September 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Joe Biden heading to Kenosha following President Trump’s visit in wake of Jacob Blake shooting
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/joe-biden-announces-trip-to-kenosha-following-trumps-visit/6401467/
— Presidential debate schedule in Biden-Trump 2020 election released First debate for Joe Biden, President Trump in Cleveland; Mike Pence, Kamala Harris go head-to-head in Salt Lake City
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/2020-presidential-vp-debate-schedules-released/6392654/
— Illinois COVID-19: 2,128 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths reported; Metro East restrictions in effect – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2128-new-covid-19-cases-/6400877/

NBC5
— Special House Committee Formed to Investigate Madigan and ComEd; Powerful Speaker Unleashes on Republicans – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/special-house-committee-formed-to-investigate-madigan-and-comed-powerful-speaker-unleashes-on-republicans/2333098/

CBS2
— Illinois House Forms Special Investigative Committee To Probe Speaker Mike Madigan’s Role In ComEd Scandal
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/02/illinois-republicans-seek-investigative-panel-on-house-speaker-madigan/

WGN TV
— Old Navy to pay employees to work the polls on Election Day
https://wgntv.com/news/old-navy-to-pay-employees-to-work-the-polls-on-election-day/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Joe Biden’s familiar straight talk faces Donald Trump’s doublespeak.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-biden-kenosha-trump-page-20200901-2bblhshqjjenzgi2l64e55k434-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,128 new known COVID-19 cases and 27 additional deaths reported as Pritzker announces further crack down on Metro East region near St. Louis
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200902-2hs46b4jb5dajb5od5l6ce6xbm-story.html
— Naperville City Council approves adding a diversity and inclusion manager position to city staff – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: Diversity and Inclusion managers are always under tremendous pressure to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-diversity-inclusion-manager-housing-position-st-20200902-efe5dkoshvh6dl4t43mi5as77m-story.html
— Federal Reserve survey finds widespread pessimism about US economic future – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronairus-pandemic-us-economy-forecast-20200902-n6uh7hitlrfdnl6wvgiswjlf7q-story.html
— ‘Irresponsible and dangerous’ partying by some students leads University of Illinois to crack down on social activity and warn of suspensions as campus COVID-19 cases near 800 – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-university-of-illinois-crackdown-social-gatherings-20200902-tyu6hzqilzenfndlrabbrbofqi-story.html
— When Oak Park’s mayor isn’t liberal enough for destructive protesters – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-oak-park-mayor-vandalism-20200902-ixtok5wzcjfgjn6vqz2ndb43vm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Watch our live interview with the nominees for Illinois’ 14th District Congressional seat U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood and state Sen. Jim Oberweis will be interviewed by the Editorial Board at 10 a.m. Thursday. – Editorial Board
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/2/21418916/lauren-underwood-jim-oberweis-congress-14th-district-illinois-live-video-editorial-board-interview
— Church sign burned, Black Lives Matter signs vandalized in Wheaton Photos posted by Hope Presbyterian Church pastor Rev. Jay Moses showed burn damage to a sign that includes the church’s name and a rainbow flag. – Luke Wilusz
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/9/2/21418708/wheaton-hope-presbyterian-church-black-lives-matter-signs-vandalized-washington-jay-moses
— Cost to deploy 1,200 National Guard members in city for 4 months: $54 million Even if Chicago could afford that price tag, it first would have to exhaust all other resources at its disposal, including assistance from Cook County, suburban police departments and the Illinois State Police. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/2/21418991/chicago-protests-looting-illinois-national-guard-police-for-4-month-deployment
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/9/2/21418825/jim-belushi-blues-brothers-weed-pot-cannabis-marijuana-old-orchard-greenhouse

DAILY HERALD
— 6th District Congressional candidate forum Sept. 21
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200902/6th-district-congressional-candidate-forum-sept-21
— Oberweis, Underwood spar in online candidate forum – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200901/oberweis-underwood-spar-in-online-candidate-forum

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois Republicans request panel to probe Madigan, ComEd A special investigative committee with the power to overturn election results or expel a member has only been called twice in the last 20 years. One is being formed now to investigate the House speaker and the utility. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/illinois-republicans-request-panel-probe-madigan-comed

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AMERICA IS IN A CLASS WAR, NOT RACE WAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/america-is-in-a-class-war-not-race-war.html
— AS SPORTS MEDIA CHEERS ON ATHLETE BOYCOTTS, FANS WILL WALK AWAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/as-sports-media-cheers-on-athlete-boycotts-fans-will-walk-away.html

CAPITOL FAX
— UIUC blames “a few irresponsible students” for completely predictable behavior, orders undergrad restrictions
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/02/uiuc-blames-a-few-irresponsible-students-students-for-completely-predictable-behavior-orders-undergrad-restrictions/
— Pritzker responds *** Republicans use Madigan’s rules against him to form special investigative committee – Madigan calls it a “political stunt” to distract from Trump – Majority committee vote needed to advance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/02/republicans-use-madigans-rules-against-him-to-form-special-investigative-committee-madigan-calls-it-a-political-stunt-to-distract-from-trump-majority-committee-vote-needed-to-advance/

FOX NEWS
— Trump administration wants to end race-based trainings for federal employees, official claims The trainings focus on ways that white people can help to end systemic racism – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-admin-trainings-racism
— Trump Jr. bashes Dems over claim riots are president’s fault: ‘Joe Biden voters are burning down their cities’ ‘Imagine wearing a MAGA hat in Portland,’ Trump Jr. tells ‘The Ingraham Angle.’ – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-jr-bashes-claim-riots-presidents-fault

BLAZE
–President Trump should read Black Lives Matter the Riot Act – and the Insurrection Act – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-trump-should-read-black-lives-matter-riot-act-insurrection-act

PJ MEDIA
— D.C. Mayor Considers Removing Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/09/01/d-c-mayor-considers-removing-washington-monument-jefferson-memorial-n876816

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— VIDEO: Unrest to the Suburbs with Jeanne Ives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjeIwJUQSSw

PATRIOT POST
— Chicago’s Bloody 2020 Some 500 people have been murdered already this year as violence spikes. – Nate Jackson
https://patriotpost.us/articles/73157-chicagos-bloody-2020-2020-09-02

THE HILL
— End the violent ‘protests’ now — you’re only ensuring Trump’s reelection – MARIK VON RENNENKAMPFF
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/514683-end-the-violent-protests-now-youre-only-ensuring-trumps-reelection
— Facebook removes GOP lawmaker’s post for inciting violence – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/514814-facebook-removes-gop-lawmakers-post-for-inciting-violence

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. government debt will nearly equal the size of the entire economy for first time since World War II, CBO finds Report comes after huge increase in the deficit this year as government attempted to limit coronavirus fallout – Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/09/02/government-debt-economy-coronavirus/

USA TODAY
— Ford wants to cut 1,400 salaried jobs in U.S.: Who is targeted – Phoebe Wall Howard (DIERSEN: To deal with major Republican-led budget cuts during the mid-1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO targeted their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. It is called up-or-out, political discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/09/02/ford-jobs-retirement-program-workers/5692148002/

FORBES
— A Checklist For Sustaining Diversity And Inclusion In Your Organization During A Pandemic – Nish Parikh (DIERSEN: Diversity and Inclusion managers are always under tremendous pressure to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2020/09/02/a-checklist-for-sustaining-diversity-and-inclusion-in-your-organization-during-a-pandemic/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote hatred against Whites.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/09/many-gop-voters-value-whiteness-more-than-democracy-study.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White Christian-hating White Christian-haters promote hatred against White Christians.
https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/american-christianitys-white-supremacy-problem

May 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 87K with over 3.9K deaths; All Illinois regions poised to move to next phase of reopening, Pritzker says Illinois reports 3,239 new COVID-19 cases, 138 deaths on May 14 – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/all-illinois-regions-poised-to-move-to-next-phase-of-reopening-pritzker-says/6181604/
— Coronavirus Chicago: Willie Wilson voices support for 100 churches to reopen Sunday in defiance of stay-at-home order – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/willie-wilson-voices-support-for-100-churches-to-reopen-sunday-in-defiance-of-stay-at-home-order/6181687/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/14/2020
— Coronavirus drives sharp rise in food prices at grocery stores in April
https://abc7chicago.com/food/grocery-store-prices-rose-sharply-in-april-from-covid-19-pandemic/6183211/

NBC5
— 3,239 New Coronavirus Cases, 138 Additional Deaths Reported in Illinois The numbers lift statewide totals to 87,937 cases and 3,928 deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/3239-new-coronavirus-cases-in-illinois/2272151/
— All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to Move to Phase 3 at End of May, Pritzker Says No region can officially move forward until May 29, under the parameters of the governor’s plan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/all-regions-in-illinois-now-on-track-to-move-to-phase-3-at-end-of-may-pritzker-says/2272206/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois nearing 4,000 coronavirus deaths
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-nearing-4000-coronavirus-deaths

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Tollway collections down $52 million in April due to pandemic – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-tollway-52-million-loss-20200513-s7kcoueacjhrpm4w74cpn4y4sq-story.html
— Chicago-area transit may look different this summer, with social distancing and the end of rush hour – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-transit-future-cta-metra-pace-masks-crowds-20200514-of35kwsm7vazjiga4356mzl72y-story.html
— As House readies vote on coronavirus package with second stimulus checks, some lawmakers push for guaranteed income programs – CATIE EDMONDSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-congress-coronavirus-stimulus-checks-20200514-pmdses3xljgevfbywbmharveoq-story.html
— Preckwinkle unveils COVID-19 recovery plan for Cook County focusing on racial equity – ALICE YIN (DIERSEN: To promote racial and gender equity, my Democrat superiors in the federal government a) gave preference to their Democrat employees who were minority, female, and/or younger and b) got rid of their Republican employees who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-cook-county-preckwinkle-recovery-plan-coronavirus-20200514-x2vahslxbbdzhmgopiegxq2k4u-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois GOP agitates for chance to negotiate COVID-19 re-opening – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200514/news/305149944/
— Chicago, suburbs hit testing milestone, on track to ease stay-at-home restrictions – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200514/chicago-suburbs-hit-testing-milestone-on-track-to-ease-stay-at-home-restrictions-
— Suburban pastors expect excitement, caution with reopenings – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200514/suburban-pastors-expect-excitement-caution-with-reopenings
— Kane sheriff: Deputies need judge’s order to enforce governor’s orders – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200514/kane-sheriff-deputies-need-judgess-order-to-enforce-governors-orders
— Batavia preparing for anticipated revenue shortfall due to coronavirus pandemic – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200514/batavia-preparing-for-anticipated-revenue-shortfall-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic
— Elmhurst Park District facing furloughs, lost revenue from pandemic – Bob Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200514/elmhurst-park-district-facing-furloughs-lost-revenue-from-pandemic
— Trump: Virus shows supply chains should be moved from China – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200514/trump-virus-shows-supply-chains-should-be-moved-from-china

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s on track to move to next phase of recovery on May 29, Pritzker says Limited reopening of stores, offices, gyms and hair salons will occur if health numbers hold up—and if Lightfoot doesn’t impose tougher rules for the city. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicagos-track-move-next-phase-recovery-may-29-pritzker-says
— The cap on SALT deductions is back on the agenda in D.C. Tucked into Pelosi’s big $3 trillion COVID-relief bill is a clause to drop the $10,000 federal cap on deductions for state and local taxes for the next two years, a hot topic ever since the GOP passed it in a previous Congress. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/cap-salt-deductions-back-agenda-dc

WBEZ
— Chicago Teachers Union Calls On State To Force CPS To Bargain Over Remote Learning The union says state rules require the school district to bargain about instruction from home. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has already said no. – Sarah Karp
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-teachers-union-calls-on-state-to-force-cps-to-bargain-over-remote-learning/2b25266f-1b23-46d8-93f3-7db3bee26711

SOUTHERN
— Republicans push for revisions to ‘Restore Illinois’ plan – PETER HANCOCK
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/republicans-push-for-revisions-to-restore-illinois-plan/article_bf14d217-2488-53d4-bfb8-6d7e0a1f24d2.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— County action on reopening brings political responses – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-action-on-reopening-brings-political-15271216.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— With School Buildings Closed, Children’s Mental Health Is Suffering – ANYA KAMENETZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/school-buildings-closed-childrens-mental-health-suffering#stream/0

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/covid-death-racial-disparity/Content?oid=79884746&mc_cid=c588c4801b&mc_eid=c968c7978e

WILL COUNTY NEWS
— Federal Lawsuit filed against Governor Jay Robert Pritzker in his official capacity and the State of Illinois – Steve Balich
https://thewillcountynews.com/install/index.php/2020/05/13/federal-lawsuit-filed-against-governor-jay-robert-pritzker-in-his-official-capacity-and-the-state-of-illinois/

CENTER SQUARE
— Lawmakers expect pandemic special session to be a ‘rodeo’ Aside from state budget, Illinois lawmakers expected to take up expanded to take up mail-in voting possible but not check on executive authority – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/lawmakers-expect-pandemic-special-session-to-be-a-rodeo/article_bfd419fc-9547-11ea-bc5e-af4c3238930d.html

WIREPOINTS
— Facing Growing Defiance, Pritzker Thumbs Nose at AG Opinion, Insults and Threatens Dissidents – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/facing-growing-defiance-pritzker-thumbs-nose-at-ag-opinion-insults-and-threatens-dissidents-wirepoints/
— COVID-19 deaths and pre-existing conditions. What Illinois’ data says about who’s at risk. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/covid-19-deaths-and-pre-existing-conditions-what-illinois-data-says-about-whos-at-risk-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— Another 3 million Americans, 73,000 Illinoisans apply for unemployment insurance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/another-3-million-americans-73000-illinoisans-apply-for-unemployment-insurance/
— Bailey files new lawsuit based on informal 2001 AG opinion
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/bailey-files-new-lawsuit-based-on-informal-2001-ag-opinion/
— Illinois Sheriffs’ Association: “It is outrageous that the Governor is threatening retaliation”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/illinois-sheriffs%e2%80%99-association-it-is-outrageous-that-the-governor-is-threatening-retaliation/
— Pritzker talks unemployment insurance – As of right now, all regions are meeting guidelines to move forward to Phase 3 – Explains regionalization approach – Restates possible licensure and legal consequences – Says Leader Brady demand “sounds like grandstanding” – Brady responds – Answers “loaded” question – Explains rolling averages – Business guidance coming in next two weeks or so – Dr. Ezike comments on 12-year-old boy who died – Dr. Ezike says she has no info on reopen protesters catching virus – Dr. Ezike says people can refuse hospital admission – Asked about hospital rumor – Pritzker says he’d like to go to Springfield, but waiting on medical sign-off – Dr. Ezike explains that increased testing will result in increased cases – Dr. Ezike says woman who gave birth and died after being sent home a “significant tragedy” and vows probe – Dr. Ezike comments on WHO official claim that virus may never go away – Dr. Ezike explains mental health treatment options – Governor talks budget process moving forward – Revenue projections have not changed “a whole lot” – Could be population shift, but maybe not because of virus – Believes EO is on solid legal footing – Explains why Illinois has 28-day metric – Praises Catholic Church reopening plan, is working with other denominations – “It’s just the very loud voices of people who are being defiant and ignoring science and data”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/pritzker-talks-unemployment-insurance-as-of-right-now-all-regions-are-meeting-guidelines-to-move-forward-to-phase-3/
— 3,239 new cases, 138 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/3239-new-cases-138-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/covid-19-roundup-38/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— There’s No Proof Killing The Economy Saves Lives
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32513

NEWSMAX
— Total Virus Layoffs Hit 36.5M as About 3M More Workers Seek Jobless Aid
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/jobless-claims-pandemic-virus/2020/05/14/id/967370/

THE HILL
— Trump says testing may be ‘frankly overrated’ – BRETT SAMUELS AND JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/497846-trump-says-testing-may-be-frankly-overrated


— Ousted health official warns US needs national plan to beat coronavirus – NATHANIEL WEIXEL
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/497766-ousted-health-official-warns-us-needs-national-strategy-to-combat

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “‘They are angry:’ Pandemic and economic collapse slam Trump across Rust Belt. Coronavirus infections and unemployment filings are spiraling in parts of the industrial Midwest where Donald Trump cleaned up in 2016.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/14/coronavirus-economic-collapse-rust-belt-trump-259657

BLOOMBERG
— U.S. Jobless Claims in Millions Again, Higher Than Expected – Katia Dmitrieva
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-14/u-s-jobless-claims-remain-in-millions-for-eighth-straight-week

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 23% of Republicans Think GOP Should Nominate Someone Other Than Trump (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican candidates who hint/imply/argue/shout that they are one or more of the following: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/23_of_republicans_think_gop_should_nominate_someone_other_than_trump

May 10 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Pritzker extends IL stay-at-home-order to April 30 as COVID-19 cases spike to nearly 6K – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pritzker-extends-illinois-stay-at-home-order-to-april-30/6064963/
— Coronavirus Chicago: Downtown hotel rooms set aside for first responders, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/downtown-hotel-rooms-set-aside-for-first-responders-mayor-lightfoot-says/6065678/

NBC5
— Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order Extended Through April, Pritzker Announces The statewide stay-at-home order was initially issued from March 21 to April 7
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-stay-at-home-order-expected-to-be-extended-sources/2247274/
— Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension Pritzker also detailed what the extension means for Illinois schools and students.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/read-pritzkers-full-statement-announcing-illinois-stay-at-home-order-extension/2247976/
— Coronavirus Cases Spike to Nearly 6K, with 99 Deaths as Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extended Illinois stay-at-home order is now in effect until April 30
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-cases-spike-to-nearly-6000-with-99-fatalities-as-stay-at-home-order-extended/2247921/

CBS2
— Gov. JB Pritzker Extends ‘Stay At Home’ Order And COVID-19 School Closings Through The End Of April – Dana Kozlov and Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/31/governor-jb-pritzker-to-extend-stay-at-home-order-coronavirus-covid-19/
— Coronavirus By The Numbers: Among The States With The Most COVID-19 cases, Illinois Trails Other States In Tests Per Capita – Christopher Hacker
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/coronavirus-by-the-numbers-among-the-states-with-the-most-covid-19-cases-illinois-trails-other-states-in-tests-per-capita/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 5,994 COVID-19 cases in Illinois as death toll reaches 99
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/5994-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-as-death-toll-reaches-99

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— County finances to suffer one-two punch as coronavirus patients ‘swamp the health care system’ “This is a two-fold impact on our health care system,” Preckwinkle said. “One is the effect that we can’t do elective surgeries, and the other is that we’re going to have considerably more patients in our hospitals who are uninsured and require intensive services.” – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/31/21201863/cook-county-finances-health-systems-preckwinkle-coronavirus-patients-covid-19
— Hotel Essex will offer free rooms, parking, meals to exhausted first-responders Jim Tracy, president of the firefighters union, called the rooms a “huge relief” to members caring for young children or elderly parents or grandparents. Police union president Kevin Graham, while grateful, said more rooms are needed. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/31/21201601/coronavirus-first-responders-hotel-essex-rooms
— White House looking into broader use of masks Dr. Anthony Fauci said the task force first wants to make sure that such a move wouldn’t take away from the supply of masks available to health care workers. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/31/21201670/white-house-broader-use-of-masks-medical-supplies-healthcare-workers-anthony-fauci
— Our children will need much more than remote learning to get back on track in school Summer school, longer school days and a longer year should all be on the table. We also need a plan to close the digital divide. – Robin Steans
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21201599/our-children-will-need-much-more-than-remote-learning-to-get-back-on-track-in-school
— I’m a parent and a teacher. Remote learning should worry us all Even with a masters’ degree in education and 16 years in the field, I know I am only half as adequate as my children’s actual teachers. – Gina Caneva 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21201888/im-a-parent-and-a-teacher-remote-learning-should-worry-us-all-gina-caneva-opinions
— Ignore the mixed messages and wear that mask We are learning that masks can provide a measure of protection from the coronavirus if used properly. And the CDC may soon reverse itself and encourage people to wear face coverings during the pandemic. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21200144/coronavirus-covid-19-masks-wear-cdc-pritzker-trump-public-health-virus-face-cough-sneeze

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Think the stay-home restrictions are tough now? They could get tougher – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-stay-home-chicago-germany-20200331-7yl3zembi5aqrbe7sht3llacka-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Would removing Trump’s live coronavirus briefings make him worse?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-coronavirus-briefings-alcindor-page-20200331-eyhmxvyhtne6xara44dypmeoha-story.html
— Suburban Chicago newspaper chain, 22nd Century Media, folds amid coronavirus ad drought – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-newspaper-publisher-folds-20200331-dofsnsua2bfb5cthcxpmfrucge-story.html
— Joe Biden faces a huge cash gap with Trump and must close it virtually – SHANE GOLDMACHER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-joe-biden-donald-trump-election-20200331-sokwpybprvddvjznufcbkluhta-story.html
— Another person stricken with coronavirus at Willowbrook nursing home has died. DuPage County death toll is at 10. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-death-willowbrook-nursing-home-20200331-bn4rz5aajndsxhdtk37yyagta4-story.html
— Northwestern, University of Illinois hospitals taking part in global trial of the drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-treatment-study-chicago-hospitals-20200331-hcwnipydhvhwfcp2sfzamcl5x4-story.html
— Delayed weed dispensary openings, curbside pot pickup: Coronavirus is forcing the state’s marijuana industry to adapt – Ally Marotti (DIERSEN: Pot is a vice. Its use should not be promoted.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-marijuana-dispensaries-20200331-hfonjug44jawtjvgpzcoqk6ism-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora mayor fighting COVID-19: ‘I will beat this’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/aurora-mayor-fighting-covid-19-i-will-beat-this
— Where to find county-by-county and maybe even suburb-by-suburb COVID-19 data
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/where-to-find-county-by-county-and-maybe-even-suburb-by-suburb-covid-19-data
— Cook County court cases postponed, videoconferencing expanded – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/cook-county-court-cases-postponed-videoconferencing-expanded
— 937 new cases of COVID-19, 26 more deaths. Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April 30 – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200331/news/200339822

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April The governor takes another step to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-extends-stay-home-order-through-april

WGN RADIO
— Rubio specifies journalists for ‘glee’ in virus deaths – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/entertainment-news/rubio-specifies-journalists-for-glee-in-virus-deaths/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Hanley edges Gill in Winnebago County State’s Attorney GOP primary – Ken DeCoster
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200331/hanley-edges-gill-in-winnebago-county-states-attorney-gop-primary

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 10th COVID-19-related death; 27 new cases
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/31/dupage-county-reports-10th-covid-19-related-death-27-news-cases/aj6r9bq/

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Campaigning in the age of the coronavirus – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/campaigning-in-the-age-of-the-coronavirus

WILLIAM KELLY
— Il Gov’s Coronavirus Response Prompts Online Petition to “Quarantine Pritzker’
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/quarantine-pritzker

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— DuPage & Lake County Health Departments Provide Covid-19 Geographic Data, McHenry County Won’t
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/dupage-county-health-department-provides-covid-19-geographic-data/ 
— 2021 Tax Bills Can Be 2.3% Higher Under the Real Estate Tax Cap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/2021-tax-bills-can-be-2-3-higher-under-the-real-estate-tax-cap/ 
— Skillicorn Gloats about Defeat of Statewide Plastic Bag Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/skillicorn-gloats-about-defeat-of-statewide-plastic-bag-bill/

CAPITOL FAX
— Ethics/lobbying commission misses deadline
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/ethicslobbying-commission-misses-deadline/
— Stay at home order extended
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/stay-at-home-order-extended/
— 937 new cases, 26 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/937-new-cases-26-new-deaths/
— Pritzker talks ICU and ventilator availability – Extends stay at home order to April 30 – Thumbs down on piecemeal approach – Talks prisons – Warns hospitals must accept prisoners – Speaks to students – Lightfoot: “I fully support” governor’s actions – IL survey: 48 percent have recovered – AFL-CIO wants OHSA action – Asked about when it will end – Nurses claim disposal thermometer shortage – No power to allow rent control – Supports more mail-in ballots, but needs GA to reconvene – Says businesses want to work out differences with workers – Not enough unemployment money, but feds are providing $ – Wants nursing and medical students licensed
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/pritzker-talks-icu-and-ventilator-availability/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Sailors do not need to die’: Captain begs for help as coronavirus cripples USS Roosevelt – Ben Wolfgang
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/captain-begs-help-coronavirus-grips-uss-roosevelt-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Fauci: Guidance for everyone to wear masks under ‘very serious consideration’ – Caitlin Yilek 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fauci-guidance-for-everyone-to-wear-masks-under-very-serious-consideration

GOPUSA
— Why Do Elected Officials Dismiss Positive Information About Coronavirus Pandemic?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86808
— The NY Times Blames Evangelicals For The Spread Of Covid-19
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86847
— Bill De Blasio: NYC Churches Caught Holding Services During Coronavirus May Be ‘Permanently’ Closed
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86873
— House Judiciary Panel Pressures William Barr To Release Federal Inmates Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86889

DAILY CALLER
— Pelosi Considering Coronavirus Stimulus Package That Would Offer Tax Rebates For Wealthy – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/31/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-covid-19-stimulus-tax-rebates-wealthy-salt-cap/

FEDERALIST
— Media And Government Officials Told Americans Not To Wear Masks. They Were Wrong Our officials’ lies have now damaged both the public’s trust in any future top-down guidance, and backfired on their efforts to ‘flatten the curve.’ – Madeline Osburn
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/31/media-and-government-officials-told-americans-not-to-wear-masks-they-were-wrong/

HOT AIR
— Pelosi Floats New Stimulus Plan: Rolling Back SALT Cap
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/pelosi-floats-new-stimulus-plan-rolling-back-salt-cap/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Will the Second Amendment Survive Coronavirus? – STEPHEN P. HALBROOK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-second-amendment-protect-constitution-during-crisis/

THE HILL
— Trump tells Americans to brace for ‘very, very painful two weeks’ – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490492-trump-tells-americans-to-prepare-for-very-very-painful-two-weeks
— U.S. surpasses China in official coronavirus deaths – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490359-us-surpasses-china-in-official-coronavirus-deaths
— Coronavirus recession will hit low-wage workers hardest – REID WILSON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490429-coronavirus-recession-will-hit-low-wage-workers-hardest

CNN
— CNN anchor Chris Cuomo diagnosed with coronavirus; he will continue working from home – Brian Stelter
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/media/chris-cuomo-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Wall Street Had Its Worst Month Since 2008 The S&P 500 fell 12.5 percent in March.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/business/coronavirus-stock-market-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— As national parks remain open during a pandemic, seven workers are now infected – Darryl Fears, Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/03/31/national-parks-coronavirus/
— Dow caps worst-ever first quarter with a more than 400-point slide – Jacob Bogage
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/31/stocks-markets-today-coronavirus/
— White House task force projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/31/coronavirus-latest-news/

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
— Who are the conservative journalists? – Anthony Nadler, A.J. Bauer, and Magda Konieczna (DIERSEN: Ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am not a journalist because I am conservative. Further, they stress that I am not paid for what I do as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, that I do not have a degree in journalism, and that neither GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails nor www.gopillinois.com contain advertising or pictures. Further, they stress the many ways in which the following treat me like I am not a journalist: past and present a) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and b) activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. The aforesaid treat me like I am not a journalist a) because they cannot manipulate me or dominate me, b) because I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, c) because they are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican, and/or d) because they want to curry favor with the Illinois Democrat Party, DuPage County Democrat Party, Milton Township Democrat Party, Capitol Fax, Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, those who I have sued, etc.)
https://www.cjr.org/tow_center/conservative-news-work-ethnography.php

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Overwhelmingly Endorse Coronavirus Aid Package. Expect More to Come.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_overwhelmingly_endorse_coronavirus_aid_package_expect_more_to_come

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

February 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— New Hampshire primary: Sanders edges Buttigieg, giving Dems 2 front-runners – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sanders-edges-buttigieg-in-nh-giving-dems-2-front-runners/5923715/

NBC5
— Sanders’ Narrow Win Ups Pressure on Moderates to Coalesce Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s primary by less than 2 points, raising questions about his ability to broaden his coalition beyond his most loyal supporters – Julie Pace
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/sanders-narrow-win-ups-pressure-on-moderates-to-coalesce/2217833/
— What the New Hampshire Primary Results Could Mean for Dems – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/what-the-new-hampshire-primary-results-could-mean-for-dems/2218077/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Census Bureau is at risk of not being ready for 2020 count, according to new report – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-census-bureau-not-ready-20200212-qwlzmwidzjdurkbw52yiorf7me-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ENDORSEMENT: Tommy Hanson for Congress in 5th District Republican primary
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/12/21123199/endorsement-tommy-hanson-congress-5th-district-republican-primary-election-2020-kimball-ladien
— Can we survive the internet? No internet, no Russian trolls. Also, in all likelihood, no President Trump. Mere journalism of the traditional kind hardly stands a chance. – Gene Lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/12/21135370/conspiracy-theories-internet-russian-trolls-2020-presidential-election-gene-lyons
— Pot shops should pay workers $20 an hour, offer profit sharing, proposed benefits agreement says The Cannabis Equity Illinois Coalition says 75% of dispensary employees should meet social equity criteria, including having lived in an area adversely affected by the drug war or a pot-related criminal record. – By Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/2/12/21135244/chicago-dispensaries-marijuana-cannabis-equity

DAILY HERALD
— Ives, Kinzler debate in 6th Congressional GOP primary
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/watch-live-ives-kinzler-debate-in-6th-congressional-gop-primary
— DuPage County clerk says $100,000 in bonuses needed to help keep staff – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/dupage-county-clerk-says-100000-in-bonuses-needed-to-help-keep-staff
— College of DuPage kicks off Black History Month celebration
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200211/college-of-dupage-kicks-off-black-history-month-celebration
— Barrington-area GOP group aims for “fresh and bold” direction – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/barrington-area-gop-group-aims-for-x201cfresh-and-boldx201d-direction

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Video gambling magnate sues Illinois Gaming Board Rick Heidner and his firm, Gold Rush Amusements, are suing for $4 million, claiming a gaming board employee leaked private financial and personal information to federal agencies. – SARAH ZIMMERMAN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/law/video-gambling-magnate-sues-illinois-gaming-board

HERALD NEWS
— Will County officials explore proposing changes to election law – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/02/11/will-county-officials-explore-proposing-changes-to-election-law/a5s4p81/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Curtis McCall on the merger of Alorton, Centreville, Cahokia and the township – DERIK HOLTMANN
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article240229481.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— More Evidence That Jim Oberweis Is Leading in the 14th District Republican Congressional Primary Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/more-evidence-that-jim-oberweis-is-leading-in-the-14th-district-republican-congressional-primary-election/ 
— IL-6: Ives on New Hampshire Results
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-6-ives-on-new-hampshire-results/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Releases Position Paper on Taxes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-jerry-evans-releases-position-paper-on-taxes/ 
— IL-14: Lopez, “Correcting” Rank the Bollingbrook Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-lopez-correcting-rank-the-bollingbrook-debate/
— Judge Justin Hansen Stays on the Ballot, Dems Lose Ballot Access Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/justin-hansen-stays-on-the-ballot-dems-lose-ballot-access-case/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Case dismissed against township resident arrested for attending public meeting – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/case-dismissed-against-township-resident-arrested-for-attending-public-meeting/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— IFI Voter Guide – 6th Congressional District 
https://illinoisfamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/USC-6.pdf

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SANDERS & AOC SEEK DISASTROUS SOCIALIST REVOLUTION THAT WOULD DEVASTATE AMERICA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/sanders-aoc-seek-disastrous-socialist-revolution-that-would-devastate-america.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly. Tax Policy should encourage marriage and homeownership. 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/kempa-illinois-democrats-compassion-for-millionaires.html
— ROSSI: MAGA HAT WELCOMED AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/rossi-maga-hat-welcomed-at-chicago-auto-show.html

AMERICAN THINKER
— Do the Poor Remain Poor? – William Sullivan
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/do_the_poor_remain_poor.html

BREITBART
— Zuckerberg’s Cheap Labor Group Claims E-Verify in Florida Will Spur Recession – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/zuckerbergs-cheap-labor-group-claims-e-verify-in-florida-will-spur-recession/
— Pete Buttigieg Leads Democrat Delegate Count Despite Losing Popular Vote – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/pete-buttigieg-leads-democrat-delegate-count-despite-losing-popular-vote/
— Concerned Women for America CEO: ‘Trump Is Positively Impacting the Lives of Millions of Women’ – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/concerned-women-for-america-ceo-trump-is-positively-impacting-the-lives-of-millions-of-women/
— Amnesty: Amy Klobuchar Promises Welcome for World’s Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/amnesty-amy-klobuchar-promises-to-reopen-border-to-asylum-migrants/

DAILY CALLER
— Foreign Volunteers For Bernie Sanders Have Contacted Thousands Of American Voters – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/12/sanders-foreign-phone-bank/

TOWNHALL
— Gallup: Are You Better Off Today Than You Were Four Years Ago? Americans: Hell Yes. – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/02/12/gallup-are-you-better-off-today-than-you-were-four-years-ago-americans-hell-yes-n2561203

NEW YORK TIMES
— Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House Lawmakers who flipped Republican districts in 2018 worry that a democratic socialist at the top of the ticket could doom their re-election chances. – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/politics/democrats-fear-bernie-sanders.html

December 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment: President takes defiant tone after historic House vote – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-it-doesnt-feel-like-im-being-impeached/5768858/
— Senate passes anti-robocalls bill, sending it to Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senate-passes-anti-robocalls-bill-sending-it-to-trump/5769194/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana sales in Ann Arbor draw long lines and hint at what’s to come in Chicago. ‘This is the 18-year-old me’s greatest fantasy.’ – Ally Marotti
By ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-recreational-marijuana-michigan-20191219-fhxtx4e5izeflkyiceefi24y7u-story.html
— Trump takes swipe at House lawmaker’s dead husband, implying he’s in hell during Michigan rally. The White House says the president was ‘just riffing.’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-donald-trump-john-debbie-dingell-20191219-46rveqe42newrkcnnm52dr6zai-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago’s strip club nudity rules could be eased following settlement with transgender woman – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-strip-club-nudity-rules-could-be-eased-20191219-q7owk5ntqzh7hagkwoyj7jd2lq-story.html
— ‘There are no perfect petitions.’ Objections may lead to south suburban candidates being tossed from ballots – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-legislative-election-objections-st-1120-20191219-j35z7ttzavc4boh76wwzrn7afu-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-liststory-illinois-legal-weed-20191219-vy7no4bg7vdwbcsa77f7lr4giy-list.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Will County Board votes to allow marijuana facilities, tax sales – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-board-marijuana-votes-st-1220-20191219-kavn6liqpnegbnigjwz7xlljie-story.html
— Illinois Gaming Board orders gambling owner to fire two employees whose ties ‘pose a threat to the integrity of video gaming’ – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-rick-heidner-gold-rush-illinois-gaming-board-20191219-xscp45mi2zdrfilwyuxbxqgx6m-story.html
— Get on with Trump’s impeachment trial. Then comes Election Day. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-impeachment-trump-pelosi-mcconnell-trial-20191219-ts5bvhdoazcnrarf2kyo5ao34q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Getting a medical marijuana card is easier than ever — and it could help you avoid lines, save money when recreational sales start Those who qualify can start buying legal weed within less than 24 hours after applying. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/19/21030052/medical-marijuana-pot-cannabis-weed-illinois-recreational
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A pot pusher pushes pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/18/21027075/war-on-drugs-convictions-criminal-justice-decriminalization-j-b-pritzker-kelly-cassidy
— Michael Bloomberg jumps into Illinois presidential primary in a big way Bloomberg has lined up a team of five state political veterans who will hire at least 50 political operatives. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/19/21029876/michael-bloomberg-illinois-democratic-presidential-primary
— Black Caucus chairman threatens to resurrect six-month delay for recreational marijuana sales Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) says governor’s office is backtracking on promise to earmark two medical marijuana dispensary licenses for black or Hispanic operators. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/19/21030053/recreational-marijuana-sales-black-caucus-resurrect-six-month-delay
— Increasing the “SALT” cap (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/19/21030613/usma-salt-tax-illinois-lawmakers-vote-jesus-chuy-garcia
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Sports betting inches toward launch in Illinois – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/19/21030709/illinois-sports-betting-applications-casinos-racetracks-stadiums

DAILY HERALD
— Voters to decide whether McHenry County coroner should be elected or appointed – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191219/voters-to-decide-whether-mchenry-county-coroner-should-be-elected-or-appointed

WILL
— Danville City Council Approves New Cannabis Regulations – Jim Meadows
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/danville-city-council-approves-new-cannabis-regulations

WEEK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Residents learn about how they might qualify for social equity to get into pot business
https://week.com/2019/12/19/residents-learn-about-how-they-might-qualify-for-social-equity-to-get-into-pot-business/

CENTER SQUARE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois makes first $21 million in cannabis loans available to social equity applicants – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-makes-first-million-in-cannabis-loans-available-to-social/article_24e0864a-228a-11ea-a56a-77119427f6a6.html

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Shameless’ Or Helpful? West Coast Weed Dispensary Is Offering $10,000 To Social-Equity Applicants In Chicago A company that aims to be the ‘7/11 of weed’ wants Chicago social equity applicants to join his venture, but some locals were not pleased. – Hannah Alani
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/12/19/shameless-or-helpful-a-west-coast-weed-dispensary-is-offering-10000-to-social-equity-applicants-in-exchange-for-partnership/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Mad at Impeachment? Run Write-In Campaign for Precinct Committeeperson
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/state-representative-filings-for-mchenry-county-districts-copy-copy-copy-copy/ 
— College of Lake County Conservatives Assert First Amendment Rights
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/college-of-lake-county-conservatives-assert-first-amendment-rights/ 
— IL-14: Federal Court of Appeals Strikes Down Individual Mandate of Obamacare
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/il-14-federal-court-of-appeals-strikes-down-individual-mandate-of-obamacare/ 
— IL-14: Reactions to Underwood’s Impeachment Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/il-14-reactions-to-underwoods-impeachment-votes/
— Judicial Opponents of Mary McClellan, Whose Petitions Were Challenged, Expected to Stay on the Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/judicial-opponents-of-mary-mcclellan-whose-petitions-were-challenged-expected-to-stay-on-the-ballot/ 
— Democratic Precinct Committeeman “Politically Motivated”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/138467/ 
— Mad at Impeachment? Run Write-In Campaign for Precinct Committeeperson
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/state-representative-filings-for-mchenry-county-districts-copy-copy-copy-copy/
— Skillicorn Calls for Acosta to Resign from County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/skillicorn-calls-for-acosta-to-resign-from-county-board/ 
— IL-06: Reactions to Sean Casten’s Impeachment Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/il-06-reactions-to-sean-castens-impeachment-votes/

CAPITOL FAX
— In Springfield, doing something legal in your own back yard is the police’s business
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/19/in-springfield-doing-something-legal-in-your-own-back-yard-is-the-polices-business/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump can erase historical significance of impeachment with reelection – Matt Mackowiak
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/trump-can-erase-historical-significance-impeachmen/
— ‘Suicide march’: Defiant Trump vows impeachment will haunt Democrats – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/donald-trump-vows-impeachment-will-haunt-democrats/
— The impeachment war begins – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/inside-the-beltway-the-impeachment-war-begins/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 2020 census: Surge in immigrants to take 24 House seats from Trump states – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/2020-census-surge-in-immigrants-to-take-24-house-seats-from-trump-states
— ‘No hurry’: McConnell waves off Pelosi threat to withhold impeachment articles – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/no-hurry-mcconnell-waves-off-pelosi-threat-to-withhold-impeachment-articles

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— How to Psychologically Withstand Hatred from the Left
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/19/how-to-psychologically-withstand-hatred-from-the-left/

BREITBART
— Jackie Speier: Trump Can Be ‘Impeached Yet Again’ – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/17/jackie-speier-trump-impeached/

DAILY CALLER
— Immigration Will Dramatically Shift The Electoral College In Favor Of Democrats, Study Finds – JASON HOPKINS (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/19/immigration-helping-democrats-in-electoral-map/

THE HILL
— Senate leaders punt impeachment trial deal until after holidays – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/475375-senate-leaders-punt-impeachment-trial-deal-until-after-holidays
— McConnell rips House impeachment as ‘slapdash,’ ‘rushed and rigged’ – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/475274-mcconnell-rips-house-impeachment-as-slapdash-rushed-and-rigged
— Democrats rally behind Pelosi on delay of articles
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475284-democrats-rally-behind-pelosi-on-delay-of-articles
— Trump shocks, earns GOP rebukes with Dingell remarks – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND SCOTT WONG 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475313-trump-shocks-earns-gop-rebukes-with-dingell-remarks

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Impeachment places Trump with the ‘losers’ of presidential history.”
https://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/jennifer-rubin-impeachment-places-trump-with-the-losers-of-presidential/article_ed05d7fe-2273-11ea-a601-cf635fee5ebe.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Impeachment Vote Divides and Dismays, Inside and Outside the Capitol Lawmakers rely on hyperbole and the Founding Fathers to make their cases, while protesters are more festive – Lindsay Wise and Andrew Duehren
https://www.wsj.com/articles/impeachment-vote-divides-and-dismays-inside-and-outside-the-capitol-11576705056

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeadams/2019/12/19/hey-indiana-legal-marijuana-isnt-going-to-doom-your-workforce/#7817923923d9

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— Trump’s Impeachment Will Be His Legacy Regardless of what happens in the Senate, he will be remembered for this. – Nancy LeTourneau (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents want you to be remembered for? Mine want me to be remembered for the success that they had in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service (twice), Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, and the adverse actions that my superiors in the federal government took against me.) 
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/12/18/trumps-impeachment-will-be-his-legacy/

NEW REPUBLIC
— Don’t Withhold the Articles of Impeachment House Democrats are contemplating a strategy that will only bolster Republican claims that their impeachment inquiry is an election-year stunt. – MATT FORD
https://newrepublic.com/article/156070/dont-withhold-articles-impeachment

FED WEEK
— Survey Identifies Culture, Trust Issues in Federal Workplace
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/survey-identifies-culture-trust-issues-in-federal-workplace/

December 15 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Hallmark pulls Zola commercial of same-sex couple after pressure from conservative group One Million Moms – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/hallmark-pulls-zola-commercial-of-same-sex-couple-after-pressure-from-conservative-group

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191214/ascend-illinois-cultivation-center-gears-up-for-recreational-pot-sales

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chicago Tribune Tees Up Arguments Against Democrats’ Progressive Income Tax Referendum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/15/chicago-tribune-tees-up-arguments-against-democrats-progressive-tax-referendum/ 
— What Editors Want for Christmas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/14/ehat-editors-want-for-christmas/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— BOOK REVIEW: ‘Provoking the Press’  Pointing out the biases and limitations of establishment journalism – Lauren Weiner
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/14/book-review-provoking-the-press/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Nasty SALT cap supporters demonize, denigrate, and condemn taxpayers as being “rich” and “wealthy” who have to pay more federal income tax because of the SALT cap. Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/democrats-try-to-restore-a-tax-cut-for-the-rich
— Saturday Night Live parodies A Marriage Story with Kellyanne and George Conway – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/watch-saturday-night-live-parodies-a-marriage-story-with-kellyanne-and-george-conway

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Reporters Enraged Over Media Portrayal in ‘Richard Jewell’ – David Rutz
https://freebeacon.com/issues/reporters-enraged-over-media-portrayal-in-richard-jewell/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Impeachment Vote Underscores a Harshly Partisan Era
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-impeachment/2019/12/14/id/945940/

NEWS BUSTERS
— The Washington Post Impeaches Its Credibility – Jeffrey Lord 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2019/12/14/washington-post-impeaches-its-credibility

TOWNHALL
— Democrats, Impeachment, and the Cheapening of Everything – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2019/12/15/democrats-impeachment-and-the-cheapening-of-everything-n2558010

AMERICAN THINKER
— It’s not just ‘orange man bad.’ For Dems, ‘white man bad,’ too – Peter M. Friedman (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who a) glorify and praise White-haters and pander to White-haters? What do you say to men who a) glorify and praise men-haters and pander to men-haters?) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/its_not_just_orange_man_bad_for_dems_white_man_bad_too.html
— Press gulps as Team Trump unleashes a full-sail 2020 re-election plan – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/press_gulps_as_team_trump_unveils_a_full_sails_ahead_2020_reelection_plan.html
— A blow against voter fraud in Wisconsin – Richard Jack Rail
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/a_blow_against_voter_fraud_in_wisconsin.html
— What is going on at Drudge Report? – J.B. Shurk
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/what_is_going_on_at_drudge_report.html
— Republicans’ advantage: People like cities that work – Richard Jack Rail
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/republicans_advantage_people_like_cities_that_work.html
— America’s real disease is toxic ignorance – Leann Horrocks (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want everyone to listen to/read ONLY what they say/write.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/americas_real_disease_is_toxic_ignorance.html

BLAZE
— Videos show Trump welcomed with thunderous applause at Army-Navy game 70,000 fans broke into cheers of ‘Four More Years!’ – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump_army_navy_four_more_years

DAILY WIRE
— Media Smears Army, Navy Cadets, Accuses Them Of Flashing White Power Symbols – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/media-smears-army-navy-cadets-accuses-them-of-flashing-white-power-symbols

FEDERALIST
— Faked-Up Fox News Sexual Harassment ‘Bombshell’ Film Fizzles Like A Dud Huge dollops of deceit undercut both the credibility and even the message of ‘Bombshell’ by allowing it to be dismissed as politically expedient fiction. – James Dawson
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/13/faked-up-fox-news-sexual-harassment-bombshell-film-fizzles-like-a-dud/

PJ MEDIA
— Pro-Palestinian Thuggery on Campus Gets a Rebuke from Trump – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/pro-palestinian-thuggery-on-campus-gets-a-rebuke-from-trump/
— Moves Like Jagger? Bloomberg Crowd Boogies in Cringe Dance…Or Does It? – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/election/moves-like-jagger-bloomberg-crowd-boogies-in-cringe-dance-or-does-it/

POLITICO
— Conservative groups target their impeachment ‘Dirty 30’ Advocacy organizations are running ads against the House Democrats who represent districts that Donald Trump won in 2016. – ANITA KUMAR
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/15/conservative-groups-wage-war-on-impeachment-083396

CNN
— The real reason Democrats should study the UK election – Stephen Collinson
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/14/politics/us-britain-politics-boris-johnson-donald-trump-labour-party-democrats-election-2020/

NBC NEWS
— ‘SNL’ looks at the holiday dinner table during impeachment Greta Thunberg, played by Kate McKinnon, tells Trump to “grow up.” – Dennis Romero
https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/tv/snl-looks-holiday-dinner-table-during-impeachment-n1102371

CNBC
— 6 key steps to retiring next year – Jessica Dickler (DIERSEN: My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my 1997 GAO salary was in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/13/6-key-steps-to-retiring-next-year.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Retirement readiness nationwide is shaky overall. Only 23% of men and just 12% of women are “very confident” in their ability to fully retire with a comfortable lifestyle, according to recent research from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. . .Consider how your expenses will change in retirement. “The dollar amount is dependent on how long someone expects to be retired but also the lifestyle they plan to lead,” added Lauren Anastasio, a certified financial planner at SoFi in Claymont, Delaware. “The first question people should ask themselves is ‘what do I expect retirement to look like?’” she said. “Some folks want to be close to their family, others want to travel the world.”)

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Impeach.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/14/opinion/sunday/trump-impeachment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/opinion/sunday/trump-democracy.html
— What Would Jesus Do About Inequality? – Molly Worthen (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is a Democrat who hates individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/opinion/sunday/christianity-inequality.html
— The Decade in Retirement: Wealthy Americans Moved Further Ahead Prospects for most Americans’ retirement security haven’t improved. For affluent households, however, the odds of a successful retirement have gotten much better. – Mark Miller (DIERSEN: Because interest rates are far less than inflation, your retirement savings in interest bearing accounts are losing purchasing power.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/14/business/retirement-social-security-recession.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— West Point, Annapolis Officials Investigating Possible ‘White Power’ Hand Sign Army and Navy officials try to determine meaning of hand signs that service academy personnel appeared to use on national TV during Army-Navy football game – Ben Kesling
https://www.wsj.com/articles/west-point-annapolis-officials-investigating-possible-white-power-hand-sign-11576373230

HILL REPORTER
— 2020’s New Voters Will Be Less White Than Ever Before — Which Could Be A Huge Problem For Trump – CHRIS WALKER (DIERSEN: Trump-haters encourage members of the following groups to hate Trump: 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://hillreporter.com/2020s-new-voters-will-be-less-white-than-ever-before-which-could-be-a-huge-problem-for-trump-53559

DAILY PROGRESS
— GOP is left behind by changing demographics – Bob Gibson (DIERSEN: Trump-haters encourage members of the following groups to hate Trump: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-commentary-gop-is-left-behind-by-changing-demographics/article_a7ebb538-7975-5dcc-95b4-96565173f861.html

MEDIA BIAS/FACT CHECK
— GOPUSA: “GOPUSA is a private company whose mission is to spread the conservative message throughout America.” Dr. Robert Eberle is President and CEO of GOPUSA. In review, GOPUSA utilizes headlines that contain moderately loaded words and almost all stories are pro-right and anti-left. While they tend to source their information to mostly credible media, they also have produced a false claim via a fact checker. Overall, we rate GOPUSA as right biased based on story selection and mixed for factual reporting based a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 8/16/2017)
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/gopusa/

WIKIPEDIA
— List of fake news websites
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fake_news_websites

December 4 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker says pot law will create black and latino millionaires as black aldermen push delay of sales over lack of diversity in industry But state officials say it will take more time for the social equity provisions in the law to go into effect. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/4/20996093/cannabis-marijuana-j-b-pritzker-black-caucus-sales-delay-pot
— Pot smokers could still get ticketed for toking in their own backyards despite new law, CPD says But Chicago cops are being encouraged to explain the new law to residents caught violating it rather than take punitive measures right way, officials say. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/4/20995476/pot-smoking-tickets-private-property-chicago-police

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–marijuana-vaping-arrests-20191203-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-recreational-marijuana-pritzker-20191205-iezqswliebhlxn4vp6552ng3e4-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-recreational-marijuana-delay-african-american-ownership-20191204-5mzkejknmjbmxbee6qnlp4sn6a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for problems that Black women have.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-kamala-harris-black-woman-president-20191204-skyuncgwpzdrxc4x7x5u7ywhki-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Des Plaines to allow recreational pot sales, related businesses – Jennifer Shea
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191204/des-plaines-to-allow-recreational-pot-sales-related-businesses

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Hoscheit drops re-election bid; Shepro to run in his district Shepro: ‘I felt honored that he asked me to run’ – BRENDA SCHORY
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/12/03/hoscheit-drops-re-election-bid-shepro-to-run-in-his-district/ajbwpd8/

SOUTHERN
— More urgency needed on ethics reforms, Illinois GOP lawmakers say – JERRY NOWICKI
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/more-urgency-needed-on-ethics-reforms-illinois-gop-lawmakers-say/article_1504c6dd-1903-5d7b-9f2a-6452a1cb075d.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois Republicans call for special December session to address corruption – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/illinois-republicans-call-for-special-december-session-to-address-corruption/article_52d26e82-2cc4-5064-8714-3e1a3255871e.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: James Marter First TV Commercial Airs and Fundraiser Tomorrow Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/il-14-james-marter-first-tv-commercial-airs-and-fundraiser-tomorrow-night/ 
— Pritzker Names Two Former Republican State Representatives to Ethics Panel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/pritzker-names-two-former-republican-state-representatives-to-ethics-panel/ 
— UPDATE: Northwest Herald Polls on Word “Whore” and Links to Story on Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Suit Against McHenry County Blog
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/northwest-herald-polls-on-word-whore/ 
— Commenter Tells Some of What Happened in the Courtroom in Mary McClellan Suit Against McHenry County Blog
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/commenter-tells-some-of-what-happened-in-the-courtroom-in-mary-mcclellan-proceedings-against-mchenry-county-blog/ 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Most Recent Bankruptcy Petition
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/judicial-candidate-mary-mcclellan-most-recent-bankruptcy-petition/ 
— Precinct Committeepersons Filings for McHenry County Final
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/state-representative-filings-for-mchenry-county-districts-copy-copy-copy/ 
— Virginia Firm Makes Only Cost-Benefit Proposal for Consolidating McHenry Township with County Government
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/virginia-firm-makes-only-cost-benefit-proposal-for-consolidating-mchenry-township-with-county-government/ 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan Files Emergency Motion Against McHenry County Blog Last Week, Seeks $1,800
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/03/mary-mcclellan-files-emergency-motion-against-mchenry-county-blog-last-week-seeks-1800/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REP. SKILLICORN WARNS ABOUT PARKING TAX HIKE IN NEW YEAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/rep-allen-skillicorn-parking-space-tax-more-costly-and-intrusive-than-most-realize.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Plummer says he was offered ethics commission slot in exchange for his silence
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/04/plummer-says-he-was-offered-ethics-commission-slot-in-exchange-for-his-silence/
— Unfunded pension liabilities grew a half billion dollars more than expected
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/04/unfunded-pension-liabililties-grew-a-half-billion-dollars-more-than-expected/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Video shows climbers surmounting border wall Trump claimed ‘impossible to climb’ – Ellie Bufkin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/video-shows-climbers-surmounting-border-wall-trump-claimed-impossible-to-climb

AMERICAN THINKER
— Global warming, global cooling, climate change, climate emergency, climate catastrophe, climate collapse, or existential threat? – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/global_warming_global_cooling_climate_change_climate_emergency_climate_catastrophe_climate_collapse_or_existential_threat.html

BREITBART
— Americans Billed $60B a Year to Educate Illegal Aliens, Anchor Babies – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/byrne-americans-billed-60b-a-year-to-educate-illegal-aliens-anchor-babies/

GOPUSA
— Conservative Family Research Council fundraises against Chick-fil-A on ‘Giving Tuesday’
http://www.gopusa.com/conservative-family-research-council-fundraises-against-chick-fil-a-on-giving-tuesday/

DAILY WIRE
— Piers Morgan Blasts European Leaders Mocking Trump – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/piers-morgan-blasts-european-leaders-mocking-trump-sniggering-and-bing-like-spiteful-little-mean-girls
— Buttigieg: Anyone Who Supported Trump Is Soft On Racism – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/buttigieg-anyone-who-supported-trump-is-soft-on-racism

DAILY CALLER
— ICE Spokesman Says Criminal Illegal Aliens Are Attracted To Sanctuary Cities – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/04/ice-santuary-cities-illegal-aliens/

ROLL CALL
— House Democrats to move on temporary ‘SALT’ cap increase – Doug Sword (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.) 
https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/house-democrats-move-temporary-salt-cap-increase

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrats value diversity, but the presidential field is increasingly white – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-03/democrats-value-diversity-but-the-presidential-field-is-increasingly-white

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Food Stamps in Good Times The jobless rate is 3.6%. When better to renew work requirements? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/food-stamps-in-good-times-11575505774

FORTUNE
— Kamala Harris’s Exit Leaves a Historically Diverse Field Pretty Pale and Male – Kristen Bellstrom and Emma Hinchliffe (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: 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://fortune.com/2019/12/04/kamala-harris-out-2020-candidates/

MARKET WATCH
— Do Walmart, Amazon, McDonald’s and IBM match employees’ donations to charity? The answers may surprise you – Leslie Albrecht (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Federal employees are encouraged to use the Combined Federal Campaign ( https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/ ) to make donations. Federal employees should assume that all their superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates will know which organizations they donated to and how much. If you donate any money to organizations that promote conservative causes, you are in big trouble.) 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/do-walmart-amazon-mcdonalds-and-ibm-match-employees-donations-to-charity-the-answers-may-surprise-you-2019-12-04

November 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— What harm does second-hand fumes from vaping cause to young lungs? Medical experts want to know – Dale Yurong
https://abc7chicago.com/health/what-is-the-impact-of-second-hand-fumes-from-vaping/5679980/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— No vending machine sales? No cannabis runs across state lines? Waukegan’s marijuana ordinance spells out the realities of legalization – DAN MORAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-moran-waukegan-marijuana-ordinance-st-1109-20191108-45h37j2ocnai5lyix5n6wt5x3y-story.html
— ComEd enjoyed major success in Springfield by hiring lobbyists who were former lawmakers or Madigan staffers. Now the feds are scrutinizing the utility’s practices. – Ray Long
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-comed-exelon-lobbyist-mike-madigan-democrats-20191108-hi52ufql6zea3m4qjjb7m4bygu-story.html
— Elgin launches program to help residents understand how the city budget works and where their money is going – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-budget-101-st-1110-20191109-zjjbdzk2ujabvjwdcd77f2zfai-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Broken state lobbying laws won’t be fixed in a week Some lobbyists for sweepstakes machines registered late — or not at all. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/8/20955896/lobbyists-register-springfield-state-legislators-arroyo-link-gambling-laws

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Your old SALT deduction is about to become a hot topic again Illinois Democrat Brad Schneider is pushing to at least partially repeal a portion of the big tax law passed by Trump and the GOP: the $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local taxes. He says it should clear the House soon, but what fate will it meet in the Senate? – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/your-old-salt-deduction-about-become-hot-topic-again
— Illinois needs cannabis-friendly state bank to protect vulnerable communities In an industry that does not enjoy the luxury and safety of the federal banking system, one of the smartest ways to protect revenue is to purchase real estate. And that carries risks for some neighborhoods. – KAM BUCKNER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/illinois-needs-cannabis-friendly-state-bank-protect-vulnerable-communities

HERALD & REVIEW
— Amtrak ridership hits record highs on two Illinois lines – PETER HANCOCK
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/amtrak-ridership-hits-record-highs-on-two-illinois-lines/article_25e60a05-d72e-5a04-8e1d-226ba5cdad24.html

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Black students are disproportionately cited for drug-related offenses at SIU – Kallie Cox (DIERSEN: I am a 71-year-old White male. I have never used an illegal drug and I never will.)
https://dailyegyptian.com/97902/showcase/black-students-are-disproportionately-cited-for-drug-related-offenses-at-siu/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— New report: Majority of kids in Illinois not ready for kindergarten – Nikki McGee
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/new-report-majority-of-kids-in-illinois-not-ready-for-kindergarten

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives earns Lake County GOP endorsement for 6th Congressional District run – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/519428696-ives-earns-lake-county-gop-endorsement-for-6th-congressional-district-run
— Ives criticizes Rep. Casten’s attempts ‘to nullify an election result he didn’t like’ – Glenn Minnis 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/518586006-ives-criticizes-rep-casten-s-attempts-to-nullify-an-election-result-he-didn-t-like

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 1776, NOT 1619: AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON LIBERTY, NOT SLAVERY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/1776-not-1619-america-was-founded-on-liberty-not-slavery.html
— CPS TEACHER PAY UP, CPS ENROLLMENT DOWN BY ANOTHER 6000
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/cps-teacher-pay-up-cps-enrollment-down-by-another-6000-.html
— SKILLICORN PUSHES TO SAVE DAYLIGHT TIME LONGER IN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/skillicorn-pushes-to-save-daylight-longer-illinois.html
— IVES SALUTES VETERANS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/ives-salutes-veterans-.html
— THORNER: REV. FRANKLIN GRAHAM: TRUMP IS PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF GOD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/thorner-rev-franklin-graham-trump-is-president-because-of-god.html
— PRO-TRUMP WRITERS PROMOTE AMERICAN GREATNESS WEBSITE IN UNLIKELY CHICAGO SUBURBS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/pro-trump-writers-promote-american-greatness-website-in-unlikely-chicago-suburbs.html

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers gearing up for final week of veto session – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/Blog/Posts/578/Uncategorized/2019/11/Lawmakers-gearing-up-for-final-week-of-veto-session/blog-post/

CAPITOL FAX
— Corruption roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/08/corruption-roundup-6/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump calls on black voters to reject Democrats, says impeachment ‘failing fast’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/8/trump-calls-black-voters-reject-democrats-says-imp/

FOX NEWS
— Trump campaign manager claims Dems are ‘freaked out’ over campaign’s digital dominance – Kristin Fisher
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-campaign-manager-claims-dems-are-freaked-out-over-campaigns-digital-dominance

BREITBART
— Poll: Nearly 6-in-10 Floridians Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/08/poll-nearly-6-in-10-floridians-oppose-drivers-licenses-for-illegal-aliens/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Gave $1,000 Each to All Three GOP Trump Challengers – Joseph Vazquez
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2019/11/08/never-trumper-bill-kristol-gave-1000-each-all-three-gop

THE HILL
— Bloomberg officially files to run in Alabama presidential primary – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/469690-bloomberg-files-for-alabama-presidential-primary

NEW YORK TIMES
— Those People We Tried to Cancel? They’re All Hanging Out Together Depriving people of a platform works — in unexpected ways. – John McDermott (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who worked the hardest to end my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, GAO employment, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/02/style/what-is-cancel-culture.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Revs Up Effort to Win Black Vote President tells Atlanta crowd he has improved African-Americans’ employment opportunities, communities – Cameron McWhirter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-revs-up-effort-to-win-black-vote-11573251294

FORBES
— Not Just A Job: New Evidence On The Quality Of Work Less than half of U.S. workers are in good jobs. (DIERSEN: What jobs have you had? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have made it very clear that they would never stoop to take the jobs that I had. 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.forbes.com/sites/gradsoflife/2019/11/08/not-just-a-job-new-evidence-on-the-quality-of-work/