April 5 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Largest 1-Day Increase Yet in Coronavirus Cases in Chicago Area  A total of 11,025 coronavirus cases have been reported in the Chicago area as of Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/largest-1-day-increase-yet-in-coronavirus-cases-in-chicago-area/2250540/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Despite backlog of 115K COVID-19 tests, Quest Diagnostics asks workers to voluntarily go on furlough; Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks coming as Coronavirus numbers continue to rise.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/5/21208575/trump-says-toughest-weeks-coming-as-coronavirus-numbers-continue-to-rise-live-updates

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Queen urges self-discipline as Britain sees record jump in coronavirus deaths – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200405-z6jelb2cynbblfz725vw44suzu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: Illinois ‘weeks away’ from coronavirus peak – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200405/pritzker-illinois-weeks-away-from-coronavirus-peak
— It’s time to start wearing masks – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200404/editorial-its-time-to-start-wearing-masks
— Facts Matter: Positive coronavirus news is great, but not when it’s false – Bob Oswald (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false, misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/facts-matter-positive-coronavirus-news-is-great-but-not-when-its-false–
— COVID-19 is forcing us to rethink our values – Armstrong Williams
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200405/covid-19-is-forcing-us-to-rethink-our-values

WTTW
— Pritzker: Anyone Still Gathering During Pandemic is “Stupid” or Not Paying Attention – Matt Masterson
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/04/pritzker-anyone-still-gathering-during-pandemic-stupid-or-not-paying-attention

WBEZ
— Pritzker: Feds Should Have Pushed All States To Issue Stay-At-Home Orders – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/pritzker-feds-should-have-pushed-all-states-to-issue-stayathome-orders/615b871a-8949-4b97-af4e-b9253c1e02e3

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— As COVID cases rise in NYC, United dramatically cuts its schedule The airline will cut its Newark schedule 90 percent starting Sunday. As the outbreak spreads, other cities could also see reductions. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/covid-cases-rise-nyc-united-dramatically-cuts-its-schedule

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Coronavirus afflicts ethics reform – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200404/coronavirus-afflicts-ethics-reform

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Update on Gun Issues – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=301659#.XonY-SN_OM8

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Local newspapers facing their own coronavirus crisis – AP
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200405/local-newspapers-facing-their-own-coronavirus-crisis

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The Illinois Cannabis Market Is Strong – ERIC SCHMID
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-cannabis-market-strong-shortages-will-persist-months#stream/0

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Chicago opens shelters for newly homeless in virus crisis – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/5/chicago-opens-shelters-for-newly-homeless-in-virus/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Sean Casten (D., Ill.) Spreads Chinese Propaganda While Blaming Coronavirus Deaths on Trump – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/dem-rep-spreads-chinese-propaganda-while-blaming-coronavirus-deaths-on-trump/

BLAZE
— Police issue citation, fine woman who was just ‘going on a drive’ amid coronavirus stay-at-home order ‘…failed to abide by the order of the governor’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/police-issue-citation-fine-woman-who-was-just-going-on-a-drive-amid-coronavirus-stay-at-home-order

NEWS BUSTERS
— Trump SLAMS Liberal Media for Purposely ‘Creating Fear,’ ‘Panic’; ‘So Bad for’ America – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2020/04/04/trump-scorches-liberal-media-purposely-creating-fear-panic-its-so
— Hollywood’s ‘Trump Is Hitler’ Argument Even More Pathetic Now – Christian Toto 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/04/04/hollywoods-trump-hitler-argument-even-more-pathetic-now

THE HILL
— Biden says Democratic convention may need to be virtual – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: What is the status of the following: a) the next meeting of your Republican township/ward/county party organization, b) the Republican county party conventions, c) the April 21 annual township government meetings, and d) the June 11-13 Illinois Republican Party State Convention?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/491209-biden-says-democratic-convention-may-need-to-be-virtual
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump team picks fight with Twitter, TV networks over political speech.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491072-trump-team-picks-fight-with-twitter-tv-networks-over-political-speech
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In recent weeks, the Trump campaign has threatened legal action against TV stations for airing an ad cut by a Democratic super PAC that makes it seem as if Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax.” It has also been sending scores of emails to Twitter to flag videos being produced and shared by Democrats to make the case that the content runs afoul of the company’s policy on manipulated media. And this week, the Trump campaign took the unusual step of producing a deliberately misleading clip of former Vice President Joe Biden calling the coronavirus a “hoax” with the sole purpose of testing Twitter to see if it would enforce its rules equally on both the Trump and Biden campaigns. “Everything indicates that the Democrat donors who run Silicon Valley are intent on stacking the deck against President Trump’s reelection,” said Matt Wolking, a Trump campaign spokesman. “Their lack of transparency is further evidence that this is politically motivated interference in the 2020 election. Political speech and debate should not be policed and silenced by faceless, unknown actors and social justice warriors manipulating algorithms behind closed doors.” Since Trump was elected president, there has been an explosion of media fact-checking, leading to enormous pressure on platforms to sanction or pull content that is determined to be misleading. The president and his campaign have been accused of spreading misinformation through campaign ads countless times.)

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s coronavirus mismanagement again undercuts his CEO image.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/05/politics/president-management-covid-2020/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: U.S. deaths top 8,500 as Trump warns of “toughest week” ahead
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-latest-news-2020-04-05/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Two months in, Trump’s coronavirus response creates more chaos.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/two-months-trump-s-coronavirus-response-creates-more-chaos-n1176986

REUTERS
— How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics – Dan Burns
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-jobs/how-the-coronavirus-job-cuts-played-out-by-sector-and-demographics-idUSKBN21M0EL

CNBC
— Scenes of Sin City shut down by coronavirus – Adam Jeffery
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/04/scenes-of-sin-city-shut-down-by-coronavirus.html
— Coronavirus effect: Bankruptcies won’t save retail this time – Lauren Hirsch
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/04/coronavirus-retail-is-used-to-existential-crises-but-bankruptcies-wont-save-it-now.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Live Updates: New U.S. Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Predicts ‘a Lot of Death’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-news.html
— With Campaigns in Remote Mode, Pandemic Upends Battle for Congress As retail campaigning has become all but impossible amid the public health crisis, candidates tread carefully in an uncertain political environment. – Carl Hulse
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/us/congress-campaigns-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The president veered from grim warnings to baseless assurances in a news conference, predicting a surging death toll in what may be “the toughest week” of the pandemic.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that only Trump-supporters abuse Chinese-Americans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/nyregion/coronavirus-chinese-americans-supplies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus Misinformation War.” 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.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-fake-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “As Trump Administration Debated Travel Restrictions, Thousands Streamed in From China.”
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/05/world/asia/05reuters-health-coronavirus-nsc.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Live updates: As coronavirus cases top 300,000 in U.S., Trump says ‘ there will be a lot of death’ in the next week
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/05/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “So much for Trump’s polling bump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/05/so-much-trumps-bump/

NEW YORK POST
— So many to blame for coronavirus crisis, so don’t bother – Michael Goodwin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus. I should write a book about disgusting scapegoating Diersen-haters who ever-increasingly blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for the problems that the following have/had: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://nypost.com/2020/04/04/so-many-to-blame-for-coronavirus-crisis-so-dont-bother-goodwin/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Hitching a ride on the coronavirus: How partisans of all stripes are exploiting this crisis – WILL MARSHALL
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-hitching-ride-coronavirus-20200405-37fjf5gdibhffnf4nptksx7g34-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus. I should write a book about disgusting scapegoating Diersen-haters who ever-increasingly blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for the problems that the following have/had: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-lives-laying-blame-leadership-20200405-rylfm3ok5bghpauhtaiglem5w4-story.html

USA TODAY
— Blame the Chinese Communist Party for the coronavirus crisis Coronavirus crisis proves communism is still a grave threat to the entire world. If Beijing had just been honest, the pandemic could be preventable. – Marion Smith (DIERSEN: What do say to those who side with Communist China against America?) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/05/blame-chinese-communist-party-coronavirus-crisis-column/2940486001/

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Impeachment not a valid excuse for Trump’s slow COVID-19 response.” Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the many adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me is no excuse for my failing to make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. 
https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/2020/04/05/goldberg-impeachment-not-valid-excuse-trump-slow-covid-19-response/2941361001/

BOSTON GLOBE
— There’s no real precedent for the coronavirus effect on the economy — and that could be a good thing – Jim Puzzanghera
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/04/nation/theres-no-real-precedent-coronavirus-effect-economy-that-could-be-good-thing/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— State Coronavirus Shutdowns Have Taken 29% of U.S. Economy Offline Eight in 10 U.S. counties are under lockdown orders, according to a study, and they represent nearly 96% of national output – Josh Mitchell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-coronavirus-shutdowns-have-taken-29-of-u-s-economy-offline-11586079001
— U.S. Expects Coronavirus Peak in Some Cities Next Week as Global Toll Climbs ‘There will be a lot of death unfortunately,’ President Trump says – Andrew Restuccia, Melissa Korn and Katie Honan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/governments-around-the-world-intensify-measures-to-battle-coronavirus-pandemic-11585993977
— THE MONTH CORONAVIRUS FELLED AMERICAN BUSINESS March began amid an 11-year expansion and ended with blue-chip companies begging for bailouts. Swift and sharp, the pandemic cut through the country’s commerce like nothing before it.
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/march-changed-everything/
— The Big Question for Sports: When Will You Feel Safe Around 20,000 Strangers Again? President Trump wants sports back soon. But fans might not be ready. – Joshua Robinson, Ben Cohen and Laine Higgins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-big-question-for-sports-when-will-you-feel-safe-around-20-000-strangers-again-11586084401
— How Coronavirus Is Breaking Down Along Familiar Political Lines Red and blue America are experiencing the crisis in different ways, and that is affecting how their leaders are tackling it – Aaron Zitner, John McCormick and Dante Chinni
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-coronavirus-is-breaking-down-along-familiar-political-lines-11586001600
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Because the outbreak has hit urban areas harder than less-populated communities, it has been felt less in the nation’s Republican strongholds than in Democratic ones, bringing a partisan tint to views of how the outbreak is being experienced and should be addressed. That has also meant that some Republican elected officials have been hesitant to call for statewide stay-at-home orders for fear of upending rural areas that have yet to record many cases or any at all. As of Thursday, 91% of counties that voted for Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 had at least one case of coronavirus, and 47% had at least one death, a Wall Street Journal analysis of virus data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows. By contrast, 69% of counties that voted for President Trump had at least one case, and 14% had a death. Those counties on the whole are less densely populated than Clinton counties, and most rural areas tend to lean Republican. Only about a fifth of the states, all with large rural populations and Republican governors, didn’t have statewide stay-at-home directives in place as of Friday. The GOP governors of Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee, who had resisted issuing statewide shelter-in-place orders, were among those who reversed course and imposed them this past week. Discrepancies between rural and urban America are creating tensions within states.)

BLOOMBERG
— The Way We Work Will Never Be the Same – Brooke Sample
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-04-05/coronavirus-puts-end-to-labor-market-as-we-know-it

FORTUNE
— Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis – AP
https://fortune.com/2020/04/05/newspapers-cuts-coronavirus-layoffs-jobs-crisis-unemployment-covid-19/
— Coronavirus is igniting a devastating crisis for highly indebted companies – BOB DIAMOND and TY WALLACH
https://fortune.com/2020/04/04/coronavirus-corporate-loans-bonds-credit/

MOTLEY FOOL
— Are Americans Concerned About Their Personal Finances Over Coronavirus? – Dave Kovaleski (DIERSEN: So far, how has coronavirus negatively impacted you and your spouse financially? For my wife and I, our recent stock market gains have been lost. I am sure that the value of our home, vehicles, etc. has gone down. As our fixed income investments mature, we will be faced with much lower interest rates and much more pressure to take on more risk, that is, to put money in the stock market. Ever-increasingly, to maintain our standard of living, my Civil Service Retirement System pension, our Social Security, our federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and our interest income is not enough, and we have to dip more and more and more into our retirement savings.) 
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/04/04/concerned-about-personal-finances-coronavirus.aspx
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recent survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council (NEFC) shows how concerned Americans are about their personal finances due to the effects of the coronavirus crisis. According to the survey, which solicited responses from 1,201 people between March 23 and March 27, 58.2% say the crisis has had a negative impact on their personal finances (30.9% called the impact somewhat negative, and 27.3% described it as very negative). About 32% of respondents said the crisis has had neither a positive nor a negative impact, while the remaining 9.9% said the pandemic has had a positive effect on their finances (6.8% indicated the effect was very positive, while 3.1% said somewhat positive). That’s the sentiment right now, but what about the future?)

BANKRATE
— Majority Have Cut Spending Amid Coronavirus Crisis Two-thirds have not touched their retirement or investment accounts despite market volatility
https://www.southernmarylandchronicle.com/2020/04/05/majority-have-cut-spending-amid-coronavirus-crisis/

TAUNTON GAZETTE
— Why our coronavirus coverage is free – Editorial (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are free and contain no advertising.)
https://www.tauntongazette.com/news/20200404/why-our-coronavirus-coverage-is-free-and-what-we-hope-youll-do-about-it

PARADE
— What People Earn 2020: See the Salaries of Everyday Workers Across America – Kaylen Ralph (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, you are worth what are paid for doing what you do. They stress that no one pays me anything for my spending 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. In my defense, I stress a) that I have enough time and money that I do not need anyone to give me money for my doing what I do, b) that “He wo pays the piper calls the tunes” and I do not want anyone to call my tunes, and c) that in 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors paid me $131,532/year in today’s dollars.) 
https://parade.com/1015936/kaylen-ralph/what-people-earn-salaries-2020/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Overwhelmingly Endorse Coronavirus Aid Package. Expect More to Come (DIERSEN: Coronavirus aid drives up the national debt. What percent of coronavirus aid has gone, is going, and will go to individuals, organizations, companies, etc. that have not been significantly negatively impacted financially?) 
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_overwhelmingly_endorse_coronavirus_aid_package_expect_more_to_come

INQUISITR
— Donald Trump Urges Media To ‘Stop Spreading False Rumors’ Amid Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Ought to put it together for a while, get this over with and then go back to your fake news,’ Trump said. – Damir Mujezinovic (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false, misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.inquisitr.com/5982174/donald-trump-media-false-rumors-coronavirus/

SUN
— ‘IT WAS TERRIBLE’ Trump blasts ex-Navy Capt Brett Crozier who raised coronavirus alarms saying he agrees ‘100%’ with his ousting – Les Steed (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents stress the lack of support that I got from my fellow GAO class members (White, male, over age 40) when I became the only active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged my Democrat GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I should write a book about my fellow GAO class members. I would focus on those who cut deals under the table with my Democrat GAO superiors to keep their jobs. Those deals included their giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and helping my Democrat GAO superiors force me to take their retirement “offer.”)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/uncategorized/11331227/trump-blasts-ex-navy-capt-brett-crozier-coronavirus-alarms-agrees-ousting/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Captain Brett Crozier will now be ‘reassigned’ according to his superiors, despite the Navy facing a huge backlash over the dismissal. The news came just one day after a video emerged of hundreds of sailors cheering the Captain as he walked off the aircraft carrier after being relieved of duties. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told reporters on Thursday that he “lost confidence in [Crozier’s] ability to lead that warship” after he sent the letter, and relieved him of duty. Crozier was to be reassigned while investigators consider whether he should face disciplinary action, said Modly. More than 120,000 people have signed a petition calling on the U.S. Navy to reinstate Crozier. “His actions possibly saved many lives,” said the Change.org petition said. “Although he was fired, his plan to safely remove crew members was still implemented. He is a hero who should be rewarded.” Crozier “was absolutely correct in raising” concerns about Covid-19 but “it was the way in which he did it” that “undermined” the Navy’s efforts and “created a little bit of panic on the ship,” Modly said. But he said the letter was sent outside the chain of command while the Navy was already “fully responding.” He added that Crozier copying as many people as he did on the letter demonstrated “extremely poor judgment,” and said: “He did not take care to ensure that it couldn’t be leaked.” Crozier will be reassigned in the U.S. Navy role, but won’t be discharged, Modly said on Friday. But despite this, Crozier was cheered for by hundreds as he left the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday. In videos posted online, one person can be heard shouting: “Now that’s how you send off one of the greatest captains you ever had.” Hundreds of sailors chanted “Captain Crozier!” and a man calls him the “G.O.A.T.,” or the “greatest of all time,” and “a man of the people.”)

April 3 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Indiana Reports 408 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing State Total to 3,437 There have also been a total of 102 deaths across the state since the pandemic began, a rise of 24 in the last day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/indiana-reports-408-new-coronavirus-cases-bringing-state-total-to-3437/2249736/
— Trump Campaign Calls Sessions ‘Delusional’ in Letter The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President, accused Sessions of attempting to “misleadingly promote your connections to and ‘support’ of Trump,” in the campaign mailer that mentioned Trump’s name 22 times – Kim Chandler (DIERSEN: What would the leaders of the following say if asked about my support for the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization?) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-campaign-calls-sessions-delusional-in-letter/2249761/

CBS2
— With Dozens Of COVID-19 Cases In Department, Some Chicago Police Employees Say They Don’t Feel Safe At Work – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/02/with-dozens-of-covid-19-cases-in-department-some-chicago-police-employees-say-they-dont-feel-safe-at-work/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/2/21206102/coronavirus-covid-19-trump-briefings-mona-charen

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— When each state is expected to hit peak use of resources in coronavirus pandemic
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-when-each-state-is-expected-to-hit-peak-use-of-resources-in-coronavirus-pandemic-20200402-thfoozjjnnftrd4ddblb3ua3fu-photogallery.html
— Trump administration moves toward recommending that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face masks (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-coronavirus-face-mask-guidelines-20200402-wjcqlyqy2vgc5ebjp6zx4bo65q-story.html
— University of Illinois financial hit from coronavirus ‘significant and growing,’ including $37 million in room and board refunds – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-university-of-illinois-20200403-zbg6jfyppvdmneuh6dwhw6dh24-story.html
— Uber halts construction in The Old Post Office, marking Chicago’s first big office project delayed by the coronavirus – ALLY MAROTTI and RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-uber-pauses-chicago-construction-20200402-sxyo5vijkresniztt24yzabo7m-story.html
— Behind the race to fight COVID-19, can Illinois keep its finances in order? – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-costs-illinois-pritzker-greising-20200402-4vnvgglrpzfrxkrddfida27b7y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— MARCH 23, 2020 FLASHBACK: FRONT PAGE WITH PHOTO: Westmont man Dustin Petty charged with burglarizing two Hinsdale homes, stealing car – Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: SEE Wheaton Police Report # WH2000665  Petty is charged with stealing a car on the driveway of a residence on the 600 block of Arbor Avenue in my precinct the night of March 16, 2020.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200323/westmont-man-charged-with-burglarizing-two-hinsdale-homes-stealing-car

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump Tower workers among 14,000 layoffs in state report Almost 5,600 of the cuts were categorized as temporary, including 294 at the Trump hotel. But the outlook for rehiring is unclear, given the uncertainty over when the virus peaks and how quickly the economy can recover. – STEVE DANIELS 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/trump-tower-workers-among-14000-layoffs-state-report

ABC7
— How to make face masks from materials found at home (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/how-to-make-face-masks-from-materials-found-at-home/6071155/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/3/2020

WTTW
— CTA Ridership Drops Nearly 80% as Chicagoans Stay Home – Nick Blumberg 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/02/cta-ridership-drops-nearly-80-chicagoans-stay-home

WBEZ
— Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Says His Arsenal Against COVID-19 Is ‘Nearly Exhausted’ – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-says-his-arsenal-against-covid19-is-nearly-exhausted/21305dc7-0a99-44ef-bd98-78ef1377cf4c

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Court: Brady helped get brothers loan based on ‘false statements’ – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats, a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200402/court-brady-helped-get-brothers-loan-based-on-false-statements

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Not running the numbers The state of Illinois is in an economic state of confusion. – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-not-running-the-numbers/article_4e74de7d-5ca1-52c9-b942-0a1c866c5588.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— 15 Will County Health Department employees test positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus cases in county reach 395 – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/02/15-will-county-health-department-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19/anb44ng/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Why are some businesses essential, and others not? – Jakob Emerson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/why-are-some-businesses-essential-and-others-not
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite the potential for disagreement, some labor attorneys said there is no legal recourse available for closed businesses to argue they are essential. “The practical answer is, where you going to go?” Baker said. “The courts are closed. I think the real question is, how enforceable is the executive order?” Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell said his department has not been forced to close any nonessential businesses, but has the authority to do so. “We are not looking to complicate people’s lives and these business owners,” Campbell said. “We understand the predicament they are in and we certainly feel for them. But the order is the order, and we do have the teeth in it to charge someone with a misdemeanor if necessary, but we will do our best to avoid that.” Campbell said any businesses unsure of their status will be treated with discretion. “There could be some businesses that fall within the gray area, and we certainly are not immediately going to shut them down,” Campbell said. The Springfield Police Department also said they have not had to shut down any businesses involuntarily.)

CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Chicago area gets top marks for social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread, data firm says – I-Chun Chen
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2020/04/03/chicago-area-gets-top-marks-for-social-distancing.html

CHICAGO CURBED
— What Chicago homeowners need to know about mortgages during the coronavirus crisis – Scott Klocksin (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for equity to be taken from those who own their homes free and clear and b) call for that equity to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://chicago.curbed.com/2020/4/2/21204380/mortgage-assistance-homeowner-landlord-rent

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois’ near-insolvent unemployment trust fund can’t handle surge in unemployment claims, will need to tap federal loans – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-near-insolvent-unemployment-trust-fund-cant-handle-surge-in-unemployment-claims-will-need-to-tap-federal-loans-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE
— Stunning data show Illinois economy stalled out before COVID-19 pandemic – Austin Berg
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-stunning-data-show-illinois-economy-stalled-out-before-covid-19-pandemic/article_1397fa80-74f1-11ea-ab9d-3fc077675076.html

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Legislators find ways to stay busy – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: The following have given me more time and more money to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out: my no longer being a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, f) GAO employee, h) etc. 
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/legislators-find-ways-to-stay-busy/Content?oid=12005059
— State senator Bill Brady helped set up bad loan “The truth was not told” – Bruce Rushton
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/state-senator-helped-set-up-bad-loan/Content?oid=12006480

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN ILLINOIS – Brad Weisenstein and Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-in-illinois/
— WHAT POWERS DOES PRITZKER HAVE IN AN EMERGENCY? AND WHAT HAS HE ORDERED SO FAR? – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Pritzker to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want Pritzker to stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-powers-does-pritzker-have-in-an-emergency-and-what-has-he-ordered-so-far/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL ANALYSIS SAYS ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS COULD LOSE EVEN MORE IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/political-strategy-group-illinois-republicans-are-losing-ground.html
— AS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS STACK UP IN ILLINOIS, APPLICATION PROBLEMS PERSIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/as-unemployment-claims-stack-up-in-illinois-application-problems-persist.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— As coronavirus fears mounts, Democrats get tacky – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/inside-the-beltway-as-coronavirus-fears-mounts-dem/
— Latest genius Democrat plan: Make the election about Wuhan virus – Charles Hurt 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/latest-genius-democrat-plan-make-election-about-wu/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Washington media agonize over covering the Trump coronavirus briefings – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: The mainstream media wants to cover only what it can spin to promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-media-agonize-over-covering-the-trump-coronavirus-briefings
— Trump’s clout hangs in balance as White House grapples with coronavirus – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Who has the most clout in the organizations that you are a member of and where you live? I should write a book about those who have the most clout in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who blame their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems on me and on those who share my demographics. I would focus on those who make it ever-increasing clear that they want to get rid of me and to get rid of those who share my demographics.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-clout-hangs-in-balance-as-white-house-grapples-with-coronavirus
— MARCH 9, 2020 FLASHBACK: Virginia House passes redistricting amendment despite Democratic leadership disapproval – Tyler Arnold (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want redistricting to favor voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/virginia-house-passes-redistricting-amendment-despite-democratic-leadership-disapproval
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The House voted 54-46 to approve the resolution after it rejected a substitution proposed by Del. Marcus Simon, D-Falls Church. The substitution would have added language designed to further prevent gerrymandering, especially racial gerrymandering, but it also would have restarted the clock on the amendment process and prolonged it. . .Del. Marcia Price, D-Newport News, said that the commission should be required to reflect the demographics of Virginia and that the resolution should include language to prevent racial gerrymandering.)

FOX NEWS
— Trump rips Democrats’ new coronavirus committee: ‘Witch hunt after witch hunt’
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-rips-democrats-new-coronavirus-committee-witch-hunt

BLAZE
— Joe Biden is outraged at ‘wildly irresponsible’ video from Trump campaign, demands Twitter take it down ‘Turnabout is fair play’ – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-outraged-at-trump-hoax-video

DAILY CALLER
— These States Say Abortions Are Essential During The Coronavirus Crisis – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/02/abortion-coronavirus-personal-protective-equipment-coronavirus/

DAILY SIGNAL
— In California, a Sign the Coronavirus Crisis Won’t ‘Go to Waste’ – Jarrett Stepman 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/02/be-wary-of-those-seeking-to-exploit-serious-crisis-of-covid-19/

PJ MEDIA
— Chinese City Bans Consumption of Cats and Dogs – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/chinese-city-bans-consumption-of-cats-and-dogs-which-is-not-funny-at-all/

TOWNHALL
— Airline Aid Shouldn’t Become Back-Door Nationalization – Ross Marchand
https://townhall.com/columnists/rossmarchand/2020/04/03/airline-aid-shouldnt-become-backdoor-nationalization-n2566267

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Don’t Let States Rob COVID-19 Funds to Bail Out Pensions – Ted Dabrowski & Mark Glennon
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/30/dont_let_states_rob_covid-19_funds_to_bail_out_pensions.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We Are All Restrictionists Now – RICH LOWRY (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-pandemic-nations-realize-importance-borders/

EPOCH TIMES
— Chinese Regime Using Pandemic to Advance Global Ambitions, Expert Says – EVA FU AND JAN JEKIELEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-regime-using-pandemic-to-advance-global-ambitions-expert-says_3294231.html

LIFE SITE NEWS
— 7 more pro-lifers arrested for praying against abortion in North Carolina ‘The city of Greensboro chose to use COVID to achieve the goal of having no Christians present in front of the abortion clinic.’
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/7-more-pro-lifers-arrested-for-praying-against-abortion-in-north-carolina
— Far-left SPLC claims anti-LGBT ‘hate groups’ on the rise in annual report The SPLC puts Christian groups on its ‘hate list’ with neo-Nazis. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/far-left-splc-claims-anti-lgbt-hate-groups-on-the-rise-in-annual-report

THE HILL
— Economy sheds 701K jobs in March as coronavirus devastates businesses – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/490920-economy-sheds-jobs-in-march-as-coronavirus-devastates-businesses?rnd=1585866008/

POLITICO
— Trump campaign declares war on Democrats over voting rules for November With coronavirus injecting enormous doubt into voter turnout, it’s a sleeper issue that both parties say could sway the election. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/trump-2020-election-legal-battle-coronavirus-162152
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s vaporized economy.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-money/2020/04/03/trumps-vaporized-economy-786630

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus – JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for pensions and Social Security be cut and b) call for that money to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://apnews.com/2d1be60a990b65802c639c8fe2ca881a
— Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent – DUSAN STOJANOVIC (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/03/31/dismantling-democracy-virus-used-as-excuse-to-quell-dissent/

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump passes the buck as deadly ventilator shortage looms.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/politics/donald-trump-ventilators-leadership-coronavirus/index.html

NBC NEWS
— U.S. expected to recommend masks for Americans in coronavirus hot spots Vice President Mike Pence hinted at the new guidance during Thursday’s coronavirus briefing. – Kristen Welker and Geoff Bennett (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-expected-recommend-masks-americans-coronavirus-hotspots-n1175596

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says: “The Decision Not to Air Trump’s Coronavirus Briefing Is Commendable, and Overdue.” Those who hate me and/or hate those who share my demographics do not want the following to promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, conservative leaders, etc. 
https://news.yahoo.com/decision-not-air-trump-coronavirus-045314012.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Global Cases Exceed 1 Million
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/coronavirus-news-updates.html
— White House Debates How Far to Go on Face Mask Guidelines (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html
— Do Social Distancing Better, White House Doctor Tells Americans. Trump Objects – Reuters (DIERSEN: How do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their rate your social distancing? How do Trump-haters rate Trump-supporter social distancing? How do Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens rate Republican social distancing? How do anti-religious people rate religious people social distancing? How do liberals and moderates rate conservative social distancing? How do minorities, females, and younger people rate White, male, and older people social distancing? How do people who have less money rate people who have more money social distancing?)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/02/us/02reuters-health-coronavirus-trump-birx.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent. – Vindu Goel and Jeffrey Gettleman (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/asia/modi-india-press-media.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Jobless rate jumps to 4.4 percent in March, but much worse lies ahead for American workers Recent surge in unemployment claims came too late to be counted in government report – David J. Lynch
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/03/march-2020-jobs-report/
— U.S. grapples with widening onslaught as China warns about risk of new infections
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/03/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Losing a job can also mean losing health coverage, adding to anxiety amid coronavirus pandemic – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/04/03/daily-202-losing-a-job-can-also-mean-losing-health-coverage-adding-to-anxiety-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5e86c27188e0fa101a759ced/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Can’t knock on voters’ doors, maybe tap their avatars? Politicos scramble to adapt to coronavirus – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-04-02/parties-race-adapt-politicking-pandemic
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A perceived advantage the Trump campaign has in this new territory could prove fragile. Trump’s operatives have built an intimidating and costly digital machine around unprecedented social media micro-targeting. It is fueled by a conservative media ecosystem that reliably draws in masses of voters who help amplify Trump’s message. That ecosystem is showing signs of strain, however, as voters seek out reliable information about the virus, which some of the leading outlets on the right failed to provide when they initially dismissed its danger. Republicans are now bulking up their digital infrastructure. Republican National Committee volunteers made 1.4 million voter contacts during last Saturday’s “National Day of Action,” using a phone script that starts by asking voters about their health and offers information about medical-care resources before they begin detailing Trump’s efforts in the pandemic. The GOP’s chief volunteer-training program, the Trump Victory Leadership Initiative, has gone virtual and hasn’t slowed in the process. There were 312 events that trained 1,390 volunteers during its first week online.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Jobs Report Likely to Show Start of Record Labor-Market Collapse Economists expect Friday’s March data won’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— U.S. and Europe Turn to Phone-Tracking Strategies to Halt Spread of Coronavirus Amid privacy concerns, nations work with apps, geolocation data to help identify and isolate infected citizens – James Marson, Catherine Stupp and Drew Hinshaw
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-and-europe-turn-to-phone-tracking-strategies-to-halt-spread-of-coronavirus-11585906203
— Where America is Staying Home States that have enacted stay-at-home orders have generally seen the greatest reduction in residents’ average daily travel. – Max Rust, Patience Haggin and Yan Wu
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/where-america-is-staying-home/
— Companies Try to Preserve Jobs by Cutting Pay Amid Coronavirus Crisis Worker salaries, once untouchable, are being slashed across a range of industries rocked by pandemic – Rachel Feintzeig and Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) want Civil Service Retirement Systems (CSRS) pensions to be slashed and b) want federal subsidies for health, dental, and vision insurance for federal retirees to be slashed.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-try-to-preserve-jobs-by-cutting-pay-amid-coronavirus-crisis-11585906200

USA TODAY
— Trump calls some governors ‘complainers’ as he’s criticized over delivery of coronavirus supplies – David Jackson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the biggest complainers in the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They complain about 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/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/02/coronavirus-trump-hits-governors-says-andrew-cuomo-working-hard/5108421002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “TRUMP ADVISERS DOUBT WHITE HOUSE’S CORONAVIRUS DEATHS ESTIMATE, EXPERT SAYS IT APPEARED RUSHED.”
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-advisers-doubt-white-houses-coronavirus-deaths-estimate-expert-says-it-appeared-rushed-1495908
— FAUCI SAYS ALL STATES SHOULD ENFORCE CORONAVIRUS STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS AS TRUMP RESISTS ISSUING NATIONWIDE MANDATE – DANIEL VILLARREAL
https://www.newsweek.com/fauci-says-all-states-should-enforce-coronavirus-stay-home-orders-trump-resists-issuing-1495906
— CHINA CLAIMS U.S. IS ‘SLANDERING’ BEIJING WITH REPORT ON CORONAVIRUS COVER-UP, CALLS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ‘INHUMANE’ – DAVID BRENNAN (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote Communist China.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/china-claims-us-slandering-beijing-report-coronavirus-cover-donald-trump-administration-inhumane-1495934

PEOPLE
— President Donald Trump Takes Coronavirus Test Again Out of ‘Curiosity’ and Tests Negative “The second one is much more pleasant,” Donald Trump said during Thursday’s press conference at the White House – Robyn Merrett 
https://people.com/politics/donald-trump-takes-coronavirus-test-again-tests-negative/

UNION JOURNAL
— Hungary’s Far-Right Leader, Viktor Orban, Uses Coronavirus To Gain ‘Unlimited Power’ – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/hungarys-far-right-leader-viktor-orban-uses-coronavirus-to-gain-unlimited-power/

TRIBUNE
— Social stigma associated with Covid-19 needs campaign
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jalandhar/social-stigma-associated-with-covid-19-needs-campaign-64683

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Trump Organization Is Looking for a Coronavirus Bailout.” 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/the-trump-organization-wants-a-coronavirus-bailout-report.html

NEW YORKER
— Digital Door Knocking: Voter Outreach in a Pandemic – Eric Lach
https://www.newyorker.com/news/campaign-chronicles/digital-door-knocking-voter-outreach-in-a-pandemic

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— The False Promise of Paywalls for Local News – Michael Shapiro
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/shoptalk-the-false-promise-of-paywalls-for-local-news/

April 2 Morning Edition

NBC5
— 167 Cook County Jail Detainees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19, Officials Say 34 staff members have also tested positive at the facility
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/167-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19-officials-say/2248892/

CBS2
— Some Of Latest Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Involved People In 20s And 30s; Expert Weighs In – Tara Molina
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/some-of-latest-illinois-coronavirus-deaths-involved-people-in-20s-and-30s-expert-weighs-in/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Durbin on Illinois’ fight against COVID-19: ‘Profits be damned!’ – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/durbin-on-illinois-fight-against-covid-19-profits-be-damned

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 23 more COVID-19 deaths, raising toll to 94 The adults ages ranged from 27 to 90, and are among the 141 who have died in the state so far.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203898/cook-county-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-raising-toll-94
— 62 cases of coronavirus found in 11 Lake County nursing homes Four of those 62 people have died, health officials said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203899/coronavirus-covid-19-lake-county-nursing-homes
— Aurora extends emergency declaration to May 15 The emergency declaration includes closures of City Hall and all other city properties, including parks, playgrounds, museums, the golf course and the zoo, Aurora officials said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21204014/aurora-coronavirus-extends-emergency-declaration-may-15-covid-19
— 12th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office – Jermaine Nolen
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21203980/12th-employee-contracts-covid-19-at-cook-county-clerk-of-the-circuit-courts-office
— CPS to receive $205M in federal coronavirus relief funding, state estimates The total is 40 percent of the more than half-billion dollars expected to come to Illinois schools. – Nader Issa 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203218/cps-federal-coronavirus-relief-illinois-public-schools
— We can’t allow fear to go viral and erode our civil liberties An ill-advised, and now rescinded, policing tactic on the West Side illustrates the kind of threat to our civil liberties that crops up in a crisis. We saw it after 9-11, and now again. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread false information about coronavirus, and therefore, I should be stopped from sending the emails out. Needless-to-say, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/1/21203078/coronavirus-civil-rights-covid-19-chicago-police-illinois-suntimes-editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame coronavirus on Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/1/21203435/pandemic-unprepared-disaster-plan-covid-19-coronavirus-s-e-cup
— Joe Biden predicts Democratic convention delay until August In an interview earlier this week with MSNBC, Joe Biden said it’s “hard to envision” a normal convention on that schedule. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/2/21204361/joe-biden-predicts-democratic-convention-delay-until-august-2020-election-politics

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago needs a wartime financial plan, now – PAUL VALLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-fianances-paul-vallas-20200401-6cxpmax6qjgwljnxtsvvgupxem-story.html
— The muddled messages on face masks – Dahleen Glanton
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-masks-confusion-20200402-23vkp7vdxzflnitbhfmhjaepym-story.html
— When will the coronavirus outbreak peak in Illinois? Here are some projections. – JOE MAHR, JONATHON BERLIN and LISA SCHENCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-cb-coronavirus-when-will-illinois-peak-20200401-3c56ftr64ngqridwnuervngrma-story.html
— Chicago gets 500 complaints about nonessential businesses — hair salons, yoga studios — staying open amid coronavirus – Abdel Jimenez (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they and what they do are essential, but me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are not essential. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nonessential-businesses-500-complaints-coronavirus-20200401-kqokrgpwqbakpoiox7axyly3bm-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200402-2ywu5ui4ffb7xkvsj7nkm6aidy-story.html


DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Demand for grocery delivery service creates long waitlists — how stores are trying to fix that – Russell Lissau and Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/demand-for-grocery-delivery-service-creates-long-waitlists—-how-stores-are-trying-to-fix-that
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who want to end gerrymandering so that more political clout can be given to voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/editorial-some-lawmakers-willing-to-stand-up-for-democracy-in-illinois

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Jobless claims double, set new record The number of Americans applying for benefits more than doubled to 6.65 million, a second straight record, as the coronavirus widened its reach and closed more businesses.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/jobless-claims-double-set-new-record
— Ken Griffin’s virus plan now includes an emergency trading bunker in Florida Citadel Securities’ site—with capacity for 50—is part of a hotel that’s closed to the public, and the staff, who have been dispatched from Chicago and New York, will work and sleep there.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/finance-banking/ken-griffins-virus-plan-now-includes-emergency-trading-bunker-florida

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Everyone’s equal, just some more than others – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-everyone-s-equal-just-some-more-than-others/article_f36d373a-1229-56f2-be11-50a4b0edbd2f.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Coalition pushes aid for Bloomington-Normal’s marginalized people amid COVID-19 crisis – SIERRA HENRY
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/coalition-pushes-aid-for-bloomington-normals-marginalized-people-amid-covid-19-crisis/article_dd1c0e47-9914-5ccf-9127-90f635de8598.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— State budget to be cut by up to $8 billion due to COVID-19 outbreak – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/state-budget-to-be-cut-by-up-to-8-billion-due-to-covid-19-outbreak/#new_tab

WGEM
— Local lawmaker Jil Tracy pushes to open Illinois state parks amid stay-at-home order – Kara Biernat
https://wgem.com/2020/04/01/local-lawmakers-push-to-open-illinois-state-parks-amid-stay-at-home-order/

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Coronavirus Update: 393 Cases, 13 Deaths Confirmed Officials say the number of positive cases is “likely much higher” due to cases that are “unreported or untested.” – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-coronavirus-update-393-cases-13-deaths-confirmed

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Latest Glen Ellyn Coronavirus Update: 10 Cases Confirmed Here are the latest updates on coronavirus cases in Glen Ellyn. – Lisa Marie Farver,
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/latest-glen-ellyn-coronavirus-update-10-cases-confirmed

HOMER GLEN PATCH
— Coronavirus Forces Closure Of 22nd Century Media (founded by millionaire investment banker Jack Ryan) 22nd Century Media, which publishes 14 Chicago-area weekly newspapers, closed its doors permanently Tuesday. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/homerglen-lockport/coronavirus-forces-closure-22nd-century-media

CHALKBEAT
— How much is your Illinois school district slated to get from the federal stimulus bill? Find out here. – Cassie Walker Burke, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee 
https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2020/04/01/coping-with-coronavirus-illinois-schools-to-get-a-half-billion-dollars-in-federal-stimulus-funds/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PRITZKER FOR PRESIDENT? Gov. J.B. Pritzker has dismissed the suggestion in the past, saying he’s focused only on Illinois, but his recent jousts with President Donald Trump about handling the coronavirus have him in a new category: potential 2024 presidential candidate. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/04/02/pritzker-for-president-getting-in-budget-binds-mission-ppe-488784

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— He Was Ordered to Self-Isolate. He Didn’t. Now He’s Facing Criminal Charges. A man with coronavirus symptoms walked into a busy gas station store in southeastern Illinois. Prosecutors there charged him with reckless conduct, saying the man “showed a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others.” – Jodi S. Cohen
https://www.propublica.org/article/coronavirus-self-isolation-illinois-jasper-county-arrest

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ unemployment fund will need another bailout – Brett Rowland 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-illinois-unemployment-fund-will-need-another-bailout/article_1be8d16c-744e-11ea-ba41-635ece88532d.html

WIREPOINTS
— April Fools’? Mayor Lightfoot’s Astonishing Denial of Chicago’s Fiscal Crisis – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/april-fools-mayor-lightfoots-astonishing-denial-of-chicagos-fiscal-crisis-wirepoints/
— Ten lessons from an old friend that just survived an ugly bout with Covid-19
https://wirepoints.org/ten-cautionary-and-inspirational-lessons-from-an-old-friend-that-just-survived-an-ugly-bout-with-covid-19-wirepoints/
— Why is Mayor Lightfoot talking about 40,000 Chicago hospitalizations when projections for all Illinois show just 9,300 at the peak? – Quicktake
https://wirepoints.org/why-is-mayor-lightfoot-talking-about-40000-chicago-hospitalizations-when-projections-for-all-illinois-show-just-9300-at-the-peak-quicktake/

CAPITOL FAX
— 6.6 million new unemployment claims filed
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/66-million-new-unemployment-claims-filed/

GOPUSA
— Los Angeles Mayor Tells 4 Million To Wear Masks – AP
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86987
— Coronavirus Strains Nation’s Largest Police Force; 1,000-Plus NYPD Cops Test Positive
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86958
— When To End The Coronavirus Lockdown? Soon It Will Be Time For A New Strategy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86919

AMERICAN THINKER
— Even as Democrats blame Trump, their own words come back to haunt them – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: How strongly will Illinois Democrats blame the following for coronavirus: a) the Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots, b) Republican elected officials and appointees, c) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) leaders of your Republican county, township, and/or ward parties, and e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/04/even_as_democrats_blame_trump_their_own_words_come_back_to_haunt_them.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Everyone Does What They’re Told, But No One Knows Why We’re reliant on experts to tell us truths too complex to work out. When did we stop living on a human scale? – GRAYSON QUAY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are furious because a) they cannot stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) they cannot tell which articles I can and I cannot include links to in those emails.) 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/everyone-does-what-theyre-told-but-no-one-knows-why/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE CORONAVIRUS: WHAT WOULD JOE BIDEN DO? – Larry Elder (DIERSEN: QUESTION: If Biden was President now, what would he do? ANSWER: He would blame coronavirus on 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://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/the-coronavirus-what-would-joe-biden-do/

TOWNHALL
— FLASHBACK: Remember When the Mainstream Media Compared the Wuhan Coronavirus to the Flu? – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/04/01/flashback-remember-when-the-mainstream-media-compared-the-wuhan-coronavirus-to-t-n2566180

NEWS BUSTERS
— NY Times: Sexist Trump Attacks Women for ‘Challenging Him’ During Coronavirus Crisis – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/04/01/ny-times-sexist-trump-attacks-women-challenging-him-during
— CNN, USA Today, WashPost Boost Obama’s Veiled Anti-Trump Pandemic Response and ‘Climate Denial’ Tweet – Joseph Vazquez
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2020/04/02/cnn-usa-today-washpost-boost-obamas-veiled-anti-trump

LIFE SITE NEWS
— LifeSite live-streaming Trump coronavirus briefings as liberal media calls for censorship
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/lifesite-live-streaming-trump-coronavirus-briefings-as-liberal-media-calls-for-censorship

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Ominous Indicators – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/ominous-indicators/

THE HILL
— U.S. coronavirus deaths top 5,000, with 1,000 in one day – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490749-us-coronavirus-deaths-top-5000-with-1000-in-one-day
— Dire projections put new focus on Trump coronavirus response – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490710-dire-projections-put-new-focus-on-coronavirus-response

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/02/citizenship-is-a-tough-mountain-to-climb-especially-under-trump/
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/02/naturalized-citizens-could-be-critical-in-this-falls-election/

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How the coronavirus is shaping the 2024 presidential race The crisis is stocking the Democratic Party’s pipeline of prospective candidates for years to come.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/02/coronavirus-governors-2024-election-160125
— D.C. leaders fear an outbreak that cripples the country The nation’s capital — with its hundreds of thousands of workers responsible for running the nation’s coronavirus response — is about to get socked. – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/dc-leaders-fear-outbreak-cripples-country-159477

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pence blames CDC and China for delay in U.S. coronavirus response
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/mike-pence-coronavirus/index.html

CNBC
— Durbin denies Congress is rescuing airline shareholders with $50 billion bailout – Jacob Pramuk and Lauren Hirsch
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-update-dick-durbin-says-airline-bailout-not-for-shareholders.html
— With today’s market volatility, the ‘4% rule’ creates risk for America’s retirees – Colin Devine
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/op-ed-with-market-volatility-4-percent-rule-creates-risk-for-retirees.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 4% rule was hatched in an era in which interest rates were higher, markets less volatile and Americans had shorter lifespans. Given today’s market volatility and changed retirement landscape, it’s safe to assume the 4% rule may be obsolete. Target date funds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds are often used to generate retirement income, yet annuities are the only financial product that was designed for and specifically provide protected lifetime income.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Why the Global Recession Could Last a Long Time – Peter Goodman
Fears are growing that the worldwide economic downturn could be especially deep and lengthy, with recovery limited by continued anxiety.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/business/economy/coronavirus-recession.html
— Coronavirus Is Making the Public Pension Crisis Even Worse The pandemic has handed the funds big losses after they ramped up their appetite for risk over the past decade. – Mary Williams Walsh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/business/dealbook/coronavirus-public-pension.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media’s Coronavirus Distortion Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing commentators turned a pandemic into a battle of us vs. them — the kind of battle President Trump has waged for much of his life.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/us/politics/hannity-limbaugh-trump-coronavirus.html
— Auto Sales Plummet in First Quarter as Coronavirus Keeps Buyers Away After a strong first two months of the year, sales tumbled in March as Americans stayed home. – Neal E. Boudette
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/business/economy/auto-sales-coronavirus.html

NEW YORK POST
— Impeachment was a dire distraction from coronavirus for Trump administration – Miranda Devine (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://nypost.com/2020/04/01/impeachment-a-dire-distraction-from-coronavirus-for-trump-devine/

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus cases edge toward a million worldwide as death toll soars in U.S., Italy, Spain and France
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/02/coronavirus-latest-news/
— As U.S. death toll surpasses 4,600, Fauci says the real turning point in coronavirus mitigation won’t happen until there’s a vaccine
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/01/coronavirus-latest-news/

USA TODAY
— Which states will be hit hardest by coronavirus-related job losses? See the list. – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/01/coronavirus-states-sharpest-projected-covid-19-job-declines/5109364002/
— Unemployment claims for last week could shatter record amid millions of new layoffs – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/01/coronavirus-several-million-more-jobless-claims-likely-layoffs-mount/5105339002/
— How quickly can the economy bounce back from the coronavirus? – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/31/coronavirus-how-quickly-can-economy-bounce-back-crisis/5090355002/
— Another US-Mexico border tunnel has been discovered – with nearly $30 million worth of drugs, officials say – N’dea Yancey-Bragg
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/01/us-mexico-border-smuggling-tunnel-drugs/5102052002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Another 3.1 Million Americans Likely Sought Unemployment Benefits Last Week Coronavirus-related layoffs trigger record-setting surge in jobless-insurance claims – Sarah Chaney and Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/another-3-1-million-americans-likely-sought-unemployment-benefits-last-week-11585819800
— Americans Favor Aggressive Coronavirus Measures, Poll Finds Majorities back cellphone tracking, mandatory screenings and patient registries to curb virus spread – Byron Tau
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-favor-aggressive-coronavirus-measures-poll-finds-11585687911
— Why the Richest Country on Earth Can’t Get You a Face Mask The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation, but missteps and vulnerable global supply chains have left it without the equipment necessary to protect its citizens from the coronavirus – Nathaniel Taplin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-richest-country-on-earth-cant-get-you-a-face-mask-11585741254
— One-Year M.B.A.s Gain Ground as Applications Drop Young professionals balk at pausing their careers for a two-year degree, so more schools are offering a faster, cheaper option – Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: When I started taking graduate business evening courses at Loyola in 1972, Loyola required taking 16 courses to get an MBA. Immediately after I completed my 16th course in 1976, Loyola reduced its course requirement to 12 if you had a bachelor’s degree in business like I had.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-year-m-b-a-s-gain-ground-as-applications-drop-11585742401
— The High Cost of Low Interest Rates Irresponsible policy from the Federal Reserve made the coronavirus crisis worse than it had to be. – James Grant (DIERSEN: Low interest rates harm savers and help borrowers.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-high-cost-of-low-interest-rates-11585780683
— Biden’s Weak Election Strategy Instead of leading, he panders to Bernie Sanders and criticizes President Trump. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-weak-election-strategy-11585780418
— Factories Cut Output, Jobs as Coronavirus Lockdown Bites A series of business surveys paint an almost uniform picture of sharply declining production, falling new orders and contracting payrolls – Paul Hannon and Harriet Torry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/factories-cut-output-jobs-as-coronavirus-lockdown-bites-11585736047

BANKRATE
— Experts see solid rebound in rattled markets following ‘two-quarter’ coronavirus contraction – Sarah Foster (DIERSEN: Do you agree?)
https://www.bankrate.com/investing/market-mavens-survey-april-2020/

TELEGRAM
— Retirees seeking safe investments are paying the price – Michelle Singletary
https://www.telegram.com/news/20200329/michelle-singletary-retirees-seeking-safe-investments-are-paying-price
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The go-to strategy when a financial crisis hits is for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. The theory is that, by making borrowing cheaper, consumers will help rev up the economy by buying stuff on credit. But this quick fix has seriously hurt savers, especially those retirees who have sheltered their hard-earned savings away from the stock market. And as the Dow Industrial average continues its hair-raising volatility, more retirees will likely flee to bank-deposit accounts. However, with interest rates now at rock bottom, these savers will be exposed to another major risk — inflation. The government’s fiscal policies punish savers, asserts Sharon Kimball, who retired from the federal government in 2018 after almost 30 years. Kimball, 66, is a regular reader who has long stayed away from investing in equities. For her retirement account under the federal Thrift Savings Plan, she put all her contributions in the G fund, which is invested in short-term U.S. Treasury securities. Kimball’s other retirement savings have all been placed in certificates of deposit (CDs). The Virginia resident said she just couldn’t stomach the roller-coaster ride of investing in stocks or mutual funds. Her hope was for the CDs to produce just enough interest to offset any impact of inflation. Rates on CDs and money market deposit accounts, which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), were pretty puny before the spread of COVID-19. But things are about to get even worse for savers who have sought refuge in these federally backed accounts.)

NPR
— With Rallies Off The Table, Trump’s Reelection Moves To Virtual Campaigning – Tamara Keith
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825467802/with-rallies-off-the-table-trumps-reelection-moves-to-virtual-campaigning
— Doctors Say Hospitals Are Stopping Them From Wearing Masks – Leila Fadel
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825200206/doctors-say-hospitals-are-stopping-them-from-wearing-masks

NEWSWEEK
— OVER 1,000 PEOPLE IN U.S. DIE FROM CORONAVIRUS IN 24 HOUR SPAN – EDDY RODRIGUEZ
https://www.newsweek.com/over-1000-people-us-die-coronavirus-24-hour-span-1495777

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Residents Snitch on Businesses, Neighbors Amid Shutdowns Residents are snitching on businesses and neighbors as authorities worldwide work to enforce business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders meant to limit person-to-person contact amid the coronavirus pandemic. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-04-02/residents-snitch-on-businesses-neighbors-amid-shutdowns

THE NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote class warfare.
https://www.thenation.com/article/society/covid-19-wealth-divide-tests/

FINANCIAL TIMES
— White House offers few specifics in US virus death forecast Experts struggle to weigh up Trump administration’s projection of 100,000-240,000 deaths – Kiran Stacey 
https://www.ft.com/content/b0ed47e2-80e1-4a71-87fa-4cd80f202e79

ECONOMIC TIMES
— Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures “How do we know” if they are accurate, Trump asked at a press conference. “Their numbers seem to be a little bit on the light side.” – AFP
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/trump-casts-doubt-on-chinese-coronavirus-figures/articleshow/74946595.cms

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 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus IL: 89 detainees at Cook County Jail have contracted COVID-19, sheriff’s office says
https://abc7chicago.com/89-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-contracted-covid-19/6059195/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Grocery Stores To Step Up Social Distancing Efforts – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/28/coronavirus-in-illinois-grocery-stores-to-step-up-social-distancing-efforts/

WGN TV
— New York may be weeks from a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for surges
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/new-york-may-be-weeks-from-a-peak-in-coronavirus-cases-now-other-states-are-preparing-for-surges/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sheriff announces 51 new coronavirus cases at Cook County Jail, raising total to 89 In addition to the detainees, 12 sheriff’s office employees have also tested positive for the coronavirus. – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/28/21198407/cook-county-jail-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-inmates-89
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/29/21198561/illinois-marijuana-legal-weed-craft-grower-transporter-infuser-license-deadline-extended-coronavirus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Millions of Americans will be infected by coronavirus and death toll could top 100,000, warns Dr. Anthony Fauci – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200329-ezdk6zuf3zbibjbdvyslexamne-story.html
— United States now leads the world in total COVID-19 infections. Detroit, Chicago, New York and New Orleans are hotspots. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-us-updates-20200328-wya76m4fsnatxbir5jnvs36akq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Can we trust a ‘Fair Tax’ if there are no Fair Maps? – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200329/editorial-can-we-trust-a-fair-tax-if-there-are-no-fair-maps
— Illinois students to begin remote learning Tuesday – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/illinois-students-to-begin-remote-learning-tuesday

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Duckworth calls $2.2 trillion bill a ‘down payment,’ Trump ‘incompetent’ – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200328/bernard-schoenburg-duckworth-calls-22-trillion-bill-down-payment-trump-incompetent

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois grocery stores asked to enforce social distancing to fight coronavirus – Teri Maddox 
https://herald-review.com/business/illinois-grocery-stores-asked-to-enforce-social-distancing-to-fight/article_12f9804c-9de9-554f-844c-2241c146534f.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Florida to set up more checkpoints to quarantine travelers – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Florida-to-set-up-more-checkpoints-to-quarantine-15164064.php
— County fairs hurt financially by coronavirus shutdowns Officials hopeful shows will go on in summer at fairgrounds – Rebecca Anzel 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-fairs-hurt-financially-by-coronavirus-15164420.php
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks federal government to expand, expedite Medicaid coverage Care Comes First’ action plan for uninsured, insured Illinois residents
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-Gov-J-B-Pritzker-asks-federal-15164403.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/hawks-no-more-fiscal-conservatives-embrace-rescue-package

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Reports 204 Coronavirus Cases, 6 Deaths These are DuPage County’s coronavirus numbers as of Saturday. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-reports-204-coronavirus-cases-6-deaths

WASHINGTON TIMES
— One-third of U.S. counties yet to report single coronavirus case – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/29/coronavirus-no-confirmed-cases-one-third-us-counti/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘History of solving problems’: Limbaugh praises Trump, questions health experts for response to coronavirus – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/history-of-solving-problems-limbaugh-praises-trump-questions-health-experts-for-response-to-coronavirus

FOX NEWS
— Rep. Kinzinger: Trump should activate more troops in National Guard
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-kinzinger-trump-activate-more-125500067.html
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis
— Dr. Deborah Birx issues coronavirus warning: ‘We don’t think any city will be spared’ – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/dr-deborah-birx-issues-coronavirus-warning-we-dont-think-any-city-will-be-spared

DAILY CALLER
— Rep. Thomas Massie Speaks Out: ‘They Don’t Want To Hear The Truth’ – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/28/thomas-massie-coronavirus-relief-bill/

DAILY WIRE
— Michigan Governor Claims Feds Won’t Deliver Coronavirus Supplies To State, Refuses To Provide Proof – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michigan-governor-claims-feds-wont-deliver-coronavirus-supplies-to-state-refuses-to-provide-proof
— Dr. Birx Praises Trump’s Intelligence. Leftists Want Her Canceled. – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-dr-birx-praises-trumps-intelligence-leftists-want-her-canceled

NEWSMAX
— Paranoid, Cheap Game: Blame Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue 
https://www.newsmax.com/billdonohue/faith-based-religious-conservatvies/2020/03/28/id/960342/

TOWNHALL
— Americans Trust President Trump to Lead In the War Against the Silent Enemy – Boris Epshteyn
https://townhall.com/columnists/borisepshteyn/2020/03/29/americans-trust-president-trump-to-lead-in-the-war-against-the-silent-enemy-n2565906
— ‘Who’s The S**thole County Now’: GQ Writer Mocks Trump As Wuhan Coronavirus Cases Spike in the U.S. – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/03/29/whos-the-sthole-county-now-gq-writer-mocks-trump-as-wuhan-coronavirus-cases-n2565890

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Who Runs America? The Media or the American People? – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/03/28/who-runs-america-media-or-american-people
— NY Times: Birx Has Squandered Her Credibility By Denying Doomsday, Praising President – Clay Waters 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/03/28/ny-times-birx-has-squandered-her-credibility-denying-doomsday

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Pandemic: The First Great Crisis of the Post-American Era – KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-first-great-crisis-post-american-era/#slide-1

THE HILL
— What if the ‘sky-is-falling’ coronavirus models are wrong? – DOUGLAS MACKINNON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/489962-what-if-the-sky-is-falling-coronavirus-models-are-simply-wrong
— Trump asks CDC to issue ‘strong travel advisory’ for NY tri-state area – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490022-trump-asks-cdc-to-issue-strong-travel-advisory-to-nyc-area
— Lawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after $2T package – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489946-lawmakers-already-planning-more-coronavirus-stimulus-after-2t-package
— California governor: 170 ventilators sent from Trump administration were ‘not working’ – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490033-newsom-170-ventilators-sent-from-federal-government-arrived-not-working
— Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus – NAOMI JAGODA 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/489952-democrats-eye-additional-relief-checks-for-coronavirus

POLITICO
— Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce – STEVEN SHEPARD (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Biden either has already or will promise to use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, Corvette owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/29/biden-leads-trump-polls-despite-coronavirus-bounce-152944

CNN
— America’s largest single site jail (Cook County) is home to a new coronavirus cluster – Omar Jimenez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/us/detroit-coronavirus-cook-county-jail/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump wobbles as a wartime President.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/donald-trump-wartime-commander/index.html
— Pelosi on Trump’s coronavirus response: ‘As the President fiddles, people are dying’ – Chandelis Duster (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-cnntv/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s coronavirus quarantine rhetoric fuels a dangerously politicized pandemic.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-coronavirus-quarantine-rhetoric-fuels-dangerously-politicized-pandemic-ncna1170406
— New Jersey governor cracks down on house parties amid coronavirus pandemic
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/live-coronavirus-updates-u-s-first-top-100-000-cases-n1171011/ncrd1171301
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want governors to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/some-u-s-governors-have-stepped-during-coronavirus-others-not-n1170706

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections. Here’s How. Party conventions are in jeopardy, campaigning is on hold and local candidates are playing the role of good Samaritan instead of traditional politician. – Jonathan Martin, Reid J. Epstein and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/2020-elections-coronavirus.html
— Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance Well before rationing caused by coronavirus, protocols were established about “who lives and who dies.” – Austin Frakt (DIERSEN: Should “old people” like me get credit if they are still “contributing members of society?” If you are old, what would you stress to show that you are still a “contributing member of society?” I would stress my record of sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails every morning and every evening. However, according to my critics/opponents, those emails are worthless if not destructive.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/upshot/coronavirus-rationing-decisions-ethicists.html
— U.S. Civil Rights Office Rejects Rationing Medical Care Based on Disability, Age – Sheri Fink (DIERSEN: Of course my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I am 71 years old, but they also stress that I have not-in-control diabetes, and that I am obese (30+ BMI).) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-disabilities-rationing-ventilators-triage.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The latest sign the economic downturn is intensifying: White-collar workers are being laid off now Service sector jobs got slammed early in the coronavirus crisis, now it’s tech, legal and other professionals reporting layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs – Taylor Telford and Jena McGregor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/28/white-collar-coronavirus-recession/
— Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House – Scott Clement and Dan Balz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-shows-trump-and-biden-in-a-competitive-race-for-the-white-house/2020/03/28/515cb8ba-7037-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis/
— Woke stupidity is spreading as fast as the coronavirus pandemic – Kyle Smith
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/woke-stupidity-is-spreading-as-fast-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
— New Yorkers are throwing ‘corona potlucks’ and visiting ‘speakeasies’ – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/new-yorkers-are-throwing-corona-potlucks-and-visiting-speakeasies/
— Trump must stop winging it after panicking tri-state area over coronavirus lockdown – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/trump-must-stop-winging-it-after-panicking-tri-state-area-over-coronavirus-lockdown/

USA TODAY
— Detroit auto show canceled; facility to be converted to coronavirus field hospital – Mark Phelan
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/03/28/coronavirus-detroit-auto-show-canceled-tcf-center-hospital/2934839001/

FORBES
— U.S. Airlines Struggle To Identify Passengers Exposed To Coronavirus – Will Horton
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/03/28/us-airlines-struggled-to-identify-passengers-exposed-to-coronavirus/
— ‘Failing,’ ‘Snake,’ ‘Tantrums’: Trump’s War With State Governors Rages On – Sergei Klebnikov
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/03/28/failing-snake-tantrums-trumps-war-with-state-governors-rages-on/

BLOOMBERG
— How Coronavirus Is Shaking Up the Moral Universe – John Authers 
https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/coronavirus-pandemic-puts-moral-philosophy-to-the-test
— Coronavirus Response Is a Weapon in China’s Brand of War
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-28/coronavirus-response-is-a-weapon-in-china-s-brand-of-war

FORTUNE
— There will be another pandemic after the coronavirus—and it’s time to start preparing now – JANE J. KIM and MICHELLE A. WILLIAMS
https://fortune.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-pandemic-public-health-preparedness/

BARRON’S
— Living in Retirement in a New Era of Sacrifice – Neal Templin
https://www.barrons.com/articles/living-in-retirement-in-a-new-era-of-sacrifice-51585485001

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters call Trump ‘Power Hungry’ and ‘Sociopath’ after he lashes out at three publications on Twitter.
https://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-called-power-hungry-sociopath-after-lashing-out-3-publications-twitter-2948876
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.ibtimes.com/cannabis-undergoes-long-overdue-shift-emerging-essential-2948930

LEXOLOGY
— Compliance Alert: The EEOC Announces Its Views On ADA, Title VII, and ADEA Considerations During The Pandemic
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c1b2e72e-663a-4a5e-8482-6daa7a8c40af
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Medical Questionnaires And Examinations. . .Disclosure Of An Employee’s Exposure To The Virus. . .Discrimination Considerations During The Pandemic. . .Reasonable Accommodations And The Interactive Process. . .Implications For Employers)

FORD AUTHORITY
— Governor Andrew Cuomo Says Ford Building Ventilators In Four Weeks “Does Us No Good” – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/governor-andrew-cuomo-says-ford-building-ventilators-in-four-weeks-does-us-no-good/

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump again tries to blame ‘dangerous and corrupt’ media as crisis escalates.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-trump-twitter-media-us-cases-pandemic-latest-a9431491.html

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 11 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Watch live: President Trump addresses the nation  Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, President Donald J. Trump will address Americans from the Oval Office about our country’s fight against the global Coronavirus outbreak.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Chicago Election Board urges vote by mail, early voting amid COVID-19 outbreak for Illinois primary
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-election-board-urges-early-voting-amid-covid-19-outbreak/6003279/

NBC5
— New Guidelines for Illinois Nursing Homes As Coronavirus Spreads Illinois has 1,200 long-term care facilities serving more than 100,000 residents, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. – Katie Kim 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/new-guidelines-for-illinois-nursing-homes-as-coronavirus-spreads/2235144/

WGN TV
— Biden cancels Illinois campaign event
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/biden-cancels-illinois-campaign-event/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville cancels St. Patrick’s Day parade, 5K ‘out of an abundance of caution’ in light of coronavirus – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-st-patricks-day-parade-st-20200311-hq2h5kc7znakpk4huim6ej4gge-story.html
— Coronavirus in downtown Chicago: COVID-19 case at Prudential Plaza; nearby buildings alert tenants, employees – RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-case-prudential-office-building-20200311-k3g3mheprnbjdb4pjtunlrmgla-story.html
— Will, DuPage counties to stock polling places with hand sanitizer in wake of coronavirus – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-early-voting-coronavirus-sanitizer-will-dupage-counties-st-20200309-wrvz4nxtpvedbf463s4zzzbvki-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat is to be someone who promotes hatred full time against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-bigoted-candidates-republican-problem-20200311-vhmn5ys4dba4bfffoondg5qy4m-story.html
— 2020 census getting underway: Website goes live as counting set to begin – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-us-census-live-website-20200310-sg3th4shsrgufmmehuf52gw5ey-story.html
— GOP auditor candidates in DuPage question if longevity a good or bad thing for job they want – GILES BRUCE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the experience that I gained a) working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $85,084-$131,532/year, b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, c) passing the Certified Internal Auditor and CPA examinations on my first attempt, d) earning three job related master’s degrees, e) etc.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-auditor-candidates-gop-st-0311-20200310-bnju4vmmy5b6haowrj2pemgfum-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Loss of grants puts housing for homeless LGBTQ youth in jeopardy – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage young people to be LGBTQers.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-360-youth-services-grant-loss-housing-st-0311-20200310-k44mpuyv4va43ldiqukuaa25ea-story.html
— Coronavirus around the world: WHO declares outbreak is now a pandemic, Italy closes all stores except pharmacies and food markets – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-around-the-world-20200311-l2zpnruyxzdhjegdqstsms7b4a-story.html
— Amtrak to reduce routes, roll out voluntary leave program as coronavirus cuts train travel in half – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-amtrak-routes-voluntary-leave-coronavirus-20200311-knwruqbynrehbkda4xygcndz7u-story.html
— Green beer will still flow in Chicago despite St. Patrick’s parade cancellations due to coronavirus fears, but bars expect big losses – JOSH NOEL, LOUISA CHU, PHIL VETTEL, GRACE WONG and ADAM LUKACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-food-patricks-parades-canceled-fallout-chicago-0311-20200311-y4lxmeytrjg2tost2s7mp2otq4-story.html
— Chicago-area blood drives canceled over coronavirus fears, sparking concern about hospital supplies – LISA SCHENCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-blood-drives-canceled-illinois-shortage-20200311-4wwkcyhrfzfirkebxtohjmaaxe-story.html
— House Republicans call for suspension, audit of Illinois’ automatic voter registration in light of latest problems – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-avr-suspension-proposal-20200311-ppykro3odfcnznk6btovwexwum-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— City election board to move 25 Election Day voting locations The move comes amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. In other election news, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has canceled her election-night party due to virus concerns. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/11/21174939/coronavirus-polling-places-moved-election-day-voting
— Coronavirus sparks nursing homes in Chicago and beyond to rethink polling place duties Polling place switches are prompting city election officials to encourage voters to either early vote by March 16, or vote by mail, with a deadline to apply on Thursday. Officials said applications have to be in their Chicago office or arrive via mail by 5 p.m. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/10/21173854/coronavirus-polling-places-chicago-peoria-dupage-nursing-homes-early-voting
— Joe Biden cancels Chicago rally and fundraisers in wake of coronavirus crisis Biden planned fundraisers and a get-out-the-vote rally Friday in Chicago ahead of the Illinois primary. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/11/21175378/joe-biden-cancels-chicago-rally-fundraisers-coronavirus-crisis
— Why Chicago’s 4th Congressional District — those ‘earmuffs’ — are about fairness and not gerrymandering The district was drawn to give Latinos a chance to elect someone of their choosing, not for cynical partisan gain or to dilute the vote of African Americans. – Liliana Scales
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/11/21164850/illinois-4th-congressional-district-gerrymandering-voting-rights-act-census-liliana-scales

DAILY HERALD
— Coronavirus state count at 25, including 1 new in Lake County, 2 at Arlington Heights hospital – Eric Peterson & Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/coronavirus-state-count-at-25-including-1-new-in-lake-county-2-at-arlington-heights-hospital
— McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has declared a state of emergency for the county in response to its first COVID-19 case, officials said in a news release Wednesday.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/mchenry-county-declares-state-of-emergency
— DuPage taking steps to reduce courthouse visitors amid coronavirus fears – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/dupage-taking-steps-to-reduce-courthouse-visitors-amid-coronavirus-fears
— Administration weighs delaying tax deadline amid outbreak – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200311/business/303119923/
— Lake County clerk suggests precautions when voting
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/lake-county-clerk-suggests-precautions-when-voting
— Wauconda Township Trustee Steven Stiller dies following accident at home – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/wauconda-township-trustee-steven-stiller-dies-following-accident-at-home
— Elgin providing hand sanitizing, asking screening questions
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/elgin-providing-hand-sanitizing-asking-screening-questions
— Two more coronavirus patients receiving treatment from Northwest Community Healthcare – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/two-more-coronavirus-patients-receiving-treatment-from-northwest-community-healthcare
— Woodstock driver’s license facility closed over coronavirus concerns – Nabiha Asim
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/woodstock-drivers-license-facility-closed-over-coronavirus-concerns

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pru Plaza coronavirus case confirmed Tenants at One Two Pru have been told a worker at the massive complex is ill with the virus. It’s believed to be Chicago’s first confirmed case at a major downtown office building. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/pru-plaza-coronavirus-case-confirmed

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Carolyn Schofield Hit Piece on Allen Skillicorn
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/carolyn-schofield-hit-piece-on-allen-skillicorn/ 
— IL-14: Primary is an Either O.R. Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/il-14-primary-is-an-either-o-r-race/ 
— Gradel Allies Add Catalina Lauf to Hit List
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/gradel-allies-add-catalina-lauf-to-hit-list/ 
— Rezin Sends Letter Focused on McHenry County Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/rezin-sends-letter-focused-on-mchenry-county-voters/ 
— Planned Parenthood Endorsement Stressed in Personal PAC’s Second Mailing on Brian Sager’s Behalf
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/planned-parenthood-endorsement-stressed-in-personal-pacs-second-mailing-on-brian-sagers-behalf/ 
— Yet Another Hit Piece against Oberweis and Rezin from Gradel Allies
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/yet-another-hit-piece-against-oberweis-and-rezin-from-gradel-allies/ 
— McHenry County Health Department Doing Tracing Contacts of Teen with Coronavirus, But Won’t Disclose Hometown
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/mchenry-county-health-department-doing-tracing-contacts-of-teen-with-coronavirus-but-wont-disclose-hometown/ 
— NWH Endorses Carolyn Schofield for State Representative in the GOP Primary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/nwh-endorses-carolyn-schofield-for-state-representative-in-the-gop-primary/ 
— Pro-Abortion-at-Any-Time Personal PAC Mails for Brian Sager
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/pro-abortion-at-any-time-personal-pac-mails-for-brian-sager/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Mailer Has His Positives and Sue Rezin Negatives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/il-14-ted-gradel-mailer-has-his-positives-and-sue-rezin-negatives/ 
— Brian Sager Endorsed by Windy City Times
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/brian-sager-endorsed-by-windy-city-times/ 
— Letter Carolyn Schofield Sent the NRA
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/letter-carolyn-sent-the-nra/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— OBERWEIS RESPONDS TO CAMPAIGN FUNDING QUERY FROM 6 GOP STATE REPS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/oberweis-responds-to-campaign-funding-query-from-6-gop-state-reps.html
— GOVERNOR’S NEW IMMIGRATION POLICY PUTS ILLINOIS FAMILIES AT RISK – John M. Cabello, R-Machesney Park State Representative, 68th District
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/op-ed-governors-new-immigration-policy-puts-illinois-families-at-risk.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Secretary White bans large groups from Statehouse
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/11/secretary-white-bans-large-groups-from-statehouse/
— Illinois Senate President Don Harmon today announced the cancellation of next week’s Senate session days as part of a public health initiative to limit exposure and hopefully slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/11/session-canceled-for-next-week/
— Pritzker announces 6 additional COVID-19 cases, for a total of 25
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/11/pritzker-announces-6-additional-covid-19-cases-for-a-total-of-25/
— ICJL says be wary of judicial candidates with Irish surnames during St. Patrick’s Day voting
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/11/icjl-says-be-wary-of-judicial-candidates-with-irish-surnames-during-st-patricks-day-voting/
— Pritzker will file emergency rules to provide benefits to people unemployed due to COVID-19
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/11/pritzker-will-file-emergency-rules-to-provide-benefits-to-people-unemployed-due-to-covid-19/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Blaming Trump for the ‘Wuhan Virus’ Left uses the coronavirus outbreak to beat up on the president because impeachment didn’t work – Tammy Bruce (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those a) who blame me, b) who blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) who blame my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member FOR ALL OF THEIR PROBLEMS, FOR ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS, FOR ALL OF MY PROBLEMS, AND FOR ALL OF EVERYONE’S PROBLEMS.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/11/blaming-donald-trump-for-the-wuhan-virus/
— What would the liberal media do if Trump verbally attacked a Michigan autoworker? Joe Biden gets a pass and cheered for his inappropriate actions – Tim Young
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/11/what-would-the-liberal-media-do-if-president-trump/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 150,000 immigrants from 72 nations with coronavirus stopped at border – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/dhs-warns-150-000-immigrants-from-72-coronavirus-nations-at-border

BREITBART
— Unlike Trump, Joe Biden Punches Down – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/11/pollak-unlike-trump-joe-biden-punches-down/

CNS NEWS
— Bernie Sanders: Trump ‘is a Racist, a Sexist, a Homophobe, a Xenophobe and a Religious Bigot’
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/cnsnewscom-staff/bernie-sanders-trump-racist-sexist-homophobe-xenophobe-and

CAMPUS REFORM
— University of Chicago student Evita Duffy, daughter of former GOP rep ‘harassed,’ ‘threatened’ for opposing socialism – Celine Ryan
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14494
— ‘Corrupt,’ ‘creepy,’ and ‘racist’: Students don’t think very highly of Joe Biden – Jon Street
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14498

THE HILL
— Trump huddles with bankers on coronavirus economic relief – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/487087-trump-to-huddle-with-bankers-on-coronavirus-economic-relief
— Top Trump officials adopt more urgent tone as coronavirus spreads – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/487108-top-trump-officials-adopt-more-urgent-tone-as-coronavirus-spreads
— States impose drastic measures to battle coronavirus – JESSIE HELLMANN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/487109-states-impose-drastic-measures-to-battle-coronavirus

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Do Not Listen To Trump On Coronavirus.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-trump-health-experts_n_5e6941bcc5b6dda30fc28bbc

POLITICO
— ‘We are part of the problem’: Lawmakers seek to halt Capitol visits as the outbreak grows Visitors continue to flow into the Capitol, even as coronavirus fears escalate. – SARAH FERRIS and MELANIE ZANONA
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/11/lawmakers-capitol-visits-coronavirus-125965

CNN
— World Health Organization declares coronavirus a pandemic – Jamie Gumbrecht
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-11-20-intl-hnk/h_0cc7fc92661bca767fbee35c5e5fedd1

ABC NEWS
— Democrats demand apology after McCarthy tweets about ‘Chinese coronavirus’ – Joan Muwahed
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/democrats-demand-apology-mccarthy-tweets-chinese-coronavirus/story?id=69513372

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote globalism. 
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/coronavirus-trump-era-proves-nationalism-s-worse-globalism-world-ncna1154881

NEW YORK TIMES
— Sanders Spreads the Blame for His Decline. – Reid J. Epstein (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those a) who blame me, b) who blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) who blame my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member FOR ALL OF THEIR PROBLEMS, FOR ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS, FOR ALL OF MY PROBLEMS, AND FOR ALL OF EVERYONE’S PROBLEMS.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/10/us/politics/bernie-sanders-michigan-2020.html

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: For 32 million workers, it’s a case of health or wealth 1 in 4 jobs in America lacking paid sick leave – Jessica Guynn and Kelly Tyko (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have been the most furious a) that I had paid sick leave while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, b) that I used very little of that sick leave, and c) that my unused sick leave increased my Civil Service Retirement System pension. I would focus on those who were big drinkers and/or big smokers.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/09/coronavirus-paid-sick-leave-apple-olive-garden/5006181002/
— Biden to hold virtual events in Illinois, Florida due to coronavirus concerns – Rebecca Morin
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/11/joe-biden-hold-virtual-events-illinois-florida-due-coronavirus/5025206002/

WEEK
— Coronavirus is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu, Trump’s task force immunologist says
https://theweek.com/speedreads/901470/coronavirus-10-times-more-lethal-than-seasonal-flu-trumps-task-force-immunologist-says

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in using coronavirus to drive the stock market down.
https://www.usnews.com/news/economy/articles/2020-03-11/dows-bull-market-ends-after-11-year-run-amid-coronavirus-related-sell-off

POLITICUS USA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s Coronavirus Failure Just Killed An 11 Years Of Stock Gains.”
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/03/11/trump-bear-market.html

March 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois Republicans campaign against neo-Nazi Art Jones on 3rd District ballot in primary – Mark Rivera
https://abc7chicago.com/5988469/
— Coronavirus update: 5th COVID-19 case confirmed in Illinois; Cook County man being treated at RUSH University Medical Center
https://abc7chicago.com/health/5th-covid-19-case-confirmed-in-ill/5987776/
— Sweeping Senate vote sends Trump $8.3B bill to fight coronavirus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senate-vote-sends-pres-trump-$83b-bill-to-fight-coronavirus/5988185/

NBC5
— Coronavirus in Illinois: 5th Case Confirmed in Man Who Flew to O’Hare After Travel to Italy
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-in-illinois-5th-case-confirmed-in-man-who-flew-to-ohare-after-travel-to-italy/2231672/
— Elizabeth Warren Drops Out of Presidential Race Warren failed to place above third place in 18 contests, including in both her home state of Massachusetts and native Oklahoma
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/elizabeth-warren-dropping-out-of-presidential-campaign/2231608/

CBS2
— Illinois Democratic Presidential Primary Will Be Critical As Biden, Sanders Run Neck-And-Neck
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/04/illinois-democratic-presidential-primary-will-be-critical-as-biden-sanders-run-neck-and-neck/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Officials confirm 5th case of coronavirus in Illinois
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/officials-confirm-5th-case-of-coronavirus-in-illinois

WGN TV
— Former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock: ‘I am gay’ – Ben Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/former-illinois-rep-aaron-schock-i-am-gay/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Cash-strapped Illinois GOP says it will spend what it needs to defeat Holocaust denier Arthur Jones in 3rd Congressional District primary – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republicans-oppose-nazi-sympathizer-20200305-db5clsgi4zeqni7wsc5dhwk7ku-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But the state GOP said it would tap into the more than $247,000 in its federal account to mount a campaign involving digital ads, mailers and robocalls to inform district voters about Jones. Top among the donors in the last quarter of 2019 was Marlene Ricketts, the matriarch of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs. She gave $10,000. Sean Morrison, a Cook County commissioner who chairs the county’s GOP, said unlike previous times when Jones sought office, he has been able to resist ballot challenges because the quality of signatures on his candidacy petitions have gotten better.)
— Former GOP U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock announces on Instagram that he’s gay, says his family still not fully accepting – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-aaron-schock-gay-announcement-us-representative-republican-20200305-t2kgcfdqjfcznhezuknfvfihla-story.html
— Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten backing Joe Biden – RICK PEARSON (DIERSEN: What would Casten stress to you to get you to vote for Biden? Casten would stress to me that Biden shares many demographics with me: White, male, old, married, non-poor, non-drinker, Christian, draft avoider, ancestors have been in America for a long time, Corvette owner, worked with and supervised many Democrat Congressional employees for many years, get Civil Service Retirement System pensions, etc.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-sean-casten-backs-joe-biden-20200305-45cthg6wwna7ld2oicsoh5oyuu-story.html
— Elizabeth Warren is dropping out of Democratic race for president, so who will get her votes? It’s complicated. – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-elizabeth-warren-drops-out-of-democratic-race-20200305-nwg36rh53fdchb2fmbefofbaze-story.html
— Joe Biden for sensible Democratic leadership – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-tribune-endorsement-joe-biden-20200305-33bpnw5vpjgfzjmt3aeke3kaw4-story.html
— Presidential candidates are dropping like flies and you voted early? In Illinois, there are no do-overs. – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-no-voting-do-overs-20200305-o6lml3qyavd75nwj3asi6ena54-story.html
— Flawed weed and gambling laws allow industries to hide investors – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-marijuana-weed-dispensaries-investors-greising-20200305-npowgmsutvb7poe6p7xdh4u5ha-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Democrats’ rejection of Elizabeth Warren shows misogyny is still rampant.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-elizabeth-warren-women-emily-hauser-20200305-mquccxflerglzjiimrgskkvkrq-story.html
— In 14th Congressional District GOP battle, state Sen. Sue Rezin accuses state Sen. Jim Oberweis of scheme to circumvent donation rules – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jim-oberweis-campaign-fund-accusation-20200305-bn2h7dzdbvajbomsip2amuu3uu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Rep. Aaron Schock comes out as gay: ‘It’s never too late to be authentic and true to yourself’ “I do hold out hope that, over time, my family will come to accept me as I am,” Schock said in a post detailing his fraught experience coming out to his family in Peoria. – Lizzie Schiffman Tufano
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/5/21166441/aaron-schock-gay-comes-out-publicly
— The establishment isn’t standing in Bernie Sanders’ way. Voters are Sanders is simply not a national candidate. He has a vocal, very aggressive base of support, but it’s localized and it’s not representative of a majority of Democratic voters. – S. E. Cupp
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/4/21164783/2020-democratic-presidential-primary-bernie-sanders-joe-biden-s-e-cupp-super-tuesday
— Aldermen say they are getting frozen out of pot shop zoning process As Mayor Lightfoot seeks to curtail aldermanic privilege, some City Council members say they don’t have enough input into whether pot stores can open in their wards. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/4/21165596/chicago-dispensaries-brian-hopkins-walter-burnett-zoning-marijuana
— How much did each of those delegates cost Bloomberg? More than $7.7 million — and counting And it’s likely he’ll have ended up spending more once final campaign financing reports are submitted. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/4/21165494/bloomberg-campaign-spending-super-tuesday-per-vote-delegate
— For Bernie Sanders, party rules are fine — until they’re not Sending a candidate unable to attract a majority of Democrats out to do battle with Boss Trump in November would seem to almost guarantee defeat. – Gene Lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/4/21165347/bernie-sanders-democratic-party-rules-convention-joe-biden-gene-lyons
— Who will Elizabeth Warren endorse? Three top Illinois Warren backers — Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., state Treasurer Mike Frerichs and former state Rep. Dan Biss — are weighing their options for now. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/5/21167014/who-will-elizabeth-warren-endorse-ending-primary-bid

DAILY HERALD
— Global markets slide again on enduring concern over virus – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200305/business/303059944/
— Hubbard changes story about whether she brought a gun to Senate debate – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200304/hubbard-changes-story-about-whether-she-brought-a-gun-to-senate-debate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Springfield stalls on property tax reform The question of whether to cut your property tax and how remains caught in partisan sniping, though one top Democrat says his “intention” is to pass something this spring. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/springfield-stalls-property-tax-reform

FOX ILLINOIS
— Congress reaches coronavirus funding deal, but fears of outbreak remain strong – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/congress-reaches-coronavirus-funding-deal-but-fears-of-outbreak-remain-strong

ALGONQUIN PATCH
— Chicago Sun Times outraged by Skillicorn’s anti-tax views No surprise the Chicago Sun Times spurns real reform and backs Carolyn Schofield – Travis Akin
https://patch.com/illinois/algonquin/chicago-sun-times-outraged-skillicorns-anti-tax-views

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— How Naperville Is Prepping For Potential Coronavirus
https://www.nctv17.com/news/how-naperville-is-prepping-for-potential-coronavirus/

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Coronavirus Update
https://www.dupageco.org/CountyBoard/Chairman/Messages/2020/62539/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Chief justice seeks $1.6 million in tech upgrades to better connect state’s courts – REBECCA ANZEL
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/chief-justice-seeks-16-million-in-tech-upgrades-to-better-connect-states-courts

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Files Ethics Complaints Against Jim Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/05/il-14-sue-rezin-files-ethics-complaints-against-jim-oberweis/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Backer Adds Sue Rezin to Jim Oberweis Hit List
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/05/il-14-ted-gradel-backer-adds-sue-rezin-to-jim-oberweis-hit-list/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf’s First Mailing Postures Her as AOC Alternative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/05/catalina-laufs-first-mailing-postures-her-as-aoc-alternative/ 
— Sager Makes Second Mailing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/05/sager-makes-second-mailing/

CAPITOL FAX
— “The number of [COVID-19] cases reported in every chart and table is far too low”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/05/the-number-of-covid-19-cases-reported-in-every-chart-and-table-is-far-too-low/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: United Way: 36 percent of Illinois households can’t afford basic necessities
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/05/united-way-36-percent-of-illinois-households-cant-afford-basic-necessities/
— Oberweis accused of “illegal scheme,” and a state’s attorney is a witness
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/05/oberweis-accused-of-illegal-scheme-and-a-states-attorney-is-a-witness/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on a person, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that person, organization, company, government, or country. 
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/05/question-of-the-day-3030/

THE HILL
— Now that Aaron Schock is ‘out,’ he can be a powerful LGBTQ ally – STEVE CLEMONS (DIERSEN: Since 2000, those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have focused on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/486137-now-that-aaron-schock-is-out-he-can-be-a-powerful-lgbtq-ally

NEW YORK TIMES
— Elizabeth Warren, Once a Front-Runner, Drops Out of Presidential Race – Astead W. Herndon and Shane Goldmacher
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/05/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-drops-out.html

CAPE COD TIMES
— Cape Democrats to hold post-election unity breakfast – Geoff Spillane (DIERSEN: I hope that the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. hold post-election unity breakfasts.)
https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20200304/political-notes-cape-democrats-to-hold-post-election-unity-breakfast

FORBES
— Amazon Says It’s Removed More Than One Million Products Making Fake Coronavirus Claims – Ted Knutson
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedknutson/2020/03/04/marketplace-contagion-amazon-has-already-removed-a-million-fake-products-related-to-coronavirus/#549e5f43418c

KIPLINGER
— 5 Tips to Help Your Retirement Savings Last as Long as You Live – Matthew Stratman (DIERSEN: The cost of living in Wheaton is very high. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is dramatically lower because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Consequently, starting this year, my wife and I are forced to spend our retirement savings to pay for non-discretionary expenses.) 
https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T037-S001-cheapest-u-s-cities-for-early-retirement-2019/index.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 3. Adopt an adaptive withdrawal (and spending) plan. Be flexible with your discretionary retirement spending, and be willing to reduce income when needed. By setting guardrails you know when to decrease the income in the years when the portfolio is in decline. Having an adaptive withdrawal strategy will allow for higher income in years when the portfolio is rising and help protect your principal during a decline.)

TIME
— How You Should Rethink Your Retirement Plan After This Week’s Interest Rate Cut – KEVIN KELLEHER (DIERSEN: Low interest rates harm retirees.)
https://time.com/5796709/low-interest-rates-retirement-savings/

RASMUSSEN REPORT
— 60% of Republicans See Coronavirus Scare As Tool to Get Trump
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/60_of_republicans_see_coronavirus_scare_as_tool_to_get_trump
— Most Say Homelessness Made Worse By Actions of Some Cities, States
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/march_2020/most_say_homelessness_made_worse_by_actions_of_some_cities_states

February 27 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Joe Biden’s lie about Nelson Mandela and the dog that didn’t bark – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-joe-biden-nelson-mandela-kass-20200227-vzbgynyekzh2baanqscxwnx52q-story.html
— Goodbye, Columbus Day. CPS ends the holiday in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day — and parade organizers call it ‘a slap in the face.’ – Hannah Leone (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against women. How soon will Democrats succeed in forcing Republicans to wear signs that state the year that their ancestors came to America?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-columbus-day-chicago-public-schools-indigenous-peoples-20200227-q65n2prm3rewrapk54zir7i7qm-story.html
— Millennium Park’s new attraction: Free speech – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-millennium-park-evangelism-gospel-speech-chicago-20200227-cxwhh56shfa75d3kimnpmzrbbi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Dow drops more after Trump’s unconvincing ‘calm down about coronavirus’ message. Blame Mike Pence.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-coronavirus-dow-trump-pence-stock-market-covid-19-huppke-20200227-peqtxppktnevpknu6zveflym5u-story.html
— The pull of the South for black Chicagoans — and the choice to stay put – SHANITA AKINTONDE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-great-migration-south-shanita-akintonde-20200227-5swfylxuzfhf7pw76zv23jtzf4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Aldermen vow ‘war with CPS’ after school district cancels Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day But supporters of the change denied it was anti-Italian. “I am beyond thrilled that my daughter will experience at school and learn about Native histories and current accomplishments,” one parent said. – Fran Spielman and Nader Issa 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/2/27/21156576/cps-columbus-day-indigenous-peoples-italian-american-schools-sposato-napolitano
— Madigan’s palm card gives Foxx the back of his hand One of the state’s most powerful Democrats, Madigan left the first-term prosecutor off his palm card, the handout of endorsed candidates that 13th Ward foot soldiers give to voters before they hit the polls. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/2/27/21156764/madigan-palm-card-kim-foxx-endorsement-smollett
— Trump’s demands for Sotomayor, Ginsburg recusals sparked by Chicago case A blistering dissent by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor triggering Trump’s ire came in a case filed by Cook County and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/25/21153629/trumps-demands-for-sonia-sotomayor-ruth-bader-ginsburg-recusals-stem-from-chicago-case
— ENDORSEMENT: Carolyn Schofield for Illinois House in 66th District Republican primary Schofield understands that legislators do the public a disservice when they cling desperately to their end of the political spectrum, yet leave big problems to fester.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/27/21102534/endorsement-carolyn-schofield-illinois-house-66th-district-republican-primary-2020-election
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with the New York Times against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/27/21156209/trump-lawsuit-new-york-times-libel-book-burning-steinberg
— Chicago’s still the nation’s corruption capital — and Blagojevich is the poster boy And Illinois — where four of the last 10 governors have served prison sentences — remains the nation’s third most corrupt state. – Dick Simpson and Tom Gradel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/27/21156736/chicago-corruption-dick-simpson-rod-blagojevich

DAILY HERALD
— Police: Brawl at Wheaton North stemmed from social media dispute – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200227/police-brawl-at-wheaton-north-stemmed-from-social-media-dispute

ABC7
— Minority candidates sound alarm over prospect of all-white Illinois Supreme Court – Sarah Schulte (DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that a candidate is, the more that political parties in Illinois do not want to support that candidate: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/diversity-drives-race-to-fill-vacancy-on-illinois-supreme-court/5970261/
— 7 Students Charged After ‘Premeditated Brawl’ at Wheaton North High School The fight involved a pocketknife and socks filled with batteries and a can of green beans, prosecutors said
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/7-students-charged-after-premeditated-brawl-at-wheaton-north-high-school/2227774/

NBC5
— 10 Races to Watch in Illinois’ Primary Election – Shelby Bremer (DIERSEN: They include: REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR US SENATE, REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR ILLINOIS’ 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR ILLINOIS’ 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, and REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR ILLINOIS’ 14TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/9-races-to-watch-in-illinois-primary-election/2223558/

CBS2
— Police Identify Gunman, 5 Men Killed In Molson Coors Brewery Shooting In Milwaukee – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/02/27/police-identify-gunman-5-men-killed-in-molson-coors-brewery-shooting-in-milwaukee/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Democrats have seriously endangered Illinois – Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/guest-viewpoint-from-rep-parkhurst-democrats-have-seriously-endangered-illinois/article_1179cbd4-58b8-11ea-9f66-879b22ef9a9b.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State Sen. Chapin Rose wants the state to create a $100 million “rainmaker fund” to help the University of Illinois recruit top-tier faculty. – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/state-senator-seeks-to-create-million-rainmaker-fund-for-ui/article_f3b7a692-f3c4-5396-bf75-40a747c9438b.html
— Illinois GOP worried about fallout over Blagojevich – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-illinois-gop-worried-about-fallout-over-blagojevich/article_b9ab79b9-9960-5e20-aa9e-0c26d93e1228.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— 14th Congressional District GOP candidates tackle immigration reform – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/02/26/gop-candidates-tackle-immigration-reform/abu69c/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Illinois worst off financially when it comes to backlogged bills – Nikki McGee
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/analysis-illinois-worst-off-financially-when-it-comes-to-backlogged-bills#new_tab

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— League of Women Voters Hosts Candidate Forums (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting candidate forums.) 
https://www.nctv17.com/news/league-of-women-voters-hosts-candidate-forums/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois has second-highest property taxes in nation – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/report-illinois-has-second-highest-property-taxes-in-nation/article_ed12cd84-5814-11ea-b067-67727386a723.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ‘FAIR TAX’ WOULD COST ILLINOIS 56K JOBS – Orphe Divounguy and Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/fair-tax-would-cost-illinois-56k-jobs/#new_tab

CAPITOL FAX
— Coronavirus roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/27/coronavirus-roundup-2/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) promote LGBTQ activity, b) promote the destruction of traditional marriage, and c) promote the destruction of the traditional family. 
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/27/support-the-healthy-youth-act-2/
— Mazzochi to House Democrats: “You’ve done nothing” about corruption
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/27/mazzochi-to-hdems-youve-done-nothing-about-corruption/
— Today’s quotable: “I, I can’t answer that” (DIERSEN: How did you gain your knowledge about how the federal government operates? GAO audits the federal government. 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. I worked on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years, on audits of IRS for 3 years, and on audits of many other federal agencies, including Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, General Service Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Labor, Federal Aviation Administration, Veteran Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services, for almost 6 years. I worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I worked for the Post Office as a part time carrier/clerk for almost 3 years at the GS-4 Step 1-3 levels, currently $16.64-$17.75/hour. I learned a lot about federal court procedures as an active member in a class action lawsuit and as the plaintiff in two lawsuits. I learned a lot about arbitration procedures as a grievant four grievances and as a Financial Regulatory Authority arbitrator since 1998.) 
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/27/todays-quotable-i-i-cant-answer-that/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— CPAC crowd boos absent Mitt Romney – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/27/cpac-crowd-applauds-absence-mitt-romney/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Pence touts Trump administration’s accomplishments at CPAC while slamming 2020 Democrats – Anthony Leonardi 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/pence-touts-trump-administrations-accomplishments-at-cpac-while-slamming-2020-democrats
— Dan Crenshaw explains why ‘socialism doesn’t work’ in one minute – Andrew Mark Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dan-crenshaw-explains-why-socialism-doesnt-work-in-one-minute

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrat response to the coronavirus is scarier than the virus – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/the_democrat_response_to_the_coronavirus_is_scarier_than_the_virus.html
— Democrats block passage of bill aiding newborn babies – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/democrats_block_passage_of_bill_aiding_newborn_babies.html
— What liberalism is today and why it is toxic – Peter Skurkiss
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/the_essence_of_todays_liberalism.html

BREITBART
— Pence touts Trump’s conservative credentials, warns of ‘socialism’ at CPAC – UPI
https://www.breitbart.com/news/pence-touts-trumps-conservative-credentials-warns-of-socialism-at-cpac/
— CPAC: Pence slams socialism – UPI
https://www.breitbart.com/news/cpac-pence-slams-socialism-urges-bipartisanship-to-meet-covid-19-crisis/
— Conservative lawmakers, Mike Pence speak at CPAC
https://www.breitbart.com/news/watch-live-conservative-lawmakers-mike-pence-speak-at-cpac/
— Liz Cheney Highlights Man Who Escaped Castro’s Cuba as Message to Socialist Bernie Sanders – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/27/watch-liz-cheney-highlights-man-who-escaped-castros-cuba-as-message-to-socialist-bernie-sanders/
— Mike Pence Addresses Coronavirus at CPAC: ‘We’re Ready for Anything’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/27/mike-pence-addresses-coronavirus-cpac-were-ready-anything/
— Charlie Kirk: Don’t Disregard a Socialist, It Is Hard to Run Against ‘Free’ – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/27/charlie-kirk-dont-disregard-a-socialist-it-is-hard-to-run-against-free/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Democrats Turn Coronavirus Into Bio-Weapon Against Trump – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32026

DAILY CALLER
— Mitt Romney’s Name Booed At CPAC – PHILLIP NIETO
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/27/mitt-romney-booed-cpac/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Pence: ‘Socialism Has Failed … Freedom Works’ – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/02/27/pence-socialism-has-failed-freedom-works/

FOX NEWS
— Pence rallies CPAC crowd for 2020 Trump reelection: ‘Freedom works. Socialism doesn’t’ – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pence-rallies-cpac-crowd-for-2020-trump-re-election-freedom-works-socialism-doesnt
— Dan Crenshaw at CPAC: How to argue against socialism – Matt London
https://www.foxnews.com/media/cpac-dan-crenshaw-socialism-fox-nation
— CPAC 2020: GOP reps warn Dems will ‘never stop’ trying to take down Trump in wake of impeachment – Brooke Singman 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cpac-2020-gop-reps-warn-dems-will-never-stop-trying-to-take-down-trump-in-wake-of-impeachment

NEWSMAX
— Pew Poll: Record 10 Percent of Voters Are Immigrants – Theodore Bunker (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs shout at immigrants that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, and bigots who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/immigrant-voters-population-record/2020/02/26/id/955886/

PJ MEDIA
— VP Pence Rocks CPAC: ‘America Will Never Be a Socialist Country!’ – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/vice-president-mike-pence-rocks-cpac-2020/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Homosexual pedophilia destroyed the Boy Scouts – Bryan Fischer
https://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/bryan-fischer/2020/02/27/homosexual-pedophilia-destroyed-the-boy-scouts

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Dour Democrats Play the Race Card – Steve Cortes
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/02/27/dour_democrats_play_the_race_card_142498.html

THE HILL
— Pence speaks at CPAC
https://thehill.com/video/administration/484912-watch-live-pence-speaks-at-cpac
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) destroy individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/484629-no-conflict-between-true-religious-liberty-and-lgbtq-rights

REUTERS
— How the Democratic nominating battle could end in a messy ‘brokered convention’ – Joseph Ax
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-brokered-convention-expl/how-the-democratic-nominating-battle-could-end-in-a-messy-brokered-convention-idUSKCN20L3B0?il=0

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Psst . . . I Want You to Illegally Immigrate Solicitation or free speech? The Supreme Court takes up the case. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, disgustingly, tragically, and illegally, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs illegally encourage illegal immigration.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/psst-i-want-you-to-illegally-immigrate-11582849036

STATE NEWS
— Too poor to go anywhere for spring break? You have options – C.J. Moore (DIERSEN: Since the spring of 1969, to demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a filthy rich draft dodger, my critics/opponents have stressed that I drove from NIU to Florida for spring break in 1969 and 1970 in my 1969 Dodge Charger SE. I could afford to do that because of my job working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office.) 
https://statenews.com/article/2020/02/too-poor-to-go-anywhere-for-spring-break-you-have-options

FCW
— Congresswoman asks Democratic presidential candidates to address federal workforce – Lia Russell (DIERSEN: In what ways have you been a minority? All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, I was a minority because I was a Republican. In addition, often, I was a minority because I was a non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and my ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://fcw.com/articles/2020/02/27/wexton-asks-dem-candidates-to-address-federal-workforce.aspx
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ahead of Virginia’s March 3 primary for the 2020 presidential race, Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) published an open letter urging the Democratic hopefuls to consider how they would work to restore faith in the civil service. Job satisfaction across the federal government has flagged continuously every year under the Trump administration, according to the Partnership for Public Service, which puts out a “Best Places in Government To Work” report every year. In 2019, the public sector’s employee engagement score dipped to 61.7 points out of 100, compared to 77 in the private sector. “From its inception, Donald Trump’s administration has set out to inflict harm on our public servants and the vital role our federal agencies play in serving the American people,” Wexton wrote in the letter. “This administration has launched attack after attack on the nonpartisan civil service — severely undercutting workers’ rights, deliberately leaving agencies understaffed and key positions unfilled, and using employees as bargaining chips in budget negotiations.”)

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR SALE: 708 South Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton – $625,000
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/708-south-wheaton-ave/pid_34994642/

REDFIN
— FOR SALE: 818 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $675,000
https://www.redfin.com/IL/Wheaton/818-Golf-Ln-60189/home/49778565

February 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign office vandalized in Edgewater on North Side, police say
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mike-bloombergs-campaign-office-vandalized-in-edgewater-on-north-side-police/5962919/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/24/2020
— 22 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago weekend shootings
https://abc7chicago.com/22-shot-5-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-shootings/5963006/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/24/2020

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Graffiti spray-painted on Bloomberg campaign office in Edgewater “Racist,” “sexist,” “GOP” and “oligarch” were scrawled across four windows on the front of the former New York mayor’s campaign office, 1130 W. Bryn Mawr. – Luke Wilusz and Carly Behm
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/2/24/21150374/mike-bloomberg-edgewater-campaign-office-graffiti-vandalism-bryn-mawr

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With Democrats caught up in corruption probe, Illinois GOP appeared to have a ready-made campaign message. Then Trump freed Blgojevich. ‘It doesn’t help the argument.’ – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rod-blagojevich-illinois-republicans-20200224-qf6poxyv4vdybnggbkyt7fuf7i-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: 7 in GOP line up for shot to reclaim 14th District – Rick Pearson
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200224/281509343215533
— Expelling Wall Street Journal reporters returns China to a darker age – BRET STEPHENS (DIERSEN: In Illinois, the more planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform that you support, the more likely that Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, fundraisers, etc. will expel you.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-china-wall-street-journal-20200221-2tzdu75bkzapnlh7c2adzzavea-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What volunteer work, that is, what unpaid work, have you spent a lot of time doing? For me, it includes serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee member 1983-1996, and Illinois CPA Society Membership Committee member 1989-1998. 
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200224/281861530533805

WGN RADIO
— Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin discusses the new budget plan
https://wgnradio.com/2020/02/23/illinois-house-republican-leader-jim-durkin-comes-on-this-weeks-episode-of-the-sunday-spin/

WBEZ
— For The First Time In More Than A Decade, The Waitlist For Suburban Public Housing Is Opening – Kristen Schorsch
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/for-the-first-time-in-more-than-a-decade-the-waitlist-for-suburban-public-housing-is-opening/5278515b-3592-45dd-b333-86493c2a0f4d

FOX ST. LOUIS
— Choice to separate Chicago from Illinois to appear on some primary ballots – JOE MILLITZER
https://fox2now.com/2020/02/21/choice-to-separate-illinois-from-chicago-to-appear-on-some-primary-ballots/#new_tab

WCBU
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats encourage minorities and women to wear protest hairstyles.
https://wcbu.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/gordon-booth-spearheads-anti-hairstyle-discrimination-effort#stream/0

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.
https://depauliaonline.com/46663/nation/trump-under-fire-for-sanctuary-cities-crackdown/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— 14% of Illinois residents enrolled in food stamp program in July
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/525864077-analysis-14-of-illinois-residents-enrolled-in-food-stamp-program-in-july#new_tab

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— Lawmaker Wants To Waive Concealed Carry Fee For Veterans – Mike Smith
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/2020/02/23/lawmaker-wants-to-waive-concealed-carry-fee-for-veterans/
— Vermilion Co. Treasurer Darren Duncan Seeks 15th Congressional District GOP Nomination – Jim Meadows
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/2020/02/23/vermilion-co-treasurer-darren-duncan-runs-for-15th-congressional-dis-gop-nomination/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Buttigieg’s Shameful Political Exploitation of a Child – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/02/buttigiegs-shameful-political-exploitation-of-a-child/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Warren shreds Bloomberg’s ‘history with women’ after calling nondisclosure agreement releases ‘not good enough’ – Anthony Leonardi 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/warren-shreds-bloombergs-history-with-women-after-calling-nondisclosure-agreement-releases-not-good-enough

FOX NEWS
— Trump administration rule to restrict green cards for welfare-reliant immigrants takes effect – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rule-to-restrict-welfare-reliant-immigrants-from-green-cards-goes-into-effect

BLAZE
— Sanders doubles down on support for communist dictator Fidel Castro in ’60 Minutes’ interview He’s literally repeating communist propaganda in 2020 – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bernie-sanders-doubles-down-on-his-support-for-communist-fidel-castro-in-60-minutes-interview

PJ MEDIA
— RNC Crushing Democrats in Fundraising – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/election/rnc-crushing-democrats-in-fundraising/

THE HILL
— Sanders won’t attend American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, accuses it of providing platform for ‘bigotry’ – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/484294-sanders-wont-attend-aipac-conference-accuses-it-of-providing-platform-for

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Week in Business: Even Billionaires Can’t Buy Debate Skills – Charlotte Cowles
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/23/business/this-week-in-business-debate-michael-bloomberg.html


— Digital Edits, a Paid Army: Bloomberg Is ‘Destroying Norms’ on Social Media His campaign is testing the boundaries of what platforms like Twitter and Facebook allow in politics. They’re having trouble coming up with an answer. – Sheera Frenkel and Davey Alba
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/22/technology/bloomberg-social-media.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Bernie Sanders Looks Ahead After Nevada Caucus Win Contests in 15 states over the coming week and a half could determine the course of the race – Eliza Collins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bernie-sanders-looks-ahead-after-nevada-caucuses-win-11582459203
— Joe Biden Faces Competition for Diverse Coalition From Bernie Sanders The race for the Democratic nomination heads to South Carolina, where black voters make up more than half of the party electorate – Ken Thomas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-faces-competition-for-diverse-coalition-from-bernie-sanders-11582483693
— Nine Ways to Make Your Work Day Better – Bruce Daisley (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee, I could have, but I refused, to make my work days better by a) becoming a Democrat and b) helping my Democrat superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nine-ways-to-make-work-less-awful-11582281002

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Republicans.
https://www.bloombergquint.com/gadfly/why-black-voters-keep-picking-democrats

ABC NEWS
— Fired Chicago Police superintendent getting $190K pension A report says Chicago’s fired police superintendent is receiving a monthly pension of more than $15,800 – AP (DIERSEN: In defense of my $54,168/year $4,514/month Civil Service Retirement System pension, I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, and I worked for the Post office for almost 3 years at the GS-4 Step 1-3 levels, currently $16.64-$17.75/hour. In addition, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fired-chicago-police-superintendent-190k-pension-69104186#new_tab

CNBC
— Bloomberg says he can’t use TurboTax. Here are the options for most taxpayers – Sarah O’Brien
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/20/bloomberg-doesnt-use-turbotax-here-are-options-for-most-taxpayers.html

USA TODAY
— Nearly two-thirds of voters expect Trump to win reelection in November, poll finds – William Cummings
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/02/23/poll-two-thirds-trump-will-win-reeelection/4850074002/

FOX BALTIMORE
— George Zimmerman files suit against Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg – Danielle Jackson (DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians who hint/imply/argue/shout that their opponents and their supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things? I should write a book about such politicians in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://foxbaltimore.com/news/nation-world/george-zimmerman-files-suit-against-elizabeth-warren-and-pete-buttigieg

PBS
— Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned – AP
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/reliability-of-pricey-new-voting-machines-questioned

COLUMBIAN
— Community must have voice in selecting trustees – Willy Cushwa
https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/feb/23/local-view-community-must-have-voice-in-selecting-trustees/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates would have to publicly explain and defend their qualifications, positions on issues, and vision for the college — which doesn’t happen in the current selection process. Improved communication with constituents would also be necessary during a term of service, especially if a trustee sought re-election. I suspect that local reporters and community members would appreciate a more direct way to obtain information and answers to questions, instead of relying on public record requests. I have no doubts that the current and former Clark College Trustees are educated, professionally experienced, and committed to the community. However, I believe the more pertinent question is “Are they the most qualified and suitable individuals to guide the college and oversee its operations?”)

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat Black activists blame Whites for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/02/how-did-the-democrats-end-up-here

BUSINESS AM LIVE
— How essential are certificates and degrees today? – Nnanyelugo Ike-Muonso (DIERSEN: If I had not had a high school diploma, the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966. If I had not had a bachelor’s degree in management, Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job in 1971, and IRS would not have hired me in 1971. If I had not been taking graduate business courses, IRS might not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. If I had not earned an MBA and passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, GAO would not have hired me in 1980. If I had not earned a master’s degree in accounting and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, GAO would not have promoted me in 1986. If I had not been taking graduate finance courses and earned a master’s degree in finance, GAO would have succeeded in forcing me to retire earlier than it did.)  
https://www.businessamlive.com/how-essential-are-certificates-and-degrees-today/