September 13 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago violence: 36 shot, 9 fatally in weekend shootings – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/36-shot-9-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-shootings/6420775/
— Illinois COVID 19: IL reports 2,121 new coronavirus cases, 22 deaths 30 Illinois counties at warning level for COVID-19, IDPH says
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2121-new-covid-19-cases/6420244/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Local entrepreneurs help small businesses impacted by looting, riots in Chicago (DIERSEN: If/when Democrats loot in your municipality, who will help their victims?)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local-entrepreneurs-help-small-businesses-impacted-by-looting-riots-in-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Candidates announce quest for Aurora city office – STEVE LORD (DIERSEN: QUESTIONS TO ASK CANDIDATES: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following, that is, would vote for or against promoting the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-announce-st-0913-20200912-n3cza75mlnbzjcfxjog5ax2zsm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame Trump for bad weather.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/13/21432733/wildfires-derecho-climate-change-suntimes-editorial
— Tom Weber, Illinois House 64th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include property tax relief, transportation for senior citizens and disabled people and flooding.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21425948/tom-weber-illinois-house-rep-64th-district-republican-nominee-incumbent-candidate-2020-election

HERALD & REVIEW
— A pandemic? Stadiums without fans? Social justice tensions? Why 2020 could be the NFL’s craziest season yet. – Dan Wiederer
https://herald-review.com/sports/a-pandemic-stadiums-without-fans-social-justice-tensions-why-2020-could-be-the-nfl-s/article_ecfff3db-3b0a-5680-bbaf-042912e0fcf5.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the 1619 Project to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/real-talk-its-not-academic-history-matters/article_a1b083cd-38e8-5389-a575-4d9c86a76c9c.html

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— ‘We’re taking our cities back’: Protesters march in Milwaukee demanding justice for Blake – Ricardo Torres
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2020/09/12/were-taking-our-cities-back-protesters-march-milwaukee-demanding-justice/5778678002/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Republicans Are Knocking On Doors. Democrats Aren’t. Biden’s Campaign Says That’s OK – ASMA KHALID
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republicans-are-knocking-doors-democrats-arent-bidens-campaign-says-thats-ok#stream/0

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Tell Patch If You See Election Shenanigans In DuPage County ProPublica’s Electionland tip lines are open to take information about problems that prevent people in DuPage County from voting. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/s/h8n89/tell-patch-if-you-see-election-shenanigans-in-dupage-county

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Underwood Mailing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/12/il-14-underwood-mailing/
— IL-06: Sean Casten and Jeanne Ives Virtual Candidates Forum Registration
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/12/cir1/
— Tom Weber’s Opponent Sends Post Card to Independents
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/12/tom-webers-opponent-sends-post-card-to-independents/
— IL-14: Mail Arrives Supporting Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/12/il-14-mail-arrives-supporting-oberweis/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Endorsed by Daily Herald
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/12/underwood1-2/
— IL-14: Commenter Critiques Underwood-Oberweis Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/12/il-14-commenter-critiques-underwood-oberweis-debate/
— Coverage of AJ’s DCFS Caseworker’s/Supervisor’s Arrests Broad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/12/coverage-of-ajs-dcfs-caseworkers-supervisors-arrests-broad/

FOX NEWS
— Ex-cop on wealthy NYC rioters: ‘Taking advantage of Black struggle … protesting their White guilt’ ‘These knuckleheads are not thinking about Black lives’ – Caleb Parke (DIERSEN: If you are White, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats want you to feel guilty: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-protest-arrest-riot-mugshot-nypd-police-brandon-tatum

BREITBART
— Twitter Censors Another Trump Tweet Warning of Voter Fraud – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/12/twitter-censors-another-trump-tweet-warning-of-voter-fraud/
— Donald Trump: Joe Biden Pushed ‘Made Up Lie’ in Ad Claiming I Disparaged Troops – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/12/donald-trump-unleashes-on-joe-biden-i-dont-have-to-be-nice-anymore/
— Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Reducing Penalties for Sodomy with Minors – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/13/gov-gavin-newsom-signs-bill-reducing-penalties-for-sodomy-with-minors/

BLAZE
— Bill Maher shreds CNN correspondent on live television for defending riots, looting, downplaying violence – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bill-maher-shreds-media-for-defending-riots-looting-downplaying-violence

DAILY CALLER
— ‘TOTAL CON JOB’: Trump Rips Biden Ad Highlighting Allegations That Trump Insulted Veterans – ANDERS HAGSTROM
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/12/trump-biden-atlantic-ad-nevada-veterans/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Disgusting: NY Times Smears Military Vets, Tea Party As Often Linked to White Supremacy – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/09/13/disgusting-ny-times-smears-military-vets-tea-party-often-linked

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s 2020 strategy: ‘There’s one born every minute.'”
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/516175-trumps-2020-strategy-theres-one-born-every-minute

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s racism and xenophobia haven’t caught on.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/13/trump-racism-xenophobia-havent-caught/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters focus on turning White women against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-women-trump-biden/2020/09/12/6764b89a-f167-11ea-999c-67ff7bf6a9d2_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump detests ‘losers,’ but he’s the courtroom loser in chief.” Trump has bad “jury appeal,” that is, because of his “bad demographics.” Because of his “bad demographics,” a) judges grant summary judgment to defendants in lawsuits that he files and b) juries rule against him. Trump’s “bad demographics” include his being conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, and his ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-detests-losers-but-hes-the-courtroom-loser-in-chief/2020/09/12/f28f5036-f457-11ea-999c-67ff7bf6a9d2_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “US election spotlight mostly bypasses mainline Protestants.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/us-election-spotlight-mostly-bypasses-mainline-protestants/2020/09/13/cc32a46a-f5c9-11ea-85f7-5941188a98cd_story.html

CBS NEW YORK
— Black Lives Matter Demonstrations Stop Traffic On George Washington Bridge Before Protesters Clash With Police In Washington Heights 6 People Taken Into Custody After Protest Outside NYPD’s 34th Precinct
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/09/12/protest-washington-heights-black-lives-matter/

KPTV
— ‘You loot we shoot’: Signs threaten looters in Clackamas County fire zones
https://www.kptv.com/news/you-loot-we-shoot-signs-threaten-looters-in-clackamas-county-fire-zones/article_14533bae-f545-11ea-a78b-93e6b9568cfb.html

PBS
— Biden, Trump campaign in working-class Pennsylvania (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents detest working-class people like 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.pbs.org/newshour/show/biden-trump-campaign-in-working-class-pennsylvania

JEWISH VOICE
— Trump Holds Rally in Nevada, Questions Integrity of Election – Jonathan Lemire & Scott Sonner
https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/trump-holds-rally-in-nevada-questions-integrity-of-election/
— The Jewish Stake in Opposing ‘Anti-Racism’ Training – Jonathan S. Tobin (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government a) stressed to my many Democrat Jewish supervisors that I was a Republican, b) stressed to my many Democrat Jewish supervisors that I was conservative, c) stressed to my many Democrat Jewish supervisors that I was 100% German national origin, d) stressed to my many Democrat Jewish supervisors that I was a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and e) forced my many Democrat Jewish supervisors to take adverse actions against me.)
https://thejewishvoice.com/2020/09/op-ed-the-jewish-stake-in-opposing-anti-racism-training/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against the United States. The soldiers in their army are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/13/how-the-south-won-the-civil-war-review-heather-cox-richardson-donald-trump

DAILY MAIL
— Now that BLM has gone mainstream our children are being brainwashed by a divisive new dogma that I fear will stoke, not heal, racial tensions – ANDREW DOYLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8726235/ANDREW-DOYLE-children-brainwashed-divisive-new-dogma.html
SUN
— VIOLENT BLOCKADE 100 BLM protesters clash with riot cops after shutting down George Washington Bridge in Manhattan – Chiara Fiorillo
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12656608/blm-protesters-george-washington-bridge-manhattan/

September 12 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Chicago Police Union Endorses President Trump’s Reelection Bid
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-union-endorses-president-trumps-reelection-bid/2338110/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘We want justice:’ Jacob Blake’s family holds Milwaukee march, rally – Sam Kraemer
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/we-want-justice-jacob-blakes-family-holds-milwaukee-march-rally

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Six months into the pandemic, downtown Chicago is a humbled giant. Can it get back on its feet? – BLAIR KAMIN, RYAN ORI and LAUREN ZUMBAC
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronavirus-chicago-downtown-six-months-pandemic-20200913-7e6y72zy7jgmxd6ehljkjoddem-story.html
— Hollywood’s inclusion problems still run deep, study finds – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-ent-hollywood-inclusion-study-20200910-igxonwfd6fgihnbr2m3u7sgk7a-story.html
— With deadline looming, Chicago is badly lagging in census response, especially in communities of color – SOPHIE SHERRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-census-count-20200912-36lktll5ybczhdsyvx33bxbvni-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Scott Kegarise, Illinois House 56th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include property tax relief and housing opportunities for disabled people.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/12/21434115/scott-kegarise-illinois-house-rep-56th-district-republican-nominee-2020-election-candidate-profile
— Public urination tickets fall sharply during pandemic Despite the citywide decrease, some parts of the South and West sides are still bearing the brunt of citations being handed out. – Mitch Dudek and Caroline Hurley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/11/21431346/public-urination-tickets-decrease-pandemic-restroom-access
— Illinois logs second straight day of 2,000 or more COVID-19 cases
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/9/12/21433701/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Underwood over Oberweis for Congress from District 14
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200912/endorsement-underwood-over-oberweis-for-congress-from-district-14
— Underwood bashes federal response to COVID-19; Oberweis review mixed – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200912/underwood-bashes-federal-response-to-covid-19-oberweis-review-mixed
— Vernon Township to roll back executive salaries and freeze staff pay
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200912/vernon-township-to-roll-back-executive-salaries-and-freeze-staff-pay

HERALD & REVIEW
— Legal weed rules backfire on governor – Rich Miller
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/rich-miller-legal-weed-rules-backfire-on-governor/article_875f135c-09ec-5a80-96da-1be76b8f5739.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Ballots finalized for Nov. 3 contests – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Ballots-finalized-for-Nov-3-contests-15562425.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— Twitter And Facebook Flag Trump’s Mail-In Voting Post for Platform Violations – CHRISTIANNA SILVA
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/twitter-and-facebook-flag-trumps-mail-voting-post-platform-violations#stream/0

WASHINGTON TIMES
— NFL fans kneeling to leftist martyr Colin Kaepernick’s political correctness – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/12/nfl-fans-kneeling-to-leftist-martyr-colin-kaeperni/
— More than 800 nurses begin strike at Chicago hospital – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/12/more-than-800-nurses-begin-strike-at-chicago-hospi/

BREITBART
— Rochester Black Lives Matter Protesters Reportedly Segregate Demonstrators by Race – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/12/rochester-black-lives-matter-protesters-reportedly-segregate-demonstrators-by-race/
— Rutgers Lecturer Blames ‘White Christian Privilege’ for Slavery, Genocide, Colonialism – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/education/2020/09/11/rutgers-lecturer-blames-white-christian-privilege-slavery-genocide-colonialism/

NEWS BUSTERS
— ‘Evil,’ ‘Racism’ – ESPN’s Debate Show Fails, Yet Again, to Understand Booing – Jonas Wells
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/jonas-wells/2020/09/11/evil-racism-espns-debate-show-fails-yet-again-understand

CAMPUS REFORM
— Stanford journalism scholar says journalists should be ‘activists,’ ‘advocates for social justice’ – Joseph Silverstein (DIERSEN: To advocate social justice is to advocate hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://campusreform.org/?id=15655

COLLEGE FIX
— Parents: Stay on top of your child’s ‘diversity’ lessons – Dave Huber
https://www.thecollegefix.com/parents-stay-on-top-of-your-childs-diversity-lessons/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “In Wisconsin Poll, Unrest Concerns Don’t Translate Into Surge for Trump. Worries about law and order have become so prevalent that likely voters say it’s just as important as solving the coronavirus pandemic. But voters aren’t favoring Mr. Trump on the issue.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/12/us/politics/wisconsin-poll-biden-trump.html

NEW YORK POST
— Rich kid ‘rioters’ are ignorant about the poor working class – Rob Henderson
https://nypost.com/2020/09/12/rich-kid-rioters-are-ignorant-about-the-poor-working-class/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Bad Teaching Is Tearing America Apart Education’s dumbing down frays the bonds of citizenship and is hardest on the poor, says E.D. Hirsch, the man who wrote the book on cultural literacy. – Naomi Schaefer Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bad-teaching-is-tearing-america-apart-11599857351
— ‘Those Who Forget’ Review: Accounting for Evil Confronting a hard truth about the Holocaust: the collaboration of ordinary Germans. – Diane Cole (DIERSEN: My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/those-who-forget-review-accounting-for-evil-11599836504
— Google’s Sundar Pichai Is a Really Nice Guy. Is That Enough? The low-key chief is contending with possible antitrust lawsuits, a revenue drop and pressure to take the company in new directions – Rob Copeland
https://www.wsj.com/articles/googles-sundar-pichai-is-a-really-nice-guy-is-that-enough-11599848504
— Trump, Loyalty and ‘The Godfather’ His supporters know his flaws but worry that the Democrats will be radical and hurt the economy. – Peggy Noonan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-loyalty-and-the-godfather-11599779600

September 1 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump visits Kenosha, Wisconsin
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Trump supporters, Black Lives Matter protests draw hundreds to downtown Kenosha during visit – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-kenosha-visit-draws-hundreds-of-demonstrators-downtown/6399728/
— Kenosha visit by President Trump comes after Jacob Blake shooting sparks protests Trump visit also follows fatal shooting during protests; Kyle Rittenouse, 17, in custody in Illinois – Craig Wall and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-visits-kenosha-in-wake-of-police-shooting-protests/6398310/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,492 new coronavirus cases, 39 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1492-new-covid-19-cases/6399006/

NBC5
— Trump Wades Into Racial Tensions With Visit to Kenosha Trump aides believe that tough-on-crime stance will help him with voters and that the more the national discourse is about anything other than the coronavirus, the better it is for the president – Zeke Miller, Alexandra Jaffe and Will Weissert
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/president-trump/trump-wades-into-racial-tensions-with-visit-to-kenosha-wis/2332123/
— Protesters Gather, March in Kenosha During and After Trump’s Visit
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/protesters-gather-march-in-kenosha-during-and-after-trump-visit/2332466/
— Trump Declines to Condemn Teen’s Fatal Shooting of Protesters in Kenosha After Deriding ‘Left-Wing Violence’
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/trump-declines-to-condemn-teens-fatal-shooting-of-protesters-in-kenosha-after-deriding-left-wing-violence/2332454/
— Black Lives Matter, Jacob Blake Signs Vandalized at Wheaton Church  Church members at Hope Presbyterian Church said they plan to replace the damaged signs as a message to the Wheaton community. – Chris Coffey (DIERSEN: Whoever did this had to know that it would be used against those who support Trump.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/black-lives-matter-jacob-blake-signs-vandalized-at-wheaton-church/2332640/

CBS2
— President Trump Meets With Kenosha Business Owners, Announces $4 Million In Federal Aid To Rebuild – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/01/president-trump-meets-with-kenosha-business-owners-announces-4-million-in-federal-aid-to-rebuild/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— In Kenosha, President Trump calls violence ‘domestic terror,’ ‘anti-American’ – Jason Calvi
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/in-kenosha-president-trump-calls-violence-domestic-terror-anti-american

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In Kenosha, Trump says law enforcement isn’t systemically racist, and the needed structural change is safety – BILL RUTHHART and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-president-donald-trump-kenosha-visit-jacob-blake-20200901-yz2l5fhykfdepalkynd6lzno2q-story.html
— NFL reveals more in-game social and racial justice plans, including slogans inscribed in end zones – AP (DIERSEN: Promoting social and racial justice is Democrat code for getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-nfl-racial-justice-measures-20200831-ljjqaqfaxfandcla4d3fuqxm6q-story.html
— After decades of unmet diversity goals, some major employers turn to hard racial quotas – MARIN WOLF and KIM BHASIN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about race, gender, and age quotas, goals, and targets that Democrat politicians gave my superiors in the federal government. To meet those quotas, goals, and targets, they got rid of their employees who were Republican, White, 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 federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-black-jobs-racial-hiring-quotas-20200901-4c3jlnc5mzb4bflnm7egljvm7e-story.html
— All aboard! Freeloaders on Metra damage agency’s bottom line – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-metra-no-conductors-free-rides-20200901-lrgqq3yrmrbzpptxnamj2niwn4-story.html
— The path to Illinois pension reform – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-commentary-illinois-pension-crisis-wirepoint-20200901-uyefp4ugs5awti4rfhnhcrffhm-story.html
— Democrats, don’t let the far left hijack your party – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-democrats-far-left-jonah-goldberg-20200901-l2zupdvygfab7a3zwo4mwzssom-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Tempers, tension and taunts in Kenosha — but also efforts to heal: ‘Trying to turn something good out of all this’ Neighbors, activists and relatives of Jacob Blake took part in the community block party that made the neighborhood feel more like a Labor Day weekend than the epicenter of the nation’s latest reckoning with police violence and racism. – Mitchell Armentrout and Manny Ramos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/1/21417658/president-donald-trump-trip-kenosha-visit-wisconsin-jacob-blake
— President Trump in Kenosha, vowing ‘to get it fixed up’ — but Jacob Blake’s uncle says, stay ‘away from our family’ “We’re not going to let anyone smudge my nephew’s name,” said Justin Blake. “We don’t have any words for the orange man in the White House.” – Rachel Hinton, Manny Ramos, and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/9/1/21411351/trump-kenosha-jacob-blake-looting-protests-police
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump pops into Kenosha to fan the flames. Ignoring pleas from local officials, Trump shows up to toe the rubble of rioting.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/1/21417241/trump-kenosha-visit-protests-presidential-election-steinberg

DAILY HERALD
— Trump tours Kenosha, blames rioting on Democrats; Blake’s uncle says keep away – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200901/trump-tours-kenosha-blames-rioting-on-democrats-blakes-uncle-says-keep-away
— The problems with wide-scale mail-in voting – Bob Stozek, Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200830/the-problems-with-wide-scale-mail-in-voting
— Police in Kane County now can ticket businesses not complying with COVID-19 precautions – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200901/police-in-kane-county-now-can-ticket-businesses-not-complying-with-covid-19-precautions
— Oberweis, Underwood spar in online candidate forum – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200901/oberweis-underwood-spar-in-online-candidate-forum
— DuPage County election judges to receive double pay, online training
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200901/dupage-county-election-judges-to-receive-double-pay-online-training

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Protesters march in Kenosha after Trump visit – Morry Gash
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/the-latest-protesters-march-in-kenosha-after-trump-visit/image_15474a6e-4887-5d43-a6db-a3f5d78fc4f7.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— No reports of violence as Trump visits Kenosha
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/the-latest-no-reports-of-violence-as-trump-visits-kenosha/article_3ef40627-f11a-582d-9e0d-07f5958fb150.html

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— Kenosha unrest causes $2M in damage to city-owned property – NOREEN NASIR and MICHAEL TARM (DIERSEN: How much damage to city-owned property do the Democrats plan on making in your city?)
https://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/illinois-news/kenosha-unrest-causes-2m-in-damage-to-city-owned-property/article_8aac0d3c-4425-5d83-aa9e-fec2a2fe3d95.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Praises Law Enforcement In Visit To Kenosha – BRIAN NAYLOR
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-visits-kenosha-against-local-officials-wishes#stream/0

GRAYS LAKE PATCH
— Christian Site Raises $315K For Rittenhouse Lawyers The site GiveSendGo is taking donations to help fund defense of the IL teen accused of killing two during last week’s shooting in Kenosha. – Amie Schaenzer
https://patch.com/illinois/grayslake/christian-site-raises-315k-rittenhouse-lawyers

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County To Double Pay For Election Judges Amid Pandemic The announcement comes amid a nationwide shortage in election workers, according to the DuPage County Clerk’s Office. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-double-pay-election-judges-amid-pandemic

ELMHURST PATCH
— DuPage County, College Of DuPage Launch Anti-Racism Initiative Activities will examine societal racism and “reflect on the ways COD and the surrounding community are working to create a better world.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans racists and even worse things. Democrats especially call Republicans racists and even worse things who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/dupage-county-college-dupage-launch-anti-racism-initiative

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— So Far, Steve Reick Opponent, Democrat Brian Sager, Running Self-Financed Campaign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/01/so-far-brian-sager-running-self-finance-campaign/
— Steve Reick Pulling in Significant Campaign Money
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/01/steve-reick-pulling-in-significant-campaign-money/
— Steve Reick Advertising on WLS Radio
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/01/steve-reick-advertising-on-wls-radio/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood / Jim Oberweis St. Charles Debate Thread
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/01/il-14-lauren-underwood-jim-oberweis-st-charles-debate-thread/
— Tom Weber Sponsoring Drug Drop-Off at Courthouse Wednesday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/01/tom-weber-sponsoring-drug-drop-off-at-courthouse-wednesday/
— Senators Wilcox & McConchie Schedule Shrimp Boil September 12th on Tallest Hill in Southeastern McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/01/senators-wilcox-mcconchie-schedule-shrimp-boil-september-12th-on-tallest-hill-in-southeastern-mchenry-county/
— Oberweis Calls for Link’s Resignation from State Senate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/01/oberweis-calls-for-links-resignation-from-state-senate/
— Another Crooked Cook County Democrat Goes Down
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/01/another-crooked-cook-county-democrat-goes-down/
— Kyle Rittenhouse Attorney Releases Initial Statement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/31/rittenhouse2/
— Tribune Writes about DuPage County Highway Commissioner Using Campaign Funds to Hire Attorney, But Not about Jack Franks Spending Eight Almost Times as Much for the Same Purpose
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/31/tribune-writes-about-dupage-county-highway-commissioner-using-campaign-funds-to-hire-attorney-but-not-about-jack-franks-spending-almost-times-as-much-for-the-same-purpose/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Bests Lauren Underwood as She Plays Politics with Kenosha Shootings as Kyle Rittenhouse Awaits Extradition to Face Charges
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/31/rittenhouse/
— Oberweis and Curran in McHenry Wednesday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/31/oberweis-and-curran-in-mchenry-wednesday/
— Judge David Gervais Sets Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/31/judge-david-gervais-sets-fundraiser/

ILLINOIS RISING ACTION
— Pritzker and the Democrats’ Hollow Calls for Ethics Reforms
https://ilrisingaction.org/pritzker-and-the-democrats-hollow-calls-for-ethics-reforms/

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— To Curb COVID-19 Spread, Vote-By-Mail To Play A Bigger Role In Illinois Voting – Jim Meadows
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/to-curb-covid-19-spread-vote-by-mail-to-play-a-bigger-role-in-illinois-voting/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump brings more money to police, prosecutors in Wisconsin after rioting – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/1/trump-brings-more-money-police-prosecutors-kenosha/
— D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser fears U.S. ‘descending into a race war’ – Jessica Chasmar (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, it is clear that the Democrat Party has declared a Second Civil War on America. Consequently, Americans are buying more and more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense. America will defeat the Democrats and win the Second Civil War. The soldiers in the Democrat Party’s army are citizens of foreign countries, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual people, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christians, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/1/muriel-bowser-dc-mayor-fears-us-descending-into-a-/
— Biden won’t visit Kenosha, wants to prevent upsetting ‘peaceful nature’ of protests, adviser says – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/1/joe-biden-not-visit-kenosha-avoid-upset-peaceful-p/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump slams NBA for lowest ratings in five years, demands they stand ‘tall’ for country and flag – Carly Ortiz-Lytle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-slams-nba-for-lowest-ratings-in-five-years-demands-they-stand-tall-for-country-and-flag
— Trump ignores warnings and tours Kenosha destruction – Rob Crilly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-ignores-warnings-and-tours-kenosha-destruction
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: In major shift, US Chamber of Commerce backs Democratic lawmakers for reelection – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/in-major-shift-u-s-chamber-of-commerce-backs-democratic-lawmakers-for-reelection
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: ‘Trump’s America’: New Biden TV ad blames president for riots – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trumps-america-new-biden-tv-ad-blames-president-for-riots

FOX NEWS
— Kenosha protesters throw water at Trump supporters, video shows The protesters and counter-protesters were in a verbal altercation first – Morgan Phillips, Garrett Tenney
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kenosha-protesters-water-trump-supporters-video
— Sen. Tom Cotton: Kenosha, Minneapolis carnage will spread until politicians restore order, deter criminals Kenosha and Minneapolis were the unlucky cities last week. Next week, it could be your town – Sen. Tom Cotton (DIERSEN: Which buildings do the Democrats want to burn down in your town?)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tom-cotton-kenosha-minneapolis-carnage-spread-order-criminals

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— D.C. Mayor Bowser Says She Fears a Race War While Fomenting a Race War
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/09/01/d-c-mayor-says-she-fears-a-race-war-while-fomenting-a-race-war/

BREITBART
— Google Refuses to Show Negative Search Suggestions About Black Lives Matter – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/09/01/google-refuses-to-show-negative-search-suggestions-about-black-lives-matter/
— Skidmore College Students Demand Termination of Profs That Attended Pro-Police Rally – TOM CICCOTTA (DIERSEN: I attended a July 4, 1996 Bob Dole rally in Wheaton and that made my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates furious. SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/07/05/dole-takes-pulse-of-the-heartland/913b56e4-dd07-4491-9bb3-7de45ad54d5f/ )
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/08/31/skidmore-college-students-demand-termination-of-profs-that-attended-pro-police-rally/
— Democrats, Journalists, Celebs Push Talking Point About Fearing ‘Race War’ – JOSHUA CAPLAN (DIERSEN: What are hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters threatening to do if Trump is reelected?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/01/democrats-journalists-celebs-push-talking-point-about-fearing-race-war/

BLAZE
— More than 36 street gangs in Chicago reportedly vow to shoot on sight any cop who has a weapon drawn in public – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chicago-street-gangs-vow-shoot-cops
— President Trump calls for ‘patriotic education’ in schools: ‘Left’s war on police, faith, history, and American values is tearing our country apart’ Because the U.S. is ‘an exceptional, free and just nation, worth defending, preserving, and protecting’ – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-demands-patriotic-education-schools

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— No such thing as truth to Joe Biden and Democrat culture benders – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/33197-assault-america-day-608-no-such-thing-truth-joe-biden-and-democrat-culture-benders

CNS NEWS
— Did California Lawmakers Read the Constitution Before Passing Corporate Racial Quotas? – Hans Bader
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-bader/did-california-lawmakers-read-constitution-passing-corporate-racial-quotas

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Democrats Are Whitewashing Leftist Violence – DAVID HARSANYI
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/09/the-democrats-are-whitewashing-leftist-violence/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Whistleblower busts major nuclear research lab forcing ‘blatantly anti-white’ training seminars Executives at Sandia Labs appear to be committed to forcing critical race theory on their trapped employees. – Peter Barry Chowka (DIERSEN: I was a trapped employee at IRS 1971-1980 and at GAO 1980-1997.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/whistleblower-busts-major-nuclear-research-lab-forcing-blatantly-anti-white-training-seminars

THE HILL
— The coming blue-city exodus – MERRILL MATTHEWS
https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/514541-the-coming-blue-city-exodus

CNBC
— Google recruiting group warns minority turnover will continue without clearer diversity goals – Jennifer Elias (DIERSEN: I should write a book about race, gender, and age quotas, goals, and targets that Democrat politicians gave my superiors in the federal government. To meet those quotas, goals, and targets, they got rid of their employees who were Republican, White, 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 federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/01/leaked-letter-google-recruiting-group-wants-clearer-diversity-goals.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that you are an extremist. I should write a book about present/past Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am an extremist.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/01/us/politics/trump-homeland-security-extremism.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/08/31/us/trump-vs-biden#president-trump-calls-his-supporters-peaceful-and-defends-a-17-year-old-who-shot-three-people-in-wisconsin
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/01/us/elections/trumps-claim-that-thugs-in-black-uniforms-were-planning-attack-echoes-far-right-social-media-posts.html
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/08/31/us/trump-vs-biden#harry-belafonte-denounces-a-trump-aides-doctored-clip-of-him-please-vote-them-out
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/01/us/trump-vs-biden#in-kenosha-trump-focuses-on-unrest-not-racism-or-police-violence
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/01/us/trump-vs-biden#fact-check-president-trump-took-undue-credit-for-the-relative-calm-that-has-settled-in-kenosha
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/01/us/trump-vs-biden#in-a-rebuke-of-trumps-kenosha-visit-hundreds-gather-at-the-corner-where-jacob-blake-was-shot
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/01/us/trump-vs-biden#trump-compares-officers-who-shoot-people-to-golfers-who-choke-and-floats-baseless-dark-shadows-theory-about-biden
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/01/us/trump-vs-biden#a-poll-finds-people-who-consume-conservative-media-are-less-likely-to-wear-masks

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/31/cornered-trump-tries-foment-race-war/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/01/troops-tell-us-what-they-think-trump/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/01/trump-is-too-loony-even-laura-ingraham/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/01/trump-has-narrowest-base-ever-biden-broadest/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/01/thats-why-trump-gives-more-interviews-fox-news-than-anyone-else/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/01/trump-goes-all-defends-white-violence/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-calls-trump-a-toxic-presence-who-is-encouraging-violence-in-america/2020/08/31/2f85e2e4-eb97-11ea-99a1-71343d03bc29_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/01/these-old-quotes-trump-make-his-attacks-biden-look-even-more-pathetic/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/01/trump-laura-ingraham-conspiracy-theory/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/09/01/trump-racism-corruption/

NEW YORK POST
— Elvis Presley’s Graceland vandalized with ‘Black Lives Matter’ graffiti – Tamar Lapin
https://nypost.com/2020/09/01/elvis-presleys-graceland-vandalized-with-blm-graffiti/

CONGRESSWOMAN ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON (D-DC)
— Norton Introduces Bill to Strengthen Workplace Protections for Legislative Branch Employees (DIERSEN: GAO is part of the Legislative Branch.)
https://thedcline.org/2020/09/01/press-release-norton-introduces-bill-to-strengthen-workplace-protections-for-legislative-branch-employees/

August 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Kenosha on edge ahead of President Trump’s planned visit; Gov. Evers asks Trump to reconsider trip More than 100 who have been arrested were from outside Kenosha: police – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/kenosha-on-edge-as-trump-visit-looms-amid-tensions/6396921/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,668 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1668-new-covid-19-cases/6397019/
— Chicago budget shortfall estimated to be $1.2 billion in 2021, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-budget-shortfall-estimated-to-be-$12b-mayor-says/6396785/

NBC5
— What to Know About President Trump’s Visit to Kenosha The president plans to meet with law enforcement and survey damage, according to the White House
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-to-know-about-president-trumps-visit-to-kenosha/2331835/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Biden blames Trump for protest violence.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/in-pittsburgh-biden-to-blame-trump-for-violence-nationwide/2331712/

CBS2
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $800 Million Budget Gap For 2020, $1.2 Billion For 2021 As Pandemic Ravages City Finances – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/31/mayor-lori-lightfoot-announces-1-2-billion-budget-deficit-for-2021-as-pandemic-ravages-city-finances/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump comes to Kenosha for a MAGA rally built for violence. The way we see it, the president will be in Kenosha on Tuesday because he is incapable of doing what’s noble and right.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/31/21408635/kenosha-shooting-protests-president-trump-visit-joe-biden-editorial-jacob-blake
— Ailing Kenosha on edge as Trump visit looms amid tensions Kenosha police said they have arrested 200 people since the protests began; 102 were from outside Kenosha. – Russell Contreras
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/31/21408458/kenosha-shooting-protesters-arrested-gov-evers-asks-trump-reconsider-visit
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters attack Rittenhouse.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/8/30/21407756/tucker-carlson-radical-right-embracing-illinois-youth-accused-two-kenosha-killings

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Citing ’catastrophic collapse’ of economy, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago faces $1.2 billion shortfall in 2021 ’pandemic budget’ – JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-2021-budget-forecast-20200831-c5m7wpo5brdbromqi4z7yxyqo4-story.html
— Kenosha leaders uneasy with Trump visit, but say they aim to ensure safety – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL, JOHN KEILMAN and GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-kenosha-protests-arrests-20200831-jibt6t47trgjzjtzoem3ditrlm-story.html
— Chicago passes 500 homicides, on track for one of the most violent years in decades – SOPHIE SHERRY and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-shootings-violence-20200831-5rw5thuyorglnefe6fr7t2tygy-story.html
— Heading into Labor Day, Chicago mayhem is out of control – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-gang-violence-brown-20200831-uqjzaxk2gjberprmmuslkodoke-story.html
— It’s not a ’fair tax’ unless we tackle ethics reform and efficiencies first – ANDY SHAW
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-graduated-income-tax-corruption-20200831-fixaw3pnd5g2xhdjixhbsnd3ei-story.html
— When ’peaceful protests’ turn violent – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-protests-riots-lightfoot-kenosha-20200831-gfn4wbcoj5ddpceqojrf5qjggi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Soon, under the Democrats who run Illinois, everyone in Illinois will be handing out welfare and/or collecting welfare.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200831/state-lawmaker-hosting-food-distribution-for-aurora-families

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— City budget gap reaching $2 billion in 2 years, Lightfoot warns Layoffs and more are on the table, with an almost $800 million deficit in 2020 and a projected $1.2 billion shortfall coming in 2021. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/city-budget-gap-reaching-2-billion-2-years-lightfoot-warns

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Davis walking a fine line with support for Trump – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/tom-kacich-davis-walking-a-fine-line-with-support-for-trump/article_c1cf5b51-73cd-545c-87e6-5c9b72f8ebeb.html

CENTER FOR AMERICAN POLITICS
— Campaigning in the Time of Coronavirus: Less Personal, More Distant, More Expensive – Derrick Blakley
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/campaigning-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-less-personal-more-distant-more-expensive

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP TWEETS “ESTHER IS GREAT!” ABOUT 17TH CD REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/trump-tweets-esther-is-great-about-17th-cd-republican-congressional-candidate.html
— 1 IN 5 CHURCHES COULD CLOSE IN NEXT 18 MONTHS, NEW BARNA STUDY SAYS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/1-in-5-churches-could-close-in-next-18-months-new-barna-study-says.html
— RISE FOR A NEW BEGINNING, SAYS ONLY BLACK REPUBLICAN STATE SENATE CANDIDATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/rise-for-a-new-beginning-says-only-black-republican-state-senate-candidate.html
— WOKE CULTURE AND LIBERTY CAN’T CO-EXIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/woke-culture-and-liberty-cant-co-exist.html

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
— RESOLUTION TO CONSERVE HISTORY AND COMBAT PREJUDICE – CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/RESOLUTION_TO_CONSERVE_HISTORY_AND_COMBAT_PREJUDICE_CHRISTOPHER_COLUMBUS.pdf

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Trump’s Running to Save Us from a Race War Fomented by Democrats
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/08/31/trumps-running-to-save-us-from-the-race-war-that-democrats-are-fomenting/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Portland’s left-wing turns on Mayor Ted Wheeler – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/31/ted-wheeler-portlands-left-wing-turns-mayor/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— How long will Democrats pretend the chaos in Portland is normal? – Kaylee McGhee
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/how-long-will-democrats-pretend-the-chaos-in-portland-is-normal
— Biden and Mayor blame Trump for Portland killing – Byron York (DIERSEN: Who blames you and what do they blame you for? I should write a book about those who blame me and what they blame me for.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/byron-yorks-daily-memo-biden-and-mayor-blame-trump-for-portland-killing
— A Biden presidency will move the US toward a far-left future – Rep. Michael Waltz
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/a-biden-presidency-will-move-the-us-toward-a-far-left-future
— Liberal Media Scream: On CNN, April Ryan says Trump started ‘a race war’ – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/liberal-media-scream-on-cnn-april-ryan-says-trump-started-a-race-war

BREITBART
— Oprah: America Cannot Move Forward Until ‘Racial Injustice’ and ‘Betrayal’ of Blacks Is Acknowledged – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/08/31/oprah-america-cannot-move-forward-until-racial-injustice-and-betrayal-of-blacks-is-acknowledged/
— Illinois Pastor K. Edward Copeland Calls Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Mass Shooter’ like Dylann Roof – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/31/nolte-illinois-pastor-calls-kyle-rittenhouse-mass-shooter-like-dylann-roof/
— Mike Pence: Democrats Obsessed with Defunding and ‘Blaming the Police’ – SEAN MORAN (DIERSEN: Who blames you and what do they blame you for? I should write a book about those who blame me and what they blame me for.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/31/mike-pence-democrats-obsessed-defunding-blaming-police/

CNS NEWS
— Employee Punished After Criticizing White Male Reeducation Seminar Could Sue Nuclear Weapons Lab – Hans Bader
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-bader/employee-punished-after-criticizing-white-male-reeducation-seminar-could-sue

NEWSMAX
— Radical Left Has Misjudged America’s Tolerance for Tyranny – Larry Bell
https://www.newsmax.com/larrybell/corporate-hiers-orwell-reparations/2020/08/31/id/984635/
— This President Will Be Reelected, Followed by a Greater Second Term – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/truman-fdr-covid-unemployment/2020/08/31/id/984750/

FEDERALIST
— DNC Spokeswoman: Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Member Of ‘Domestic Terror Group’ – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/31/dnc-senior-spokesperson-labels-kenosha-shooter-kyle-rittenhouse-member-of-domestic-terror-group/

CENTER SQUARE
— Why Democrats must hide Biden from America – William Haupt III
https://www.thecentersquare.com/opinion/oped-why-democrats-must-hide-biden-from-america/article_0e894218-eafa-11ea-8f78-5b2ff6bf356e.html

COLLEGE FIX
— Facebook censors Stanford College Republicans’ post that Kenosha shooter acted in self-defense – Matt Lamb
https://www.thecollegefix.com/facebook-censors-stanford-college-republicans-post-that-kenosha-shooter-acted-in-self-defense/

THE HILL
— Portland mayor to Trump: ‘It’s you who have created the hate and the division’ – JUSTIN WISE (DIERSEN: How much pressure from Democrats is there on your mayor to get rid of the following in your municipality once and for all: individuals, organizations, and companies that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time/)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/514378-portland-mayor-to-trump-its-you-who-have-created-the-hate-and-the

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Biden says Trump can’t stop violence he has ‘fomented’ for years.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/biden-say-trump-can-t-stop-violence-because-he-has-n1238858

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump praises supporters amid deadly clashes with social justice protesters
https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/daily-202-big-idea/trump-praises-supporters-amid-deadly-clashes-with-social-justice-protesters/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/31/its-obvious-why-wisconsin-officials-want-trump-stay-away/

WJLA
— 7 On Your Side takes a look at security for ballot drop boxes in the DMV – Scott Taylor
https://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/security-7-on-your-side-takes-a-look-at-ballot-drop-boxes

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/trump-nazis-white-supremacists-kenosha-charlottesville-very-fine-people.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters attack Rittenhouse.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/trump-defends-suspected-kenosha-shooter-kyle-rittenhouse.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Predict Even More Division If Trump Loses Reelection
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/voters_predict_even_more_division_if_trump_loses_reelection

August 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID 19 Illinois: IL reports 1,832 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1832-new-covid-19-cases-27-deaths/6380115/

NBC5
— Several Illinois Counties Installing Drop Boxes for Vote-by-Mail Ballots Cook County announced it will have more than 50 drop boxes available at voting sites in multiple suburbs – Astrid Galvan and Christina A. Cassidy
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/several-illinois-counties-installing-drop-boxes-for-vote-by-mail-ballots/2325619/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/new-dispensary-2nd-downtown-opens-in-river-north/2325800/
— Citing Threats, Mayor Defends Police Presence, Protest Restrictions at Her Home Chicago Police Supt. David Brown noted that “protesting in neighborhoods is not legal,” referencing a law that declares residential picketing “inappropriate in our society”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/citing-threats-mayor-defends-police-presence-protest-restrictions-at-her-home/2325754/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Mayor Lightfoot defends beefed-up police presence near her home – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/mayor-lightfoot-defends-beefed-up-police-presence-near-her-home

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— President Trump invokes ‘blood-stained sidewalks of Chicago’ in attack on Joe Biden – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-donald-trump-joe-biden-chicago-attack-20200821-wi4me3dybfc6vc7ije3pxkslsa-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,832 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths reported as state sets testing record for second day in a row
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200820-szrab7oxkfcsznbv5ihxlfkr64-story.html
— Citing threats, Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends ban on protesters on her block: ‘I have a right to make sure that my home is secure’ – GREGORY PRATT, JEREMY GORNER and MEGAN CREPEAU
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-police-lightfoot-home-protests-20200820-s563zjj4uzc2rcbprrruzalwaq-story.html
— Pritzker’s graduated tax follies: He opened his wallet but closed his ears – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pritzker-ivory-black-business-tax-20200820-sfxd72g5yzcdjkmsr2576ea4si-story.html
— Impatience with Mayor Lightfoot — and from her — grows as violence rages – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-unrest-violent-crime-looting-lightfoot-greising-20200820-mjgeovxgpzbhfoga3a7tma6vau-story.html
— Slogan or agenda? The blurry meaning of ‘Black Lives Matter’ – ERIC ZORN (DIERSEN: BLM’s agenda is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-black-lives-matter-slogan-marxism-zorn-20200820-sqjz4refn5esxfehqev2gax4sm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes Biden.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/20/21378020/gov-j-b-pritzker-joe-biden-endorsement-presidential-election-democrats-endorsement
— Lightfoot defends heavy police presence around her home “Given the threats that I have personally received. Given the threats to my home and my family, I’m gonna do everything to make sure that they are protected,” the mayor said Thursday. “I make no apologies whatsoever for that.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/8/20/21377608/lightfoot-police-home-security-protests-george-floyd-pandemic-logan-square
— Chicago ‘lefties’ still feelin’ the Bern, but not looking to burn Biden — see Dem nominee as stepping-stone to progress “I fully expect our movement to continue once Joe Biden is elected,” said progressive firebrand Stacy Davis Gates. “Donald Trump is a fascist that has to be put down. We have to focus our attention on removing him from the White House. That’s not in argument.” – Rachel Hinton and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/20/21376183/chicago-progressives-joe-biden-kamala-harris-sanders-democratic-socialist-trump-liberal
— Police union donates nearly $58,000 to former judge looking to unseat Kim Foxx The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police on Wednesday officially endorsed Pat O’Brien, the Republican nominee for Cook County state’s attorney. The FOP announced the decision in a post on the group’s Facebook page.- Fran Spielman and Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/20/21377709/chicago-police-union-fop-donation-obrien-cook-county-states-attorney-kim-foxx
— Illinois ‘going in the wrong direction’ with 1,832 more coronavirus cases Health officials on Thursday also announced 27 more residents have been killed by the virus, raising the state’s death toll to 7,833. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/20/21377805/illinois-covid-cases-deaths-coronavirus-pritzker-august-20

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage referendums far from ‘pointless’ – Dan Cronin, county board chairman; Robert Berlin, state’s attorney; James Mendrick, sheriff
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200820/dupage-referendums-far-from-pointless
— Illinois once again averaging 20 COVID-19 deaths per day – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200820/illinois-once-again-averaging-20-covid-19-deaths-per-day
— Glen Ellyn mayor won’t seek 2nd term; party recruits municipal candidates – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200820/glen-ellyn-mayor-wont-seek-2nd-term-party-recruits-municipal-candidates
— Facing tax evasion charge, state Sen. Link to step down as Democratic leader in Lake County – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200820/facing-tax-evasion-charge-state-sen-link-to-step-down-as-democratic-leader-in-lake-county

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Battle heats up over graduated income tax  Both friends and foes of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s tax amendment step up their game on a closely contested issue. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/battle-heats-over-graduated-income-tax

WBBM
— Raoul: Republicans Are Surrendering Their Party To A Racist, Misogynistic Philosophy; Democrats Must Be Bold Enough To Push Back – CRAIG DELLIMORE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. How soon, if not already, will the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs on your city council enact ordinances that officially banish Republicans from your municipality?)
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/raoul-democrats-must-be-bold-enough-to-push-back

FOX ILLINOIS
— Democrats pound their message: To oust Trump, you must vote – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/democrats-pound-their-message-to-oust-trump-you-must-vote
— Trump wants SCOTUS OK to block critics on Twitter – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents who discourage everyone from reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but who regularly read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails themselves?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-wants-scotus-ok-to-block-critics-on-twitter
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to allow him to block critics from his personal Twitter account. The administration said in a high-court filing Thursday that Trump’s @realdonaldtrump account with more than 85 million followers is his personal property and blocking people from it is akin to elected officials who refuse to allow their opponents’ yard signs on their front lawns.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry Township Board Sets Salaries for 2021-25 Term, Removes Monetary Incentive for Running for Trustee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/20/mchenry-township-board-sets-salaries-for-2021-25-term-removes-monetary-incentive-for-running-for-trustee/
— County, Township Boards Spurn Jack Franks Sexual Allegation Referendum Diversions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/20/county-township-boards-spurn-jack-franks-sexual-allegation-referendum-diversions/
— State Rep. Tom Weber Surveys Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/20/state-rep-tom-weber-surveys-voters/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Local Health Departments: Mask As I Say, Not As I Do – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/local-health-departments-mask-as-i-say-not-as-i-do/

CAPITOL FAX
— State Republicans won’t hold any “media advised events” during their convention
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/20/state-republicans-wont-hold-any-media-advised-events-during-their-convention/
— 1,832 new cases, 27 additional deaths, 1,519 hospitalized, 4.4 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/20/1832-new-cases-27-additional-deaths-1519-hospitalized-44-percent-positivity-rate/
— Link to resign as Lake County Democratic Chairman on September 15
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/20/link-to-resign-as-lake-county-democratic-chairman-on-september-15/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— BLM Leader Likens U.S. Government to ‘Terrorists’ – Alex Nester
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/blm-leader-likens-u-s-government-to-terrorists/

BREITBART
— Newt Gingrich: Too Much Power Is Concentrated in the Hands of Big Tech CEOs – LUCAS NOLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/08/19/newt-gingrich-too-much-power-is-concentrated-in-the-hands-of-big-tech-ceos/

NEWSMAX
— Republicans Ignore Trump’s Warnings, Tout Mail-In Voting – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/republicans-mail-in-voting-absentee-ballots-fraud/2020/08/20/id/983042/
— Harris’s Personal Story Won’t Rally Black Women – Patrice Lee Onwuka
https://www.newsmax.com/patriceleeonwuka/independent-teachers-uber/2020/08/20/id/983146/

FEDERALIST
— Joe Biden’s Flip-Flops Prove He’s Not Running His Own Campaign The truth is that Joe Biden, the candidate, is not the Joe Biden campaign. The left will mold him like clay into anything they want. He is their useful idiot. – Bob Anderson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/20/joe-bidens-flip-flops-prove-hes-not-running-his-own-campaign/
— House Democrats Propose A Racism Czar To Control National Memorials Section 754 of a bill presented by House Democrats proposes to regulate names on federal property based on ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion,’ which really means discriminating by race and ethnicity. – Krystina Skurk
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/20/house-democrats-propose-a-racism-czar-to-control-national-memorials/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Dems in power births a socialist revolution – J.M. Phelps
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2020/08/20/journalist-dems-in-power-births-a-socialist-revolution

EPOCH TIMES
— Energy Secretary Launches Review, Asks For Investigation After ‘White Privilege’ Training Draws Criticism – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/energy-secretary-launches-review-asks-for-investigation-after-white-privilege-training-draws-criticism_3469557.html

THE HILL
— Black Lives Matter movement to play elevated role at convention – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/511932-black-lives-matter-movement-to-play-elevated-role-at-convention

POLITICO
— Conservative think tank asks FEC to probe tech bans on Laura Loomer Twitter and Facebook said Wednesday they do not plan to reinstate Loomer after her primary win. – CRISTIANO LIMA
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/20/fec-probe-tech-bans-laura-loomer-399391

NEW YORK TIMES
— Goodyear: Attire Supporting Police OK, but No Political Wear
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/08/20/business/bc-us-trump-goodyear.html
— Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Jump to 1.1 Million
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/08/20/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus

WASHINGTON POST
— Portland protesters set fire inside county building as tensions continue to escalate – Katie Shepherd
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/19/portland-multnomah-building-fire/

DESERT SUN
— USA Today Network sets new goals for newsroom diversity by 2025 – Julie Makinen (DIERSEN: To set a diversity goal is to stop hiring and to get rid of those who are White, male, and/or older.)
https://www.desertsun.com/story/opinion/columnists/2020/08/20/column-usa-today-network-sets-new-goals-newsroom-diversity-2025/3360173001/

FOX 21
— Denver home seller admits taking Black Lives Matter signs – AP (DIERSEN: BLM signs and “Dump Trump” signs discourage those who are the following from buying: law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Christian, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.fox21news.com/top-stories/denver-home-seller-admits-taking-black-lives-matter-signs/

FORBES
— How Technology Is Fueling Social Justice During A Pandemic – Tal Frankfurt
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/08/20/how-technology-is-fueling-social-justice-during-a-pandemic/
— We Think Social Platforms Censor Political Views. Because Politicians Want Us To. – Rob Pegoraro
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robpegoraro/2020/08/20/we-think-social-platforms-censor-political-views-because-politicians-want-us-to/
— 6 Things To Remove From Your Résumé – Ashira Prossack (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashiraprossack1/2020/08/20/6-things-to-remove-from-your-resume/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Dates other than listing your work history. Unfortunately age discrimination, whether intentional or unintentional, happens more often than it should. The only dates that belong on your résumé are the dates of your work history. Graduation year and dates from any other certifications or qualifications should also be left off. Your degree and any other qualifications are what matter, not when you got them. Details that give away your age. There are some subtle and not so subtle details that can give insight into your age. Including your GPA, using your school email address, and embellished job descriptions for entry level positions (ie, managed customer expectations while expertly crafting espresso beverages as a description for a barista position) are indicators of a younger candidate. On the other hand, using a font like Times New Roman, having an AOL or Hotmail email address, and even something as subtle as double spacing after a period are indicators of an older candidate. . .A photo. Having a photo opens you up to potential discrimination. Whether that discrimination is unintentional or intentional, it’s still detrimental to your chances of being hired. Your appearance has no bearing on your ability to do the job, so therefore your photo has no place on your résumé.)
— 73% Of U.S. Adults (Especially Republicans) Think Social Media Platforms Censor Posts, Survey Reports – Siladitya Ray
https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2020/08/19/73-of-us-adults-especially-republicans-think-social-media-platforms-censor-posts-survey-reports/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers say “60% of Republicans Support Kamala Harris’ Proposal to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide.”
https://www.newsweek.com/60-republicans-support-kamala-harris-proposal-legalize-marijuana-nationwide-poll-1526421

August 16 Morning Edition

TRUMP/PENCE CAMPAIGN
— Vice President Mike Pence to Deliver Remarks on Joe Biden’s Failure to Put American Workers First August 19 – Darien, Wisconsin
https://events.donaldjtrump.com/events/vice-president-mike-pence-to-deliver-remarks-on-joe-bidens-failure-to-put-american-workers-first-19-aug

ABC7
— 24 arrested, several injured after Chicago police, demonstrators clash during protest in Loop CPD expected to release video showing beginning of clash Sunday – John Garcia, Cate Cauguiran and Jesse Kirsch (DIERSEN: Constructively, the protesters, vandals, looters, and rioters are shouting “VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS OR WE WILL DESTROY YOUR MUNICIPALITY LIKE WE ARE DESTROYING CHICAGO” and “THE DAMAGE THAT WE ARE INFLICTING ON DEMOCRAT-LED CHICAGO IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE DAMAGE THAT WE WILL INFLICT ON REPUBLICAN-LED MUNICIPALITIES.”)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/24-arrested-several-hurt-after-cpd-protesters-clash-in-loop/6372706/

NBC5
— 24 Arrested, 17 Officers Injured After Chicago Protests ‘Hijacked,’ Police Say The demonstrations began at Chicago’s iconic Bean before the group traveled to Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, where multiple incidents were reported
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/24-arrested-17-officers-injured-after-chicago-protests-hijacked-police-say/2323071/
— Political Leaders, Activist Groups Criticize Police After Clashes Between CPD, ‘Agitators’ Sunday The demonstrations began at Chicago’s iconic Bean before the group traveled to Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, where multiple incidents were reported
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/political-leaders-activist-groups-criticize-police-after-clashes-between-cpd-agitators-sunday/2323168/
— Video Shows Police Pepper Spray, Swarm Protesters Amid Tense Scenes in Chicago
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/video-shows-police-pepper-spray-swarm-protesters-amid-tense-scenes-in-chicago/2323042/

CBS2
— Protesters, Police Clash Violently On Downtown Streets; Supt. Brown Says Agitators Assaulted Officers – Steven Graves
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/15/protesters-police-clash-violently-on-downtown-streets-supt-brown-says-agitators-assaulted-officers/
— Demonstrators Clash With Police Downtown, 24 People Arrested (DIERSEN: My wife worked in an office building near Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive 1970-1992. My wife worked in downtown Chicago 1968-1992 and I worked in downtown Chicago in 1971 and 1973-1997.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/15/live-updates-despite-earlier-plans-protest-march-avoids-dan-ryan-continue-march-through-downtown/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Twitter photos show a large group of protesters and police officers gathered in the area of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive. The Michigan Avenue Bridge has been raised, and police were reportedly trying to move the protesters into the Loop.)
— DISGUSTING: Doctors Don Black Scrubs For Black Lives (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4667742-doctors-don-black-scrubs-for-black-lives/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Police clash with protestors downtown in heated exchange
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/police-clash-with-protestors-downtown-in-heated-exchange
— CPD plans to release video footage of incident that sparked violence, 24 arrests downtown
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/cpd-plans-to-release-video-footage-of-incident-that-sparked-violence-24-arrests-downtown

WGN RADIO
— Portland police declare riot, push protesters from building – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/anti-police-brutality-rally-returns-to-oregons-biggest-city/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Downtown protest turns into violent clash between Chicago police and marchers, injuring dozens of officers and demonstrators – PAIGE FRY

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-downtown-protests-violent-20200816-v7yrehiibnbkvfpqxsijgz4cme-story.html
— What is ballot harvesting? Here’s a look at the practice in the United States. – MICHELLE L. PRICE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-what-is-ballot-harvesting-20200815-uyyyetfuojbvtpwqsa5gownyba-story.html
— Best cars for young drivers – Phoebe Wall Howard (DIERSEN: What did you do with the money that you earned from summer jobs? I did yard work and delivered newspapers during the summers of 1962, 1963, and 1964. I washed dishes during the summer of 1965. I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline during the summer of 1966. I delivered mail during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969. I used the money that I earned a) to buy a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964, b) to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, c) to pay for tuition and books at UIC 1966-1968, d) to buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, e) to buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, and f) to pay for room and board, tuition, and books at NIU 1969-1970.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/south-florida-sun-sentinel-sunday/20200816/282321092367743

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Shutting down public transit is unfair to Chicagoans who need it most The repeated evening and overnight shutdowns of CTA, Divvy and paratransit service in the downtown area set an alarming precedent. – Amy Rynell, Executive Director, Active Transportation Alliance
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/16/21369119/public-transit-cta-divvy-shutdowns-downtown-active-transportation-alliance-letters

DAILY HERALD
— Link case emphasizes need for legislative ethics reform in Illinois – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200815/editorial-link-case-emphasizes-need-for-legislative-ethics-reform-in-illinois

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Ratings move race toward Davis; fight over corporate PAC money goes on – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200815/bernard-schoenburg-ratings-move-race-toward-davis-fight-over-corporate-pac-money-goes-on

ABC PEORIA
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ March shows support for Peoria law enforcement – Paige Blanzy
https://hoiabc.com/2020/08/15/back-the-blue-march-shows-support-for-peoria-law-enforcement/

FOX ILLINOIS
— ‘Ballot harvesting’ targeted amid fight over voting rules – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/ballot-harvesting-targeted-amid-fight-over-voting-rules-08-15-2020-193336966

ST. CHARLES PATCH
— City Seeks Candidates For Vacant Ward 3 Alderman Seat (DIERSEN: Questions for city council candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following, that is, would vote for or against promoting the following: BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/city-seeks-candidates-vacant-ward-3-alderman-seat

CITY JOURNAL
— When Authority Vanishes Chicago’s leaders have surrendered to vandals. – John O. McGinnis
https://www.city-journal.org/looter-vandals-sack-chicagos-north-side

CHICAGO NOW
— FEAR, ANGER, OR DISGUST/ HAS CHICAGO HAD ENOUGH?/ RIOTS JOIN THE SHOOTINGS AND KILLINGS – BOB ANGONE
http://www.chicagonow.com/just-sayin/2020/08/fear-anger-or-disgust-has-chicago-had-enough/

CENTER SQUARE
— After patronage scandal, Democrats differ on whether to take political money Madigan controls – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: All of my critics/opponents, all of their operatives, and all of their dupes have always promoted patronage. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who focus/focused on promoting patronage.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/after-patronage-scandal-democrats-differ-on-whether-to-take-political-money-madigan-controls/article_b0af9d02-dda4-11ea-83ca-13fd8a3d6d99.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Erik Ruth Being Eyed as Most Viable Candidate to Replace Allen Skillicorn
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/15/erik-ruth-being-eyed-as-most-viable-candidate-to-replace-allen-skillicorn/
— IL 14- Oberweis Internet Ad Appears in AP Story and on Drudge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/15/il-14-oberweis-internet-ad-appears-in-ap-story/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— New voting laws reignite battle over ‘ballot harvesting’ – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/16/ballot-harvesting-battle-rages-amid-new-voting-law/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘We need your strong voice across the country’: NYPD union endorses Trump – Andrew Mark Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/nypd-union-backs-trump-in-first-ever-presidential-endorsement-for-group

FOX NEWS
— Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx is soft on criminals, fails to do her job — crime soars Politicians and their failed policies have made Chicago a city that now borders on unlivable – John Catanzara
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/chicago-crime-kim-foxx-john-cantanzara

DAILY WIRE
— Democrat-Controlled Chicago Spent $66 Million On A Coronavirus Facility That Treated 38 Patients—Total – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-controlled-chicago-spent-66-million-on-a-coronavirus-facility-that-treated-38-patients-total

PJ MEDIA
— The Obama-Biden Administration Removed Thousands of USPS Collection Boxes – MATT MARGOLIS (DIERSEN: While I worked part-time for the Post Office 1966-1969, I often drove a Post Office truck and collected mail from collection boxes.)
https://pjmedia.com/election/matt-margolis/2020/08/15/flashback-the-obama-biden-administration-removed-thousands-of-usps-collection-boxes-n796263

COMMUNITY DIGITAL NEWS
— Democrats win, Conservative journalists will be censored – Joseph Ragonese (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who actively work/worked against conservatives. I would focus on present/past leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give themselves standing to destroy those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/democrats-win-conservative-journalists-will-be-censored-131604/

THE HILL
— Taylor Swift: Trump’s ‘calculated dismantling’ of USPS proves he’s trying to ‘blatantly cheat’ election – MORGAN GSTALTER (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who actively work/worked against conservatives. I would focus on present/past leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give themselves standing to destroy those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/512172-taylor-swift-trumps-calculated-dismantling-of-usps-proves-hes-trying
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In behind-the-scenes clips from her Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana,” the songwriter discussed her decision to actively work against the president.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes Harris.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/512011-harris-looks-to-complete-biden-path-to-presidency

CNN
— A violent protest in Chicago leads to 2 dozen people arrested and 17 officers injured – Kay Jones
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/16/us/chicago-police-protests-arrests/index.html
— Six questions about slavery reparations, answered – Breeanna Hare and Doug Criss (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you should pay more reparations: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoider (except Joe Biden), and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/15/us/slavery-reparations-explanation-trnd/index.html

YAHOO NEWS
— You don’t need the U.S. Postal Service to deliver your mail-in ballot – Jon Ward
https://news.yahoo.com/you-dont-need-the-us-postal-service-to-vote-your-mail-in-ballot-210121973.html
— Why India Wants to Claim Kamala – Shruti Rajagopalan
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-india-wants-claim-kamala-000001993.html

NBC NEWS
— Trump says it could take ‘months’ or ‘years’ to know election results President Donald Trump’s comments come amid widespread concern that the U.S. Postal Service is not prepared for the increase of mail-in ballots this November. – Lauren Egan
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-says-it-could-take-months-or-years-know-election-n1236878

CBS NEW YORK
— DISGUSTING: Doctors Wear Black Scrubs To Honor Black Lives Matter Movement (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/4667741-doctors-wear-black-scrubs-to-honor-black-lives-matter-movement/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Republicans insist that millions of Americans want to vote for Trump but won’t admit it. Polling experts tell a different story.” In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county, if you display a Trump sign in your front yard, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will promote hatred against you. I should write a book about hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, and in DuPage County.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/16/us/politics/trump-polls.html
— Who Holds the Key to a New America? A historic low-income-voter turnout in 2020 would mean a victory for Democrats. – William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get elected and reelected, Democrats promise to use government to take money away those who have more money and to give that money to those who a) have less money, b) are moderate or liberal, c) are non-White, d) are non-male, e) are non-heterosexual, f) are not married, g) are younger, h) are non-Christian, i) are non-Italian American, j) are non-German American, k) are veteran, l) are in America illegally, and m) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/11/opinion/2020-low-income-voters.html
— Black Like Kamala Republican efforts to deny Senator Harris’s identity as an African-American and turn her into a noncitizen are destined to fail. – Jamelle Bouie (DIERSEN: Should everyone in America be required to publish their DNA? What if I had lied and successfully claimed Swedish ancestry? During the 1840s and 1850s, all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois from what is now Germany. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me as well as the fact that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran and I lived in Crete 1948-1972 and in Wheaton since 1978. In my defense, I stress that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F. Further, according to http://dna.ancestry.com , my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece. Again, what if I had lied and successfully claimed Swedish ancestry?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/14/opinion/kamala-harris-black-identity.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White-haters and hate-filled White hating Whites who pander to hate-filled White-hating White haters are overjoyed that “Nationwide, for the first time in this country’s history, whites make up less than half of the population under the age of 16.” How soon, if not already, will schools, employers, organizations, etc. post signs that say that “WHITES ARE NOT WELCOME?”)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/15/us/second-generation-immigrant-kamala-harris.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Newsweek apologizes for op-ed questioning Harris eligibility – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/newsweek-apologizes-for-op-ed-questioning-harris-birthright/2020/08/15/21a1183e-df2a-11ea-b4f1-25b762cdbbf4_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters make it clear that they will destroy you if you question Harris’s citizenship.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/08/16/theres-no-question-about-harriss-citizenship-so-why-is-trump-questioning-it/

NEW YORK POST
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Black Lives Matter groups are multiplying — and competing for donations – Isabel Vincent
https://nypost.com/2020/08/15/blm-groups-are-multiplying-and-competing-for-donations/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Five candidates to face off for two seats on Laguna Beach City Council – LILLY NGUYEN (DIERSEN: Questions for city council candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following, that is, would vote for or against promoting the following: BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/story/2020-08-15/five-candidates-to-face-off-for-two-seats-on-laguna-beach-city-council

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump has a plan to steal the election and it’s not clear Democrats have a plan to stop him. Trump has shown he’s much better at crushing democracy than our institutions are at preserving it. This compulsion to believe he’s a fool has real costs.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/08/16/donald-trump-steal-2020-election-democrats-must-stop-him-column/3372658001/

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
— More than 223K mailed ballots returned undelivered in primary – Rory Appleton
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/clark-county/more-than-223k-mailed-ballots-returned-undelivered-in-primary-2095001/

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
— Charlotte’s mayor apologized for the city’s role in systemic racism. What comes next? – DANIELLE CHEMTOB AND LAUREN LINDSTROM (DIERSEN: If/when your mayor apologizes for your municipality’s role in systemic racism, which of your municipality’s residents will your mayor punish? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more that your mayor will punish you: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article244962035.html

REPORTER HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Pro-Trump rally draws several hundred to ‘Liberty Island’ in Loveland. ‘Rally for the Republic’ was organized by MAGA Trump Colorado. – MAX LEVY
https://www.reporterherald.com/pro-trump-rally-draws-several-hundred-to-liberty-island-in-loveland

NBC 12
— OUTSTANDING: Entire neighborhood lights up blue in show of ‘amazing support’ for law enforcement – Mark Davenport
https://www.nbc12.com/2020/08/14/entire-neighborhood-lights-up-blue-show-amazing-support-law-enforcement/

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT
— OUTSTANDING: Crowd turns out for Back the Blue walk – Brandon Summers
https://theindependent.com/news/local/watch-now-crowd-turns-out-for-back-the-blue-walk/article_4b300268-df6c-11ea-8cd3-4b171ad313d0.html

WBNG
— Pro-police demonstrators speak out in Bainbridge – Jack Arpey
https://wbng.com/2020/08/15/black-lives-matter-pro-police-demonstrators-speak-out-in-bainbridge/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A disgusting pot pusher asks “Can Kamala Harris Get Joe Biden to Push for Legalizing Pot?”
https://www.creators.com/read/steve-chapman/08/20/can-kamala-harris-get-joe-biden-to-push-for-legalizing-pot

August 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, UNACCEPTABLE: Dan Ryan protest: Expressway march against police brutality planned Saturday
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/protesters-plan-to-shut-down-dan-ryan-expressway-saturday/6370506/
— Illinois COVID 19 Today: IL reports 2,264 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths – Ravi Baichwal, Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-2264-new-coronavirus-cases-25-deaths/6370694/
— Postal workers’ union endorses Biden; Obama criticizes Trump’s USPS comments Obama also took to Twitter Friday to criticized the Trump administration over the USPS changes.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/postal-workers-union-endorses-biden-after-trump-usps-comments/6370780/

NBC5
— Chicago Police Deploy 1,000 Additional Officers After Downtown Looting Chicago Police Supt. David Brown sent a blunt message to potential weekend looters, warning them that “CPD is going to arrest you” and use various strategies to prevent caravans from coming downtown, including puncturing tires.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-deploy-1000-additional-officers-after-downtown-looting/2322295/
— Chicago Mayor Has ‘Great Concerns’ About Dan Ryan Protest OEMC said roughly 2,000 protesters are currently estimated to attend
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-mayor-has-great-concerns-about-dan-ryan-protest/2322505/
— Chicago Dan Ryan Protest: Here is the Route Demonstrators Are Expected to Take OEMC said roughly 2,000 protesters are currently estimated to attend
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-dan-ryan-protest-here-is-the-route-demonstrators-are-expected-to-take/2322437/
— Chicago Protests, Preparations: A Live Blog of What to Expect This Weekend Chicago protest tomorrow aims to shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway. Meanwhile, police work to prevent looting and unrest elsewhere in the city
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-protests-preparations-a-live-blog-of-what-to-expect-this-weekend/2322299/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Driving into danger? Truck drivers warned about Dan Ryan protest The Illinois Trucking Association is warning its drivers to stay away from the Dan Ryan Saturday because of the scheduled protest. Truckers say they are facing safety issues across the country due to violent protests.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/840437
— Dolly Parton addresses Black Lives Matter movement: ‘Of course Black lives matter’ – Nate Day (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to dump those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dolly-parton-addresses-black-lives-matter-movement-of-course-black-lives-matter

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 3 of 4 people arrested at CPS are Black even as arrests plummet The data released Friday comes during a heated debate about the role of police officers in Chicago Public Schools. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/8/14/21369270/schools-police-officers-cops-cps-arrests-public-department
— It’s a mayor’s job to rise above Even as we root for Lori Lightfoot, we’re troubled by the mayor’s tiresome habit of publicly shaming critics. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/14/21368907/mayor-lori-lightfoot-intemperate-lashing-out-politics-kim-foxx-public-shaming

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Those charged with downtown Chicago looting a mix of college students, out-of-work parents and convicted felons. But no apparent link to earlier police shooting in Englewood. – WILLIAM LEE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-looting-court-20200814-hv7kdbzlc5hmdmjkabaebu2yeq-story.html
— GAO finds two most senior Trump Homeland Security officials are ineligible for their positions – BEN FOX (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 when I was 31 years old because GAO could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-homeland-security-chad-wolf-ken-cuccinelli-20200814-rb4k2uw2mnfebj6y7ud3q6fsiu-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces beefed-up Chicago police plan to track, prevent future looting throughout city – GREGORY PRATT and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-public-safety-plan-news-conference-20200814-uw36wzrezjeu7h4wjjccbvvupy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— New COVID-19 cases push past 2,000 again. Kane, Will counties put in ‘warning level’ – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200814/new-covid-19-cases-push-past-2000-again-kane-will-counties-put-in-warning-level
— Illinois sees three-month high in new confirmed virus cases – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200814/news/308149890/
— State Sen. Terry Link remains silent as more politicians call for his resignation – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200814/state-sen-terry-link-remains-silent-as-more-politicians-call-for-his-resignation
— The suburban police that arrest the most drunken drivers, and how they do it – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200814/the-suburban-police-that-arrest-the-most-drunken-drivers-and-how-they-do-it

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Metro East coach fired after calling Black Lives Matter ‘criminals and terrorists’ – MEGAN VALLEY (DIERSEN: If you criticized BLM, how severely would the following punish you: a) the leaders of your municipality, township, county, and Illinois and b) the leaders of the organizations that you are a member of?)
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/metro-east-coach-fired-after-calling-black-lives-matter-criminals-and-terrorists/article_a63855ee-a8ff-58a6-a27b-a058d9dd9c78.html

WGLT
— B-N Educators Back BLM Calls For Racial Equity, But Want To Keep Cops In Schools – ERIC STOCK
https://www.wglt.org/post/b-n-educators-back-blm-calls-racial-equity-want-keep-cops-schools#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Some warn Illinois’ mail-in ballots could mean winners unknown for weeks – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/some-warn-illinois-mail-in-ballots-could-mean-winners-unknown-for-weeks/article_05bb9a46-de57-11ea-a1de-f7180f056822.html

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— John Monino has declared his candidacy for Milton Township Supervisor. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEE MEMBER DEMOCRAT TERRY LINK ACCUSED OF TAX EVASION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/senate-ethics-committee-chairman-democrat-terry-link-accused-of-tax-evasion.html
— THORNER: KAMALA HARRIS AS BIDEN’S STAND-IN FOR PRESIDENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/thorner-kamala-harris-as-bidens-stand-in-for-president.html
— LONE ILLINOIS BLACK GOP CANDIDATE ERIC WALLACE WON’T SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTER HIGHWAY SHUTDOWN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/lone-illinois-black-gop-candidate-wont-support-black-lives-matter-highway-shutdown.html
— DI LEO: TRUTH, LIES AND JOURNALISM IN DECLINE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/truth-lies-and-journalism-in-decline.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? SURVEYING CHICAGO’S RIOT DAMAGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/wheres-weyermuller-surveying-chicagos-riot-damage.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,264 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 4.1 percent positivity rates
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/14/2264-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-41-percent-positivity-rates/
— Subscribers know more, but lots of people have been trying to reach Skillicorn lately to find out what he intends to do and when he intends to do it. I mean, there’s only like 82 days until the election is over.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/14/question-of-the-day-3119/
— Bureau, Cass, Clinton, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Jefferson, Kane, LaSalle, Moultrie, Perry, Union and Will counties put on warning list
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/14/bureau-cass-clinton-franklin-greene-grundy-hancock-jefferson-kane-lasalle-moultrie-perry-union-and-will-counties-put-on-warning-list/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Free-speech lawsuits pile up as cities put brakes on conservative street messages Viewpoint discrimination alleged as cities allow ‘Black Lives Matter,’ block other messages – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Does your mayor claim authority to allow/disallow painting messages on the streets of your municipality?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/10/conservative-street-mural-rejections-amid-black-li/
— Second Amendment advocates warn of ‘gun apocalypse’ under Biden – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/13/gun-control-a-sleeper-issue-compared-to-past-elect/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump is giving schools tools to reopen, and they must do so for children’s sake – Kevin Roberts
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-is-giving-schools-tools-to-reopen-and-they-must-do-so-for-childrens-sake

BREITBART
— Kamala Harris: Our Ticket Can Say ‘Black Lives Matter’ While Trump Is ‘Sowing Hate’ – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/08/14/kamala-harris-our-ticket-can-say-black-lives-matter-while-trump-is-sowing-hate/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Guilt consumed Dems and the meaning of a Gettysburg speech – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/33088-assault-america-day-590-guilt-consumed-democrats-meaning-gettysburg-speech

DAILY WIRE
— Activists Storm Neighborhood, Tell White Residents To ‘Give Black People Back Their Homes’ “Get the f*** out and give sh** back.” (DIERSEN: Do you own your home? If/when BLMers demand that you give them your home, how will your respond?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/activists-storm-neighborhood-tell-white-residents-give-black-people-back-their-homes

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— We Should Be Terrified of What Will Happen If Democrats Win
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/08/14/we-should-be-very-afraid-of-what-will-happen-if-democrats-win/

FEDERALIST
— Governors Can’t Use Coronavirus To Indefinitely Declare A State Of Emergency In a national panic, Americans permitted executives to take power—to declare states of emergency and to implement lockdowns—and now those executives won’t give that power back. – Molly McCann
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/11/governors-cant-use-coronavirus-to-indefinitely-declare-a-state-of-emergency/

NEW AMERICAN
— The Sinister Side of the Black Lives Matter Movement – John F. McManus
https://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/36726-the-sinister-side-of-the-black-lives-matter-movement

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— It’s Time to Hire American – Marie Larson
https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2020/08/13/its_time_to_hire_american_501792.html

EPOCH TIMES
— 86 Percent of Americans Believe News Media Is Biased, Major Poll Finds – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV (DIERSEN: The mainstream news media in Illinois provides government and political news and commentary from a Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, and/or liberal point of view. GOPUSA ILLINOIS provides government and political news and commentary from a Republican and conservative point of view.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/86-percent-of-americans-believe-news-media-is-biased-major-poll-finds_3460707.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans’ concern about media bias is likely the result of overwhelmingly negative coverage of the Trump presidency. Between the beginning of the impeachment proceedings in 2019 and the exoneration vote in February, ABC, CBS, and NBC dedicated 77 times more coverage to impeachment, in terms of time spent, than to President Donald Trump’s economic successes, according to a study by the Media Research Center. The coverage was 93 percent negative when it came to Trump, another study found. The results were in line with MRC’s earlier reviews of coverage in 2017 and 2018, which found that the media was 90 percent negative when covering Trump. The Washington Post had more than 25 times more negative than positive headlines on Trump’s handling of the pandemic. Trump harshly criticized the media on the campaign trail in 2016 and has continued to do so since. The poll respondents were divided on whether these and other attacks on the media were justified. Among Republicans, 61 percent say the attacks are justified, compared to just 22 percent of Democrats. However, concern is growing about all forms of bias. A growing number of people said that more news sources are “reporting from a particular point of view,” that there is “too much bias in the selection of what stories news organizations cover or don’t cover,” and that there is “too much bias” in stories that should be covered objectively. More than 9 in 10 respondents said the bias is a “major problem.”)

THE HILL
— Postal Service warns 46 states mail ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/512086-postal-service-warns-46-states-mail-ballots-may-not-be-delivered-in-time-to

WASHINGTON POST
— Oregon police to leave downtown Portland after DA declines to prosecute most protest-related crimes – Simone Sebastian, Jessica Wolfrom and Katie Shepherd
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/14/protests-live-updates-oregon-police-leave-downtown-portland-after-da-declines-prosecute-most-protest-related-crimes/

NEW YORK POST
— Seattle BLM protesters demand white people ‘give up’ their homes – Joshua Rhett Miller (DIERSEN: Do you own your home? If/when BLMers demand that you give them your home, how will your respond?)
https://nypost.com/2020/08/14/seattle-blm-protesters-demand-white-people-give-up-their-homes/

NORTHWEST
— How far does your constitutional right to protest go in Washington and beyond? – Editorial
https://mynorthwest.com/2091505/constitutional-protests-riots-police/

NEW HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ rally in Taylor demonstrates support for local police – Jim Kasuba
https://www.thenewsherald.com/news/back-the-blue-rally-in-taylor-demonstrates-support-for-local-police/article_108bcfb8-de43-11ea-95da-7b89a99a5095.html

BLOOMBERG
— Chicago’s 1855 ‘Beer Riot’ Is a Bridge to the Unrest of 2020 In a 19th century uprising, protesters and police faced off, and the city’s mayor used a downtown bridge for crowd control. Sound familiar? – Zach Mortice (DIERSEN: My Protestant ancestors on my father’s side immigrated from what is now Germany to Chicago in 1844 and worked in a brick factory. In 1854, they homesteaded a farm in Crete.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-14/in-chicago-unrest-echoes-of-a-1855-beer-riot
(FROM THE ARTICLE: During the Lager Beer Riot of 1855, Chicago’s leaders also tried to use downtown bridge access to stymie dissent. This took place in the aftermath of an epidemic, after public health concerns shook up the city’s politics, when an aggrieved minority that had been discriminated against and targeted by police refused to take any more abuse. The conflict asked fundamental questions about the structure and function of law enforcement, kicked off a wave of police reform, and tested the city’s commitment to multi-ethnic diversity. If you don’t count the violence against Indigenous communities associated with Chicago’s founding, it stands as the young city’s first wide-scale organized civil unrest. As detailed in The Great Chicago Beer Riot: How Lager Struck a Blow for Liberty, an exhaustive 2015 account by John F. Hogan and Judy Brady, the incident was born of tensions between the native-born Protestant Chicagoans who founded the city and newer German and Irish immigrants. From 1850 to 1860, the population swelled from 30,000 to 112,000; nearly 40% of the city was German or Irish. Native-born locals viewed the newcomers with suspicion: The Germans were widely seen as subversive foreigners, the Irish as a distant species of subhuman. The conservative Chicago Tribune towed the nativist line: “Who does not know that the most depraved, debased, worthless and irredeemable drunkards and sots which curse the community are Irish Catholics?” the paper asked its readers in 1855. The Trib had an ally in Mayor Levi Boone, a pro-slavery, anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic member of the Know-Nothing shadow party that emerged from the declining Whigs. A doctor (and great-nephew of Daniel Boone), he was also staunchly-pro temperance, and rose to prominence as Chicago’s chief health officer, guiding the city through waves of cholera. Per his commitment to teetotaling, Boone and the city council raised liquor license fees up from $50 per year to $300 for three months — directly targeting the beer halls and saloons of the Irish and Germans. Police began enforcing Sunday closing laws that had been on the books since 1843 but were routinely ignored. Hotels and bars owned by native-born were rarely disturbed, according to the Chicago Public Library. Boone also barred Germans and Irish immigrants from the police force and other municipal posts, and purged these ethnicities from these positions if they were already there. He announced the closings on Saturday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day. Hundreds of bar owners and staff were arrested for refusing to pay the new fees or for staying open on Sunday. These saloons operated much like social clubs and community centers for new Americans. They were a centerpiece of the “continental Sunday” for Germans and Catholics — one day off of work a week to attend church and then file into the beer garden or set out a picnic with friends and family as the drinks flowed, says Dominic Pacyga, historian and professor emeritus at Columbia College in Chicago. This was anathema to the Protestant native-born. “What you were supposed to do on a Sunday was sit at home, drink lemonade, and talk about the Bible,” Pacyga says. German lager represented the foreign and unfamiliar to U.S.-born Chicagoans, but to immigrants it was a beloved signifier of culture and identity. The riot to come was named in its honor. Inside the courthouse at Randolph and Clark Street, both factions agreed to try one test case of the arrested barkeeps, and let that precedent stand for all. The trial was scheduled for April 21. That day, Germans residents crossed the Clark Street Bridge — a brand-new 30-foot-wide structure that spanned the Chicago River on a swivel pivot, allowing masted boat traffic to pass — and swarmed the courtroom, where they were ejected by police. Mayor Boone used this reprieve to supplement police with “some 150 special officers recruited and deputized from nearby stores and warehouses,” according to Hogan and Brady. But by late afternoon, 500 people — mostly German, with some Irish — had gathered north of the bridge, determined to overwhelm the courthouse. They advanced south, with fifes and drums up front, and muskets, pistols and meat cleavers throughout. The mass broke into two groups. The first crossed the bridge, but a second, larger throng was cut off when the bridge tender swung the pivot bridge out, stranding them on the street, and giving police more time to amass. Bafflingly, Boone commanded that the bridge be reconnected to the street, which handed the crowd their own opportunity to reinforce. When the melee began, rioters shouted, “Pick out the stars! Shoot the police!” to help single out police officers, who had stars clipped to shirt collars — the only defining mark that identified the uniform-less force. The chaos resulted in 60 arrests, 19 injuries, and somehow only one death: Peter Martens, who shot a policeman (nonfatally) and was killed by police while attempting to run away. Eventually, police and local militias dispersed the crowd, and the mayor placed the city under martial law. A host of reforms came in the wake of the riot. The police force was professionalized and expanded after 1855 — despite political resistance from North Side aldermen, who had sizable German populations in their wards. North Side leaders feared that a formalized police force would be more like an occupying army, sent from nativist neighborhoods into their own to enforce a very specific vision of social order. “To them, as well as their constituents, the police represented a repressive institution, a tool of the Puritan elite to keep working people from enjoying life as they saw fit,” wrote Hogan and Brady. The city also reduced liquor fees and abandoned the Sunday closure policies. And a wider political backlash brought Thomas Dyer — a Democrat with German and Irish support — to the mayor’s office. “It’s really the beginning in many ways of ethnic voting patterns in Chicago,” says Pacyga. The conflict also helped break apart the old Yankee hegemony that had ruled the city from its earliest history.)

NEWSWEEK
— Chicago Mayor Says Looting Is ‘Never Justifiable’ After Activist Defends Theft as ‘Reparations’ – JENNI FINK
https://www.newsweek.com/chicago-mayor-says-looting-never-justifiable-after-activist-defends-theft-reparations-1525221

INDEPENDENT
— US economist proposes $12 trillion in slavery reparations to eliminate black-white wealth gap ‘The present moment seems to afford more of an opportunity to move forward’ – Louise Hall (DIERSEN: How much reparations will you be expected to pay and why?)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/slavery-reparations-william-darity-black-wealth-gap-race-discrimination-a9671006.html

SUN
— ‘GIVE UP YOUR HOUSE’ Black Lives Matter activists storm neighborhood and demand white residents give up their homes – Erin Van Der Meer (DIERSEN: Do you own your home? If/when BLMers demand that you give them your home, how will your respond?)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12406818/blm-activists-seattle-white-residents-give-up-homes/

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 311 West Park Avenue, Wheaton – $439,900
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4448239_zpid/

August 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC, UNACCEPTABLE: Suspects in recent Chicago looting will likely bail out of jail quickly; Kim Foxx weighs in – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-looting-suspects-likely-to-quickly-bail-out-of-jail/6367240/
— President Trump holds briefing at White House – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-holds-briefing-at-white-house-watch-live/6367438/
— Joe Biden, Kamala Harris make first joint appearance as running mates – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-harris-make-1st-joint-appearance-as-running-mates/6367005/

NBC5
— Pritzker Says Mask Mandate Applies Even While ‘Outside and Walking Around’ Across the state, health officials reported 1,645 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, along with 16 additional deaths attributed to the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-says-mask-mandate-applies-even-while-outside-walking-around/2321390/
— Illinois Nears Threshold for Inclusion on Chicago’s Travel Order Requiring 14-Day Quarantine The 7-day rolling average number of new coronavirus cases in Illinois, adjusted for population and calculated excluding Chicago, has increased sharply in the last three weeks
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-nears-threshold-for-inclusion-on-chicagos-travel-order-requiring-14-day-quarantine/2321291/
— 5 Illinois Regions Seeing Increases in Positivity Rate, Pritzker Says Across the state, health officials reported 1,645 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, along with 16 additional deaths attributed to the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/5-illinois-regions-seeing-increases-in-positivity-rate-pritzker-says/2321334/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago alderman says residents, businesses now looking to leave Magnificent Mile: ‘It’s really sad’ (DIERSEN: I walked the Magnificent Mile to graduate evening business classes at Loyola from my job at IRS’s Loop office and then to my studio condo in the Outer Drive East building 1974-1976. I walked to graduate evening accounting classes at DePaul from my job at IRS’s Loop office and then to my one bedroom condo in the Outer Drive East building 1976-1978.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-alderman-says-residents-businesses-now-looking-to-leave-magnificent-mile-its-really-sad
— Black Lives Matter Chicago co-founder says looting steps on message
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/black-lives-matter-chicago-co-founder-says-looting-steps-on-message
— ‘She’s ready to do this job on day 1’: Joe Biden introduces Kamala Harris as running mate – Bill Barrow and Will Weissert
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/shes-ready-to-do-this-job-on-day-1-joe-biden-introduces-kamala-harris-as-running-mate
— Blame game picks up steam among Chicago’s leaders
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/839753

WTTW
— Looting, Unrest Give Way to Another Phase of Recovery in Chicago – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/08/11/looting-unrest-give-way-another-phase-recovery-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Why Englewood residents told outside protesters to leave days after police shooting. ‘This is propped up. They’re throwing a party.’ – WILLIAM LEE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-englewood-police-station-protest-20200812-w5k4bsqbkjft3gddiawr55jopq-story.html
— Gold Coast residents push back against proposed marijuana dispensary. ‘The sheer number of people will be too much.’ – ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-gold-coast-residents-still-oppose-dispensary-20200812-ptkvj6jelnboljdlmsybvplg34-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois is one step closer to awarding 75 marijuana dispensary licenses – ALLY MAROTTI (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-sets-marijuana-rules-20200812-6r3loxj37vdu5mvmjsim3qvqz4-story.html
— Lightfoot announces review of Chicago monuments as part of ‘a racial healing and historical reckoning project’ – GREGORY PRATT, BLAIR KAMIN and KORI RUMORE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-monuments-columbus-lightfoot-20200812-sa2bqqxa2jginpi2ommr6qscrm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Women have the power to steer this election” and asks “Can Kamala Harris drive them to the Democratic side?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-kamala-harris-women-coalition-20200812-tgm2tqjpgffkrdhfvkf2uorili-story.html
— How will Kamala Harris shape the election in the Midwest? – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-kamala-harris-biden-chicago-20200812-relrme43onda7o6euv4kwfzviy-story.html
— Joe Biden, Kamala Harris assail Trump as they campaign together for the first time – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-joe-biden-kamala-harris-campaign-debut-20200812-laf2c5d5efelfhlkhiemln4fnu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kamala Harris gut-punched Joe Biden, and now she’s his running mate in a historic pick Biden phoned V.P. contender Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Tuesday afternoon to personally tell her he was selecting someone else. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/8/11/21364385/kamala-harris-gut-punched-joe-biden-vice-president-running-mate-tammy-duckworth-historic-pick
— How Trump administration assault on Postal Service is slowing the delivery of your mail During this unprecedented time — the confluence of a deadly pandemic and an election where voting by mail will be more necessary than ever — an effective Postal Service is vital to public health and our democracy. – Sen. Dick Durbin
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/8/12/21365010/usps-postal-service-budget-cuts-louis-dejoy-mail-in-elections-dick-durbin
— Illinois at ‘make-or-break moment?’ Despite high COVID-19 caseloads, troubling positivity rates, Pritzker says, ‘We can lick this thing’ Positivity rates have only dipped slightly in two of Illinois’ 11 regions over the last week, with the state poised to eclipse 200,000 total cases by Thursday. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/12/21365353/coronavirus-cases-deaths-pritzker-mask-business-covid-august-12
— Bleaker-than-ever picture for Illinois restaurants At least 20% of the state’s 24,000 restaurants “will never reopen,” said Illinois Restaurant Association President Sam Toia. Statewide, 321,000 restaurant employees have been laid off, and 86% of restaurants are “unlikely” to turn a profit within six months. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/8/12/21365452/illinois-restaurants-covid-outdoor-dining-coronavirus
— West Side political elders condemn looting, warn it could backfire U.S. Rep. Danny Davis said “things that were burned down and torn down 50 years ago … are still down. There are vacant lots that were created after the assassination” of Dr. Martin Luther King. “They were vacant then. They’re vacant now.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/8/12/21365567/chicago-looting-businesses-activists-elected-officials-business-west-side
— Police union urges drastic action on looters: ‘Bring tow trucks in. Take all the cars. Take away their escape.’ Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara says until looters realize “they’re not going to be allowed to just roam and destroy,” they’ll keep coming back. “Until you really get serious about putting the hammer down, they’re only gonna be bolder and bolder and bolder.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/8/12/21365072/chicago-looting-police-tactics-downtown-loop-gold-coast-curfer-catanzara-lightfoot
— Lightfoot on Kamala: Trump is underestimating ‘unifying factor that she’s going to bring to this election’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot appeared on two MSNBC shows in the wake of Joe Biden picking California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/8/12/21364958/lori-lightfoot-kamala-harris-donald-trump-joe-biden-vice-presidential-pick

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker tells local leaders to step up or state will be forced to ‘roll things back’ – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200812/pritzker-tells-local-leaders-to-step-up-or-state-will-be-forced-to-roll-things-back
— Chicago Police post looting videos to identify suspects – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200812/news/308129909/
— US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200812/business/308129931/
— Higher costs expected for April election, DuPage clerk warns – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200812/higher-costs-expected-for-april-election-dupage-clerk-warns

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Downtown aldermen balk at Foxx’s re-election bid Signs are growing that looting may take a political toll on the Cook County state’s attorney. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/downtown-aldermen-balk-foxxs-re-election-bid
— Message to mayor: ‘The homeowners we represent do not feel safe’ The head of a property management firm representing residents from Hyde Park to the Gold Coast blasts the Lightfoot administration: “This is not a way to live, not a way to work, and this is not the Chicago I know.” – WENDELL HUTSON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/message-mayor-homeowners-we-represent-do-not-feel-safe

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Demonstrators celebrate Black Lives Matter mural in Berwyn – JOSHUA WELGE (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/08/12/demonstrators-celebrate-black-lives-matter-mural-in-berwyn/aos66a6/

WGIL
— SEN. TRACY JOINS GOP COLLEAGUES IN OPPOSING PRITZKER MASK RULE
https://www.wgil.com/2020/08/12/sen-tracy-joins-gop-colleagues-in-opposing-pritzker-mask-rule/

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— The Precedent for Cutting Off the Loop Cordons of entire neighborhoods have happened before, but this week’s was unusually swift and in response to comparatively small-scale disorder. – WHET MOSER
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/August-2020/Chicago-Riots-Bridges-CTA-Closed/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Police Close Down West Garfield Park Corridor After Confrontation With People Looting In The Area Businesses were looted along Madison Street, the main commercial area in West Garfield Park. – Pascal Sabino
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/08/12/police-close-down-west-garfield-park-corridor-after-confrontation-with-people-looting-in-the-area/
— Older Englewood Leaders To Young Protesters: Don’t ‘Disrupt Our Neighborhood’ And Leave Us With Angry Police The clash at a protest against police violence outside the Englewood police station highlighted a generational divide between activists. – Bob Chiarito
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/08/12/older-englewood-leaders-to-young-protesters-dont-disrupt-our-neighborhood-and-leave-us-with-pissed-off-police/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL 14: Oberweis Ice Cream Social in Huntley Saturday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/12/il-14-oberweis-ice-cream-social-in-huntley-saturday/
— Nunda Township Board Selects Leda Drain to Replace Lee Jennings as Supervisor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/12/nunda-township-board-selects/
— Vandals in Chicago and Harvard
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/12/vandals-in-chicago-and-harvard/
— The Mary McClellan vs. McHenry County Blog & Cal Skinner Saga Continues
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/12/the-mary-mcclellan-vs-mchenry-county-blog-cal-skinner-saga-continues/
— IL-14: Kamala Harris’ Selection as Joe Biden Running Mate Draws Lauren Underwood Into Presidential Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/12/il-14-kamala-harris-selection-as-joe-biden-running-mate-draws-lauren-underwood-into-presidential-race/
— Navigating Medicare: Wilcox Event
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/12/navigating-medicare/
— Republican County Board Chairman Candidate Mike Buehler Unloads on Democrat Jack Franks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/12/republican-county-board-candidate-mike-buehler-unloads-on-democrat-jack-franks/
— Richmond Village and Township Trucks Buy Fuel in Wisconsin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/12/richmond-village-and-township-trucks-fill-tanks-in-wisconsin/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES SAYS 6TH CD HAS A CHOICE: LAW AND ORDER OR MOB RULE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/ives-says-6th-cd-has-a-choice-law-and-order-or-mob-rule.html
— CHICAGO LOOTING WAS “A REPARATION,” BLM ORGANIZER SAYS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/chicago-looting-was-a-reparation-blm-organizer-says-families-with-ill-children-frightened.html
— NY PRIMARY ‘MESS’ SEEN AS OMEN FOR BIG PROBLEMS WITH MAIL-IN VOTING IN NOVEMBER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/ny-primary-mess-seen-as-omen-for-big-problems-with-mail-in-voting-in-november.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Tie-breaker rules adopted, allowing approval of 75 new cannabis dispensary licenses
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/12/tie-breaker-rules-adopted-allowing-approval-of-75-new-cannabis-dispensary-licenses/
— 59% SAY BIDEN’S RUNNING MATE LIKELY TO BE PRESIDENT WITHIN FOUR YEARS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/59-say-bidens-running-mate-likely-to-be-president-within-four-years.html
— CITING COVID, STATE CANCELS DOWNSTATE MAJOR SHOOTING, FIELD TRIAL EVENTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/citing-covid-state-cancels-downstate-major-shooting-field-trial-events-.html
— OWN A BUSINESS IN ILLINOIS? YOU’RE NOW A COVID MASK ENFORCER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/own-a-business-in-illinois-youre-now-a-covid-mask-enforcer-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP’s attempt to have its gatherings treated the same as religious services met with skepticism by federal appellate court
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/12/ilgops-attempt-to-have-its-gatherings-treated-the-same-as-religious-services-met-with-skepticism-by-federal-appellate-court/
— 1,645 new cases, 16 additional deaths, 4.1 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/12/1645-new-cases-16-additional-deaths-41-percent-positivity-rate/
— Mask rule roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/12/mask-rule-roundup/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Chicago Looters Attack Charity – Alex Nester
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/chicago-looters-attack-charity-building/

GOPUSA
— Many Portland Rioters Will See Their Criminal Cases Dropped By Leftist DA
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=93270
— Time For The Real World To Assert Itself – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=93211

BREITBART
— Black Lives Matter Activist Arrested at Portland Riot Released, Will Not Face Charges – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2020/08/11/black-lives-matter-activist-arrested-at-portland-riot-released-will-not-face-charges/

DAILY CALLER
— Black Lives Matter Organizer Equates Looting In Chicago With ‘Reparations’ – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/08/12/black-lives-matter-ariel-atkins-looting-chicago-reparations/
— Democrats And Their Media Organisms Finally Admit The Riots Are Violent – VARUN HUKERI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/08/12/democrats-media-nyt-george-floyd-riots-violence-portland-chicago-seattle/

TOWNHALL
— Looters Target Chicago Charity for Sick Children, Knew ‘There Would Be No Consequences’ – Ellie Bufkin
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/elliebufkin/2020/08/12/unacceptable-many-chicago-businesses-looted-twice-this-summer-n2574048
— Chicago Alderman: We Need Federal Help If ‘Unprepared’ Mayor Lightfoot Can’t Handle the Riots – Julio Rosas
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2020/08/12/chicago-alderman-want-federal-help-since-mayor-lightfoot-is-unprepared-to-handle-riots-n2574217
— Chicago’s Infamous Prosecutor Has Been Letting Thousands of Felons Walk Free – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/08/12/chicagos-infamous-prosecutor-hasnt-been-doing-much-prosecuting-of-criminals-n2574129

PJ MEDIA
— What’s Happening in Chicago Isn’t a Riot. It’s a Reckoning. – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/08/12/whats-happening-in-chicago-isnt-a-riot-its-a-reckoning-n780560

NEW AMERICAN
— BLM Says “Looting Is Reparations” and Is Harmless Because “Businesses Have Insurance” – Selwyn Duke
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/36699-blm-says-looting-is-reparations-and-is-harmless-because-businesses-have-insurance

CNBC
— Support for a program to pay reparations to descendants of slaves is gaining momentum, but could come with a $12 trillion price tag – Tala Hadavi (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/12/slavery-reparations-cost-us-government-10-to-12-trillion.html

NEW YORK POST
— Chicago store may shutter for good after looters wrecked it for second time – Lee Brown
https://nypost.com/2020/08/12/chicago-store-may-shutter-for-good-after-second-looting-attack/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters focus on uniting minorities against Whites.
https://highschool.latimes.com/the-literacy-guild/opinion-in-response-to-eileen-huangs-letter-to-the-chinese-community/
— Across L.A., Black Lives Matter murals appear like billboards for justice – Dorany Pineda (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.yahoo.com/across-l-black-lives-matter-130037823.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning law enforcement.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/12/americans-confidence-police-falls-new-low-gallup-poll-shows/3352910001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Comparing ‘Cancel Culture’ to McCarthyism We can only hope for another brave soul like Margaret Chase Smith, who stood up to the extreme element within her own party. – John M. Marmora, Spring Lake, N.J. (DIERSEN: Who takes/took the lead in canceling members of organizations that you are/were a member of? I should write a book about those who take the lead in canceling members of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. I should write a book about those who took the lead in canceling members of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/comparing-cancel-culture-to-mccarthyism-11597256559

FORBES
— $14.8 Billion In Federal Funding Flows Into Just Five Major U.S. Cities Where Civil Unrest Looms & Police Stand Down – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2020/08/08/148-billion-in-federal-funding-flows-into-just-five-major-us-cities-where-civil-unrest-looms–police-stand-down/
— Billionaire Robert Smith Urges Corporations To Take ‘Action’ On Reparations – Karen Robinson-Jacobs (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/karenrobinsonjacobs/2020/08/12/billionaire-robert-smith-urges-corporations-to-take-action-on-reparations/#6f96bfad6057

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Pandemic Benefit Seems So Great Because Actual Wages Are Insanely Low It won’t be enough to simply bring back jobs when people weren’t making enough in the first place. – J.C. Pan (DIERSEN: If I had earned $15/hour in today’s dollars when I was 16 and 17 years old, I would have bought a loaded new 1966 Pontiac GTO instead of a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint to commute to classes at UIC. I washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline when I was 16 and 17 years old.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/158790/pandemic-benefit-seems-great-actual-wages-insanely-low

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— It’s Illegal for Federal Officials to Campaign on the Job. Trump Staffers Keep Doing It Anyway. Trump administration officials have been cited 13 times for violating the Hatch Act, a New Deal-era law prohibiting government officials from engaging in campaigning. – Andrea Bernstein (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government did not campaign for candidates, but they did campaign for planks in the Democrat Party platform.)
https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2020/08/its-illegal-federal-officials-campaign-job-trump-staffers-keep-doing-it-anyway/167639/

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 703 ‌Greenwood ‌Drive, ‌Wheaton – $110,000
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/2078273690_zpid/

August 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-selects-california-sen-kamala-harris-as-running-mate/6365843/
— Chicago cleans up after looting devastates Michigan Avenue, Loop, Gold Coast; More than 100 arrested, police say Access to the downtown area will be restricted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Jessica D’Onofrio, Chuck Goudie, Michelle Gallardo, Eric Horng, Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/looting-task-force-established-as-chicago-cleans-up-devastated-downtown-businesses/6365158/
— Chicago looting update: Mayor Lightfoot, CPD Supt. Brown face criticism over city’s response plan Many wonder why officers didn’t have body cameras at Englewood shooting scene that sparked looting – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/mayor-faces-criticism-over-citys-widespread-looting-response-plan/6366065/

NBC5
— Overnight Restrictions to Continue Downtown ‘for Foreseeable Future,’ Mayor Says Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications said the closures will continue Tuesday evening, beginning at 9 p.m.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/overnight-restrictions-to-continue-downtown-for-foreseeable-future-mayor-says/2320761/
— State Supreme Court Consolidates Lawsuits on Pritzker Orders – Sophia Tareen
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/court-illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-wont-have-to-appear-in-downstate-court/2320845/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot acknowledges residents, businesses justifiably ‘fearful’ after second round of looting “People are fearful. They are afraid. And it’s up to us as leaders to offer concrete solutions and a path forward. And that’s what we’re gonna continue to do,” the mayor said. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/8/11/21364020/chicago-looting-mag-mile-businesses-lightfoot-residents
— New Weed Street pot shop looted in 2nd burglary in 2 weeks; Highland Park dispensary also hit Cannabis stores that largely only accept cash have been attracting burglars since the drug was legalized for recreational use at the start of the year. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/8/11/21364156/chicago-looting-weed-cannabis-marijuana-dispensary-weed-street-windy-city
— Seventh House Democrat calls on Madigan to hand over speaker’s gavel now: ‘It’s the right thing to do’ The freshman North Shore legislator has received nearly $247,000 from Madigan. She said she called the speaker to let him know she’d be calling for him to step down, but didn’t offer more details about their call. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/11/21363913/house-democrat-madigan-leadership-comed-speaker-chairman-gong-gershowitz
— DIERSEN HEADLINE Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Cook County Republicans’ attempt to block full and fair elections undermines democracy.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/11/21363994/mail-in-voting-elections-cook-county-republicans-liberty-justice-center
— When Chicago cops don’t wear body cameras, trust in policing erodes After a police shooting in Englewood on Sunday, so much false information and ill will could have been avoided had the officers been wearing bodycams. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/11/21363816/chicago-police-cpd-body-cameras-latrell-allen-englewood-chicago-crime-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Joe Biden picks California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, passes over Sen. Tammy Duckworth – BILL RUTHHART and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-tammy-duckworth-joe-biden-vice-president-pick-20200811-2g5xjbgocfgxzmligffwcoarju-story.html
— After Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s ‘quite shocked’ President Trump hadn’t weighed in on Chicago looting, he repeats offer to send federal help – GREGORY PRAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-looting-trump-offers-federal-help-20200811-3su4njj4b5g5fe5ceggvqesxzm-story.html
— In the wake of controversial Englewood shooting, Mayor Lightfoot says all Chicago police officers dealing with public need to have body cameras – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-englewood-shooting-lightfoot-body-cameras-20200811-wpi5imumvrbclovnswm6kqug6i-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage scraps plan for referendum on abolishing recorder’s office – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/dupage-scraps-plan-for-referendum-on-abolishing-recorders-office
— Some Lake County employees face pay cuts through unpaid holidays – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/some-lake-county-employees-face-pay-cuts-through-unpaid-holidays
— Lake County Board extends emergency declaration until Sept. 8
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/lake-county-board-extends-emergency-declaration-until-sept-8
— St. Charles seeking candidates to fill Third Ward council vacancy – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/st-charles-seeking-candidates-to-fill-third-ward-council-vacancy
— Pritzker’s mask rule survives legislative panel vote – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/pritzkers-mask-rule-survives-legislative-panel-vote
— Kane County is ready for votes by mail – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200810/kane-county-is-ready-for-votes-by-mail
— Suburbs averaging 769 new COVID-19 cases a day, up from 403 a month ago – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/suburbs-averaging-769-new-covid-19-cases-a-day-up-from-403-a-month-ago
— Accurate voting rolls – Jan Shaw, Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200810/accurate-voting-rolls

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Latest downtown looting has some rethinking commitment to city A second wave of looting this week has discouraged business owners and residents, some of whom are calling for a safety plan or help from the federal government. – LYNNE MAREK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/latest-downtown-looting-has-some-rethinking-commitment-city
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Homeowners questioning city life after this week’s unrest “People are now shifting ideas about where they want to live and work. Some are deciding they no longer have to be in a city center. The latest violence has prompted people to consider new options for the first time.” – H. LEE MURPHY
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/homeowners-questioning-city-life-after-weeks-unrest

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois municipal group says state’s control over local stimulus funds ‘unfortunate’ – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-municipal-group-says-state-s-control-over-local-stimulus-funds-unfortunate/article_f8f14268-dc1f-11ea-b9a8-d7e2a120c790.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Coronavirus Cases in Illinois Currently Decoupled from Hospitalizations and Death
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/coronavirus-cases-in-illinois-currently-decoupled-from-hospitalizations-and-death/
— Reader Calls Out McHenry Grade School for Ignoring Special Ed Children
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/reader-calls-out-mchenry-grade-school-for-ignoring-special-ed-children/
— McHenry County Electoral Board Grants Ballot Access to Libertarian Party Candidates for Auditor and Coroner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/mchenry-county-electoral-board-grants-ballot-access-to-libertarian-party-candidates-for-auditor-and-coroner/
— Anothehttps://capitolfax.com/2020/08/11/rep-jennifer-gong-gershowitz-calls-on-madigan-to-resign/ Attack on Madigan, This Time a Civil RICO Suit
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/another-attack-on-madigan-this-time-a-civil-rico-suit/
— Algonquin Township Board to Set Officials’ Compensation at Wednesday Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/algonquin-township-board-to-set-officials-compensation-at-wednesday-meeting/
— Illinois Supreme Court Keeps Pritzker from Discovering Where Clay County Is
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/illinois-supreme-court-keeps-pritzker-from-discovering-where-clay-county-is/
— How Are Working Parents to Cope with Continued Remote Learning?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/how-are-working-parents-to-cope-with-continued-remote-learning/
— FBI Seeks Tips about Looters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/fbi-seeks-tips-about-looters/
— More Dems (Only Marengo’s Peter Janko from McHenry County) Call for Madigan to Resign as Party Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/more-dems-only-marengos-peter-janko-from-mchenry-county-call-for-madigan-to-resign-as-party-chairman/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Governor JB Pritzker Runs to Illinois Supreme Court Who Granted Motion to Stay Motion for Contempt in Bailey Case – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/governor-jb-pritzker-runs-to-illinois-supreme-court-who-granted-motion-to-stay-motion-for-contempt-in-bailey-case/
— JCAR “Approved” IDPH / Gov. Pritzker’s Fines On Local Businesses – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/jcar-approved-idph-gov-pritzkers-fines-on-local-businesses/

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,549 new cases, 20 additional deaths, 4.1 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/11/1549-new-cases-20-additional-deaths-41-positivity-rate/
— Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz calls on Madigan to resign
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/11/rep-jennifer-gong-gershowitz-calls-on-madigan-to-resign/

GOPUSA
— Black Lives Matter Holds Rally Supporting Chicago Looters: ‘That Is Reparations’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=93227

BREITBART
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds Attend ‘Back the Blue’ Rally in North Carolina – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/08/10/video-hundreds-attend-back-the-blue-rally-in-north-carolina/

FEDERALIST
— How Forced Isolation Makes Huge Power Grabs Possible Today’s wannabe social controllers are clearly using the virus as a sort of obedience school where we can be conditioned through isolation to conform to their demands. – Stella Morabito
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/11/how-forced-isolation-makes-huge-power-grabs-possible/

NEW YORK POST
— Black Lives Matter organizer calls Chicago looting ‘reparation’ – Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
https://nypost.com/2020/08/11/black-lives-matter-organizer-calls-chicago-looting-reparation/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mayhem Continues, Protest Narrative Crumbles Looters rampage in Chicago and arson returns in Portland. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mayhem-continues-protest-narrative-crumbles-11597101805

August 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago looting: Mayor Lori Lightfoot tells looters ‘we are coming for you,’ but won’t bring in National Guard Access to the downtown area will be restricted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-mayor-tells-looters-we-are-coming-for-you/6364053/

NBC5
— Republican Leader Jim Durkin Urges Chicago to Bring in National Guard, Lightfoot Says No More than 100 people were arrested following looting that erupted early Monday morning
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/republican-leader-urges-chicago-to-bring-in-national-guard-lightfoot-says-no/2320036/

CBS2
‘– Anger And Frustration In Loop After Night Of Looting – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/10/anger-and-frustration-in-loop-after-night-of-looting/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois expanded mail voting is partisan ‘scheme,’ lawsuit says
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-expanded-mail-voting-is-partisan-scheme-lawsuit-says
— Lightfoot blames Foxx’s lack of criminal charges for Chicago looting – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/lightfoot-blames-foxxs-lack-of-criminal-charges-for-chicago-looting

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Black Lives Matter to Lightfoot: Unrest won’t end until ‘the safety and well-being of our communities is finally prioritized’ “When protesters attack high-end retail stores that are owned by the wealthy and service the wealthy, that is not ‘our’ city and has never been meant for us,” the group said in a statement. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/10/21362612/black-lives-matter-lori-lightfoot-police-shooting-englewood-looting
— Latest looting leaves a lot to unpack: shock, anger, sadness — and heartbreak For the second time in barely two months, we are left to contemplate whether it has come to this: that criminals can act with impunity on what we have always believed to be the safest streets in Chicago. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/10/21362783/chicago-looting-shock-anger-sadness-heartbreak-downtown-foxx-obrien-lightfoot
— Chicago needs leaders, not elected officials looking for scapegoats Our city’s official response to looting and violent crime has been anything but organized. There has been a lack of teamwork, and we’re paying the price. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/10/21362022/chicago-looters-englewood-crime-lori-lightfoot-kim-foxx-tim-evans-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Cook County GOP sues to block state’s enhanced vote-by-mail efforts – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-republican-lawsuit-mail-in-voting-20200810-4f5i6pwwnjbezkcxyntotmo65u-story.html
— Aftermath of looting in downtown Chicago: 13 cops injured, 2 people shot, more than 100 arrests, Mag Mile trashed – PAIGE FRY, JEREMY GORNER, GREGORY PRATT, MEGAN CREPEAU, STACY ST. CLAIR and CLAIRE HAO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-downtown-looting-20200810-3zwa3b7zzrc5vdyb4qjqywrjvu-story.html
— Stop comparing yourself to others – Amy Kan (DIERSEN: One could argue that those who you graduated with from high school and/or from college who shared your demographics would be the most relevant people to compare yourself to.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200810/281814286215839
— 6 traits that will make you indispensable at work – Martin Zwilling (DIERSEN: The most important trait that my Democrat superiors in the federal government looked for was success in getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200810/281857235888799
— ‘We had to have brick and mortar’; Black Lives Matters opens Waukegan office – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-blm-lake-office-st-0811-20200810-bxylqv7fgngn3f2vvcv3cd7xri-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,319 new known COVID-19 cases reported as renters with coronavirus-related financial difficulty can now apply for up to $5,000 state grant
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200810-ey6eo275crblfpdtyhnfyhmsla-story.html
— Candidate petitions for 2021 Naperville City Council election available next week – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-municipal-election-city-council-petitions-st-20200810-v4ggoldlnfatheqkn7rlovwefi-story.html
— ‘There’s gonna be looting going on’: Long night of unrest follows Englewood shooting – PAIGE FRY, JEREMY GORNER, PETER NICKEAS, JOHN KEILMAN and SOPHIE SHERRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-loop-englewood-looting-ticktock-20200811-rpyojxhy5feqhculr44pcobzge-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot, Brown lay blame for last night’s looting After a South Side shooting, the mayor and the police chief say, looters headed north—emboldened because looters earlier this summer weren’t prosecuted “to the fullest extent.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lightfoot-brown-lay-blame-last-nights-looting?utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200810&utm_content=hero-headline
— Enough already! Time for Foxx, Lightfoot, judges to do their jobs. After another night of looting, Chicago and particularly downtown will never recover unless the criminal justice system actually works. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/enough-already-time-foxx-lightfoot-judges-do-their-jobs
— McDonald’s: Ex-CEO Easterbrook lied and covered up wrongdoing The company sues the former chief to recover his payout, saying Steve Easterbrook’s termination last fall over a relationship with an employee shouldn’t have included severance pay because he “concealed evidence and lied about his wrongdoing.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-ex-ceo-easterbrook-lied-and-covered-wrongdoing
— Looting leaves Chicago ‘at a crossroads,’ chamber chief says “If we don’t get ahold of this right away, it’s going to have very serious consequences for our economy and jobs,” says Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce CEO Jack Lavin. “We need to get this under control as soon as possible.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/looting-leaves-chicago-crossroads-chamber-chief-says

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County Republicans criticized for meet-and-greet without face masks Networking event draws allegations of COVID-19 safety violations – KELLI DUNCAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/08/10/mchenry-county-republicans-criticized-for-meet-and-greet-without-face-masks/a5rylxl/

CHICAGO NOW
— Anarchy clobbers Chicago. Had enough yet? – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/08/anarchy-clobbers-chicago-had-enough-yet/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker sends state police to help in fight mass looting in Chicago – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-sends-state-police-to-help-in-fight-mass-looting-in-chicago/article_0de142c4-db24-11ea-921d-a72f73709f25.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chicago Looting, Violence Gives More Reasons to Stay Out of Chicago
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/chicago-looting-violence-gives-more-reasons-to-stay-out-of-chicago/
— GOP Holding Algonquin Fundraiser Tonight Featuring Ives, Oberweis, State & Local Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/gop-holding-algonquin-fundraiser-august-10th-featuring-ives-oberweis-state-local-candidates-copy/
— Algonquin Village Board Putting Referendum on the Ballot to Abolish Elective Village Clerk
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/algonquin-village-board-putting-referendum-on-the-ballot-to-abolish-elective-village-clerk/
— Crystal Lake High School Board Goes with Herd Immunity
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/crystal-lake-high-school-board-go-with-herd-immunity/
— Dueling Signs
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/message-of-the-day-signs-12/
— Is This Something Trump Is Doing that Has Gone Largely Unnoticed?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/is-this-something-trump-is-doing-that-has-gone-largely-unnoticed/
— Opening Remarks at Wisconsin Gathering of Illinois Conservatives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/opening-remarks-at-wisconsin-gathering-of-conservatives/
— ComEd Follows Decades of Practice of the “Illinois Way”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/comed-follows-decades-of-practice-of-the-illinois-way/
— Costs vs. Benefits of Educational Spending
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/costs-vs-benefits-of-educational-spending/
— Way to Lobby to Stop Pritzker’s $2,500 (Maximum) Fines for Businesses Who Do Not Force Customers to Wear Masks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/08/way-to-lobby-to-stop-pritzkers-2500-maximum-fines-for-businesses-who-do-not-force-customers-to-wear-masks/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Speaker Madigan / ComEd named as Defendants in $450 Million Racketeering (RICO) Lawsuit filed today – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/speaker-madigan-comed-named-as-defendants-in-450-million-racketeering-rico-lawsuit-filed-today/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP ASKS: IS PRITZKER COVERING UP MADIGAN PATRONAGE HIRING?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/il-gop-asks-is-pritzker-covering-up-madigan-patronage-hiring-.html
— BUSINESS OWNERS ASK FOR SUPPORT IN STOPPING PRITZKER’S COVID MANDATE FINES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/business-owners-ask-for-support-in-stopping-pritzkers-covid-mandate-fines.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Cook County Republicans sue to stop new vote by mail law
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/10/another-day-another-lawsuit-cook-county-republicans-sue-to-stop-new-vote-by-mail-law/
— 1,319 new cases, 1 additional death, 4.1 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/10/1319-new-cases-1-additional-death-41-percent-positivity-rate/
— Civil RICO case filed against Madigan, ComEd and others
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/10/civil-rico-case-filed-against-madigan-comed-and-others/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Lawsuit: Illinois expanded mail voting is partisan ‘scheme’ – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/10/lawsuit-illinois-expanded-mail-voting-is-partisan-/
— Thought control and cancel culture overtakes colleges and universities – Peter Wood and Pete Peterson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/10/thought-control-and-cancel-culture-overtakes-colle/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Black Lives Matter reached its high tide, and now it’s crashing
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/black-lives-matter-reached-its-high-tide-and-now-its-crashing

FOX NEWS
— Biden’s ‘diversity,’ ‘Are you a junkie?’ gaffes ignored by Sunday morning news shows His remarks were not mentioned on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN’s weekend programs – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-diversity-junkie-gaffes-sunday-morning-news-shows

BREITBART
— Magnificent Mile Riots, Looting Hit Democrat-Run Chicago – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/10/nolte-magnificent-mile-riots-looting-hit-democrat-run-chicago/
— OUTSTANDING: South Dakota ‘Back the Blue’ Rally Sees Generous Turnout – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
https://www.breitbart.com/local/2020/08/09/south-dakota-back-blue-rally-sees-generous-turnout/
— Catholic League: BLM One of the ‘Greatest Threats’ to Black Americans – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2020/08/10/catholic-league-blm-one-greatest-threats-black-americans/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Illinois school district to prioritize ‘black and brown students’ for in-person school reopening – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/08/10/illinois-school-district-to-prioritize-black-and-brown-students-for-in-person-school-reopening-958373

CNS NEWS
— Chicago Mayor: Rioting Was Sparked by False Twitter Info About Police Shooting an Unarmed Juvenile – Susan Jones
https://cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/chicago-mayor-rioting-was-sparked-false-twitter-info-about-police

DAILY SIGNAL
— Investigating the Prevalence of Left-Leaning ‘Fact-Checkers’ – Sharyl Attkisson (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What qualifications do I have to be a fact checker? ANSWER: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/08/10/investigating-the-prevalence-of-left-leaning-fact-checks/

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Not Letting Covid Crisis Go to Waste – Michael Dorstewitz
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/pelosi-schumer/2020/08/10/id/981415/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Going after the Employers of Illegal Aliens – MARK KRIKORIAN
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/going-after-the-employers-of-illegal-aliens/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— How the far-left Black Lives Matter movement promotes a revolution that will destroy America A deeper look into the Marxist goals of the leftists rioting across the country. – John Horvat II
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/how-the-far-left-black-lives-matter-movement-promotes-a-revolution-that-will-destroy-america

EPOCH TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds Turn Out for ‘Back the Blue’ Rally in Seattle Ahead of Defunding Vote – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/hundreds-turn-out-for-back-the-blue-rally-in-seattle-ahead-of-defunding-vote_3456303.html

THE HILL
— Jesse Jackson: Chicago looting ‘humiliating, embarrassing & morally wrong’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/511334-jesse-jackson-chicago-looting-humiliating-embarrassing-morally-wrong

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A conservative-hater says “It’s a Tough Time for the Left. But I’m More Optimistic Than Ever. On both sides of the Atlantic, the signs of radical possibility are everywhere.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/09/opinion/left-politics.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters want open borders.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/migrants-border-repeat-crossings/2020/08/08/2fdbd97c-d9bf-11ea-b9b2-1ea733b97910_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— AG Barr calls lawmakers backing voting by mail ‘grossly irresponsible’ – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/08/10/william-barr-lawmakers-backing-vote-by-mail-grossly-irresponsible/

USA TODAY
— ‘I’m too old to find a new career’: More than half of Americans fear job losses – Jessica Menton
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/08/07/unemployment-benefits-more-than-half-americans-fear-job-losses/3301149001/
— COVID-19 thrown a wrench into retirement planning? Don’t panic. – Nancy Tengler
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2020/08/09/covid-19-messed-up-retirement-planning-dont-panic/3317928001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Coronavirus Heightens Housing Insecurity for Black and Hispanic Populations With little or no savings, a loss of income leaves many families on the brink of homelessness – Gwynn Guilford and Luis Melgar
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-heightens-housing-insecurity-for-black-and-hispanic-populations-11596965400

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 59% Think Biden Unlikely to Finish A Four-Year Term in White House
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/59_think_biden_unlikely_to_finish_a_four_year_term_in_white_house