March 25 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: Illinois’ COVID-19 cases reach 1,535, 16 deaths; hospitals prepare for COVID-19 patient influx – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/health/hospitals-prepare-for-covid-19-patient-influx;-illinois-covid-19-cases-reach-1535-16-deaths/6044980/
— Trump hoping to see US economy reopened by Easter amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-hoping-to-see-us-economy-reopened-by-easter/6046176/

NBC5
— Many Airline Flights Nearly Empty as Virus Undercuts Travel Even with sharply reduced schedules, airlines are consolidating some of the remaining flights because passengers aren’t showing up – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/many-airline-flights-nearly-empty-as-virus-undercuts-travel/2243564/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Chicago: 6 CPD Officers, 5 Members Of CFD Test Positive For COVID-19
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-has-now-infected-six-chicago-police-officers/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-coronavirus-trump-lockdown-page-20200324-cttw6al7anbgphj3vzd36ajbxy-story.html
— Coronavirus infections continue to surge in Europe, with 743 reported dead in Italy on Tuesday – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-around-the-world-updates-20200324-ug6tu7nksngelduofvq27njaku-story.html
— One of Chicago’s biggest hotels to shut down as coronavirus upends the industry with closures, job losses – Lori Rackl
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-hotel-closures-coronavirus-0324-20200324-uub6f3ytvzfqvg2we7lgjuh64e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Not the time to lift stay-at-home order, despite what Trump says about getting economy moving The mayor said the decision to lift a shelter-in-place order depends on “us — not him,” referring to the president. “Pulling that now, in my view for Chicago, does not make sense at all.” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/24/21192972/coronavirus-stay-home-shelter-economy-lightfoot-trump-covid-19
— Will coronavirus delay July Democratic presidential convention in Milwaukee? The situation is “fluid,” a convention official said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/24/21193156/coronavirus-pandemic-threatens-july-democratic-convention-milwaukee-will-there-be-delay
— Nearly a dozen Chicago first responders infected with coronavirus, but all recovering and ‘in great spirits’ Six of the cases are in the Chicago Police Department, and five in the Chicago Fire Department, leaders of the two departments said. Two of the Chicago Police employees are recovering from the coronavirus in hospitals. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/24/21193157/police-fire-departments-precaution-first-responders-test-positive-coronavirus-covid
— Saving the economy is secondary to saving lives during a pandemic The president wants the economy “raring to go” by Easter. That’s not only nonsense, it’s life threatening. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/24/21192709/coronavirus-pandemic-president-trump-public-health-experts-economy-easter-april

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump administration dusts off 2008 order to states: Don’t release daily jobless numbers Illinois now will say only once a week how many people filed for benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/trump-administration-dusts-2008-order-states-dont-release-daily-jobless-numbers
— McCormick Place loses 2 events with 100K visitors The National Restaurant Association Show and the American Society of Clinical Oncology have both canceled, adding to the harsh immediate economic fallout of the pandemic. – DANNY ECKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/mccormick-place-loses-2-events-100k-visitors

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers discuss if a national coronavirus shutdown is ahead – Sara Chernikoff
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/is-a-national-coronavirus-shutdown-ahead

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— The Latest on Government Efforts to Contain Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/the-latest-on-government-efforts-to-contain-coronavirus/ 
— Self-Sufficiency Urged for Personal Protection Equipment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/self-sufficiency-urged-for-personal-protection-equipment/ 
— IL-6: Ives Chides House Democrats
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/so-what-will-happen-with-party-conventions/

WILL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— FROM THE POSTING: How YOU Can Help: The Will County Republican Central Committee is looking for a FEW highly motivated Pollwatchers for the counting of the Provisional Ballots/late Vote-by-mail ballots on March 31, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Will County Board Room and is looking for ONE highly motivated Pollwatcher for the Retabulation of the Ballot Counters on April 3, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the basement of the Will County Clerk’s Office. Both events are at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois. All applicants for Republican Pollwatcher must be registered to vote in Will County and must NOT: be older, have a high incidence of respiratory viral infections, be a smoker, have exposure to HIV, have high blood pressure, be diabetic, or have coronary artery disease. (DIERSEN: What is your County Republican Central Committee doing in this regard?)
https://willcountyrepublicans.org/
https://mailchi.mp/de307df5275f/covid-19-changes-to-the-counting-of-the-will-county-ballots

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Amid Illinois Shutdown, Abortions at Planned Parenthood Go On – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/03/amid-illinois-shutdown-abortions-at-planned-parenthood-go-on/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 32% SAY CORONAVIRUS HAS THROWN THEM OR A FAMILY MEMBER OUT OF WORK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/32-say-coronavirus-has-thrown-them-or-a-family-member-out-of-work.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: “We are beyond the moment where testing alone can be our primary weapon” – 180 people applied to rejoin healthcare workforce – “No way that these companies can ramp up fast enough to get us everything that we need in the time that we need it” – 54% of confirmed cases are white, 33% black, 11% Latino, 5% Asian – Unarmed National Guard is not enforcing quarantines – Doesn’t think president is listening to scientists – “Concerned that we may have to extend that deadline” – Governor says he will spend some of his own money
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/24/pritzker-we-are-beyond-the-moment-where-testing-alone-can-be-our-primary-weapon-180-people-applied-to-rejoin-healthcare-workforce/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: America ‘not built to shut down’ Wants to see economic freeze end by Easter – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/trump-america-not-built-shut-down/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The coronavirus came from China. That’s not racism; it’s a fact – Steven Cheung
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/coronavirus-came-from-china-thats-not-racism-its-a-fact
— Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan calls for media boycott of White House press briefings; China propagandist agrees – Becket Adams 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/wapos-sullivan-calls-for-media-boycott-of-white-house-press-briefings-china-propagandist-agrees

ANDY MARTIN
— New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin tells President Trump that the coronavirus shutdown must end this weekend. Any indefinite extension will crater the economy and preclude a prompt recovery. Trump’s reelection prospects will be dead. Andy says the scientists and medical experts have it all wrong.
https://andymartin2020.blogspot.com/2020/03/new-hampshire-u.html

GOPUSA
— Joe Biden Tries To Appear Relevant As A Shadow President – What Could Go Wrong?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86530
— America, A La Twilight Zone, Preps For National Guard In The Streets
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86502
— Fines Or Jail In Oregon For Violating Gov. Brown’s Stay At Home Order
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86486

FOX NEWS
— Trump signals desire to end lockdowns: ‘Our people want to return to work’ – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-end-lockdowns-coronavirus

AMERICAN THINKER
— ‘You Never Let a Serious Crisis Go To Waste’ – Christopher Chantrill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/you_never_let_a_serious_crisis_go_to_waste.html

BREITBART
— Media Blackout of Trump Coronavirus Briefings Begins – John Nolte (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Pritzker to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-media-blackout-of-trump-coronavirus-briefings-begins/
— Media Elite Are Totally Immune from Human Devastation of Economic Shutdown – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-media-elite-are-totally-immune-from-human-devastation-of-economic-shutdown/
— Trump’s Coronavirus Job Approval Rating Is Higher than the Media’s – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes vehemently disapprove of what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-trumps-coronavirus-job-approval-rating-is-higher-than-the-medias/
— Pelosi Slips Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens into Latest Coronavirus Plan – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/24/pelosi-coronavirus-plan-daca-amnesty/

BLAZE
— Ted Cruz UNLOADS on Democrats for using coronavirus bill to push far-left agenda ‘What in the hell does that have to do with this crisis?!’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-ted-cruz-unloads-on-democrats-for-using-coronavirus-bill-to-push-far-left-agenda

NEWSMAX
— Liberals Conveniently Decry Racism at Trump’s Expense – Jack Brewer
https://www.newsmax.com/jackbrewer/china-clinton-crime-clyburn/2020/03/24/id/959721/

PJ MEDIA
— Are Democrats Trying to Steal the 2020 Election With Pelosi’s New Coronavirus Bill? – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/are-democrats-are-trying-to-steal-the-2020-election-with-pelosis-new-coronavirus-bill/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Sunny Hostin: Stop Airing Trump Coronavirus Briefings, They’re a ‘Disservice to Country’ – Kristine Marsh (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Pritzker to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2020/03/24/sunny-hostin-stop-airing-trump-coronavirus-briefings-theyre

THE HILL
— Trump says he hopes to have economy reopen by Easter – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489251-trump-says-he-hopes-to-have-economy-reopen-by-easter
— Poll: Biden holds narrow 3-point lead over Trump nationally – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489203-poll-biden-holds-narrow-3-point-lead-over-trump-nationally
— Major US newspapers call on China to reverse expulsions – JOE CONCHA (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to expel me: Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. My critics/opponents succeeded in getting their operatives and their dupes to expel me as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/489175-major-us-newspapers-call-on-china-to-reverse-expulsions
— Cuomo says NY needs 30,000 ventilators, pleads with feds for help – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489214-cuomo-says-ny-needs-30000-ventilators-pleads-with-feds-for-help
— Press corps theatrics don’t help us in a crisis – JEFFREY M. MCCALL
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/489182-press-corps-theatrics-dont-help-us-in-a-crisis
— Italy’s suffering offers potential terrifying coronavirus preview for U.S. – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: How are relevant things similar and different between Italy and the United States?)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489281-italys-suffering-offers-potential-terrifying-coronavirus-preview-for-us
— 10 changes we can expect after the coronavirus crisis – SHARYL ATTKISSON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/488910-10-changes-we-can-expect-after-the-coronavirus-crisis

CNN
— Trump wants country “opened up and just raring to go by Easter” – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_c323f2b0be1a6e15b98883a9a2ebf3d0
— New York governor: “We haven’t flattened the curve … the curve is actually increasing”
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_478a57ca8ce9ac53c3b9816327f7d0f8

CNBC
— Trump pushes a ‘return to work’ as Kudlow predicts coronavirus stimulus will fuel economic rebound – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-stimulus-trump-pushes-return-to-work-as-kudlow-predicts-economic-rebound.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— As India Imposes 21-Day Lockdown, Trump Calls for U.S. to Be Open ‘by Easter’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-updates-maps.html
— Stocks Soar as Washington Nears Deal on Economic Rescue
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— Anyone who has left New York should self-quarantine. – Dr. Deborah Birx
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-news-live-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House asks everyone who left coronavirus-stricken N.Y.C. area recently to self-quarantine for 14 days
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/24/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Wall Street stages massive rally as coronavirus stimulus hopes grow Stocks are on pace for one of their best days ever, with the Dow skyrocketing more than 11 percent – Rachel Siegel and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/24/stocks-economy-senate-stimulus-fed/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Laces Into Biden, Misleads on China Travel in Town Hall
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-24/trump-laces-into-biden-misleads-on-china-travel-in-town-hall

FORBES
— Vehicle Dealers Ask Trump To Deem Sales Essential During COVID-19 Crisis – Ed Garsten
https://www.forbes.com/sites/edgarsten/2020/03/24/dealers-ask-trump-to-deem-sales-essential-during-covid-19-crisis/#7eff5f367792

FED SMITH
— Election 2020: Which Candidate Do Federal Employees Prefer? – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 in Park Forest, Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago, virtually all of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/03/24/election-2020-which-candidate-do-federal-employees-prefer/

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker Orders Stay-At-Home, Cessation Of Non-Essential Businesses And Operations (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I am not a legitimate member of the media. When, if not already, will they try to get Pritzker to shut me down?) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-gov-pritzker-orders-stay-at-96617/
(FROM THE POSTING: “Essential Businesses and Operations” are encouraged to remain open and are broadly defined as: . . . Media.)

BUZZFEED NEWS
— The Coronavirus Is A Media Extinction Event “I think there we will unfortunately see more closures of newspapers, more news deserts as a result of this,” said one publisher. – Craig Silverman
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/coronavirus-news-industry-layoffs

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 32% Say Coronavirus Has Thrown Them or A Family Member Out of Work
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/coronavirus/32_say_coronavirus_has_thrown_them_or_a_family_member_out_of_work

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/24/hate-group-leaders-antigovernment-extremists-push-anti-china-coronavirus-rhetoric

GUARDIAN
— India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2020/mar/24/coronavirus-live-news-updates-us-trump-uk-lockdown-global-deaths-cases-covid19-latest-update

March 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: ‘Stay-at-home’ order in effect in Illinois as COVID-19 cases rise to 753, with 6 deaths – Will Jones and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-stay-at-home-order-in-effect-as-covid-19-cases-rise-to-753/6034925/

NBC5
— Business Fallout: Airlines Beg for Aid; Google Launches Site CEOs of 10 airlines and cargo companies said they could be forced to lay off many of their 750,000 workers if Congress doesn’t immediately approve at least $29 billion in payroll grants – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/business-fallout-airlines-beg-for-aid-google-launches-site/2241864/
— Economic Rescue Balloons Past $1 Trillion as Talks Resume The sweeping aid package of paychecks for suddenly jobless Americans, money for hospitals and aid to industry is all but certain to swell far beyond the initial $1 trillion price tag – Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/economic-rescue-balloons-past-1-trillion-as-talks-resume/2241788/

CBS2
— Indiana Postpones May 5 Primary Elections Until June 2 Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/20/indiana-postpones-may-5-primary-elections-until-june-2-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Is $1,200 enough? Negotiations continue on aid for Americans
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/is-1200-enough-negotiations-continue-on-aid-for-americans
— Coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes expose situations in which staff are overworked, poorly paid
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/coronavirus-outbreaks-at-nursing-homes-expose-situations-in-which-staff-are-overworked-poorly-paid

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without ‘sufficient’ federal aid – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-united-airlines-layoffs-warning-20200321-3rnzozc4bffdxg35svsihzpzpq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker recruits retired doctors, nurses as Illinois coronavirus cases hit 753: ‘This is hero’s work’ Pritzker asked for the medical reinforcements Saturday while announcing the sixth death in Illinois attributed to COVID-19 so far. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189341/illinois-coronavirus-cases-stay-home-order-march-21
— Alderman proposes 15-day furlough for elected officials to generate $375K for protective gear, supplies for first-responders The proposal by Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) would require elected officials, including the mayor, to work without pay for 15 days. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/3/20/21188295/alderman-proposes-15-day-furlough-officials-375k-protective-gear-supplies-first-responders
— Cook County distributes 70,000-plus masks, gloves and gowns to first responders to combat coronavirus Two Chicago Fire Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, as has a detective in the Chicago Police Department.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189628/cook-county-distributes-masks-gloves-first-responders-police-fire-coronavirus
— Italy announces nearly 800 coronavirus deaths in single day; New York scrambling for more hospital beds In New York, state officials sought out desperately needed medical supplies and hospital beds as confirmed coronavirus cases soared above 10,000 statewide, with 56 deaths. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189632/italy-new-york-coronavirus-united-states-deaths-new-cases
— Aurora Police Department member tests positive for coronavirus The employee, who is on the department’s supervisory staff, went home Tuesday to self-quarantine and get tested after feeling sick, Aurora police spokesman Paris Lewbel said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189585/aurora-police-coronavirus-tests-positive

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: 168 new COVID-19 cases, one new death – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200321/pritzker-168-new-covid-19-cases-one-new-death
— Stop the fear mongering – Al Haak, Palatine
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200320/stop-the-fear-mongering
— As offerings dwindle, some churches fear for their future – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200321/news/303219975/

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD
— Killing business to save lives – Isaac Guerrero
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200321/killing-business-to-save-lives

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s ‘Chinese virus’ reference encourages anti-Asian hatred.”
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/guest-editorial-trump-s-chinese-virus-reference-encourages-anti-asian/article_60896c7a-6ae7-11ea-b5ff-b760ece70a65.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Imports of medical supplies plummet as demand in US soars – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who have always wanted to make America dependent on foreign countries for everything?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/imports-of-medical-supplies-plummet-as-demand-in-us-soars

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— The proverbial question: Can the Governor do that? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/the-proverbial-question-can-the-governor-do-that/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker to former health workers: “We need your help now”; 168 new cases, one death; IDPH to limit non-essential adult elective surgery; State got only 25 percent of PPE from feds that it requested; “My optimism has waned”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/21/pritzker-to-former-health-workers-we-need-your-help-now/
— Dear media: This is neither a lockdown nor a shelter in place order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/21/dear-media-this-is-neither-a-lockdown-nor-a-shelter-in-place-order/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump eyes two-week quarantine, only drug and grocery stores open – Paul Bedard 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/breaking-trump-eyes-2-week-quarantine-only-drug-grocery-stores-open

FEDERALIST
— Will The Costs Of A Great Depression Outweigh The Risks Of Coronavirus? Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They are betting our future on the most extreme worst-case scenario without considering the costs. – Joy Pullmann
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/19/will-the-costs-of-a-great-depression-outweigh-the-risks-of-coronavirus/

GOPUSA
— Trump Peddles Hope, Media Peddles Hype
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86419
— Open Borders Dems Threaten US Health Care System
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86360
— The Real Lesson Of The Chinese Pandemic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86388
— Police Groups Slam Efforts To Mass Release Low-Level Offenders To Fight Virus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86382

BLAZE
— Chinese ambassador praises Hillary Clinton for scolding Trump on ‘racist’ coronavirus narrative – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who side with China against America.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/china-thanks-hillary-clinton-slamming-trump-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Sean Spicer Back in the White House Reporting for Newsmax – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/20/sean-spicer-back-in-the-white-house-reporting-for-newsmax/

NEWSMAX
— Newsmax TV’s Spicer Returns to White House as Reporter – Bill Hoffmann (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/sean-spicer-white-house-press-briefing-newsmax-tv/2020/03/20/id/959242/

PJ MEDIA
— Americans Rejecting Hysterical Criticism of Trump – RICK MORAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who invite, believe, share, spread, and amplify any and all criticism of me and/or of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/americans-rejecting-hysterical-criticism-of-trump/

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
— Coronavirus Cases Top 305,000 With U.S. Covid-19 Cases Above 24,000; Stimulus May Hit $2 Trillion Amid Coronavirus Market Crash – ED CARSON
https://www.investors.com/news/coronavirus-cases-u-s-covid-19-infections-stimulus-deal-coronavirus-stock-market-crash/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Rx for Economy: Policies That Keep Businesses Busy – Richard Porter
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/20/rx_for_economy_policies_that_keep_businesses_busy.html

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Press Continues to Humiliate Itself During Pandemic – Roger L. Simon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-press-continues-to-humiliate-itself-during-pandemic_3280476.html

POLITICO
— Sean Spicer debuts as White House reporter during heated Trump coronavirus briefing The former White House spokesman now has his own political talk show for the conservative Newsmax TV outlet. – JUAN PEREZ JR. (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/20/sean-spicer-coronavirus-white-house-briefing-139471
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Donald Trump heaped scorn on several members of the White House press corps at a coronavirus briefing Friday, but made a point of responding to questions from a new reporter in the briefing room: His former press secretary. “Mr. President, two questions if you would indulge me,” Sean Spicer said when Trump pointed a finger to call on his former aide. Spicer, of course, is the former White House and Republican National Committee spokesman who vigorously defended Trump’s inauguration crowd size claims and regularly tangled with reporters during combative White House briefings before his ouster in a 2017 shakeup. He also took a spin on “Dancing With The Stars.” Spicer now has his own political talk show for the conservative Newsmax TV outlet. By the time Trump entered the White House Briefing Room to address reporters Friday, Spicer was set to press his old boss for presidential reaction to small business anxieties and reports that senators unloaded stocks before a pandemic-sparked market downturn. The surreal scene played out moments after the president castigated NBC’s Peter Alexander for suggesting that Trump may be giving Americans “a false sense of hope” about coronavirus treatment, asking what he would say to Americans who are scared or sickened by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump needs to stop the daily press briefings.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/488721-trump-needs-to-stop-the-daily-press-briefings
— Pence says he will be tested for coronavirus – MORGAN CHALFANT (DIERSEN: Who wants who to be tested, and why, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and Illinois?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488808-pence-says-he-will-be-tested-for-coronavirus
— GOP drafting stimulus package without deal with Democrats – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they exist to get rid the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488837-gop-drafting-stimulus-package-without-deal-with-democrats
— GOP seeks up to $500 billion to maximize financial help to airlines, other impacted industries – ALEXANDER BOLTON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488836-gop-seeks-up-to-500-billion-to-maximize-financial-help-to-airlines-other

CNN
— Sean Spicer returns to White House briefing room as a reporter – Betsy Klein and Caroline Kelly (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/politics/sean-spicer-briefing-room-coronavirus/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus cases top 300,000 worldwide
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-21/

NBC NEWS
— 75 million Americans under virtual lockdown after Italy suffers huge rise in deaths Italian officials  Officials reported 627 more coronavirus related deaths on Friday, a rise of 15 percent in 24 hours. – Minyvonne Burke and Isobel van Hagen
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/75-million-americans-under-virtual-lockdown-after-italy-suffers-huge-n1165591

NEW YORK TIMES
— U.S. Lawmakers Negotiate Rescue Package as Recession Fears Loom
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/world/coronavirus-updates-usa-world.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to “the most conservative reaches of the Republican Party” who came up with “The idea to funnel cash directly to millions of Americans to help them weather the economic disaster ravaging the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic?” 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/us/coronavirus-republicans-cash-payments.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump boasts of ‘tremendous response’ to coronavirus as national death toll rises.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-trump-20200321-tlusqsevmbdftm7r6hhkaf2mq4-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Italy’s coronavirus death toll feeds fear of what lies ahead in Europe and the U.S. – Shane Harris
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/italy-coronavirus-death-toll/2020/03/21/e6426d82-6b85-11ea-abef-020f086a3fab_story.html
— A new message on coronavirus in hard-hit areas: Don’t get tested Health officials direct scarce resources where they are needed most to save people’s lives. – Carolyn Y. Johnson and Lena H. Sun 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/21/coronavirus-testing-strategyshift/
— U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic – Shane Harris, Greg Miller, Josh Dawsey and Ellen Nakashima 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-intelligence-reports-from-january-and-february-warned-about-a-likely-pandemic/2020/03/20/299d8cda-6ad5-11ea-b5f1-a5a804158597_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://nypost.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-is-existential-threat-to-trump-re-election-gop-insiders/

USA TODAY
— Trump uses China as a foil when talking coronavirus, distancing himself from criticism – Courtney Subramanian, Nicholas Wu, David Jackson (DIERSEN: Who has used you as a foil? I should write a book about those who have used me as a foil. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/20/coronavirus-trump-blames-china-distancing-himself-fallout/2876983001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Extreme State Lockdowns The California and New York orders to stay at home are unsustainable. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-extreme-state-lockdowns-11584745130

BLOOMBERG
— The Coronavirus Might Kill Globalization
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2020-03-21/the-coronavirus-might-kill-globalization-bloomberg-new-economy

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Trump Says Virus Plan With $2 Trillion Impact ‘Very Close’
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/pharma-and-life-sciences/trump-says-virus-plan-with-2-trillion-impact-is-very-close

GRAND FORKS HERALD
— North Dakota Democrats have decided to hold their state convention on Facebook – Rob Port (DIERSEN: I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains in Illinois, DuPage County, and Milton Township like me await information on a) their April township, ward, and/or county party meetings and b) their April 15 county conventions. What about the April 21 annual township meetings?)
https://www.grandforksherald.com/opinion/5002520-Port-Dem-NPL-to-hold-state-convention-via-Facebook
(FROM THE ARTICLE: By contrast, NDGOP chairman Rick Berg told me last night that his party’s executive committee isn’t prepared to hold any sort of a virtual convention or to facilitate remote voting. The two political organizations are in much different situations. The NDGOP has three competitive races for their endorsement . . .The Democrats, meanwhile, have no competitive races.)

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE
— News organizations drop paywall for coronavirus information – AP (DIERSEN: www.gopillinois.com has never had a paywall and it never will. GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails will always be free and free of advertising. Of course, my critics/opponents are furious that I have a track record and enough time, money, good health, relevant experience, and motivation that I can say the aforesaid.) 
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200320/news-organizations-drop-paywall-for-coronavirus-information

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/chinese-coronavirus-officials-accuse-trump-stoking-xenophobia-violence-against-asian-americans-1493546

RAW STORY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is still ‘cherry-picking’ the coronavirus numbers to make himself look good.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/trump-is-still-cherry-picking-the-coronavirus-numbers-to-make-himself-look-good-report/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Coronavirus is drowning Trump’s re-election chances. Is he about to sink? Trump’s botched handling of coronavirus should be a significant hit to his re-election chances, but you can never count him out.” What percent of those who promote LGBTQ activity a) hate Trump, b) hate Trump’s supporters, and c) hate all those who do not promote LGBTQ activity?) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/03/coronavirus-drowning-trumps-re-election-chances-sink/

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR LEASE: 400 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/400-west-roosevelt-rd/pid_35356217/

TRULIA
— FOR SALE: 1103 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $489,000
https://www.trulia.com/p/il/wheaton/1103-golf-ln-wheaton-il-60189–2057533297

March 21 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Public Schools will remain closed through April 20, Lightfoot says in speech praising city’s resilience – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-coronavirus-city-hall-speech-20200319-vh2o5oih5nchlkkeloujvmd4ja-story.html
— Illinois hospitals plead for more masks, asking construction companies and others for help – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-hospitals-illinois-masks-construction-20200319-zx5g4fnqr5ci5ide5o7dccsdim-story.html
— California governor orders all 40 million state residents to stay at home – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-california-statewide-lockdown-order-20200320-htg36skyczaxhiqwtrahm5nfjq-story.html
— Drive-up coronavirus tests coming to big-box stores, including Northlake Walmart – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS, HAL DARDICK and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-testing-northlake-walmart-national-guard-20200319-ztdacpmx4bg53d7pjsj4vw7cs4-story.html
— Archdiocese of Chicago: Easter Sunday, Holy Week, including Chrism Mass, will not be celebrated publicly because of coronavirus – Javonte Anderson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-archdiocese-holy-week-20200319-dtgdc3no2jel7m65ctm3pe6g3a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Planned Parenthood to temporarily close all but 6 Illinois locations during coronavirus outbreak Two centers will remain open in Chicago, while the other four are in Aurora, Springfield, Flossmoor and Peoria. – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/19/21187792/planned-parenthood-close-illinois-locations-chicago-aurora-springfield-flossmoor-peoria
— Lightfoot creates $100M loan fund for small businesses to bounce back from the coronavirus The mayor’s televised address was as much a pep talk to frightened and shell-shocked Chicagoans as it was about specifics of the city’s response to the pandemic. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/3/19/21187556/lightfoot-creates-100m-loan-fund-for-small-businesses-to-bounce-back-from-the-coronavirus
— CPS hands out over 500K meals in 3 days of coronavirus closures: ‘This is something great Chicago’s doing for us’ CPS workers are giving away sacks of food outside every school in the city — a new normal for the next several weeks. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/19/21187087/chicago-public-schools-coronavirus-free-meals

DAILY HERALD
— COVID-19 could be deadly for American small business – Armstrong Williams
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200320/covid-19-could-be-deadly-for-american-small-business#new_tab

ABC7
— Grand Princess cruise passengers in quarantine refuse COVID-19 tests – Dan Noyes
https://abc7chicago.com/health/grand-princess-passengers-in-quarantine-refuse-covid-19-tests/6031214/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/20/2020

WGN TV
— What to do if you lose your job during the COVID-19 pandemic
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/what-to-do-if-you-lose-your-job-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
— Sick Chicago man describes difficulties getting COVID-19 test – Dana Rebik
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/sick-chicago-man-describes-difficulties-getting-covid-19-test/

WTTW
— COVID-19 Pandemic a Massive Challenge to American Economy – Paul Caine (DIERSEN: Who is naive? ANSWER: Those who hint/imply/argue/shout that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are NOT using coronavirus to get rid of Republicans.)
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/19/covid-19-pandemic-massive-challenge-american-economy
— Republican Jeanne Ives on Facing Sean Casten, Coronavirus Pandemic – Nick Blumberg
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/19/republican-jeanne-ives-facing-sean-casten-coronavirus-pandemic

WBEZ
— Chicago Cops Don’t Know How To Enforce Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s New COVID-19 Order – Chip Mitchell
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/lightfoot-plan-to-enforce-citys-covid19-sheltering-order-baffles-cops/b15ba3a0-4c19-4128-8a96-ae95c8f8b946

CHICAGO CURBED
— Chicago’s Loop sees 63 percent drop in foot traffic due to coronavirus concerns A new report quantifies the dramatic drop-off in activity – Jay Koziarz 
https://chicago.curbed.com/2020/3/19/21187055/coronavirus-chicago-loop-pedestrian-foot-traffic#new_tab

WIREPOINTS
— Wondering What Chicago’s Current Cash Situation Is? Good Luck Finding Anything. – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/wondering-what-chicagos-current-cash-situation-is-good-luck-finding-anything-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois State Police get 19,000 background checks for gun purchases in five days – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-state-police-get-background-checks-for-gun-purchases-in/article_2866192a-6a14-11ea-a8f9-c3ae507441da.html#new_tab
— Deadline for Illinois lawmakers to approve ‘fair maps’ proposal approaches as session days canceled – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/deadline-for-illinois-lawmakers-to-approve-fair-maps-proposal-approaches/article_13e137fe-6a1a-11ea-a135-27f14f80e6c6.html

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Voter Turnout Drops Significantly in 2020 Illinois Primary – Brendan Rigney and Wagner Acerbi Horta (DIERSEN: What did your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain do to maximize the Republican turnout? I hand-delivered a sample ballot, mail-in ballot request form, and campaign literature for the candidates to all the homes that had at least one Republican or Independent voter.)
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/voter-turnout-drops-significantly-in-2020-illinois-primary

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— The Rise of Homosexual Family Madness – Laurie Higgins (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America officially a) prohibit those who do not promote LGBTQ activity from seeking or holding government and political offices and b) banish those who do not promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/the-rise-of-homosexual-family-madness/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump accuses liberal media of ‘siding with China’ on coronavirus pandemic – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who side with China against America.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/19/trump-accuses-liberal-media-siding-china-coronavir/
— Trump, Republicans insist coronavirus rescue plan is no ‘bailout’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/19/donald-trump-republicans-insist-coronavirus-rescue/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— How Congress can and cannot cushion the economic blow of the coronavirus – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use coronavirus to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/how-congress-can-and-cannot-cushion-the-economic-blow-of-the-coronavirus

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Coronavirus Tests America’s Social Capacity Is American society ready for the coronavirus pandemic? – Matthew Continetti (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use coronavirus to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freebeacon.com/columns/coronavirus-tests-americas-social-capacity/
— Chinese Propagandists Used ‘Wuhan Virus’ Before Condemning It as Racist Media and health organizations bow to pressure from Beijing – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://freebeacon.com/media/chinese-propagandists-used-wuhan-virus-before-condemning-it-as-racist/
— Meet Democratic ‘Moderate’ Joe Biden – David Rutz (DIERSEN: To get elected, Biden will promise to use the federal government to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freebeacon.com/media/meet-democratic-moderate-joe-biden/

FOX NEWS
— Dan Lipinski’s loss seen as turning point for pro-life Dems, blow to big tent politics – Sam Dorman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens a) who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) who use the Republican Party’s big tent policies to destroy the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. I would focus on those who have taken adverse actions against me.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dan-lipinskis-loss-pro-life-dems

BREITBART
— Blue State Blues: ‘Make America Great Again’ Is Now Everyone’s Mission – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Who is naive? ANSWER: Those who hint/imply/argue/shout that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are NOT using coronavirus to get rid of Republicans.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/20/blue-state-blues-make-america-great-again-is-now-everyones-mission/
— Former NBA Player Jeremy Lin Accuses Trump of ‘Empowering’ Racists by Using ‘Chinese Virus’ Term – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/03/19/former-nba-player-jeremy-lin-accuses-trump-empowering-racists-by-using-chinese-virus-term/

DAILY CALLER
— Media Rhetoric On ‘Wuhan Virus’ Echoes Chinese Propaganda – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/19/china-propaganda-wuhan-coronavirus-covid-19-chinese-virus/

DAILY WIRE
— Nikki Haley Resigns From Boeing Board: ‘Cannot Support’ Asking Gov For A Bailout – Frank Camp
https://www.dailywire.com/news/nikki-haley-resigns-from-boeing-board-cannot-support-asking-gov-for-a-bailout

TOWNHALL
— Media’s Coronavirus Hysteria Is Not Helping America – Douglas MacKinnon
https://townhall.com/columnists/douglasmackinnon/2020/03/19/media-coronavirus-hysteria-is-not-helping-america-n2565281

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Beat Sanders By Becoming Sanders (DIERSEN: To get elected, Biden will promise to use the federal government to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/biden-beat-sanders-by-becoming-sanders/
— Lefty Reporters Squirm as Journalist Asks Trump Why Media Echo Chinese Communist Propaganda – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/watch-lefty-reporters-squirm-as-journalist-asks-trump-why-media-echo-chinese-communist-propaganda/

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Is COVID-19 a crisis worth destroying the American and global economies – Joseph Ragonese (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my naive critics/opponents, their naive operatives, and their naive dupes who refuse to believe a) that Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means and b) that Democrats will do “whatever it takes” to defeat Trump.)
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/is-covid-19-a-crisis-worth-destroying-the-american-and-global-economies-128297/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— President Trump ruffles leftist feathers, vows to fight and WIN against coronavirus as a ‘wartime president’ – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/03/19/president-trump-ruffles-leftist-feathers-vows-to-fight-and-win-against-coronavirus-as-a-wartime-president-898866

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Politicizing the Pandemic: Will Dems’ Dark-Money Ads Work? – Susan Crabtree (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my naive critics/opponents, their naive operatives, and their naive dupes who refuse to believe a) that Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means and b) that Democrats will do “whatever it takes” to defeat Trump.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/20/politicizing_the_pandemic_will_dems_dark-money_ads_work_142723.html

NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY RESEARCH
— STARBUCKS REJECTS PROTECTING CONSERVATIVE EMPLOYEES – David Almasi (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, organizations, companies, governments, and countries discriminate against conservatives. I should write a book about how the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. discriminate against conservatives.) 
https://nationalcenter.org/ncppr/2020/03/19/starbucks-rejects-protecting-conservative-employees/

THE HILL
— Coronavirus anxiety spreads across Capitol Hill – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/488560-coronavirus-anxiety-spreads-across-capitol-hill

POLITICO
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: Trump wanted to bury Biden after the primary. Now he can’t.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/19/trump-biden-coronavirus-136197

REUTERS
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: U.S. recession chances now at 80% despite Fed emergency moves – Shrutee Sarkar
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-economy-poll/u-s-recession-chances-now-at-80-despite-fed-emergency-moves-reuters-poll-idUSKBN2162ZF

CNN
— California governor orders all 40 million residents to stay at home to limit outbreak
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-19-20-intl-hnk/h_cd71177d8bbc108c6091cc1f38b0c6ac

CNBC
— US has more than 13,000 cases, California governor estimates 25.5 million residents will get virus – Christina Farr, Dawn Kopecki, Dan Mangan
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/19/coronavirus-live-updates.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Washington’s trillion-dollar coronavirus fix may be way too little, too late.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/washington-s-trillion-dollar-coronavirus-fix-may-be-way-too-n1164161

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Trump pushes FDA to fast-track virus treatments
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-19/
— Remote voting gains traction in Senate after House coronavirus diagnoses – MELISSA QUINN, ALAN HE
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/remote-voting-gains-traction-in-senate-after-house-coronavirus-diagnoses/

REUTERS
— China’s news war risks collateral economic harm – Pete Sweeney
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-media-breakingviews/breakingviews-chinas-news-war-risks-collateral-economic-harm-idUSKBN2151VO

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters paint Trump as being Hitler. How soon, if not already, will the Trump-haters in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, and in America officially succeed in banning the following from seeking or holding any kind of government or political office: those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/books/review/hitlers-first-hundred-days-peter-fritzsche.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Conservative-haters say “Under the Virus’s Cloak, Trump Pursues Long-Sought Conservative Policies.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/us/politics/trump-virus-conservative-policies.html

WASHINGTON POST
— California governor issues statewide stay-at-home order; Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. doubled in two days – Rick Noack, Alex Horton, Marisa Iati, Meryl Kornfield, Miriam Berger, Siobhán O’Grady, Michael Brice-Saddler and Hannah Knowles
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/19/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Corporations will try to grab the bailout cash. We can’t let them have it all. The unbalanced response to the 2008 financial crisis fueled populism’s rise. – Megan Greene 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/03/20/coronavirus-bailout-corporations/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Rethinking the Coronavirus Shutdown No society can safeguard public health for long at the cost of its economic health.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/rethinking-the-coronavirus-shutdown-11584659154
— Coronavirus Testing Chaos Across America As screening sites open and close, supplies run short and criteria for participation change, many can’t determine if they have the virus – Dan Frosch, Ian Lovett, Deanna Paul
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-testing-chaos-across-america-11584618703
— Senators Try to Bridge Partisan Divide—From a Safe Distance Amid scramble to negotiate coronavirus legislation, lawmakers float idea of remote voting; party leaders reject it – Lindsay Wise and Natalie Andrews
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senators-try-to-bridge-partisan-dividefrom-a-safe-distance-11584612004

DALLAS NEWS
— TRUMP-HATERS CROW: Coronavirus forces GOP in Texas and beyond to embrace bailouts, economic stimulus, rising deficits Republicans in the Lone Star State once would’ve balked at trillions of dollars in spending without a plan to pay for it. But an unprecedented crisis has changed everything. – Tom Benning
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2020/03/20/coronavirus-forces-gop-in-texas-and-beyond-to-embrace-bailouts-economic-stimulus-rising-deficits/

SEATTLE TIMES
— Avoid lasting coronavirus economic harm – Editorial
https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/avoid-lasting-coronavirus-economic-harm/

PENN LIVE
— Young people ‘naive and selfish’ if they think they aren’t at risk for coronavirus – Sue Gleiter
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/03/young-people-naive-and-selfish-if-think-they-arent-at-risk-for-coronavirus-hershey-doctor.html

WGME
— Government report anticipates 18-month pandemic, ‘significant shortages’ – Leandra Bernstein
https://wgme.com/news/nation-world/government-report-anticipates-18-month-pandemic-significant-shortages

WEEK
— What libertarians would do in response to coronavirus – Bonnie Kristian (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Libertarians a) who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) who use the Republican Party’s big tent policies to destroy the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. I would focus on those who have taken adverse actions against me.)
https://theweek.com/articles/901738/what-libertarians-response-coronavirus

JD SURPA
— Marijuana Dispensaries – Are They Essential Services? (DIERSEN: Pot pushers use coronavirus to push pot.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/marijuana-dispensaries-are-they-90619/
— EEOC Releases Guidance Regarding Employees, Applicants and COVID-19 (DIERSEN: How soon will EEOC impose quotas for hiring, retaining, and promoting those who have COVID-19?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/eeoc-releases-guidance-regarding-13926/

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Making Sure You’re Deemed “Essential” By Your Local/ State Government during the COVID-19 Pandemic (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, a) only they are “essential” and b) all political and government news and commentary is fake except for the political and government news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. to a) stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stop everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/podcast

RAW STORY
— The coronavirus could devastate the American political landscape (DIERSEN: What do you say to age discriminators? Ever-increasingly, age discriminators use coronavirus to hint/imply/argue/shout that older people should be barred from seeking/holding government offices.) 
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/the-coronavirus-could-devastate-the-american-political-landscape/

March 17 Evening Edition

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— Unofficial Results: Republican
https://www.dupageresults.com/IL/DuPage/101646/Web02.245501/#/

ABC7
— Donald Trump wins Republican primary in Illinois, becomes presumptive nominee
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-wins-republican-presidential-primary-in-illinois/6022875/
— Coronavirus IL Death: 1st Illinois COVID-19 fatality is Chicago woman, governor says in daily update – Eric Horng and Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-woman-becomes-illinois-1st-covid-19-death/6021973/
— IL Primary Election Results 2020: Illinois voters head to polls amid coronavirus concerns – Jessica D’Onofrio and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-voters-head-to-polls-amid-coronavirus-concerns/6020671/
— Illinois Primary Election: Chicago election officials wanted polls closed due to COVID-19, IL Governor Pritzker said no – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-election-officials-wanted-polls-closed-due-to-covid-19-illinois-governor-pritzker-said-no/6021314/
— Midway Control Tower temporarily closes after 3 technicians test positive for COVID-19
https://abc7chicago.com/travel/three-midway-airport-technicians-test-positive-for-covid-19/6022655/

NBC5
— Live Election Day Updates: Most Polls in Illinois Now Closed; Presidential Race Too Close to Call Despite hundreds of closures across Chicago due to the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois’ primary election is continuing as scheduled
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-primary-2020-election-day-live-blog/2238583/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say “Stocks Jump After Trump Promises to ‘Go Big’ on Virus Aid. Investors have been waiting for Washington to offer more aid for the economy.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/shares-bounce-after-wall-street-dive-recession-warning/2238529/

CBS2
— Coronavirus Concerns And Election Equipment Problems Combine For ‘Pretty Frustrating’ Day At Some Chicago Polling Places – Jim Williams
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/primary-election-polling-place-problems-coronavirus-wrong-equipment-missing-materials/
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Attorney General Kwame Raoul Investigating Widespread Reports Of Virus-Related Price-Gouging
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/coronavirus-price-gouging-illinois-attorney-general-kwame-raoul-investigation-covid-19/
— Coronavirus In Chicago: Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Allow ‘Non-Essential’ City Employees To Work From Home (DIERSEN: Are/were you a non-essential employee? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed that I was a non-essential federal employee.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/non-essential-city-employees-allowed-to-work-from-home-mayor-lori-lightfoot-coronavirus-response/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Primary results
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-primary-results
— Joe Biden wins Illinois Democratic Primary, AP projects
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/joe-biden-wins-illinois-democratic-primary-ap-projects
— How COVID-19 is affecting the Illinois primary
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/664929

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ILLINOIS ELECTION RESULTS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/results/
— Voter turnout in DuPage, Will Counties – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-election-turnout-dupage-will-st-20200318-tyc3rue7o5hhvgpiqxsz6zivwm-story.html
— Illinois primary updates: Joe Biden wins Illinois after turnout in Chicago rebounds amid coronavirus turmoil
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-illinois-primary-election-day-updates-20200317-gf5morm2gzbc5j3laniwpr5kx4-story.html
— On the political right, anger and suspicion over coronavirus precautions – ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-coronavirus-precautions-politics-20200317-q2sxycsp6rhqrd5u7kxansr25q-story.html
— Fight the urge to wish the coronavirus on your enemies – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-coronavirus-covid-19-schadenfreude-pandemic-zorn-20200316-ov4dxtg4tba4ze72el6ec5sj4i-story.html
— With everything from bars to churches closed for coronavirus, where do we find community? Facebook. – Heidi Stevens
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-coronavirus-role-of-facebook-during-covid19-0316-20200316-pcqkueskkfghlegwxzs6bx5tsy-story.html
— Illinois primary updates: Some polling places turn away voters amid ‘extremely low’ turnout; Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Board of Elections lock horns
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-illinois-primary-election-day-updates-20200317-gf5morm2gzbc5j3laniwpr5kx4-story.html
— ‘We have to do this now’: Trump administration considering sending checks directly to Americans to bolster economy amid coronavirus – AP (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way. What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-trump-economic-stimulus-20200317-zpsv5weei5gexphfrbog6g2eyq-story.html
— Republicans vs. the blue wave – Editorial (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical Democrats who hypocritically move into Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-election-democrats-republicans-illinois-20200317-3eszkyyalbb7tanz7smszjjg34-story.html
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker never should have let this election go forward today – Dahleen Glanton
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-illinois-governor-pritzker-primary-election-mistake-20200317-ln7g34n6ffhffc4sf5ln5ut6fu-story.html
— Naperville to declare state of emergency, close buildings
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0318-20200318-f5igxipb3jcypk652eu4d57eeq-story.html
— Illinois expands coronavirus testing guidelines, but many sick people still don’t qualify – PETER NICKEAS and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-testing-illinois–20200317-yenasnxqlfg7hkscouggd6gdv4-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot cancels City Council meeting amid coronavirus outbreak, allows non-essential employees to work from home – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-cancels-city-council-meeting-coronavirus-20200317-3cypxofpwbhszbj2athidrvwsu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Live updates: As most polls close, we’ve got the live results Voters are braving emergency conditions to hit the polls Tuesday amid a global pandemic that has had a dramatic impact on the election process.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/17/21183134/illinois-2020-primary-election-chicago-live-updates
— Cook County to keep 40 suburban polling places open until 8 p.m., city to keep five open late The 40 suburban sites are scattered across Barrington, Berwyn, Bremen Township, Elk Grove Village, Leyden Township, Lyons, Maine Township, New Trier Township, Niles, Orland Township, Palos Township, Proviso Township, Stickney, Schaumburg, Thornton Township, Wheeling and Worth. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/17/21184370/cook-county-suburban-polling-places-open-late
— Movie theaters nationwide close temporarily to slow coronavirus Multiplexes in the large Regal Cinemas are among those closing doors. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/16/21182624/movie-theaters-close-regal-amc-coronavirus
— She had pneumonia, a fever and a dry cough — and still couldn’t get tested for coronavirus “I’m really frustrated with our whole system,” said Laura Koch, who remains quarantined at her Uptown apartment. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/16/21182451/laura-koch-coronavirus-testing-trump-pence
— University of Illinois cancels commencement ceremonies due to coronavirus worries Graduating students at the state’s flagship Urbana-Champaign university and the Chicago and Springfield campuses will receive their diplomas in the mail this spring. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/17/21184240/coronavirus-university-illinois-cancels-commencement-ceremonies-graduation
— Trillion-dollar bailout justified at time of war — on a deadly virus — but better put working people first What matters most is getting money straight into the hands of the working people and small businesses that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/17/21183390/coronavirus-bailout-covid-19-federal-aid-editorial-steve-mnuchin

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois has first coronavirus death As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to spread, Gov. Pritzker said a Chicago-area woman has died. He also announced 22 cases in a DuPage County nursing home. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-has-first-coronavirus-death
— Team Pritzker, Chicago official trade barbs over holding primary today A Chicago election official blames the governor for a ‘curse’ of a primary day and says the governor’s staff rebuffed a request to put off the election. Pritzker’s chief of staff called that a lie. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/team-pritzker-chicago-official-trade-barbs-over-holding-primary-today
— Election turnout still very light, but begins to pick up some Lots of people aren’t voting today amid coronavirus fears. But those coming to the polls are turning out later in the day rather than before work in the morning—likely because they’re not in the office. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/election-turnout-still-very-light-begins-pick-some
— White House wants to send Americans $1,000 stimulus checks “Americans need cash now, and the president wants to give cash now. And I mean now, in the next two weeks.” – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/white-house-wants-send-americans-1000-stimulus-checks
— The economy under stress Crain’s senior reporter Steve Daniels looks at how the pandemic is affecting the economy and credit, and discusses news of the central bank restarting a crisis-era borrowing program for companies.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/crains-daily-gist-podcast-economy-under-stress

DAILY HERALD
— Former Lake sheriff takes big lead in GOP race to challenge Durbin – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/former-lake-sheriff-takes-big-lead-in-gop-race-to-challenge-durbin
— Click here to get live election results
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/click-here-to-get-live-election-results

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois National Guard to help with medical intake while local governments seek compliance on closure orders – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-national-guard-to-help-with-medical-intake-while-local/article_d7dfc3f5-0b3a-5488-86e9-6e342ac1350e.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Biden wins Illinois, Florida primaries – Greg Bishop, Cole Lauterbach and Brett Rowland
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/live-illinois-primary-night-updates/article_351a0420-68a1-11ea-b24f-8b5588717b2e.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Early afternoon precinct reports
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/17/early-afternoon-precinct-reports-3/

GOPUSA
— Amazon To Hire 100,000 Workers To Help Deliver ‘Critical’ Supplies
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86226
— Bill De Blasio Wants ‘Literally A Nationalization’ Of Some Private Companies Over Coronavirus (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to be nationalized, that is, to be stopped, to stop the spread of coronavirus?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86202

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump considering $1,000 checks to most Americans as coronavirus aid – Dave Boyer and Tom Howell Jr. (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/17/trump-considering-1000-checks-most-americans-coron/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— China adopts war footing to control COVID-19 narrative, expels American journalists – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/china-adopts-war-footing-to-control-covid-19-narrative-expels-american-journalists
— With the coronavirus pandemic, Trump administration’s true leadership on display – Rep. Roger Marshall & Rep. Brian Babin (DIERSEN: First and foremost, Democrats want Republican to lose.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/with-the-coronavirus-pandemic-trump-administrations-true-leadership-on-display

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— NowThis News: Trump puts immigrants at ‘higher risk’ for coronavirus
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/nowthis-news-trump-puts-immigrants-at-higher-risk-for-coronavirus/

BLAZE
— 10,000 revelers from across the country turn out for gay festival. Several later test positive for COVID-19. Organizers were proactive in ‘distributing 10,000 hand sanitizer bottles and hygiene information’ – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/thousands-of-revelers-from-across-the-country-turn-out-for-gay-festival-several-later-test-positive-for-covid-19-h

BREITBART
— Illinois Democrat Primary: 574 Non-Citizens on Voter Rolls in 2018 Election – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/illinois-democrat-primary-574-non-citizens-on-voter-rolls-in-2018-election/
— All the Establishment Media’s Dangerous Coronavirus Lies – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/17/nolte-all-the-establishment-medias-dangerous-coronavirus-lies/
— ‘Americans Need Cash Now’ — Donald Trump Wants to Send Checks to Households Immediately – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way. What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/americans-need-cash-now-donald-trump-wants-to-send-checks-to-households-immediately/
— Gordon Chang: China’s Coronavirus Propaganda Copies U.S. ‘Liberal Media,’ Trump’s Travel Bans ‘Saved Us’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/03/17/gordon-chang-chinas-coronavirus-propaganda-copies-u-s-liberal-media-trumps-travel-bans-saved-us/
— Ammo Distributor’s Sales Increase 276% amid Rising Coronavirus Concern – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/ammo-distributors-sales-increase-276-rising-coronavirus-concern/
— Mid-crisis, Democrat Super PAC to Spend $5 Million Attacking Trump over Coronavirus – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/mid-crisis-democrat-super-pac-to-spend-5-million-attacking-trump-over-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— The Chaos Can Be Stopped by Going Full Speed on Crisis – Bernard Kerik (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.newsmax.com/bernardkerik/local-state-cdc-virus/2020/03/17/id/958706/

THE HILL
— Critical supplies shortage hampers hospitals, health providers – JESSIE HELLMANN 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488050-critical-supplies-shortage-hampers-hospitals-health-providers
— Trump eyes return to spoils system with plans to purge ‘disloyal’ federal workers – EVERETT KELLEY (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run GAO purged me in 1997 when I was 49 years old.) 
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/487989-trump-eyes-return-to-spoils-system-with-plans-to-purge-disloyal
— Cash assistance for Americans gains steam as coronavirus roils economy – JORDAIN CARNEY AND SYLVAN LANE (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488117-cash-assistance-for-americans-gains-steam-as-coronavirus-roils-economy
— Office of Personnel Management chief abruptly resigns – BRETT SAMUELS AND ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488129-opm-chief-abruptly-resigns-report

POLITICO
— Washington Learns to Love ‘Money for Everyone’ Why a partisan city tends to unite over the idea of just writing a check in a crisis. – MICHAEL GRUNWALD (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/17/coronavirus-stimulus-money-washington-mitt-romney-tom-cotton-sherrod-brown-134525
— Emergency stimulus to soar above $1 trillion – NANCY COOK and BEN WHITE (DIERSEN: Where would the money come for this? Sell Hawaii to China? Sell Alaska to China? Sell California to China? Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/17/coronavirus-1-trillion-emergency-stimulus-133821
— Trump wants to send checks to Americans – ANNA PALMER, JAKE SHERMAN, ELI OKUN and GARRETT ROSS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook-pm/2020/03/17/trump-wants-to-send-checks-to-americans-488609

CNN
— Mnuchin warns senators that US could see 20% unemployment rate due to (OVERBLOWN EFFORTS TO STOP) coronavirus – Jeremy Diamond
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/politics/steven-mnuchin-unemployment-warning-coronavirus/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Americans told to hunker down as death toll tops 100
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-17/

NEW YORK TIMES
— China Announces That It Will Expel American Journalists – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who have constructively or actually expelled me from their offices, meetings, and events. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/business/media/china-expels-american-journalists.html
— This Is How the Coronavirus Will Destroy the Economy This once-in-a-century pandemic is hitting a world economy saddled with record levels of debt. – Ruchir Sharma (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/opinion/coronavirus-economy-debt.html
— Some Ask a Taboo Question: Is America Overreacting to Coronavirus? With “social distancing” now widely adopted nationwide, a small group of contrarians urge a more careful weighing of the harm as well as the benefits of such policies. – Amy Harmon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-hype-overreaction-social-distancing.html
— So We’re Working From Home. Can the Internet Handle It? With millions of people working and learning from home during the pandemic, internet networks are set to be strained to the hilt. – Davey Alba and Cecilia Kang
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/technology/coronavirus-working-from-home-internet.html
— Coronavirus Is Hiding in Plain Sight For every known case of coronavirus, another five to 10 cases are out there undetected, a new study suggests. – Benedict Carey
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/health/coronavirus-statistics-undetected.html
— For Some Buyers With Virus Fears, the Priority Isn’t Toilet Paper. It’s Guns. Gun shops and ammunition dealers say they’ve seen a surge in purchases, particularly from first-time buyers. – Richard A. Oppel Jr.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-gun-buyers.html
— Social Distancing? You Might Be Fighting Climate Change, Too Isolation and other shifts in behavior during the coronavirus outbreak could also alter our greenhouse gas emissions. But will the changes stick? – John Schwartz
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/climate/coronavirus-habits-carbon-footprint.html
— U.S. plans to swiftly turn back people entering from Mexico illegally.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/world/coronavirus-update-latest-news.html
— In Talking About Economic Recovery, Washington Shuns the B-Word White House officials and lawmakers trying to bolster the economy during the coronavirus crisis don’t want to hear about any bailouts. – Carl Hulse
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/us/politics/coronavirus-bailout-economy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S.-China media war escalates as Beijing pulls credentials for journalists at five U.S. news outlets, including The Washington Post (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who have pulled my credentials. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2020/03/17/u-s-china-media-war-escalates-as-beijing-pulls-credentials-for-journalists-at-five-u-s-news-outlets-including-the-post/
— U.S. government, tech industry discussing ways to use smartphone location data to combat coronavirus – Tony Romm, Elizabeth Dwoskin and 
Craig Timberg 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/17/white-house-location-data-coronavirus/
— As much of America takes drastic action, some Republicans remain skeptical of the severity of the coronavirus pandemic – Robert Costa (DIERSEN: “Some Republicans” question the outrageous actions that Democrats want taken to stop the spread of the illness.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-much-of-america-takes-drastic-action-some-republicans-remain-skeptical-of-the-severity-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic/2020/03/17/f8b199c8-6786-11ea-b313-df458622c2cc_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Challenge for Policy Makers: Rescue Economy Without Fueling Populist Backlash Share buybacks raise eyebrows as government ponders rescues of airlines, other industries – Jacob M. Schlesinger and Jon Hilsenrath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/challenge-for-policy-makers-rescue-economy-without-fueling-populist-backlash-11584475764
— Financing an Economic Shutdown You can’t close down an economy without a way to keep business and individuals liquid. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/financing-an-economic-shutdown-11584399753

BARRONS
— What China’s Economic Data Says About a U.S. Recovery: Nothing Good – George Magnus
https://www.barrons.com/articles/chinas-coronavirus-economy-is-is-bad-news-for-the-u-s-and-europe-51584478014

FORBES
— ‘Keep Politics Out Of It’: Trump Lashes Out At Governors Critical Of Federal Coronavirus Response – Lisette Voytko (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/03/17/keep-politics-out-of-it-trump-lashes-out-at-governors-critical-of-federal-coronavirus-response/
— How Will The Western World React To A Total Lockdown? – Kenneth Rapoza
Kenneth Rapoza
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/03/17/how-will-the-western-world-react-to-a-total-lockdown/

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Facebook, Lenfest and LMA Announce $1 Million in Grants to Support Coronavirus News Reporting – Dorrine Mendoza, Jim Friedlich, and Nancy Lane
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/facebook-lenfest-and-lma-announce-1-million-in-grants-to-support-coronavirus-news-reporting/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 42% Say China Should Pay Some of World’s Coronavirus Costs
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/china/42_say_china_should_pay_some_of_world_s_coronavirus_costs

March 16 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 16 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago suburbs declare states of emergency Harvey, Evanston, Highland Park and Oak Park are among those who have declared measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. – Carly Behm and Sam Kelly 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/15/21181200/coronavirus-suburban-state-emergency-harvey-oak-park-evanston-oak-park-covid-19
— Chicago-area hospitals place visitation limits as Illinois COVID-19 outbreak spreads Several hospitals announced they will no longer allow visitors — with some exceptions — to prevent the coronavirus from spreading to their patients, caregivers and other staff. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/15/21180944/chicago-area-hospitals-visitation-limits-illinois-covid-19-outbreak-spreads-illinois-iha-rush-loyola
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker endorses VP Joe Biden for president, calling him the ‘right candidate’ to beat Trump Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has repeatedly said he’d stay out of the Democratic party. But by Sunday, Pritzker’s political team said the governor was making the endorsement, in part, to remind voters elections are still important, even as the nation and state grapple with the coronavirus outbreak. – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: The more that it looks like the Democrat presidential primary in Illinois is decided, the more likely that Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens in Illinois will cast Republican primary ballots to do whatever damage that they can to the Republican Party.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/3/16/21181021/jb-pritzker-endorses-joe-biden

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Whether they are sick, Chicago’s precarious workers will work amid coronavirus. ‘How would I pay my bills?’ – Laura Rodríguez Presa
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-life-precarious-workers-must-work-despite-coronavirus-20200315-vk7uwwguknfavjx57rbxzzea4m-story.html
— Spain awakens to nationwide quarantine as Europe seeks to contain spread of coronavirus – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-around-the-world-20200315-hcelc2twjbbjxgddkocdvgiixy-story.html
— Top US infectious disease expert open to a 14-day ‘national shutdown’ to combat virus spread – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-national-shutdown-infectious-disease-20200315-abn7gckptbd6tch24nlewgr2je-story.html
— Deserted dorms, tuition complaints and virtual classes: Uncertainty looms as disappointed college students head home early because of the coronavirus – ELYSSA CHERNEY, JOHN KEILMAN and ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-college-students-dorms-20200316-hbcbqxi3tbfbdnmulvdhm54aca-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-spain-travel-nancy-stone-20200315-vbjitpm3mjcbrcgfeqxusy4eae-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— City of Geneva responds to coronavirus outbreak
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200315/city-of-geneva-responds-to-coronavirus-outbreak

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— United cuts flights 50 percent: ‘The bad news is that it’s getting worse’ Top management will take a 50 percent pay cut and the airline has begun “conversations with our union leadership about how to reduce our payroll expense” as the impact of the coronavirus expands. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/united-cuts-flights-50-percent-bad-news-its-getting-worse

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Springfield Park Board member confirms she has COVID-19 – Brenden Moore 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200315/springfield-park-board-member-confirms-she-has-covid-19
— Durbin votes for Biden; applauds emergency declaration – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200315/durbin-votes-for-biden-applauds-emergency-declaration
— Springfield alderman calls out mayor on coronavirus communications – Steven Spearie (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents do not want anyone to learn anything about coronavirus from GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200315/springfield-alderman-calls-out-mayor-on-coronavirus-communications

PEKIN TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Chaos grows amid virus fear.”
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200315/chaos-grows-amid-virus-fear

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois 13th Democratic candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan to self-quarantine after exposure to coronavirus – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/election/article241214766.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Local restaurant owners prepare to close doors to dine-in customers
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/16/local-restaurant-owners-prepare-to-close-doors-to-dine-in-customers/anf4dnt/
— Local food pantry meets increasing need during coronavirus outbreak – F. AMANDA TUGADE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/14/local-food-pantry-meets-increasing-need-during-coronavirus-outbreak/a42v7br/

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— Coronavirus threat hovers over Tuesday’s Illinois primary – Rick Pearson 
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/state-and-regional/coronavirus-threat-hovers-over-tuesday-s-illinois-primary/article_7ead99d5-e3ad-5b04-aca2-aa69b2a77c41.html

WSIL TV
— US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears – AP
https://wsiltv.com/2020/03/15/us-moves-nearer-to-shutdown-amid-coronavirus-fears/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Springfield Official Has COVID-19; Two City Council Members Exposed – MARY HANSEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/springfield-official-has-covid-19-two-city-council-members-exposed#stream/0

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Trump’s Biggest Donor in Chicago (Edward McCann) – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: Who is Trump’s biggest donor in your municipality, in your Township, and in your county?)
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/April-2020/Trumps-Biggest-Chicago-Donor/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Virus be damned: Members of the New Trier Republican Organization gathered Sunday at Kenilworth Assembly Hall for a dinner event headlined by Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative youth group Turning Point USA. Kirk is an Illinois native who grew up in Prospect Heights and attended Wheeling High School. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/03/16/jb-lori-with-a-twist-pritzker-endorses-biden-lipinskis-missed-vote-488593

CENTER SQUARE
— Coronavirus update: Americans face more restrictions as COVID-19 fears grow – Dan McCaleb
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/coronavirus-update-americans-face-more-restrictions-as-covid–fears/article_8c03c916-66c5-11ea-b978-ff8b76db4890.html

WIREPOINTS
— Expect the coronavirus to hit these parts of Chicago’s budget, jobs hardest – John Klingner and Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/expect-the-coronavirus-to-hit-these-parts-of-chicagos-budget-jobs-hardest-wirepoints/

BETTER GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
— In Illinois, It’s Easy to Forget What a Fair Election Looks Like In states where gerrymandering has been stamped out, competitive elections are the norm. But not in Illinois. – David Greising (DIERSEN: I should write an article about the 2015 gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
https://www.bettergov.org/news/greising-in-illinois-its-easy-to-forget-what-a-fair-election-looks-like/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County Early Voting Sunday ’til 3, Monday 9-7
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/15/mchenry-county-early-voting-sunday-til-3-monday-9-7/ 
— Pritzker Closes Bars and Restaurants
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/15/pritzker-closes-bars-and-restaurants/ 
— IL-14: 3 1/2 Minute Fox & Friends Interview of Catalina Lauf Saturday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/15/il-14-3-1-2-minute-fox-friends-interview-of-catalina-lauf-saturday/ 
— IL-6: NWH Endorses Kinzler for Congress
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/15/il-6-nwh-endorses-kinzler-for-congress/ 
— 14-IL: Sue Rezin Extends Revelation of Ted Gradel’s Florida Business Problems to Daily Herald
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/15/14-il-sue-rezin-extends-revelation-of-ted-gradels-florida-business-problems-to-daily-herald/
— Flyer from Supporters of Consolidating McHenry Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/flyer-from-supporters-of-consolidating-mchenry-township/ 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan in Bankruptcy Court
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/mary-mcclellan-in-bankruptcy-court/ 
— Dems Fail in Effort to Kick Republican Men Off Judicial Ballot and Give Mary McClellan Free Ride to General, Justin Hansen and Donald Brewer Stay on the Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/dems-fail-in-effort-to-kick-republican-men-off-judicial-ballot-and-give-mary-mcclellan-free-ride-to-general-justin-hansen-and-donald-brewer-stay-on-the-ballot/ 
— IL-14: Could Jim Oberweis Finish Third Behind the Two Women?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/il-14-could-jim-oberweis-finish-third-behind-the-two-women/ 
— IL-6: Mail from Jeannie Ives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/il-6-mail-from-jeannie-ives/ 
— Signs of the Times in the McHenry Township Consolidation Referendum Campaign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/signs-in-the-mchenry-township-consolidation-referendum-campaign/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor Pritzker – Do emergency powers trump due process? – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-governor-pritzker-do-emergency-powers-trump-due-process/

— Governor Pritzker’s restaurant and bar ban – Where is the Executive Order? – KIRK ALLEN

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DR. DREW SAYS PRESS SHOULD BE ‘HELD ACCOUNTABLE’ FOR CORONAVIRUS PANIC: ‘THEY ARE HURTING PEOPLE’
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/dr-drew-says-press-should-be-held-accountable-for-coronavirus-panic-they-are-hurting-people.html
— NYT’S 1619 PROJECT IS DISHONEST ATTACK ON NATION’S FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/nyts-1619-project-is-dishonest-attack-on-nations-founding-principles.html
— VIRGINIA RIFLE BAN MAKES LEGAL OWNERS FELONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/va-rifle-ban-makes-legal-owners-felons.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Sanders says first step coronavirus solution: Silence Trump – Seth McLaughlin and Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: What do say to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who want to silence me? They do not me to imply/imply/argue/shout that Democrats have used, are using, and will use coronavirus to destroy Trump.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/bernie-sanders-silence-trump-is-first-step-coronav/
— Surge of coronavirus lies by adversaries seeking to blame the U.S. floods web State Department combats China’s attempt to reshape narrative, blame Washington – Guy Taylor
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/coronavirus-lies-pushed-china-blame-virus-us-biowe/
— ‘National shutdown’: U.S. under pressure to enact European-style crackdown to stem outbreak – Tom Howell Jr., Dave Boyer and Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/cdc-coronavirus-spread-mandates-canceling-events-5/
— White House implements coronavirus screening to protect Trump – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to Trump-haters who want to infect Trump with coronavirus?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/white-house-starts-coronavirus-screenings-protect-/
— ‘No one will be deported’: Biden vows to freeze key aspects of immigration enforcement – Seth McLaughlin and Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/joe-biden-bernie-sanders-freeze-immigration-enforc/
— AOC effect drives Conservative women run for office – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/the-sanders-aoc-effect-conservative-women-run-for-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The end of globalization is here – Dan Hannan (DIERSEN: Those who promote globalization a) hate American nameplate vehicles and b) hate those like me who own them.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-end-of-globalization-is-here

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Nonpartisan Guide to Surviving Wuhan Bat Plague Editor’s Note: This is a parody
https://freebeacon.com/politics/wuhan-bat-plague/

AMERICA GREATNESS
— Geezers Debate as Wuhan Virus Shuts Down America – Liz Sheld
https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/16/morning-greatness-geezers-debate-as-wuhan-virus-shuts-down-america/

BREITBART
— Biden Is Wrong, Foreign Workers Take U.S. Jobs from Americans – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/15/fact-check-biden-is-wrong-foreign-workers-take-u-s-jobs-from-americans/
— Cato: Import Unlimited Foreign Science ‘Heroes’ to Fight Coronavirus Epidemic – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/15/cato-migrants-are-the-first-responders-heroes-in-coronavirus-epidemic/
— ‘Open Borders’ Germany Closes Borders With Five Countries As Coronavirus Cases Jump 1,000 in 24 Hours – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/16/open-borders-germany-closes-borders-with-five-countries-as-coronavirus-cases-jump-1000-in-24-hours/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden and Sanders Signal How Bad Their Immigration Policy Will Be if Elected – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/election/biden-and-sanders-signal-how-bad-theyre-immigration-policy-will-be-if-elected/

FEDERALIST
— The Atlantic Must Stop Covering For The Chinese Communist Party – Madeline Osburn
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/16/the-atlantic-must-stop-covering-for-the-chinese-communist-party/

DAILY CALLER
— All Bars And Restaurants In Ohio, Illinois To Close Due To Coronavirus Pandemic – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/15/restaurant-closures-ohio-illinois-coronavirus/
— Commitments To Female Running Mates Overshadow Coronavirus At One-On-One Biden-Sanders Debate – CHRISTIAN DATOC (DIERSEN: To keep their jobs, my superiors and supervisors in the federal governments a) had to commit to retaining and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) had to commit to making way for the aforesaid by getting rid of their 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. Constructively, to keep their leadership positions in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican organization, a) they have to commit to give preference big time to Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains, candidates, and elected officials who are minority, female, and/or younger and b) they have to commit to making room for the aforesaid by getting rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains, candidates, and elected officials who are White, male, and/or older.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/15/coronavirus-joe-biden-bernie-sanders-debate-woman-vice-president/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden’s ‘Charming’ Rudeness And Instability – David Limbaugh (DIERSEN: What do you say to candidates who have rude staff members and rude volunteers? I should write a book about candidates who have rude staff members and rude volunteers. I would focus on candidates who have been on Republican ballots in my precinct since 2000.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/limbaugh-bidens-charming-rudeness-and-instability

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Sanders: Sick Illegals ‘Try To Do The Right Thing’ – Let’s Pay For Their Healthcare & End ICE Raids – Eric Scheiner
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/sanders-sick-illegals-try-do-right-thing-lets-pay-their-healthcare-end-ice-raids

TOWNHALL
— Will the Coronavirus Defeat Trump’s Reelection? – Rachel Alexander (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs have used coronavirus to get rid of Trump and his supporters, are using coronavirus to get rid of Trump and his supporters, and will use coronavirus to get rid of Trump and his supporters.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2020/03/16/will-the-coronavirus-defeat-trumps-reelection-n2564988
— The Left Is Perfectly Fine With Any Coronavirus Measure, Except This – Scott Morefield
https://townhall.com/columnists/scottmorefield/2020/03/16/the-left-is-perfectly-fine-with-any-coronavirus-measure-except-this-n2564992
— Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates Who Are The Idiots – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/03/16/chinese-coronavirus-pandemic-demonstrates-who-are-the-idiots-n2564957

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in using coronavirus to harm Trump.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/16/trump-maga-coronavirus-movement-130831
— Mnuchin dodges on specifics of coronavirus’ economic impact “I wouldn’t focus on the technical issue of whether we are going to be in a recession or not,” he said. – CAITLIN OPRYSKO (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want a recession to defeat Trump.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/15/mnuchin-coronavirus-economic-impact-130163
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs have used coronavirus to get rid of Trump and his supporters, are using coronavirus to get rid of Trump and his supporters, and will use coronavirus to get rid of Trump and his supporters.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/16/trump-maga-coronavirus-movement-130831
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/16/coronavirus-pandemic-leadership-131540
— Lockdown vs. libertarian tug of war for local officials – RYAN HUTCHINS (DIERSEN: Who believes in free speech? If Democrats, Greens, and/or RINOs try to shut my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails down, will Republicans and/or Libertarians come to my defense?) 
https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2020/03/15/lockdown-vs-libertarian-tug-of-war-for-local-officials-1267144

THE HILL
— Trump must be held to account over coronavirus – JUAN WILLIAMS (DIERSEN: What do you say to RINOs who dump Trump and who dump Trump’s supporters because they believe that Democrats will succeed in using coronavirus to destroy Trump and to destroy Trump’s supporters?
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/487735-juan-williams-trump-must-be-held-to-account-over-coronavirus
— Biden says he will pick woman as VP – MAX GREENWOOD 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/487722-biden-says-he-will-choose-a-woman-as-his-running-mate-if-he-wins-nomination
— Coronavirus spending will come amid huge deficits – NIV ELIS
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/487520-coronavirus-spending-will-come-amid-huge-deficits
— Biden, Sanders debate ‘Medicare for All’ as response to coronavirus – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/487719-biden-sanders-debate-medicare-for-all-as-response-to-coronavirus
— Fauci: ‘If it looks like you’re overreacting, you’re probably doing the right thing’ – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those like me who urge a more careful weighing of the harm as well as the benefits of coronavirus policies?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/487639-fauci-if-it-looks-like-youre-overreacting-youre-probably-doing-the
— American Airlines to cut international flights by 75 percent amid pandemic – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/487675-american-airlines-to-cut-international-flights-by-75-percent

HUFFINGTON POST
— Illinois Governor Says Trump Aide ‘Yelled’ At Him For Complaint On Airport Chaos Governors are “on our own” because federal officials have “fallen down” in responding to COVID-19, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. – Mary Papenfuss
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jb-pritzker-donald-trump-ohare-airport-cornavirus-chaos_n_5e6ea2f4c5b6dda30fcb941a

REUTERS
— Biden gets backing from largest U.S. teachers union (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or political office, which organizations would back you and why?)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-nea/biden-gets-backing-from-largest-u-s-teachers-union-idUSKBN2120ZB?il=0

NBC NEWS
— U.S. tries to implement coronavirus screening “The federal government needs to get its [email protected]#t together. NOW,” Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker wrote as Chicago’s O’Hare Airport was the scene of giant lines.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/illinois-governor-airport-chaos-federal-government-needs-get-its-s-n1159396

CNN
— Sanders: Trump is undermining the good work of scientists
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/03/16/bernie-sanders-intv-trump-coronavirus-undermine-scientist-sot-vpx.cnn

NEW YORK TIMES
— Wall Street Plummets Despite the Fed’s Support
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— Some Ask a Taboo Question: Is America Overreacting to Coronavirus? With “social distancing” now widely adopted nationwide, a small group of contrarians urge a more careful weighing of the harm as well as the benefits of such policies. – Amy Harmon (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those like me who urge a more careful weighing of the harm as well as the benefits of coronavirus policies?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-hype-overreaction-social-distancing.html
— New York City to Close Schools, Restaurants and Bars
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/nyregion/new-york-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “A Complete List of Trump’s Attempts to Play Down Coronavirus He could have taken action. He didn’t.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/opinion/trump-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use coronavirus to sow discord among Americans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/opinion/russian-interference-coronavirus.html
— As Coronavirus Deepens Inequality, Inequality Worsens Its Spread The pandemic is widening social and economic divisions that also make the virus deadlier, a self-reinforcing cycle that experts warn could have consequences for years to come. – Max Fisher and Emma Bubola
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/world/europe/coronavirus-inequality.html

WASHINGTON POST
— American life is shutting down due to coronavirus; markets slump again after dire China numbers – Siobhán O’Grady and Teo Armus (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs have used coronavirus to get rid of Trump and his supporters, are using coronavirus to get rid of Trump and his supporters, and will use coronavirus to get rid of Trump and his supporters.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/16/coronavirus-latest-news/
— ‘Shut this president up right now’: Sanders lashes out at Trump’s ‘blabbering’ response to coronavirus – Timothy Bella
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/16/coronavirus-debate-sanders-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to demonize, denigrate, and condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/16/schools-internet-inequality-coronavirus/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— As the coronavirus pandemic grows, gun sales are surging in many states – KURTIS LEE, ANITA CHABRIA
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-03-15/coronavirus-pandemic-gun-sales-surge-us-california

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Is the internet ready for a remote workforce? – Dalvin Brown
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/03/13/can-zoom-internet-handle-most-of-america-working-from-home/5042182002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How Coronavirus Remade American Life in One Weekend Shutdowns reshape society, unmooring people from routines and activities that typically provide comfort in moments of crisis. “An invisible-but-present blizzard.” – Rebecca Davis O’Brien and Valerie Bauerlein
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-remakes-american-life-in-a-weekend-11584293065

BARRONS
— Is the Virus Killing Globalization? There’s No One Answer – Anthea Roberts and Nicolas Lamp (DIERSEN: Those who promote globalization a) hate American nameplate vehicles and b) hate those like me who own them.)
https://www.barrons.com/articles/is-the-virus-killing-globalization-theres-no-one-answer-51584209741

NEW YORKER
— Why Americans Are Dying from Despair – Atul Gawande (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want the following to despair: those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/23/why-americans-are-dying-from-despair

RAW STORY
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago forced to shut down for coronavirus ‘deep cleaning’ after multiple guests test positive – David Badash
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/mar-a-lago-forced-to-shut-down-for-coronavirus-deep-cleaning-after-multiple-guests-test-positive/

GUARDIAN
— Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I see a doctor? – Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/16/coronavirus-symptoms-should-i-see-doctor-cough-covid-19

March 13 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 12 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump is taking unprecedented action to protect Americans
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: Illinois officials ban events with 1K+ people as 7 new COVID-19 cases bring total to 32 – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall, Michelle Gallardo and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/7-new-covid-19-cases-including-child-bring-illinois-total-to-32/6006043/
— Coronavirus Chicago Update: School closings, events canceled amid COVID-19 outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/health/coronavirus-school-closings-event-cancellations-amid-covid-19-outbreak-/5999972/

NBC5
— 7 New Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Illinois, Boosting State to 32 Health officials said they are still investigating the travel histories of the newest cases and any potential contacts
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/7-new-cases-of-coronavirus-confirmed-in-illinois-boosting-state-to-32/2235918/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Trump to self-quarantine.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/despite-possible-exposures-trump-doesnt-self-quarantine/2235972/

CBS2
— With 7 More Coronavirus Cases, Illinois Mandates Cancellation Of Events With 1,000 Or More People Until May 1; Schools To Remain Open
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/12/with-7-more-coronavirus-cases-illinois-mandates-cancellation-of-events-with-1000-or-more-people-until-may-1-schools-to-remain-open/

— Big Ten Cancels Men’s Basketball Tournament Over Coronavirus Concerns.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/12/big-ten-cancels-mens-basketball-tournament-over-coronavirus-concerns/

WGN TV
— Poll shows Joe Biden leading in Illinois, Kim Foxx ahead in Cook County – Tahman Bradley, Jordan Muck
https://wgntv.com/news/politics/poll-shows-joe-biden-leading-in-illinois-kim-foxx-ahead-in-cook-county/


CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker orders shutdown of public events of more than 1,000 people, urges private and public gatherings of more than 250 to be called off as Illinois’ coronavirus count grows to 32 – DAN PETRELLA and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-state-briefing-thursday-20200312-pq3wcmlc6zetxmptk7l4iwsqey-story.html
— Cook County Clerk relocates 8 south suburban polling places over coronavirus concerns – ZAK KOESKE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-south-suburban-polling-place-moves-st-0312-20200312-zg7k2i2tkrhjxb6fks6mqaxnaq-story.html
— Joe Biden’s Michigan numbers point to areas to watch in Illinois’ March 17 Democratic presidential primary – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michigan-what-numbers-show-2020-democratic-primary-illinois-20200311-eduqbggonrfctho7fqgjh5xxia-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-marijuana-dispensaries-chicago-20200312-cwgsawfklvbzvnpkchbxz5t5ae-story.html
— Challengers face uphill battles to overcome election advantages by incumbents – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-primary-election-roundup-st-0313-20200312-jppn2z5qwnbttey7gexlptmlke-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with foreign countries against America.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-trump-europe-ivo-daalder-20200312-6dgqwtgbwnc4nnhkswi2qa7tpi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus forces ‘entirely unprecedented’ Election Day scramble “The number of election judges who have resigned is increasing,” Jim Allen said. “Sometimes they’ll just call and say casually ‘I’ve got something else I need to do’ but we suspect it’s all about the same thing. The concerns are real and valid.” – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/12/21177525/coronavirus-forces-move-chicago-cook-county-polling-places-unprecedented-election
— With 32 cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including a child, Pritzker cancels all events of more than 1,000 people The governor did not mandate the closure of schools, however. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/12/21177507/coronavirus-illinois-confirmed-covid-19-testing-pritzker
— Ridership down on Metra, Amtrak, expected to decrease further as rail agencies consider service reductions Metra and Amtrak were running normally Thursday, but both rail agencies expect a dip in ridership as people adjust their lives to the realities of the coronavirus and social distancing. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/12/21176920/ridership-down-metra-amtrak-expected-decrease-service-reductions-coronavirus
— Biden heads toward the Illinois primary with momentum on his side The coronavirus crisis forced Biden to cancel a Friday Chicago visit. It won’t “have a negative impact,” Sheila Nix, the Biden Illinois campaign chair, told the Sun-Times. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/11/21175745/joe-biden-bernie-sanders-illinois-democratic-primary-momentum
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Alderman has the answer to financial crisis posed by coronavirus: legalize video gaming Two years ago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s floor leader, Ald. Gilbert Villegas, tried and failed to legalize “sweepstakes” machines; those lobbying efforts are part of the federal case against now-indicted former state Rep. Luis Arroyo. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/3/12/21177447/coronavirus-legalize-video-gaming-sweepstakes-city-council-villegas
— Capitol in Washington closed to the public, but Chicago’s City Hall still open — for now Ald. Susan Sadlowski-Garza (10th), Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s hand-picked chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Workforce Development, is advocating a two-week closing of the nerve center of city government. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/12/21176815/coronavirus-city-hall-closed-to-public-capitol-washington-springfield-general-assembly

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: Postpone all large gatherings, schools to stay open; at least 2 new suburban cases
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/pritzker-postpone-all-large-gatherings-schools-to-stay-open-at-least-2-new-suburban-cases
— Virus testing lag is a ‘failing,’ US health official says – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200312/news/303129927/
— Aurora cancels meetings, large community events
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/aurora-cancels-meetings-large-community-events
— Schaumburg Township cancels group activities through March 31
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/schaumburg-township-cancels-group-activities-through-march-31
— Wheaton Warrenville District 200 cancels athletic events, concerts
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/wheaton-warrenville-district-200-cancels-athletic-events-concerts

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker orders shutdown of public events with more than 1,000 people At a joint press conference, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said public venues that hold more than 250 people will be closed indefinitely, the latest step to curb the pandemic. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-orders-shutdown-public-events-more-1000-people

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/12/us-stocks-plunge-coronavirus-uncertainty-ravages-market

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— How much will Illinois be down after count? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-how-much-will-illinois-be-down-after-count/article_b77864df-7cad-545f-ae72-5886ad11404d.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: Oakton Community College finds success with first-in-the-nation cannabis certificate program – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/oakton-community-college-finds-success-with-first-in-the-nation/article_296c4cea-64ba-11ea-9ba8-c3228bf687c4.html
— Congress members slam Trump administration as coronavirus fears spread on Capitol Hill – BEN ORNER
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/congress-members-slam-trump-administration-as-coronavirus-fears-spread-on/article_a66daace-64bd-11ea-94d2-e3187dffcf04.html

WGLT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/state-approves-permit-cannabis-sales-normal-0#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois General Assembly Cancels Session Days — Groups Banned From Statehouse – BRIAN MACKEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-general-assembly-cancels-session-days-groups-banned-statehouse#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Schofield Mails about Her Endorsements
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/schofield-mails-about-her-endorsements/ 
— Mary McClellan Strikes Out Again in Court
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/mary-mcclellan-strikes-out-again-in-court/ 
— McHenry’s ShamRocks Postponed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/mchenrys-shamrocks-postponed/ 
— CL Chamber Postpones Business Expo
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/cl-chamber-postpones-business-expo/ 
— State Unemployment Under National Average for First Time in Ten Years
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/state-unemployment-undr-national-average-for-first-time-in-ten-years/ 
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Endorsed by Shaw Media Newspapers and Dan McConchie
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/il-14-sue-rezin-endorsed-by-shaw-media-newspapers-and-dan-mcconchie/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Sixth District Voters: Vote for Jeanne Ives in the Primary! – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/03/sixth-district-voters-do-you-know-whats-at-stake/

CAPITOL FAX
— Cancellation roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/12/cancellation-roundup/
— Poll: Biden, Foxx with double-digit leads, 72 percent disapprove of Blagojevich commutation
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/12/poll-biden-foxx-with-double-digit-leads-72-percent-disapprove-of-blagojevich-commutation/
— GOP primary candidate Carolyn Schofield refuses to be pinned down on abortion
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/12/gop-primary-candidate-refuses-to-be-pinned-down-on-abortion/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Remember the Swine Flu Panic of 2009? No, You Don’t
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/12/remember-the-swine-flu-panic-of-2009-no-you-dont/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump turns his back on former ally Jeff Sessions in Alabama Senate race – James Varney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all those who have turned their back on me. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/11/trump-turns-his-back-former-ally-jeff-sessions-ala/
— Another bloodbath on Wall Street as coronavirus spreads alarm through economy – Dave Boyer 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/12/another-bloodbath-wall-street-coronavirus-spreads-/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— FLASHBACK: Liberal Pundits Slammed Joe Biden as a Feckless Racist Now they’re stuck with him – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/politics/joe-biden-elderly-racist/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Propaganda puppet: Jim Acosta is singing from the Chinese communists’ hymnal – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/propaganda-puppet-jim-acosta-is-singing-from-the-chinese-communists-hymnal

GOPUSA
— Democrat Campaign Dirty Tricks Have Only Begun
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86022
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Durbin, Who Wants to destroy Trump, Calls on Trump to Declare National State of Emergency Over Coronavirus.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/12/durbin-calls-on-trump-to-declare-national-state-of-emergency-over-coronavirus-all-hands-on-deck/

BREITBART
— Trump Travel Ban: Merkel Admitted 70% of Germans Could Become Infected – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/12/trump-travel-ban-merkel-admitted-70-of-germans-could-become-infected/
— Media Want to Put ‘Racist’ Trump in No-Win Situation over Coronavirus – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/12/media-want-put-racist-trump-no-win-situation-coronavirus/

BLAZE
— After college cancels classes over coronavirus, 1,000 students gather in street, jump on cars, throw objects at cops — in apparent celebration ‘Dangerous situation’ – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/after-college-cancels-classes-over-coronavirus-1-000-students-gather-in-street-jump-on-cars-throw-objects-at-cops-in-apparent-celebration

FOX NEWS
— Trump coronavirus response will protect America’s economy, workers and businesses – Andy Puzder 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-coronavirus-plans

FEDERALIST
— Biden Calls Trump Racist For Stating The Fact That Wuhan Virus Began In China – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/12/biden-calls-trump-racist-for-stating-the-fact-that-wuhan-virus-began-in-china/
— CNN: It’s Racist To Say The Wuhan Virus Started In China – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/12/cnn-its-racist-to-say-the-wuhan-virus-started-in-china/

PJ MEDIA
— Trump Will Overcome the Virus – MARK ELLIS
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/trump-will-overcome-the-virus/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Capitol Closes to Public Due to Coronavirus Outbreak – MAIREAD MCARDLE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/capitol-closes-to-public-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

THE HILL
— Consequences, not green cards, for young illegal immigrants – LORA RIES
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/487215-consequences-not-green-cards-for-young-illegal-immigrants
— Stocks suffer worst losses since 1987 crash amid coronavirus panic – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/487312-stocks-suffer-worst-losses-since-1987-crash-amid-coronavirus-panic
— McConnell cancels Senate break over coronavirus – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/487261-senate-gop-weighs-canceling-recess-over-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters hate Trump rallies.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/487284-why-canceling-events-makes-sense-in-the-age-of-covid-19

POLITICO
— Democrat debate moved to D.C. over coronavirus concerns Sunday’s debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders was slated to take place in Phoenix. – ZACH MONTELLARO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/12/dem-debate-moved-to-dc-over-coronavirus-concerns-127222

CNN
— The NCAA is canceling March Madness – Steve Almasy
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/us/march-madness-withdrawals-spt/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Live Updates: Brazilian Official Who Met With Trump Tests Positive
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/world/coronavirus-news.html
— Stocks Plunge by the Most Since 1987
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/business/stock-market-today.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Europe and China against America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-europe-allies.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Brazilian official who met Trump on Saturday at Mar-a-Lago tests positive for coronavirus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/12/coronavirus-live-updates/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Oval Office speech undermined the president’s own credibility.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-oval-office-speech-undermined-the-presidents-own-credibility/2020/03/12/ad4eeb7e-6471-11ea-acca-80c22bbee96f_story.html
— Markets dive, despite dramatic Fed intervention in short-term lending markets to try to calm coronavirus worries Thursday’s market plunge marked the second time in one week that a temporary, 15-minute halt to trading was triggered to stop a panic – David J. Lynch, Thomas Heath, Taylor Telford and Heather Long 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/12/markets-stocks-today-coronavirus/
— Dow plunges 10 percent despite Fed lifeline as coronavirus panic grips investors The blue chip index tanks 2,352 points after President Trump initiates a 30-day travel ban on Europe – Thomas Heath, Taylor Telford and Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/12/markets-live-updates-coronavirus-economy/
— Ohio closes schools for at least three weeks to combat coronavirus – Anna Fifield, Marisa Iati, Alex Horton, Miriam Berger, Katie Mettler, Hannah Knowles and Michael Brice-Saddler 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/12/coronavirus-live-updates/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: Stocks dive on coronavirus fears. It’s their worst day since 1987
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-12/stock-futures-plunge-with-coronavirus-fear-gripping-financial-markets

USA TODAY
— Trump says financial markets are going to be ‘just fine’ despite plunge over coronavirus concerns – David Jackson, Bart Jansen, Courtney Subramanian
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/12/trump-coronavirus-markets-fine-despite-plunge/5030997002/

MARKET WATCH
— The Dow just tumbled into a bear market — here’s how long those downturns last on average – Mark DeCambre
https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/e13c5b2a-7fc7-3ed8-a5fb-95a1c195606a/the-dow-just-tumbled-into-a.html

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Scared of Being Humiliated By Pelosi Again.”
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/03/12/trump-is-scared-of-being-humiliated-by-pelosi-again/