May 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases top 77K with over 3K deaths; State to receive supply of drug remdesivir
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-among-6-states-to-receive-supply-of-remdesivir/6169727/
— Chicago church opens its doors Sunday in ‘passive resistance’ to Illinois stay-at-home order
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-coronavirus-illinois-church-metro-praise-international/6170057/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 1,656 New Cases of Coronavirus, 57 Additional Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1656-new-cases-of-coronavirus-57-additional-deaths/2269562/
— Blue Angels Flyover Set for Tuesday, State Reports 1,656 New Cases
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-updates-blue-angels-flyover-set-for-tuesday-state-reports-1656-new-cases/2269595/

CBS2
— Nearly Half Of Illinois’ COVID-19 Deaths Tied To Nursing Homes
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4545137-nearly-half-of-illinois-covid-19-deaths-tied-to-nursing-homes/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— For first day in almost a week, Illinois COVID-19 deaths drop below 100
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/for-first-day-in-almost-a-week-illinois-covid-19-deaths-drop-below-100

WGN TV
— More than 1,600 coronavirus cases reported in Illinois, as Pritzker defends extended order – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/over-1600-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-in-illinois-as-pritzker-defends-extended-order/
— A distinct possibility: ‘Temporary’ layoffs may be permanent – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/a-distinct-possibility-temporary-layoffs-may-be-permanent/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mnuchin predicts bounce back for economy while health experts fear more COVID-19 cases as states reopen – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200510-gbcogabmhfhpzi5z7dd7et6ceq-story.html
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker on COVID-19 fight: ‘We’re going it alone, as the White House has left all the states to do’ – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-governor-pritzker-comments-20200510-upazgyzncrbatlxfwxystgyx3u-story.html
— More businesses are realizing their ‘temporary’ layoffs due to COVID-19 may become permanent – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-jobs-layoffs-permanent-20200510-iykawjnz6nb25mc3cca4h2egkq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois reports another 57 coronavirus-related deaths as state’s total case count nears 78,000 and 1,656 new cases of coronavirus
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/10/21253457/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Pritzker says he’s ‘going it alone’ to ramp up COVID-19 testing, state won’t reopen without ‘standards’ met Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, the Democratic governor said states continue to “go it alone” to ramp up testing. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/10/21253666/pritzker-ramp-up-covid-19-testing-illinois-reopen-economy
— Illinois won’t reopen without ‘standards’ met, Pritzker says
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/10/21253457/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Albany Park church hosts Sunday service in defiance of stay-at-home order after suing Pritzker Cristian Ionescu, the senior pastor of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, said the move to hold services is “not a rebellion for the sake of rebellion” and claimed the Constitution grants them the right to worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/10/21253844/albany-park-church-hosts-sunday-service-defiance-stay-at-home-order-lawsuit-pritzker-illinois
— On Mother’s Day, leaders search for optimism amid pandemic “I think you’re going to see a bounce-back from a low standpoint,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaking on “Fox News Sunday.” – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/10/21253823/mothers-day-2020-world-leaders-optimism-amid-coronavirus-pandemic
— Time for the Illinois Legislature to get back to work — safely and remotely State lawmakers are running out of time to vote on crucial matters, including a new state budget. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/10/21252459/illinois-legislature-coronavirus-covid-19-session-suntimes-editorial-remote-zoom-2021-budget

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois’ COVID-19 death toll dips below 100 for first time in five days – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200510/illinois-covid-19-death-toll-dips-below-100-for-first-time-in-five-days
— Two suspects in custody after woman beaten, robbed at Naperville motel – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200510/two-suspects-in-custody-after-woman-beaten-robbed-at-naperville-motel

WBBM
— Illinois Now Has Just Over 16-Hundred New Cases Of Coronavirus Disease
https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/illinois-now-has-just-over-16-hundred-new-cases-of-coronavirus-disease

HERALD NEWS
— Will County elected officials express concern with plan to reopen Illinois – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/05/08/will-county-elected-officials-express-concern-with-plan-to-reopen-illinois/a1sei2t/

WGEM
— Illinois state health officials announce 57 new COVID-19 deaths – Blake Sammann
https://wgem.com/2020/05/10/illinois-state-health-officials-announce-57-new-covid-19-deaths/

PATCH ILLINOIS
— Illinois Coronavirus Update May 10: 77,741 Cases, 3,406 Deaths The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years, state health officials said. – Lorraine Swanson
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/illinois-coronavirus-update-may-10-77-741-cases-3-406-deaths

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois governor: Virus restrictions needed ‘until we’re able to eradicate it’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/10/jb-pritzker-illinois-governor-coronavirus-restrict/
— Elected officials abuse of power keeps citizens away from work and church Malevolent tyrants side-step the Constitution – Andy Biggs
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/10/elected-officials-abuse-of-power-keeps-citizens-aw/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois governor: Trump administration has ‘not delivered’ on coronavirus promises – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/illinois-governor-trump-administration-has-not-delivered-on-coronavirus-promises

EPOCH TIMES
— Supreme Court Rebuffs Activists, Reinstates Ban on Encouraging Illegals to Stay in U.S. – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/supreme-court-rebuffs-activists-reinstates-ban-on-encouraging-illegals-to-stay-in-us_3345769.html

THE HILL
— Officials warn of worsening economic woes after dismal April jobs report – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/497024-officials-warn-of-worsening-economic-woes-after-dismal-april-jobs

POLITICO
— Pritzker: Illinois is ‘going it alone’ on tackling coronavirus The state is currently in “phase two” of Pritzker’s five-part reopening plan. – MAYA PARTHASARATHY
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/10/pritzker-illinois-alone-tackling-coronavirus-247044

REUTERS
— White House considers more coronavirus aid as jobs picture worsens – David Morgan, Susan Heavey
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-coronavirus/white-house-considers-more-coronavirus-aid-as-jobs-picture-worsens-idUSKBN22M0GX

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘Scary to Go to Work’: White House Races to Contain Virus in Its Ranks With two White House staff members testing positive, some officials fear the disease is already spreading rapidly through the West Wing. – Michael D. Shear and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/10/us/politics/white-house-coronavirus-trump.html
— Carnage in the job market could get much worse.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/10/us/coronavirus-deaths-cases.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Mnuchin says unemployment will get worse before it gets better amid coronavirus pandemic
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/10/coronavirus-update-us/
— Doctors keep discovering new ways the coronavirus attacks the body Damage to the kidneys, heart, brain — even ‘covid toes’ — prompts reassessment of the disease and how to treat it – Lenny Bernstein and Ariana Eunjung Cha
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/10/coronavirus-attacks-body-symptoms/
— This is how economic pain is distributed in America Job losses due to the coronavirus shutdown have fallen unequally on Americans according to age, gender, educational attainment and race – Tracy Jan (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that those who have suffered less economic pain are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/09/jobs-report-demographics/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans it’s safe to inch back to normal.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-deaths-mount-trump-tries-to-convince-americans-its-safe-to-inch-back-to-normal/2020/05/09/bf024fe6-9149-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html
— Top White House advisers, unlike their boss, increasingly worry stimulus spending is costing too much Conservatives are eyeing potential policies to reduce long-term budget impact but say Trump probably won’t go along – Jeff Stein, Josh Dawsey and John Hudson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/10/top-white-house-advisers-unlike-their-boss-increasingly-worry-stimulus-spending-is-costing-too-much/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump’s handling of the pandemic.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-grow-nervous-about-losing-the-senate-amid-worries-over-trumps-handling-of-the-pandemic/2020/05/09/65691184-915f-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Pandemic doctor predicts coronavirus will spike, blames Trump for wasting weeks of lockdown – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-shaman-meet-the-press-20200510-cew7nouxqzf2fjj6bwudvvpjga-story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Jobs picture will get worse before improving, Treasury secretary says – LAURA KING
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-05-10/jobs-picture-will-get-worse-before-improving

PENN LIVE
— Workers in Pennsylvania with preexisting health conditions fear a call to return to work – Brett Sholtis
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/workers-in-pennsylvania-with-preexisting-health-conditions-fear-a-call-to-return-to-work.html

DESERET NEWS
— Nearly 1 in 4 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Utah has diabetes, data shows – Ashley Imlay
https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/5/10/21253761/covid19-coronavirus-deaths-recoveries-salt-lake-county-half-recovered-preexisting

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— More Covid-19 Patient Data, Please New York finds some surprising results about those who test positive. – Editorial (DIERSEN: What if only those who are most vulnerable had been locked down instead of everyone?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-covid-19-patient-data-please-11589148282
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Twenty-two percent of those who entered the hospital came from a nursing home or assisted living facility. Ninety-six percent had an underlying health condition. Yet only 17% were employed, and only 4% in New York City had been taking public transportation. “We were thinking that maybe we were going to find a higher percentage of essential employees who were getting sick because they were going to work—that these may be nurses, doctors, transit workers. That’s not the case,” he said. “They’re not working, they’re not traveling, they’re predominantly downstate, predominantly minority, predominantly older.” More investigation is needed, but the virus may be spreading mostly within multigenerational households or public housing. Collecting more information about infected individuals’ habits would have been especially useful early in the pandemic before most businesses were shut down. This data could reveal patterns that suggest the most likely venues for transmission.)

FORBES
— Death Toll Conspiracy: Why Conservative Media—And Soon, Possibly Trump—Are Doubting Coronavirus Mortality Figures – Matt Perez
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2020/05/10/death-toll-conspiracy-why-conservative-media-and-soon-possibly-trump-are-doubting-coronavirus-mortality-figures/
— 3 Bitter Truths About The Coronavirus Job Losses And The Economy – Terina Allen
https://www.forbes.com/sites/terinaallen/2020/05/10/3-bitter-truths-about-the-coronavirus-job-losses-and-the-economy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. The bitter truth is that 42% of all coronavirus job losses will be permanent. . .2. The bitter truth is that the coronavirus recession will last far longer than many will admit. . .3. The bitter truth is that unemployment is currently closer to 25% instead of 14.7%.)

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Trump Officials Say Unemployment Could Pass 20% Joblessness nears levels seen during the Great Depression as coronavirus cases pass 1.3 million in the United States. – Susan Milligan,
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2020-05-10/trump-officials-say-unemployment-could-pass-20-during-coronavirus-pandemic

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/americas-racial-contract-showing/611389/

ABC RADIO NATIONAL
— Lost your job because of coronavirus? You might face an identity crisis — but you can overcome it – Anna Kelsey-Sugg and Maria Tickle (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being forced to take early retirement. I would focus on how your critics/opponents use that against you.)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-11/coronavirus-sudden-unemployment-and-impact-on-identity/12206868

(FROM THE ARTICLE: When we lose the ‘organizing principle of our lives’. . .Recovering from a sudden career change. . .Seeing the silver lining)

May 8 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau calls for reopening village ahead of Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home-order timeline – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/business/orland-park-mayor-calls-for-reopening-village-ahead-of-governors-timeline/6162722/

NBC5
— Illinois Paid Over $2B in Unemployment Claims in First 4 Months of 2020 The IDES said it’s processed more than 1 million initial unemployment claims since March 1.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-paid-over-2b-in-unemployment-claims-in-first-4-months-of-2020/2268346/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Economy vs. epidemiology? Pritzker gears reopening to science and saving lives – but business leaders call plan ‘misguided’ The Illinois Department of Employment Security processed more claims during the first month of the pandemic than it did during all of last year — and that number nearly doubled in the second month of the crisis. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/7/21251384/pritzker-reopening-illinois-unemployment-claim-region-chamber-commerce
— Hundreds of city workers take on new jobs to meet pandemic needs From librarians to Streets and Sanitation workers, their regular jobs are on hold or taking a backseat as the pandemic grips the city. – Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: In 1971, while I was in training to be an IRS Revenue Officer, that was put on hold for a while when I was assigned to help enforce Nixon’s price controls which included freezes on wages, rents, and dividends.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/5/7/21249727/chicago-redeploys-city-workers-meet-pandemic-needs-coronavirus-covid-19

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How does Gov. J.B. Pritzker — and how do local governments — collect taxes from businesses he’s shut down? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-small-businesses-taxes-kass-20200508-p2r27biwqzaxtair6ii7beiv3e-story.html
— Oak Brook village president blasts Gov. Pritzker’s reopening plan: ‘Our businesses have suffered beyond repair’ – CHUCK FIELDMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/ct-dob-lalmalani-business-reaction-tl-0514-20200507-mzhf3z3ufjfd3czedte27wx4r4-story.html
— Illinois congressional delegation seeks extension of 2,000 National Guard troops to assist with pandemic through June – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-illinois-national-guard-extension-20200507-jaqlfojdfzbpthutddqvgjt6uy-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Friday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200508-hzzbgz52lnd2zl4iyt2t3i4ksm-story.html
— How to get back to normal? Mass testing – Steve Chapman (DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois. What will the Democrats who run Illinois do with a) those who test positive and b) those who test negative?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-covid-trump-testing-vaccine-chapman-20200507-sym6a43zcneshkzsecendtxhxm-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Unemployment rate more than triples April’s rate of 14.7 percent is the highest since just after the Great Depression of the 1930s. – Bloomberg
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/unemployment-rate-more-triples
— Ford to restart most U.S. factories—including Chicago—May 18 “We have reopened our facilities in China, successfully begun our phased restart in Europe and have been producing medical equipment in Michigan for more than six weeks and are using the lessons from all of that.” – MICHAEL MARTINEZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/ford-restart-most-us-factories-including-chicago-may-18

WBEZ
— U.S. Field Hospitals Stand Down, Most Without Treating Any COVID-19 Patients – Joel Rose
https://www.wbez.org/stories/us-field-hospitals-stand-down-most-without-treating-any-covid-19-patients/a5df4fff-611b-465f-83ec-10c5ff4e5f2a

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Peoria businessman files lawsuit against Pritzker – Phil Luciano
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200507/peoria-businessman-files-lawsuit-against-pritzker

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Economic fallout from no fair will be widespread
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200507/economic-fallout-from-no-fair-will-be-widespread

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— Another 74,000 Illinoisans land on unemployment line – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Another-74-000-Illinoisans-land-on-unemployment-15256033.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— As Trump turns to economic recovery, partisan rift grows in perception of outbreak – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/as-trump-turns-to-economic-recovery-partisan-rift-grows-in-perception-of-outbreak
— Face masks make a political statement in era of coronavirus (DIERSEN: One could expect that the more hatred of Trump that there is in a neighborhood, precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, county, state, and country, the more that you will be harassed if not threatened if you do not wear a mask. How much hatred of Trump is there in your neighborhood, precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, and county?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/face-masks-make-a-political-statement-in-era-of-coronavirus-05-07-2020
— Governors disregarding White House guidelines on reopening – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/governors-disregarding-white-house-guidelines-on-reopening
— Anti-gun violence groups hold virtual rallies around Illinois FOID bill – Jakob Emerson
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/anti-gun-violence-groups-hold-virtual-rallies-around-illinois-foid-bill

MDJ ONLINE
— Leading statehouse Republican says Pritzker’s ‘major flaw’ is not addressing human toll from Illinois shutdown – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: As the human toll grows, so will hatred 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.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/leading-statehouse-republican-says-pritzker-s-major-flaw-is-not-addressing-human-toll-from-illinois/video_c1477c22-ef01-57e6-889a-bdc37ddbb9f1.html

VANDALIA RADIO
— Illinois Governor Sees Budget Crisis From Coronavirus, Won’t Commit To Budget Cuts – Todd Stapleton
https://www.vandaliaradio.com/2020/05/08/illinois-governor-sees-budget-crisis-from-coronavirus-wont-commit-to-budget-cuts/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Rep. LaHood named to 15-member China Task Force – KHQA
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/rep-lahood-named-to-15-member-china-task-force
— Local businesses come together for meal handout (DIERSEN: How soon, because of the fight against coronavirus will everyone in the world be handing out welfare and/or collecting welfare?)
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/local-businesses-come-together-for-meal-handout

KHQA
— State leaders continue the fight to reopen Illinois faster than Pritzker proposes – Rachel Meyers
https://khqa.com/news/coronavirus/state-leaders-continue-the-discussion-to-reopen-illinois-faster-than-pritzker-proposes

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker’s top-down reopen strategy will fail large parts of Illinois: He should expect push back – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-top-down-reopen-strategy-will-fail-large-parts-of-illinois-he-should-expect-push-back-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS’ ECONOMY SHRINKING BY MORE THAN $183M PER DAY AS STATE APPROACHES 1M NEW JOBLESS CLAIMS – Orphe Divounguy, Bryce Hill, Jon Josko
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-economy-shrinking-by-more-than-183m-per-day-as-state-approaches-1m-new-jobless-claims/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ACLJ SUBMITS FOIA DEMAND TO EXPOSE TRUTH BEHIND ILLINOIS DECISION TO KEEP ABORTION CLINICS OPEN DURING PANDEMIC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/aclj-submits-foia-demand-to-expose-truth-behind-illinois-decision-to-keep-abortion-clinics-open-duri.html
— SOCIAL JUSTICE ISN’T JUSTICE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/social-justice-isnt-justice.html
— ISOLATION AS DANGEROUS AS SMOKING 15 CIGARETTES A DAY, LOCKDOWN ADVISER WARNS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/isolation-as-dangerous-as-smoking-15-cigarettes-a-day-lockdown-adviser-warns.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘This is NUTS’: Ted Cruz slams city council resolution deeming ‘Chinese virus’ a hate speech term – Andrew Mark Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/this-is-nuts-ted-cruz-slams-city-council-resolution-deeming-chinese-virus-a-hate-speech-term
— The Human Rights Campaign sells its soul to endorse Joe Biden – Brad Polumbo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-human-rights-campaign-sells-its-soul-to-endorse-joe-biden

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Obama’s China Ambassador Compares Trump’s Rhetoric Toward China to Hitler Max Baucus says U.S. will ‘pay a price’ for ‘China-bashing’ – Graham Piro
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/obamas-china-ambassador-compares-trumps-rhetoric-toward-china-to-hitler/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY VS. THE WELFARE STATE: A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE – Eric M. Wallace, PhD
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/uncategorized/individual-responsibility-vs-the-welfare-state-a-biblical-perspective/

THE HILL
— Biden faces hard lift in winning over hard left – JONATHAN EASLEY AND AMIE PARNES (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, to defeat Trump, will Biden promise to use the federal government to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/496656-biden-faces-hard-lift-in-winning-over-hard-left
— Ted Cruz: I don’t see why Texas should have to bail out states for irresponsibility – J. EDWARD MORENO (DIERSEN: One could argue that Illinois has not acted irresponsibly but that just those in Illinois who have voted for Democrats or RINOs have acted irresponsibly.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/496343-ted-cruz-i-dont-see-why-texas-should-have-to-bail-out-states-for

CNN
— Record 20.5 million American jobs lost in April. Unemployment rate soars to 14.7% – Anneken Tappe
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/08/economy/april-jobs-report-2020-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— U.S. employment hit 14.7% in April, with 20.5 million unemployed.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/08/business/stock-market-coronavirus-jobs-report.html
— OUTSTANDING: The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lower court ruling that had invalidated a decades-old federal law defended by President Donald Trump’s administration that makes it a felony to encourage illegal immigration. – Reuters (DIERSEN: I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that encourage illegal immigration. I would focus on those in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me who support America’s immigration laws.)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/05/07/world/asia/07reuters-usa-court-immigration-speech.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: News Outlets Suffer as Advertisers Shun Articles About Coronavirus – Tiffany Hsu and Marc Tracy
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/business/media/advertising-coronavirus-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/opinion/coronavirus-republicans-jobs.html
— Knock, Knock, Who’s There? No Political Canvassers, for the First Time Maybe Ever Candidates and political parties are struggling to plan for a fall campaign without some of the most basic building blocks of politics. – Shane Goldmacher (DIERSEN: What will candidates want precinct committeemen to do to help elect them?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/us/politics/2020-elections.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: For Workers, No Sign of ‘What Normal Is Going to Look Like’ Initial steps to reopen businesses have yet to offset continuing job losses, with a “secondary wave” of layoffs hitting white-collar industries. – Patricia Cohen and Tiffany Hsu (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO used Republican-led budget cuts to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/business/economy/coronavirus-unemployment-claims.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Businesses Struggle to Lure Workers Away From Unemployment Some workers are making more from unemployment than at their old jobs, complicating reopenings – Kris Maher (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/businesses-struggle-to-lure-workers-away-from-unemployment-11588930202
— Postal Service Is in Financial Peril, Government Watchdog Report Says GAO says Congress should determine level of service the nation requires as coronavirus pandemic hits USPS’s business and determine whether agency should be financially self-sustaining – Paul Ziobro
https://www.wsj.com/articles/postal-service-is-in-financial-peril-government-watchdog-report-says-11588865412
— Coronavirus Puts Congress’s Doctor on Front Lines Senate and House leaders rely on Dr. Brian Monahan’s medical advice but reach different decisions on returning to Capitol – Kristina Peterson and Natalie Andrews
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-puts-congresss-doctor-on-front-lines-11588852459

NEWSWEEK
— BANKRUPTCY FOR STATES? IT’S A BETTER IDEA THAN YOU THINK. – JOSHUA SHARF
https://www.newsweek.com/bankruptcy-states-its-better-idea-you-think-opinion-1502682

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— When Can You Afford to Retire? Questions to ask yourself if you’re considering early retirement. – Tammy Flanagan (DIERSEN: I should write a book about early retirement.)
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/05/when-can-you-afford-retire/165229/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Would you like to retire at your minimum retirement age (55-57, depending on your year of birth) under the Federal Employees Retirement System? That decision will depend not just on your age, but whether or not you can afford to leave the working world behind. The three parts of FERS retirement—an annuity (including a supplement for some of those who retire early), Social Security benefits, and personal investments in the Thrift Savings Plan—were designed to work together to provide the income needed in retirement. How early you personally can comfortably retire requires asking yourself the following questions: How much income will you need to cover your expenses? Will you have enough income to last the rest of your life? Have you considered the tax implications of your financial decisions? Have you accounted for future inflation? Have you factored in unforeseen future events, such as the potential need for long term care and the volatility of your investments? Do you plan to continue to work after you retire from federal service? Can you afford to delay claiming Social Security retirement? Do you understand how much net income you’ll get from your FERS retirement benefit after reductions and withholdings? If you are married, have you considered your income requirements while you and your spouse are both living, but also when one of you may become the survivor? Do you have others who depend on you for financial support?)

May 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID-19 test shortages persist in Illinois, crimping plans for return to normal – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner and Jonathan Fagg
https://abc7chicago.com/health/covid-19-test-shortages-persist-in-illinois-crimping-plans-for-return-to-normal/6161490/
— COVID-19 cases reach 70K, over 3K deaths; Pritzker defends reopening plan to GOP lawmakers, business groups Plan to reopen Illinois doesn’t move quickly enough, critics say – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/gov-pritzker-defends-plan-to-reopen-illinois/6160533/
— COVID-19 cases reach 70K, over 3K deaths; gig workers, independent contractors eligible for unemployment starting Monday Illinois unemployment claims up 12x since last year – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/gov-pritzker-announces-more-help-for-illinois-unemployed/6160533/
— Presidential valet has coronavirus; Trump again tests negative – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/presidential-valet-has-coronavirus;-trump-again-tests-negative/6160479/
— Trump administration shelves detailed guide to reopening country – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-admin-shelves-detailed-guide-to-reopening-country/6160195/
— Chicago’s only drive-in theater to reopen in McHenry with free admission Friday – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/mchenry-outdoor-theater-drive-in-movie-chicago/6161506/

NBC5
— Illinois’ Coronavirus Deaths Rise Above 3,000 as Cases Top 70,000, Health Officials Say So far, the state has administered nearly 400,000 tests, with more than 17,000 conducted in the last day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-deaths-rise-above-3000-as-cases-top-70000-health-officials-say/2268260/

CBS2
— Greater Chicago Food Depository Sees 60% Jump In Those Seeking Food Assistance
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/07/greater-chicago-food-depository-sees-60-jump-in-those-seeking-food-assistance/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths and 70,000 cases statewide
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-surpasses-3000-covid-19-deaths-and-70000-cases-statewide

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials report state tops 70,000 known COVID-19 cases as well as more than 3,000 fatalities
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200507-f5fivasoabertos53bh6fhnrje-story.html
— Nearly 3.2 million US workers seek jobless aid; coronavirus has put 33.5 million out of work – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-us-unemployment-surge-20200507-wzyha3dkwzbdfdcc3ezonhcvje-story.html
— Former Illinois Gov. Edgar on his talk with Pritzker about politics, leadership amid crisis | Lightfoot-Wilson mask feud | New WGN America nightly news program coming – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-edgar-lightfoot-reopen-wgn-america-news-nation-spin-20200507-n67ykhsnbzg2pc7wtbrcsfe2py-story.html
— Chicago can’t reopen without decrease in the number of coronavirus cases, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-stay-home-order-20200507-nssqhfyaxvdzrchugqdygm6dfe-story.html
— Aim higher: CPS, Pritzker should be focused on reopening schools, not extending e-learning – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-remote-learning-cps-fall-reopening-20200507-hcwxzp67ibhhzkr4lsgi5f2zum-story.html
— Schaumburg and Melrose Park giving away masks for coronavirus protection – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-mask-giveaway-20200508-fsaqw5iswjc3zbcqeskne5ac7e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois tops 3K coronavirus deaths, 70K cases; peak could last ‘awhile,’ officials say
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/7/21250359/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Top Illinois schools official says fall could start with remote learning, students attending on different days Offering a range of possibilities, the state superintendent for education said fall schooling will depend on public health conditions.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/5/6/21250051/illinios-school-fall-cps-carmen-ayala
— Lightfoot outlines Springfield agenda for Democratic lawmakers The mayor has three items on her legislative agenda; one of them — reauthorizing a $5 monthly tax on phone bills — came “out of the blue,” one lawmaker said. Lightfoot said the city needs the money. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/5/7/21251228/lightfoot-legislative-agenda-springfield-casino-phone-tax
— Pritzker urged to let restaurants open June 1 — but at 25% capacity, with employee safeguards Restaurants can’t afford to wait until June 28 to reopen, as the governor has planned. “The further we go, the harder it is gonna be for restaurants to re-open,” said Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/7/21251112/coronavirus-restaurants-reopen-chicago-toia-social-distancing
— 33 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit Nearly 900,000 Illinoisans have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/5/7/21250383/us-unemployment-aid-coronavirus-covid-19-layoffs-economy

DAILY HERALD
— Another 74,000 file first-time unemployment claims in Illinois
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200507/another-74000-file-first-time-unemployment-claims-in-illinois
— Region’s 22.8% infection rate well above threshold for loosening restrictions – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200506/regions-228-infection-rate-well-above-threshold-for-loosening-restrictions-

CRAIN’S CHICAGO Business
— More COVID-driven cuts: UChicago hospital furloughs workers The medical center is sidelining workers and postponing planned capital projects, among other cost-trimming measures, as it loses tens of millions of dollars a month during the COVID pandemic. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/more-covid-driven-cuts-uchicago-hospital-furloughs-workers

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County reports five COVID-19 deaths 886 total cases, 50 deaths in the county – ALEX KANTECKI
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/05/07/mchenry-county-reports-five-covid-19-deaths/abdti4k/

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Some Kane County residents not impressed by governor’s plan to reopen Illinois – JAMES FULLER
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/05/07/some-kane-county-residents-not-impressed-by-governors-plan-to-reopen-illinois/am1pyw1/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Vermilion County businesses not giving up during pandemic – Haydee Clotter (DIERSEN: What percent of the businesses and organizations in your municipality, township, and county shut down by efforts to fight coronavirus do you predict will never start up again?)
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/vermilion-county-businesses-not-giving-up-during-pandemic

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “President Trump Wants To Reopen Economy Despite CDC Warnings.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/president-trump-wants-reopen-economy-despite-cdc-warnings#stream/0

JEANNE IVES
— VIDEO: CDH / Northwestern Medicine Chief Medical Officer Tells Ives: Pritzker’s Plan Means Suburbs Shut Down for “A Year… Maybe a Year and A Half.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3qRce_qk9I&feature=youtu.be

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— COVID-19 RULES APPLY TO ALL ILLINOISANS, WITH EXCEPTIONS FOR SOME POLITICAL FIGURES – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/covid-19-rules-apply-to-all-illinoisans-with-exceptions-for-some-political-figures/

CAPITOL FAX
— House cancels next week’s session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/house-cancels-next-weeks-session-3/
— 2641 new cases, 15 percent positivity rate, 138 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/2641-new-cases-15-percent-positivity-rate-138-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker: More than $2 billion paid out in unemployment claims, $500 million more than all of 2019 – Answers question that could’ve been answered by a simple Google search – Explains local law enforcement – Repeats he may use state licensing to enforce EO – Asked another question that could’ve been answered by Google – Says he and staff have been wearing masks for about two weeks – Says again he wants mail-in ballot expansion – Asked another easily Google-able question – Can’t answer question about distant future – Out of state hospitals not factored in to phased plan – Asks customers to not patronize a store that is suing to reopen – Still not close to testing needs – Recounts recent Jim Edgar call – Working on guidance for hair stylists – Explains new call center – All employees at the call center are from Illinois – ISBE and IDPH will oversee return of school sports – Asked yet another Google-able question – And another – Urges pastor not to reopen – Explains how state plan will lead to quicker reopening than White House plan – Pritzker, Ezike discuss plateau – Dr. Ezike explains data collecting on the fly – Avoids budget cutting question – Says he wants federal replacement for lost state revenues
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/pritzker-more-than-2-billion-paid-out-in-unemployment-claims-500-million-more-than-all-of-2019/
— IDPH session guidelines
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/read-the-idph-session-guidelines/
— State inspectors ordered back to work, but workers and their union objected
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/state-inspectors-ordered-back-to-work-but-workers-and-their-union-objected/
— Pritzker: More than $2 billion paid out in unemployment claims, $500 million more than all of 2019
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/pritzker-more-than-2-billion-paid-out-in-unemployment-claims-500-million-more-than-all-of-2019/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/covid-19-roundup-33/
— Rep. Bailey proposes his own plan, and is getting hammered for it
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/rep-bailey-proposes-his-own-plan-and-is-getting-hammered-for-it/
— State inspectors ordered back to work, but workers and their union objected
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/state-inspectors-ordered-back-to-work-but-workers-and-their-union-objected/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— States explore house arrest technology to enforce quarantines – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/7/coronavirus-usa-states-explore-house-arrest-techno/

GOPUSA
— Will Americans Take Coronavirus Vaccine When It Becomes Available? Will You?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88563

TOWNHALL
— GAO Report: Postal Service’s Net Loss Totaled $78 Billion In 12 Years – Julio Rosas
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2020/05/07/gao-report-the-postal-services-net-loss-totaled-78-billion-in-12-years-n2568374

FEDERALIST
— 60 Questions Americans Need To Consider About How To Handle Coronavirus Shutdowns and bailouts are unsustainable for 18 months to two years. We need a new and better set of strategies, and we can’t put it off any further. – Joy Pullmann
https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/07/60-questions-americans-need-to-consider-about-how-to-handle-coronavirus/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Lays Off One-Third of Its Staff, Cutting 285 Employees – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/05/07/planned-parenthood-abortion-business-lays-off-one-third-of-its-staff-cutting-285-employees/

THE HILL
— Military official who serves as Trump valet tests positive for coronavirus – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/496577-military-official-who-serves-as-trump-valet-tests-positive-for
— Trump hits serious headwinds in polls on COVID-19 reopening – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/496593-trump-hits-serious-headwinds-in-polls-on-covid-19-reopening
— Trump meets harsh reality with coronavirus threat – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/496705-trump-meets-harsh-reality-with-coronavirus-threat

NEW YORK TIMES
— White House Rejected C.D.C. Reopening Guidelines, Asking for Revisions
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/us/coronavirus-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Power struggles erupt as governors and state legislatures fight over coronavirus response – Tim Craig and Annie Gowen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/power-struggles-erupt-as-governors-and-state-legislatures-fight-over-coronavirus-response/2020/05/07/05516526-8f8e-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html
— Where Americans are still staying at home the most – Kevin Schaul, Brittany Renee Mayes and Bonnie Berkowitz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/map-us-still-staying-home-coronavirus/

FORBES
— COVID-19: What Should Employers Consider As They Draft A Return To Work Policy? – Alonzo Martinez
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alonzomartinez/2020/05/07/covid-19-what-should-employers-consider-as-they-draft-a-return-to-work-policy/

FEDWEEK
— Thinking of Returning to the Federal Government as a Retiree?
https://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/thinking-of-returning-to-the-government-as-a-retiree/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The standard policy is that if you voluntarily retired and go back to work, you’ll continue to receive your annuity; however, the salary of your new position will be offset (reduced) by the amount of your annuity. For example, if your annuity was $40,000 and your new salary was $90,000, you’d only be paid $50,000 ($90,000 – $40,000). However, if your retirement was involuntary as a result a reduction-in-force (RIF), job abolishment, transfer of function, or reorganization, your annuity would stop and you’d receive the full salary of your new position. In other words, you’d have the same employment status as any other federal employee in an equivalent position with a similar service history.)

NEW REPUBLIC
— Did the Military Really Just Ban Coronavirus Survivors? The Pentagon’s ill-advised new “interim” recruiting policy could cause precisely the harm to service members that it seeks to avoid. – ADAM WEINSTEIN
https://newrepublic.com/article/157644/military-ban-recruits-coronavirus

May 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases surpass 63K with 2.6K deaths; Gov. Pritzker threatens ‘more stringent lockdown’ if people continue to defy stay-at-home order Illinois reports lowest daily COVID-19 death toll in weeks – Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-reports-lowest-daily-covid-19-death-toll-in-weeks-/6149954/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 2,341 New Coronavirus Cases, Lifting State Total to 63,840 Pritzker has urged residents to focus on the state’s positivity rate
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-2341-new-coronavirus-cases-lifting-state-total-to-63840/2266256/
— Illinois May Reopen Region-by-Region, But Not in a Typical Way Pritzker previously stated that regions could reopen by May 30 if they see a 14-day decrease in case
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-may-reopen-region-by-region-but-not-in-a-typical-way/2266348/
— Central Illinois City to Allow Gyms, Salons to Reopen, Potentially Defying State Order It is not known whether state officials will look to stop the plan from being implemented
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/central-illinois-city-to-allow-salons-gyms-to-reopen-as-part-of-phased-reopening-plan/2266351/
— Senate Reopens Despite Risks as House Preps More Virus Aid The 100 senators are convening for the first time since March – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/senate-to-reopen-despite-risks-as-house-eyes-hybrid-return/2266235/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports lowest daily death toll from COVID-19 in 2 weeks – Elizabeth Matthews
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-lowest-daily-death-toll-from-covid-19-in-2-weeks

WGN TV
— ‘It’s unsustainable’: Author of Forbes article on Illinois pension liabilities Adam Andrzejewski talks to WGN – Elyse Russo
https://wgntv.com/news/its-unsustainable-author-of-forbes-article-on-illinois-pension-liabilities-talks-to-wgn/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 46 more Illinois deaths reported as daily COVID-19 case count hits 2,341 The state received 13,834 tests results Sunday. Monday’s new case count of 2,341 brings the state tally to 63,840 positive cases. The state now has lost 2,664 people to COVID-19. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/4/21246930/coronavirus-deaths-illinois-pritzker-covid-19-confirmed-cases
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois’ high times keep rolling amid coronavirus pandemic as recreational pot sales top $37 million in April The total trails only the $39.2 million worth of adult-use cannabis unloaded by dispensaries in January, the first month the drug was legalized for recreational use. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/5/4/21247259/chicago-dispensaries-illinois-marijuana-cannabis-sales-recreational
— America’s road back from COVID-19 must begin with an end to the politics of division We suppose the thinking of ideologues on both sides, right and left, is that the pandemic offers them a unique opportunity to finally make headway on longstanding aims. But now, more than ever, we need unity, not discord. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/4/21246553/coronavirus-j-b-pritzker-springfield-demonstrations-protests-thompson-center-covid-19-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois reports the fewest coronavirus deaths in two weeks, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker urges longer view in fight against COVID-19 – DAN PETRELLA, LISA SCHENCKER and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-hospitalization-20200504-5nof62gkv5bunlb2uo6fnuyuda-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois legal weed sales during the first full month of coronavirus lockdown amount to almost $37.3 million – ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-april-legal-weed-sales-20200504-iiky2ctxlnhqxldazoerjnqtxm-story.html
— Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-1000-deaths-20200504-tk2ratkf6zefthkrfj6estcby4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Hospitalizations, ventilator use dip in Illinois; 46 more have died – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200504/hospitalizations-ventilator-use-dip-in-illinois-46-more-have-died
— Wheaton cancels Taste, Independence Day ceremonies
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200504/wheaton-cancels-taste-independence-day-ceremonies

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— United plans to cut at least 30% of white-collar staff The layoffs would take effect Oct. 1. “The severe drop in demand and resulting reductions to our schedule mean we have to do everything possible to right-size our workforce in the near-term,” a message to employees said. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/united-plans-cut-least-30-white-collar-staff

NEW CHANNEL 20
— Local schools: 25% of students not engaging in e-learning – Matt Roy
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/local-schools-25-of-students-not-engaging-in-e-learning

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Safe DuPage to Host Panel Discussion on COVID-19 Community Leaders to Discuss Resources for Those in Need of Help Due to Pandemic – Kevin Coyne
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/safe-dupage-host-panel-discussion-covid-19

CENTER SQUARE
— Preliminary state budget talks include calls for federal bailout, demands economy open back up – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/preliminary-state-budget-talks-include-calls-for-federal-bailout-demands-economy-open-back-up/article_ce5a907c-8e27-11ea-9c04-bf29a2763c11.html
— COVID-19 puts damper on Illinois cannabis dispensaries – for now – Pat Morris
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/covid-19-puts-damper-on-illinois-cannabis-dispensaries—for-now/article_9028121e-8e24-11ea-8c7d-c398274f6e36.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— McHenry County Chairman Jack Franks asked to explain his actions by the Attorney General Public Access Counselor – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/mchenry-county-chairman-jack-franks-asked-to-explain-his-actions-by-the-attorney-general-pac/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS COVID SHUT DOWN PROTESTERS TO GOV PRITZKER: RE-OPEN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/illinois-covid-shut-down-protesters-to-gov-pritzker-re-open-illinois.html
— WE WRECKED OUR ECONOMY FOR NOTHING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/we-wrecked-our-economy-for-nothing.html
— PANDEMIC SHUTDOWN COSTS FAR MORE THAN BENEFITS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/pandemic-shutdown-costs-far-more-than-benefits.html
— THORNER/INGOLD: PRITZKER SCRUBS HANDS AND CRUCIAL COVID TESTING DATA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/thorneringold-pritzker-scrubs-hands-and-crucial-covid-testing-data.html
— SEN. CRUZ SEEKS TO FLIP THE SCRIPT ON HOLLYWOOD’S KOWTOWING TO CHINESE CENSORS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/sen-cruz-seeks-to-flip-the-script-on-hollywoods-kowtowing-to-chinese-censors.html
— DI LEO: PLAYING THE CORONAVIRUS LOTTERY IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/playing-the-coronavirus-lottery-in-2020.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,341 new cases, 46 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/04/2341-new-cases-46-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker defers to local law enforcement, mayors about policing EO – Promises more IDES details later this week – Discourages people from traveling to Indiana, but “people are free to to do what they want” – Explains regionalization approach – “As things are coming down more things can be opened up” – Repeats need for federal aid to local governments – Talks McCormick Place – Dr. Ezike had “a family matter” and couldn’t make it – “We’re headed in the right direction” – Hasn’t seen rent control bill – Could be civil liability for businesses defying EO – Businesses could risk insurance coverage for defying EO – Has privacy questions about Apple and Google contact tracing – Avoids question on special session – Need a lot more testing capacity to test all prisoners – One-day total isn’t a pattern – Hopes they won’t have to send in teams to test defiant parishioners – Chicago casino maybe this year – No data on store occupancy, mask wearing
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/04/pritzker-defers-to-local-law-enforcement-mayors-about-policing-eo/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/04/covid-19-roundup-31/

GOPUSA
— Why Democrats Love Voting By Mail: It’s Easier To Cheat
https://www.gopusa.com/why-democrats-love-voting-by-mail-its-easier-to-cheat/

BREITBART
— Conservative Jeanne Ives Takes a Shot at Illinois’ 6th District – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/04/conservative-jeanne-ives-takes-a-shot-at-illinois-6th-district/

NEWSMAX
— Amb. Ron Gidwitz to Replace Sondland as Acting Rep to EU – Solange Reyner
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ronald-gidwitz-gordon-sondland-european-union-ambassador/2020/05/04/id/966058/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Civil Disobedience Against Unconstitutional Lockdowns Spreading – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32441

THE HILL
— Trump administration projecting 3K daily coronavirus deaths by June
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/495971-trump-administration-projecting-3k-daily-coronavirus-deaths-by-june

CNN
— Key coronavirus model will revise projections to nearly 135,000 US deaths – Arman Azad
https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/us-coronavirus-update-05-04-20/h_18a3fa30e62fa417f6402308aaf3c55b

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Administration Models Predict Near Doubling of Daily Death Toll by June
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/04/us/coronavirus-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Treasury plans to borrow $3 trillion from April through June as enormous coronavirus costs pile up Low interest rates make the borrowing cheaper, but the new debt shows how much new spending outpaces falling revenue – Rachel Siegel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/05/04/treasury-coronavirus-debt-borrowing/

FORBES
— We’re Not All Going To Get COVID-19, But We Are All Going To Pay For It – Leon LaBrecque
https://www.forbes.com/sites/leonlabrecque/2020/05/04/were-not-all-going-to-get-covid-19-but-we-are-all-going-to-pay-for-it/
— The Truth About Post-Corona Retirement: We Simply Don’t Know – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/05/04/the-truth-about-post-corona-retirement-we-simply-dont-know/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— More Are Ready to Return to Work, Less Fearful of COVID-19 Risk
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/more_are_ready_to_return_to_work_less_fearful_of_covid_19_risk

April 30 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Pritzker Says He Supports Reopening State in Phases When Time Comes Pritzker said at a news conference Wednesday that he agrees “100%” with a region-by-region approach, but that doesn’t necessarily mean geographically
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-says-he-supports-reopening-state-in-phases-when-time-comes/2263964/

ABC7
— Stimulus, unemployment, financial help for those impacted by coronavirus SBA, student loans, rent, utilities, taxes and more
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-help-credit-cards-unemployment-stimulus/6132626/
— Sex assault allegation poses challenge for Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sex-assault-allegation-poses-challenge-for-bidens-campaign/6139976/

WGN TV
— The cost of ‘just in case’ hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic – Ben Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/the-cost-of-just-in-case-hospitals-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump says he won’t extend social distancing guidelines Vice President Mike Pence said the guidelines have been incorporated into the new guidance issued by the White House earlier this month that lays out how states can gradually begin to reopen as the rate of new cases slows. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/29/21241715/trump-says-he-wont-extend-social-distancing-guidelines-coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-orders
— Rolling out contact tracing in Illinois a daunting task, but essential, expert says It takes about a day to trace the contacts of COVID-19 patients at the Howard Brown Health clinic in Hyde Park, its director says. About 2⁄3 of those contacts end up testing positive. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/29/21242079/howard-brown-contact-tracing-illinois-coronavirus
— Nancy Pelosi taps Bill Foster to new House COVID-19 watchdog panel Foster is among seven Democrats Pelosi selected for the 12-member panel. It is not clear yet if Republicans will appoint anyone. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Appointees to this panel should have watchdog credentials. 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, and before that, I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently, $85,084-$96,431/year. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor and CPA examinations on my first attempt. I became a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant. I have master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/29/21241716/house-speaker-nancy-pelosi-rep-bill-foster-illinois-house-covid-19-watchdog-panel
— COVID-19 lawsuits a symptom of a pre-existing condition in Illinois — and the nation It would be easy to plug this particular disagreement into our age-old Chicago versus downstate animosities, and obviously, that’s one aspect of what is happening, but it’s broader and deeper than that as the national interest in this story confirms. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/29/21242096/covid-19-lawsuits-cabello-bailey-pritzker-trump-coronavirus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As commuters stay home, Metra has been forced to cut service again. One line will have just 1 inbound and 1 outbound run per day. – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-metra-service-cuts-three-lines-20200429-g6c3mvyarzhgbnfyn5v2fyjjty-story.html
— Employees being sought for Amazon’s under-construction grocery store in Naperville – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-amazon-grocery-store-hiring-naperville-st-20200429-ljqvdapk3zbehf6b6iqcvv2n7q-story.html
— Reopen Illinois rally planned, viral house party reveals media disconnect and Tribune photos to use as your Zoom background
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cb-daywatch-newsletter-april29-20200430-x2iyx7bpjzga3lu7zwtqwq4opq-story.html
— Chicago police pledge to issue citation for another large city party as mayor condemns it – JEREMY GORNER and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-wedding-party-citation-20200429-glie24vk7rgdpptl5depymyaiq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage mayors calling for letting businesses reopen earlier – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200429/dupage-mayors-calling-for-letting-businesses-reopen-earlier

WTTW
— Rosemont Mayor Stephens on Pandemic’s Impact on Conventions, Entertainment – Quinn Myers
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/29/rosemont-mayor-stephens-pandemic-s-impact-conventions-entertainment
— Is It Time to Get Back to Springfield? – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/29/it-time-get-back-springfield
— O’Hare, Midway Grapple with Near Shutdown of Air Travel – Paris Schutz
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/29/o-hare-midway-grapple-near-shutdown-air-travel

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Campaign rhetoric won’t cut it in coronavirus legal fight – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-campaign-rhetoric-won-t-cut-it-in-coronavirus-legal-fight/article_45d9a6b4-8ee7-599d-9d02-0d17ee8cd785.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Monmouth Smithfield plant to resume operations – Jane Carlson
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200430/monmouth-smithfield-plant-to-resume-operations

SOUTHERN
— Pritzker should stop laughing at Southern Illinois – Tim Schneider
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-tim-schneider-pritzker-should-stop-laughing-at-southern-illinois/article_913cb367-deab-5d15-a39c-64c1502fa445.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Unemployment surge pushing state funds toward insolvency – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/unemployment-surge-pushing-state-funds-toward-insolvency
— As US economy shrinks, some remain optimistic for quick recovery – AHTRA ELNASHAR
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/as-us-economy-shrinks-some-remain-optimistic-for-quick-recovery
— Debate flares over legal protections as businesses open up – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/debate-flares-over-legal-protections-as-businesses-open-up

NPR ILLINOIS
— Tesla’s Elon Musk Rants Again; Calls Lockdowns Forcible Imprisonment And ‘Fascist’ – CAMILA DOMONOSKE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/teslas-elon-musk-rants-again-calls-lockdowns-forcible-imprisonment-and-fascist#stream/0

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Fed signals it will likely hold rates near zero for months – AP
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/fed-keeps-key-rate-near-zero-and-pledges-to-use-full-range-of-tools-to-bolster-economy

CHICAGO PATCH
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker Is Doing His Best Donald Trump Impression Now The J.B. Pritzker Show now includes the governor’s spot on impression of President Donald Trump, for a Democrat, that is. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/gov-j-b-pritzker-doing-his-best-donald-trump-impression-now

ALGONQUIN PATCH
— Coronavirus In IL: ‘Open Illinois Now’ Protest In Algonquin Freedom Movement USA plans to protest the state’s extended stay-at-home order ​due to the coronavirus pandemic. – Rebecca Bream
https://patch.com/illinois/algonquin/coronavirus-il-open-illinois-now-protest-algonquin

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Illinois Should Plan to Reopen Regionally – Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider
https://illinois.gop/illinois-should-plan-to-reopen-regionally/?fbclid=IwAR0cSc_8rb7St9U2dh_jLmob8cIzx2mdf95mRclttdp_w8nkZYEy3mH6q8w

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Ex-Justice Department Bully Andrew Weissmann, Who Brought Arthur Anderson Down and Fled Mueller Commission Before It Imploded, Ends Up in Chicago Law Firm
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/30/ex-justice-department-bully-who-brought-arthur-anderson-down-and-fled-mueller-commission-before-it-imploded-ends-up-in-chicago-law-firm/
— Inspired by Illinois GOP? Republicans Sue Governor Gavin Newsom on Ballot Harvesting in Special Congressional Election on May 12
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/30/inspired-by-illinois-gop-republicans-sue-governor-gavin-newsom-on-ballot-harvesting-in-special-congressional-election-on-may-12/
— McConchie Offers Re-Opening Plan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/29/mcconchie-offers-re-opening-plan/
— Broader Challenge to Pritzker’s Emergency Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/29/broader-challenge-to-pritzkers-emergency-order/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump calls for return to ‘the way it was’ as coronavirus crisis crashes economy – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/29/donald-trump-touts-reopening-coronavirus-crashes-u/
— Trump erupts at campaign team as his poll numbers slide – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/29/trump-erupts-at-campaign-team-as-his-poll-numbers-/

NEWSMAX
— Senior Chinese Official Slams Trump on Virus Response – Marisa Herman
https://www.newsmax.com/us/le-yucheng/2020/04/29/id/965175/

TOWNHALL
— Coronavirus Pandemic + Trump Derangement Syndrome = Bad Math – Larry Elder
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryelder/2020/04/30/coronavirus-pandemic–trump-derangement-syndrome–bad-math-n2567882

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Trump: Coronavirus “Should Have Never Happened, It Could Have Been Stopped But People Chose Not To” – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/29/trump_coronavirus_should_have_never_happened_it_could_have_been_stopped_but_people_chose_not.html

THE HILL
— Illinois state lawmaker Jason Plummer calls for US to not bail out his ‘corrupt’ state – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/495374-illinois-state-lawmaker-calls-for-us-to-not-bail-out-his-corrupt-state
— Trump says China ‘will do anything they can’ to keep him from being reelected – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/495393-trump-says-china-will-do-anything-they-can-to-keep-him-from-being
— Kushner predicts much of the country will be ‘back to normal’ in June – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/495212-kushner-predicts-much-of-the-country-will-be-back-to-normal-in-june
— Liability shield for businesses emerges as new fight over reopening – ALEX GANGITANO AND JOHN KRUZEL
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/495288-liability-shield-businesses-new-fight-reopening

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Admit It: You Are Willing to Let People Die to End the Shutdown.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/04/30/coronavirus-shutdown-altitude-ethics-223569

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “As Trump frets over sliding poll numbers, he doubles down on Fox-centric media strategy.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/media/donald-trump-fox-news-reliable-sources/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump treats meatpacking workers as disposable.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/29/opinions/trump-treats-meatpacking-workers-as-disposable-reyes/index.html
— 30 million Americans have filed initial unemployment claims since mid-March – Anneken Tappe
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/economy/unemployment-benefits-coronavirus/index.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Economists agree: No quick rebound from recession is likely – MARTIN CRUTSINGER
https://apnews.com/e0d04987133c2f48992b98ace0a1e846
— Wisconsin governor orders 5% cut in state spending
https://www.wearegreenbay.com/coronavirus/wisconsin-governor-orders-5-cut-in-state-spending/

REUTERS
— Trump says China wants him to lose his bid for re-election – Steve Holland
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-china-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-china-wants-him-to-lose-re-election-race-idUSKBN22C01F?il=0
— Trump says brushes off polls showing Biden leading presidential race – Steve Holland
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-election-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-he-does-not-believe-polls-that-show-biden-ahead-in-presidential-race-idUSKBN22C03K?il=0

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Administration Signals Support for Allies’ Fight Against Virus Orders – Lisa Lerer and Kenneth P. Vogel
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-justice-department.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Tammy Duckworth is Biden’s safest — and smartest — vice presidential pick – David Byler (DIERSEN: Duckworh has demonized, denigrated, and condemned Trump for avoiding the draft. How will Duckworth differentiate Biden’s avoiding the draft? Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for avoiding the draft.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/29/tammy-duckworth-is-bidens-safest-smartest-vice-presidential-pick/
— Trump presented with grim internal polling showing him losing to Biden – Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-presented-with-grim-internal-polling-showing-him-losing-to-biden/2020/04/29/33544208-8a4e-11ea-9759-6d20ba0f2c0e_story.html
— 3.8 million Americans sought jobless benefits last week, extending pandemic’s grip on the national workforce More than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in six weeks – Rachel Siegel and Andrew Van Dam
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/30/weekly-jobless-claims-unemployment/
— Why Congress probably isn’t going to let states go bankrupt – Amber Phillips
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/30/state-bankruptcy/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: U.S. Economy Shrank at 4.8% Pace in First Quarter Gross domestic product recorded steepest contraction since the last recession – Harriet Torry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-quarter-gdp-us-growth-coronavirus-11588123665
— Partisan Fight Looms Over Voting by Mail Democrats, Republicans in Congress sharply differ over expanding mail balloting in November to ease coronavirus fears at polls – Lindsay Wise and Alexa Corse
https://www.wsj.com/articles/partisan-fight-looms-over-voting-by-mail-11588167903
— The Looming Civil-Liberties Battle The stage is set for a post-shutdown showdown between personal freedom and public health. – Joseph A. Ladapo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-looming-civil-liberties-battle-11588198523

FORBES
— ‘FREE AMERICA NOW’: Elon Musk Goes Full Lockdown Skeptic On Twitter – Rachel Sandler
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2020/04/29/free-america-now-elon-musk-goes-full-lockdown-skeptic-on-twitter/
— Pension Bailout Or Bankruptcy? That’s Missing The Bigger Picture – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/04/28/pension-bailout-or-bankruptcy-thats-missing-the-bigger-picture/

NEWSWEEK
— PRO-TRUMP GROUP PLANS TO HOLD MAGA MAY DAY RALLIES ACROSS COUNTRY AMID PANDEMIC SHUTDOWNS – JAMES WALKER
https://www.newsweek.com/pro-trump-group-plans-maga-may-day-rallies-coronavirus-pandemic-1501112

FED WEEK
— Survey Sees Some Good Signs for Extending Careers (DIERSEN: Will the federal government extend its promotion deadlines? Currently, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran are gotten rid of if they do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/survey-sees-some-good-signs-for-extending-careers/

DAILY BEAST
— Why Have Women’s Groups Gone Dead Silent on Biden Sex-Assault Accusation? In the wake of the #MeToo movement, prominent women came forward expressing regret they didn’t take allegations against then-President Bill Clinton seriously in the 1990s. – Scott Bixby and Hanna Trudo
https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-have-womens-groups-gone-dead-silent-on-biden-assault-accusation

GM AUTHORITY
— General Motors Burning Through $130 Million A Day, Financial Expert Says – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/04/general-motors-burning-through-130-million-a-day-financial-expert-says/
— Corvette C8 Owner Discusses Buyer Demographics – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/04/corvette-c8-owner-discusses-buyer-demographics-video/

April 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois’ stay-at-home order overturned by judge as IL COVID-19 death toll nears 2K with 45K total cases
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-stay-at-home-order-overturned-by-judge-as-death-toll-nears-2k/6132103/
— Illinois Mask Requirements: New face mask order changes mandate amid coronavirus pandemic
https://abc7chicago.com/health/what-does-illinois-new-face-mask-order-mean/6132820/
— Coronavirus IL: GOP leaders want details on inmates released during pandemic – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-leaders-want-details-on-inmates-released-during-coronavirus-pandemic/6132991/
— President Donald Trump tweets Illinois should not ask for federal coronavirus bailout
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-trump-suggests-illinois-should-not-ask-for-federal-covid-19-bailout/6132627/

NBC5
— Judge Grants Restraining Order to Block Extended Stay-at-Home Order Republican State Rep. Darren Bailey of Xenia, Illinois claimed in the lawsuit filed in Clay County Circuit Court that Pritzker exceeded his authority
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/judge-grants-restraining-order-to-block-extended-stay-at-home-order-reports/2262560/

CBS2
— Judge Blocks Gov. JB Pritzker’s Extension Of Stay-At-Home Order; Governor Vows To Appeal; ‘No One Is Better Off Because Of This Ruling’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/27/clay-county-judge-blocks-stay-at-home-order-extension-gov-jb-pritzker-coronavirus-covid-19/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois judge blocks Governor Pritzker’s extension of stay-at-home order
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-judge-blocks-governor-pritzkers-extension-of-stay-at-home-order
— Social distancing will continue ‘through the summer,’ Dr. Deborah Birx says – Kelly Taylor Hayes
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/social-distancing-will-continue-through-the-summer-dr-deborah-birx-says

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Downstate judge rules Pritzker out of line with stay-at-home – but governor calls suit ‘dangerous,’ ‘insult to all Illinoisans’ The legislator who filed suit is a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump. He’s also a member of a small group of Downstate GOP legislators who once sponsored legislation to kick Chicago out of Illinois. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/27/21239029/downstate-judge-pritzker-bailey-stay-home-order-covid-19-coronavirus-clay-county

— 50 more die in Illinois from coronavirus; death toll nears 2,000 Confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Illinois are at 1,983. With 1,980 more positive cases reported Monday, the state’s tally is 45,883, state officials said. Sunday, 12,676 tests results were returned, according to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/27/21238797/coronavirus-death-count-positive-tests-total-cases-illinois-pritzker-daily-briefing
— President Trump, Nikki Haley attack Illinois Democrats in tweets Trump and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley bashed Illinois Democrats after Illinois Senate President Don Harmon asked the feds for a $10 billion pension bailout. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/27/21238448/president-trump-nikki-haley-attack-illinois-democrats-pension-bailout-bid
— COVID-19 has made Chicago’s affordable housing crisis worse, and the feds must step. Even before the pandemic, 63 percent of African American renters and 56 percent of Latino renters in Chicago were cost-burdened. – Marisa Novara
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/27/21238379/covid-19-affordable-housing-chicago-rent-marisa-novara-op-ed

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,980 new known COVID-19 cases and 50 more deaths reported as Pritzker defends decisions with message aimed downstate
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200427-whmegddbrnbyncb5mklb33vr24-story.html
— The law denies stimulus checks to Americans married to immigrants in the U.S. illegally. An Illinois man alleges that’s discrimination. – ROBERT BURNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-checks-immigrants-20200427-oj5jinbrafc6znxbibb3vyhwxm-story.html
— Nursing home workers authorize May 8 strike at 40 Illinois facilities, most in Chicago area – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nursing-home-workers-strike-vote-20200427-ocbcfbk5ezaczdd3a6hkio6uz4-story.html
— Southern Illinois judge temporarily blocks Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order from applying to Republican state lawmaker who sued – RICK PEARSON, JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-stay-at-home-lawsuit-20200427-luf5hsnhpff7harnkckfopq26u-story.html
— After initially backing federal aid to states, Trump questions ‘bailing out poorly run states’ like Illinois – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-trump-illinois-pensions-20200427-5qaiqqqu4rdfdjcwlj6slhlvba-story.html
— Get ready for discrimination based on coronavirus immunity – JONATHAN TURLEY (DIERSEN: Of course, if testing shows that members of protected groups are potentially more contagious, testing will be immediately stopped. Protected groups include: Trump-haters, illegals, non-citizens, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, moderates, liberals, globalists, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, females, young people, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, those who have criminal records, those who have less money than others, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-antibody-immunity-bias-20200427-x34evfz5p5ejjblwjbwa5u5c3a-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But once reliable tests are broadly available, this public health breakthrough could trigger some difficult legal questions. The country may soon have to deal with a new concept of bias: antibody- or immunity-based discrimination. Economic recovery in this pandemic will occur only to the degree that people feel safe if they venture into public spaces such as airplanes, trains, restaurants and shopping malls. With a vaccine still at least a year away, antibody tests could be used to divide the population into those who are presumed to have immunity and the potentially contagious. If you are in the latter group, the question is whether you can be denied certain services.)
— Evanston’s new blight: Brown-papered windows of shopkeepers like me, on life support – NINA BARRETT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-nina-barrett-evanston-bookstore-small-business-20200427-p3jqpm5kyfcthavect2j42lfhu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Judge upholds legislator’s suit against stay-at-home extension – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200427/judge-upholds-legislators-suit-against-stay-at-home-extension
— Judge to Chicago jail: Do more to protect inmates from virus – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200427/news/304279914/
— DuPage poised to vote on plan to waive late fees on property taxes – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200427/dupage-poised-to-vote-on-plan-to-waive-late-fees-on-property-taxes
— Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry struggles to feed the community – Maureen McGuire
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200427/aurora-area-interfaith-food-pantry-struggles-to-feed-the-community
— GOP leaders want details on inmates released during pandemic – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200427/news/304279927/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump questions whether U.S. should aid ‘Democrat’ states The president singled out Illinois in a tweet today after J.B. Pritzker repeatedly criticized his response to the coronavirus outbreak.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/trump-questions-whether-us-should-aid-democrat-states
— Aviation rebound will take years: Boeing CEO “The commercial market will be smaller and our customers’ needs will be different,” he said at the annual meeting today. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/aviation-rebound-will-take-years-boeing-ceo
— Aon to cut pay 20% for most employees As the company girds for the COVID-19 fallout, the CEO casts the reductions as a temporary response to what he believes will be a deep and long-lasting recession. – STEVE DANIELS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/insurance/aon-cut-pay-20-most-employees
— Pritzker vs. Trump redux as fight over federal COVID aid deepens After the president singles out Illinois, the governor suggests Trump focus on his own budget woes instead of attacking “Democrat run” Illinois for being “poorly run.”- GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-vs-trump-redux-fight-over-federal-covid-aid-deepens
— Downstate judge overturns Pritzker’s stay-at-home order The governor vows immediate efforts to appeal or otherwise block a Clay County judge’s ruling that found the governor lacks the authority to limit Illinoisans’ activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/downstate-judge-overturns-pritzkers-stay-home-order

WGN RADIO
— Number of US coronavirus cases nears 1 million – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/number-of-us-coronavirus-cases-nears-1-million/

FOX ILLINOIS
— 2020 Watch: Voters focus on virus, not on Biden running mate – AP (DIERSEN: How strongly will potential running mates promise to help Biden to use the federal government to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/2020-watch-voters-focus-on-virus-not-on-biden-running-mate

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— State Rep Darren Bailey wins Temporary Restraining Order against Governor Pritzker’s stay at home Executive Order – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/state-rep-darren-bailey-wins-temporary-restraining-order-against-governor-pritzkers-stay-at-home-executive-order/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— JUDGE RULES IN REP. BAILEY’S FAVOR, AGAINST GOV PRITZKER’S CONTINUING STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/illinois-state-rep-files-lawsuit-against-governor-pritzker.html

— THORNER/O’NEIL: WILL THE LIBERAL MEDIA SUCCEED IN ITS MESSAGE OF DECEPTION?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/thorneroneil-will-the-liberal-media-succeed-in-its-message-of-deception.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: “This ruling has put the people of Illinois at risk”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/27/pritzker-this-ruling-has-put-the-people-of-illinois-at-risk/
— Pritzker talks about hospitalization numbers, Downstate infection rates – “Of the top five counties by infection rate, two of them are downstate” – Pritzker apologizes for claim about dentists – Explains that testing has moved us up the list of most cases – Responds to Trump tweet – Says federal government offered more help with testing – Asked about pension reform – Asked whether it was time to lay off workers and if state workers are actually working – Asked about conventions and large gatherings – Says phone lines at IDES still a big problem – Explains why he’s not following Ohio’s lead – Explains how 14-day decline is defined – Watching meat industry, but doesn’t yet believe a meat shortage is imminent – Refuses to undermine Lightfoot on boating ban – Explains death rate – R0 still above 1 – Working with legislators on workers’ comp changes – Says Pence says Trump still wants to help state and local governments – Will ask GA to expand mail-in balloting
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/27/pritzker-talks-about-hospitalization-numbers-downstate-infection-rates/
— 1,980 new cases, 50 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/27/1980-new-cases-50-additional-deaths/
— Illinois’ COVID-19 death toll is probably significantly higher than what’s being reported
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/27/illinois-covid-19-death-toll-is-probably-significantly-higher-than-whats-being-reported/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/27/covid-19-roundup-28/
— Pritzker admin responds *** Trump asks why Americans should be “bailing out” states like Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/27/trump-asks-why-americans-should-be-bailing-out-states-like-illinois/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Bailing out the broken pension system – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/27/editorial-should-congress-allow-states-fraudulentl/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Pelosi: Time to consider providing ‘guaranteed income’ – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/pelosi-time-to-consider-providing-guaranteed-income

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Where Will You Live In The Post Covid-19 Future? Cities are cramped, sprawling suburbs are a dead end. That leaves two places well equipped for uncertain times. – JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/urbs/where-will-you-live-in-the-post-covid-19-future/

THE HILL
— Trump rips media after taking criticism over coronavirus briefings – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/494805-trump-rips-media-after-taking-criticism-over-coronavirus-briefings

CNN
— Nearly three quarters of US senators call on Trump administration to help local news – Brian Stelter (DIERSEN: So far, GOPUSA ILLINOIS does not need help because my Civil Service Retirement System pension, my and my wife’s Social Security, and our federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy continue to come.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/24/media/senators-letter-support-local-news/index.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: United States Senators have a new idea to boost struggling local news outlets in their home states: Ads from the federal government. Nearly three-quarters of the US Senate have signed a letter to the Trump administration encouraging various agencies to “increase advertising in local newspapers and on broadcast stations in order to help ensure they are able to continue to operate throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.” More than half of the members of the US House of Representatives have lent their names to a letter endorsing the same idea earlier this week.)

NBC NEWS
— Coronavirus live updates: U.S. death toll nears 55,000
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/2020-04-27-coronavirus-news-n1193086/ncrd1193766#liveBlogHeader

NBC NEW YORK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “NY Republicans Trust Cuomo More Than Trump on Virus Rebound, New Poll Shows. Self-identified conservative voters trust Cuomo on reopening the state over Trump by a 23-point margin.” I should write a book about those who self-identify as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who talk and/or act like they are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican.
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/ny-republicans-trust-cuomo-more-than-trump-on-virus-rebound-new-poll-shows/2390989/

FORBES
— Why Illinois Is In Trouble – 109,881 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks Cost Taxpayers $14B – Adam Andrzejewski (DIERSEN: GAO started paying me $100,000+ in today’s dollars in 1986 when I was 38 years old. In my defense, I had worked for GAO for almost 7 years, and before that, 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. I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt when I was 32. I had become a licensed CPA when I was 32. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30. I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul when I was 31. I had earned an MBA from Loyola when I was 27. I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU when I was 21.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2020/04/27/why-illinois-is-in-trouble–109881-public-employees-with-100000-paychecks-cost-taxpayers-14b/#64dd9c917ee9

GUARDIAN
— Malicious forces creating ‘perfect storm’ of coronavirus disinformation – Peter Beaumont, Julian Borger and Daniel Boffey
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/24/coronavirus-sparks-perfect-storm-of-state-led-disinformation

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Favor UN Action Against China for Coronavirus; 41% Want Their State to Sue
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/china/most_favor_un_action_against_china_for_coronavirus_41_want_their_state_to_sue

April 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: Illinois surpasses goal of 10K COVID-19 tests in single day; retailers prepare for new stay-at-home order to take effect next week – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-surpasses-goal-of-10k-covid-19-tests-in-1-day/6126618/
— Coronavirus Chicago: Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s COVID-19 emergency spending powers request approved by City Council – Stacey Baca and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoots-covid-19-emergency-spending-powers-approved-/6126508/
— 2 states ease lockdowns as US COVID-19 toll passes 50,000 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/2-states-ease-lockdowns-as-us-covid-19-toll-passes-50000/6127509/
— Trump signs bill with nearly $500B more in coronavirus aid – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-signs-bill-with-nearly-$500b-more-in-covid-19-aid/6126581/

NBC5
— Illinois Sees Highest Amount of Daily Coronavirus Cases as State Count Nears 40K The state reported 2,724 new cases since Thursday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-highest-daily-total-of-coronavirus-cases-as-state-total-nears-40k/2261452/
— Pelosi: No More Virus Bailouts Without State and Local Aid The virus has battered state budgets from coast to coast – Alan Fram
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pelosi-no-more-virus-bailouts-without-state-local-aid/2261569/
— Coronavirus Relief Pushing US Deficits to Staggering Heights The report predicts a devastating hit to the economy this quarter at an annualized rate of decline of 40%, accompanied by a 14% unemployment rate – Andrew Taylor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/cbo-says-deficit-to-reach-3-7-trillion-in-economic-decline/2261485/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Pritzker: In last 24 hours, record number of virus tests were administered and fewer people tested positive – Nic Flosi
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pritzker-in-last-24-hours-record-number-of-virus-tests-were-administered-and-fewer-people-tested-positive

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Big money flowed into campaigns leading up to March primary, finance reports show – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-campaign-finance-reports-st-0423-20200422-tk4l7jat25h7fg3io7oroolbse-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 2,724 new Illinois coronavirus cases, 108 more deaths as state receives record amount of test results 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/24/21234231/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Coronavirus deaths more than double at Illinois nursing homes, data shows But the figures published by the state Friday appear to be a lagging indicator of what is actually happening on the ground — meaning the actual toll could be higher. – Jon Seidel and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/24/21235025/coronavirus-deaths-illinois-nursing-homes
— County braces for $200 million revenue gap from COVID-19 — and prepares for ‘how bad this could get’ For the county’s general fund, which covers the sheriff’s and state’s attorney’s offices and others, the revenue shortfall is around $200 million. That hole is largely due to decreased revenue from the county’s sales tax and other home rule taxes. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/24/21234742/cook-county-200-million-revenue-shortfall-covid-19-preckwinkle-coronavirus
— Minority-, women-owned firms may have lost out on Chicago’s coronavirus contracts First-time city vendors weren’t required to comply with City Hall’s program to hire minority- and woman-owned businesses until this past week, when FEMA allowed that. – Frank Main and Lauren FitzPatrick 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/24/21235087/chicago-coronavirus-contracts-women-owned-firms-may-have-lost-out-on-chicagos-coronavirus-contracts
— Four-letter fiasco: Virtual City Council meeting turns profane It started when an unidentified male voice said, “No one here knows what the f—they’re voting on.” Next was Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza: “This is a total s–t show.” Ald. Walter Burnett capped it off with: “Are we being punked?” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/4/24/21235281/chicago-city-council-virtual-meeting-profanity-sadlowski-garza-lightfoot-wtf
— No question about it. Reporters must do better. Pritzker’s coronavirus press conferences bring out the worst in the news media. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/24/21235263/rich-miller-coronavirus-news-media-reporters
— At a time when local journalism has never mattered more, we’re thankful We will continue to use every dime of revenue — whether it’s from the Paycheck Protection Program, our investors or your subscriptions — to provide the quality journalism a great city must have. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/23/21233343/chicago-sun-times-paycheck-protection-program-stimulus-newspapers-media-local-journalism-editorial
— West Side violence persists amid a pandemic and stay-at-home order The Chicago Police Department’s Harrison District has seen more violence than any of the other 21 districts citywide in 2020. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/4/24/21234933/chicago-violence-west-side-persists-amid-pandemic-stay-home-order

DAILY HERALD
— COVID-19 cases spike by 2,724 as state test count hits ‘milestone,’ DIY masks suggested – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200424/covid-19-cases-spike-by-2724-as-state-test-count-hits-milestone-diy-masks-suggested
— Why Congress needs to support your local news sources in this crisis – Dean Ridings
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200424/why-congress-needs-to-support-your-local-news-sources-in-this-crisis
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use isolated incidents to harm Naperville.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200418/naperville-trail-attack-on-chinese-american-man-leaves-many-uneasy-
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Warrenville’s first marijuana dispensary could be along Route 59 – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200424/warrenvilles-first-marijuana-dispensary-could-be-along-route-59
— ‘Republicans are nervous’: Some in GOP eye protests warily – ‘AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200424/news/304249992/
— Samiha Syed elected College of DuPage student trustee
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200424/samiha-syed-elected-college-of-dupage-student-trustee

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— State finally hits COVID testing goal After weeks of falling short, 16,000 COVID tests were conducted since yesterday, above Gov. Pritzker’s 10,000-a-day goal and meeting one standard he set to fully reopen the Illinois economy. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/state-finally-hits-covid-testing-goal

WBBM 780
— DuPage County Judge James McCluskey Working To Prevent Spike In Eviction Cases – JENNIFER KEIPER
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/dupage-county-judge-working-to-prevent-spike-in-evictions

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pandemic not stopping campaign donations, spending – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-pandemic-not-stopping-campaign-donations-spending/article_9c2d271a-4da9-599c-8f1e-0693b5054ca9.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— As workers, businesses seek more aid, politics could stall further stimulus in Congress – Stephen Loiaconi
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/as-workers-businesses-seek-more-aid-politics-could-stall-further-stimulus-in-congress
— As states race to reopen, U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 50,000
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/coronavirus/as-states-race-to-reopen-u-s-coronavirus-death-toll-passes-50000/

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Playing Politics With Coronavirus Pritzker has used COVID-19 to push the Fair Tax, and Lightfoot to loosen the municipal purse strings. That could cost them the moral high ground needed to govern in a crisis. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/April-2020/Pritzker-Lightfoot-Playing-Politics-Coronavirus/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage County School District Superintendent’s letter to District 4 County Board member – Let this sink in – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/dupage-county-school-district-superintendents-letter-to-district-4-county-board-member-let-this-sink-in/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Amid Coronavirus, Movement for Public School Exit Grows – Alex Newman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have used against me a) my having attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, b) having attended Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, and c) my having been confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran in 1961.) 
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/amid-coronavirus-movement-for-public-school-exit-grows/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: DR. SHIVA EXAMINES ORIGIN OF COVID-19 AND POSSIBLE RACIAL OVERTONES- PART 2
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/thorner-dr-shiva-examines-origin-of-covid-19-and-possible-racial-overtones-part-2.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,724 new cases, 108 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/24/2724-new-cases-108-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker announces huge increase in testing capability over past 24 hours – Latest batch of positive tests drop to 17 percent from average of 21 – Vows to continue push test numbers up – Says state now has 112 public testing sites – Governor says scientists skeptical of antibody tests and state won’t rush in – Dr. Ezike announces hospitalization numbers, says 37 longterm care facilities have received test materials – Says he’s not saying people shouldn’t have antibody tests if they want – Hopes baseball returns – Explains IDES hiring process, federal mandates – Says he’s unaware that nursing home wants National Guard – Ezike explains lack of recovery numbers – Compares mask mandate to shoes in restaurant mandate – Calls Bailey lawsuit “a political maneuver” – Says sheriff who won’t enforce order is “going to let people get sick” – No plan to re-check autopsies from earlier – Explains that new EO language counters false claims and rumors – Mayors can make more stringent local rules – Confident test results will continue coming back quickly – Says EO won’t impact legislative session – Calls out “ridiculous” argument against $600 unemployment boost – Says workers with underlying conditions who are ordered back should call IDOL – Says he hopes no one listened to Trump’s disinfectant injection talk – Talks about Illinoisans coming together – Answers odd question on special session – Debunks rumors – I MESSED UP MY OWN QUESTION – Warns Harrisburg city council against violating order – Explains where to get info about masks – Confirms gown shortage – Says he expects to sustain 10K tests per day
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/24/pritzker-announces-huge-increase-in-testing-capability-over-past-24-hours/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/24/covid-19-roundup-27/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Jeff Sessions poised for comeback and still cheering Trump – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates who have talked and/or acted like they did not want my support. I would focus on a) those who have been on ballots in my precinct since 2000, b) those who have painted themselves as being religious and/or conservative, c) those who have big skeletons in their closets, d) those who reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform, e) those who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems, and f) and those who focus on destroying those who they cannot manipulate/dominate.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/jeff-sessions-poised-for-comeback-and-still-cheering-trump

BREITBART
— Google to Cut Marketing Budget in Half, Warns of Hiring Freeze – LUCAS NOLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/04/24/google-to-cut-marketing-budget-in-half-warns-of-hiring-freeze/

DONALD TRUMP
— VIDEO: “Let them eat ice cream.” – Nancy Antoinette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7DKYML2MRs

THE HILL
— U.S. hits grim milestone: 50,000 coronavirus deaths – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters blame those deaths on not only Trump, but on all those who do not share their hatred of Trump.)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/494484-us-hits-grim-milestone-50000-coronavirus-deaths
— House Republicans push back against proxy voting – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/493919-house-republicans-push-back-against-proxy-voting
— Trump signs $484 billion coronavirus relief package – MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/494412-trump-signs-484-coronavirus-relief-package
— Coronavirus spreads to Trump country – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: Do you live in Trump country? What percent of the vote will Trump get in November in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/494561-coronavirus-spreads-to-trump-country

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Congressional Budget Office forecasts a $3.7 trillion deficit, a 5.6% economic contraction and an unemployment rate of nearly 12% by year’s end.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/business/stock-market-live-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Sadness and Disbelief From a World Missing American Leadership.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/world/europe/coronavirus-american-exceptionalism.html
— FRONT PAGE: Trump-haters say “Home Alone at the White House: A Sour President, With TV His Constant Companion.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/us/politics/coronavirus-trump.html
— U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Trump Immigration Policy During Pandemic – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/24/us/24reuters-usa-court-immigration.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Stephen Miller has long-term vision for Trump’s ‘temporary’ immigration order, according to private call with supporters – Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/stephen-miller-audio-immigration-coronavirus/2020/04/24/8eaf59ba-8631-11ea-9728-c74380d9d410_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Pension bombs are states’ own fault – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/04/24/pension-bombs-are-states-own-fault-and-other-commentary/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Thirty New Yorkers reported ingesting household cleaners in 18-hour span after Trump’s bogus coronavirus claims – ANNA SANDERS and CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-new-yorkers-household-cleaners-trump-20200425-rnaqio5dyfeaxmthxx2vktqa5m-story.html

USA TODAY
— ‘It’s going to be around a long time’: What we’ve learned from the first discovered COVID-19 cases – Jorge L. Ortiz
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/22/coronavirus-going-around-long-time-expert-says/3009409001/
— State, city workers could be next wave of layoffs as tax revenue dries up amid COVID-19 – Charisse Jones
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/23/coronavirus-could-cost-state-government-worker-their-jobs/2998645001/
— Protests show two Americas — those who lost their jobs and those still getting paid People don’t appreciate being condescended to and bossed around, especially when the leaders ask them for sacrifices without empathy and humility. – Glenn Harlan Reynolds
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/21/behind-protests-two-americas-one-unemployed-and-one-gets-paychecks-column/5167453002/

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Texas lottery sales surge as COVID stimulus money arrives – Eric Dexheimer (DIERSEN: What percent of stimulus money is spent on booze, gambling, pot, and other vices?) 
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Fulfilling-warnings-lottery-sales-surge-as-COVID-15219652.php#article-comments?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=0cf404eb-d292-4dbb-8162-8f02a8a318a2

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Get Ready for the Return of Inflation Fed actions have increased the quantity of money in the U.S. economy at a blistering rate. – Tim Congdon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-ready-for-the-return-of-inflation-11587659836
— 10 Financial Moves to Make if You Have Lost Your Job—or Fear You Will The wave of layoffs makes it imperative to have a financial plan in place, even if you’re still working. Here’s how to do it. – Chris Kornelis
https://www.wsj.com/articles/10-financial-moves-to-make-if-you-have-lost-your-jobor-fear-you-will-11587645633

FORBES
— The Crisis Pulls The Rug Out From Under Many Older Workers’ Retirement Security – Christian Weller
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christianweller/2020/04/24/the-crisis-pulls-the-rug-out-from-under-many-older-workers-retirement-security/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Favor Trump’s Halt to Immigration to Help U.S. Workers; Democrats Don’t
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/most_favor_trump_s_halt_to_immigration_to_help_u_s_workers_democrats_don_t

April 15 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Social distancing measures may be necessary until 2022 to contain coronavirus pandemic, study shows
https://abc7chicago.com/health/study-social-distancing-practices-may-last-until-2022/6104716/
— Cook County Jail detainee attacks guard with soap bars in sock, steals keys and releases others in maximum security block
https://abc7chicago.com/cook-co-jail-detainee-attacks-guard-steals-keys-releases-others-in-maximum-security-block/6103951/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/15/2020
— China didn’t warn public of likely coronavirus pandemic for 6 key days
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/china-didnt-warn-public-of-likely-pandemic-for-6-key-days/6104719/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/15/2020

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— SBA approves 44,453 emergency COVID-19 loans to Illinois employers totaling $12.5 billion The loan leader under this new program is Texas, with 88,434 loans totaling $21.7 billion, according to the Small Business Administration. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/4/14/21221559/sba-approves-44453-covid-19-loans-to-illinois-for-12-5-billion-small-business-administration
— Pritzker gives up on COVID-19 help from Trump: ‘I don’t expect it anymore’ The Democratic governor also warned that fans shouldn’t get their hopes up for major league sports to resume in the state until the outbreak is more under control. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/14/21221561/pritzker-covid-19-help-trump-coronavirus-ppe-ventilators-testing-coronavirus
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Cooked With Cannabis’ takes pot-infused cuisine to new highs – Richard Roeper
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/13/21216507/cooked-with-cannabis-review-kelis-leather-storrs-netflix

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. Pritzker spending $1.7 million on two flights to bring masks, gloves back from China – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-costs-20200414-u75kxw3o35bynnsdkepwchdyja-story.html
— Trump halts US payments to World Health Organization pending a review of its coronavirus warnings – DARLENE SUPERVILLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-who-world-health-organization-coronavirus-warnings-20200414-icrj6ddfrbe47obaliwri3wuhy-story.html
— Obama swipes Trump while endorsing Biden; ‘Captain’ Trump vs. ‘Democrat governors’; Zeke Emanuel suggests reopening economy in June – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-obama-criticizes-trump-biden-endorse-authoritiy-zeke-emanuel-spin-20200414-sp3cikdqzzabnpleth76opxxxu-story.html
— Hell freezes over in coronavirus pandemic: Washington media embraces federalism – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-constitution-kass-20200415-cwhivfjf45etlewjndvzusrsju-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s coronavirus failure has Illinois governor flying masks from China. We should be outraged.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-trump-governor-pritzker-masks-testing-huppke-20200415-47kyrli73rfjxp23yx3w7ftdny-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County moves to cut costs because of COVID-19 – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200414/dupage-county-moves-to-cut-costs-because-of-covid-19
— What community colleges are doing with millions in federal COVID-19 relief funds – Madhu Krishnamurthy and Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200414/what-community-colleges-are-doing-with-millions-in-federal-covid-19-relief-funds

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— McDonald’s workers file federal complaint over COVID conditions Employees at a downtown franchise say a worker contracted the virus but managers there are not doing enough to protect workers during the pandemic. – DALTON BARKER 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-workers-file-federal-complaint-over-covid-conditions

WBEZ
— As Illinois Pays Big For Some Ventilators, One Supplier Says Disruption Is To Blame For High Prices – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/are-illinois-officials-paying-hugely-inflated-prices-for-medical-supplies/64a5614b-8903-4711-8f36-e1d18a749383

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Peoria faces possible $50 million budget deficit because of coronavirus – Andy Kravetz
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200414/peoria-faces-possible-50-million-budget-deficit-because-of-coronavirus

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Six more COVID-19 deaths, 89 new cases, reported in DuPage County Total reported cases stands at 1,313, including 60 deaths
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/14/six-more-covid-19-deaths-89-new-cases-reported-in-dupage-county/a3qkngv/
— DuPage County Board approves funding for homeless shelters
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/14/dupage-county-board-approves-funding-for-homeless-shelters/a4vvkol/
— DuPage County collects 165,000 pieces of PPE in two weeks
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/14/dupage-county-collects-165-000-pieces-of-ppe-in-two-weeks/ag4aki2/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— E-mail spying by Madison County officials for political gain alleged in documents – Sanford J. Schmidt
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/E-mail-spying-by-Madison-County-officials-for-15197458.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— Major airlines line up to split $25 billion in payroll aid – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/treasury-major-airlines-will-take-aid-to-meet-payrolls-04-14-2020
— Trump: ‘Mutiny every now and then is an exciting and invigorating thing to watch’ – SCOTT THUMAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-mutiny-every-now-and-then-is-an-exciting-and-invigorating-thing-to-watch

NPR ILLINOIS
— WHO Sets 6 Conditions For Ending A Coronavirus Lockdown – BILL CHAPPELL 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/who-sets-6-conditions-ending-coronavirus-lockdown#stream/0

MEDILL
— GAO READY TO COMBAT FRAUD IN DISBURSEMENT OF AID PACKAGE – Jack Kelly 
https://dc.medill.northwestern.edu/blog/2020/04/14/oversight-agency-ready-to-combat-fraud-in-disbursement-of-aid-package/

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— April 14, 2020: Daily COVID-19 Case Counts* for DuPage County
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/04/14/april-14-2020-daily-covid-19-case-counts-for-dupage-county-and-beyond/112008

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois’ COVID-19 crisis: Daily data update for April 15th, 2020 – Wirepoints
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-covid-19-crisis-daily-data-update-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘Effort to destroy Trump’ is ‘pissing a lot of people off’ – Andrew Mark Miller (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who do nothing to stop the destruction of religious, conservative, and/or Republican organizations?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/graham-effort-to-destroy-trump-is-pissing-a-lot-of-people-off
— Chinese inroads into Africa jeopardized over charges of racist coronavirus response – Joel Gehrke (DIERSEN: What about Communist Chinese inroads into America, into Illinois, into your county, into your township, and into your municipality?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/chinese-inroads-into-africa-jeopardized-over-charges-of-racist-coronavirus-response

FOX NEWS
— Trump takes new swipe at push to expand voting by mail amid coronavirus crisis – Paul Steinhause
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-push-to-expand-voting-by-mail-amid-coronavirus-crisis

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Coronavirus Racial Disparities Miss the Bigger Picture Playing the race card during a pandemic is not just politically corrosive, it is medically unsound. – Heather Mac Donald
https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/14/coronavirus-racial-disparities-miss-the-bigger-picture/

BREITBART
— Mark Levin Mocks Media, Democrats for Newfound ‘Federalism’ – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/04/14/mark-levin-mocks-media-democrats-for-newfound-federalism/

NEWSMAX
— West Coast, East Coast, Midwest: More Governors Consider Charting Their Own Path Through the Pandemic
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/states-governors/2020/04/14/id/962876/

JUDICIAL WATCH
— OUR LIBERTIES ARE BEING SUPPRESSED, ECONOMY IS BEING DESTROYED OVER #CORONAVIRUS – Tom Fitton
https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/tom-fitton-our-liberties-are-being-suppressed-economy-is-being-destroyed-over-coronavirus/
— WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO OPPOSE VOTER ID & CITIZENSHIP VERIFICATION FOR ELECTIONS? – TOM FITTON
https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/tom-fitton-why-would-anyone-want-to-oppose-voter-id-citizenship-verification-for-elections/
— TOM FITTON WARNS MAIL-IN VOTING IS ‘OPEN INVITATION FOR VOTER FRAUD’
https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/tom-fitton-warns-mail-in-voting-is-open-invitation-for-voter-fraud/

THE HILL
— Unparalleled crisis leads to unprecedented federal spending – NIV ELIS 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/492833-unparalleled-crisis-leads-to-huge-spike-in-fed-spending

ABC NEWS
— IMF predicts the worst recession since the Great Depression – Catherine Thorbecke
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/coronavirus-economic-updates-imf-predicts-worst-recession-great/story?id=70138583

NBC NEWS
— Hardest-hit states don’t plan to follow Trump’s national guidance on reopening
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/hardest-hit-states-don-t-plan-follow-trump-s-national-n1183671

REUTERS
— Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it had fired three critics of the company’s pandemic response for workplace violations, dismissals that drew sharp words from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and a labor coalition. – Aakriti Bhalla, Jeffrey Dastin (DIERSEN: There were no sharp words from Republican U.S. Senators and Republican U.S. Representatives when my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I was critical of GAO’s political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.) 
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-amazon-com-warehou/amazon-fires-two-employees-critical-of-warehouse-working-conditions-idUSKCN21W0UI

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Stops U.S. Funding of W.H.O.; U.K. Coronavirus Deaths May Be Higher Than Official Toll Confirmed infections neared 2 million, with more than 120,000 dead, and the I.M.F. predicted the worst global downturn since the Great Depression. New York City passed 10,000 fatalities.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/world/coronavirus-news-world-global-live.html
— For Black Men, Fear That Masks Will Invite Racial Profiling African-American men worry that following the C.D.C. recommendation to cover their faces in public could expose them to harassment from the police. – Derrick Bryson Taylor
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/us/coronavirus-masks-racism-african-americans.html
— What’s an Essential Service in a Pandemic? The Post Office From the census to the November election, the Postal Service is critical to American democracy. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/opinion/usps-coronavirus.html
— Democrats Bet on Biden to Beat Trump. Then Came the Coronavirus. The pandemic has upended the 2020 election. Can Joe Biden adapt? – Spencer Bokat-Lindell
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/opinion/biden-coronavirus-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred of Whites. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/opinion/coronavirus-african-americans-inequality.html
— Democratic Victory in Wisconsin Looms as ‘Clarion Call’ for Trump – Reid J. Epstein and Adam Nagourney
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/us/politics/trump-wisconsin-2020-election.html
— I.M.F. Predicts Worst Downturn Since the Great Depression The global economy is expected to contract by 3 percent this year as quarantines and lockdowns cripple output. – Alan Rappeport and Jeanna Smialek
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/us/politics/coronavirus-economy-recession-depression.html
— U.S. Retail Sales Suffer Biggest Plunge on Record:  The Commerce Department’s preliminary report showed retail sales in March dropped 8.7 percent.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/business/stock-market-covid-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Covid-19 checkpoints targeting out-of-state residents draw complaints and legal scrutiny – Luz Lazo and Katherine Shaver
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/covid-19-checkpoints-targeting-out-of-state-residents-draw-complaints-and-legal-scrutiny/2020/04/14/3fc0ed42-774e-11ea-b6ff-597f170df8f8_story.html
— The Postal Service needs a bailout. Congress is partly to blame. A 2006 law set the stage to burden the agency with $160 billion in debt – Jacob Bogage
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/15/postal-service-bailout-congress/
— Vacancies have hindered the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/vacancies-have-hindered-the-trump-administrations-response-to-the-coronavirus/2020/04/14/8c412180-7e94-11ea-8de7-9fdff6d5d83e_story.html
— Will the coronavirus make conservatives love government spending? People with conservative personalities are more open to such intervention than you might think. – Christopher Federico (DIERSEN: RINOs claim to be Republicans.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/15/will-coronavirus-make-conservatives-love-government-spending/
— Retail sales plummeted 8.7 percent in March as coronavirus guts consumer spending American consumers prop up about 70 percent of the country’s economy, but spending at restaurants, retail stores, malls and the like has essentially hollowed out – Rachel Siegel 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/15/retail-figures-coronavirus-march/

NEW YORK POST
— Coronavirus may lead to worst global recession since Great Depression: IMF – Noah Manskar
https://nypost.com/2020/04/14/coronavirus-may-lead-to-worst-recession-since-great-depression-imf/

UNION LEADER
— What price victory in the Coronavirus War? – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.unionleader.com/opinion/columnists/patrick-j-buchanan-what-price-victory-in-the-coronavirus-war/article_d64f2de9-3ed2-57d4-ab07-894f967032c7.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: A Second Round of Coronavirus Layoffs Has Begun. Few Are Safe. People who thought their jobs were secure, including white-collar professionals, increasingly face unemployment – Eric Morath, Harriet Torry and Gwynn Guilford
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-second-round-of-coronavirus-layoffs-has-begun-no-one-is-safe-11586872387
— Coronavirus Ravages the Lungs. It Also Affects the Brain. As Covid-19 cases mount, doctors are seeing patients who are experiencing symptoms like seizures, hallucinations and loss of smell and taste – Daniela Hernandez
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-ravages-the-lungs-it-also-affects-the-brain-11586896119
— Lack of Savings Worsens the Pain of Coronavirus Downturn Many of the millions of restaurant, hotel and store workers affected by shutdowns are expected to fall behind on rent and other bills – David Harrison
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lack-ofsavingsworsens-the-pain-of-coronavirus-downturn-11586943001
— Fired Amazon Warehouse Workers Accuse Company of Retaliation, Which It Denies Employees say they were targeted for organizing; tech giant defends firings, safety measures at facilities – Sebastian Herrera
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fired-amazon-warehouse-workers-accuse-company-of-retaliation-which-it-denies-11586891334
— The Students Left Behind When College Campuses Empty Out Due to Coronavirus Fears Some who can’t go home find themselves alone in their dorms, on quiet campus lawns and standing six feet from anyone else they can find – Melissa Korn 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-students-left-behind-when-college-campuses-empty-out-due-to-coronavirus-fears-11586943002

BLOOMBERG
— U.S. Economy Put in Self-Induced Coma to Fight Virus
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-04-15/u-s-economy-put-in-self-induced-coma-to-fight-virus-epoch-s-priest-video
— Some Economists Say Jobless Rate Could Soar To At Least 20%
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-14/worst-case-fears-of-20-30-u-s-jobless-rate-are-now-realistic

USA TODAY
— Coronavirus live updates: 80M Americans to receive stimulus checks after deadliest day in US – John Bacon and Jessica Flores
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/04/15/coronavirus-live-updates-stimulus-checks-us-deaths-donald-trump/2990712001/

NEWSWEEK
— NINE EVANGELICAL LEADERS CALL ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO RELEASE MIGRANTS FROM DETENTION FACILITIES AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – JEFFERY MARTIN (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs see illegals as being their foot soldiers in their war against Republicans.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/nine-evangelical-leaders-call-trump-administration-release-migrants-detention-facilities-amid-1497891
— AS BIDEN PROMISED US THE PAST, BERNIE OFFERED US THE FUTURE. WHY DID HE FAIL—AND WHAT DID WE FORFEIT? – MOSHIK TEMKIN
https://www.newsweek.com/sanders-biden-obama-promise-future-past-lose-1497854

POST JOURNAL
— New York: Bill Would Criminalize Intentionally Spreading Disease – Eric Tichy
https://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2020/04/bill-would-criminalize-intentionally-spreading-disease/

CCN
— Dow Futures Plunge after CDC’s Chilling New Coronavirus Warning CDC Director Dr Robert Redfield says a coronavirus second wave is “definitely” coming while experts predict rolling lockdowns until 2021. – Ben Brown 
https://www.ccn.com/dow-futures-plunge-after-cdcs-chilling-new-coronavirus-warning/

April 12 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois Update: Latest news on 19,180 COVID-19 cases, Chicago area impact
https://abc7chicago.com/health/what-to-know-about-illinois-19180-covid-19-cases/5973196/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/12/2020

NBC5
— Gov. Pritzker Announces New Coronavirus Health Initiatives
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-announces-new-coronavirus-health-initiatives/2254446/
— Health Officials Focus on Testing, Treatment as Illinois Announces New Program
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/health-officials-focus-on-testing-treatment-as-illinois-announces-new-program/2254496/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-trump-early-warnings-ignored-timeline-20200411-dmyrwzmmanhajptjnqlwqfees4-story.html
— Chicago’s health department has started using COVID-19 antibody testing to determine if someone had the virus – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-antibody-test-chicago-20200411-nag2o3tkq5h55fsel4yle3sz74-story.html
— Businesses feel cost effects of coronavirus outbreak Health care to safety equipment, financial toll looms – Abdel Jimenez
https://blendle.com/i/chicago-tribune/businesses-feel-cost-effects-of-coronavirus-outbreak/bnl-chicagotribune-20200412-e1b02b3d
— Should you tell your landlord if you have coronavirus? As Chicago tenants get requests to disclose, experts say such attempts are misguided – Ariel Cheung
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-re-landlord-diagnosis-report-20200403-bajrvqewc5hhtc36zazmogja74-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 49 more coronavirus deaths The county’s total has risen to 487 deaths, about 71% of the statewide total.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/11/21218035/cook-county-coronavirus-deaths-medical-examiner
— Students wonder when they can return to school during Gov. Pritzker’s live-streamed town hall for youth Young people from around the state submitted questions for Saturday’s youth-centric town hall that also addressed mental health issues. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/11/21217862/youth-town-hall-j-b-pritzker-coronavirus-covid-19-school-education-mental-health
— Your Teen’s First Car: A Low-Cost, Low-Upkeep Used EV Affordability, limited range and fuel savings can make a used electric vehicle the ideal first car for teenagers. – Philip Reed (DIERSEN: How times have changed. I bought a) a 1958 Chevy BelAir when I turned 16 in 1964, b) a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint when I was 17, c) a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 when I was 19, and d) a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE when I was 20. I bought the Chevy with money that I earned doing yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964. I bought the Pontiac with money that I earned washing dishes 1964-1966. I bought the Oldsmobile with money that I earned cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966 and delivering mail 1966-1967. I bought the Dodge with money that I earned delivering mail 1967-1968. I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968, and NIU 1969-1970.)
https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/loans/auto-loans/your-teens-first-car-a-low-cost-low-upkeep-used-ev

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: How will coronavirus affect your property taxes? – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200411/how-will-coronavirus-affect-your-property-taxes

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois is bending the virus curve faster than other hot spots New data from Rush University Medical Center offers a glimmer of optimism. “We’re hoping we continue to see this change in the doubling time and the next few weeks we start to see something that resembles a peak.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/illinois-bending-virus-curve-faster-other-hot-spots
— Some airlines aren’t happy with terms of Mnuchin’s aid package His insistence that America’s major airlines partially repay taxpayer funds aimed at shoring up the industry sets up a clash between the Trump administration and the carriers.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/some-airlines-arent-happy-terms-mnuchins-aid-package

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois endures second-deadliest coronavirus day, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker encouraged by trend of COVID-19 cases – Bill Ruthhart
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-endures-second-deadliest-coronavirus-day-but-gov-j-b-pritzker-encouraged-by-trend-of/article_fc0f5da4-bd16-5347-9a5f-a020ccc27d27.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— U.S. Has Most Coronavirus Deaths In The World – NICOLE HERNANDEZ 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/us-has-most-coronavirus-deaths-world#stream/0

WREX
— Trump attacks Inspector Generals on false grounds – AP (DIERSEN: All the audits of all the federal agencies that I worked on for GAO 1980-1997 required coordination with those agency’s Inspector Generals (IG). 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 served on Executive Committee (EC) of the Association of Government Accountants for 13 years 1983-1996. Almost all the other EC members were employees of IG offices.) 
https://wrex.com/2020/04/12/ap-fact-check-trump-attacks-govt-watchdogs-on-false-grounds/

WJBC
— Numbers of COVID-19 cases in Illinois continue to grow – Katherine Murphy
https://www.wjbc.com/2020/04/11/numbers-of-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-continue-to-grow/

CHICAGO NOW
— 16 million Americans lose their jobs. But no one working for Chicago will – Dennis Byrne (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency a) was almost always under hiring and/or promotion freezes and b) shrank by about 50%. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690041.pdf )
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/04/16-million-americans-lose-their-jobs-but-no-one-working-for-chicago/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County Sheriff Wins Suit Against Health Department for ID of Those Actively Infected with Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/11/mchenry-county-sheriff-wins-suit-against-health-department-for-id-of-those-actively-infected-with-coronavirus/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dr. Anthony Fauci: Americans could eventually carry certificates of immunity to coronavirus – David Sherfinski
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/10/dr-anthony-fauci-americans-could-eventually-carry-/

DAILY CALLER
— Former Biden Staffer Files Criminal Complaint With DC Police – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/11/former-joe-biden-staffer-tara-reade-criminal-complaint/

FEDERALIST
— Woke Reporter Accuses Black Surgeon General Of Racism – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/10/woke-reporter-accuses-black-surgeon-general-of-racism/

TOWNHALL
— Trump Uses Persuasion, Not Force, in Coronavirus Crisis – Debra J. Saunders
https://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2020/04/12/trump-uses-persuasion-not-force-in-coronavirus-crisis-n2566728

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— College Republicans at Syracuse U. Reject Resolution Condemning Ben Shapiro – Mike LaChance 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/04/college-republicans-at-syracuse-u-reject-resolution-condemning-ben-shapiro/

THE HILL
— Pressure for quick action on next relief bill strains GOP unity – ALEXANDER BOLTON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/492312-pressure-for-quick-action-on-next-relief-bill-strains-gop-unity

ABC NEWS
— When will the country get back to normal? 3 things to know about reopening America Top health officials warn “we have not reached the peak.” – Anne Flaherty
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/country-back-normal-things-reopening-america/story?id=70094185

CNBC
— ‘This will lead to airline bankruptcies’ — flight attendant union furious with Treasury bailout offers – Phil LeBeau
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/11/flight-attendant-union-furious-with-treasury-bailout-offers.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Boris Johnson Is Discharged From Hospital After Coronavirus Treatment Russia reported its largest daily increase in new cases since the start of the outbreak. The pope spoke of “a contagion of hope” in his Easter Mass. Britain closed in on 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/12/world/coronavirus-news.html
— Will an Antibody Test Allow Us to Go Back to School or Work? – Apoorva Mandavilli and Katie Thomas
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/health/coronavirus-antibody-test.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: A job without benefit means nest egg trouble – Tammy La Gorce (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, the operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have severe financial, health, and/or other problems.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/business/retirement-jobs-no-benefits.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Wants 50 Wisconsins on Election Day. The G.O.P. has turned voting in person into a death threat.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/opinion/sunday/wisconsin-primary-2020-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters blame Republicans for minorities dying of coronavirus. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/opinion/coronavirus-poor-black-latino.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/opinion/sunday/republicans-voter-suppression.html
— Cities Close Streets to Cars, Opening Space for Social Distancing Boston, Minneapolis, Oakland and other cities have temporarily banned through traffic on streets, giving pedestrians and cyclists extra elbow room during the coronavirus pandemic. – Johnny Diaz (DIERSEN: How close are the leaders of your municipality to banning cars?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/coronavirus-street-closures.html
— Voting by Mail Could Be What States Need. But Can They Pull It Off? Politics aside, many states will face daunting financial, logistical and personnel challenges to making mail balloting the norm. – Michael Wines
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/coronavirus-voting-by-mail-elections.html
— What Is Britain Without the Pub? Through two world wars, Britain’s pubs stayed open. Their closure now, for the first time in the country’s history, is forcing some to seek creative alternatives. – Allison McCann
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/world/europe/uk-pub-coronavirus.html
— TRAGIC: Dumped Milk, Smashed Eggs, Plowed Vegetables: Food Waste of the Pandemic With restaurants, hotels and schools closed, many of the nation’s largest farms are destroying millions of pounds of fresh goods that they can no longer sell. – David Yaffe-Bellany and Michael Corkery
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/business/coronavirus-destroying-food.html
— OCTOBER 28, 2010 FLASHBACK: Andrew Cuomo: Indulging an Obsession With Motors and Muscle – Michael Barbaro
https://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/29/nyregion/29cars.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Russia’s state-backed media uses the pandemic to spin anti-Western views. They are not alone. – Isabelle Khurshudyan (DIERSEN: In America, the Democrat Party backed media uses the pandemic, and everything else, to spin anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time views.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/coronavirus-russia-china-turkey-media/2020/04/11/fe34e7b2-7a53-11ea-a311-adb1344719a9_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Coronavirus infection may cause lasting damage throughout the body, doctors fear – MELISSA HEALY
https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-04-10/coronavirus-infection-can-do-lasting-damage-to-the-heart-liver

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Communist China promoters say “U.S. Tariffs Hamper Imports of Sanitizer, Disinfectants.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-tariffs-hamper-imports-of-sanitizer-disinfectants-11586683800

BLOOMBERG
— Record bankruptcies predicted in next year as unemployment soars – Anita Sharpe
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/apr/12/record-bankruptcies-predicted-in-next-year-as-unem/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Ignored Pleas To Put Social Distancing Practices In Place, Warnings Of A Pandemic.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2020/04/11/report-trump-ignored-pleas-to-put-social-distancing-practices-in-place-warnings-of-a-pandemic/

MERCURY NEWS
— Millennials willing to compromise more to buy a home Young buyers unfazed by bad neighborhoods, high rates – LOUIS HANSEN (DIERSEN: I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old. The down payment came from what I had earned and saved a) working for IRS for 15 months in 1971 and 1972 and b) working for Firestone Stores full-time for 7 months 1970-1971 and part-time for 18 months 1971-1972. That money also enabled me to buy a new Corvette in 1971 and to pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola.)
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/02/04/millennials-willing-to-compromise-more-to-buy-a-home/

ARGUS PRESS
— Trump bashing only gives his supporters resolve
https://www.argus-press.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/article_4543819e-7c44-11ea-b057-df09727112a2.html

SUBURBAN TIMES
— How the coronavirus will change closings, home prices and what’s on the market – DON DOMAN
https://thesubtimes.com/2020/04/02/how-the-coronavirus-will-change-closings-home-prices-and-whats-on-the-market-pierce-county-foreshadowing/

HILL REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more hatred of Republicans that you promote, the more that Republican-haters promote you. 
https://hillreporter.com/former-rnc-boss-blasts-his-own-partys-stance-over-their-obvious-voter-suppression-tactics-64122

TIMES
— Coronavirus sends China crashing to worst economic slump in 60 years
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-sends-china-crashing-to-worst-economic-slump-in-60-years-x66pmdld7

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Andrew Cuomo Ties Biden for Presidential Nomination Among Democrats
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/cuomo_ties_biden_for_presidential_nomination_among_democrats

April 10 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— We are beating this virus. Keep up the fight!
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: White House points to hopeful signs as deaths keep rising – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/white-house-points-to-hopeful-signs-as-deaths-keep-rising/6092585/
— Coronavirus Illinois: Secretary of State extends expiration dates for driver’s licenses, more due to COVID-19
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-secretary-of-state-drivers-license-extension-vehicle-registration/6092661/
— Coronavirus Illinois: Pritzker promises more COVID-19 prevention for African Americans disproportionately affected – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-death-toll-nears-600/6092991/
— More than half of Americans wear masks as coronavirus’ new normal takes hold: POLL – KENDALL KARSON
https://abc7chicago.com/more-than-half-of-americans-wear-masks-as-coronavirus-new-normal-takes-hold-poll/6092357/

NBC5
— Illinois Coronavirus: Total Number of Cases Reaches 17,887 With 596 Deaths Cases have been reported in more than 80 of Illinois’ 102 counties
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-total-number-of-cases-reaches-17877-with-596-deaths/2253884/
— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: 1,465 New Cases, Easter Warning, COVID-19 Texts
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-updates-chicago-neighborhood-has-highest-total-cpd-cases-rise/2253630/

CBS2
— Chicago City Council Meeting On April 15 To Be Held Via Videoconference
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/10/city-council-meeting-april-15-videoconference/
— Lightfoot: More than 2,200 Beds Ready At McCormick Place For COVID-19 Patients
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/10/lightfoot-more-than-2200-beds-ready-at-mccormick-place-for-covid-19/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois COVID-19 cases rise to 17,887; total number of deaths nearly 600
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-covid-19-cases-rise-to-17887-total-number-of-deaths-nearly-600
— Trump vows coronavirus-wrecked economy will ‘bounce’ back despite record jobless numbers – Andrew O’Reilly
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-vows-coronavirus-wrecked-economy-will-bounce-back-despite-record-jobless-numbers

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,465 more known COVID-19 cases and 68 additional deaths reported, as 2nd CPD member who tested positive dies
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200410-waujpq55kvfbngrshwodulxf24-story.html
— High rates of confirmed coronavirus cases emerge in south suburbs – JOE MAHR and ZAK KOESKE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-south-suburbs-chicago-20200410-jf7uz6jhdrbptpwuzthoulziei-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers run Illinois. They deem pot shops to be ‘essential businesses;’ Oak Park, Elmwood Park pot shops enact safety measures for customers and staff.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-marijuana-covid-tl-0416-20200410-dz3jbsjgfveudkbs5entodkkpa-story.html
— Northwestern researchers find racial, socioeconomic disparities in Chicagoans’ concern over the coronavirus pandemic – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-life-coronavirus-vulnerable-population-attitudes-tt-20200410-vaiyn4juizhwtfeu25y2rvlcye-story.html
— Government projections indicate a summer spike in US coronavirus infections if stay-at-home orders are lifted
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-coronavirus-summer-spike-20200410-gcthujs5azg4vjr6bw3uvpgkeq-story.html
— As coronavirus hits Chicago’s African American community, South Side aldermen call on residents to take social distancing rules more seriously – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-south-side-aldermen-say-stay-inside-20200410-ejybaspbvbhmxhtpccnjpriezy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater crows “The economy won’t reopen with a bang, despite the White House’s whimpering wishes.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-coronavirus-trump-mnuchin-economy-reopen-chapman-20200410-rx5fzujk5zdu7gxwm633xy6jau-story.html
— COVID-19 and gun violence are devastating black Chicagoans – BRIAN WILLIAMS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-gun-violence-african-americans-20200410-hhrhlap4frgorcha236zu6fr24-story.html

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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Libertarian Illinois Policy Institute wants a timeline for reopening businesses that’s just not possible “They need to stop lying to people about what’s at stake in this crisis,” responds a spokesperson for Gov. J.B. Pritzker. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/10/21217035/rich-miller-coronavirus-illinois-policy-institute-pritzker-suntimes
— COVID-19 tests: What it feels like to have one Testing is still limited to screened patients, medical professionals, first-responders — and White House visitors. But it’s expected to become more widely available. – Stephanie Zimmermann
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/10/21216845/coronavirus-covid19-abbott-rapid-swab-test-nose-nasal-how-it-feels-jayant-pinto-molly-erickson

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker vows to step up COVID fight in African-American community  In the wake of reports that people of color are hardest hit in the coronavirus outbreak, the governor laid out plans to step up testing and prevention efforts with the help of several community leaders. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: How vulnerable are the residents of your neighborhood, your precinct, your municipal district, your municipality, and your county? Why are they more vulnerable? What makes you more vulnerable? For me, it is my being 71 years old, having not-in-control type 2 diabetes, and being obese (BMI-31).) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-vows-step-covid-fight-african-american-community
— Pandemic puts medical ethics to real-world test Hospital ethicists leave hypotheticals behind. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/pandemic-puts-medical-ethics-real-world-test
— 9,000-plus businesses to get billions in rescue loans via just two local banks Wintrust and CIBC Bank U.S. have secured SBA approval to provide $5 billion in cash to local businesses struggling to survive the stay-at-home period. – STEVE DANIELS 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/finance-banking/9000-plus-businesses-get-billions-rescue-loans-just-two-local-banks
— COVID times will make for full dockets The pandemic promises to spur virtually all litigation arenas. But “nobody knows how the general public is going to process this virus and how they’re going to view litigation.” – STEVEN R. STRAHLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/law/lawyers-will-have-their-hands-full-during-pandemic

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: Start thinking about a summer with no festivals – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200409/pritzker-start-thinking-about-a-summer-with-no-festivals

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Renewal deadlines for gun owners extended – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/04/10/renewal-deadlines-for-gun-owners-extended/afq9ybc/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Pritzker’s dystopian “Afraid New World” strategy Gov. Pritzker continues to hold his daily press conferences to update the public on the coronavirus, sometimes with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. And while they speak to the issues of fighting the virus, including social distancing, stay at home orders, and more, too often Pritzker and Lightfoot instead use the briefings to launch political attacks against President Trump, instead of seeking to bring the country together at a time of major crisis – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2020/04/10/pritzkers-dystopian-afraid-new-world-strategy/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Barr says Russia probe was started ‘without basis’ – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/barr-says-russia-probe-was-started-without-basis

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS MOVES CLOSER TO BECOMING FIRST ‘JUNK’ STATE WITH NEGATIVE CREDIT OUTLOOK – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-moves-closer-to-becoming-first-junk-state-with-negative-credit-outlook/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS STATE POLICE EXTENDS FOID CARD AND CCL EXPIRATION DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/illinois-state-police-extends-foid-card-and-ccl-expiration-during-covid-19-outbreak.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,465 new cases, 68 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/10/1465-new-cases-68-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker unveils new PSA – More tests in African-American communities – Federal contracts extended on two drive-through sites – $51 million from feds for community health centers – Rapid test machine distribution includes state DD facilities, prisons – Issues new guidance on vulnerable populations – Housing program announced – COVID-19 equity team formed at IDPH – Mortality rates among blacks in their 70s ten times higher than whites the same age – State needs to do more testing – “Merely suggesting” people reconsider large gatherings – Comments on death of CPD officer – “We’ll deliver” if first responders can’t get PPE – Not poaching Chicago-area workers for McCormick Place – Talks about projections – Surprised a community health center closed – Urges people to stay home at Easter – Curve is flattening, but not yet bending downward – Talks about testing in rural counties – Asked how he celebrated Passover
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/10/pritzker-unveils-new-psa/
— “The staff is desperate for this protective gear”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/10/the-staff-is-desperate-for-this-protective-gear/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/10/covid-19-roundup-16/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois governor grants commutations amid pandemic – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/10/illinois-governor-grants-commutations-amid-pandemi/
— Trump: Death toll should be ‘substantially’ lower than 100K in early model Cites signs of progress in NY, says Detroit and New Orleans are ‘stabilizing’ – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/10/trump-says-death-toll-should-be-substantially-lowe/
— FBI sabotaged Trump’s presidency: Barr – Rowan Scarborough (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors who sabotaged my career in the federal government. They would say that they only did what Democrat elected officials wanted them to do.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/10/fbi-sabotaged-trumps-presidency-barr/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Republican pressure on Trump to reopen the economy grows – David M. Drucker 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/republican-pressure-on-trump-to-reopen-the-economy-grows
— IRS rolls out web portal for nontax filers to receive $1,200 recovery payments – Jay Heflin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/irs-rolls-out-web-portal-for-nontax-filers-to-receive-1-200-recovery-payments
— Coronavirus is shutting down illegal immigration
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/coronavirus-is-shutting-down-illegal-immigration

GOPUSA
— China, Media Allies Spread Coronavirus Disinformation (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87398
— Mitt Romney, Others Demand Trump Explain Firing Of Intelligence Inspector General (DIERSEN: What if my Republican U.S. Senators and my Republican U.S. Representatives had demanded that my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors explain the adverse actions that they took against me?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87378

BREITBART
— CBP Turned Back 10K Migrants Under Coronavirus Policy – BOB PRICE
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2020/04/10/wapo-cbp-turned-back-10k-migrants-under-coronavirus-policy/

BLAZE
— Church members get $500 tickets for sitting in their vehicles with windows closed during radio service in church parking lot – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/church-members-get-500-tickets-for-sitting-in-their-vehicles-with-windows-closed-during-radio-service-in-church-parking-lot
— Chicago mayor says blacks are dying at alarming rate because of a myth about coronavirus The myth of black immunity has spread like wildfire on social media – Carlos Garcia 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chicago-mayor-says-myth-is-killing-blacks-of-coronavirus

DAILY WIRE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Republican-hating Carville says Republicans “Will Kill People To Stay In Power, Literally.”
https://www.dailywire.com/news/carville-republicans-will-kill-people-to-stay-in-power-literally

NEWSMAX
— Trump Touts Lower Death Toll Predictions – Marisa Herman
https://www.newsmax.com/us/Institute-for-Health-Metrics/2020/04/09/id/962155/

TOWNHALL
— Poll Suggests Media’s Efforts Promoting Chinese Talking Points Are Failing Miserably – Leah Barkoukis (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents destroy those who do not promote their taking points. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/04/10/americans-poll-china-coronavirus-n2566621

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Chicago Catholics pray outside cathedral on Good Friday to protest church closings during COVID-19 Event organizer Lisa Bergman said they that if shopping centers and liquor stores were open then churches should be as well. – Stephen Kokx
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/chicago-catholics-pray-outside-cathedral-to-show-churches-must-be-considered-essential-during-covid-19

THE HILL
— Public health officials push back on May opening – NATHANIEL WEIXEL
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/492293-public-health-officials-push-back-on-may-opening
— Trump calls decision on reopening US the biggest of his life – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/492279-trump-calls-decision-on-reopening-us-the-biggest-of-his-life
— Surgeon General: Most of US won’t be ready to open by May 1 – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/492198-surgeon-general-most-of-us-wont-be-ready-to-open-by-may-1
— The federal government must operate within its means – SHEILA A. WEINBERG
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/492161-the-federal-government-must-live-within-its-means

POLITICO
— Unemployment surpasses Great Recession levels – REBECCA RAINEY 
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-shift/2020/04/10/unemployment-surpasses-great-recession-levels-786769

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Confirmed coronavirus death toll has reached 100,000 worldwide” and “Trump’s push to reopen U.S. economy spurs worries over resurgence of infections.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/09/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Trump hates inspectors general. But they’re the best way to drain the swamp. Trump’s assault on inspectors general betrays conservative values. – Jonathan Bydlak (DIERSEN: All the audits of all the federal agencies that I worked on for GAO 1980-1997 required coordination with those agency’s inspector generals. 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.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/10/trump-inspectors-general-drain-swamp/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote socialized medicine.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/09/why-coronavirus-killing-more-black-americans-because-they-poor-column/2973649001/

FORBES
— When Your Employer Insists You Go Into Work During The Pandemic
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2020/04/10/when-your-employer-insists-you-go-into-work-during-the-pandemic/#743bd5f05d26

THRIVE GLOBAL
— Not having a purpose can manifest itself into physical problems. People’s jobs can give them great satisfaction and purpose on a day-to-day basis. When that retirement date arrives, many develop health issues because their routine and mental engagement is abruptly lost. Have a plan to create purpose-driven activities and get them started before stepping foot – Beau Henderson (DIERSEN: What shows that you are/were a dedicated employee? For me it included the fact a) that I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) that I earned job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) that I earned a job-related professional license when I was 32.) 
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/not-having-a-purpose-can-manifest-itself-into-physical-problems-with-beau-henderson-chris-kowalik/

FED SMITH
— USPS Wants $75 Billion to Survive Coronavirus Pandemic – Ian Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/04/10/usps-wants-75-billion-survive-coronavirus-pandemic/

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Trump-hating Pritzker Says That Trump Has Caused a “Greater Number of Deaths Across the Country.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-takes-aim-at-the-president

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters warn of ‘deadly resurgence’ if coronavirus controls lifted too soon.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/10/trump-pushes-to-reopen-coronavirus-hit-us-economy-as-approval-ratings-fall