March 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker delays state tax filing deadline as COVID-19 cases reach 1,865, 19 deaths – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-tax-filing-deadline-delayed-as-covid-19-cases-rise-to-1865/6048622/
— Coronavirus stimulus bill: Who gets what from $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/who-gets-what-from-washingtons-$2-trillion-coronavirus-relief-package/6049877/
— Coronavirus stimulus relief bill: $2 trillion virus rescue bill hits late snags in Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/$2-trillion-virus-rescue-bill-hits-late-snags-in-senate/6048123/
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot warns of park, lakefront shutdown if residents disregard COVID-19 guidelines – Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/mayor-lightfoot-warns-the-stay-at-home-order-is-not-an-option/6050019/

NBC5
— ‘The Whole City Laid Off’: US Jobless Claims Climb Sky High Restaurants, hotels, airlines, automakers and entertainment venues all have been hit hard – Rebecca Santana and David A. Lieb
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/the-whole-city-laid-off-us-jobless-claims-climb-sky-high/2244422/
— Coronavirus Relief: What We Know About the Senate Bill
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-relief-what-we-know-about-the-senate-bill/2244507/
— $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Bill Hits Late Snags in Senate The package is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession or worse – Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-congress-trillion-economy-rescue-package-checks/2244510/

CBS2
— Plan Could Turn McCormick Place Into Field Hospital Amid COVID-19 Pandemic – Dave Savini
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/25/plan-could-turn-mccormick-place-into-field-hospital-amid-covid-19-pandemic/
— Some Chicagoans Say Coronavirus Stimulus Relief Can’t Come Fast Enough – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/25/some-chicaogans-say-coronavirus-stimulus-relief-cant-come-fast-enough/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Do you qualify for a stimulus check in Senate’s coronavirus response bill? – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/do-you-qualify-for-a-stimulus-check-in-senates-coronavirus-response-bill

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatens to shut down city’s parks and lakefront; police will start ticketing people who don’t abide stay-at-home order
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lakefront-arwady-lightfoot-20200325-feqjcndbmzebrctivt7r4trp3u-story.html
— Are you an essential worker? Says who? And what if you don’t think your job is worth the coronavirus risk? – Alexia Elejalde Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-essential-workers-safety-20200325-2c2f6z53vve4hjcgsrgoyvdcli-story.html
— Illinois follows federal lead and extends state income tax deadline to July 15 – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-income-tax-extension-20200325-hrbbcheievelvofy3s7zurarlq-story.html
— Lawsuit seeks to delay Wisconsin’s April 7 primary election over coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-wisconsin-primary-april-7-election-delay-20200325-sj4sburptbdmfabczpevxa5yfm-story.html
— Indiana voters may vote by mail in June primary ‘without having a specific reason to do so:’ Indiana Election Commission decides – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-primary-election-update-st-0326-20200325-wmiazsvdb5azbi7zq3m7lf77hi-story.html
— DuPage board members question why decision eliminating Woodridge as new traffic court location was done in closed meeting – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-board-traffic-court-closed-meeting-st-0327-20200325-5jebwnt7lbby3ffjjmp5qavy74-story.html
— Naperville coronavirus roundup: DuPage case count now at 134; county asking for donations of protective medical gear – MICHELLE MULLINS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0327-20200325-yofzn45gdfc7tpzllz3ntparpu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin, Duckworth join Pritzker in urging Trump to issue Illinois coronavirus disaster declaration Trump has declared disasters in New York, California and Washington state. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Would that give Pritzker more power to suspend the First and Second Amendments?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194131/durbin-duckworth-pritzker-urge-trump-coronavirus-disaster-declaration-illinois
— Residential street sweeping, tree trimming and tree removal could end until Chicago wins coronavirus war With people stuck at home and the mayor ordering that non-emergency ticketing and towing be curtailed, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John Tully now may suspend key services coveted by aldermen and their constituents. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194583/coronavirus-chicago-street-sweeping-tree-trimming-suspended
— Beck orders new virus protections for Chicago Police officers Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham calls it a start, but nowhere near enough. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194539/coronavirus-chicago-police-protections-fraternal-order-fop
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/25/21194579/trumps-daily-briefings-prove-hes-uniquely-incompetent-to-handle-coronavirus-gene-lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/25/21193863/president-trump-coronavirus-pandemic-conservatism-can-help-s-e-cupp-suntimes

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora cracking down on ‘nonessential’ businesses
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/aurora-cracking-down-on-nonessential-businesses
— ‘Contentious’ Facebook post sparks policy debate in Palatine Township – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/contentious-facebook-post-sparks-policy-debate-in-palatine-township
— Nearly 200 cars at Schaumburg Township Food Pantry’s first drive-through event – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/nearly-200-cars-at-schaumburg-township-food-pantrys-first-drive-through-event
— Indiana officials considering only mail-in vote for primary – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200325/news/303259968/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot threatens to shut down parks, lakefront As the weather warms and people are seen gathering outdoors, officials warn they endanger the current efforts to slow the pandemic. Mayor Lightfoot also announced an increase in hotel rooms dedicated to victims of COVID-19. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lightfoot-threatens-shut-down-parks-lakefront
— United Center to become coronavirus logistics hub Officials say the West Side arena will transform into a central site to help with food distribution, first responder staging and collecting critically needed medical supplies. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/united-center-become-coronavirus-logistics-hub
— Only 1 in 10 downtown hotel rooms were occupied last week The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the lodging industry nationwide, which has suffered revenue declines worse than those after 9/11 and the global financial crisis. Chicago is no exception. – ALBY GALLUN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/only-1-10-downtown-hotel-rooms-were-occupied-last-week
— Pritzker delays state income-tax filing to July 15 The governor matches a federal move. Refunds will still go out as originally scheduled. Pritzker also announces creation of a $60 million small-business loan fund. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-delays-state-income-tax-filing-july-15
— What’s in the huge federal stimulus bill for you? Details are beginning to emerge as the Senate prepares to vote on the $2 trillion plan. Here are some of the local winners. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/whats-huge-federal-stimulus-bill-you

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County accepting donations of personal protective equipment
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/25/dupage-county-accepting-donations-of-personal-protective-equipment/ak25v1v/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DuPage County Seeks Personal Protective Equipment Donations
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-seeks-personal-protective-equipment-donations/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Trump Mailing: Public Health or Politics?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/25/public-health-or-politics/ 
— DeWitte Calls for State Income Tax Deadline & Minimum Wage Hike Delay
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/25/dewitte-calls-for-state-income-tax-deadline-minimum-wage-hike-mdelay/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/INGOLD: IS THE COVID 19 CURE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorneringold-is-the-covid-19-cure-worse-than-the-problem.html
— 330 NEW COVID 19 CASES IN ILLINOIS; 3 DEATHS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/330-new-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-3-deaths-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker announces delay of tax filing deadline to July 15 – Three programs for small businesses – Praises stimulus bill – Thanks workers – Treasurer initiates loan program, addresses bill backlog – Hotel industry expects 120,000 layoffs in coming weeks – Pritzker admits IDES website is not functioning properly
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/pritzker-announces-delay-tax-filing-deadline-to-july-15/
— 330 new cases, 3 new deaths and it’s now in Stateville
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/330-new-cases-3-new-deaths-and-its-now-in-stateville/

— COVID-19 Roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/covid-19-roundup-5/
— 17 Cook County detainees, five employees test positive, 31 awaiting results
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/17-cook-county-detainees-five-employees-test-positive-31-awaiting-results/

GOPUSA
— Essential: Denver Mayor Shuts Down Nearly Everything Then Backtracks To Open Liquor Stores, Retail Marijuana Shops
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86589

BLAZE
— Democratic LA mayor: Power, water will be shut off for nonessential businesses that refuse to close amid coronavirus ‘safer at home’ order ‘This is your chance to step up and shut it down — because if you don’t, we will shut you down’ – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democratic-la-mayor-power-water-will-be-shut-off-for-nonessential-businesses-that-refuse-to-close

ONE NEWS NOW
— Democrats’ identity politics quite apparent amidst pandemic – Chad Groening, Jody Brown (DIERSEN: Democrats use government to give preference to individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2020/03/25/project-21-dems-identity-politics-quite-apparent-amidst-pandemic

THE HILL
— States reject Trump calls to reopen economy by Easter – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489487-states-reject-trump-calls-for-reopening-economy
— Last-minute complaints threaten $2T Senate coronavirus emergency aid – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489525-last-minute-complaints-threaten-2t-senate-coronavirus-emergency-aid

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden suggests that Trump’s Easter timeline could be ‘catastrophic’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/25/coronavirus-latest-news/

BLOOMBERG
— Republican Governors Split on Trump Stay-at-Home Skepticism – Amanda Albright and Jonathan Levin
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/republican-governors-split-over-trump-s-stay-at-home-skepticism

NEWSWEEK
— FORMER CALIFORNIA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE JOHN COX SAYS HE HAS CORONAVIRUS—AND SOME ADVICE FOR GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM – PAUL BOND
https://www.newsweek.com/former-california-gubernatorial-candidate-says-he-has-coronavirus-some-advice-governor-gavin-1494096

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trumpworld Embraces the Death Wish Economy Dying for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now an essential part of MAGA dogma.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157052/donald-trump-economic-nihilism

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— UK Towns Lose Local Newspapers as Impact of Coronavirus Deepens – Jim Waterson (DIERSEN: Coronavirus will not cause Illinois Republicans to lose their GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I continue to have the time needed, good health needed, money needed, and motivation needed to put them together and to send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/uk-towns-lose-local-newspapers-as-impact-of-coronavirus-deepens/
— Americans Who Primarily Get News Through Social Media are Least Likely to Follow COVID-19 Coverage – Mark Jurkowitz and Amy Mitchell (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to spend all their time reading/looking at what they post on Facebook.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/americans-who-primarily-get-news-through-social-media-are-least-likely-to-follow-covid-19-coverage/

March 23 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump vs. the terrible reporter – Lloyd Marcus (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Since 2005, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated, me, and condemned be as being like Jeff Gannon. Since 2005, they have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and White House Correspondent Jeff Gannon. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon and even worse things. Ever since I became a GOPUSA reporter in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I ask bad questions at press conferences and share privileged information with reporters that have caused Republican candidates to be defeated and even worse things. Of course, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. but if not that, I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but a) who do NOT want me to know about their press conferences, b) who do NOT want me to attend their press conferences, c) who do NOT want me to ask questions during their press conferences, d) who do NOT want me to speak with other reporters, e) who have barred me from attending their press conferences, f) who have had me thrown out of their press conferences, and/or g) who do not want me to report on their press conferences.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/trump_vs_the_terrible_reporter.html
— Are gun stores essential during a pandemic? – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: Democrats have used, are using, and will use coronavirus to abolish the Second Amendment.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/are_gun_stores_essential_during_a_pandemic_.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump to send National Guard to NY, CA, WA – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-send-national-guard-to-ny-ca-wa-%7C-live-updates/6038979/
— Illinois’ COVID-19 cases surpass 1K with 9 deaths; Gov. Pritzker battles with Pres. Trump over national response
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-covid-19-cases-surpass-1k-with-9-deaths/6038154/
— Police break up parties violating Illinois’ ‘stay-at-home’ order
https://abc7chicago.com/police-break-up-parties-violating-stay-at-home-order/6038453/
— Rand Paul becomes 1st US senator to test positive for coronavirus; Mitt Romney self-quarantines
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senator-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/6039127/

NBC5
— ‘Get to Work, or Get Out of the Way:’ Pritzker Blasts Trump After President Sends Tweet Criticizing Governor (DIERSEN: Trump-haters elected the Trump-hating Pritzker.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/get-to-work-or-get-out-of-the-way-pritzker-blasts-trump-after-president-sends-tweet-criticizing-governor/2242346/
— As Crisis Deepens, Congressional Rescue Deal Teeters With a population on edge, all sides were hoping for an agreement that would provide some relief against the pandemic’s health and economic crises, now believed likely to stretch for several months
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/as-crisis-deepens-congressional-rescue-deal-teeters/2242200/
— Virus Outbreak Means (Mis)information Overload: How to Cope Here are some things you can do to separate fact from misinformation(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/virus-outbreak-means-misinformation-overload-how-to-cope/2242107/

CBS2
— Pritzker Calls On Volunteers To Step Up; Illinois COVID-19 Deaths Now Total 9
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/22/pritzker-calls-on-volunteers-to-step-up-illinois-covid-19-deaths-now-total-9/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— $3,000 per family cash payment in rescue package, White House says – AP (DIERSEN: One could argue that if you have not been adversely impacted in a major way, you should not get cash.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/3000-per-family-cash-payment-in-rescue-package-white-house-says

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— $1.4 trillion coronavirus rescue package teeters in Congress, as President Trump promises to help Americans: ‘We’re at war’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-congress-20200322-kjfxyn6cvfhhnogoaprfn7v5im-story.html
— Soaring death tolls reported as coronavirus marches on in Italy, Iran, US – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200322-2te6tb4tivhhffemexiyv7wah4-story.html
— New York mayor prepares to shut city down as it city becomes coronavirus’ next hot spot – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200322-2te6tb4tivhhffemexiyv7wah4-story.html
— German Chancellor Angela Merkel in quarantine after her doctor tests positive for coronavirus – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-angela-merkel-coronavirus-quarantine-20200322-ixrowcy4b5hxvbqpg53ykahg3a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus vaults Pritzker into national spotlight, and Trump’s coronavirus tweet proves it ANALYSIS: An angry tweet from President Donald Trump on Sunday put a national focus on Pritzker, who, along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, is getting credit for his response to the coronavirus crisis. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/22/21190051/pritzker-trump-coronavirus-national-spotlight-cuomo-dewine
— Pritzker on CNN: Illinois forced to overpay for crucial medical supplies because of federal inaction Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the Federal Emergency Management Agency called him before the show to tell him another shipment of equipment should arrive today or tomorrow. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/3/22/21189866/pritzker-cnn-illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-fema
— Trump angrily tweets at Pritzker after gov criticizes feds’ COVID-19 response “We’re all competing against each other” for supplies, Illinois’ governor tells CNN. In response, Trump cites gov’s “shortcomings” and “fake news.” Then Mayor Lightfoot weighs in, telling president, “dear Lord — please step up and be a leader.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/3/22/21189866/pritzker-trump-twitter-cnn-illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-fema-governor-tweet-mayor-lightfoot
— We’ll recover faster if bailout cash goes straight to workers The post-coronavirus economy will look different across the U.S. and in your neighborhood. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/22/21188402/coronavirus-covid-19-economy-stimulus-bailout-cash-workers

DAILY HERALD
— The work-from-home era is creating its own boom market – Matthew Townsend
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200322/the-work-from-home-era-is-creating-its-own-boom-market

DAILY HERALD
— Business Fallout: Marriott to furlough thousands of workers – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200322/business/303229979/
— Suburban gun shops see increase in gun, ammunition sales – Christopher Placek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote hatred against Republicans.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200321/suburban-gun-shops-see-increase-in-gun-ammunition-sales
— Duckworth gets some buzz as potential Biden running mate – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: From what I see, Duckworth is filled with hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200322/duckworth-gets-some-buzz-as-potential-biden-running-mate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker, Trump rip each other as COVID cases here soar The governor says he’s had it with failures by the president to deliver needed help, as Trump hits Pritzker’s “own shortcomings.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-trump-rip-each-other-covid-cases-here-soar

STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Trump singles out Pritzker on Twitter – Steven Spearie 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200322/trump-singles-out-pritzker-on-twitter

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Chaos, inconsistency mark launch of drive-thru virus testing – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/chaos-inconsistency-mark-launch-of-drive-thru-virus-testing/article_4d13cc2e-428c-597e-8b57-0ea6d0b119c2.html

MORRIS HERALD
— Kinzinger requests provisions to better tackle COVID-19
https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2020/03/22/kinzinger-requests-provisions-to-better-tackle-covid-19/acxm0li/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— The crumbling backbone of our Government – Public Trust – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/the-crumbling-backbone-of-our-government-public-trust/

CAPITOL FAX
— State claims it’s received a tiny fraction of supplies requested from strategic national stockpile
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/state-claims-its-received-a-tiny-fraction-of-supplies-requested-from-strategic-national-stockpile/
— Rep. Bob Rita slams Blue Island mayor for suspending police activity
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/rep-bob-rita-slams-blue-island-mayor-for-suspending-police-activity/
— Pritzker thanks media, Illinois Republicans, explains his Trump comments; Still contemplating tax deadline extension; No “papers” required; Explains what needs to happen for order to end; Asked about rainy day fund; Explains who to call if employer is operating and shouldn’t be (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats and Illinois Democrats plants, Illinois Libertarians and Illinois Libertarian plants, Illinois Greens and Illinois Green plants, and Illinois RINOs have always made it very clear that they want to get rid of conservatives, that is, get rid of Republicans, once and for all.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/pritzker-thanks-media-illinois-republicans-explains-his-trump-comments/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One of the things that’s been most heartening here in Illinois is the degree to which Republicans from all over our state have reached out to me to ask how they can help. Even people who have had profound political disagreements with me in the past have been among the first to call or text me asking what they could do to help Illinois in her hour of need.)
— 296 new cases, including an infant – 3 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/296-new-cases-including-an-infant-3-new-deaths/
— National Guard patrols rumors – Auto sales are not “essential” – Daily legislative briefings – Uihlein in the news – Trib blog still shines
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/national-guard-patrols-rumors-auto-sales-are-not-essential-daily-legislative-briefings-uihlein-in-the-news-trib-blog-still-shines/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden to hold ‘shadow briefings’ on coronavirus ‘to tell the American people truth’ – S.A. Miller 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/joe-biden-hold-shadow-briefings-coronavirus-tell-a/
— Trump attacks Illinois governor after complaints about coronavirus coordination – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/donald-trump-attacks-illinois-gov-jb-pritzker-afte/
— AOC: Trump’s failure to invoke Defense Production Act ‘going to cost lives’ Says Congress should cut checks to everyone, ‘tax it back’ from rich folks later – Tom Howell Jr. (DIERSEN: Are you a rich folk? According to Democrats, all people who are not on welfare are rich folks.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/aoc-donald-trump-failure-invoke-defense-production/
— Ilhan Omar fundraising appeal slams GOP for allegedly profiting from coronavirus crisis – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/21/rep-omar-fundraising-appeal-slams-republicans-alle/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— US spy agencies warned Trump that China was lying about coronavirus – Jerry Dunleavy
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/us-spy-agencies-warned-trump-that-china-was-lying-about-coronavirus

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Republicans Pushing a Mass Immigration Scheme Favoring China – Pedro Gonzalez
https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/21/the-republicans-pushing-a-mass-immigration-scheme-favoring-china/

BREITBART
— Increasingly Unstable Media Demand Blackout of Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 2000, my critics/opponents have demanded a) blackout of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) blackout of www.gopillinois.com . My critics/opponents focus on a) destroying me, b) destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) destroying www.gopillinois.com , and d) destroying any individual, organization, company, or government that might come to my defense.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/22/nolte-increasingly-unstable-media-demand-blackout-of-trumps-coronavirus-briefings/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/22/de-blasio-people-will-die-because-trump-will-not-lift-a-finger-to-help/

BLAZE
— ‘OVER MY DEAD BODY’: DOJ’s request for new ’emergency powers’ over coronavirus met with swift condemnation ‘If this is a joke, it’s not funny. If it’s not a joke, we’ve got much bigger problems’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/doj-asks-congress-for-new-emergency-powers
— Ohio halts abortions over coronavirus, sending abortion advocates into full-scale meltdown – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: When will Pritzker halt abortions in Illinois?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ohio-halts-abortions-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-sending-abortion-advocates-into-full-scale-meltdown
— NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio lashes out at Trump, claims ‘people will die who could have lived’ because of Trump – Chris Enloe 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/nyc-mayor-bill-de-blasio-lashes-out-at-trump-claims-people-will-die-who-could-have-lived

DAILY CALLER
— Liberal Media Takes China’s Side Amid Coronavirus Panic – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/21/china-media-coronavirus-covid-propaganda/

DAILY WIRE
— Why The Remedy May Be Worse Than The Disease – Dennis Prager
https://www.dailywire.com/news/prager-why-the-remedy-may-be-worse-than-the-disease
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Italy has the oldest population in Europe and more elderly per capita than the U.S. Most of the Italian deaths are in patients in their 80s and 90s. In addition, Italy has a great number of direct China contacts. Italy was the first to join China’s ‘silk road’ economic partnership project … (Italy’s) deaths are out of a population of 60 million people.”)
— Chinese State Communist Propaganda Promotes Hillary’s Coronavirus Attacks On Trump – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/chinese-state-communist-propaganda-promotes-hillarys-coronavirus-attacks-on-trump

NEWSMAX
— NY Post’s Goodwin: Media Won’t Give Trump a Break – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/blame-media-taskforce-pressbriefings/2020/03/22/id/959414/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— French Government Echoes Past, Demands Residents Show ‘Papers’ To Leave Homes – P. Gardner Goldsmith
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/virus-terrified-french-government-echoes-nazi-era-demands-residents-show-papers-please-leave

NEWS BUSTERS
— Abdul-Jabbar Steps Up Attack On Trump, Compares Prez To Nazis In Hunters Series – Jay Maxson
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/jay-maxson/2020/03/22/abdul-jabbar-steps-attack-trump-compares-prez-nazis-hunters

WORLD TRIBUNE
— U.S. airlines beg for bailout after funding social, cultural destruction of nation – Joe Schaeffer
https://www.worldtribune.com/u-s-airlines-beg-for-bailout-after-funding-social-cultural-destruction-of-nation/

THE HILL
— Illinois governor said states are ‘competing’ for equipment shipments: ‘It’s a wild, wild West out there’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488858-illinois-governor-said-states-are-competing-for-equipment-shipments-its-a
— Hopes for quick coronavirus stimulus deal break down – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488883-hopes-for-quick-coronavirus-stimulus-deal-break-down
— Health experts embrace social media to fight coronavirus – JUSTIN WISE 
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/488700-health-experts-embrace-social-media-to-fight-coronavirus
— Trump orders National Guard, building of medical facilities in NY, Calif., Wash. – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488931-trump-orders-national-guard-building-of-medical-facilities-in-ny

ROLL CALL
— Remote voting? Rand Paul COVID-19 diagnosis prompts more discussion Trump endorses idea, while Durbin and Portman tout their resolution
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/22/remote-voting-rand-paul-covid-19-diagnosis-prompts-more-discussion/

CNN
— More than 32,000 US coronavirus cases and 400 deaths
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-22-20/h_9b3f5dcea4fb4b098f3ca8c415fc7c11
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: A fresh wave of coronavirus job losses is about to come crashing down – Julia Horowitz
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/investing/stocks-week-ahead/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/nyc-mayor-if-trump-doesn-t-act-people-will-die-n1166001

WASHINGTON POST
— Rand Paul is first senator to test positive for coronavirus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/22/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/22/dont-torture-yourself-with-clown-show/
— Senate falls far short of votes needed to advance coronavirus bill as clash between Republicans and Democrats intensifies
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/22/vast-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-limbo-crunch-times-arrives-capitol-hill/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-hating Pritzker says to Trump “Get off Twitter and Do Your Job.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/22/illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-trump-get-off-twitter-and-do-your-job/2894919001/

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Municipalities weighing public access, safety at government meetings – Leon Stafford
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/municipalities-weighing-public-access-safety-government-meetings/X0ffEtZFLJ49V0buPTjgLP/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Worst of the Global Selloff Isn’t Here Yet, Banks and Investors Warn Wall Street is only now coming to grips with the dislocation being wrought by the coronavirus – Anna Hirtenstein and Akane Otani
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-worst-of-the-global-selloff-isnt-here-yet-banks-and-investors-warn-11584877018
— In the Coronavirus ‘Infodemic,’ Here’s How to Avoid Bad Information Misleading information about Covid-19 spreads through texts and emails—but you can protect yourself from dubious claims and reports – Nicole Nguyen (DIERSEN: Unlike many, if not most, if not virtually all of my competitors, I stress in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) the source of the article, b) who wrote the article, and c) the article’s unhidden hyperlink.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-coronavirus-infodemic-you-can-manage-the-deluge-of-news-11584882002

BARRONS
— White House Resists Governors’ Calls to Nationalize Medical Supplies – Bill Alpert
https://www.barrons.com/articles/new-york-gov-cuomo-wants-federal-government-to-command-supplies-of-ventilators-and-masks-51584915722

FORBES
— Coronavirus Pandemic Changes Forever The U.S.-China Relationship – Kenneth Rapoza
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/03/22/coronavirus-pandemic-changes-forever-the-us-china-relationship/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In Democrat Illinois, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, a) the less likely that you will be hired and b) the more likely that you will be gotten rid of: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/traversmark/2020/03/22/job-seekers-face-more-discrimination-in-republican-areas-finds-a-new-study/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: U.S. Coronavirus Lockdown to Last 10-12 Weeks, Top Trump Official Says – REUTERS
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-03-22/us-coronavirus-lockdown-to-last-10-12-weeks-top-trump-official-says

VARIETY
— Facebook Glitch Incorrectly Marked Some Coronavirus Posts as ‘Spam’ – TODD SPANGLER (DIERSEN: Unlike many, if not most, if not virtually all of my competitors, I stress in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) the source of the article, b) who wrote the article, and c) the article’s unhidden hyperlink.)
https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/facebook-glitch-coronavirus-spam-1203537768/

INDEPENDENT
— Chinese propagandists don’t want you to read this diary on the coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/coronavirus-wuhan-lockdown-fangfang-diary-china-dr-li-a9368961.html

March 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: How state, local police will enforce Pritzker’s ‘stay-at-home’ order – Chuck Goudie, Christine Tressel, Barb Markoff and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/health/heres-how-police-will-enforce-stay-at-home-order-in-illinois/6033700/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/21/2020

CBS2
— Illinois ‘Stay At Home’ Order Goes Into Effect Today
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4488724-illinois-stay-at-home-order-goes-into-effect-today/

WGN TV
— Chicagoans prepare for governor’s ‘stay-at-home’ order – Erik Runge
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/chicagoans-prepare-for-governors-stay-at-home-order/
— A look at Pritzker’s powers in emergency or disaster situations – Ben Bradley, Andrew Schroedter
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/a-look-at-pritzkers-powers-in-emergency-or-disaster-situations/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Advocate hospitals pause drive-up coronavirus testing, citing national shortage of test kits – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS and DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-testing-suspended-advocate-hospitals-20200320-2kt3g6s3dnho3ctiffx2apg3ky-story.html
— Here’s what Illinois’ stay-at-home order means for Aurora – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-stay-at-home-st-20200320-2idkgs2cgvcx5gqjwpg3ykb3sy-story.html
— Volunteers needed in DuPage, Kane to deliver Meals on Wheels emergency backup dinners to seniors – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-senior-citizens-meals-volunteers-st-0320-20200320-ge5x5ky4wncy3oe6bfxzk4476q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— What does the stay-at-home order mean exactly? Here are some guidelines. – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200320/what-does-the-stay-at-home-order-mean-exactly-here-are-some-guidelines
— Naperville cancels meeting on whether to tax future pot sales – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200320/naperville-cancels-meeting-on-whether-to-tax-future-pot-sales
— Primaries set the stage for a momentous November election; start preparing now – Editorial (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs are nasty. Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican continue to hint/imply/argue/shout at the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot in my precinct that my support for them is the “kiss of death?”) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200320/editorial-primaries-set-the-stage-for-a-momentous-november-election-start-preparing-now

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Transit systems will feel lingering effects of coronavirus Agencies face a short-term revenue plunge and worry that the crisis will change long-term commuting habits. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/transit-systems-will-feel-lingering-effects-coronavirus

QUAD CITY TIMES
— What are ‘essential activities’ in Illinois? Read Gov. Pritzker’s full order – AP
https://qctimes.com/news/local/what-are-essential-activities-in-illinois-read-gov-pritzker-s/article_9a5aaa3c-efad-5494-b391-44492af2262c.html

RIVER FRONT TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Weed Stores Still Open, Declared ‘Essential Services’ During Pandemic – Daniel Hill 
https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2020/03/20/metro-east-weed-stores-still-open-declared-essential-services-during-pandemic

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: State agency announces COVID-19 guidance for cannabis dispensaries – KATIE FINLON (DIERSEN: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.)
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/03/17/state-agency-announces-covid-19-guidance-for-cannabis-dispensaries/ah3kumw/

NPR ILLINOIS
— What Last Year’s Government Simulation Predicted About Today’s Pandemic
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/what-last-years-government-simulation-predicted-about-todays-pandemic#stream/0

WEEK
— List of essential businesses during governor’s stay-at-home order
https://week.com/2020/03/20/list-of-essential-businesses-during-governors-stay-at-home-order/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker rebuffs call to pull progressive tax from November ballot amid pandemic – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-rebuffs-call-to-pull-progressive-tax-from-november-ballot/article_76360cd2-6a2d-11ea-9b6e-87f0916b43cf.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— European doctor: Fear of being called racist contributing factor to spread of coronavirus in Italy – Andrew Mark Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans racists. Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/european-doctor-fear-of-being-called-racist-contributing-factor-to-spread-of-coronavirus-in-italy

AMERICAN THINKER
— Infanticide Democrats Defeat Prolife Dan Lipinski – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/infanticide_democrats_defeat_prolife_dan_lipinski.html

BREITBART
— Chinese Nationals Are Evading the Travel Ban – KRIS W. KOBACH
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2020/03/20/kobach-chinese-nationals-are-evading-the-travel-ban/

BLAZE
— China is faking its recovery from the coronavirus outbreak Can’t trust much info from the Chinese government – Aaron Colen (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) trust the Chinese government far more than they trust me or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) would include a link to the Chinese government on their websites before they would include a link to www.gopillinois.com on their websites.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/china-may-be-faking-its-recovery-from-the-coronavirus-outbreak-report

FOX BUSINESS
— Coronavirus lockdowns multiply globally as health systems strained Some American states move to restrict residents to homes – AP
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/coronavirus-lockdowns-global-health-systems

THE HILL
— Coronavirus could keep Trump in the White House – MICHAEL J. STERN
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/488606-coronavirus-could-keep-trump-in-the-white-house

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use the Chinese virus to promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/20/trumps-continued-use-of-chinese-virus-label-puts-people-at-risk-takano-says/

REUTERS
— Five statewide stay-at-home orders, 31% of U.S. economy – Ann Saphir
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stayathome-fac/factbox-five-statewide-stay-at-home-orders-31-of-u-s-economy-idUSKBN2173PS

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Millions of Americans are being told to stay home in fight against COVID-19
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-21/

CNBC
— Analyst anticipates ‘worst’ financial crisis since 1929 amid fears of a global recession – Elliot Smith (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/analyst-anticipates-worst-crisis-since-1929-amid-recession-fears.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters want Trump to do things that will help defeat Trump.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/gary-cohn-us-is-in-recession-that-will-take-trillions-to-solve.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Brings a Surge to News Sites – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who talk and/or act like they do not want me to use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to drive traffic to their websites. I would focus on those who a) paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on leaders of Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/business/coronavirus-news-sites.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-economic-impact-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic/2020/03/20/7e2e077a-6945-11ea-b199-3a9799c54512_story.html
— Americans have increasingly dismal views of the economy, but they don’t blame Trump The president’s approval rating hasn’t budged in the wake of the economic fallout of the coronavirus. – Robert Griffin and John Sides 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/20/americans-have-increasingly-dismal-views-economy-they-dont-blame-trump/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans racists. Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-03-20/coronavirus-racism-asian-americans-celebrities
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “A Trump reelection just got a lot tougher.”
https://www.latimes.com/politics/newsletter/2020-03-20/a-trump-reelection-just-got-a-lot-tougher-essential-politics

WALL STREET JOURNAL
–FRONT PAGE: ‘I Have Bills I Have to Pay.’ Low-Wage Workers Face Brunt of Coronavirus Crisis Their jobs often require personal contact, such as running a cash register or cleaning hotel rooms, and are the most vulnerable to the employment and pay cuts cascading through the economy – Eric Morath and Rachel Feintzeig (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-have-bills-i-have-to-pay-low-wage-workers-face-brunt-of-coronavirus-crisis-11584719927
— Coronavirus Imperative: Do No Harm Washington needs to keep focused on specific goals and tailor its interventions to achieve them. – Ron Johnson (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-imperative-do-no-harm-11584723652
— What Victory Looks Like in the Coronavirus War We can try to stop time until a vaccine is ready, but the result might be identical to defeat. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-victory-looks-like-in-the-coronavirus-war-11584743464
— Lessons for the Coronavirus Crisis From Six Other Disasters From Spanish flu to Japanese tsunami, governments grappled with the trade-off between public health and economic stability – Greg Ip, Danny Dougherty and Anthony DeBarros (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lessons-for-the-coronavirus-crisis-from-six-other-disasters-11584719497
— Obama’s Bad Stimulus Example Democrats want to repeat the 2009 strategy of paying Americans not to work. – Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore
https://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-bad-stimulus-example-11584745388
— OK, Fine, Let’s All Get Back on Facebook – Joanna Stern (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to spend all their time on Facebook. From what I see, Facebook a) is an arm of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties and b) is run by people who are overwhelmingly anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-0draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ok-fine-lets-all-get-back-on-facebook-11584763207
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Readers, but Not Ads, Flock to Local Papers – Lukas I. Alpert and Keach Hagey (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that I can afford to spend the time and to spend the money necessary to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out each and every morning and each and every evening. They know that their putting out an email that would directly compete against me would cost them many millions of dollars.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/news-outlets-win-audiences-yet-lose-revenue-during-coronavirus-crisis-11584708390
— Coronavirus-Triggered Downturn Could Cost 5 Million U.S. Jobs Economic output seen shrinking by as much as $1.5 trillion with recession all but certain – Josh Mitchell and Josh Zumbrun (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-triggered-downturn-could-cost-5-million-u-s-jobs-11584783001

FORTUNE
— Goldman Sachs just made the grimmest prediction yet about the economy in Q2 – ERIK SHERMAN (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://fortune.com/2020/03/20/coronavirus-economic-predictions-goldman-sachs-recession-gdp-2q-2020/

BLOOMBERG
— These Five Warning Signs Highlight Virus’s Rapid Economic Impact – Steve Matthews (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-20/these-five-warning-signs-highlight-virus-s-rapid-economic-impact
— America Closes Down: A Third of Citizens Told to Stay Home – Elise Young
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-20/n-j-to-order-nonessential-businesses-closed-governor-says

USA TODAY
— Small colleges were already on the brink. Now, coronavirus threatens their existence – David Jesse
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/03/21/coronavirus-college-students-online-closing-private-liberal-arts/2889546001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At Wheaton College, a liberal arts school of over 2,000 students in the Chicago area, decisions have been coming left and right. “It’s very fluid,” President Philip Ryken said. “This touches every area of campus.” . . . “We felt that in all fairness that if students were not living with us and dining with us, it was not right to retain those revenues,” Ryken said. “This whole situation is going to be very costly. This is going to be extremely challenging.” The timing of the decision to go online and to close residential halls, and all the moves in between, had to be carefully done.)
— Industries hit hardest by coronavirus in the US include retail, transportation, and travel – Grant Suneson (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/20/us-industries-being-devastated-by-the-coronavirus-travel-hotels-food/111431804/
— Unemployment funds were in trouble before coronavirus. Now claims are sky high. Many states are at risk of burning through unemployment savings and relying on a federal bailout to give laid-off and quarantined workers benefits. – Erin Mansfield and Kevin Crowe
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/03/20/coronavirus-related-unemployment-claims-risk-wiping-out-state-funds/2887707001/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— COVID-19 Concerns: Worry About Economy Highest Among the Wealthy Concern about the coronavirus’ economic impact rises with income level – Deidre McPhillips (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2020-03-21/worry-about-coronavirus-and-economy-highest-among-the-wealthy

NEWSWEEK
— GOVERNORS LOCKDOWN A QUARTER OF THE U.S. ECONOMY AS AMERICA HURTLES TOWARDS RECESSION – MATT KEELEY
https://www.newsweek.com/governors-lockdown-quarter-us-economy-america-hurtles-towards-recession-1493545
— ALL THE U.S. PRESIDENTS WHO WON RE-ELECTIONS DURING A RECESSION – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters want Trump to do things that will help defeat Trump.)
https://www.newsweek.com/heres-all-presidents-re-elected-during-recessions-1493467

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters side with foreign countries against America.
https://time.com/5807376/virus-name-foreign-history/

BEAST
— Trump Officials Warned of Coronavirus Economic Impact Before Senators Sold Off Their Stock – In a Jan. 24 briefing, top health officials were blunt that the coronavirus was going to have a deep effect on American society. In the days after, some lawmakers dumped stocks. – Erin Banco, Sam Brodey, Sam Stein (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-officials-warned-of-coronavirus-economic-impact-before-senators-sold-off-their-stock
— Donald Trump Shuns Jeff Sessions, Endorses Rival Tommy Tuberville in Alabama Senate Runoff – Barbie Latza Nadeau (DIERSEN: What discourages you from helping elect candidates? I should write a book about candidates who I helped elect but who would endorse my opponent if I sought a government office or a political office. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois. I would focus on those backstabbers, betrayers, two-timers, weasels, and Benedict Arnolds who would not only endorse my opponent, but who would demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me.) 
https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-shuns-jeff-sessions-endorses-rival-tommy-tuberville-in-alabama-senate-runoff
— LGBTQ Party Scene Confronts ‘Devastating’ Coronavirus Crisis Most, if not all, “circuit” events are canceled after coronavirus infections at Miami’s Winter Party, while LGBTQ bars and clubs across America face tough fights to survive. – Nico Lang
https://www.thedailybeast.com/lgbtq-party-scene-confronts-devastating-coronavirus-crisis

REASON
— What Economic Analyses of Past Pandemics Can Tell Us About the COVID-19 Aftermath A big contraction was followed by a bustling aftermath—but with notable negative long-term effects as well. – BRIAN DOHERTY (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://reason.com/2020/03/20/what-economic-analyses-of-past-pandemics-can-tell-us-about-the-covid-19-aftermath/

AXIOS
— Coronavirus sends local news into crisis – Sara Fischer, Margaret Harding McGill (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that I can afford to spend the time and to spend the money necessary to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out each and every morning and each and every evening. They know that their putting out an email that would directly compete against me would cost them many millions of dollars.) 
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-local-news-853e96fa-51aa-43cc-a990-eb48cc896b17.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Dozens of local newsrooms began laying people off this week out of fear that the economic hit of the coronavirus could severely impact their ad revenue. Why it matters: Local news was already facing dire strains in the United States. The coronavirus and a pending recession could push the industry into near collapse at a time when people need access to local news and information more than ever before. Driving the news: Despite the fact that local outlets are experiencing higher levels of traffic and viewership in years, many have wasted no time trying to get ahead of what will be a long, financial struggle. So far there have been roughly 100 known local newsroom layoffs at outlets like the Monterey Country Weekly, the Sacramento News & Review, the Tampa Bay Times, Detroit Metro Times, Riverfront Times, Cleveland Scene, Orlando Weekly, San Antonio Current, and others, per Nieman Lab.)

BBC
— Coronavirus recession not yet a depression – Faisal Islam (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51984470

March 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois Update: COVID-19 cases rise to 288, including 42 at Willowbrook nursing home – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-rise-to-288-including-1-death/6023928/
— Oak Park residents ordered to shelter in place for 2 weeks amid COVID-19 outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/health/oak-park-residents-ordered-to-shelter-in-place-amid-covid-19-outbreak/6025952/
— Markets plunge again, Dow closes down more than 1,300 points – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/markets-plunge-again-dow-closes-down-more-than-1300-points/6024393/
— President Trump signs coronavirus aid package with paid sick leave – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-signs-coronavirus-aid-package-with-paid-sick-leave-/6024211/

NBC5
— Nearly 400 Flights Canceled at Midway as Air Traffic Control Tower Remains Closed The tower was closed after three technicians tested positive for coronavirus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/nearly-400-flights-canceled-at-midway-as-air-traffic-control-tower-remains-closed/2239962/
— Delta Grounding Half Its Fleet, 10,000 Taking Unpaid Leave The White House is supporting $50 billion in loan help to airlines, but so far it’s not going along with an industry request for cash grants – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/delta-grounding-half-fleet-employees-unpaid-leave/2239953/
— Coronavirus Layoffs Spark Surge in State Jobless Claims The U.N.’s International Labor Organization estimates that fallout from the coronavirus outbreak could lead to nearly 25 million job losses worldwide and drain up to $3.4 trillion worth of income by the end of this year – David A. Lieb
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-layoffs-spark-surge-state-unemployment-claims/2239762/

CBS2
— Chicago Voter Turnout Down From The 2018 Primary Election
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/18/chicago-voter-turnout-down-from-the-2018-primary-election/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— President Trump signs coronavirus relief package, as Congress eyes larger economic stimulus – Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Andrew Taylor
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-signs-coronavirus-relief-package-as-congress-eyes-larger-economic-stimulus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Officials report 46 people from DuPage nursing home have tested positive for coronavirus as Illinois cases spike to 288 – ALICE FABBRE, ROBERT MCCOPPIN, JAMIE MUNKS, DAN PETRELLA, STACY ST. CLAIR, ELYSSA CHERNEY, GREGORY PRATT and MORGAN GREENE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-20200319-eg25ma4anjgyvfzr22nedcdobm-story.html
— Gun stores place limits on ammo, extend business hours as demand spikes on coronavirus concerns – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-gun-purchases-ammo-20200318-emc53brliragvofwa4ydowij3a-story.html
— ‘Very real possibility’ that Illinois school shutdown will be extended as coronavirus cases nearly double overnight – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-schools-closed-how-long-20200318-jrpng7mx55aibanox7zypguow4-story.html
— How Illinois hospitals are preparing for a flood of COVID-19 patients – LISA SCHENCKER and DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-covid-hospitals-illinois-chicago-20200318-n5vnqva3sng2jnxzgmmljkyybm-story.html
— It’s up to all of us: How Chicagoans can avoid a shelter-in-place edict – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-shelter-in-place-chicago-20200318-lirtbcns2zdfxbqehhx4fhqqy4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Suburban voters give thumbs up to recreational weed sales in their hometowns – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/18/21185654/recreational-weed-illinois-naperville-cicero-rosemont-vote-referendum
— Illinois coronavirus case tally jumps to 288: You could be next, governor says The state reported 128 new cases Wednesday, the biggest increase in patients since the outbreak began. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/18/21185717/illinois-coronavirus-cases-288-march-18
— Election Night also served as test of Pritzker’s and Lightfoot’s political might Chicago’s mayor played an active role in five legislative races, and won four. The Democratic governor saw wins in all seven races he supported. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/18/21185972/election-night-2020-primary-pritzker-lightfoot-foxx-delgado-croke

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage clerk ‘very pleased’ with how the election went – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200318/dupage-clerk-very-pleased-with-how-the-election-went
— Ives coasts to easy win for chance to face Casten in 6th District – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/ives-coasts-to-easy-win-for-chance-to-face-casten-in-6th-district
— Ward defeats Goncher in state Senate 25 GOP primary – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/ward-defeats-goncher-in-state-senate-25-gop-primary
— Camerer secures GOP nod in 45th Illinois House District – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/camerer-secures-gop-nod-in-45th-illinois-house-district
— Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Gurnee Mills among malls closing tonight – Rob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200318/woodfield-mall-in-schaumburg-gurnee-mills-among-malls-closing-tonight
— Curran knows he’s an underdog against Durbin — but voters “like the underdog” – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200318/curran-knows-hes-an-underdog-against-durbin-x2014-but-voters-x201clike-the-underdogx201d-
— Cancellations continue at Midway; no word on tower reopening – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200318/cancellations-continue-at-midway-no-word-on-tower-reopening

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Big automakers shutter factories That includes Ford’s massive Torrence Avenue assembly campus. – MICHAEL MARTINEZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/big-automakers-shutter-factories
— State unemployment claims skyrocket With service workers’ jobs hit hard by the effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, 41,000 Illinoisans file for jobless benefits in just two days. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/state-unemployment-claims-skyrocket
— Abbott ramps up production of new COVID-19 test The North Chicago medical device maker is in the process of shipping 150,000 tests to U.S. customers, with plans to deploy 1 million tests per week. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/abbott-ramps-production-new-covid-19-test
— Hospitality downturn threatens nearly 70,000 low-income Chicagoans A complete statewide ban of in-person dining at Illinois’ restaurants and bars along with plummeting hotel occupancies threaten thousands of Chicagoans who live near the poverty line. – DALTON BARKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/hospitality-downturn-threatens-nearly-70000-low-income-chicagoans
— Park Hyatt Chicago, Peninsula hotels close amid COVID fears The luxury properties could be the first of many hotels to close their doors as the pandemic wreaks havoc on the hospitality sector. – DANNY ECKER 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/park-hyatt-chicago-peninsula-hotels-close-amid-covid-fears

WTTW
— Sean Casten on Confronting COVID-19 and His Conservative Challenger – Nick Blumberg 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/18/sean-casten-confronting-covid-19-and-his-conservative-challenger

NPR ILLINOIS
— Turnout Down As Coronavirus Stalks Illinois Primary – BRIAN MACKEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/turnout-down-coronavirus-stalks-illinois-primary#stream/0
— Coronavirus Crisis: Still Dividing Americans More Than Uniting Them? – RON ELVING 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/coronavirus-crisis-still-dividing-americans-more-uniting-them#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The mainstream media is desperate to turn the coronavirus scare into President Donald Trump’s Hurricane Katrina,” wrote Guillette. “It means they’re motivated to overhype this story.” President George W. Bush’s response to the 2005 storm has been widely criticized. . .But what Trump faces today is a far more generalized sense that the government has been slow to respond even in the face of an obvious danger. Indeed, the NPR/PBS/Marist poll found more Americans disapprove of the president’s handling of the pandemic than approve by a 49%-44% margin.)

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Prochaska wins Republican seat for Kendall County Circuit Clerk – KATIE FINLON
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/03/17/prochaska-wins-republican-seat-for-kendall-county-circuit-clerk/ar4ngyx/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Emergency Management Act – Political activities prohibited – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-emergency-management-act-political-activities-prohibited/
— Executive Order overreach – We nailed it! – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/executive-order-overreach-we-nailed-it/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JOE WALSH PULLS DEMOCRAT BALLOT FOR BIDEN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/former-republican-congressman-pulls-democrat-ballot-for-biden.html
— DI LEO: ARE WE RETREATING FROM THE US CONSTITUTION AT BREAKNECK SPEED?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/retreating-at-breakneck-speed.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: “These numbers will get much worse in Illinois before they will get better”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/pritzker-these-numbers-will-get-much-worse-in-illinois-before-they-will-get-better/
— Here are the details of Oak Park’s “shelter in place” order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/here-are-the-details-of-oak-parks-shelter-in-place-order/
— 41,000 unemployment insurance claims filed in Illinois over past two days
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/41000-unemployment-insurance-claims-filed-in-illinois-over-past-two-days/
— House cancels session next week, extends committee deadline, will caucus by phone
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/house-cancels-session-next-week-extends-committee-deadline-will-caucus-by-phone/
— Congressional roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/congressional-roundup-17/

GOPUSA
— Media Bash Trump, Praise China Over Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86294
— America, Coronavirus And The Coming Soldiers In The Streets
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86258
— U.S. Reliance On Chinese Drugmakers Sparks Concern
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86279

BREITBART
— Dark Money Progressive Groups Spending Millions to Politicize Coronavirus, Spread Fear – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/18/dark-money-progressive-groups-spending-millions-to-politicize-coronavirus-spread-fear/

CNS NEWS
— Crisis Socialism: No Bailouts for Open Borders Globalists! – Michelle Malkin
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/michelle-malkin/michelle-malkin-crisis-socialism-no-bailouts-open-borders-globalists

DAILY CALLER
— Gun Sales Soar
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/gun-sales-soar/
— Immigration Offices Closed To The Public, Interviews Canceled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/uscis-cancels-interviews-ceremonies-coronavirus/
— CPAC Coronavirus Coverage Exposes Media Bias – CHARLIE KIRK
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/kirk-cpac-coronavirus-coverage-exposes-media-bias/
— Trump Administration Suspends Refugee Program During Coronavirus Outbreak – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/us-suspends-refugee-admissions-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Not Just Pro-Choicers But Hard Left Beat Dem Rep. Lipinski – John Gizzi (DIERSEN: Which groups are coalesced against you? The following groups are coalesced against me: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-pension recipients, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/marie-newman-dan-lipinski-illinois-democrat/2020/03/18/id/958922/

TOWNHALL
— Despite Being the Presumptive Nominee, Biden Keeps Sliding Left – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/03/18/analysis-despite-being-the-presumptive-nominee-biden-keeps-sliding-left-n2565032
— White House Briefing Room Filled with Partisan Questions – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/03/18/potus-wrecks-china-for-expelling-journos-n2565223

FEDERALIST
— Amid National Emergency, Federal Agencies Lecture Americans About Wuhan Virus ‘Stigma’ Chasing the phantom of ‘coronavirus stigma’ is nothing more than tiresome virtue-signaling. It’s also a wasteful diversion of our tax dollars. – Laura Baxter
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/18/amid-national-emergency-federal-agencies-lecture-americans-about-wuhan-virus-stigma/

PJ MEDIA
— China Did This, and Saying So Isn’t Racist – JIM TREACHER 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/china-did-this-and-saying-so-isnt-racist/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Reporters Scoff at Trump’s Credibility, Leadership During Virus Presser – Kristine Marsh
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2020/03/18/reporters-scoff-trumps-credibility-leadership-during-virus

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— The Tyranny of the Marginalized – Arthur Milikh (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to marginalize you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/the-tyranny-the-marginalized

THE HILL
— Trump invokes Defense Production Act as coronavirus response – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488226-trump-invokes-defense-production-act-as-coronavirus-response

POLITICO
— The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending – MELANIE ZANONA
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/huddle/2020/03/18/the-gop-embraces-massive-stimulus-spending-488618

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Outrage Spurs China’s Internet Police to Action Online enforcers are dragging in hundreds for questioning as an assault on online speech continues. They are a sign of how Beijing has given censors a more punitive role. – Paul Mozur
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/business/china-coronavirus-internet-police.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote pandemic panic.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/opinion/war-crononavirus-trump-production.html

— Layoffs Are Just Starting, and the Forecasts Are Bleak Shutdowns in the U.S. retail and hospitality businesses may be an early sign of the job losses that the coronavirus outbreak will inflict on the economy. – Ben Casselman, Sapna Maheshwari and David Yaffe-Bellany
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/business/economy/coronavirus-layoffs.html

— The Workers Who Face the Greatest Coronavirus Risk – Lazaro Gamio
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/15/business/economy/coronavirus-worker-risk.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s $1 trillion stimulus is a gamble for reelection — and a sea change for Republicans once opposed to bailouts – Robert Costa and 
Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-economic-stimulus-reelection-bailout/2020/03/18/280a1a12-6947-11ea-9923-57073adce27c_story.html
— White House coronavirus plan aims to send $2,000 to many Americans, includes $300 billion for small businesses Talks remain fluid, but discussions with Congress are intensifying as virus fallout worsens – Erica Werner and Jeff Stein 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/18/trump-coronavirus-economic-plan/
— Trump’s coronavirus plan includes industry bailouts that Republicans once opposed Airlines, hotels, cruise companies and others are pleading for government help, but the White House hasn’t said where it might draw the line – 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/18/trump-coronavirus-plan-bailouts/
— ICE to stop most immigration enforcement inside United States, will focus on criminals during coronavirus outbreak – Maria Sacchetti and 
Arelis R. Hernández
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ice-halting-most-immigration-enforcement/2020/03/18/d0516228-696c-11ea-abef-020f086a3fab_story.html

USA TODAY
— We need the American people’s help to fight coronavirus now – Mike Pence
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/18/coronavirus-mike-pence-how-to-fight-covid-19-2-weeks-column/5070209002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Gives Employees Extra $1,000 and Good Reviews Amid Coronavirus The social-media giant also plans to provide $100 million in cash and advertising credits to small businesses – Deepa Seetharaman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-gives-employees-extra-1-000-and-good-reviews-amid-coronavirus-11584464623

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Don’t Let Trump Off the Hook for the Coronavirus Crisis.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/156961/dont-let-trump-off-hook-coronavirus-crisis

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 26% See Panicked Overreaction
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/americans_favor_travel_ban_school_closures_but_26_see_panicked_overreaction

March 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois update: Pritzker bans gatherings of 50 or more, state prepares for election as COVID-19 cases climb to 105 – Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pritzker-bans-gatherings-of-50-or-more-as-state-preps-for-election/6019036/
— Coronavirus in the US: Government tells older people to stay home, all ages to avoid crowds
https://abc7chicago.com/health/us-tells-older-people-to-stay-home-all-ages-to-avoid-crowds/6018702/

NBC5
— White House Grapples With Which Industries to Save as Coronavirus Cripples Economy The airline industry is likely to draw the most bipartisan support – Lauren Hirsch and Leslie Josephs
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/white-house-grapples-with-which-industries-to-save-as-coronavirus-cripples-economy/2238314/
— Senate Democrats Seek $750B for New Coronavirus Aid Package Republicans are talking privately among themselves about their new priorities – Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/senate-democrats-seek-750b-to-fight-coronavirus-outbreak/2238117/

— Illinois Secretary of State Facilities to Close Starting Tuesday Expiration dates for driver’s licenses and identification cards will be extended by 30 days
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-secretary-of-state-facilities-to-close-starting-tuesday/2238270/
— 2 in 6th District GOP Primary, Looking to Face Rep. Sean Casten in November – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/2-republicans-look-to-take-on-rep-sean-casten-in-november/2238263/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Cook County Facing Shortage Of Election Judges For Tuesday’s Primary
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/16/cook-county-election-day-election-judges-shortage-coronavirus-covid-19/
— Coronavirus In Chicago: Voters Cautious, But Still Turn Out For Early Voting In Illinois Primary – Jim Williams
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/16/coronavirus-in-chicago-voters-cautious-but-still-turn-out-for-early-voting-in-illinois-primary/
— Restaurant, Bar Owners Look Toward Unknown Future As Coronavirus Closures Loom – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/16/restaurant-bar-owners-look-toward-unknown-future-as-coronavirus-closures-loom/


CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— An Illinois primary like no other: Low turnout, poll worker shortage expected amid coronavirus – RICK PEARSON, HAL DARDICK and BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-election-preview-20200316-igikgezro5dr7kwhjnxdyspd54-story.html
— Cook County officials ponder inmate release to ease coronavirus concerns at jail; advocates demand state consider taking action – Annie Sweeney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-jails-and-prisons-20200316-eztubtw4anehdin7qppaoh4o24-story.html
— Holed up in the US: Coronavirus shutdown threatens jobs – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-united-states-updates-20200316-yoqlhyl6yjdqjo2nlpbsouohnm-story.html
— Chicago-area hospitals no longer allowing visitors because of coronavirus concerns – Lisa Schencker

https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-hospital-visitors-20200316-sbzq4v7udvfrjd33vtckt6rrwa-story.html

— Chicago-area hospitals postponing some elective surgeries amid COVID-19 – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-illinois-hospitals-elective-surgeries-blood-donations-20200316-nlypcbisojdthfvw2v4yztzfne-story.html
— Illinois dental group recommends dentists stop seeing most patients as coronavirus spreads – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-dentist-offices-illinois-emergency-20200316-xukeulx56vbe5onywvotrydaxa-story.html
— World’s largest Starbucks closing indefinitely in Chicago, while many other coffee roasters in the city follow suit – LOUISA CHU and NICK KINDELSPERGER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-starbucks-coffee-roasters-coffeeshops-20200316-6tutadl5x5chph6qpnaxdcs57e-story.html
— State of emergency declared in Aurora due to coronavirus outbreak – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-virus-st-0317-20200316-tglozt6gynapjpjwqym7ndeqgi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker: ‘We think that the election will go on just fine’ Moments earlier, the Illinois State Board of Elections announced that unlike Ohio, which cancelled all in-person voting, Illinois would forge ahead. “Illinois is proceeding with plans for tomorrow’s primary as scheduled,” said Matt Dietrich, board spokesman in a written statement. – Tina Sfondeles and Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/16/21182302/pritzker-election-illinois-coronavirus
— It’s big government that comes to the rescue in times of true crisis All the people who warned you that big government can’t be trusted, all the politicians who got elected bashing federal bureaucrats, their voices have gone silent. – Phil Kadner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/16/21182183/big-government-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-crisis-phil-kadner-oak-forest-hospital
— County commissioners pass resolution giving Preckwinkle power to issue executive orders without advance approval Before the vote, the head of the county health department told the board: “This is going to get worse. There’s going to be more people that are sick and there will be people that will die and our job is to minimize that …” – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/16/21182066/coronavirus-cook-county-commissioner-resolution-executive-orders
— Chicago breaks primary election record for early voting The city also broke its record for mail-in ballot applications earlier Sunday, with nearly 118,000 ballots requested. – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/15/21181189/chicago-breaks-primary-election-record-early-voting

DAILY HERALD
— Hospitals set aside business as usual to combat coronavirus – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200316/hospitals-set-aside-business-as-usual-to-combat-coronavirus
— DuPage Water Commission says tap water is safe to drink
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200316/dupage-water-commission-says-tap-water-is-safe-to-drink
— Seven Lake County polling places to change due to pandemic – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200316/seven-lake-county-polling-places-to-change-due-to-pandemic

WGN TV
— Trump: Americans should home-school kids; avoid travel, gatherings of 10+ and restaurants for 15 days
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/watch-live-vp-mike-pence-health-officials-give-latest-update-on-covid-19-pandemic/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Restaurant owners demand help amid COVID-19 shutdown Some 50 chefs and restaurateurs have taken to social media to ask the governor for immediate relief for furloughed workers with a two-week ban on dining in. – DALTON BARKER 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/restaurant-owners-demand-help-amid-covid-19-shutdown
— U.S. airline industry pleads for $58 billion in grants, loans “The crisis does not appear to have an end in sight,” according to a memo from a trade group representing the largest airline carriers.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/us-airline-industry-pleads-58-billion-grants-loans

WBBM 780
— Seniors In DuPage County Being Matched Up With Young Helpers During Coronavirus Pandemic – NANCY HARTY
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/seniors-in-dupage-county-being-matched-up-with-young-helpers

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— GOP lawmakers (Brian Stewart, Dave Syverson and John Cabello) criticize Gov. JB Pritzker’s coronavirus response – Isaac Guerrero
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200316/gop-lawmakers-criticize-gov-jb-pritzkers-coronavirus-response

WIFR
— Winnebago County issued emergency proclamation for the coronavirus outbreak
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Winnebago-County-issued-emergency-proclamation-for-the-coronavirus-outbreak-568836331.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Stocks Go Into Shock. Dow Plunges Nearly 3,000 Points – AVIE SCHNEIDER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/stocks-shudder-despite-emergency-measures#stream/0

JOLIET PATCH
— Joliet Coronavirus: Mayor Declares State Of Emergency Mayor Bob O’Dekirk outlined several measures Monday afternoon to keep Joliet residents safe from spread of the new coronavirus. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/joliet-mayor-takes-these-steps-declares-state-emergency

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Mayor May Get Emergency Powers The temporary authority would let Mayor Steve Morley deal with coronavirus-related issues. – David Giuliani,
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-mayor-may-get-emergency-powers

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois legislature could be called back ‘at any time’ during COVID-19 outbreak – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-legislature-could-be-called-back-at-any-time-during/article_12eb79fa-67a8-11ea-a94e-e7140c32fa4a.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOZ
— Pritzker Suspends Open Meetings Act
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/pritzker-suspends-open-meetings-act/ 
— Mail from Don Brewer, Candidate for Judge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/mail-from-don-brewer-candidate-for-judge/ 
— Ohio Postpones Its Primary 2 1/2 Months *UPDATED: Illinois State Board of Elections Confirms Tomorrow’s Election a Go*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/ohio-looking-to-postpone-tomorrows-primary-2-1-2-months/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Makes Final Appeal to Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/il-14-jerry-evans-makes-final-appeal-to-voters/
— Hansen Robo-calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/hansen-robo-calls/ 
— IL-14: Lauf Featured in Washington Times Story
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/il-14-lauf-featured-in-washington-times-story/ 
— JB Pritzker Finally Endorses Joe Biden, Will Jack Franks Follow Suit at the Last Minute?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/jb-pritzker-finally-endorses-joe-biden-will-jack-franks-follow-suit-at-the-last-minute/ 
— Democrats Outvoting Republicans in Early Voting Almost 2-1
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/democrats-outvoting-republicans-in-early-voting-almost-2-1/ 
— McHenry County Circuit Court Sets New Rules
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/mchenry-county-circuit-court-sets-new-rules/ 
— Gasser Shuts Down Algonquin Township Senior Bus Service
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/gass-shuts-down-algonquin-township-senior-bus-service/ 
— Illinois 66th District: Carolyn Schofield Mailer and Digital Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/illinois-66th-district-carolyn-schofield-mailer-and-digital-ad/ 
— Financing the Save McHenry Township Government Campaign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/financing-the-save-mchenry-township-government-campaign/ 
— Defenders of McHenry Township Government Make Their Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/defenders-of-mchenry-township-government-make-their-case/ 
— Flyer from Supporters of Consolidating McHenry Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/flyer-from-supporters-of-consolidating-mchenry-township/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gov Pritzker signed Executive Order closing bars and restaurants…and more – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/gov-pritzker-signed-executive-order-closing-bars-and-restaurants-and-more/
— Illinois Governor’s Executive Order attempts to invoke power not given re: Open Meetings. – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-governors-executive-order-attempts-to-invoke-power-not-given-re-open-meetings/
— Illinois Gaming Board shuts down Video Gambling – KIRK ALLEN (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice. Government should not promote vice.)
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-gaming-board-shuts-down-video-gambling/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 12 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE IN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/12-new-cases-of-coronavirus-disease-in-illinois.html
— THORNER/INGOLD: FACT CHECKING ON COVID-19 AND LEFTIST SCHADENFREUDE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorneringold-fact-checking-on-covid-19-and-leftist-schadenfreude.html
— WOMAN WITH COVID-19 SAYS HER SYMPTOMS WERE NO WORSE THAN A ‘SORE THROAT AND A HEADACHE’ – SO WE SHOULD ‘CALM DOWN’
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/woman-with-covid-19-says-her-symptoms-were-no-worse-than-a-sore-throat-and-a-headache-so-we-should-c.html
— ILLINOIS RETAIL MERCHANTS SAY “ZERO NEED FOR HOARDING”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/illinois-retail-merchants-say-zero-need-for-hoarding.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Illinois State Board of Elections: “Illinois primary election still on”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/illinois-state-board-of-elections-illinois-primary-election-still-on/
— Secretary White closing all offices, including driver services facilities
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/secretary-white-closing-all-offices-including-driver-services-facilities/
— Where do Pritzker’s emergency powers come from?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/where-do-pritzkers-emergency-powers-come-from/
— 12 new cases, now 105 cases in 15 counties
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/12-new-cases-now-105-cases-in-15-counties/
— Pritzker orders gatherings of 50 or more be canceled
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/pritzker-orders-gatherings-of-50-or-more-be-canceled/
— Republican legislators called “reckless and irresponsible” for statements on COVID-19 (DIERSEN: Pritzker runs Illinois. From what I see, ever-increasingly, Pritzker’s operatives and dupes will crush any and all individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that question anything that Pritzker does concerning coronavirus.) 
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/republican-legislators-called-reckless-and-irresponsible-for-statements-on-covid-19/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is finally starting to get it on coronavirus.”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-is-finally-starting-to-get-it-on-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Donald Trump: Coronavirus Could Last Until July or August – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/16/donald-trump-coronavirus-could-last-until-july-or-august/
— Briton: Coronavirus Outbreak Could Last a Year, Result in 4 in 5 Infected, 7.9m Hospitalized – VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/16/coronavirus-outbreak-could-last-year-4-5-infected-7-9m-hospitalised-report/
— FBN’s Varney: We’re ‘Headed Into a Recession’ – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/16/fbns-varney-were-headed-into-a-recession/
— Concerns About Joe Biden’s Cognitive Decline Resurface During Debate – KYLE OLSON
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/03/16/concerns-about-joe-bidens-cognitive-decline-resurface-during-debate/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Coronavirus, Moral Knowledge And Social Distancing – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32140

CNS NEWS
— Romney: Gov’t Must ‘Immediately’ Give ‘Each American’ $1,000 Coronavirus Check – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/romney-govt-must-immediately-give-each-american-1000-coronavirus-check

DAILY CALLER
— A Pandemic Primary: How Coronavirus Will Change The Election For Trump, Biden, Bernie And The Voters – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/16/a-pandemic-primary-how-coronavirus-will-change-the-election-for-trump-biden-bernie-and-the-voters/

GOPUSA
— Exaggerating Coronavirus Doomsday Scenario Ignores Other Tragedies – Everett Piper
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86148

PJ MEDIA
— 10 Ways the Left Has Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/10-ways-the-left-has-politicized-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

FEDERALIST
— Candidates Refuse To Call Wuhan Coronavirus By Its Name In Democratic Debate – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/16/candidates-refuse-to-call-wuhan-coronavirus-by-its-name-in-democratic-debate/

NEWSMAX
— Coronavirus Too Great an Opportunity for Left to Waste – Clarence McKee (DIERSEN: What do you say to RINO candidates in Illinois who talk and/or act like they might dump Trump and his supporters like me to win on March 17, 2020 and November 3, 2020?)
https://www.newsmax.com/clarencevmckee/scalise-virginia-pittsburg-synagogue/2020/03/16/id/958544/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As the nation panics over the coronavirus (COVID-19), Washington Democrats and their media allies are doing their best to weaponize the issue. From their point of view, the virus is too great a political opportunity to waste. The weaponizing of the virus for political gain has already begun — at the expense of the economy and the livelihoods of Americans. You would think that, in this time of national crisis, Democratic leaders would call for political unity in fighting the disease — not quite. Instead, they are spreading their own “virus of divisiveness.” Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., accused the Trump administration of “incompetence and recklessness” [that] has “threatened the lives of many people in our country.” Former Vice-President Biden added more fuel to the virus panic, saying, ” . . . Public fears are being compounded by a pervasive lack of trust in this president.” This is just more of the left’s divisive rhetoric. It’s so disgusting to hear Washington Democrats, left-wing media pundits, supporters of Joe Biden — and Biden himself — say that President Trump has created an atmosphere of hate and divisiveness in the country. On ABC’s “This Week” in February of this year, Biden said that Trump was “dividing us based on race” and that he “has not condemned white supremacy and neo-Nazis.”)

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Are Some US Towns Using Coronavirus As Cover To Attack Gun Rights? – P. Gardner Goldsmith
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/are-multiple-us-municipalities-using-coronavirus-cover-attack-gun-rights

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Coronavirus shows how socialism fails, bureaucrats make things worse – Clarice Feldman
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/coronavirus-shows-how-socialism-fails-bureaucrats-make-things-worse

THE HILL
— Coronavirus package hits roadblocks amid GOP opposition – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/487916-coronavirus-package-hits-roadblocks-amid-gop-opposition
— With coronavirus, the Secret Service faces an invisible assassin – HOWARD BLUM
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/487717-with-coronavirus-the-secret-service-faces-an-invisible-assassin
— States lead, unevenly, on coronavirus response – REID WILSON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/487811-states-lead-unevenly-on-coronavirus-response
— House lawmakers indefinitely postpone return to Washington – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/487865-house-lawmakers-indefinitely-postpone-return-to-washington

POLITICO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: America begins drinking at home – NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/16/america-drinking-home-coronavirus-bars-132149

CNN
— White House recommends people avoid gatherings of more than 10 people
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-16-20-intl-hnk/h_7af238a717f5fc8b08230d3ddaa5c2fd
— Canada will deny entry to anyone who isn’t a citizen or permanent resident
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-16-20-intl-hnk/h_35fd7d44fa26fa70c91311432ae5f3fd

NEW YORK TIMES
— Stocks Plummet as Grim Economic Outlook Grips Markets The S&P 500 fell about 12 percent.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Dow plunges 3,000 points as Fed intervention does little to subdue Wall Street’s distress Wall Street went deep red on coronavirus fears, shredding roughly 12 percent from the S&P 500 and Nasdaq – Taylor Telford and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/16/stocks-markets-today-coronavirus/
— Airline industry seeking more than $50 billion in government aid amid coronavirus crisis – Lori Aratani
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/airline-industry-seeking-more-than-50-billion-in-government-aid-amid-coronavirus-crisis/2020/03/16/62f21e06-67ab-11ea-9923-57073adce27c_story.html
— Trump says states should find their own respirators; countries turn to drastic measures as new coronavirus infections rise outside China – Siobhán O’Grady, Teo Armus, Rick Noack, Kim Bellware, Katie Mettler, Lateshia Beachum and Jennifer Hassan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/16/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Biden says he’ll pick a woman to be VP. It’s about time. – Paul Waldman (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites, men, older people, U.S. citizens, rich people, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who paint themselves as being champions of those who are non-White, female, younger, non-U.S. citizens, non-rich, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/16/biden-says-hell-pick-woman-be-vp-its-about-time/

NEW YORK POST
— U.S. Senate meeting over coronavirus bill despite warning against large gatherings -Ebony Bowden
https://nypost.com/2020/03/16/senate-meeting-over-coronavrius-bill-despite-warning-against-large-gatherings/

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
— Over-abundance of caution can cause economic harm The decision to close down schools and empty out businesses could prove costly to many Americans. – Debra J. Saunders
https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/saunders-over-abundance-of-caution-can-cause-economic-harm/

FORBES
— Coronavirus Fears Have Led To A Surge In U.S. Gun Sales – Carlie Porterfield
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2020/03/16/coronavirus-fears-have-led-to-a-surge-in-us-gun-sales/#18b31fdc4edd
— 8 Ways Coronavirus Will Drastically Alter Boomer Retirements – Janet Novack
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetnovack/2020/03/16/8-ways-coronavirus-will-drastically-alter-boomer-retirements/#266f25a23474

March 13 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 8 Morning Edition

ABC7
— President Donald Trump’s supporters hold rally in Homer Glen
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-supporters-hold-rally-in-homer-glen/5994337/

NBC5
— Workers Clean North Side School After Teacher’s Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus The aide worked for several days after returning from a cruise, according to officials
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/workers-clean-north-side-school-after-teachers-aide-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/2232987/

WGN TV
— Illinois early voting slow, boost from COVID-19 fears possible
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-early-voting-slow-boost-from-covid-19-fears-possible/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/news/illinois-campaign-focused-on-marijuana-use-education/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: More than 1,200 people cast early ballots in Naperville during first week of early voting – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-early-voting-numbers-will-dupage-counties-st-20200307-kxx5hqzfgbhwng2fiy77i4huyq-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville residents take issue with affordable housing suggestions in proposed master plan – ERIN HEGARTY and SARAH FREISHTAT (DIERSEN: In Wheaton, many believe that those in Wheaton’s North, East, and South Districts want to dump Section 8 housing into Wheaton’s West District, and especially into my precinct.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-affordable-housing-master-plan-residential-st-20200308-ljavu7bowffuzdwjyxf5odifsq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “It’s fascinating to me some of the very people who are some of the largest proponents in our community for affordable and attainable housing don’t want that where they live,” Hanson said. “How we solve that problem is very important, but we have to solve it.”)
— Students, teachers at Vaughn high school asked to self-quarantine after classroom assistant tested positive with coronavirus – PAIGE FRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-vaughn-self-quarantine-20200308-nlqheqd7a5fyrmeo3crnmu6q6q-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois primary looms large in Democratic race – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200307/illinois-primary-looms-large-in-democratic-race
— Fight over the graduated tax hasn’t really started – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200307/statehouse-insider-fight-over-graduated-tax-hasnt-really-started

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Illinois in play as Sanders, Biden square off – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200308/illinois-in-play-as-sanders-biden-square-off

WBEZ
— Sanders Goes After Biden, Trump At Downtown Chicago Rally – Michael Puente
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/sanders-in-grant-park/d6018aa7-c617-4861-bb53-5b2acd23beb4

GENESEO REPUBLIC
— Patrick Henry Club hosts Candidate Forum – Jon Zahm
https://www.geneseorepublic.com/news/20200304/patrick-henry-club-hosts-candidate-forum

BREITBART
— Politico Continues Media’s Quest to Blame Trump for Coronavirus – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/07/politico-blame-trump-for-coronavirus/
— Rod Blagojevich Explains Why He Is a ‘Trumpocrat’: Democrats Have ‘Abandoned’ American Workers, Black Voters – MATTHEW BOYLE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/07/exclusive-rod-blagojevich-explains-why-he-is-a-trumpocrat-democrats-have-abandoned-american-workers-black-voters/

PJ MEDIA
— AOC Urges Illegal Immigrants to Fill Out Census Form – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/aoc-urges-illegal-immigrants-to-fill-out-census-form/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Socialist-Style Slavery and Big-Money Politics Too much money in an election can also create and spread something that is false. We should all be on guard against it, lest we lose our democracy. – Ernest S. Christian
https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/07/socialist-style-slavery-and-big-money-politics/

THE HILL
— Stephen Moore: ‘Economy will roar back to life’ when coronavirus is contained – J. EDWARD MORENO 
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/486472-stephen-moore-economy-will-roar-back-to-life-when-coronavirus-is
— Trump escalates fight against press with libel lawsuits – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/486273-trump-escalates-fight-against-press-with-libel-lawsuits
— Sanders says campaign is in communication with health officials about rallies amid coronavirus outbreak – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/486488-sanders-says-campaign-is-in-communication-with-health-officials-over

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s mismanagement helped fuel coronavirus crisis.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/07/trump-coronavirus-management-style-123465

HUFFINGTON POST
— CPAC Attendee Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Didn’t Have Contact With Trump The affected individual had no contact with the president, according to the American Conservative Union, which has been in touch with the White House. – Mary Papenfuss
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-cpac-trump-pence_n_5e643381c5b68d6164555902

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making “suburbanites” hate Trump and hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate 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.wfmj.com/story/41865825/suburbanites-are-voting-and-thats-good-news-for-joe-biden

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage minorities, women, and younger people to wear protest hairstyles.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/08/us/black-hair-discrimination-schools-trnd/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Tax Code Is Overtaxed The I.R.S. has become the de facto administrator of a startling number of social welfare programs. – Neil Irwin (DIERSEN: The Tax Code should encourage marriage and homeownership. Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/upshot/tax-code-irs-problems.html
— Italy Locks Down Much of the Country’s North The restrictions affect Milan and the regions that serve as Italy’s economic engine and are the most sweeping measures outside China. – Jason Horowitz
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/07/world/europe/coronavirus-italy.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Coronavirus to promote free healthcare for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/opinion/coronavirus-immigrants-health.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/07/opinion/coronavirus-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for the problems that the working class has. Are/were you a member of the working class? I was 1962-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/06/opinion/working-class-death-rate.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Coronavirus to defeat Trump. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/07/us/politics/trump-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: One could argue that German is the worst national origin to have.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/21/world/europe/germany-mayors-far-right.html

BLOOMBERG
— Italy Locks Down Rich North as Conte Tries to Contain Panic – Alberto Brambilla, John Follain, and Alessandro Speciale
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-07/italy-to-impose-virtual-ban-on-entry-to-lombardy-corriere

FORBES
— Elizabeth Warren And The Paradox Of Complaining About Sexism – Kim Elsesser (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, RINOs, and those who pander to the aforesaid blame Republicans for all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have. They especially blame Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kimelsesser/2020/03/07/elizabeth-warren-and-the-paradox-of-complaining-about-sexism/#51af80958acc

LOWELL SUN
— Though underrepresented, women managers, administrators push forward – MEG MCINTYRE (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Why are Republicans dramatically underrepresented in the federal workforce? ANSWER: Democrats run the federal government. QUESTION: Why are conservatives dramatically underrepresented in your Republican township/ward/county party organizations and in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? ANSWER: Far too many anti-conservatives run Republican township/ward/county party organizations and IRP. QUESTION: Why are conservatives dramatically underrepresented in your municipal, township, and county governments and in the State Of Illinois? ANSWER: Far too many anti-conservatives run municipal, township, and county governments and the State of Illinois.) 
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/03/07/though-underrepresented-women-managers-administrators-push-forward/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “Trump Vows to Keep Holding Rallies, Despite CPAC Attendee’s Coronavirus Case.” Obviously, Trump-haters are using Coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-vows-more-rallies-despite-cpac-coronavirus-case.html

ATLANTIC
— Thy Neighbor’s Sexism ‘Electability.’ ‘Likability.’ ‘Authenticity.’ The 2020 Democratic primary has found many canny ways to make misogyny plausibly deniable. – MEGAN GARBER (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, RINOs, and those who pander to the aforesaid blame Republicans for all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have. They especially blame Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/03/thy-neighbors-sexism/607630/

POLITICUS USA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters promote hatred of Republicans.
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/03/07/opinion-republicans-are-still-americas-biggest-threat.html

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Men-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that women are held to higher standards than men. I should write a book about the many women that my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me who had a) less work experience, b) less education, and/or c) fewer professional certifications/licenses than I had. 
https://www.creators.com/read/susan-estrich/03/20/why-must-a-woman-be-perfect

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 60% of Republicans See Coronavirus Scare As Tool to Get Trump
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/60_of_republicans_see_coronavirus_scare_as_tool_to_get_trump

March 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois’ 6th District: Ives, Kinzler battle for chance to face incumbent Casten – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ives-kinzler-battle-for-chance-to-win-back-6th-district-gop-seat-/5980089/
— Illinois Primary 2020 early voting expands to new sites Monday
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-primary-2020-early-voting-expands-to-new-sites-monday/5978766/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Dow, S&P and Nasdaq score biggest point gains ever as stocks make coronavirus comeback – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dow-sp-and-nasdaq-score-biggest-point-gains-ever-as-stocks-make-coronavirus-comeback

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republican candidates vie for DuPage County Recorder of Deeds nomination — and post may not exist in a few years – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-gop-recorder-candidates-st-0303-20200302-p4netvvezzb6fkvi4rqnvkshji-story.html
— DuPage County clerk seeking more GOP primary election judges to fill ‘critical’ shortage – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-gop-election-judge-shortage-st-0304-20200302-slh33dzdkva5pbc43owaa74aea-story.html
— South Loop Elementary issues alert to keep marijuana-laced edibles out of school, leaving parents confused about acceptable snacks – Christen A. Johnson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-south-loop-lunch-marijuana-tt-0302-20200302-b6o25gbzpvgjrdil5tcb6lpnuq-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan won’t fix Illinois’ pension problems, ratings agency says – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-illinois-budget-income-tax-20200302-w6hk5kzi4regdj7ucwnfr6x3yu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Early voting kicks off with hand sanitizer, vote-by-mail suggestion to avoid coronavirus risk Mail-in ballots for the primary election March 17 recommended for people worried about the spread of coronavirus. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/2/21161617/chicago-cook-county-early-voting-begins
— Fitch: Approval of graduated income tax ‘critical’ to state’s credit position — and pensions remain a mess Fitch Ratings says the state’s credit will be heavily impacted by whether voters approve the graduated income tax amendment come November. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/2/21161456/graduated-income-tax-illinois-credit-rating-fitch-report-state-budget-pensions

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County trying to enlist more Republican election judges – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200302/dupage-county-trying-to-enlist-more-republican-election-judges

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Why weed retailers love empty bank branches Design features—even the vault—are perfect for pot purveyors – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/why-weed-retailers-love-empty-bank-branches
— The biggest reason why the Fair Maps push may fail To say the bill’s well-meaning and sincere proponents are facing an uphill battle is perhaps the understatement of the year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. – RICH MILLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/rich-miller-springfield/biggest-reason-why-fair-maps-push-may-fail
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: How inequality costs all Chicagoans Long-standing racial and ethnic disparities in Chicago are growing wider. Journalist David Mendell writes in the latest Crain’s Forum about the impact of racial gaps, and today he and host Amy Guth discuss the data he examined.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/crains-daily-gist-podcast-how-inequality-costs-all-chicagoans
— McCormick Place show canceled amid coronavirus fears The International Housewares Association calls off a show that brings nearly 60,000 people who book more than 47,000 room nights at area hotels. – DANNY ECKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/tourism/mccormick-place-show-canceled-amid-coronavirus-fears

EFFINGHAM RADIO
— Taxpayer Revolt Rally Held Sunday – Greg Sapp
http://www.thexradio.com/news/78-local-news/43501-taxpayer-revolt-rally-held-sunday

CENTER SQUARE
— Blagojevich criticizes Pritzker, Madigan, the Springfield ‘swamp’ – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/blagojevich-criticizes-pritzker-madigan-the-springfield-swamp/article_c0d92b80-5cbc-11ea-9170-db13360eef85.html
— Gun-owner lobby tracking 254 bills in Illinois – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/gun-owner-lobby-tracking-bills-in-illinois/article_5964b5aa-5c9e-11ea-9ff6-ebbed465292e.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Where Is Jack Franks’ Presidential Endorsement?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/02/where-is-jack-franks-presidential-endorsement/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS PROPERTY TAXES RANK NO. 2 IN THE NATION FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-property-taxes-rank-no-2-in-the-nation-for-third-year-running/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— U.S. COURT OF APPEALS SAYS FEDERAL FUNDS CAN BE WITHHELD FROM SANCTUARY JURISDICTIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/us-court-of-appeals-says-federal-funds-can-be-withheld-from-sanctuary-jurisdictions.html
— ILLINOIS REPORTS TWO NEW CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS; 286 BEING MONITORED
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/illinois-reports-two-new-coronavirus-patients.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Narcissistic Democrats will destroy free markets and constitutional rights Democratic presidential candidates claim that capitalism is to blame – Peter Morici
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/2/narcissistic-democrats-will-destroy-free-markets-a/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats’ attempt to politicize coronavirus will fail – Rob Wasinger 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/democrats-attempt-to-politicize-coronavirus-will-fail
— Never Trump Republicans defend ‘principled conservatism’ at anti-CPAC – Anthony Leonardi 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/never-trump-republicans-defend-principled-conservatism-at-anti-cpac

GOPUSA
— Oops.. Biden Forgets Host’s Name When Talking About Memory Lapses
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=85536
— Democrats Create Safe Space For Killers
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=85482
— Sanders Raises Whopping $46.5 Million In February; Trump Raises $86M
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=85544
— The Politics Of Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/the-politics-of-coronavirus/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Democrats’ Narrative Of Gloom Won’t Fly In 2020 Telling people their lives suck is no way to win an election. As James Carville says, they’re losing their damn minds. – PETER VAN BUREN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that my life and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails suck.) 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-democrats-narrative-of-gloom-wont-fly-in-2020/

BREITBART
— Trump Campaign, GOP Raise over $86 Million in February – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/02/trump-campaign-gop-raise-over-86-million-in-february/
— Illegal Aliens Hope to Influence Super Tuesday Primaries for 2020 Democrats – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/02/illegal-aliens-hope-to-influence-super-tuesday-primaries-for-2020-democrats/
— Coronavirus Reveals Fragility of Globalisation, Global Economy – VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/02/senior-tory-coronavirus-reveals-fragility-globalisation-global-economy/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— USA Marks First Coronavirus Death As Democrats Push Panic
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/32043-usa-marks-first-coronavirus-death-democrats-push-panic

CNS NEWS
— Levin: From China to Cuba to California, “How Many More Examples of ‘Democratic Socialism’ Do We Need?” – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/levin-china-cuba-california-how-many-more-examples-democratic-socialism-do-we

DAILY CALLER
— GOP Operatives Are Making A Big Move For Moderate Voters In Blue States As Sanders Makes Gains – CHRIS WHITE (DIERSEN: What do these GOP operatives say to moderate voters who say that they would vote for Republican candidates who promised to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/02/republicans-moderate-voters-bernie-sanders/

PJ MEDIA
— AOC Invokes Jesus, Compares Religious Freedom to White Supremacy, Slavery, Segregation – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/aoc-invokes-jesus-compares-religious-freedom-to-white-supremacy-slavery-segregation/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Don Jr. Says Big Tech Censorship ‘Is Probably a Top Three Issue’ for Conservatives – Alexander Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2020/03/02/don-jr-says-big-tech-censorship-probably-top-three-issue

COURTHOUSE NEWS
— Trump Election Linked to Drop in Number of Boys Born to Liberal Canadians – AMANDA PAMPURO
https://www.courthousenews.com/trump-election-linked-to-drop-in-number-of-boys-born-to-liberal-canadians/

THE HILL
— Trump administration announces new restrictions on Chinese journalists – JUSTINE COLEMAN 
https://thehill.com/policy/international/china/485496-trump-admin-announces-new-restrictions-on-chinese-journalists

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Bloomberg Buys the Silence of Unhappy Employees Every year, Mike Bloomberg’s company pays hundreds of fired employees to not say anything bad. – Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Natalie Kitroeff (DIERSEN: To keep their Democrat employees happy who were minority, female, younger, veteran, recent immigrants, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted the careers of and got rid of their Republican employees who were White, male, older, non-veteran, non-recent immigrants, Protestant, and/or German American.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/business/michael-bloomberg-nda.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump administration orders four Chinese news outlets in U.S. to reduce staffs – Carol Morello (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails promote the Republican Central Committee (RNC) platform and the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, but needless-to-say, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are not an “organ” of the RNC, IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), or Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) and GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are not “propaganda” for the RNC, IRP, DCRCC, or MTRO. Neither the RNC, IRP, DCRCC, nor MTRO a) pay me anything, b) help me put the emails together or send them out, or c) encourage anyone to read the emails. I should write a book about those who paint themselves as being operatives or as dupes for the RNC, IRP, DCRCC, and/or MTRO who do everything that they can a) to stop me from putting the emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading the emails.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-administration-orders-four-chinese-news-outlets-in-us-to-reduce-staffs/2020/03/02/b532fea6-5c9d-11ea-b29b-9db42f7803a7_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The action comes on the heels of a State Department decision on Feb. 18 requiring five Chinese news organizations considered organs of the government to register as foreign missions and provide the names of employees. China responded by expelling three Beijing-based Wall Street Journal reporters, condemning as “racist” an essay that ran on the paper’s opinion page criticizing China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Senior State Department officials said the decision to cap the number of Chinese nationals working for the designated “propaganda outlets” in the United States at 100 overall, down from 160, reflected growing concern of a crackdown on press freedoms for both Chinese and foreign journalists. “For years the government of the PRC has imposed increasingly harsh surveillance, harassment and intimidation against American and other foreign journalists in China,” said one official, speaking on the condition of anonymity under State Department rules and using the acronym for the People’s Republic of China. “President Trump has made clear that Beijing’s restrictions on foreign journalists are misguided. He’s also made clear that the U.S. will establish long overdue reciprocity in our relations with China.”)

NEWSWEEK
— Yes, Stress Really Is Making You Sick – ADAM PIORE 
https://www.newsweek.com/2020/03/06/yes-stress-really-making-you-sick-1489620.html

MARKET RESEARCH NEWS
— Sudden Drop in Proportion of Boys Born in Canada After Trump Elected US President
https://marketresearchnews.org/2020/03/02/sudden-drop-in-proportion-of-boys-born-in-canada-after-trump-elected-us-president/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— DHS workforce is more diverse than most, but struggles to prime employees for leadership roles – Nicole Ogrysko (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Only their employees who are Democrats are primed for leadership roles.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2020/03/dhs-workforce-is-more-diverse-than-most-but-struggles-to-prime-employees-for-leadership-roles/

GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump accuses Democrats of ‘fearmongering’ over coronavirus – Martin Pengelly and Julian Borger
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/02/donald-trump-coronavirus-democrats-fearmongering

February 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump blames market drop on COVID-19 uncertainty and Democratic candidates – LIBBY CATHEY
https://abc7chicago.com/as-stock-market-dives-white-house-officials-defend-trumps-response-to-covid-19-/5973688/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Five Republican candidates seek opportunity to challenge longtime U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republican-primary-us-senate-20200228-to5edg6p2neyhbfacrg7bllt5a-story.html
— Election officials are touting sleek new voting machines for the Illinois primary. With early voting underway, are they more secure than old-fashioned paper ballots? – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-voting-machines-primary-election-security-20200228-jkyi3wbiibh43olwlimdsb6nhi-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she won’t support eliminating Columbus Day city holiday – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-columbus-day-holiday-lightfoot-20200228-2ifo2bhko5drljwo33buurfioq-story.html
— Chicago Forward — Getting to college isn’t enough, graduation is the goal – JOHN KING AND JENNY NAGAOKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/chicago-forward/ct-edit-chicago-forward-college-graduation-20200228-3w3ik2fz3bc5hcfzmkfeoytuea-story.html
— Advocates sue Secretary of State Jesse White and elections board over automatic voter registration problems – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-automatic-voter-registration-lawsuit-20200228-lmnniuu4szaubo4kawlkshwnbu-story.html
— Utah advances plan to remove felony status for polygamy: ‘It seems so surreal’ – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who focus on destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-utah-polygamy-20200228-2u3a7uezj5h6vc27chg736ia6i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— To Team Madigan, Mike could do no wrong Recently released emails reveal how Illinois Speaker Madigan’s former consigliere and aides worked overtime to make sure his “word was gold.” – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/28/21158416/michael-madigan-illinois-politics-mike-mcclain-springfield-rich-miller-capitol-fax
— CPS dropping Columbus Day is a slap in the face of Italian Americans Columbus set in motion the trajectory of history as we know it by linking two worlds together. We have great reason to celebrate this. – Pasquale Dominic Gianni
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/28/21158130/cps-chicago-public-schools-christopher-columbus-day-native-americans-chicago-italian-americans
— Lightfoot: No plans to change city holiday of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day The mayor tries to ease a controversy that has infuriated Italian Americans. Her handpicked school board voted this week to change the October holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/2/28/21157710/lightfoot-no-plans-change-city-holiday-columbus-day-indigenous-peoples-day
— J.B. Pritzker has gotten 130 gifts since taking office, including a $950 bottle of Japanese whisky He didn’t keep the pricey bottle of Hibiki Blender’s Choice nor any of the rest of it, his staff says. Ex-Gov. Bruce Rauner logged 10 gifts in his first year in office. – Lauren FitzPatrick 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/28/21151706/jb-pritzker-gifts-hibiki-blenders-choice-japanese-whisky-suntory-bruce-rauner-pat-quinn

DAILY HERALD
— GOP candidates for DuPage auditor talk about their qualifications – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200228/gop-candidates-for-dupage-auditor-talk-about-their-qualifications
— Endorsements: Berman, Davoust, Hanson, Starrett, Tepe, Thomas for Kane County Board seats
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200228/endorsements-berman-davoust-hanson-starrett-tepe-thomas-for-kane-county-board-seats

HERALD & NEWS
— Will County Democratic Party makes ‘rare’ endorsement in coroner’s race – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/02/28/will-county-democratic-party-makes-rare-endorsement-in-coroners-race/ai67hcy/

STATE LINE
— Winnebago election officials conduct test of voting machines
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/winnebago-election-officials-conduct-test-of-voting-machines/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump Administration touts policies helping African American-owned businesses – Trevor Shirley
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/trump-administration-touts-policies-helping-african-american-owned-businesses/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/bill-proposes-sex-ed-starting-in-kindergarten

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— Possible DuPage County Recorder’s & Clerk’s Office Merger
https://www.nctv17.com/news/possible-dupage-county-recorders-clerks-office-merger/
— DuPage County Judicial Candidate Forum: Part One
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-judicial-candidate-forum-part-one/
— DuPage County Judicial Candidate Forum: Part Two
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-judicial-candidate-forum-part-two/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Attacks against Jim Oberweis Stretch the Truth
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-attacks-against-jim-oberweis-stretch-the-truth/
— McSweeney Triggers Investigation of Potential Official Misconduct
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/mcsweeney-triggers-investigation-of-potential-official-misconduct/ 
— Winnebago Jail Problems Could Be Economic Opportunity for McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/winnebago-jail-problems-could-be-economic-opportunity-for-mchenry-county/ 
— IL-14: NBC Summarizes Candidacies
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-nbc-summarizes-candidacies/ 
— Brian Sager Sends First Mailing in Effort to Secure Democratic Party Nomination for State Rep.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/brian-sager-sends-first-mailing-in-effort-to-secure-democratic-party-nomination-for-state-rep/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Sends Positive Piece
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-ted-gradel-sends-positive-piece/ 
— IL-14: Final Candidates’ Forum Open to the Public in Huntley March 2nd *Updated* Video of All Forums Included
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-final-candidates-forum-open-to-the-public-in-huntley-march-2nd/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Issues Right to Life Policy/Position Statement in Response to Lauren Underwood Vote Against Born-Alive Abortion Survivors
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-jerry-evans-issues-right-to-life-policy-position-statement-in-response-to-lauren-underwood-vote-against-born-alive-abortion-survivors/ 
— Chicago Sun-Times Endorses Carolyn Schofield for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/chicago-sun-times-endorses-carolyn-schofield-for-state-representative/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— AG Binding Opinion: Kankakee County violated Freedom of Information Act – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/ag-binding-opinion-kankakee-county-violated-freedom-of-information-act/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK CO SA KIM FOXX BLASTS TRUMP AS “CRIMINAL IN THE WHITE HOUSE”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/cook-co-sa-kim-foxx-blasts-trump-as-criminal-in-the-white-house.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? AT CPAC 2020 IN WASHINGTON D.C.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/wheres-weyermuller-at-cpac-2020-in-washington-dc-.html
— THOUSANDS OF ILLINOIS PARENTS FILE WITNESS SLIPS OPPOSING HPV VACCINE MANDATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/thousands-of-illinois-parents-file-witness-slips-opposing-hpv-vaccine-mandate.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McSweeney says he reported “allegations of a potentially serious crime” to law enforcement
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/mcsweeney-says-he-reported-allegations-of-a-potentially-serious-crime-to-law-enforcement/
— Only one black candidate on Madigan’s 13th Ward palm card
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/only-one-black-candidate-on-madigans-13th-ward-palm-card/
— Coronavirus roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/coronavirus-roundup-3/
— Corruption roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/corruption-roundup-14/
— The Champaign county clerk really needs to get his act together
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/the-champaign-county-clerk-really-needs-to-get-his-act-together/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois lawmakers discuss ethics rules as some grow impatient – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-lawmakers-discuss-ethics-rules-as-some-grow-impatient
— ‘This hearing has been a joke’: Pompeo congressional appearance descends into shoutfest – Joel Gehrke
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/this-hearing-has-been-a-joke-pompeo-congressional-appearance-descends-into-shoutfest

BLAZE
— AOC invokes her faith and Jesus Christ in screed saying religious freedom is used for ‘discrimination’ and ‘bigotry’ against LGBT people – Nate Madden (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the many adverse actions that LGBTQ-promoters, their operatives, and their dupes have taken against me and against others who refuse to promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/aoc-invokes-her-faith-and-jesus-christ-in-screed-saying-religious-freedom-is-used-for-discrimination

LIFE SITE NEWS
— White House getting gayer? Trump should exercise caution regarding gay affirmation Contributing to the world’s strange perception that homosexuality is a good thing is counterproductive to human health and happiness.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/white-house-getting-gayer-trump-should-exercise-caution-regarding-gay-affirmation

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Wuhan Virus Watch: CDC Director Says Rod Rosenstein’s Sister “Misspoke” About Coronavirus Risk
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/wuhan-virus-watch-cdc-director-says-rod-rosensteins-sister-misspoke-about-coronavirus-risk/

COLLEGE FIX
— Appeals court hears request to force University of Illinois to suspend its bias response team – CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/appeals-court-hears-request-to-force-university-of-illinois-to-suspend-its-bias-response-team/

NEW YORK TIMES
— At CPAC, It’s Now an All-Trump Show At the annual gathering of conservatives, one Republican was conspicuously absent among the Trump supporters — Mitt Romney. The conference organizer said he had been disinvited. – Annie Karni
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/us/politics/trump-cpac.html
— OUTSTANDING: One St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York Still Bans L.G.B.T. Groups “It is not a political or sexual identification parade,” the organizers of the event said. – Liam Stack
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/nyregion/staten-island-st-patricks-day-parade-lgbtq.html
— Trump Criticizes Media for Coverage of Coronavirus – Annie Karni
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/us/politics/cpac-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Surging Sanders shows few signs of making nice with fellow Democrats – Sean Sullivan and Michael Scherer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/surging-sanders-shows-few-signs-of-making-nice-with-fellow-democrats/2020/02/27/8ae3b744-58ce-11ea-9000-f3cffee23036_story.html
— Bloomberg isn’t a centrist. He wants the government to run your whole life. Few politicians reach for nanny-state solutions as often as he does. – Matt Welch 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/bloomberg-isnt-a-centrist-he-wants-the-government-to-run-your-whole-life/2020/02/28/cca08082-598b-11ea-9000-f3cffee23036_story.html
— A poll from Trump’s favorite network has him losing to his most likely 2020 opponents It also shows how perceptions of electability deviate from reality – Philip Bump 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/02/28/poll-trumps-favorite-network-has-him-losing-his-most-likely-2020-opponents/