th-congressional-district-race-hard-to-predict-with-ordinary-life-on-hold
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Can you get coronavirus from mail or Amazon deliveries? It’s very unlikely, experts say – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/can-you-get-coronavirus-from-mail-or-amazon-deliveries-its-very-unlikely-experts-say
— Why shouldn’t Illinoisans expect fair elections like the states that have ended gerrymandering – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200331/editorial-why-shouldnt-illinoisans-expect-fair-elections-like-the-states-that-have-ended-gerrymandering
— Shuttered Elgin hospital could reopen to treat coronavirus patients – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/shuttered-elgin-hospital-could-reopen-to-treat-coronavirus-patients

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s the first data on the hit to the housing market City listings and contracts plunged the week ended March 21, the day the statewide COVID-19 stay-home order took effect. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/heres-first-data-hit-housing-market

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— What happens now with Madison County and Illinois elections? – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/November-ballot-firming-up-but-questions-remain-15166762.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in DuPage County
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/30/two-more-covid-19-deaths-reported-in-dupage-county/auetl3x/

WGLT
— State Farm Pledges $1 Million For Relief Fund
https://www.wglt.org/post/coronavirus-blog-33020-state-farm-pledges-1-million-relief-fund#stream/0

JOLIET PATCH
— 16 Stateville Coronavirus Patients At St. Joe’s: Mayor Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk told Joliet Patch the number of hospitalized Stateville inmates exploded within a couple days. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/16-stateville-coronavirus-patients-st-joes-mayor

WIREPOINTS
— As the crisis deepens, keep an eye on Illinois’ unpaid bills – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/as-the-crisis-deepens-keep-an-eye-on-illinois-unpaid-bills-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘He has filled a national void’: Andrew Cuomo emerges as Democrats’ counterweight to Trump – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/andrew-cuomo-emerges-donald-trump-counterweight-am/
— A viral threat to liberty – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/editorial-freedom-could-suffer-efforts-curb-contag/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s power over GOP shows no sign of diminishing even as pandemic worsens – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Who has power over your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican county party organization, and the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? I should write a book about those who have power over the Milton Township Republican Organization, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the IRP.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-power-over-gop-shows-no-sign-of-diminishing-even-as-pandemic-worsens

FOX NEWS
— Americans face nearly unprecedented travel restrictions inside US as states rush to stem coronavirus tide – Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/states-rush-to-place-travel-restrictions-on-out-of-state-visitors-as-cornavirus-crisis-continues
— Trump spars with Jim Acosta at coronavirus briefing: ‘This is why people don’t want to listen to CNN anymore’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican hint/imply/argue/shout that everyone in Illinois would be reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails if they or if someone who they manipulate/dominate was the GOPUSA Illinois editor.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-cnn-jim-acosta-snarky-coronavirus-briefing

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Announces Ford And GE Will Produce 50,000 Ventilators In Next 100 Days – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/donald-trump-ford-general-electric-ge-fifty-thousand-ventilators-100-days/

DAILY SIGNAL
— 1 Million Americans Tested for Coronavirus; Rate Now 100,000 Per Day – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/30/1-million-americans-tested-for-coronavirus-rate-now-100000-per-day/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— The plague of social justice indoctrination has infected academia Social justice theories may not appear misguided, but beware the euphemistic overlay. – Eileen F. Toplansky (DIERSEN: To promote social justices is get rid of 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.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-plague-of-social-justice-indoctrination-has-infected-academia

THE HILL
— As misinformation surges, coronavirus poses AI challenge – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/490257-as-misinformation-surges-coronavirus-poses-ai-challenge
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to get Asian-Americans, and everyone else, to hate Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/490261-asian-american-lawmaker-warns-of-fear-of-racism-over-coronavirus-stigma
— Concerns grow over political pressure on coronavirus experts – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: What things help you resist political pressure? For me, those things include my a) Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, c) retirement savings, and d) Social Security.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490281-the-memo-concerns-grow-over-political-pressure-on-coronavirus-experts

POLITICO
— How coronavirus blew up the plan to take down Trump Donald Trump’s reelection is likely to rise or fall on his handling of the pandemic. And there isn’t much Democrats can do about it. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/31/democrats-coronavirus-trump-2020-154976
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Claims of Victory Usually Mean Someone Else Loses.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/31/trump-coronavirus-claims-victory-mean-somebody-else-loses-156657

REUTERS
— The U.S. weighs the grim math of death vs. the economy – Ann Saphir, Jeff Mason (DIERSEN: So far, how much money have efforts to fight coronavirus cost you in terms of your income and your net worth?)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-reopen-analysi/the-u-s-weighs-the-grim-math-of-death-vs-the-economy-idUSKBN21H1B4

CNN
— More than 3,000 people in the US have died from coronavirus – Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe and Steve Almasy
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/health/us-coronavirus-updates-monday/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s self-congratulatory presence marks stark contrast with death toll.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-politics-2020-election/index.html
— The U.S. federal government sent the wrong masks, says Illinois governor
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-30-20-intl-hnk/h_234c7a68cf46f71bb9d38e7c787ff947
— Trump contradicts Pompeo by downplaying foreign coronavirus disinformation campaigns – Jennifer Hansler (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/politics/trump-foreign-disinformation-contradiction/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Trump says nationwide stay-at-home order is “pretty unlikely” at this point
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nationwide-stay-at-home-order-trump-unlikely-coronavirus-task-force/
— Immigration lawyers sue feds over risks of in-person coronavirus hearings
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-immigration-lawyers-sue-feds-over-in-person-coronavirus-hearings-risks/

NBC NEWS
— Trump remains upbeat as governors on the front lines plead for realism
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/trump-remains-upbeat-governors-front-lines-plead-realism-n1172911

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Coronavirus Has Taught Us More About Trump Than We Wanted to Know Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo has emerged as the anti-Trump.” I should write a book about those in the following organizations and governments who have painted themselves as being anti-Diersens: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/coronavirus-trump-cuomo-biden.html
— Crisis Builds From Coast to Coast in U.S. as Death Toll Nears China’s
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/world/coronavirus-news.html
— New York Governor Begs for Help Amid ‘Staggering’ Death Toll – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/30/business/ap-virus-outbreak.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus and the Conservative Mind.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/covid-conservatism.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump Coronavirus Guidance on Keeping Gun Stores Open Draws Criticism From Trump-haters.
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/30/us/30reuters-health-coronavirus-usa-guns.html
— Trump Says Coronavirus Guidelines May Get Tougher; 1 Million Americans Tested – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/30/world/americas/30reuters-health-coronavirus-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Virus Defense Is Often an Attack, and the Target Is Often a Woman.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/politics/trump-women-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Trump-haters who run the Internet say “Trump Won the Internet.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/politics/democrats-digital-strategy.html
— Facebook Aims $100 Million at Media Hit by the Coronavirus With grants and marketing spending, the social media giant hopes to support outlets doing essential local reporting but struggling with a drop in advertising. – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: There is no advertising in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and there never will be. There is no advertising on www.gopillinois.com and there never will be. All the time, money, motivation, etc. necessary a) to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening and b) to post a copy of those emails on www.gopillinois.com comes from me, from my Civil Service Retirement System pension, from my RMDs, and from my Roth IRA withdrawals. What do you spend your time and your income on?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/business/facebook-media-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump to Governors: I’d Like You to Do Us a Favor, Though Once again, the president is using aid to extort re-election help.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/trump-federal-aid-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This Land of Denial and Death Covid-19 and the dark side of American exceptionalism.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/republicans-science-coronavirus.html
— As Russia Braces for Coronavirus, Putin Lets Underlings Take the Heat The Russian leader hates to deliver bad news and wants to distinguish his rule from the turbulent presidency of Boris N. Yeltsin. So he is leaving it to his minions to announce harsh measures. – Andrew Higgins
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/world/europe/coronavirus-russia-putin.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power Leaders around the world have passed emergency decrees and legislation expanding their reach during the pandemic. Will they ever relinquish them? – Selam Gebrekidan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) to control me, b) to control my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) to control my www.gopillinois.comwebsite.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/world/europe/coronavirus-governments-power.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Americans told to brace for 200,000 deaths as world leaders push crisis response further
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/31/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Trump and Rubio’s latest attacks on the media are grotesque – Max Boot (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/30/republicans-should-focus-real-enemy-its-not-press/
— Furloughs at Macy’s, Gannett and Gap signal mounting economic distress – Abha Bhattarai, Rachel Siegel and Jeff Stein 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/30/furloughs-bailout-coronavirus/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s daily briefings are short on facts. The nightly news stepped into the breach.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2020-03-30/coronavirus-trump-lester-holt-nbc-nightly-news-abc-world-news-tonight

USA TODAY
— Amazon workers to strike; Illinois to make conference center a hospital; US deaths surge past 3,100 – Lindsay Schnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/31/coronavirus-updates-amazon-strike-furloughs-new-test-las-vegas-homeless/5088976002/
— Is 6 feet enough for social distancing? An MIT researcher says droplets carrying coronavirus can travel up to 27 feet. – Jordan Culver
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/30/coronavirus-social-distancing-mit-researcher-lydia-bourouiba-27-feet/5091526002/
— Coronavirus’ next casualty: The nation’s biggest story could devastate news industry – Jessica Guynn and Michael Braga
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/30/coronavirus-covid-19-news-newspapers-media-business-disaster/2931503001/
— 90% fewer passengers fly than last year because of coronavirus, TSA says – Curtis Tate
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/03/29/coronvirus-tsa-says-total-airline-passengers-down-90-percent/2935604001/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG BLACK/WHITE PICTURE: ‘Life may change for us all’: How we respond to the coronavirus crisis will be defining, historians say – Marco della Cava
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/29/coronavirus-crisis-response-reshape-american-history/5079760002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: NEARLY 100,000 TRUMP-HATERS SIGN PETITION CALLING FOR END TO LIVE COVERAGE OF TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS.
https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-100000-sign-petition-calling-end-live-coverage-trumps-coronavirus-briefings-1495195
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A TRUMP-HATER “CALLS TRUMP ‘INCOMPETENT,’ ‘IGNORANT’ OVER HANDLING OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
https://www.newsweek.com/ex-gop-strategist-calls-trump-incompetent-ignorant-over-handling-coronavirus-pandemic-1495174
— CHINA STATE MEDIA SAYS CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL COVER-UP ACCUSATIONS ARE ‘NONSENSE’ – DAVID BRENNAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who promote communist China.)
https://www.newsweek.com/china-state-media-rejects-nonsense-coronavirus-death-toll-cover-accusations-1495203

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— NYU Langone Tells ER Doctors to ‘Think More Critically’ About Who Gets Ventilators New York health center says it will support emergency-room staff who ‘withhold futile intubations,’ threatens to discipline doctors who talk to the press – Shalini Ramachandran and Joe Palazzolo (DIERSEN: If you needed a ventilator to survive, what factors would work against you? For me, they include my being 71 years old, obese, and a not-in-control diabetic.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nyu-langone-tells-er-doctors-to-think-more-critically-about-who-gets-ventilators-11585618990
— Facebook’s Fact Checkers Fight Surge in Fake Coronavirus Claims Contractors battle bogus assertions about canine vaccines and free baby formula; ‘We’ve maxxed out’ – Jeff Horwitz (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-fact-checkers-fight-surge-in-fake-coronavirus-claims-11585580400
— Save Capitalism From the Cares Act The stimulus is the largest step toward a centrally planned economy that America has ever taken. – Amit Seru and Luigi Zingales
https://www.wsj.com/articles/save-capitalism-from-the-cares-act-11585608917

FORBES
— Private Sector Workers/Retirees, Is Your Pension Plan At Risk From The Coronavirus Crisis? – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/03/30/private-sector-workersretirees-is-your-pension-plan-at-risk-from-the-coronavirus/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Threat of Losing Election Helped Cause Trump to Extend Social Distancing.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/threat-of-2020-loss-made-trump-keep-social-distancing-report.html
— Will Republican Governors Follow Trump’s Lead on Coronavirus Lockdowns? – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/are-republican-governors-following-trumps-latest-flip-flop.html

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “For Trump, Power Is for Self-Preservation Only During impeachment, Trump claimed far-reaching authority. In a national emergency, he throws up his hands.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/trump-claimed-unlimited-power-now-refuses-use-it/609046/

TIME
— Rights Group Calls for Moratorium on Internet Shutdowns Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – HILLARY LEUNG (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://time.com/5812921/human-rights-watch-internet-shutdown-coronavirus/

NEW REPUBLIC
— How America’s Newspapers Covered Up a Pandemic The terrifying, censored coverage of the 1918 Spanish flu – WALTER SHAPIRO (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/157094/americas-newspapers-covered-pandemic

AXIOS
— Coronavirus is being used to suppress press freedoms globally – Sara Fischer (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-press-freedom-e11cd2d3-c1c3-4b67-b985-102c882a223d.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the U.S., President Trump has continued to belittle the press for its coverage of the virus at live press conferences and on Twitter. On Monday, President Trump deflected blame onto the Washington Post when asked about allegations that China — as well as Russia and Iran — is spreading coronavirus misinformation, saying “every country does it.” Trump last week attacked NBC News reporter Peter Alexander during a live television briefing after being asked what he would say to Americans that were worried about the coronavirus, a question Alexander later said he thought was a “softball,” or an opportunity for the president to answer an easy question. Between the lines: The president’s actions, some fear, give credence to leaders abroad and locally in the U.S. to continue to attack press that they don’t like. Case-in-point: Over the weekend Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, an ally to President Trump, blocked a reporter from attending a coronavirus press briefing. Days earlier, that reporter had asked if briefings could be moved online to protect reporters’ health.
DeSantis has been criticized by Democrats over his response to the coronavirus.)

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is using the pandemic to wage partisan civil war — but red states will suffer too Trump has changed his tone, for the moment — but the damage he’s done to American unity will be lasting.”
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/31/trump-is-using-the-pandemic-to-wage-a-partisan-civil-war–but-red-states-will-suffer-too/
— Kevin McCarthy’s opponent says blatant racism is “definitely” a reason to take him down The House minority leader has become a total Trump sycophant. In California, Kim Mangone thinks she can beat him – MATTHEW ROZSA (DIERSEN: In America today, to hint/imply/argue/shout that someone is a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, or bigot is like hinting/implying/arguing/shouting in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s that someone is a Jew. Needless-to-say, I should sue those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, or bigot. They include past and present leaders of organizations and governments in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give the standing to destroy individuals, to destroy organizations, to destroy companies, and to destroy governments that are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/31/kevin-mccarthys-opponent-says-blatant-racism-is-definitely-a-reason-to-take-him-down/

GUARDIAN
— The US-China coronavirus blame game is undermining diplomacy – Michael H Fuchs
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/31/us-china-coronavirus-diplomacy
— Trump attacks journalists for asking ‘snarky’ questions on coronavirus testing in U.S. – Reuters
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2020/mar/30/trump-attacks-journalists-coronavirus-briefing
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters accuse Trump of using coronavirus briefing as corporate advertising spot.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/30/donald-trump-coronavirus-briefing-ceos-my-pillow
— Fake news in the time of coronavirus: how big is the threat? – Hugo Mercier (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/30/fake-news-coronavirus-false-information

March 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus: McCormick Place, two shuttered hospitals to be used as overflow medical facilities as COVID-19 cases surge over 5K with 73 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-surge-over-5k-as-state-works-to-open-overflow-medical-facilities/6062180/
— Pres. Trump defends extending coronavirus distancing guidelines as spread continues in the US – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-defends-extending-coronavirus-guidelines-as-spread-continues/6062870/

NBC5
— Coronavirus Cases in Illinois Top 5,000 With 73 Fatalities With the newly confirmed cases, more than 50 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-cases-in-illinois-climb-to-5056-with-72-fatalities/2247267/
— How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-in Ballots Democrats’ hopes for using the crisis to expand voting by mail face firm Republican opposition, as well as significant logistical challenges – Nicholas Riccardi and Rachel La Corte
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-and-elections-outbreak-revives-debate-on-mail-in-voting-ballots/2247283/

CBS2
— CPS To Distribute 100,000 Computers For E-Learning To Start April 13
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/30/cps-to-distribute-100000-computers-for-e-learning-to-start-april-13/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 8 more die in Illinois from COVID-19, cases tally rises to 5,057
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/8-more-die-in-illinois-from-covid-19-cases-tally-rises-to-5057
— 29 more CPD members test positive for COVID-19
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/29-more-cpd-members-test-positive-for-covid-19
— Tampa megachurch pastor arrested after leading packed services despite ‘safer-at-home’ orders
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/tampa-megachurch-pastor-arrested-after-leading-packed-services-despite-safer-at-home-orders

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The media shouldn’t muzzle Trump — no matter his lies and ineptitude.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-trump-media-20200330-obwosgfgt5dwhbgwsy66mdwxiy-story.html
— Public sector pensions can bring reduced Social Security benefits – Elliot Raphaelson (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.) 
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200330/281887300408003
— Waukegan social-distancing itself from marijuana revenues – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-waukegan-marijuana-st-0331-20200330-mcsenvtjynfrhenrdkiofdlejy-story.html
— More than 800 Chicago Police Department employees out sick Monday – Jeremy Gorner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-coronavirus-chicago-police-sick-leave-20200330-54gwglfkr5hbnea75bnrxij37i-story.html
— Rations of high-demand goods, shoppers in masks and reminders to keep your distance. This is the brave new world of pandemic shopping. – LAUREN ZUMBACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-shopping-experience-20200330-us3qxccvwvfb3gv3lszjdj6s7m-story.html
— Who gets care for COVID-19 when the hospitals fill up? Gut-wrenching decisions will have to be made. – NEIL S. WENGER AND MARTIN F. SHAPIRO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-hospital-care-decisions-20200330-ci5h3kebfrdj7jlesnbqbgzpdq-story.html
— 7 residents at Carol Stream nursing facility test positive for coronavirus – Phil Thompson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-coronavirus-carol-stream-nursing-home-20200330-oht54xraq5acrbdrrjaa2btc3u-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus test sites added in Illinois, but Pritzker says limited capacity still ‘an enormous problem’
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/30/21199400/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Trump: Feds to pay 100% for Illinois National Guard COVID-19 deployment The Illinois National Guard was deployed earlier this month by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to help in the COVID-19 crisis. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21199807/trump-federal-government-will-pay-illinois-national-guard-deployment-covid-19-coronvirus
— CPS students unlikely to return to schools this year, alderman says after mayoral briefing “We have no expectation of them going back,” Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) told the Sun-Times after a conference call with Lori Lightfoot. “I don’t know why they’d have to go back if they’re all learning at home.” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21199830/coronavirus-remote-learning-chicago-public-schools-cps-classes
— It’s a bad idea for journalists to censor Trump – instead, they can help the public identify what’s true or false Some television networks have started cutting away from Trump’s daily briefings, saying the events are no more than campaign rallies, and that he is spreading falsehoods that endanger the public. – David Cuillier (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, 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://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/30/21199895/coronavirus-media-cnn-media-journalists-david-cuillier-conversation

DAILY HERALD
— Most suburban GOP lawmakers endorse Pritzker’s COVID-19 stay-at-home rule – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/most-suburban-gop-lawmakers-endorse-pritzkers-covid-19-stay-at-home-rule
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois GOP House Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady supported Pritzker’s executive order issued March 20 that aims to nip the spread of the respiratory infection. Republican and DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin has appeared with Pritzker at several briefings and said “preserving people’s health and safety has to be the No. 1 consideration in an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. “I intend to let the public health recommendations and data drive decision-making, so we make the most informed decisions possible in this unprecedented situation,” Cronin said. Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills, however, said last week that Pritzker’s order is “too broad” and the state should align with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I am 100% totally supportive of what the health care professionals say at the federal level,” McSweeney said. “I believe the best information is at the CDC. No one in Washington has ordered a shutdown of the state of Illinois.”)
— Fair maps advocates hopeful with deadline looming for redistricting referendum – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/fair-maps-advocates-hopeful-with-deadline-looming-for-redistricting-referendum
— DuPage introduces COVID-19 case map (SEE: https://covid19-dupage.hub.arcgis.com/ )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/dupage-introduces-covid-19-case-map
— Illinois inmate dies from COVI-19; dozens more sickened – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200330/news/303309933
— State announces 8 new deaths, 461 new coronavirus cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/state-announces-8-new-deaths-461-new-coronavirus-cases

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Ideas weighed to slowly relaunch Illinois economy – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Ideas-weighed-to-slowly-relaunch-Illinois-economy-15166306.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— House of Representatives will not return to DC until at least April 20 – SCOTT THUMAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/coronavirusnowtakingtollonworkinwashington

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— New DuPage County COVID-19 Case Map
https://www.nctv17.com/news/new-dupage-county-covid-19-case-map/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— New York Times Projects 33,000 McHenry County Coronavirus Infections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/30/new-york-times-projects-33000-mchenry-county-coronavirus-infections/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: IS THE CORONAVIRUS ERODING OUR FREEDOM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorner-is-the-coronavirus-eroding-our-freedom.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says 500 hospital beds this week at McCormick Place – Feds sent surgical masks instead of N95 masks – Ezike explains state prison strategy – Why no “recovered” data? Abbott can only produce 50K rapid tests per day- Drop in new cases today does not indicate anything – Not focused on costs except for gouging
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/pritzker-says-500-hospital-beds-this-week-at-mccormick-place/
— 461 new cases, 8 new deaths – 12 Stateville prisoners hospitalized
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/461-new-cases-7-new-deaths/

— How will county parties hold legally mandated conventions on April 15th?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/how-will-county-parties-hold-legally-mandated-conventions-on-april-15th/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The ILGOP’s general counsel sent a memo to county chairs days ago. Excerpt… Other than the requirement that conventions be held on a particular date, the Election Code only directs that a county convention elect a county chairman, select delegates to the state convention and shall be held “within the county.” There is no statutory requirement that a convention must be conducted in any particular manner. In other words, for county organizations without bylaws that might direct otherwise, a convention could possibly be conducted by a conference call (so long as all participants are within the county), or by use of absentee ballots or other methods to elect a chairman and to conduct business. As for the requirement that state convention delegates are chosen at the county convention, that task may be delegated (as has traditionally been the case) to county chairmen if necessary. Of course, all notice requirements must be adhered to, as always. For counties with bylaws that dictate how their conventions are to be run, those bylaws will control, and county organizations should abide by them. I asked the same follow-up question to the ILGOP’s Joe Hackler about counties with in-person meeting requirements. His response… There may be a few that explicitly require personal presence for participation. However, each of these counties conventions would conceivably have a rules committee that could possibly help offer some relief.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats fault Trump for spike in Asian harassment in light of coronavirus – Gabriella Muñoz (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs well blame you for coronavirus: 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.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/hakeem-jeffries-faults-trump-spike-asian-harassmen/
— Democrats call for racial data in coronavirus testing – AP (DIERSEN: What about citizenship, age, gender, sexual orientation, BMI, illnesses, national origin, religion, political affiliation, income, net worth, veteran status, years ancestors have been in America, etc.?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/democrats-call-racial-data-coronavirus-testing/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Trump Has Risen to the Occasion, Dems Sink to New Lows
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/30/trump-soars-to-new-heights-dems-sink-to-new-lows/

BREITBART
— Repeated Warnings from Feds About Lack of Ventilators Fell on Deaf Ears Under Bush, Obama – EDWIN MORA
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/30/repeated-warnings-from-feds-about-lack-of-ventilators-fell-on-deaf-ears-under-bush-obama/
— Biden Dismisses Numerous Reports of Mask Theft to Accuse Trump of ‘Conspiracy Mongering’ – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/30/biden-dismisses-numerous-reports-mask-theft-accuse-trump-conspiracy-mongering/

CNS NEWS
— New York Times Now Blaming Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs well blame you for coronavirus: 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://cnsnews.com/commentary/bill-donohue/nyt-now-blaming-christians-coronavirus

DAILY CALLER
— U.S. Rivals Are Exploiting Coronavirus As A Weapon In Propaganda War – J. D. GORDON
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/gordon-u-s-rivals-are-exploiting-coronavirus-as-a-weapon-in-propaganda-war/

DAILY SIGNAL
— De Blasio, NYC Officials Downplayed COVID-19 Threat After Trump Restricted Travel to China. Here Are 5 Examples. – Chris White
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/30/de-blasio-nyc-officials-downplayed-covid-19-threat-after-trump-restricted-travel-to-china-here-are-5-examples/

TOWNHALL
— German State Finance Minister Commits Suicide After Expressing Concern About Economic Effects of Wuhan Coronavirus – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/03/30/german-state-financial-minister-suicide-n2565957

HOT AIR
— Woke Stupidity Is Spreading As Fast As The Coronavirus Pandemic
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/woke-stupidity-spreading-fast-coronavirus-pandemic/

PJ MEDIA
— Let’s Remember the REAL Victims of the Coronavirus: Mildly Inconvenienced Journalists – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/lets-remember-the-real-victims-of-the-coronavirus-mildly-inconvenienced-journalists/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blast Trump’s efforts “to sell public on his coronavirus response.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490269-trump-seeks-to-sell-public-on-his-coronavirus-response

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-In Ballots – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/30/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-mail-voting.html
— White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight Officials have teamed up with medical supply companies to speed the arrival of masks, gloves, gowns and other goods. – Ana Swanson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/economy/coronavirus-china-supplies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Hurting His Own Re-election Chances.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/opinion/trump-coronavirus-election.html
— Bail Out Journalists. Let Newspaper Chains Die. The coronavirus is likely to hasten the end of advertising-driven media, our columnist writes. And government should not rescue it. – Ben Smith (DIERSEN: What percent of advertisers are fronts for the Democrat Party?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-journalists-newspapers.html
— How Much Should the Public Know About Who Has the Coronavirus? Amid calls for more transparency, a debate is raging among public health experts over how much data on the spread of the virus should be released. – Thomas Fuller
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-data-privacy.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump: Coronavirus rescue bill was almost nixed due to Democrats’ ‘junk’ – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/03/30/trump-coronavirus-rescue-bill-was-almost-nixed-due-to-democrats-junk/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigrants to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-making-america-sick-again-20200330-sa3h7x6pzzey3becd7ev5xndju-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump beats a retreat on opening the country as coronavirus data, images show dark reality.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-guidelines-easter-elmhurst/2020/03/29/c15c21f2-7215-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— The Great American Migration of 2020: On the move to escape the coronavirus – Marc Fisher, Paul Schwartzman and Ben Weissenbach (DIERSEN: If everyone around you came down with coronavirus, where would you escape to?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/coronavirus-great-american-migration/2020/03/28/b59d4d44-6f6f-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s narcissism has never been more dangerous.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/30/trumps-narcissism-has-never-been-more-dangerous/
— Trump berates ‘PBS NewsHour’ reporter for ‘threatening’ question, hits ‘nice’ question out of park – Katie Shepherd
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/30/coronavirus-yamiche-alcindor-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— After Coronavirus, We Will Have to Reckon With the Debt The post-financial-crisis playbook may not be the right one this time – James Mackintosh
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-coronavirus-we-will-have-to-reckon-with-the-debt-11585494002
— The Lies We Tell at Work – Tessa West (DIERSEN: Notwithstanding the fact that I am White, male, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844, my Democrat superiors in the federal government would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Service, currently $170,800/year, long before I was 40 years old if I had successfully lied that I was a yes-man, Democrat, Swedish-American, non-Protestant, and/or 4-F.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lies-we-tell-at-workand-the-damage-they-do-11585319160
— How I Wrote Five Novels While Commuting – Ken Wells (DIERSEN: While I commuted 1978-1980, I studied to pass graduate accounting courses at DePaul and to pass the CPA examination. While I commuted 1980-1981, I studied to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination. While I commuted 1992-1997, I studied to pass graduate finance courses at IIT.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-i-wrote-five-novels-while-commuting-11585234285

FORBES
— Does The Second Amendment Protect Gun Stores From Being Closed During The COVID-19 Crisis? – Evan Gerstmann
https://www.forbes.com/sites/evangerstmann/2020/03/30/does-the-second-amendment-protect-gun-stores-from-being-closed-during-the-covid-19-crisis/#522549451863

NEWSWEEK
— THE CORONAVIRUS WILL CHANGE HOW WE WORK FOREVER – KERRI ANNE RENZULLI
https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-will-change-how-we-work-forever-1494854

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
— Reporter denied access to Florida governor’s briefing on COVID-19 (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about how politicians, their operatives, and their dupes have treated me. I would focus on those who denied me access to their press conferences and who threw me out of their press conferences. I would focus on those who made it clear that they a) did not want me to know about their press conferences, b) did not want me to attend their press conferences, c) did not want me to ask questions at their press conferences, d) did not want me to speak with other reporters at their press conferences, and e) did not want me to report on their press conferences. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://cpj.org/2020/03/reporter-denied-access-to-florida-governors-briefi.php

WKRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans misused or abused drugs in 2018 – Ronnie Das
https://www.wkrg.com/news/nearly-1-in-5-americans-misused-or-abused-drugs-in-2018/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Federal Workers, Union Sue for Hazard Pay A federal class action lawsuit argues that agencies should be required to provide hazardous duty pay to federal employees who have been exposed to the coronavirus. – ERICH WAGNER
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/03/federal-workers-afge-sue-hazard-pay/164209/
— Government Prepares to Send Stimulus Checks, IRS Begins Mandatory Telework for Nearly All Employees – COURTNEY BUBLÉ
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/coronavirus-roundup-government-prepares-send-stimulus-checks-irs-begins-mandatory-telework-nearly-all-employees/164203/

DIGITAL JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Op-Ed: Social distancing and the political divide in the U.S.”
http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-social-distancing-and-the-political-divide-in-the-usa/article/569526

ADVOCATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.advocate.com/news/2020/3/30/anti-lgbtq-hate-groups-continue-rise

VANITY FAIR
— CORONAVIRUS WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER The pandemic has upended traditional campaigning and may play a major role in voters’ decisions. The question for those running in 2020, says one Congressman, will be “how did you perform in the great crisis?” – ERIC LUTZ (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.) 
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-will-be-on-the-ballot-in-november

SALON
— Governor says Illinois will take over coronavirus testing after White House’s “profound failing” “The White House has promised millions of tests for weeks now, and they’re just not here,” J.B. Pritzker says – IGOR DERYSH
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/30/governor-says-illinois-will-take-over-coronavirus-testing-after-white-houses-profound-failing/

March 23 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— Americans more concerned with finances than health amid coronavirus pandemic
https://wgntv.com/news/exclusive-poll-americans-more-concerned-with-finances-than-health-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

ABC7
— Some Chicago-area workers raise questions about ‘essential’ business during Illinois’ ‘stay-at-home’ order – Cate Cauguiran (DIERSEN: If you asked my critics/opponents, their operatives, and/or their dupes if GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are “essential,” what would they say?)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-area-workers-raise-questions-about-essential-business-during-stay-at-home-order/6040297/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/23/2020
(FROM THE ARTICLE: However, there are some Chicago-area employees currently working that say their business is not essential, and they fear their safety is at risk. “It honestly feels like we’re screaming into a black hole, like there’s nobody listening to us,” said Alexia Macias, an employee at Michaels in Bolingbrook. Macias and her fellow employees said the arts and crafts supply store saw a surge in customers following the governor’s announcement Friday. “I mean glitter and yarn is not essential at a time like this, when lives are being claimed by this virus,” Macias said.)

NBC5
— Pritzker Addresses Rumors of Martial Law: ‘Completely Inaccurate’ Illinois isn’t alone in battling such rumors
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-addresses-rumors-of-martial-law-completely-inaccurate/2241431/

CBS2
— Chicago Police Announce 3 More Officers Test Positive For Coronavirus, Bringing Total To 4
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/22/chicago-police-announce-2-new-sworn-officers-test-positive-for-coronavirus-bringing-total-to-3/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump’s late-night tweet: Coronavirus ‘cure cannot be worse than the problem itself’ – MAGGIE HABERMAN and DAVID E. SANGER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-trump-coronavirus-economy-20200323-om5iy5mesbdsplc3m7v4n67bfe-story.html
— Nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package stalls as Democrats push for more aid for workers – AP (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-congress-20200322-kjfxyn6cvfhhnogoaprfn7v5im-story.html
— ‘We haven’t seen anything like this’: Coronavirus makes closures, staff cuts and empty rooms the new reality for Chicago hotels – Lori Rackl
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-trav-coronavirus-chicago-hotels-0319-20200320-adcjex63knff3efrwaaqrg6mjm-story.html
— Coronavirus and Springfield: The urgent agenda should include property tax relief – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who own a home, and especially those who own it free and clear, as being undeservedly filthy rich.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-property-taxes-springfield-pappas-20200323-7nfsb3xktncedjdcx6owhzcyqy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s new campaign rally? His daily coronavirus news conference.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-trump-coronavirus-news-conferences-20200323-qkt2zhrnkjb4xlpf5hxzw2bgba-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Chicago to use empty hotel rooms for ‘isolation and quarantine spaces’ “I’m a black woman in America. I learned early on nobody was going to save me,” Lightfoot said. “And that is the approach that we’re taking in the city of Chicago.” – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/23/21190805/mayor-lightfoot-coronavirus-chicago-use-empty-hotel-rooms-isolation-quarantine-spaces
— First responders, medical workers tested for coronavirus at Walmarts in Joliet, Northlake Tests were reserved for frontline health care workers who have potentially been exposed to the COVID-19 disease. – Carlos Ballesteros
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/22/21190203/coronavirus-covid-19-chicago-walmart-northlake-joliet-testing-medical-health-care-workers-exposed
— As life in Chicago largely comes to a halt, shootings continue on South, West sides As of Sunday evening, 10 people had been gunned down in weekend shootings across the city, one of them fatally. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/3/22/21190076/shootings-chicago-murder
— Churches shuttered amid COVID-19 pandemic, many hunger for spiritual comfort Though uncertainty is rising right along with the number of U.S. coronavirus cases, home has become a sanctuary, and spiritual encouragement is reaching us right there. – Maudlyne Ihejirika (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me for my not being a member of a church, for my not attending church services, and for my not giving money to a church. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on the many anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican things the aforesaid have said and done.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/22/21190114/churches-shuttered-amid-covid-19-pandemic-many-hunger-for-spiritual-comfort

DAILY HERALD
— State’s coronavirus cases top 1,000, ‘will continue to increase’ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200322/states-coronavirus-cases-top-1000-will-continue-to-increase

RIVER BENDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters ask “Can President Donald Trump reclaim control?”
https://www.riverbender.com/sports-news/details.cfm?id=299711

WSIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.
https://wsiltv.com/2020/03/22/gov-pritzker-thanks-those-who-are-stepping-up-in-the-fight-against-covid-19/

MEDILL REPORTS
— OUTSTANDING: SPECIAL DEPLOYMENT OF BORDER PATROL AGENTS ARE TARGETING SANCTUARY CITIES – Shirin Ali
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/special-deployment-of-border-patrol-agents-are-targeting-sanctuary-cities/

CHICAGO NOW
— The coronavirus cure is worse than the disease – Dennis Byrne (DIERSEN: How has coronavirus impacted your income and net worth? My retirement savings that is in the stock market has taken a big hit.) 
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/03/the-coronavirus-cure-is-worse-than-the-disease/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PRITZKER PUSHES TRUMP’S BUTTONS – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/03/23/pritzker-pushes-trumps-buttons-adapting-to-home-rule-legislators-on-call-488687

WIRE POINTS
— “At what point will the human and economic toll of shutting down America, Illinois surpass the potential human toll of the virus” – Ted on the Illinois Channel
https://wirepoints.org/the-coronavirus-impact-made-everything-reformers-worried-about-come-true-the-crisis-the-recession-the-crunch-it-spells-massive-trouble-for-illinois-relative-to-other-states-ted/
— Focus On Chicago’s Immediate Crisis, Mayor Lightfoot, Not Political Grandstanding – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters will use coronavirus a) against Trump supporters, b) against those who are not poor, c) against employees who have sick leave, d) against those who have pensions, e) against those who have Social Security, and f) against those who have retirement savings.)
https://wirepoints.org/focus-on-chicagos-immediate-crisis-mayor-lightfoot-not-political-grandstanding-wirepoints/
— Immoral: Big Paid Vacation for State and Local Workers; Pensioners on Easy Street as Taxpayers Face Ruin – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters will use coronavirus a) against Trump supporters, b) against those who are not poor, c) against employees who have sick leave, d) against those who have pensions, e) against those who have Social Security, and f) against those who have retirement savings.) 
https://wirepoints.org/immoral-big-paid-vacation-for-state-and-local-workers-pensioners-on-easy-street-as-taxpayers-face-ruin-wirepoints/
— ‘Act of God’: Illinois Teachers Get Full Pay, Pension Accrual While Schools Closed – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters will use coronavirus a) against Trump supporters, b) against those who are not poor, c) against employees who have sick leave, d) against those who have pensions, e) against those who have Social Security, and f) against those who have retirement savings.)
https://wirepoints.org/act-of-god-illinois-teachers-get-full-pay-pension-accrual-while-schools-closed-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— St. Louis Fed chief says unemployment could hit 30 percent in second quarter
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/23/st-louis-fed-chief-says-unemployment-could-hit-30-percent-in-second-quarter/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Critics demand full media blackout of Trump’s coronavirus briefings – Jennifer Harper (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demand a FULL BLACKOUT of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and of my www.gopillinois.com website? Who will come to my defense? Will the following come to my defense: a) the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization including Chris LeVan, Yadav Nathwani, John Minino, and Beth Tatro; DuPage County Republican Central Committee including Marty Keller, Paul Hinds, Gwen Henry, and Becky Rudolph; Illinois Republican Party including Demetra DeMonte, Richard Porter, Tim Schneider, Mark Shaw, and Bob Grogan; Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) 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, c) those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and/or d) those who I am a constituent of including Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Bill Brady, Jim Durkin, Amy Grant, Dan Cronin, Robert Berlin, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Grogan, James Mendrick, Richard Jorgensen, Fred Bucholz, Gwen Henry, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Elliott, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Whelan, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehfelt, Sal Falbo, Yaday Nathwani, David Molitor, John Monino, Phil Suess, Susanne Fitch, and Lynn Robbins?) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/inside-the-beltway-critics-demand-full-media-black/
— ‘Fear of the unknown’: U.S. gun sales surge as coronavirus spreads – Frank Fernandez (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs blame coronavirus and its aftermath on Republicans. For their self-defense, Republicans are buying lots of firearms and ammunition.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/us-gun-sales-surge-coronavirus-spreads/
— North Carolina GOP chair: Convention still on for Charlotte – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/north-carolina-gop-chair-convention-still-on-for-c/
— Trump’s fate tied to an unknown: how fast economy recovers – AP (DIERSEN: What have your critics/opponents tied your fate to? My critics/opponents tied my fate as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman to the number who attended the organization’s events. They argued/hinted/implied/argued that ANYONE could recruit bigger name speakers who would attract more event attendees. They stressed all those who could have come to my defense, but did not.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/trumps-fate-tied-to-an-unknown-how-fast-economy-re/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump on Romney self-quarantining over coronavirus concerns: ’Gee, that’s too bad’ – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-on-romney-self-quarantining-over-coronavirus-concerns-gee-thats-too-bad
— Pro-lifers owe a debt of gratitude to Dan Lipinski – Michael New
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/pro-lifers-owe-a-debt-of-gratitude-to-dan-lipinski

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump vs. the terrible reporter – Lloyd Marcus (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. but if not that, 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.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/trump_vs_the_terrible_reporter.html
— Are gun stores essential during a pandemic? – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: Democrats have used, are using, and will use coronavirus to abolish the Second Amendment.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/are_gun_stores_essential_during_a_pandemic_.html

BLAZE
— Democrats block critical coronavirus relief bill as markets plummet McConnell blasted the move as ‘utterly absurd’ – Giancarlo Sopo (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democrats_coronavirus_relief_bill

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— When The Collectivist Cure Is Worse Than The Individual Disease – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32179

DAILY CALLER
— Senate Fails To Pass Cloture Vote On Coronavirus Stimulus Bill – HENRY RODGERS (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/22/senate-fails-to-pass-cloture-vote-on-coronavirus-stimulus-bill/

DAILY WIRE
— Is There A Vaccine For Trump Derangement Syndrome? – Andrew Klavan
https://www.dailywire.com/news/klavan-is-there-a-vaccine-for-trump-derangement-syndrome

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Lawsuits over forced coronavirus restrictions, quarantines unlikely to succeed, says legal expert – Tom Tillison (DIERSEN: All lawsuits against governments have always been unlikely to succeed, and especially when the plaintiff is a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if his/her ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/03/22/lawsuits-over-forced-coronavirus-restrictions-quarantines-unlikely-to-succeed-says-legal-expert-900309
— NRA ad features gun-toting cancer-survivor: Leftists want to leave me defenseless in coronavirus panic – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: For their self-defense, Republicans are buying lots of firearms and ammunition.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/03/22/nra-ad-features-gun-toting-cancer-survivor-leftists-want-to-leave-me-defenseless-in-coronavirus-panic-899980

THE HILL
— Trump: ‘We can’t let the cure be worse than the problem itself’ – BRETT SAMUELS AND REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Trump-haters are moral relativists who believe their end justifies their means. Anyone who does not believe that is hopelessly naive.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488965-trump-hints-at-changes-to-restrictions-we-cant-let-the-cure-be-worse
— Trump says undocumented immigrants can get tested for coronavirus without fear of deportation – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: For every illegal that is tested, a citizen of America is not tested.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488940-trump-says-undocumented-immigrants-can-get-tested-for-coronavirus
— Biden, Sanders both top Trump in general election – MARINA PITOFSKY (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/488681-biden-sanders-both-top-trump-in-general-election-poll

POLITICO
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker mocks Trump’s coronavirus efforts – AP (DIERSEN: (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus. How strongly will the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, and in America take Pritzker’s condemnation of Trump as a directive to get rid of Republicans once and for all?)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/22/wild-west-states-pritzker-says-141580
— ‘Extraordinary change’: How coronavirus is rewiring the Republican and Democratic parties The pandemic could alter politics for a generation — or even longer. – DAVID SIDERS (DIERSEN: The many Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party will use coronavirus to destroy the Republican Party.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/coronavirus-rewiring-republican-democratic-parties-141298
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The many Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party will use coronavirus to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/22/inside-fringe-internet-coronavirus-bubble-142960

CNN
— US Surgeon General: “This week, it’s going to get bad” – Jacqueline Howard
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-23-20-intl-hnk/h_49b849a69933877d18ed835c7a36eef7
— MARCH 18, 2020 FLASHBACK: A staggering number of Republicans think the media is exaggerating the coronavirus – Chris Cillizza
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/politics/republican-media-trust-coronavirus/index.html

REUTERS
— 30% UNEMPLOYMENT A POSSIBILITY (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-bullard/feds-bullard-coronavirus-shutdown-not-a-recession-but-an-investment-in-survival-idUSKBN2190FT

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/americans-trumps-virus-response-partisan-lens-69736729
https://abcnews.go.com/US/white-supremacists-encouraging-members-spread-coronavirus-cops-jews/story?id=69737522

CBS NEWS
— Congress to vote remotely amid coronavirus? Don’t count on it – MOLLY HOOPER
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/congress-to-vote-remotely-amid-coronavirus-dont-count-on-it/

NBC NEWS
— Trump tells governors to stop ‘blaming’ him after they request more help from feds In response, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tweeted, “You wasted precious months when you could’ve taken action to protect Americans & Illinoisans.” – Allan Smith (DIERSEN: Who blames you for their problems? Who blames you for your problems? Who blames you for everyone’s problems? I should write a book about those who blame me for their problems, who blame me for your problems, who blame me for my problems, and who blame me for everyone’s problems. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-says-governors-shouldn-t-be-blaming-administration-coronavirus-response-n1166131

NEW YORK TIMES
— The U.S. Needs China’s Masks, as Acrimony Grows – Keith Bradsher and Ana Swanson (DIERSEN: Trump-haters side with Communist China against Trump and against America.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/business/coronavirus-china-masks.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for national origin discrimination. Who should get the blame for national origin discrimination against German-Americans since WWI?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/us/coronavirus-asian-americans-attacks.html

USA TODAY
— Coronavirus: Why lawmakers can’t agree on an economic rescue package amid pandemic – Deirdre Shesgreen (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/22/coronavirus-why-lawmakers-cant-agree-economic-stimulus-bill/2895172001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Stock Market Meltdown’s Historic Velocity Bruises Investors As fast as the downturn has been, many fear the worst has yet to come – Amrith Ramkumar (DIERSEN: How has coronavirus impacted your income and net worth? My retirement savings that is in the stock market has taken a big hit.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stock-market-meltdowns-historic-velocity-bruises-investors-11584955800
— During Coronavirus Crisis, Big Companies Display Largess—but for How Long? So far, many employees of small companies have been more vulnerable – Lauren Weber
https://www.wsj.com/articles/during-coronavirus-crisis-big-companies-display-largessbut-for-how-long-11584893891

BLOOMBERG
— Best Defense Against Virus Proves Crushing to States’ Finances – Jason Grotto, Shruti Date Singh and Noah Buhayar
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-defense-against-virus-proves-090000064.html

FORBES
— The Very Real Risk Of Insolvency: Stress-Testing Chicago’s Pensions – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/03/20/the-very-real-risk-of-insolvency-stress-testing-chicagos-pensions/#69c9c55c1ce9

PADUCAH SUN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters. Where will it end?
https://www.paducahsun.com/opinion/when-anger-can-t-stay-in-the-box/article_dfea3a9f-4831-5332-b087-e30809ed5b35.html

UPI
— APRIL 1, 2019 FLASHBACK: Democrats, GOP wage second American civil war – Harlan Ullman (DIERSEN: Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs side with Democrats in this war. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs blame coronavirus and its aftermath on Republicans. For their self-defense, Republicans are buying lots of firearms and ammunition.) 
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2019/04/01/Democrats-GOP-wage-second-American-civil-war/5341553967510/

PUBLIC SECTOR RETIREMENT
— The Civil Service Retirement System is Still Trucking On – Wray Mathews (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want my CSRS pension to be cut, if not eliminated. Just as ask them.)
http://www.psretirement.com/the-csrs-is-still-trucking-on-by-wray-mathews/

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— The short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 to news publishers – Ken Harding (DIERSEN: Much to the chagrin of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, so far, COVID-19 has not impacted my ability to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/coronavirus/the-short-and-long-term-impact-of-covid-19-to-news-publishers/
— Is Coronavirus is speeding up the collapse of local newsrooms – Kerry Flynn (DIERSEN: Much to the chagrin of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, so far, COVID-19 has not impacted my ability to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/coronavirus/is-coronavirus-is-speeding-up-the-collapse-of-local-newsrooms/

March 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: ‘Stay-at-home’ order in effect in Illinois as COVID-19 cases rise to 753, with 6 deaths – Will Jones and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-stay-at-home-order-in-effect-as-covid-19-cases-rise-to-753/6034925/

NBC5
— Business Fallout: Airlines Beg for Aid; Google Launches Site CEOs of 10 airlines and cargo companies said they could be forced to lay off many of their 750,000 workers if Congress doesn’t immediately approve at least $29 billion in payroll grants – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/business-fallout-airlines-beg-for-aid-google-launches-site/2241864/
— Economic Rescue Balloons Past $1 Trillion as Talks Resume The sweeping aid package of paychecks for suddenly jobless Americans, money for hospitals and aid to industry is all but certain to swell far beyond the initial $1 trillion price tag – Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/economic-rescue-balloons-past-1-trillion-as-talks-resume/2241788/

CBS2
— Indiana Postpones May 5 Primary Elections Until June 2 Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/20/indiana-postpones-may-5-primary-elections-until-june-2-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Is $1,200 enough? Negotiations continue on aid for Americans
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/is-1200-enough-negotiations-continue-on-aid-for-americans
— Coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes expose situations in which staff are overworked, poorly paid
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/coronavirus-outbreaks-at-nursing-homes-expose-situations-in-which-staff-are-overworked-poorly-paid

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without ‘sufficient’ federal aid – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-united-airlines-layoffs-warning-20200321-3rnzozc4bffdxg35svsihzpzpq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker recruits retired doctors, nurses as Illinois coronavirus cases hit 753: ‘This is hero’s work’ Pritzker asked for the medical reinforcements Saturday while announcing the sixth death in Illinois attributed to COVID-19 so far. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189341/illinois-coronavirus-cases-stay-home-order-march-21
— Alderman proposes 15-day furlough for elected officials to generate $375K for protective gear, supplies for first-responders The proposal by Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) would require elected officials, including the mayor, to work without pay for 15 days. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/3/20/21188295/alderman-proposes-15-day-furlough-officials-375k-protective-gear-supplies-first-responders
— Cook County distributes 70,000-plus masks, gloves and gowns to first responders to combat coronavirus Two Chicago Fire Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, as has a detective in the Chicago Police Department.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189628/cook-county-distributes-masks-gloves-first-responders-police-fire-coronavirus
— Italy announces nearly 800 coronavirus deaths in single day; New York scrambling for more hospital beds In New York, state officials sought out desperately needed medical supplies and hospital beds as confirmed coronavirus cases soared above 10,000 statewide, with 56 deaths. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189632/italy-new-york-coronavirus-united-states-deaths-new-cases
— Aurora Police Department member tests positive for coronavirus The employee, who is on the department’s supervisory staff, went home Tuesday to self-quarantine and get tested after feeling sick, Aurora police spokesman Paris Lewbel said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189585/aurora-police-coronavirus-tests-positive

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: 168 new COVID-19 cases, one new death – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200321/pritzker-168-new-covid-19-cases-one-new-death
— Stop the fear mongering – Al Haak, Palatine
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200320/stop-the-fear-mongering
— As offerings dwindle, some churches fear for their future – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200321/news/303219975/

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD
— Killing business to save lives – Isaac Guerrero
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200321/killing-business-to-save-lives

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s ‘Chinese virus’ reference encourages anti-Asian hatred.”
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/guest-editorial-trump-s-chinese-virus-reference-encourages-anti-asian/article_60896c7a-6ae7-11ea-b5ff-b760ece70a65.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Imports of medical supplies plummet as demand in US soars – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who have always wanted to make America dependent on foreign countries for everything?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/imports-of-medical-supplies-plummet-as-demand-in-us-soars

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— The proverbial question: Can the Governor do that? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/the-proverbial-question-can-the-governor-do-that/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker to former health workers: “We need your help now”; 168 new cases, one death; IDPH to limit non-essential adult elective surgery; State got only 25 percent of PPE from feds that it requested; “My optimism has waned”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/21/pritzker-to-former-health-workers-we-need-your-help-now/
— Dear media: This is neither a lockdown nor a shelter in place order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/21/dear-media-this-is-neither-a-lockdown-nor-a-shelter-in-place-order/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump eyes two-week quarantine, only drug and grocery stores open – Paul Bedard 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/breaking-trump-eyes-2-week-quarantine-only-drug-grocery-stores-open

FEDERALIST
— Will The Costs Of A Great Depression Outweigh The Risks Of Coronavirus? Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They are betting our future on the most extreme worst-case scenario without considering the costs. – Joy Pullmann
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/19/will-the-costs-of-a-great-depression-outweigh-the-risks-of-coronavirus/

GOPUSA
— Trump Peddles Hope, Media Peddles Hype
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86419
— Open Borders Dems Threaten US Health Care System
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86360
— The Real Lesson Of The Chinese Pandemic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86388
— Police Groups Slam Efforts To Mass Release Low-Level Offenders To Fight Virus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86382

BLAZE
— Chinese ambassador praises Hillary Clinton for scolding Trump on ‘racist’ coronavirus narrative – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who side with China against America.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/china-thanks-hillary-clinton-slamming-trump-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Sean Spicer Back in the White House Reporting for Newsmax – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/20/sean-spicer-back-in-the-white-house-reporting-for-newsmax/

NEWSMAX
— Newsmax TV’s Spicer Returns to White House as Reporter – Bill Hoffmann (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/sean-spicer-white-house-press-briefing-newsmax-tv/2020/03/20/id/959242/

PJ MEDIA
— Americans Rejecting Hysterical Criticism of Trump – RICK MORAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who invite, believe, share, spread, and amplify any and all criticism of me and/or of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/americans-rejecting-hysterical-criticism-of-trump/

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
— Coronavirus Cases Top 305,000 With U.S. Covid-19 Cases Above 24,000; Stimulus May Hit $2 Trillion Amid Coronavirus Market Crash – ED CARSON
https://www.investors.com/news/coronavirus-cases-u-s-covid-19-infections-stimulus-deal-coronavirus-stock-market-crash/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Rx for Economy: Policies That Keep Businesses Busy – Richard Porter
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/20/rx_for_economy_policies_that_keep_businesses_busy.html

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Press Continues to Humiliate Itself During Pandemic – Roger L. Simon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-press-continues-to-humiliate-itself-during-pandemic_3280476.html

POLITICO
— Sean Spicer debuts as White House reporter during heated Trump coronavirus briefing The former White House spokesman now has his own political talk show for the conservative Newsmax TV outlet. – JUAN PEREZ JR. (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/20/sean-spicer-coronavirus-white-house-briefing-139471
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Donald Trump heaped scorn on several members of the White House press corps at a coronavirus briefing Friday, but made a point of responding to questions from a new reporter in the briefing room: His former press secretary. “Mr. President, two questions if you would indulge me,” Sean Spicer said when Trump pointed a finger to call on his former aide. Spicer, of course, is the former White House and Republican National Committee spokesman who vigorously defended Trump’s inauguration crowd size claims and regularly tangled with reporters during combative White House briefings before his ouster in a 2017 shakeup. He also took a spin on “Dancing With The Stars.” Spicer now has his own political talk show for the conservative Newsmax TV outlet. By the time Trump entered the White House Briefing Room to address reporters Friday, Spicer was set to press his old boss for presidential reaction to small business anxieties and reports that senators unloaded stocks before a pandemic-sparked market downturn. The surreal scene played out moments after the president castigated NBC’s Peter Alexander for suggesting that Trump may be giving Americans “a false sense of hope” about coronavirus treatment, asking what he would say to Americans who are scared or sickened by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump needs to stop the daily press briefings.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/488721-trump-needs-to-stop-the-daily-press-briefings
— Pence says he will be tested for coronavirus – MORGAN CHALFANT (DIERSEN: Who wants who to be tested, and why, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and Illinois?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488808-pence-says-he-will-be-tested-for-coronavirus
— GOP drafting stimulus package without deal with Democrats – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they exist to get rid 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/senate/488837-gop-drafting-stimulus-package-without-deal-with-democrats
— GOP seeks up to $500 billion to maximize financial help to airlines, other impacted industries – ALEXANDER BOLTON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488836-gop-seeks-up-to-500-billion-to-maximize-financial-help-to-airlines-other

CNN
— Sean Spicer returns to White House briefing room as a reporter – Betsy Klein and Caroline Kelly (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/politics/sean-spicer-briefing-room-coronavirus/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus cases top 300,000 worldwide
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-21/

NBC NEWS
— 75 million Americans under virtual lockdown after Italy suffers huge rise in deaths Italian officials  Officials reported 627 more coronavirus related deaths on Friday, a rise of 15 percent in 24 hours. – Minyvonne Burke and Isobel van Hagen
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/75-million-americans-under-virtual-lockdown-after-italy-suffers-huge-n1165591

NEW YORK TIMES
— U.S. Lawmakers Negotiate Rescue Package as Recession Fears Loom
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/world/coronavirus-updates-usa-world.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to “the most conservative reaches of the Republican Party” who came up with “The idea to funnel cash directly to millions of Americans to help them weather the economic disaster ravaging the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic?” 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/us/coronavirus-republicans-cash-payments.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump boasts of ‘tremendous response’ to coronavirus as national death toll rises.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-trump-20200321-tlusqsevmbdftm7r6hhkaf2mq4-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Italy’s coronavirus death toll feeds fear of what lies ahead in Europe and the U.S. – Shane Harris
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/italy-coronavirus-death-toll/2020/03/21/e6426d82-6b85-11ea-abef-020f086a3fab_story.html
— A new message on coronavirus in hard-hit areas: Don’t get tested Health officials direct scarce resources where they are needed most to save people’s lives. – Carolyn Y. Johnson and Lena H. Sun 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/21/coronavirus-testing-strategyshift/
— U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic – Shane Harris, Greg Miller, Josh Dawsey and Ellen Nakashima 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-intelligence-reports-from-january-and-february-warned-about-a-likely-pandemic/2020/03/20/299d8cda-6ad5-11ea-b5f1-a5a804158597_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://nypost.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-is-existential-threat-to-trump-re-election-gop-insiders/

USA TODAY
— Trump uses China as a foil when talking coronavirus, distancing himself from criticism – Courtney Subramanian, Nicholas Wu, David Jackson (DIERSEN: Who has used you as a foil? I should write a book about those who have used me as a foil. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/20/coronavirus-trump-blames-china-distancing-himself-fallout/2876983001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Extreme State Lockdowns The California and New York orders to stay at home are unsustainable. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-extreme-state-lockdowns-11584745130

BLOOMBERG
— The Coronavirus Might Kill Globalization
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2020-03-21/the-coronavirus-might-kill-globalization-bloomberg-new-economy

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Trump Says Virus Plan With $2 Trillion Impact ‘Very Close’
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/pharma-and-life-sciences/trump-says-virus-plan-with-2-trillion-impact-is-very-close

GRAND FORKS HERALD
— North Dakota Democrats have decided to hold their state convention on Facebook – Rob Port (DIERSEN: I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. 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.grandforksherald.com/opinion/5002520-Port-Dem-NPL-to-hold-state-convention-via-Facebook
(FROM THE ARTICLE: By contrast, NDGOP chairman Rick Berg told me last night that his party’s executive committee isn’t prepared to hold any sort of a virtual convention or to facilitate remote voting. The two political organizations are in much different situations. The NDGOP has three competitive races for their endorsement . . .The Democrats, meanwhile, have no competitive races.)

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE
— News organizations drop paywall for coronavirus information – AP (DIERSEN: www.gopillinois.com has never had a paywall and it never will. GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails will always be free and free of advertising. Of course, my critics/opponents are furious that I have a track record and enough time, money, good health, relevant experience, and motivation that I can say the aforesaid.) 
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200320/news-organizations-drop-paywall-for-coronavirus-information

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/chinese-coronavirus-officials-accuse-trump-stoking-xenophobia-violence-against-asian-americans-1493546

RAW STORY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is still ‘cherry-picking’ the coronavirus numbers to make himself look good.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/trump-is-still-cherry-picking-the-coronavirus-numbers-to-make-himself-look-good-report/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Coronavirus is drowning Trump’s re-election chances. Is he about to sink? Trump’s botched handling of coronavirus should be a significant hit to his re-election chances, but you can never count him out.” What percent of those who promote LGBTQ activity a) hate Trump, b) hate Trump’s supporters, and c) hate all those who do not promote LGBTQ activity?) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/03/coronavirus-drowning-trumps-re-election-chances-sink/

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR LEASE: 400 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/400-west-roosevelt-rd/pid_35356217/

TRULIA
— FOR SALE: 1103 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $489,000
https://www.trulia.com/p/il/wheaton/1103-golf-ln-wheaton-il-60189–2057533297

March 17 Evening Edition

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— Unofficial Results: Republican
https://www.dupageresults.com/IL/DuPage/101646/Web02.245501/#/

ABC7
— Donald Trump wins Republican primary in Illinois, becomes presumptive nominee
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-wins-republican-presidential-primary-in-illinois/6022875/
— Coronavirus IL Death: 1st Illinois COVID-19 fatality is Chicago woman, governor says in daily update – Eric Horng and Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-woman-becomes-illinois-1st-covid-19-death/6021973/
— IL Primary Election Results 2020: Illinois voters head to polls amid coronavirus concerns – Jessica D’Onofrio and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-voters-head-to-polls-amid-coronavirus-concerns/6020671/
— Illinois Primary Election: Chicago election officials wanted polls closed due to COVID-19, IL Governor Pritzker said no – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-election-officials-wanted-polls-closed-due-to-covid-19-illinois-governor-pritzker-said-no/6021314/
— Midway Control Tower temporarily closes after 3 technicians test positive for COVID-19
https://abc7chicago.com/travel/three-midway-airport-technicians-test-positive-for-covid-19/6022655/

NBC5
— Live Election Day Updates: Most Polls in Illinois Now Closed; Presidential Race Too Close to Call Despite hundreds of closures across Chicago due to the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois’ primary election is continuing as scheduled
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-primary-2020-election-day-live-blog/2238583/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say “Stocks Jump After Trump Promises to ‘Go Big’ on Virus Aid. Investors have been waiting for Washington to offer more aid for the economy.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/shares-bounce-after-wall-street-dive-recession-warning/2238529/

CBS2
— Coronavirus Concerns And Election Equipment Problems Combine For ‘Pretty Frustrating’ Day At Some Chicago Polling Places – Jim Williams
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/primary-election-polling-place-problems-coronavirus-wrong-equipment-missing-materials/
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Attorney General Kwame Raoul Investigating Widespread Reports Of Virus-Related Price-Gouging
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/coronavirus-price-gouging-illinois-attorney-general-kwame-raoul-investigation-covid-19/
— Coronavirus In Chicago: Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Allow ‘Non-Essential’ City Employees To Work From Home (DIERSEN: Are/were you a non-essential employee? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed that I was a non-essential federal employee.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/non-essential-city-employees-allowed-to-work-from-home-mayor-lori-lightfoot-coronavirus-response/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Primary results
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-primary-results
— Joe Biden wins Illinois Democratic Primary, AP projects
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/joe-biden-wins-illinois-democratic-primary-ap-projects
— How COVID-19 is affecting the Illinois primary
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/664929

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ILLINOIS ELECTION RESULTS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/results/
— Voter turnout in DuPage, Will Counties – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-election-turnout-dupage-will-st-20200318-tyc3rue7o5hhvgpiqxsz6zivwm-story.html
— Illinois primary updates: Joe Biden wins Illinois after turnout in Chicago rebounds amid coronavirus turmoil
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-illinois-primary-election-day-updates-20200317-gf5morm2gzbc5j3laniwpr5kx4-story.html
— On the political right, anger and suspicion over coronavirus precautions – ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-coronavirus-precautions-politics-20200317-q2sxycsp6rhqrd5u7kxansr25q-story.html
— Fight the urge to wish the coronavirus on your enemies – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-coronavirus-covid-19-schadenfreude-pandemic-zorn-20200316-ov4dxtg4tba4ze72el6ec5sj4i-story.html
— With everything from bars to churches closed for coronavirus, where do we find community? Facebook. – Heidi Stevens
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-coronavirus-role-of-facebook-during-covid19-0316-20200316-pcqkueskkfghlegwxzs6bx5tsy-story.html
— Illinois primary updates: Some polling places turn away voters amid ‘extremely low’ turnout; Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Board of Elections lock horns
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-illinois-primary-election-day-updates-20200317-gf5morm2gzbc5j3laniwpr5kx4-story.html
— ‘We have to do this now’: Trump administration considering sending checks directly to Americans to bolster economy amid coronavirus – AP (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way. What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-trump-economic-stimulus-20200317-zpsv5weei5gexphfrbog6g2eyq-story.html
— Republicans vs. the blue wave – Editorial (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical Democrats who hypocritically move into Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-election-democrats-republicans-illinois-20200317-3eszkyyalbb7tanz7smszjjg34-story.html
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker never should have let this election go forward today – Dahleen Glanton
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-illinois-governor-pritzker-primary-election-mistake-20200317-ln7g34n6ffhffc4sf5ln5ut6fu-story.html
— Naperville to declare state of emergency, close buildings
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0318-20200318-f5igxipb3jcypk652eu4d57eeq-story.html
— Illinois expands coronavirus testing guidelines, but many sick people still don’t qualify – PETER NICKEAS and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-testing-illinois–20200317-yenasnxqlfg7hkscouggd6gdv4-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot cancels City Council meeting amid coronavirus outbreak, allows non-essential employees to work from home – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-cancels-city-council-meeting-coronavirus-20200317-3cypxofpwbhszbj2athidrvwsu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Live updates: As most polls close, we’ve got the live results Voters are braving emergency conditions to hit the polls Tuesday amid a global pandemic that has had a dramatic impact on the election process.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/17/21183134/illinois-2020-primary-election-chicago-live-updates
— Cook County to keep 40 suburban polling places open until 8 p.m., city to keep five open late The 40 suburban sites are scattered across Barrington, Berwyn, Bremen Township, Elk Grove Village, Leyden Township, Lyons, Maine Township, New Trier Township, Niles, Orland Township, Palos Township, Proviso Township, Stickney, Schaumburg, Thornton Township, Wheeling and Worth. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/17/21184370/cook-county-suburban-polling-places-open-late
— Movie theaters nationwide close temporarily to slow coronavirus Multiplexes in the large Regal Cinemas are among those closing doors. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/16/21182624/movie-theaters-close-regal-amc-coronavirus
— She had pneumonia, a fever and a dry cough — and still couldn’t get tested for coronavirus “I’m really frustrated with our whole system,” said Laura Koch, who remains quarantined at her Uptown apartment. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/16/21182451/laura-koch-coronavirus-testing-trump-pence
— University of Illinois cancels commencement ceremonies due to coronavirus worries Graduating students at the state’s flagship Urbana-Champaign university and the Chicago and Springfield campuses will receive their diplomas in the mail this spring. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/17/21184240/coronavirus-university-illinois-cancels-commencement-ceremonies-graduation
— Trillion-dollar bailout justified at time of war — on a deadly virus — but better put working people first What matters most is getting money straight into the hands of the working people and small businesses that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/17/21183390/coronavirus-bailout-covid-19-federal-aid-editorial-steve-mnuchin

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois has first coronavirus death As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to spread, Gov. Pritzker said a Chicago-area woman has died. He also announced 22 cases in a DuPage County nursing home. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-has-first-coronavirus-death
— Team Pritzker, Chicago official trade barbs over holding primary today A Chicago election official blames the governor for a ‘curse’ of a primary day and says the governor’s staff rebuffed a request to put off the election. Pritzker’s chief of staff called that a lie. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/team-pritzker-chicago-official-trade-barbs-over-holding-primary-today
— Election turnout still very light, but begins to pick up some Lots of people aren’t voting today amid coronavirus fears. But those coming to the polls are turning out later in the day rather than before work in the morning—likely because they’re not in the office. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/election-turnout-still-very-light-begins-pick-some
— White House wants to send Americans $1,000 stimulus checks “Americans need cash now, and the president wants to give cash now. And I mean now, in the next two weeks.” – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/white-house-wants-send-americans-1000-stimulus-checks
— The economy under stress Crain’s senior reporter Steve Daniels looks at how the pandemic is affecting the economy and credit, and discusses news of the central bank restarting a crisis-era borrowing program for companies.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/crains-daily-gist-podcast-economy-under-stress

DAILY HERALD
— Former Lake sheriff takes big lead in GOP race to challenge Durbin – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/former-lake-sheriff-takes-big-lead-in-gop-race-to-challenge-durbin
— Click here to get live election results
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/click-here-to-get-live-election-results

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois National Guard to help with medical intake while local governments seek compliance on closure orders – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-national-guard-to-help-with-medical-intake-while-local/article_d7dfc3f5-0b3a-5488-86e9-6e342ac1350e.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Biden wins Illinois, Florida primaries – Greg Bishop, Cole Lauterbach and Brett Rowland
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/live-illinois-primary-night-updates/article_351a0420-68a1-11ea-b24f-8b5588717b2e.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Early afternoon precinct reports
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/17/early-afternoon-precinct-reports-3/

GOPUSA
— Amazon To Hire 100,000 Workers To Help Deliver ‘Critical’ Supplies
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86226
— Bill De Blasio Wants ‘Literally A Nationalization’ Of Some Private Companies Over Coronavirus (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to be nationalized, that is, to be stopped, to stop the spread of coronavirus?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86202

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump considering $1,000 checks to most Americans as coronavirus aid – Dave Boyer and Tom Howell Jr. (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/17/trump-considering-1000-checks-most-americans-coron/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— China adopts war footing to control COVID-19 narrative, expels American journalists – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/china-adopts-war-footing-to-control-covid-19-narrative-expels-american-journalists
— With the coronavirus pandemic, Trump administration’s true leadership on display – Rep. Roger Marshall & Rep. Brian Babin (DIERSEN: First and foremost, Democrats want Republican to lose.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/with-the-coronavirus-pandemic-trump-administrations-true-leadership-on-display

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— NowThis News: Trump puts immigrants at ‘higher risk’ for coronavirus
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/nowthis-news-trump-puts-immigrants-at-higher-risk-for-coronavirus/

BLAZE
— 10,000 revelers from across the country turn out for gay festival. Several later test positive for COVID-19. Organizers were proactive in ‘distributing 10,000 hand sanitizer bottles and hygiene information’ – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/thousands-of-revelers-from-across-the-country-turn-out-for-gay-festival-several-later-test-positive-for-covid-19-h

BREITBART
— Illinois Democrat Primary: 574 Non-Citizens on Voter Rolls in 2018 Election – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/illinois-democrat-primary-574-non-citizens-on-voter-rolls-in-2018-election/
— All the Establishment Media’s Dangerous Coronavirus Lies – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/17/nolte-all-the-establishment-medias-dangerous-coronavirus-lies/
— ‘Americans Need Cash Now’ — Donald Trump Wants to Send Checks to Households Immediately – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way. What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/americans-need-cash-now-donald-trump-wants-to-send-checks-to-households-immediately/
— Gordon Chang: China’s Coronavirus Propaganda Copies U.S. ‘Liberal Media,’ Trump’s Travel Bans ‘Saved Us’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/03/17/gordon-chang-chinas-coronavirus-propaganda-copies-u-s-liberal-media-trumps-travel-bans-saved-us/
— Ammo Distributor’s Sales Increase 276% amid Rising Coronavirus Concern – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/ammo-distributors-sales-increase-276-rising-coronavirus-concern/
— Mid-crisis, Democrat Super PAC to Spend $5 Million Attacking Trump over Coronavirus – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/mid-crisis-democrat-super-pac-to-spend-5-million-attacking-trump-over-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— The Chaos Can Be Stopped by Going Full Speed on Crisis – Bernard Kerik (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.newsmax.com/bernardkerik/local-state-cdc-virus/2020/03/17/id/958706/

THE HILL
— Critical supplies shortage hampers hospitals, health providers – JESSIE HELLMANN 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488050-critical-supplies-shortage-hampers-hospitals-health-providers
— Trump eyes return to spoils system with plans to purge ‘disloyal’ federal workers – EVERETT KELLEY (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run GAO purged me in 1997 when I was 49 years old.) 
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/487989-trump-eyes-return-to-spoils-system-with-plans-to-purge-disloyal
— Cash assistance for Americans gains steam as coronavirus roils economy – JORDAIN CARNEY AND SYLVAN LANE (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488117-cash-assistance-for-americans-gains-steam-as-coronavirus-roils-economy
— Office of Personnel Management chief abruptly resigns – BRETT SAMUELS AND ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488129-opm-chief-abruptly-resigns-report

POLITICO
— Washington Learns to Love ‘Money for Everyone’ Why a partisan city tends to unite over the idea of just writing a check in a crisis. – MICHAEL GRUNWALD (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/17/coronavirus-stimulus-money-washington-mitt-romney-tom-cotton-sherrod-brown-134525
— Emergency stimulus to soar above $1 trillion – NANCY COOK and BEN WHITE (DIERSEN: Where would the money come for this? Sell Hawaii to China? Sell Alaska to China? Sell California to China? Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/17/coronavirus-1-trillion-emergency-stimulus-133821
— Trump wants to send checks to Americans – ANNA PALMER, JAKE SHERMAN, ELI OKUN and GARRETT ROSS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook-pm/2020/03/17/trump-wants-to-send-checks-to-americans-488609

CNN
— Mnuchin warns senators that US could see 20% unemployment rate due to (OVERBLOWN EFFORTS TO STOP) coronavirus – Jeremy Diamond
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/politics/steven-mnuchin-unemployment-warning-coronavirus/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Americans told to hunker down as death toll tops 100
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-17/

NEW YORK TIMES
— China Announces That It Will Expel American Journalists – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who have constructively or actually expelled me from their offices, meetings, and events. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/business/media/china-expels-american-journalists.html
— This Is How the Coronavirus Will Destroy the Economy This once-in-a-century pandemic is hitting a world economy saddled with record levels of debt. – Ruchir Sharma (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/opinion/coronavirus-economy-debt.html
— Some Ask a Taboo Question: Is America Overreacting to Coronavirus? With “social distancing” now widely adopted nationwide, a small group of contrarians urge a more careful weighing of the harm as well as the benefits of such policies. – Amy Harmon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-hype-overreaction-social-distancing.html
— So We’re Working From Home. Can the Internet Handle It? With millions of people working and learning from home during the pandemic, internet networks are set to be strained to the hilt. – Davey Alba and Cecilia Kang
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/technology/coronavirus-working-from-home-internet.html
— Coronavirus Is Hiding in Plain Sight For every known case of coronavirus, another five to 10 cases are out there undetected, a new study suggests. – Benedict Carey
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/health/coronavirus-statistics-undetected.html
— For Some Buyers With Virus Fears, the Priority Isn’t Toilet Paper. It’s Guns. Gun shops and ammunition dealers say they’ve seen a surge in purchases, particularly from first-time buyers. – Richard A. Oppel Jr.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-gun-buyers.html
— Social Distancing? You Might Be Fighting Climate Change, Too Isolation and other shifts in behavior during the coronavirus outbreak could also alter our greenhouse gas emissions. But will the changes stick? – John Schwartz
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/climate/coronavirus-habits-carbon-footprint.html
— U.S. plans to swiftly turn back people entering from Mexico illegally.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/world/coronavirus-update-latest-news.html
— In Talking About Economic Recovery, Washington Shuns the B-Word White House officials and lawmakers trying to bolster the economy during the coronavirus crisis don’t want to hear about any bailouts. – Carl Hulse
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/us/politics/coronavirus-bailout-economy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S.-China media war escalates as Beijing pulls credentials for journalists at five U.S. news outlets, including The Washington Post (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who have pulled my credentials. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2020/03/17/u-s-china-media-war-escalates-as-beijing-pulls-credentials-for-journalists-at-five-u-s-news-outlets-including-the-post/
— U.S. government, tech industry discussing ways to use smartphone location data to combat coronavirus – Tony Romm, Elizabeth Dwoskin and 
Craig Timberg 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/17/white-house-location-data-coronavirus/
— As much of America takes drastic action, some Republicans remain skeptical of the severity of the coronavirus pandemic – Robert Costa (DIERSEN: “Some Republicans” question the outrageous actions that Democrats want taken to stop the spread of the illness.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-much-of-america-takes-drastic-action-some-republicans-remain-skeptical-of-the-severity-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic/2020/03/17/f8b199c8-6786-11ea-b313-df458622c2cc_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Challenge for Policy Makers: Rescue Economy Without Fueling Populist Backlash Share buybacks raise eyebrows as government ponders rescues of airlines, other industries – Jacob M. Schlesinger and Jon Hilsenrath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/challenge-for-policy-makers-rescue-economy-without-fueling-populist-backlash-11584475764
— Financing an Economic Shutdown You can’t close down an economy without a way to keep business and individuals liquid. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/financing-an-economic-shutdown-11584399753

BARRONS
— What China’s Economic Data Says About a U.S. Recovery: Nothing Good – George Magnus
https://www.barrons.com/articles/chinas-coronavirus-economy-is-is-bad-news-for-the-u-s-and-europe-51584478014

FORBES
— ‘Keep Politics Out Of It’: Trump Lashes Out At Governors Critical Of Federal Coronavirus Response – Lisette Voytko (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/03/17/keep-politics-out-of-it-trump-lashes-out-at-governors-critical-of-federal-coronavirus-response/
— How Will The Western World React To A Total Lockdown? – Kenneth Rapoza
Kenneth Rapoza
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/03/17/how-will-the-western-world-react-to-a-total-lockdown/

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Facebook, Lenfest and LMA Announce $1 Million in Grants to Support Coronavirus News Reporting – Dorrine Mendoza, Jim Friedlich, and Nancy Lane
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/facebook-lenfest-and-lma-announce-1-million-in-grants-to-support-coronavirus-news-reporting/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 42% Say China Should Pay Some of World’s Coronavirus Costs
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/china/42_say_china_should_pay_some_of_world_s_coronavirus_costs

March 13 Evening Edition

KINZLER FOR CONGRESS
— Stay Calm: Dr. Jay Kinzler’s Coronavirus Initiative
https://kinzlerforcongress.org/stay-calm-dr-jay-kinzlers-coronavirus-initiative/

JEANNE FOR CONGRESS
— Ives Statement On COVID-19
https://mailchi.mp/50a33ef59c44/jeanne-ives-statement-on-covid-19?e=985ad8c00b

ABC7
— Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker to close all schools through end of month as COVID-19 cases reach 46 – Jessica D’Onofrio, Eric Horng, Evelyn Holmes and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/health/all-illinois-schools-to-close-as-covid-19-cases-reach-46/6009278/
— Election judges have quit and polling places are opting out as COVID-19 concerns heighten
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/election-judges-have-quit-and-polling-places-are-opting-out-days-before-illinois-primary/6011030/
— Trump says he’ll likely be tested for COVID-19 ‘fairly soon’ – AP (DIERSEN: Will Pelosi try to quarantine Trump and Pence?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/as-coronavirus-inches-closer-trump-says-hell-likely-be-tested-fairly-soon/6010807/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker closes schools to be safe, but doesn’t dare touch the election – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-illinois-pritzker-kass-20200314-sepetz5am5azdm2jq3eqlzpgna-story.html
— Chicago-area election judges dropping out, polling places closing amid coronavirus fears – Hal Dardick
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-coronavirus-chicago-cook-suburbs-election-judges-20200314-x3l24gcuyra3djtgnm6uvsl7oe-story.html
— Illinois officials announce 14 new coronavirus cases and Gov. J.B. Pritzker keeps up criticism of federal response – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-jb-pritzker-coronavirus-update-friday-20200314-zwrf7rv6frgijk7ie6ko47jvpi-story.html
— Coronavirus threat hovers over Illinois primary election as suburban voters hold key in Democratic presidential race – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-presidential-primary-20200313-kbzljlpa6jcarmq2xtptstj2gm-story.html
— Pritzker told school superintendents statewide on a call Friday that we he will order schools to close from Tuesday, with classes set to resume March 30
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200312-kn45pek3cnegld3r7a7ts7azbe-story.html
— Can you be forced into quarantine? Your questions, answered – NEIL MACFARQUHAR (DIERSEN: Will Pelosi try to quarantine Trump and Pence?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-coronavirus-quarantine-questions-20200312-h7vvdqwuibck5boz4d7fjtk6ba-story.html
— Coronavirus disruptions could strain Chicago’s finances and pension funds – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-chicago-city-budget-20200313-qilxthhaovfjdharkvl6dyd2cm-story.html
— America without sports: Coronavirus prompts a national timeout – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-sports-mlb-nba-nhl-20200313-camd75n43jbfvflm7eppap2pjy-story.html
— If you don’t vote, don’t whine – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-primary-biden-sanders-foxx-lipinski-madigan-20200313-ki6orp6crnff7nssrfdtun7hfa-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Get tested for coronavirus, Mr. President It does not matter that you have experienced no symptoms. That is the treacherous nature of the disease. And you’re a prime candidate to get it. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Will Pelosi try to quarantine Trump and Pence?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/13/21179187/coronavirus-test-covid-19-pandemic-donald-trump-rose-garden-jair-bolsonaro-mar-a-lago
— Early voting sites to remain open in Chicago on Election Day — providing ‘fallback plans to fallback plans’ The unprecedented modern day pre-election scramble comes as the list of Election Day polling sites in the city and suburban Cook County requiring relocation climbed to 175 amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/13/21179311/coronavirus-early-voting-sites-chicago-election-day-fallback
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/3/13/21177501/coronavirus-covid-19-fears-sandwich-generation
— All bets are off: Illinois casinos ordered to shut down due to coronavirus Gov. J.B. Pritzker previously urged establishments to call off gatherings of 250 people or more. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/13/21179323/casino-close-coronavirus-illinois-rivers

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage relocating 14 polling places for Election Day
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200313/dupage-relocating-14-polling-places-for-election-day
— Spring break might pose greater risk of exposure for students, families – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200313/spring-break-might-pose-greater-risk-of-exposure-for-students-families
— 6 tips for dealing with anxiety over the coronavirus.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/6-tips-for-dealing-with-anxiety-over-the-coronavirus
— Cook County shifts polling places due to COVID-19 concerns – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200313/cook-county-shifts-polling-places-due-to-covid-19-concerns

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pandemic-or-not-election-matters
— Pritzker orders all schools shut The governor reverses his previous stand, saying the latest information points to the need for strong action. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-orders-all-schools-shut
— Archdiocese of Chicago suspends Mass, closes all schools Starting Monday, classes at all Catholic schools in Cook and Lake counties will be canceled amid COVID-19 concerns. The archdiocese also says Mass is suspended effective tomorrow evening. 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/archdiocese-chicago-suspends-mass-closes-all-schools

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Sheriffs stand up for citizen safety, against ‘P.C. progressives’ – Andrew Chesney
https://www.journalstandard.com/opinion/20200313/sheriffs-stand-up-for-citizen-safety–against-pc-progressives

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters side with foreign countries against America. 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Analysis-Trump-s-virus-playbook-offers-US-vs-15127454.php

CHICAGO NOW
— 14th CD Republican Primary candidate Catalina Lauf w/Berkowitz tonight in McHenry Co, Cable Ch. 17, and on the Web 24/7 – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2020/03/14th-cd-republican-primary-candidate-catalina-lauf-wberkowitz-tonight-in-mchenry-co-cable-ch-17-and-on-the-web-247/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Schofield Called Out for Voting for Cat Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/schofield-called-out-for-voting-for-cat-tax/ 
— Still Another Hit Piece Against Oberweis and Rezin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/still-another-hit-piece-against-oberweis-and-rezin/ 
— Sign Complaint
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/sign-complaint/ 
— Weber Plans Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/weber-plans-fundraiser/ 
— About Fifty CJNJ Drug Cartel Members Arrested in IL, WI and IN
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/about-fifty-cjnj-drug-cartel-members-arrested-in-il-wi-and-in/ 
— Justin Hansen’s Judicial Campaign Mailings
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/most-of-justin-hansens-mailings/ 
— Contract Changes for SEIU Employees in Coroner’s Office on Tap for Next County Board Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/contract-changes-for-seiu-employees-in-coroners-office-on-tap-for-next-county-board-meeting/ 
— No Live Streaming Again of Algonquin Township Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/no-live-streaming-of-algonquin-township-meeting/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Contrasts Himself from Opponents in Primary Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/il-14-jerry-evans-constrasts-himself-from-opponents-in-primary-race/ 
— Former County Board Member Jim Heisler Endorses Michael Rein for Coroner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/former-county-board-member-jim-heisler-endorses-michael-rein-for-coroner/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CATHOLIC MASS IN CHICAGO, COOK AND DUPAGE COUNTIES SUSPENDED, CATHOLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED INDEFINITELY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/catholic-mass-in-chicago-cook-and-dupage-counties-to-suspended-catholic-school-closed-indefinitely-.html
— CHAMPAIGN MAYOR ATTEMPTS TO USE CORONAVIRUS TO BAN SALES OF FIREARMS, ALCOHOL AND GASOLINE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/champaign-mayor-attempts-to-use-coronavirus-to-ban-sales-of-firearms-alcohol-and-gasoline.html
— THORNER & O’NEIL: ARE REPUBLICANS READY TO CONFRONT DEMOCRAT BALLOT FRAUD?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorner-are-republicans-ready-to-confront-democrat-ballot-fraud.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Uihlein asks when we can go back to our “normal lives”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/13/uihlein-asks-when-we-can-go-back-to-our-normal-lives/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From: Liz Uihlein. . .Subject: The Media is Overblowing COVID-19 Dear Members of the Illinois Legislature: There were 1,701 cases in the U.S. of which there were 41 deaths; whereas an overwhelming number of people have been infected with and died from the flu this season. While you may think the government enforced closing of events, schools, etc. is helping prevent the spread of this infection, you are impacting local, state and national economies and adding unnecessary panic and fear in the American people. What happens in 2 weeks? Are you willing to indefinitely close institutions? At what point do we go back to our normal lives? This has been a huge disruption. Sincerely, Liz Uihlein, President, Uline)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/13/question-of-the-day-3035/
— OUTRAGEOUS: Champaign city council unanimously approves sweeping emergency ordinance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/13/champaign-city-council-unanimously-approves-sweeping-emergency-ordinance/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus price tag expected to be staggering Experts struggle to calculate costs amid competing wish lists from Trump, Democrats – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/12/coronavirus-price-tag-expected-be-staggering/
— Trump declares national emergency to deal with coronavirus – Tom Howell Jr. and Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/13/trump-declares-national-emergency-deal-coronavirus/
— Communist China’s propaganda arm blames coronavirus on U.S. Army – Bill Gertz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/12/us-army-brought-coronavirus-wuhan-chinese-foreign-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Future murky for emergency coronavirus package as Trump and Pelosi disagree – Nihal Krishan
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/future-murky-for-emergency-coronavirus-package-as-trump-and-pelosi-disagree

FOX NEWS
— China hints at denying Americans life-saving coronavirus drugs – Barnini Chakraborty
https://www.foxnews.com/world/chinese-deny-americans-coronavirus-drugs

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Dems Think They’re Beating Trump, But Nobody Wants Any of This
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/13/dems-think-theyre-beating-trump-but-nobody-wants-any-of-this/

AMERICAN THINKER
— For Italy, multilateral globalism, plus socialism, equals death – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/with_health_care_collapsing_italy_learns_just_how_worthless_the_eu_is_and_socialized_medicine_too.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Morning Greatness: China Claims Wuhan Flu Came From America – Liz Sheld
https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/13/morning-greatness-china-claims-wuhan-flu-came-from-america/

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Uses Coronavirus Address to Lob Political Shots at Trump – HARIS ALIC (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/03/12/jjoe-biden-uses-coronavirus-address-to-lob-political-shots-at-trump/
— Louisiana Postpones Presidential Primary Elections over Coronavirus Fears – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/13/louisiana-postpones-presidential-primary-elections-over-coronavirus-fears/

BLAZE
— Trump declares coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, frees up $50 billion in federal funding. Market responds with major jump – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-coronavirus-national-emergency
— OUTRAGEOUS: Illinois (Champaign) mayor issues coronavirus emergency that gives her the power to ban the sale of guns, ammo, alcohol, and more There hasn’t been one confirmed case in her city – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/illinois-mayor-coronavirus-ban-guns-ammo

DAILY CALLER
— OUTRAGEOUS: Champaign Illinois First Locality To Cite “Emergency Powers” To Ban Gun Transfers – NRA ILA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/13/champaign-illinois-first-locality-to-cite-emergency-powers-to-ban-gun-transfers/

CNS NEWS
— Mexico Eyeing Border Closure to Keep Coronavirus-Carrying Americans Out – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-arter/mexico-eyeing-border-closure-keep-coronavirus-carrying-americans-out

NEWSMAX
— Trump Swivels on Coronavirus, But Critics Still Attack – Conrad Black (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/coronavirus-trump-democrats-politics/2020/03/13/id/958207/

COMMUNITY DIGITAL NEWS
— Are Democrats planning a new world order out of CoronaVirus chaos? – Karen Hagestad Cacy (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://www.commdiginews.com/featured/are-democrats-planning-a-new-world-order-out-of-coronavirus-chaos-128163/

TOWNHALL
— How the Liberal Media Earned Their ‘Enemy of the People’ Title Today at Trump’s Wuhan Virus Presser – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/03/13/point-and-laugh-why-this-nyt-reporter-had-to-quickly-delete-his-tweet-about-the-dow-jones-n2564928

FEDERALIST
— Woke Media Calls Term ‘Wuhan Virus’ Racist After Using Term ‘Wuhan Virus’ – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/13/woke-media-calls-term-wuhan-virus-racist-after-using-term-wuhan-virus/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Dems’ Diversity Panic Liberals lecture Republicans on race, gender, and sexuality, even as Dems pick between straight white guys for president. – DEROY MURDOCK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/the-dems-diversity-panic/
— You Cannot Spin a Pandemic. You Can Only Deal with It. – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/you-cannot-spin-a-pandemic-you-can-only-deal-with-it/

PRESS STORIES
— What Matters: Coronavirus Puts America on Hold (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
http://presstories.com/2020/03/13/what-matters-coronavirus-puts-america-on-hold/

THE HILL
— Stocks rally as Trump declares national emergency – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/487500-stocks-rally-to-finish-week-of-panic-as-trump-declares-national-emergency

REUTERS
— GM, Ford to have white-collar employees work remotely starting Monday
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ford-having-most-white-collar-151326069.html

CNN
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: America is shutting itself down – Zachary B. Wolf
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/13/politics/what-matters-coronavirus-puts-america-on-hold/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats do everything that they can to get “Progressive Women” to hate Trump more and more and more.
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/13/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-illinois.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House, House Democrats reach deal on coronavirus economic relief package, Pelosi announces – Erica Werner, Mike DeBonis, Paul Kane and Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/13/paid-leave-democrats-trump-deal-coronavirus/
— Trump declares coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, announces measures that send financial markets soaring – Teo Armus, Rick Noack, 
Katie Mettler, Marisa Iati, Miriam Berger and Meryl Kornfield 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/13/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Louisiana becomes first state to postpone primaries amid coronavirus fears – John Wagner and Colby Itkowitz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/13/campaign-live-updates/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “After Trump promised ‘anybody’ can get coronavirus testing, patients and doctors still complain of roadblocks.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/coronavirus-testing-denials/2020/03/12/a70eca1e-63df-11ea-912d-d98032ec8e25_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Coronavirus is a test that no one knows how to pass.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/coronavirus-is-a-test-that-no-one-knows-how-to-pass/2020/03/13/881a6dfc-6402-11ea-845d-e35b0234b136_story.html
— Young Americans say billionaires do more harm than good, study shows Roughly two-thirds of Americans now say being rich is more about having advantages in life than working hard – Christopher Ingraham (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, if I had been a minority or a female, because of discrimination against minorities and against females, a) I would not have been able to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48; job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48; and a job-related professional license when I was 32 and b) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years; IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years; IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974; GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years; and GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/13/billionaires-pew-research-poll/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Florida Legislature Passes Weakened E-Verify Bill Advocates for less immigration criticize bill’s weakened enforcement, while businesses worry about cost – Arian Campo-Flores and Alejandro Lazo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/florida-legislature-passes-weakened-e-verify-bill-11584108345

DETROIT NEWS
— TRAGIC: ‘Unprecedented’ demand drop prompts 40% capacity cut for Delta Airlines – Keith Laing
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/03/13/unprecedented-demand-drop-prompts-40-percent-capacity-cut-delta-airlines/5044026002/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/andrew-sullivan-reality-arrives-to-the-trump-era.html

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with China against America.
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-us-refusing-face-reality-coronavirus-china-state-media-1492173
— I AM IN ITALY AMID THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AMERICA MUST ACT NOW—AND ACT BIG – NEWT GINGRICH
https://www.newsweek.com/newt-gingrich-i-am-italy-amid-coronavirus-crisis-america-must-act-now-act-big-opinion-1492270

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— When can the federal government lawfully terminate employees? – Joanna Friedman (DIERSEN: Based on the court’s decision in Diersen v. GAO, the federal government can terminate its employees who are Republican, White, male, non-veteran, and/or older if they oppose patronage, oppose political affiliation discrimination, oppose reverse discrimination, or oppose age discrimination.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/commentary/2020/03/when-can-the-federal-government-lawfully-terminate-employees/

ABC AUSTRALIA
— Coronavirus might not make you seriously ill. But those around you may not be so lucky – Virginia Trioli
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-14/coronavirus-may-not-make-you-ill-what-about-people-around-you/12053480

January 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Former state Sen. Martin Sandoval pleads guilty to tax fraud, bribery charges – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/5885439/

NBC5
— Illinois to Continue Voter Registration Program After Error – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-to-continue-voter-registration-program-after-error/2208632/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bolton impeachment testimony more likely; Next up, 16 hours of pointed questions Trump’s defense concluded with John Bolton’s bombshell revelations in his unpublished memoir, scrambling what had been Trump’s successful — so far — stonewalling strategy. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/28/21112740/trump-impeachment-trial-john-bolton-testimony-vote

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— There’s much at stake for Illinois in the 2020 census. Yet many of the groups tasked with outreach haven’t received state funding yet. – ELVIA MALAGÓN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-census-2020-illinois-count-promote-outreach-20200128-ni76fn4fjvbqzdu4cydfpeusjq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Muslims and Jews to unite against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-auschwitz-holocaust-muslims-jews-20200128-nv4wm2nadzctba3l2otfslwy3a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and the mainstream news media are united against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-mike-pompeo-martha-mcsally-npr-page-20200128-ofoo6bherfc6ff7rbrelfgij64-story.html
— Mitch McConnell tells GOP senators he lacks votes to block witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, sources say – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-mcconnell-impeachment-witnesses-20200128-3igfdjy3bzhonkaha65j3u4gwu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Indiana Republicans aiming to force marijuana prosecutions – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200128/news/301289892/
— Addison taxing bodies talk accomplishments, goals – Julia Locanto
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200128/addison-taxing-bodies-talk-accomplishments-goals

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— House Republicans want ethics reform, tax relief – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200128/house-republicans-want-ethics-reform-tax-relief

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rhetoric about balanced budget just flim-flam – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-rhetoric-about-balanced-budget-just-flim-flam/article_0d71115f-76e9-52f5-ad56-780addff94e9.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— House Republicans tie ethics reforms to redistricting changes – REBECCA ANZEL
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/house-republicans-tie-ethics-reforms-to-redistricting-changes/article_af6c4c5e-4233-11ea-9aa1-db2c562303d5.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Praises Pompeo After He Cursed At NPR Reporter, Then Barred Another From Trip – BILL CHAPPELL
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-praises-pompeo-after-he-cursed-npr-reporter-then-barred-another-trip#stream/0

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Way Out: Alternative Education Choices for Our Children
https://illinoisfamily.org/event/the-way-out-alternative-education-choices-for-our-children/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— CNN’s Don Lemon and guests mock Trump supporters as uneducated and illiterate – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/cnns-don-lemon-and-guests-mock-trump-supporters-as-uneducated-and-illiterate
— Former CNN contributors bash network over segment mocking Trump supporters – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/former-cnn-contributors-bash-network-over-segment-mocking-trump-supporters

AMERICAN THINKER
— Islamist groups making inroads in local politics in America – Hesham Shehab
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/islamist_groups_making_inroads_in_local_politics_in_america.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Sadia Gul Covert was elected in 2018 and sworn into the office of Dupage County commissioner, she took her oath on the “Quran, Torah, and the Bible,” in what seemed at the time like a symbol of unity and moderation. But Covert’s decision to cast her lot with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) raises questions about the extent of her moderation. Covert will be a speaker at the CAIR-Chicago 2020 Banquet fundraiser in February, among other Islamist speakers. CAIR was connected to the terrorist organization Hamas during the terror-financing trial against the Holy Land Foundation (HLF). According to the Justice Department report published in 2009, “HLF became the chief fundraising arm for the Palestine Committee in the U.S. created by the Muslim Brotherhood to support Hamas.”)

DAILY CALLER
— Bernie Sanders Pledges His First Executive Orders Would Reverse Trump’s Immigration Agenda – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/28/bernie-executive-orders-immigration/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— CNN Mocks Trump Voters: It’s You and Me They Really Hate
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/28/its-you-and-me-they-really-hate/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Dems’ un-American agenda appeases LGBTQ community – Robert Knight
https://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/robert-knight/2020/01/28/dems-un-american-agenda-appeases-lgbtq-community

THE HILL
— Trump praises Pompeo over handling of NPR reporter: ‘You did a good job on her’ – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/480292-trump-praises-pompeo-over-handling-of-npr-reporter-you-did-a-good-job

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. deficit to eclipse $1 trillion in 2020, CBO says, as fiscal imbalance continues to widen – Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/28/us-deficit-eclipse-1-trillion-2020-cbo-says-fiscal-imbalance-continues-widen/
— Is it okay for federal employees to discuss the impeachment trial at work? – Eric Yoder (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates in the federal government asked me questions to get information from me to use against me. They asked me questions to confirm that I supported the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/is-it-ok-for-federal-employees-to-discuss-the-impeachment-trial-at-work/2020/01/28/30498ff2-41e0-11ea-aa6a-083d01b3ed18_story.html

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— SCOTUS Green-Lights Trump’s Self-Sufficiency Test for Immigrants – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: What percent of those who want to immigrate to America a) lack education, b) lack job skills, c) have health problems, d) have financial problems, e) have other problems, and/or f) need/demand massive government assistance?) 
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/scotus-green-lights-trump-exclusion-of-legal-immigrants.html

NEWSWEEK
— ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ CONDEMNS TRUMP’S ‘WEALTH TEST’ FOR IMMIGRANTS: ‘THE AMERICAN DREAM ISN’T A PRIVATE CLUB WITH A COVER CHARGE’ – CHANTAL DA SILVA
https://www.newsweek.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-condemns-trumps-wealth-test-immigrants-american-dream-isnt-1484319

FORBES
— High Cost Of Prescription Drugs Equals Age Discrimination On Steroids – Patricia Barnes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2020/01/28/high-cost-of-prescription-drugs-equals-age-discrimination-on-steroids/#1dab48e83732

January 24 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— The dishonest impeachment case
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Indiana residents unfazed by purchasing marijuana legally in Illinois, bringing it back home – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-homewood-marijuana-feature-st-0126-20200124-xg2zgckryfbbramcf6qduegkum-story.html
— ‘Ban the box’ laws, a helping hand for ex-offenders, are actually holding them back – Steve Chapman 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-ban-the-box-illinois-chapman-20200124-wanoftyi65fqhbjsktvbsal6zm-story.html
— Saying ‘diabetes doesn’t discriminate,’ Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs measure limiting out-of-pocket cost of insulin to $100 for 30-day supply – JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: One reason why my father and his father had less money was that my father fought type 1 diabetes from when he was 14 until he died suddenly of heart failure when he was 47 in 1969.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-insulin-cap-bill-signing-20200124-i4ryr72utra37j4mipmbqr2aiu-story.html
— Mike Bloomberg’s campaign, the best money can buy – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-bloomberg-tv-campaign-page-20200124-fxddbrmnbjfr3dkgx6zfmmj6v4-story.html
— After big wins last year, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Democratic legislature start new session facing major challenges on pensions, property taxes and ethics – DAN PETRELLA, JAMIE MUNKS and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-general-assembly-spring-session-20200125-3jkp6ysbb5a7xn6wjsukhoavya-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Those federal indictments of Illinois politicians? Coming any day now. Maybe. We still anticipate plenty of action on the political corruption front coming out of 219 S. Dearborn. But we’ve lowered our expectations about the timing. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/1/24/21080838/political-corruption-chicago-illinois-indictments-expected-john-lausch
— Weed stolen from ‘amnesty box’ at Midway Airport At approximately 6:03 p.m. Monday, an unknown individual reached into the box and “removed an unknown object from inside,” Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. – Mitch Dudek 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/24/21080157/marijuana-stolen-amnesty-box-midway-airport
— Lightfoot presidential endorsement: Likely not Sanders, Warren or Biden On Friday, Chicago’s mayor will boycott Trump’s White House meeting with mayors; will attend his impeachment trial instead – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/23/21079362/lori-lightfoot-presidential-endorsement-bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-joe-biden
— Savvy moves by Senate President Don Harmon herald a new era in Springfield Harmon kept former president’s staff and is stepping down from his politically connected law firm. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/24/21080924/senate-president-don-harmon-new-era-springfield-politics-rich-miller-suntimes

DAILY HERALD
— Watch GOP candidates for U.S. Senate square off live on dailyherald.com
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200124/watch-gop-candidates-for-us-senate-square-off-live-on-dailyheraldcom
— NFL shamelessly commandeers Kaepernick’s cause – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200124/sports/301249888/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/647777

BUREAU COUNTY NEWS
— Personal attacks becoming more and more commonplace What kind of person makes fun of a stutter? – Scott Reeder
https://www.bcrnews.com/2020/01/24/personal-attacks-becoming-more-and-more-commonplace/an3aetf/

NPR ILLINOIS
— UIS Prof Publishes Encyclopedia Of LGBTQ Politics – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked very hard against me. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/uis-prof-publishes-encyclopedia-lgbtq-politics#stream/0

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans a) have caused all the problems that Blacks have had, b) are causing all the problems that Blacks have, and c) will forever cause all the problems that Blacks will have. 
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/black-americans-mostly-left-behind-by-progress-since-dr-kings-death/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Interviewed by OAN Thursday Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/24/il-14-catalina-lauf-interviewed-by-oan-thursday-night/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DUPAGE FAMILY “WITNESSES HISTORY” AT 47TH MARCH FOR LIFE IN DC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/dupage-family-witnesses-history-at-47th-march-for-life-in-dc.html
— SHEHAB: HIJAB DAY PROMOTES MUSLIM WOMEN’S SUPPRESSION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/hijab-day-promotes-muslim-womens-suppression.html
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE FACES OWNERSHIP CRISIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/chicago-tribune-face-ownership-crisis.html
— REPUBLICAN GRANT WEHRLI SHOCKS CONSERVATIVES BY SIGNING ONTO ILLINOIS LEFTISTS’ GREEN NEW DEAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/republican-state-rep-signs-onto-illinois-leftists-green-new-deal.html
— TARTER RESPONDS TO LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS’ ENDORSEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/tarter-responds-to-log-cabin-republican-endorsement.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Taylor Swift regrets not speaking out against Trump in 2016 – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/taylor-swift-regrets-not-speaking-out-against-trump-in-2016
— It’s the March for Life: Which peaceful protesters will the media slander today? – Timothy P. Carney 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/its-the-march-for-life-which-peaceful-protestors-will-the-media-slander-today

FOX NEWS
— Passenger at Chicago airport steals marijuana from ‘Cannabis Amnesty Box’ – Michael Bartiromo, Alexandra Deabler
https://www.foxnews.com/travel/passenger-at-chicago-airport-steals-marijuana-from-cannabis-amnesty-box

PJ MEDIA
— NBC News Goes Full Fascist: Voting for ‘Racist’ Trump Is ‘Not Only Immoral but Illegal’ – MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/nbc-news-goes-full-fascist-voting-for-racist-trump-is-not-only-immoral-but-illegal/
— Trump Defends the Unborn at March for Life: Every Life ‘Is in the Image of Almighty God’ – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-defends-the-unborn-at-march-for-life-every-life-is-in-the-image-of-almighty-god/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden: DACA beneficiaries deserve citizenship because they’re ‘more American than most Americans’ – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally bring citizens of foreign countries illegally to America illegally.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/24/biden-daca-beneficiaries-deserve-citizenship-because-theyre-more-american-than-most-americans-878965
— Biden argues illegal immigrants convicted of DUI should not be arrested in pandering rant – Sierra Marlee (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/24/biden-argues-illegal-immigrants-convicted-of-dui-should-not-be-arrested-in-pandering-rant-878767

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Trump at 2020 March for Life: ‘Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in White House’ ‘Mothers are heroes,’ and pro-lifers ‘just make it your life’s mission to help spread God’s grace,’ he said. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-march-for-life-2020

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Best Means for Stopping (ILLEGAL) Migrants Is Mexico’s Government Mexican leader cracks down on caravans from Guatemala, fueling criticism at home, praise in U.S. – MARCO UGARTE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
By José de Córdoba and Juan Montes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-best-means-for-stopping-migrants-is-mexicos-government-11579899262

FORBES
— SEC Unit Execs, Non-Execs Charge They Don’t Have Enough People To Do The Work – Ted Knutson
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedknutson/2020/01/24/sec-unit-execs-non-execs-charge-they-dont-have-enough-people-to-do-the-work/#44aa0a3c1994

REASON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more of the following that you are, the more anti-E-Verify that you 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://reason.com/2020/01/24/e-verify-making-life-harder-for-workers-and-small-businesses-with-enthusiastic-maga-support/

January 20 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Republican U.S. Senate candidates to meet Saturday in Schaumburg (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate forums? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200120/republican-us-senate-candidates-to-meet-saturday-in-schaumburg
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Schaumburg Township Republican Organization will hold a candidate forum Saturday, Jan. 25, for the Republican U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois. The invited candidates are Casey Chlebek, Mark Curran, Peggy Hubbard, Robert Marshall and Tom Tarter. The moderator will Committeeman Joe Folisi. A question-and-answer period, followed by a straw poll, will conclude the meeting. The program will start promptly at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, at Chandler’s Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.)
— DuPage County once again raising concerns about cell antenna law – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200120/dupage-county-once-again-raising-concerns-about-cell-antenna-law
— Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200120/news/301209904/

WGN TV
— Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case – AP AND TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/20/trumps-lawyers-urge-dismissal-of-flimsy-impeachment-case/

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/5865876/

NBC5
— Prince Harry Blames ‘Powerful Media’ for Why He’s Stepping From Royals Harry, 35, has made no secret of his disdain for Britain’s tabloid media in the past, with both he and Meghan filing lawsuits against press outlets last fall
https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/prince-harry-no-other-option-but-to-cut-royal-ties/2203835/

WTTW
— Pot Makes Pets Sick, Says Veterinary Group – Kristen Thometz
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/20/pot-makes-pets-sick-says-veterinary-group

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Senate president race: Accusations of personal betrayal and payback fly furiously Publicly, Senate Democrats came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, but Harmon’s rival in the race, Kimberly Lightford, later blamed former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. and his son, Sen. Emil Jones III., for her loss. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— John Cullerton resigns from Illinois Senate After more than four decades in office, John Cullerton, who served as the 38th president of the Illinois Senate, resigned from his Senate seat Monday. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/20/21074382/john-cullerton-resigns-illinois-senate
— Thousands rally in Virginia’s capital for gun rights The protesters, who were mostly white and male, came out in strong numbers despite to the chilly temperature to send a message to legislators, they said. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/20/21074002/virginia-gun-rights-rally-capital
— Get out of the way, Senators, and let journalists cover the impeachment trial right You have to wonder what the Senate’s Republican majority, which sets the rules, are afraid you might see and hear. – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have organized conservative and Republican events since 2000 in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who did not want me to promote their events, attend their events, or report on their events.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/20/21074154/donald-trump-impeachment-trial-press-restrictions-journalists
— Deflecting questions about Madigan, Pritzker talks about goals for the legislative session The governor will let investigative process work as he focuses on recreational marijuana, downstate broadband and other issues. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/1/20/21071155/jb-pritzker-michael-madigan-investigation-comed-downstate-broadband-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Gun control advocates use Virginia gun rally to promote gun control.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-virginia-rally-richmond-gun-control-northam-trump-huppke-20200120-gb74ysw2anbh5h25cfv6auhefy-story.html
— A ‘wealth tax’ is not the magic bullet Warren and Sanders say it is – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-warren-wealth-tax-sanders-chapman-20200117-zyjuuwtaxvakbbibwcdqhakkxu-story.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford hospital sees spike in severe vomiting among daily cannabis users – Georgette Braun
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200120/rockford-hospital-sees-spike-in-severe-vomiting-among-daily-cannabis-users

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Rock Island County to vote on allowing refugees to settle in the county. Action would defy Trump’s executive order – Sarah Hayden
https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rock-island-county-to-vote-on-allowing-refugees-to-settle/article_f118275c-7fd5-56b4-b0a3-05b829c66892.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Gov. Pritzker’s Lawyers Trying To Shield Him From Deposition In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit – BRIAN MACKEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gov-pritzkers-lawyers-trying-shield-him-deposition-racial-discrimination-lawsuit#stream/0

WREX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.
https://wrex.com/2020/01/20/illinois-marijuana-shortage-has-rockford-medical-cannabis-patients-concerned/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jim Marter Touts Pro-Life Position
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/jim-marter-touts-pro-life-position/ 
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Endorsed by PearlPAC, Podcast with EMILY’s List
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-lauren-underwood-endorsed-by-pearlpac-podcast-with-emilys-list/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Announces His Five Top Issues with Position Papers Coming
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-jerry-evans-announces-his-five-top-issues-with-position-papers-coming/ 
— Oberweis Signs Balanced Budget Pledge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/oberweis-signs-balanced-budget-pledge/
— The Virginia Gun Rights Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/the-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township – Trustee Oliver proven wrong again – resignation her best option – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/01/dupage-township-trustee-oliver-proven-wrong-again-resignation-her-best-option/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WALLACE: DR. KING VERSUS COLIN KAEPERNICK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/wallace-dr-king-versus-colin-kaepernick.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF “MISTAKENLY” REGISTERING 574 NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-call-for-investigation-of-mistakenly-registering-574-non-citizens-to-vote.html
— IN LIGHT OF DMV VOTER REGISTRATION “MISTAKE,” SHOULD SEC OF STATE WHITE RESIGN?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/in-light-of-dmv-voter-registration-mistake-should-sec-of-state-white-resign-.html
— CHICAGO WOMEN MARCHERS PROMOTE LEFT-WING CAUSES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/chicago-womens-marchers-honor-terrorist.html
— MARTER POINTS TO 14TH CD PRIMARY OPPONENTS’ “WEAK STANDS” ON THE LIFE ISSUE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/marter-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— John Cullerton has now officially resigned from the Illinois Senate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/20/john-cullerton-has-now-officially-resigned-from-illinois-senate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— David Hogg mocks, insults Virginia gun-rights rallygoers: ‘Put down the gun and pick up a book’ – Victor Morton 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/20/david-hogg-mocks-insults-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Buttigieg says Trump harming ‘mental health’ of minorities – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/buttigieg-says-trump-harming-mental-health-of-minorities 

GOPUSA
— Women’s March struggles to regain footing
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83213

AMERICAN THINKER
— Immigration problems solved! – A. Welderson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/immigration_problems_solved.html
— The elephant in the room lifting Trump’s re-election prospects – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_elephant_in_the_room_lifting_trumps_reelection_prospects.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Covington Kids’ Revenge, One Year Later The mob did not get away with defaming Nick Sandmann. In fact, people victimized by the media’s new normal are now fighting back. – PETER VAN BUREN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/?mc_cid=bc397fb07d&mc_eid=2e2743e91e

DAILY CALLER
— NBC Reporter Deletes False Tweet Claiming Gun Rights Event Is ‘White Supremacist Rally’ – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/20/nbc-reporter-tweet-gun-rights-rally-white-supremacist/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Drive-Bys and Democrats Wanted Violence in Virginia
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/20/drive-bys-and-democrats-want-violence-in-virginia/

PJ MEDIA
— Fake-News MSNBC Host Claims ‘Thousands’ of ‘White Nationalists’ Are ‘Swarming’ Virginia 2A Rally – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fake-news-msnbc-host-claims-thousands-of-white-nationalists-are-swarming-virginia-2a-rally/

LIFE NEWS
— New York Times: Women Should Vote for Pro-Abortion Women Just Because They’re Women – CLAY WATERS 
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/20/new-york-times-women-should-vote-for-pro-abortion-women-just-because-theyre-women/

BIZ PACK REVIEW
— City spends over $300K in taxpayer money to ban Chick-fil-A from airport – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/20/city-spends-over-300k-in-taxpayer-money-to-ban-chick-fil-a-from-airport-877698

ABC NEWS
— Trump administration targets ‘birth tourism’ with new vetting plans for visas It’s the latest move in Trump’s crackdown on legal avenues for immigration. – Quinn Owen
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-targets-birth-tourism-vetting-plans-visas/story?id=68406386
— Thousands of armed protesters turn out for Trump-supported gun rally The governor’s state of emergency bans all weapons from Capitol grounds. – Ivan Pereira
https://abcnews.go.com/US/authorities-brace-massive-gun-rights-rally-richmond-virginia/story?id=68328504

NBC NEWS
— Marijuana is risky for people taking common heart medications How people ingest marijuana, along with the drug’s purity, are the biggest risk factors, doctors say. – Kaitlin Sullivan
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/heart-health/marijuana-risky-people-taking-common-heart-medications-n1118181

NEW YORK TIMES
— Virginia Gun Rally Live Updates: 22,000 Protesters Oppose New Gun Laws – Sabrina Tavernise, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Timothy Williams and Sarah Mervosh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/virginia-gun-rally.html
— Bloomberg Offers Plan to Tackle Racial Economic Inequality – AP (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the federal government has used Affirmative Action and EEOC to tackle racial economic inequity. In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/01/19/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-bloomberg.html
— On King Holiday, 2020 Democrats March Arm in Arm to Honor His Legacy Most of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls took part in speeches, a march and a rally in the state capital, before heading to an Iowa forum focused on minority communities. – Stephanie Saul
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/politics/democratic-candidates-mlk-day.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump on Virginia gun rally: Dems trying to take away 2nd Amendment rights – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/01/20/trump-on-virginia-gun-rally-dems-trying-to-take-away-2nd-amendment-rights/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Thousands of Gun-Rights Advocates Rally in Virginia Event at state Capitol is peaceful, despite earlier concerns violence would break out – Scott Calvert and Jon Kamp
https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-officials-on-guard-for-pro-gun-rally-in-richmond-11579516202

LGBTQ NATION
— Most of Trump’s impeachment lawyers have strong résumés (of anti-LGBTQ advocacy) The lawyers serving on Trump’s impeachment defense are pretty much a religious right dream team – with one, glaring exception. – John Gallagher 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/trumps-impeachment-defense-team-strong-resumes-anti-lgbtq-advocacy/

January 1 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are the following doing to discourage the sale and use of pot in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality: a) Trump, b) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, c) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, d) the Republicans who represent you in the U.S. House, Illinois Senate, Illinois House, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality, e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, f) the conservative, religious, education, healthcare, law enforcement, etc. leaders in your county, township/ward, and municipality, g) etc.? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/legal-recreational-marijuana-sales-begin-in-illinois/5804233/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/governors-office-calls-first-day-of-legalized-cannabis-sales-an-historic-new-day/2195296/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/history-made-first-legal-cannabis-sales-complete-as-dispensaries-open-in-illinois/2195119/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/01/long-lines-recreational-marijuana-chicago/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348453-legal-weed-sales-underway-in-illinois/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348313-pot-sales-now-legal-in-illinois/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348499-smooth-first-day-sales-of-recreational-marijuana/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/01/the-wait-for-legal-weed-is-over-as-marijuana-sales-get-started-in-illinois/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/turning-over-a-new-leaf-illinois-sees-first-legal-sales-of-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21043086/legal-weed-marijuana-live-updates-recreational-sales
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21045390/renzo-mejia-first-recreational-weed-marijuana-illinois-dispensary-33

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-illinois-first-day-20200101-7cjmnsifxvhrxc4evr2alua7ue-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-first-day-recreational-sales-20200101-fhtdvp4j6naphff6jmnnh6fkqy-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-cannabis-store-tl-0109-20200101-f6h3zshcezfnlm42jucbcngy6u-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-recreational-marijuana-sales-st-0102-20200101-bs4qmzlgmvab7l7hznruyshfwa-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-liststory-illinois-legal-weed-20191219-vy7no4bg7vdwbcsa77f7lr4giy-list.html
— Bloomberg’s campaign ad spending tops $155 million – BILL ALLISON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-campaign-spending-20200101-story.html
— Dry January isn’t for everyone, experts say. Some drinkers need treatment. Others are trying Dry-ish January – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-dry-january-cb-tt-20200101-24tkyxqn4rdarjx5mj7f6ezjce-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200101/got-my-legal-weed-recreational-marijuana-sales-start-with-enthusiasm
— Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie headlining Barrington Town-Warming – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191231/former-new-jersey-gov-chris-christie-headlining-barrington-town-warming
— The Great Divide: Congress, voters on immigration – Joe Guzzardi
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200101/the-great-divide-congress-voters-on-immigration

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/ringing-new-year-weed
— As our economy evolves, so does the hunt for a ‘good’ job – CLAIRE BUSHEY (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all of the jobs that I had were BAD JOBS that they would never stoop to take. 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.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-jobs-wages/shift-change

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/01/photos-hundreds-line-up-for-legal-marijuana/dmcn3bt/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/day-of-recreational-marijuana-you-can-tell-this-is-what/article_7d7e2b92-122c-5cdd-805a-e60e2a7da32b.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200101/long-lines-excitement-high-for-first-day-of-legal-weed-in-rockford

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/long-line-and-upbeat-camaraderie-mark-predawn-pot-sales-in-east-peoria
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/marijuana-sales-go-smoothly-in-springfield
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191231/peoria-medical-pot-facility-approved-for-recreational-sales-which-begin-wednesday
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/luciano-just-as-with-legal-weed-peoria-celebrated-end-of-last-prohibition

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/photos-recreational-pot-sales-begin-in-illinois/collection_2798cd59-444e-507e-b601-67ad51d211a6.html

JOURNAL STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200101/todays-pot-shops-will-leave-old-timers-dazed-and-confused

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/local/photos-recreational-pot-sales-begin-in-illinois/collection_5c6f213d-7662-575e-a802-472d6e73e620.html#1

HERALD NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/01/01/hundreds-come-out-early-for-legal-marijuana-in-joliet/d7x6iqe/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238884078.html

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200101/hundreds-line-up-before-dawn-to-purchase-pot-in-canton

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/it-s-the-end-of-prohibition-recreational-marijuana-sales-began/collection_0b97a4ef-5e91-5c11-b122-e50f4e45d010.html#1

TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2020/01/01/the-prohibition-has-ended-on-marijuana/admqzp4/

LINCOLN COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200101/first-in-line-for-adult-use-cannabis-this-is-something-thats-going-to-go-down-in-history

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.newstrib.com/2020/01/01/the-prohibition-has-ended-on-marijuana/admqzp4/

DECATUR DAILY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.decaturdaily.com/business/illinois-sees-first-legal-sales-of-recreational-marijuana/article_5093bb03-9a85-5e51-a987-dd9e3b9a4909.html

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/with-lines-hundreds-deep-southern-illinoisans-celebrate-legal-marijuana-sales/article_6de09443-0b7f-5f01-87e3-3a606a7d62ee.html

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/long-lines-in-collinsville-greet-first-day-of-recreational-weed/article_ebd288a9-5650-50e5-a0cb-5b6faec24180.html

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/01/01/wisconsin-residents-visit-illinois-first-day-legalized-marijuana/2786716001/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/sunny-side-marijuana-dispensary-gearing-up-for-recreational-sales-tomorrow

WIFR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Legal-Cannabis-Sales-566624891.html

WSPY
— Petition Challenges Dropped Against Republican Primary Candidate in 14th Congressional – Tyler Bachman
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/petition-challenges-dropped-against-republican-primary-candidate-in-th-congressional/article_e90d69de-2c9e-11ea-bcac-b351db8e7e8f.html

WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/first-day-of-legal-recreational-cannabis-sales-draws-hundreds-to-cu-dispensaries

WGEM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgem.com/2020/01/01/lines-formed-outside-dispensaries-for-sale-of-recreational-marijuana/

WAOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://waow.com/2020/01/01/people-begin-camping-out-ahead-of-legal-marijuana-in-illinois/

WRAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wral.com/recreational-use-of-marijuana-is-now-legal-in-illinois-and-retailers-are-ready/18862747/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/patrons-look-make-history-peorias-first-legal-recreational-cannabis-customers#stream/0

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wsiltv.com/2020/01/01/three-dispensaries-set-to-open-in-southern-illinois-selling-recreational-marijuana-wednesday-morning/

WSBT
— Indiana man caught going 103 in 55 mph zone with marijuana purchased in Illinois – Stefanie Dyga
https://wsbt.com/news/regional/indiana-man-caught-going-103-in-55-mph-zone-with-marijuana-purchased-in-illinois

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/01/legal-recreational-weed-goes-on-sale-and-chicagoans-line-up-for-blocks-in-the-cold/

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/a-moral-argument-and-course-of-action-for-legalized-marijuana-in-2020/

EVANSTON NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://evanstonnow.com/story/business/bill-smith/2020-01-01/83986/legal-weed-draws-a-crowd-for-first-day-of-sales

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/Default/Community-Updates/Article/Hello-2020-Large-Crowds-Greet-Opening-of-First-Recreational-Marijuana-Dispensary-in-Evanston-/-3/225/17372

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The president counts on black voters for a second term – Allan H. Ryskind
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/1/president-trump-needs-to-count-on-black-voters-for/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A new year needs a new renaissance…against Islam and leftism – Diana Mary Sitek
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/a_new_year_needs_a_new_renaissanceagainst_islam_and_leftism.html

BREITBART
— Hollywood Rings in the New Year Hating Trump: ‘Kick His Ass in 2020’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/01/01/hollywood-rings-in-the-new-year-hating-trump-kick-his-ass-in-2020/

NEWSMAX
— House Democrats Would Have Impeached Lincoln – Rod Blagojevich 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-impeachment-abraham-lincoln-rod-blagojevich/2020/01/01/id/948017/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Roseanne Barr praises Trump for protecting Jewish Americans, says Jews should arm themselves – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/01/roseanne-barr-praises-trump-for-protecting-jewish-americans-says-jews-should-arm-themselves-870909

THE HILL
— Rapid turnover shapes Trump’s government – MORGAN CHALFANT (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, there was very little turnover because the agency was almost always under hiring and/or promotion freezes.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476083-rapid-turnover-shapes-trumps-government

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/where-is-marijuana-legal-in-2020-illinois-joins-10-other-states-legalizing-recreational-pot-2020-01-01/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Hate Crime’ Is Only a Step Away From Thoughtcrime   Punishing people, even criminals, for ideas is inimical to the American tradition of free speech. – Myron Magnet
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hate-crime-is-only-a-step-away-from-thoughtcrime-11577905525

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/01/cannabis-illinois-legal-weed-sales-start-jan-1/2789415001/

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7843017/Illinois-sees-legal-sales-recreational-marijuana.html

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Lieutenant Governor Buys Marijuana On State’s First Day Of Legal Sales – Kyle Jaeger
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/illinois-lieutenant-governor-buys-marijuana-on-states-first-day-of-legal-sales/