February 5 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Statement on Push to Impeach Former President Trump
https://mailchi.mp/b120fc223d01/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4739456
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Ten Republican members of the US House of Representatives have formally voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, and a few in the Senate may join them as well. This action has created widespread division and anger among the Republican party both nationally and here in Illinois. In response the Illinois Republican Party has released the following statement: “We strongly disagree with any Republican, Congressman Adam Kinzinger included, who voted to impeach President Trump or those who vote to convict him in the U.S. Senate, but we will let the voters be the arbiters of any vote taken by an elected official. As we prepare to select a new chairman of the Illinois Republican Party on Saturday, it’s our collective belief that uniting the party will be the single greatest endeavor of the new chairman. Our elected officials must unite behind defeating President Biden’s radical left-wing agenda. In just two weeks in office, the President has already given into extremists by cancelling the Keystone pipeline, refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and cowering to the teachers unions who refuse to educate our children in-person despite all the evidence of its necessity. The stakes of the 2022 election here in Illinois – defeating Gov. JB Pritzker and Sen. Tammy Duckworth, winning back congressional seats, and electing Republican judges to the Illinois Supreme Court – are too monumental to engage in a circular firing squad. We cannot play into Democrat hands by fighting amongst each other, so we encourage all Republicans to focus on the future rather than relitigating the past.”)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP says Rep. Adam Kinzinger and other Republicans who voted to impeach Trump ‘created widespread division and anger’ in the party
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-illinois-republicans-20210205-7cwxhciinzcmvjyaue6ohenc2y-story.html
— Brinkmanship continues in Lightfoot vs. teachers union | State Republican party delivers Kinzinger mild rebuke | Evanston, Dolton to pick new mayors in Feb. 23 elections – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-teachers-union-brinksmanship-kinzinger-rebuke-gop-spin-20210205-6duxergoqnevxaxf47j5mlc5o4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled GOP-hating GOP-haters use QAnon to harm the GOP.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-qanon-birch-barry-kinzinger-page-20210205-svzz6zjwtjfl5babn3cs5jx4ra-story.html
— When Democrats find a new cause: ‘Helping millionaires’ – EDITORIAL
(DIERSEN: The SALT cap should be increased from $10,000 to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-salt-deduction-illinois-durbin-duckworth-20210205-lzagmttukjg2bkxxim24qe535m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois gun sales in January eclipsed by last year’s panics following pandemic and protests: ‘It’s just been crazy.’ But gun dealers still sold firearms at a clip near the record-setting months of last year in a month that saw the Capitol siege and the inauguration of Democratic President Joe Biden. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22269259/illinois-gun-sales-january-capitol-seige-insurrection-pandemic-protests-firerarms

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22269259/illinois-gun-sales-january-capitol-seige-insurrection-pandemic-protests-firerarms
— Illinois Republicans outraged when they can’t get vaccine — and outraged when they can. The only purpose is to generate political heat. Then they move on to some new “outrage.” – Rich Miller
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, RINO party leaders, RINO major donors, RINO political consultants, RINO etc. who glorify and praise Miller, pander to Miller, and give scopes to Miller, but who do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/5/22269186/illinois-republicans-legislature-vaccination-covid-rich-miller-capitol-fax

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Trump and against those who voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210205/news/302059945/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— We’ll soon find out if Springfield is ready for real reform. Tough ethics proposals target time-honored practices that enrich lawmakers. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/well-soon-find-out-if-springfield-ready-real-reform

ABC7
— LGBTQ people at higher risk of COVID-19, CDC study shows – Maggie Green
https://abc7chicago.com/10317124/

NBC5
— Rep. Greene Says ‘Morons’ Voted to Boot Her From Committees. The chamber’s near party-line 230-199 vote was the latest instance of conspiracy theories becoming pitched political battlefields. – Alan Fram and Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/rep-greene-says-morons-voted-to-boot-her-from-committees/2430949/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Springfield’s Don Tracy, ex-Illinois Gaming Board chairman, a finalist for state GOP chair – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/05/springfield-lawyer-don-tracy-illinois-gop-chairman-finalist-politics/4401087001/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— More malfeasance in the public sector? – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-more-malfeasance-in-the-public-sector/article_453f34c5-41bb-588a-bd53-31978e5a6882.html

WAND
— ILGOP releases statement on push to impeach former President Trump
https://www.wandtv.com/news/ilgop-releases-statement-on-push-to-impeach-former-president-trump/article_7ab819ec-67db-11eb-8d82-1bb03b76bacc.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Tax-Funded Illinois Propagandists Slam 1776 Report’s Honest History – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/illinois-propagandists-slam-1776-reports-honest-history/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gary Marschke, Candidate for DuPage Twp Supervisor, disciplined by Illinois Treasurer according to court records – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/gary-marschke-candidate-for-dupage-twp-supervisor-disciplined-by-illinois-treasurer-according-to-court-records/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONGRESSMAN KINZINGER’S HOME COUNTY GOP CENSURES HIM WITH 40 OTHER COUNTY ORGS’ SUPPORT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/congressman-kinzingers-home-county-gop-censures-him-with-40-other-county-orgs-support.html
— 9 SIGNS THAT JOE BIDEN IS A THIRD WORLD LEADER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/9-signs-that-joe-biden-is-a-third-world-leader.html
— BECKMAN: BIDEN’S INITIAL CALL FOR UNITY APPEARS MORE AND MORE PHONY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/beckman-.html
— ILLINOIS STUDENT FACES SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY HEARING FOR REFUSING TO PARTICIPATE IN SEXUALITY PROGRAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/illinois-student-faces-school-disciplinary-hearing-for-refusing-to-participate-in-sexuality-program.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 3,660 new confirmed and probable cases; 83 additional deaths; 2,318 hospitalized; 491 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4.3 percent average test positivity rate; 49,082 average doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/05/3660-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-83-additional-deaths-2318-hospitalized-491-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-43-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-49082-average-doses/

BREITBART
— Tom Cotton: Republicans Condemn Fringe Right as Democrats Tolerate Omar, Schiff, Schumer, Swalwell, Waters – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/04/tom-cotton-republicans-condemn-fringe-right-as-democrats-tolerate-omar-schiff-schumer-swalwell-waters/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— H.R.1 – The Intimidate Conservatives Bill – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/h-r-1-the-intimidate-conservatives-bill

PJ MEDIA
— Local Republican Parties Come Down Hard on Anti-Trump Apostates – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/05/local-republican-parties-come-down-hard-on-anti-trump-apostates-n1423424

NEWSMAX
— America’s Unimaginable Left Turn Leads to Predictable Tyranny – Larry Bell
https://www.newsmax.com/larrybell/liberalism-tyranny/2021/02/05/id/1008793/

LIBERAL FIRST
— Big Tech working on apps to wipe all conservative posts – Larry Phillips
https://liberalfirst.com/opinion/7888-big-tech-working-on-apps-to-wipe-all-conservative-posts

EPOCH TIMES

— Greene Says Republican Votes Against Her Are a ‘Big Betrayal,’ May Cost Party Majority in 2022 – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/greene-republican-votes-against-her-are-a-big-betrayal-may-cost-party-majority-in-2022_3686612.html

THE HILL
— Defiant Greene attacks media, dodges questions on past remarks – CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537550-defiant-greene-attacks-media-dodges-questions-about-past-remarks
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want to make Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of the Republican Party.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537550-defiant-greene-attacks-media-dodges-questions-about-past-remarks
— Democratic senators introduce bill to limit Section 230 protections – REBECCA KLAR
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to sue me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like. But beyond hypocritically, they do not sue the authors of those articles or the websites that those articles were published on. My critics/opponents see me as being an “easy target” a) because of the non-support that I get from the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization and b) because of the non-support that I got from TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, etc.)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/537524-democratic-senators-introduce-bill-to-limit-power-of-section-230

NBC NEWS
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene backs bill that would ban Pride flags at U.S. embassies. The embattled Republican has also thrown her support behind a bill that would bar transgender girls and women from participating in women’s sports. – Dan Avery
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-backs-bill-would-ban-pride-flags-n1256796

NEW YORK TIMES
— Lou Dobbs’s Show Is Canceled by Fox Business Mr. Dobbs, a loyal supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, is named in a lawsuit by the election technology company Smartmatic against the Fox Corporation and two other Fox anchors. – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/business/lou-dobbs-fox.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans worry their big tent will mean big problems in 2022 elections – Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey
(DIERSEN: The “BIG TENT” policy is destroying the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), etc. I should write a book about present and past leaders of the IRP, DCRCC, MTRO, etc. who hate conservatives, that is, who hate the base of the Republican Party in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, etc. Most commonly, the aforesaid conservative-haters reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-midterms-extremists/2021/02/04/a9a23be4-6596-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html
— Biden says Trump should not receive intelligence briefings because of his ‘erratic behavior’ – Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez and John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/05/joe-biden-live-updates/
— Illinois judge finds Trump hotel in Chicago liable for violating environmental laws – David A. Fahrenthold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-hotel-lawsuit/2021/02/05/014484a2-67fd-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html

RALEIGH NEWS OBSERVER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating groups.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article249037875.html

February 1 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The 18 members of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) run the IRP. How do you want them to respond to Kinzinger? Who do you want them to select to be the next IRP Chairman?

All IRP SCC votes must be weighted. Chapin Rose’s (District 15) weighted vote is 16.11%. Mike Bigger’s (District 18) weighted vote is 11.49%. Laura Pollastrini’s (District 14) weighted vote is 9.64%. John McGlasson’s (District 16) weighted vote is 8.81%. Barb Viviano’s (District 12) weighted vote is 7.71%. Bob Grogan’s (District 6) weighted vote is 7.61%. Fred Floreth’s (District 13) weighted vote is 7.07%. Jan Weber’s (District 17) weighted vote is 5.75%. Roger Claar’s (District 11) weighted vote is 4.40%. The remaining 9 IRP SCC members have a combined weighted vote of 21.41% ranging from 0.87% to 3.29%.

The IRP SCC is scheduled to meet this Saturday.

If the 18 IRP SCC members surveyed the Republican County Party Chairmen in their congressional district, what response do you believe they would get?

If the 102 Republican County Party Chairmen surveyed the Chairmen of the Republican township and ward organizations in their county, what response do you believe they would get?

If the Republican township and ward organization Chairmen surveyed their Republican Precinct Committeemen and captains, what response do you believe they would get?

If the Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains surveyed the Republican voters in their precinct, what response do you believe they would get? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Adam Kinzinger says if efforts to focus on country over Trump splits Republican Party, that’s fine – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/adam-kinzinger-illinois-republican-party-gop-donald-trump/10226041/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,312 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths; Will, Kankakee counties enter Phase 4 Will, Kankakee counties enter Phase 4
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2312-new-covid-19-cases-16-deaths/10218093/

WBBM
— Illinois Republican Party to select new chairman Saturday after weather postponement – Craig Dellimore
https://www.radio.com/wbbm780/news/local/illinois-republican-party-to-select-new-chairman-saturday

NBC5
— Virginia Senator Amanda Chase Sues Over Being Censured – Sarah Rankin and Denise Lavoie
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/virginia-sen-amanda-chase-sues-over-being-censured/2425993/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CPS, CTU ‘cooling off,’ making progress | Kinzinger starts PAC aimed at returning Republicans to pre-Trump era | Rev. Jackson hospitalized, recovering from surgery – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-teachers-union-bring-striking-kinzinger-pac-spin-20210202-6wkzeyo6t5hudjn56devwqzbvi-story.html
— Waukegan schools to bring in consultants to better understand equity, cultural differences in educating students – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-equity-training-st-0202-20210201-ofn4xadshfdgvofaroxeura2wi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Despite claims of bias, conservatives thrive on social media.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-conservatives-thrive-social-media-study-shows-20210201-zdscpcewyvha7n3wbt5q76cywy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Worth Township trustee pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with federal prosecutors. Richard Lewandowski is president of Breaker Press Co., records show. The commercial printer promotes itself online as a third-generation family company founded in the 1970s that has become “a well-known name in the political and corporate printing industry.” – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/2/1/22260490/worth-township-trustee-pleads-guilty-agrees-cooperate-federal-prosecutors

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Effort to restore full SALT tax break picks up Capitol momentum. Durbin, Duckworth and Schneider are leading a new drive to remove the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/effort-restore-full-salt-tax-break-picks-capitol-momentum

DAILY HERALD
— Republicans hope to block ‘culturally responsive’ teacher standards – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210201/republicans-hope-to-block-culturally-responsive-teacher-standards
— How two write-in candidates triggered a Campton Hills primary – Kevin Schmit
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210201/how-two-write-in-candidates-triggered-a-campton-hills-primary

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
— Dr. Brian Caputo Named to Boy Scouts of America Three Fires Council Board
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/02/01/2167496/0/en/Dr-Brian-Caputo-Named-to-Boy-Scouts-of-America-Three-Fires-Council-Board.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14/IL-GOP: Catalina Lauf Slams Mark Shaw in State Republican Chairman Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/lauf020121/
— IL-14: Underwood Seeks to Hire Storyteller
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/il-14-underwood-seeks-to-hire-storyteller/
— Anger in America: An Essay
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/anger-in-america-an-essay/
— Huntley Fire Protection District Spends Over $8,500 on Conference Table
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/huntley-fire-protection-district-spends-over-13000-on-conference-table/
— “Township Government…a Well-Guarded, Obscure Sandbox…Filled with Gold Dust”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/31/township-government-a-well-guarded-obscure-sandbox-filled-with-gold-dust/
— Legislative Pension System Most Underfunded
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/legislative-pension-system-most-underfunded/
— Rep. Ugaste Reports
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/ugaste-reports-9/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— KINZINGER STARTS NEW FEDERAL PAC BECAUSE “THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS LOST ITS WAY”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/kinzinger-starts-new-federal-pac-because-the-republican-party-has-lost-its-way-.html
— CHRISTIANS BUILD EFFORT TO SUPPORT FRANKLIN GRAHAM AGAINST CANCEL CULTURE ATTACK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/christians-join-effort-to-support-franklin-graham-against-cancel-culture-attack.html
— TWITTER BANS FOCUS ON THE FAMILY FOR “HATEFUL” SCIENCE-BASED TWEET
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/twitter-bans-focus-on-family-for-hateful-science-based-tweet-.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: HOW WILL HISTORY REMEMBER DONALD J. TRUMP?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorneroneil-how-will-history-remember-donald-j-trump.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise Kinzinger. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/01/a-look-at-kinzingers-fight-with-the-far-right/
— 2,312 new confirmed and probable cases; 16 additional deaths; 2,387 hospitalized; 515 in ICU; 3.9 percent average case positivity rate; 4.9 percent average test positivity rate; 43,378 average doses administered; Region 7 moves to Phase 4
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/01/2312-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-16-additional-deaths-2387-hospitalized-515-in-icu-39-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-49-percent-average-test-positivitity-rate-43378-average-doses-administer/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Project Veritas: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, praises Biden, rips Trump in latest sting – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/1/project-veritas-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-ceo-prais/

GOPUSA
— The Inevitable Descent Into Despotic Leftist Insanity
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105985

BREITBART
— DePaul University Black Student Union Demands Segregated ‘Safe Spaces’ – ALANA MASTRANGELO
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White-hating White-haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/02/01/depaul-u-black-student-union-demands-segregated-safe-spaces/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Students at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, are demanding segregated “safe spaces” for black students “on and off campus.” The Black Student Union at DePaul University is demanding special accommodations for black students in the wake of the Capitol Hill riot, which they refer to as a “display of white power.” The demands include new programs and racially segregated “safe spaces” both on and off-campus. “The disgusting display of white power, not to be confused with white privilege, is something we should all fear, though we know that situations and tensions in this country will always negatively affect black people, but not so much white people,” began the students in their statement. “While the attempted coup was a scary act of white power, the end of Spring Quarter 2019-2020 and the following months after that were horrifying for black students on campus,” the statement continued. “We were scared for our lives, we saw our friends get beaten and arrested, if not worse, and DePaul’s delayed response in contrast to the quickness in which they’ve replied to this week’s events is just another indicator of how little DePaul cares for their black students,” added the students, referring to previous social justice protests. “It took petitions and a campus-wide movement for DePaul to address the protests, where in that statement they wrote the late Eric Gardner’s name as ‘Eric Ferguson,’” the statement continued. “When we felt threatened by DePaul’s deal with the FOP, they tokenized a Latinx police officer as a means to silence us and show us that they’d made their decision — money is worth more than the black and brown students at DePaul.” The Student Union went on to complain that the university only let students forego their final exams last year after white students joined black students in an effort to get them canceled. “When in Spring Quarter of the last academic year black students asked for some kind of relief from one of our great stressors, final exams, it took the co-opting of white students (who, some, did so for their own benefit, going as far as calling it ‘the awesome perks of Spring Quarter’) and immense pressure from the student body for DePaul to allow a loosely worded policy,” the students said. “Even then, most black students still had finals since certain professors ignored this rule,” they added. “No black student expects it to be easy to attend a Predominantly White Institution, but blatant disrespect will not be tolerated,” the Student Union affirmed. “We demand answers.” From there, the students went on to list their demands, which included “more black therapists,” university-funded “healing and safe spaces for black students on and off campus,” diversity and inclusion training “led by black and brown people,” and “respect from the administration,” among other things. “It is imperative that spaces for black students on campus continue to receive the necessary funding and recognition as they provide safe and healing components through the presence of other students, faculty, and staff who look like us,” said the students of their demand for “safe spaces.” DePaul University did not immediately respond to Breitbart News’ request for comment on whether the school plans to meet the students’ demands for racially segregated “safe spaces” on and off-campus.)

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Are You An Insurgent? – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/are-you-an-insurgent

HOT AIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger demonizes those who do not agree with him.
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2021/01/kinzinger-claim-im-possessed-devil/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Over Israel-UAE Peace Deal – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize-over-israel-uae-peace-deal_3680042.html

THE HILL
— McConnell says Taylor Greene’s embrace of conspiracy theories a ‘cancer’ to GOP, country – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/536850-mcconnell-says-taylor-greene-a-cancer-to-gop-country
— Democrats look to make Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of GOP – JONATHAN EASLEY (DIERSEN: Democrats also want to make Kinzinger, Joe Walsh, and Pat Brady the face of the GOP.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/536817-democrats-look-to-make-marjorie-taylor-greene-the-face-of-gop

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Deep-dive refutes allegations of anti-GOP social media bias.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-tech/2021/02/01/deep-dive-refutes-allegations-of-anti-gop-social-media-bias-793082
— Big headaches for party leadership – OLIVIA BEAVERS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/huddle/2021/02/01/big-headaches-for-party-leadership-491588

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say conservative claims of social media censorship ‘a form of disinformation.’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/01/technology-202-new-report-calls-conservative-claims-social-media-censorship-a-form-disinformation/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say social media companies are not biased against conservatives.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/02/01/are-social-media-companies-biased-against-conservatives-theres-no-solid-evidence-report-concludes/

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
— Partisan media grows in NC. Do you know who’s funding your news? – COLIN CAMPBELL
(DIERSEN: All the money and all the time needed to put together and send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to post them on www.gopillinois.com comes from me, Dave Diersen.)
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article248832319.html

NEWSWEEK
— Democrats to Force Kevin McCarthy’s Hand on Removing Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committee Seats – NICOLE FALLERT
https://www.newsweek.com/democrats-force-kevin-mccarthys-hand-removing-marjorie-taylor-greene-committee-seats-1565878

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See Less Tolerance for Political Differences
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/january_2021/voters_see_less_tolerance_for_political_differences

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say “Claim of anti-conservative bias by social media firms is baseless.”
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/feb/01/facebook-youtube-twitter-anti-conservative-claims-baseless-report-finds

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/trump-writing-insults-begging-others-tweet/

January 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Tom Rice for voting to impeach Donald Trump – AP
(DIERSEN: What positions on Kinzinger do each of the 18 Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members have? What weighted vote do each of the 18 have?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/south-carolina-gop-censures-rep-rice-for-impeachment-vote/10162153/

NBC
— Illinois Reports 3,345 New Coronavirus Cases, 65 Additional Deaths Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-3345-new-coronavirus-cases-71-additional-deaths-saturday/2424821/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/black-lives-matter-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— ‘Full circle:’ Legal marijuana revenue going back to communities hurt by war on drugs – Ben Szalinski
(DIERSEN: Hurt was not caused by efforts to stop the use of pot. Hurt was caused by the sale, purchase, and use of pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/30/legal-marijuana-revenue-going-back-communities-hurt-war-drugs/4314855001/

LCBC RADIO
— Anti-Kinzinger rally more about election losses – John Small
https://www.lcbcradio.com/wlpo/anti-kinzinger-rally-more-about-election-losses-and-progressive-party/article_104af80a-635c-11eb-a720-bf507032b578.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An anti-Kinzinger rally Saturday spent more time on election losses and the party now in charge. About three hundred stood in Ottawa’s Washington Park in cold and misting conditions. It was sixteenth District Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s vote to impeach Trump that angered the La Salle County Republican Central Committee and prompted them to have the rally. Larry Kaifesh, who lost to Tammy Duckworth in a 2014 House race took a turn at the mike. Kaifesh praised Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan’s critical stance on Russian collusion, election fraud and the current impeachment. Calling Kinzinger, the “Coward of the County”, Kaifesh added this:)

NPR ILLINOIS
— Could Trump Make A Comeback In 2024? – RON ELVING
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/could-trump-make-comeback-2024#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Tom Rice after vote to impeach Trump
by ALEXX ALTMAN-DEVILBISS
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/sc-gop-censures-rep-tom-rice-after-vote-to-impeach-trump

WSPY NEWS
— Kendall Co. Board Chair Scott Gryder Finalist for State GOP Chairman Job – James Wyman
(DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting a candidate forum.)
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-co-board-chair-scott-gryder-finalist-for-state-gop-chairman-job/article_0be27e1c-6296-11eb-ad33-874aaab5c7cc.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Cheerleader sues Northwestern, says she was harassed – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/30/report-cheerleader-sues-northwestern-says-she-was-/
— Marjorie Taylor Greene vows ‘I won’t back down’ as Democrats seek censure, resignation – Andrew Blake
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those tried to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) to censure me in 2006 and who ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, my Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007, my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004, and my GAO employment in 1997.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/30/marjorie-taylor-greene-vows-i-wont-back-down-as-de/

BREITBART
— Twitter Suspends Spanish Political Party After ‘Stop Islamisation’ Campaign – CHRIS TOMLINSON
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/01/30/twitter-suspends-spanish-political-party-after-stop-islamisation-campaign/
— Josh Mandel: Keep Ohio Red by Maintaining ‘Trump Coalition’ – SEAN MORAN
(DIERSEN: What did the Republican Party leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality do to maintain a Trump coalition?)
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/01/30/josh-mandel-keep-ohio-red-by-maintaining-trump-coalition/
— Joe Biden’s Immigration Plan Will Impact Communities Far from Border – RANDY CLARK
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/01/30/clark-joe-bidens-immigration-plan-will-impact-communities-far-from-border/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Poll: Strong Majority of Americans Back the Hyde Amendment – JOHN MCCORMACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/poll-strong-majority-of-americans-back-the-hyde-amendment/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Activists Seek To Purge Suspected Pro-Trump White House Sign-Language Interpreter
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/activists-seek-to-purge-suspected-pro-trump-white-house-sign-language-interpreter/

BUZZ PAC REVIEW
— Tucker: Dems ‘seem that much more afraid now that Donald Trump has left office.’ But why? – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/01/30/tucker-dems-seem-that-much-more-afraid-now-that-donald-trump-has-left-office-but-why-1023389/

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘Yes There Is An Enemy Within’: Rep. Marjorie Greene – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/yes-there-is-an-enemy-within-rep-marjorie-greene_3678619.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-01-30-3

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Even-increasingly, Democrats push pot and LGBTQ.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/536563-pennsylvania-lt-governor-to-defy-orders-against-weed-lgbtq-rights-flags
— Lawmakers offer bill to repeal cap on SALT deduction – NAOMI JAGODA
(DIERSEN: The SALT cap discourages marriage and it discourages homeownership. It should be increased to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/536533-lawmakers-offer-bill-to-repeal-cap-on-salt-deduction

REUTERS
— U.S. House Democrat Cori Bush to move office after confrontation with Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene – Richard Cowan
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-greene/u-s-house-democrat-to-move-office-after-confrontation-with-republican-lawmaker-idUSKBN29Y2YR?il=0

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How to fix what’s wrong with the Republican Party. Joe Biden is offering Republicans unity. Republicans should accept.”
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/how-fix-what-s-wrong-republican-party-n1256241

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Controversies Are Piling Up. Republicans Are Quiet.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/us/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-republicans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s Shadow Lingers Over Divided G.O.P.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/30/us/politics/trump-republicans-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, promoter of QAnon’s baseless theories, rose with support from key Republicans.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/greene-qanon-house-trump-republicans/2021/01/30/321b4258-623c-11eb-ac8f-4ae05557196e_story.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Curley: Conservatives need to cut out their thirst for progressive approval
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/01/30/curley-conservatives-need-to-cut-out-their-thirst-for-progressive-approval/

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE
— It’s a scary time for conservatives – Michael Reagan
https://trib.com/opinion/columns/reagan-its-a-scary-time-for-conservatives/article_447cffe6-b4f3-5462-a3be-729d91ac16d2.html

NPR
— Where Have QAnon Supporters Gone?
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/962358038
— South Carolina GOP Censures Rep. Tom Rice Over Trump Impeachment Vote – JASON SLOTKIN
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/30/962440542/south-carolina-gop-censures-rep-tom-rice-over-trump-impeachment-vote

NEWSWEEK
— George W. Bush Wades Into GOP Civil War as Matt Gaetz Stirs Wyoming Revolt – CHRISTINA ZHAO
https://www.newsweek.com/george-w-bush-wades-gop-civil-war-matt-gaetz-stirs-wyoming-revolt-1565611

AXIOS
— Black Lives Matter movement nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
https://www.axios.com/black-lives-matter-nobel-peace-prize-e151417d-c857-4199-b555-be49b8096daf.html

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans are no longer a political party. They’re a mob. Only a handful of Republicans have renounced Trump, or his mob of violent supporters. That’s who their party is now
. (DIERSEN: Every Republican political organization in Illinois should expect that sooner or later, their hate-filled Trump-hating members will call for the organization a) to renounce Trump and b) to terminate their members who fail/refuse to renounce Trump.)
https://www.salon.com/2021/01/30/republicans-are-no-longer-a-political-party-theyre-a-mob/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The insurrection-loving members of Congress also have anti-LGBTQ histories. The extremism of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs and Lauren Boebert includes spewing bigoted remarks and harassing LGBTQ people.” Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote LGBTQ. I should write a book about LGBTQ-promoters who demonize, denigrate, and condemn me the most.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/insurrection-loving-members-congress-also-anti-lgbtq-histories/

January 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago protest expected as Illinois, US brace for possible unrest leading to Inauguration Day Illinois State Capitol fortified as National Guard responds across country. – Evelyn Holmes and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-protest-expected-as-il-braces-for-possible-unrest-leading-to-inauguration/9711806/
— Trump joins these other presidents who have skipped inaugurations – Ethan Cohen, Liz Stark and Adam Levy
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-joins-these-other-presidents-who-have-skipped-inaugurations/9475563/
— Tax filing season delayed, will start February 12: IRS – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/tax-filing-season-delayed-until-february-irs/9699780/

NBC5
— Trump Trial Pending, McConnell Calls It ‘Vote of Conscience’ Many Democrats have pushed for an immediate impeachment trial to hold Trump accountable and prevent him from holding future office – Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-trial-pending-mcconnell-calls-it-vote-of-conscience/2417512/
— Donor Backlash Fuels GOP Alarm About Senate Fundraising. The GOP already faces a difficult Senate map in 2022, when 14 Democratic-held seats and 20 Republican ones will be on the ballot. – Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/donor-backlash-fuels-gop-alarm-about-senate-fundraising/2417693/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Are Republicans headed for a pro-Trump, anti-Trump civil war? ‘Hell yes, we are,’ says Illinois’ Adam Kinzinger. – ALEXANDER BURNS AND JONATHAN MARTIN
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to drive out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump, that is, ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-republicans-adam-kinzinger-20210116-gns2nfnjpfbdhc2xljwb34hnee-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans on both sides of the conflict are acknowledging openly that they are headed for a showdown. “Hell yes, we are,” said Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. Kinzinger was equally blunt when asked how he and other anti-Trump Republicans could dilute the president’s clout in primaries. “We beat him,” he said.)
— Cook County watchdog report finds former Stroger Hospital nurse was high during emergency room shift from eating cannabis – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-stroger-hospital-nurse-cannabis-pat-blanchard-inspector-general-20210116-xdtxkfsjkfgwrcbdqpofw25tgu-story.html
— Man drank and smoked marijuana for hours before killing man in Logan Square who he thought was rival gang member, prosecutors say
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-logan-square-murder-bond-court-20210115-eikq6g233ra6da5xbxwq3ojrke-story.html
— Virginia man arrested with fake inaugural credentials, loaded gun and 500 rounds of ammo – CATHY BURKE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ny-arrest-virginia-man-fake-inaugural-pass-guns-20210116-jzkhkclqq5d6fmayfwmvdpviui-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-civil-war-imagery-far-right-talk-20210116-kmeckbauyrdwph6prkpslsoepe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Thank Trump for a more subdued, less glitzy presidential inaugural this year. Sneed has attended many inaugurations, but none with such an ominous pall hovering over them. – Michael Sneed
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/15/22233368/sneed-inaugural-joseph-biden-donald-trump-ivanka-bill-clinton-george-bush-capitol-insurrection

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Data shows true ‘State of the State’ in Illinois A win against COVID-19 will help Illinois’ struggling economy, but it will not undo the damage from decades of mismanagement and corruption in Springfield. – ORPHE DIVOUNGUY
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/orphe-divounguy-economy/data-shows-true-state-state-illinois

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Marijuana money could help ‘right the wrongs’ – Ken DeCoster
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republican pot pushers and Republican police caused all the problems that Blacks have.)
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/2021/01/16/rockford-city-council-backs-cannabis-fund/4165760001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois nurse was high during emergency room shift from eating cannabis – Alice Yin
https://www.pantagraph.com/illinois-nurse-was-high-during-emergency-room-shift-from-eating-cannabis-watchdog-report-says/article_6735f0ef-b91f-57f0-b732-ab8ced2dceca.html

SOUTHWEST NEWS HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to drive out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump, that is, ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Illinois Republican Party.
https://swnewsherald.com/kinzinger-may-be-new-face-of-state-gop-p6951-113.htm

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/some-in-the-gop-parrot-far-right-talk-of-a-coming-civil-war/article_a279892f-4296-5ca0-bd99-b880a6aec575.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump supporters among those seeking Jan. 20 protest permits – AP
(DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, Democrats and RINOs will ban any kind of protest by Republicans.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-supporters-among-those-seeking-jan-20-protest-permits

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/when-white-extremism-seeps-mainstream#stream/0
— Federal Prisons On Lockdown Because Of ‘Current Events’ – JASON SLOTKIN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/federal-prisons-lockdown-because-current-events#stream/0

WGLT
— How To Clear Your Cannabis Arrest Record Without Waiting For Automatic Expungement – TIM SHELLEY
(DIERSEN: If you never used an illegal drug like me and if you will never use an illegal drug like me, why is that? I credit my outstanding parents a) who had me baptized, raised, and conformed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran and b) who sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/qa-how-clear-your-cannabis-arrest-record-without-waiting-automatic-expungement#stream/0

KSDK
— Protesters call for Rep. Mike Bost to resign following vote to object election results. Dozens of protesters gathered on Saturday. – Jasmine Payoute
https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/protesters-call-for-rep-mike-bost-to-resign-following-vote-to-object-election-results/63-6829a2f5-e419-437b-ab4d-1d8316b7acdf

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Catalina Lauf’s Defense of Freedom PAC Wrapped 2020 with $35,000 Cash on Hand
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/lauf011621/
— State Rep. Ralph Capparelli, R.I.P.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/ralph-capparelli-r-i-p/
— Boarding Up Windows/Doors at State Capitol
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/boarding-up-windows-doors-at-state-capitol/
— Madigan’s Name No Longer in Rotunda
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/madigans-name-no-longer-in-rotunda/
— Wilcox Requests Valentines for Seniors
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/wilcox-requests-valentines-for-seniors/
— Senator Calls for Emails to Governor Against Criminal Justice Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/senator-calls-for-emails-to-governor-against-criminal-justice-legislation/
— Getting Rid of School Resource Officers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/getting-rid-of-school-resource-officers/
— Ugaste Reflects on Springfield Week
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/ugaste-reflects-on-springfield-week/
— New State Reps. Suzanne Ness & Martin McLaughlan Sworn In
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/new-state-reps-suzanne-ness-martin-mclaughlan-sworn-in/
— 11.1% of Algonquin Township Residents Live Outside of Municipalities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/7-7-of-algonquin-township-residents/
— House Dems Not Social Distancing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/message-of-the-day-social-distancing-2/
— IL-6: Casten on Trump Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/14/il-6-casten-on-trump-impeachment/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Parler’s fight is every American’s fight – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/15/parlers-fight-every-americans-fight/

FOX NEWS
— Liberals ‘ostracizing, ridiculing’ conservatives with frequent rhetoric comparing them to Hitler, terrorists. Latest talking point by media, Hollywood, other Dems, is that Trump and his supporters are essentially terrorists. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberals-ridiculing-conservatives-frequent-rhetoric-hitler-terrorists

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Bill addressing racial inequity in education sent to Gov. Pritzker, local leaders welcome changes
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/bill-addressing-racial-inequity-in-education-sent-to-gov-pritzker-local-leaders-welcome-changes/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: African-American and Latino students make up about 68% of Peoria Public Schools. This means a bill passed by the Illinois House and Senate on racial inequity in education would be especially impactful to the district. “It’s definitely significant (because of) our minority numbers, and then our low-income numbers are in the 70s. So this speaks to us,” said Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Peoria Public Schools Superintendent.)

BREITBART
— Big Business: Joe Biden’s Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Is a Legislative Priority – JOHN BINDER
(DIERSEN: Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/16/big-business-joe-bidens-amnesty-illegal-aliens-legislative-priority/
— Joe Biden Drafts ‘Most Aggressive’ Amnesty Plan – NEIL MUNRO
(DIERSEN: Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/01/16/politico-joe-biden-drafts-most-aggressive-amnesty-plan/

TOWNHALL
— Sen. Rand Paul Warns About a Mass Exodus from the Republican Party – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/16/sen-rand-paul-issues-a-stark-warning-to-the-republican-party-n2583239

DAILY WIRE
— New Migrant Caravan Forms In Honduras Looking To Make The ‘Deadly Journey’ To The United States – Ian Haworth
https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-migrant-caravan-forms-in-honduras-looking-to-make-the-deadly-journey-to-the-united-states

PJ MEDIA
— Biden to Propose a ‘Path to Citizenship’ For 11 Million Illegal Aliens – RICK MORAN
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Democrats and RINOs see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/01/16/biden-to-propose-a-path-to-citizenship-for-11-million-illegal-aliens-n1389898

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Showcases List of Trump Presidency Accomplishments – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-publishes-list-of-trump-presidency-accomplishment_3659333.html
— 55 People Died in US After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines: Reporting System – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/55-people-died-in-us-after-receiving-covid-19-vaccines-reporting-system_3659152.html

NBC5
— Democrats have a new tool to undo Trump’s ‘midnight rule-making.’ But there’s a catch. Democrats have never reversed a rule through the Congressional Review Act, which was created to allow legislators to rein in the executive branch. – Suzy Khimm

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/democrats-have-new-tool-undo-trump-s-midnight-rule-making-n1253901

REUTERS
— U.S. Senate Republican asks tech firms to explain account, content removals – David Shepardson, Nandita Bose
(DIERSEN: Elected officials who hate conservatives want Google to continue to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-tech-senate/update-1-us-senate-republican-asks-tech-firms-to-explain-account-content-removals-idUSL1N2JQ31Z

CNBC
— Progressive group urges corporations to halt donations to conservative Federalist Society after riot – Brian Schwartz
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who have blamed a) my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, and c) Illinois Center Right Coalition the most for losses that Republican candidates have suffered in Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/15/federalist-society-under-fire-after-leader-spoke-at-pro-trump-rally-before-riot.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Facebook will temporarily stop showing ads for gun accessories and military gear. – Isabella Grullón Paz
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/16/us/politics/facebook-will-temporarily-stop-showing-ads-for-gun-accessories-and-military-gear.html
— Amid Fears of Inauguration Violence, Man With Gun Is Arrested in Washington, but Calls It ‘Honest Mistake’ The man told a reporter he had been working a security job in the capital.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/16/us/inauguration-day-biden

WASHINGTON POST
— State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/state-capitols-boarded-up-fenced-off-patrolled-by-troops/2021/01/16/6e63acd0-5861-11eb-acc5-92d2819a1ccb_story.html
— If Biden really wants to unify the country, here’s the olive branch he must extend to conservatives – Gary Abernathy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/15/if-biden-really-wants-unify-country-heres-olive-branch-he-must-extend-conservatives/
— Leaders in Mexico and Poland look to curb power of social media giants after Trump bans – Adam Taylor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/01/16/mexico-poland-social-media-trump/
— Capitols brace for potentially violent protests Sunday
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/16/capitol-protests-live-updates-inauguration-security/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump-Pence relationship may set lowest bar yet.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/15/power-up-trump-pence-relationship-may-set-lowest-bar-yet/

USA TODAY
— ‘They want to take your speech away,’ censorship cry unites Trump supporters and extremists after Capitol attack – Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/15/censorship-trump-extremists-facebook-twitter-social-media-capitol-riot/4178737001/

ARIZONA CENTRAL
— There should be consequences for nixing constitutionally protected speech on social media – Robert Robb
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Google to continue to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/robertrobb/2021/01/15/twitter-youtube-should-have-consequences-cutting-off-speech/4161765001/

SUN SENTINEL
— Trump rallies held across South Florida to ‘support the real president’ – WAYNE K. ROUSTAN
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-ne-pro-trump-rallies-south-florida-20210116-4qw3j2rnr5cazc35ub64rjxys4-story.html

SALT LAKE CITY FOX
— Trump supporters rally in West Jordan – Diego Romo
https://www.fox13now.com/news/politics/trump-supporters-rally-in-west-jordan

BLOOMBERG
— Parler CEO Goes Into Hiding Blaming Amazon Flak, Death Threats
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-16/parler-ceo-goes-into-hiding-blaming-amazon-flak-death-threats

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Wheaton College faculty and staff who condemn Capitol violence and rebuke Trump.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2021/01/15/wheaton-college-faculty-and-staff-condemn-capitol-violence-and-rebuke-donald-trump/

PEW RESEARCH CENTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden Begins Presidency With Positive Ratings; Trump Departs With Lowest-Ever Job Mark. 68% of public does not want Trump to remain a major political figure in the future.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/01/15/biden-begins-presidency-with-positive-ratings-trump-departs-with-lowest-ever-job-mark/

GM AUTHORITY
— Florida Man Buys Himself 2021 Corvette For 90th Birthday – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/01/florida-man-buys-himself-2021-corvette-for-90th-birthday/

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