September 26 Morning Edition

ABC7
— President Trump intends to pick conservative Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court nominee – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-intends-to-tap-barrett-for-supreme-court-sources/6575998/
— As Fair Tax Amendment vote approaches, some Republicans accuse governor of intimidation Illinois is 1 of only 8 states with a flat tax – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/some-republicans-accuse-governor-of-intimidation-over-fair-tax-amendment/6566931/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Team Pritzker’s new threat to raise everyone’s taxes – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pritzker-tax-graduated-illinois-20200925-7xdknnlvcnhk5a4bacf6t2ip6e-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot, labor leaders call for congressional help on Chicago’s coronavirus revenue hole – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicagolori-lightfoot-labor-letter-congress-aid-package-20200925-z77eijtvwfa6tc2bydyhxx5qp4-story.html
— Demonstrators call for justice outside Lake County Courthouse during Kyle Rittenhouse extradition hearing – KARIE ANGELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-rittenhouse-vigil-st-0926-20200925-ipbtzclhgfgj3pyb3sivtmqx7i-story.html
— A look in the mirror: We vote for candidates who reflect us – JEFF SCRIMA (DIERSEN: Those who are the following vote for candidates who are the following: anti-law enforcement officers, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How many of the aforesaid are voters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county? How many of the aforesaid are candidates on ballots in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county? What percent of the yard signs being displayed in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county are a) for Democrat candidates and b) for Republican candidates?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-commentary-politics-mirrors-20200925-lgi7vfqk35dnffx6g23mzphjsy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker’s income tax battle heats up with warnings of tax hikes, verbal exchange of ‘scare tactics’ vs. ‘a number of lies’ The flurry of rhetoric came after Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton’s warning of a potential 20% tax increase if voters reject Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax proposal. – David Roeder and Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/25/21456006/illinois-income-tax-juliana-stratton-big-increase-ahead-amendment-fails
— Madigan tells House panel to start the probe without him: ‘I have provided all of the answers I can give’ Madigan’s letter to the committee appears to be his most substantive response yet to the bombshell bribery case against ComEd. – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/25/21456958/speaker-mike-madigan-investigative-panel-commonwealth-edison-comed-durkin-house
— Lightfoot defends using electronic billboards to display #SayHerName message honoring Breonna Taylor Some aldermen criticized the mayor, saying the billboards are for public service announcement and safety alerts. “It’s a political statement,” said Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st). – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/25/21456133/mayor-lightfoot-criticized-over-breonna-taylor-billboard-message

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Republicans blast Stratton for tax hike comments – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200925/republicans-blast-stratton-for-tax-hike-comments

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Six University of Illinois administrators and a campus Jewish organization quickly criticized a newly-adopted Illinois Student Government resolution calling on the UI to divest from its own police department and those of Champaign and Urbana, as well as corporations it said are contributing to human-rights violations. – Debra Pressey
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/sharp-criticism-follows-ui-student-government-action/article_1fe71d31-1fa6-5ab2-99eb-61414d08e85d.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— ‘We must address the effects of climate change’ Students rally in Hinsdale against environmental racism – JOSHUA WELGE (DIERSEN: If I ran of a government or for a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would shout that my father worked for a chemical plant in Chicago Heights for 28 years that dumped pollution on Blacks.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/09/26/we-must-address-the-effects-of-climate-change-students-rally-in-hinsdale-against-environmental-racism/an22ty3/
— Photos: Hinsdale for Black Lives Matter strike against environmental racism – ERICA BENSON
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/lists/2020/09/26/ab2e677985a74fe294dc34eaf6c77ea3/index.xml
— James Doe v. Dennis Hastert jury trial set for February 2021 – KATIE FINLONE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/09/25/james-doe-v-dennis-hastert-jury-trial-set-for-february-2021/awy3mfo/

WSIL TV
— Locals protest over Breonna Taylor case – Denise Turner
https://wsiltv.com/2020/09/25/locals-protest-over-breonna-taylor-case/

CHICAGO PATCH
— Gov. Pritzker Pledges Racial Equity, Activists Hear ‘Lip Service’ Pritzker’s public pledge to deliver equity in Black community is “hypocritical lip service” without action, activist says. – Mark Konkol (DIERSEN: How soon will Pritzker issue an executive order a) to officially take income, assets, and opportunities away from Republicans in Illinois and b) to give that income, that wealth, and those opportunities to Blacks in Illinois?)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/gov-pritzker-pledges-racial-equity-activists-hear-lip-service

CENTER SQUARE
— Nearly half of all Illinois statehouse seats uncontested – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/nearly-half-of-all-illinois-statehouse-seats-uncontested/article_02a02cc0-ff70-11ea-a38b-2f785c785f92.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett Over Howls of Rage from RBG Worshippers – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/09/trump-nominates-amy-coney-barrett-over-howls-of-rage-from-rbg-worshippers/

FOX NEWS
— Pro-Trump crowd in Illinois (Northbrook) opposes Trump-bashing ‘Coronavirus Death Scoreboard’ “You don’t see the Republicans attacking other people,” a student organizer says – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/us/pro-trump-crowd-in-illinois-opposes-trump-bashing-coronavirus-death-scoreboard

BREITBART
— Facebook Censors Tucker Carlson for ‘False News’ – ALLUM BOKHARI (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and their many efforts to censor me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/09/25/facebook-censors-tucker-carlson-for-false-news/
— Poll Shows Majority Turn Against Rioters, Media – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/law-and-order/2020/09/23/nolte-poll-shows-majority-turn-against-rioters-media/

THE HILL
— Ending the Hyde Amendment is no longer on the backburner – DESTINY LOPEZ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/518332-ending-the-hyde-amendment-is-no-longer-on-the-backburner
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump furor stokes fears of unrest.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/518363-the-memo-trump-furor-stokes-fears-of-unrest?rnd=1601075935

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says “Why the right-wing has a massive advantage on Facebook.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/26/facebook-conservatives-2020-421146

CNBC
— Trump Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett ensures abortion fight for election’s final day – Tucker Higgins
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/25/trump-supreme-court-pick-barrett-ensures-election-fight-over-abortion.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Will Amy Coney Barrett Cost Republicans the Senate?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/opinion/amy-coney-barrett-scotus.html?searchResultPosition=7
— How to Predict Merit Aid in a Strange College Application Season Students may have no test scores, altered grades and compromised extracurricular activities. So how will colleges dole out the discounts? – Ron Lieber
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/your-money/merit-aid-SAT-optional.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— On Being Black and Conservative The Heritage Foundation’s president on the racial progress she’s experienced, the problems that remain, and becoming a target of Fox host Tucker Carlson. – Nicole Ault
https://www.wsj.com/articles/on-being-black-and-conservative-11601061892
— If the nominee is Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats should resist the urge to target her for her faith. – Peggy Noonan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-truth-about-people-of-praise-11600990129

DETROIT NEWS
— Google’s search business targeted in US antitrust case – David McLaughlin and Gerrit De Vynck (DIERSEN: Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/09/25/googles-search-business-targeted-us-antitrust-case/3529515001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Barr has been a key ally in Donald Trump’s crackdown on technology giants. The U.S. president has railed against internet companies for allegedly censoring conservative viewpoints online.)

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The US can afford to pay reparations to Black Americans — as long as it sells some federal lands – Rashawn Ray (DIERSEN: How strongly do Democrats blame you for the problems that Blacks have? The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats blame you for the problems that Blacks have: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/why-use-federal-lands-pay-reparations-slavery-2020-9

WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “Is Facebook growing too close to Trump?”
https://theweek.com/articles/939431/facebook-growing-close-trump

MANAGEMENT CONSULTED
— Accenture Careers (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use up-or-out to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://managementconsulted.com/accenture-careers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The competitive environment, the up-or-out promotion schedule, and the sheer size of the company ensure a high rate of turnover. This means that Accenture jobs are frequently available, in a variety of roles as well as office locations. These jobs are posted at multiple forums, but you can be sure to find some at Glassdoor and Indeed.)

VANCOUVER SUN
— NDP, Liberal and Green parties have subtly different plans to keep people safe while campaigning – Lori Culbert (DIERSEN: Of course, ever-increasing, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that because of the pandemic and because of my terrible demographics (old, overweight, White, male, type-2 diabetic, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, and owner of six American nameplate cars and one SUV), I should NOT do anything to help elect candidates and b) I should resign as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. Nevertheless, yesterday, I finished hand-delivering door-to-door the following to all 150 homes in my precinct a) that had at least one Republican or Independent voter and b) that had no Democrat yard signs: joint candidate piece from the Milton Township Republican Organization, sample ballot, literature from the 14 Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct who provided campaign literature, and my GOPUSA Illinois business card. Six of the aforesaid pieces had to be folded to fit inside the envelopes provided by the DuPage County Republican Central Committee. The envelopes had on them a) mailing labels provided by the DuPage County Election Division for each individual Republican or Independent voter and b) my return address label.)
https://vancouversun.com/news/politics/bc-election/dont-pet-voters-dogs-or-sneeze-on-campaign-literature-a-few-of-the-b-c-party-covid-tips-for-staff

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The three main parties supplied their safety plans to Postmedia, and there are obvious similarities around mask-wearing, social distancing, handwashing and staying home when sick. But there are also differences. At the NDP camp, workers from different parts of the campaign are “bubbled” and not allowed to interact with their fellow party workers. That is not only a drag for the Smith brothers, but for senior bus staffer Marie Della Mattia and her daughter, Emily, who works at NDP headquarters. The NDP says its rules are based on guidelines from WorkSafeBC and Henry’s office: At headquarters, staff work in small cohort teams that arrive and eat at different times while those on the bus sit in spread-out seats and hand sanitize after every stop. On Thursday, the party issued new protocols for journalists, which includes an online form that asks for symptoms and collects contact-tracing information. The Liberals’ safety plan includes many of those same elements, but also details minimizing the number of workers in campaign offices, prohibiting the public from entering the offices or requiring appointments, and using plastic or shower curtains barriers when physical distance cannot be maintained. The Liberals also have rules for canvassing, which includes limiting physical contact with doorbells and railings, hand-sanitizing between each house, never going into voters’ houses, and never petting their dogs and cats. Campaign material should be carried in a plastic bag, workers must “take every possible precaution to avoid sneezing” on it, and it should never be handed directly to a voter. Liberal events should have no more than 50 people, ideally be held outside, provide masks and sanitizer and, when possible, have assigned seating, the party says. In its safety material, the Green party acknowledges that “COVID-19 has created a situation where campaigning is going to look very different.” For starters, canvassers should wear gloves and, this year more than ever, respect a voter who isn’t interested. “Canvassers must understand that the public may not be comfortable with this type of activity at their place of residence. Team members will need to be polite, respectful and sensitive to people’s comfort levels,” the Green material says. Only team members in the same household bubble should travel in a car together. If additional people must be in the car, roll the windows down. In campaign offices, door handles, printers and sink taps must be cleaned several times a day, and Green party volunteers should avoid using common coffee pots, kettles or microwaves — which could make for some tired and hungry volunteers. Even when it comes to donations, the rules have changed. The Green party would prefer “contactless” transactions, presumably e-transfers, or old-fashioned cash can be dropped into a container with a slot on top.)

September 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,514 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths 17 Illinois counties reach warning level
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2514-new-covid-19-cases-25-deaths/6560337/
— Trump-haters say “Majority of Americans say winner of 2020 election should fill Ginsburg’s seat.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/majority-of-americans-oppose-filling-rbgs-seat-before-election-poll/6559233/

NBC5
— President Trump Decides to Select Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg Supreme Court Vacancy At 48, Barrett would be the youngest justice and her tenure could last for decades
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/president-trump-expected-to-nominate-amy-coney-barrett-to-fill-ginsburg-supreme-court-vacancy/2344873/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker tries to blame Republicans after ally suggests big tax hike coming if voters reject tax amendment – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republicans-respond-income-tax-amendment-threat-20200925-rn57og2q2bfmlhjq4tgtwkchve-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Rich Miller throws mud at Amy Grant.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/25/21456686/illinois-rep-amy-grant-homophobia-racism-ken-mejia-beal-2020-elections
— Doubt about police in Chicago manifests itself on racial lines in monitor’s survey, legal challenges over street stops – ANNIE SWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-racial-divide-chicago-policing-20200925-vjkgodoznrc7hipqqae225zi2a-story.html
— President Trump selects Chicago federal appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court – JASON MEISNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-amy-coney-barrett-trump-supreme-court-nomination-ginsburg-20200925-sro7jixc55gk7e5idsqokxuxg4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How Amy Coney Barrett went from Notre Dame to Supreme Court frontrunner – Lynn Sweet and Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/24/21454762/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-president-donald-trump-notre-dame

DAILY HERALD
— Casten, Ives take shots at each other in new campaign ads – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/casten-ives-take-shots-at-each-other-in-new-campaign-ads
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational pot dispensary opens in Villa Park – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/recreational-pot-dispensary-opens-in-villa-park
— Pritzker, GOP leaders ramp up graduated tax debate after threat of 20% increase
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/pritzker-gop-leaders-ramp-up-graduated-tax-debate-after-threat-of-20-increase
— Donald E. Puchalski: Candidate profile, DuPage County Board District 1
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/donald-e-puchalski-candidate-profile-dupage-county-board-district-1

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on a municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/why-weed-growing-faster-burbs

LINCOLN COURIER
— Republicans blast Stratton for tax hike comments – Doug Finke
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200925/republicans-blast-stratton-for-tax-hike-comments

WSPY NEWS
— Underwood Endorsed by Presidential Candidate Joe Biden
http://www.wspynews.com/news/underwood-endorsed-by-presidential-candidate-joe-biden/article_ffbb0abe-ff26-11ea-84d7-231f673657a0.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY GOP LAUNCHES “STOP THE VIOLENCE, FIRE KIM FOXX” VIDEO AD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/cook-county-gop-launches-stop-the-violence-fire-kim-foxx-video-ad.html
— DISGUSTING, UNACCEPTABLE: HOUSE GOP LEADER DURKIN’S FUNDRAISER ENDORSES BIDEN/HARRIS TICKET
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/house-gop-leader-durkins-fundraiser-endorses-bidenharris-ticket.html
— KUSHINER: DEFENSIVE LINEMEN FOR AMY CONEY BARRETT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/kushiner-defensive-linemen-for-amy-coney-barrett.html
— SHOREWOOD REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE CONDEMNS OPPONENT FOR CELEBRATING ANTI-POLICE GROUP’S ENDORSEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/shorewood-republican-candidate-condemns-opponent-for-celebrating-anti-police-groups-endorsement.html
— THORNER: GOP CANDIDATES PICNIC WITH REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY OF LAKE COUNTY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/thorner-republican-assembly-of-lake-county-picnic-introduces-nov-3rd-general-election-candidates.html
— 4 REASONS WHY ILLINOIS SHOULD REJECT THE PROGRESSIVE TAX HIKE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/4-reasons-why-illinois-should-reject-the-progressive-tax-hike-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,514 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 1,637 in the hospital, 3.6 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/25/2514-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-1637-in-the-hospital-36-percent-positivity-rate/
— HGOPs, Pritzker trade barbs over Stratton comments, tax hikes, budget cuts
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/25/hgops-pritzker-trade-barbs-over-stratton-comments-tax-hikes-budget-cuts/
— Madigan declines invite to testify before House committee, denies he’s taking the 5th, again calls hearing a “political stunt,” asserts innocence, says Durkin had “intense involvement” with ComEd bill
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/25/madigan-declines-invite-to-testify-before-house-committee-denies-hes-taking-the-5th-again-calls-hearing-a-political-stunt-asserts-innocence-says-durkin-had-intense-involvement-with-comed-bill/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Battleground polls foreshadow nail-biter election between Biden and Trump – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/battleground-polls-foreshadow-nail-biter-election-between-biden-and-trump

BREITBART
— Mansour and Pinkerton: The Democrats’ 7-Step Strategy to Win the Election Using Vote-by-Mail Chaos – REBECCA MANSOUR and JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/25/mansour-and-pinkerton-the-democrats-7-step-strategy-to-win-the-election-using-vote-by-mail-chaos/
— Virginia: 1,000+ Voters Receive Two Absentee Ballots – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/25/virginia-1000-voters-receive-two-absentee-ballots/

BLAZE
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s ‘Census Cowboy’ rides horse during protest till its feet bleed and it collapses. Now he’s facing a felony charge, and the horse may need to be euthanized. ‘Equivalent of forcing an 80-year-old woman run a full marathon’ – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/census-cowboy-horse-collapse-protest

DAILY CALLER
— More Than 300 People From 29 States Arrested For Crimes Under Guise Of ‘Peaceful’ Protests, Justice Department Says – MARLO SAFI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/24/justice-department-300-arrested-crimes-protests-riots-george-floyd/

PJ MEDIA
— David Horowitz: The Civil War Started When Democrats Seceded From the Union in 2016 – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/columns/megan-fox/2020/09/25/david-horowitz-the-civil-war-started-when-democrats-seceded-from-the-union-in-2016-n967824

CANADA FREE PRESS
— How Cultural Marxism is Grinding Down America’s Public Schools – John Eidson
https://canadafreepress.com/article/how-cultural-marxism-is-grinding-down-americas-public-schools

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat on the Supreme Court The president’s nomination of Judge Barrett, a favorite of conservatives, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will kick off a furious and unprecedented scramble to confirm her in the Senate before Election Day. – Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/us/politics/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court.html

September 22 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Wisconsin, Several Other States Added to Chicago Travel Order Requiring Quarantine The city’s travel order is evaluated every Tuesday, with any additions taking effect the following Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/wisconsin-several-other-states-added-to-chicago-travel-order-requiring-quarantine/2342849/
— Senate GOP Lines Up With Trump to Quickly Fill Court Seat Trump said he will announce his choice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/graham-gop-has-votes-to-confirm-trump-court-pick-by-nov-3/2342726/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers. To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/22/pritzker-illinois-poised-to-have-most-diverse-cannabis-industry-tin-u-s/

WGN TV
— Secretary of State’s letter to millions of Illinois voters causes confusion over mail-in voting – Tahman Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/secretary-of-states-letter-to-millions-of-illinois-voters-causes-confusion-over-mail-in-voting/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-coronavirus-death-toll-trump-covid-election-supreme-court-huppke-20200922-ygsoyzvchfhdfdyyols4vww47q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Milton Township supervisor Chris Heidorn pleads guilty to DUI – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200922/milton-township-supervisor-pleads-guilty-to-dui
— DuPage delays vote on fairgrounds – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200922/dupage-delays-vote-on-fairgrounds
— Underwood, Oberweis roll out first TV ads in 14th Congressional District race – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200922/underwood-oberweis-roll-out-first-tv-ads-in-14th-congressional-district-race
— Jeff Keicher: Candidate profile, Illinois House 70th District
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200922/jeff-keicher-candidate-profile-illinois-house-70th-district
— Steven Reick: Candidate profile, Illinois House 63rd District
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200922/steven-reick-candidate-profile-illinois-house-63rd-district

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Oberweis hits TV against Underwood; surprising poll in race to succeed Lipinski Campaign activity is on the rise as ballots will soon be in the mail. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/oberweis-hits-tv-against-underwood-surprising-poll-race-succeed-lipinski

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Oberweis slams Underwood for coddling violent
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2020/09/22/oberweis-slams-underwood-for-coddling-violent-protestors/

WVIK
— Illinois GOP Opposes Kilbride – HERB TRIX
https://www.wvik.org/post/illinois-gop-opposes-kilbride#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— GOP forms coalition to oppose Illinois Supreme Court Justice Kilbride – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/gop-forms-coalition-to-oppose-illinois-supreme-court-justice-kilbride/article_8512866c-fd0e-11ea-bb6c-9f1b36f9242c.html

ILLINOIS CONSERVATIVE UNION
— Lawsuit Filed – IL State Board of Elections in Violation of Federal Election Law.
http://www.ilpac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/092120_FINAL_PR_JW-ICU-File-Suit.pdf

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WIREPOINTS’ BASELINE REFORM PLAN REDUCES ILLINOIS’ PENSION LIABILITIES BY 40 PERCENT, RETIREMENT COSTS BY $5 BILLION ANNUALLY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/wirepoints-baseline-reform-plan-reduces-illinois-pension-liabilities-by-40-percent-retirement-costs-by-5-billion-annu.html
— WHY ILLINOIS IS IN TROUBLE – 109,881 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WITH $100,000+ PAYCHECKS COST TAXPAYERS $14B
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/why-illinois-is-in-trouble-109881-public-employees-with-100000-paychecks-cost-taxpayers-14b.html
— RIDINGS: COVID HYSTERIA WILL BE THE MISTAKE OF AN AMERICAN GENERATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/ridings-covid-hysteria-will-be-the-mistake-of-an-american-generation.html
— OBERWEIS ATTACKS UNDERWOOD’S REFUSAL TO CONDEMN RIOTING IN NEW AD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/oberweis-launches-broadcast-media-buy-in-chicago-market.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,531 new cases, 30 additional deaths, 1,455 in the hospital, 3.5 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/22/1531-new-cases-30-additional-deaths-1455-in-the-hospital-35-percent-positivity-rate/
— Another confirmation that the Cook County Democratic Party made the rich richer and the poor poorer
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/22/another-confirmation-that-the-cook-county-democratic-party-made-the-rich-richer-and-the-poor-poorer/

TOWNHALL
— Newsweek’s Attempt to Smear Potential SCOTUS Pick Amy Coney Barrett Fails Spectacularly – Julio Rosas
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2020/09/22/newsweek-attempt-to-smear-scotus-pick-amy-coney-barrett-fails-spectacularly-n2576644

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Judicial Watch Sues State of Illinois for Refusing to Disclose Voter Roll Data in Violation of Federal Law
https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/illinois-refuses-voter-roll-data/

THE HILL
— Collins says she will vote ‘no’ on Supreme Court nominee before election – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/517622-collins-says-she-will-vote-no-on-supreme-court-nominee-before-election
— Democrats step up hardball tactics as Supreme Court fight heats up – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/517610-democrats-step-up-hardball-tactics-as-supreme-court-fight-heats-up

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “GOP candidate mocks Black gay opponent “because of the way he talks.” After her comments were revealed, her campaign said she “did not give permission to be recorded.”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/09/gop-candidate-mocks-black-gay-opponent-way-talks/

September 20 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The DuPage County Republican Central Committee held an outstanding rally in support of law enforcement Sunday afternoon, September 20, 2020, at the Klein Creek Golf Club in Winfield. Those who spoke included Jim Durkin, Bob Berlin, Jim Mendrick, Jeanne Ives, Jim Oberweis, Jim Zay, Tim Whelan, and Richard Jorgensen. Candidates included Jeannette Ward, Grant Wehrli, Amy Grant, Seth Lewis, Deanne Mazzochi, Peter Breen, Laura Curtis, Laura Hois, Babette Holder Youngberg, Chris Kachiroubas, Bob Grogan, Donald Puchalski, Sean Noonan, Brian Krajewski, Tim Elliott, Kevin Coyne, Robert Larsen, Karen Kelly, Mary Lou Wehrli and Judges Ann Celine Walsh, Monique O’Toole, James McCluskey, and Richard Felice. The hundreds of attendees included many Republican county and township officials and party leaders and Precinct Committeemen. Event sponsors included Berlin, Jorgensen, Cronin, Durkin, Zay, DiCianni, Puchalski, Larsen, Hart, Mendrick, Kachiroubas, Walsh, Felice, McCluskey, Noonan, Krajewski, Tornatore, Whelan, Dabrowski, Wilkens, Lewis, Boltz, Grinsby, A. Anderson, Monino, Henry, M.L. Wehrli, Musson, Kain, Grant, Hois, Carlson, Bergl, Kordik, and Kammes. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— 2 GOP senators break ranks, say don’t fill Supreme Court vacancy until after election It takes four Republicans to break ranks to keep Trump’s nominee off the court and two are already calling for a delay. Attention now shifts to Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/2-gop-senators-say-dont-fill-supreme-court-vacancy-now/6468896/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,402 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths Chicago protest: Students rally in Loop asking Pritzker to bring back fall sports
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1402-new-covid-19-cases-14-deaths/6465850/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Five shot dead, 30 others wounded in Chicago so far this weekend
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/five-shot-dead-30-others-wounded-in-chicago-so-far-this-weekend
— Veterans encourage Illinois residents to vote early following Trump’s alleged controversial comments Illinois’ early voting period begins Thursday and area veterans are encouraging residents to cast their ballot now.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/852626

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Which government workers get a holiday for election? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-which-government-workers-get-a-holiday-for-election/article_657f00ae-523d-57a3-96fd-3ee1fb9391e8.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Tries to Pin Kenosha Violence on White Supremacists/Militias not ANTIFA or Black Lives Matter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/underwood3/
— Reick Mails Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/reick-mails-again/
— Daily Herald Endorse Dan Ugaste for State Rep.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/daily-herald-endorse-dan-ugaste-for-state-rep/
— Daily Herald Endorses Suzanne Ness for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/ness2/
— Tom Weber Endorsed by Daily Herald
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/tom-weber-endorsed-by-daily-herald/
— Military Surplus Obtained by McHenry County Municipalities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/military-surplus-obtained-by-mchenry-county-municipalities/
— NJ Governor Uses Millionaires’ Tax to Bribe Voters Earning Under $150,000
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/nj-governor-uses-millionaires-tax-to-bribe-voters-earning-under-150000/
— Call to Arms for Allen Skillicorn
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/call-to-arms-for-allen-skillicorn/
— First Ives Mail Arrives – Hit Piece on Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/first-ives-mail-arrives-hit-piece-on-casten/
— Hit Piece on Reick
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/hit-piece-on-reick/
— Trump Boat Parade on Lower Fox on Sunday, September 27th
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/trump-boat-parade-on-lower-fox-on-sunday-september-27th/
— IL-06/IL-14: Fundraising Crunch Time for Jeanne Ives and Jim Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/fec1/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Hits Broadcast and Cable TV Airwaves
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/oberweistv1/
— Irony from Durbin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/19/message-of-the-day-irony-8/
— Ginsburg’s Death Bumps AJ’s Father’s Sentence to Page 3
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/19/gingsbergs-death-bumps-ajs-fathers-sentence-to-page-3/
— Mike Madigan’s Latest Candidate in Southeastern McHenry County Makes Five Mailings in Two Weeks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/19/mike-madigans-latest-candidate-in-southeastern-mchenry-county-makes-five-mailings-in-two-weeks/
— Pro-Life Organization Remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fondly
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=152410&action=edit
— IL-06: Sean Casten Twitter Tantrum on Supreme Court Vacancy *UPDATED*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/19/castent1/
— Marty McLaughlin Endorsed by Daily Herald to Replace David McSweeney
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/20/marty-mclaughlin-endorsed-by-daily-herald-to-replace-david-mcsweeney/
— IL-Sen/IL-06/IL-14: Supreme Court Moves Front and Center in Congressional Races
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/20/scotus1/

THE HILL
— Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/517286-battle-lines-drawn-on-precedent-in-supreme-court-fight

CNN
— Key GOP senator says she opposes taking up a Supreme Court nomination before Election Day – Devan Colee and Manu Raju
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/20/politics/lisa-murkowski-supreme-court-election-day/index.html

September 12 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Labor Day brings Joe Biden to Pennsylvania, Pres. Trump holds White House news conference Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence travel to Wisconsin for Labor Day – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/labor-day-brings-biden-to-pa-trump-holds-white-house-presser/6412685/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,381 new coronavirus cases, 8 deaths IL surpasses 250,000 total cases
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-1381-new-coronavirus-cases-8-deaths/6412776/

NBC5
— In Battleground States, Absentee Ballot Rejections Could Triple If ballots are rejected at the same rate as during this year’s primaries, up to three times as many voters in November could be disenfranchised in key battleground states – Christina A. Cassidy and Frank Bajak
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/in-battleground-states-absentee-ballot-rejections-could-triple/2335335/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Community leaders, tradesmen on Labor Day decry lack of Black representation in union apprentice programs: ‘We don’t have anything to celebrate’- KELLI SMITH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-danny-davis-labor-day-event-20200907-yaefzlkdtrct5aodyvp3ui4cna-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Jim Durkin, Illinois House 82nd District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include property tax reform and relief, public safety funding and education funding.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21426162/jim-durkin-illinois-house-rep-82nd-district-republican-nominee-incumbent-candidate-2020-election
— Amy Grant, Illinois House 42nd District Republican nominee profile Her top priorities include rescinding a parking tax on municipal lots, opposing a graduated income tax and focusing on public safety.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21371832/amy-grant-illinois-house-42nd-district-republican-nominee-incumbent-candidate-2020-election
— Peter Breen, Illinois House 48th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include reducing spending and taxes, eliminating onerous mandates on businesses and local governments and getting rid of corruption.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21425118/peter-breen-illinois-house-rep-48th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-election-profile
— Grant Wehrli, Illinois House 41st District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include lowering property taxes, improving Illinois’ Department of Employment Security and raising pay for caregivers of developmentally disabled people.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21424920/grant-wehrli-illinois-house-rep-41st-district-republican-nominee-incumbent-candidate-2020-election
— Deanne Marie Mazzochi, Illinois House 47th District Republican nominee profile Her top priorities include addressing outdated commuter rail service, public corruption and 5G wireless.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21375949/deanne-marie-mazzochi-illinois-house-47th-district-republican-nominee-incumbent-candidate-election
— Keith R. Wheeler, Illinois House 50th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include improving traffic intersections in the district, building a Metra station in Kendall County and installing a sound barrier on Orchard Road.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21376424/keith-wheeler-illinois-house-rep-50th-district-republican-nominee-incumbent-candidate-2020-election
— Laura Hois, Illinois House 81st District Republican nominee profile Her top priorities include property tax relief, a safe reopening of the economy amid COVID-19 and ethics reform.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21371814/laura-hois-illinois-house-rep-81st-district-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-election
— Jeff Muehlfelder, Illinois House 19th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include business and economic development and opposition to the graduated income tax proposal.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21371388/jeff-muehlfelder-illinois-house-rep-19th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-election
— Tim Ozinga, Illinois House 37th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include cutting “wasteful” government spending and instituting “fair” pension reform.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21363611/tim-ozinga-illinois-house-rep-37th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-profile-2020-election
— Brad Stephens, Illinois House 20th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include public safety, investment in workforce training and property tax relief.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21424526/brad-stephens-illinois-house-20th-district-republican-nominee-incumbent-candidate-2020-election
— Laura Curtis, Illinois House 49th District Republican nominee profile Her top priorities include property taxes, ethics and economic growth.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/18/21067639/laura-curtis-illinois-house-rep-49th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-election
— Jim Walsh, Illinois House 62nd District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include improving township codes, reducing traffic congestion and eliminating unfunded mandates.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21425879/jim-walsh-illinois-house-rep-62nd-district-republican-nominee-candidate-profile-2020-election
— Dan Yost, Illinois House 61st District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include property tax relief, a reduction of ETO emissions and small business and job development
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21371200/dan-yost-illinois-house-rep-61st-district-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-election
— Herbert Hebein, Illinois House 35th District Republican nominee profile
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21424556/herbert-hebein-illinois-house-35th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-profile-state-rep
— Max Solomon, Illinois House 38th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include reforms for property taxes, pensions, education and ethics.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21424902/max-solomon-illinois-house-rep-38th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-profile-2020-election
— Yesoe Yoon, Illinois House 17th District Republican nominee profile Her top priorities include assisting small businesses, reducing property taxes and defending police while proposing a police training bill.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21424469/yesoe-yoon-illinois-house-17th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-profile-2020-election
— Dan Ugaste, Illinois House 65th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include property tax relief, workers’ compensation reform and a water project in Pingree Grove.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21370481/dan-ugaste-illinois-house-65th-district-republican-nominee-incumbent-candidate-2020-election
— Tom Weber, Illinois House 64th District Republican nominee profile
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21425948/tom-weber-illinois-house-rep-64th-district-republican-nominee-incumbent-candidate-2020-election
— Steve Reick, Illinois House 63rd District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include fixing “total dysfunction” at DCFS and tax reform.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21425915/steve-reick-illinois-house-rep-63rd-district-republican-nominee-incumbent-candidate-2020-election
— Martin McLaughlin, Illinois House 52nd District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include property tax relief, ethics and corruption reforms and post-COVID-19 business protections.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/7/21424935/martin-mclaughlin-illinois-house-rep-52nd-district-republican-nominee-2020-election-candidate

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— House probe is new twist – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-house-probe-is-new-twist/article_a013d203-6a2f-5f3b-ab73-28e517573f53.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Ness Promotes Mask
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/07/ness-promotes-mask/
— Pro-Abortion Personal PAC Endorses Local Democrats for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/07/pro-abortion-personal-pac-endorses-local-democrats-for-state-representative/
— IL 6 – Casten Insults Gun Owners, Gets Mocked by John Kass
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/07/il-6-casten-insults-gun-owners-gets-mocked-by-john-kass/
— Coroner Candidate Kelly Liebmann Releases Campaign Card
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/07/kelly-liebmann-releases-campaign-card/
— IL-Sen/IL-06/IL-14: On Labor Day 2020, Greatest Threat to Workers? Unions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/07/il-sen-il-06-il-14-on-labor-day-2020-greatest-threat-to-workers-unions/

BREITBART
— XR and BLM Activists Demand Reparations During ‘Walk of Shame’ Protest in the City of London – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/09/07/extinction-rebellion-activists-call-for-reparations-during-walk-of-shame-protest-in-the-city-of-london/

BLAZE
— Watch: Protesters in Pittsburgh descend on elderly diners, drink their beer, scream obscenities: ‘F*** the white people’ Dining outdoors can be hazardous – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-captures-the-moment-violent-rioters-descend-on-elderly-diners-rob-them-and-scream-obscenities-f-the-white-people
— California gender-reveal party with pyrotechnic device sparks massive blaze that burns over 7,300 acres Three major wildfires are burning tens of thousands of acres in California right now – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/california-wildfires-gender-reveal-party-dorado-fire

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Give Us Our Sh*t’: Demonstrators In Rochester, New York Call For Reparations – JAKE DIMA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/07/rochester-new-york-protest-demand-reparations-threaten/

DAILY WIRE
— American Airlines Will Permit Flight Attendants To Wear BLM Pins. Some Employees Are Furious. – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/american-airlines-will-permit-flight-attendants-to-wear-blm-pins-some-employees-are-furious
— BLM Marcher Seizes Elderly Couple’s Beer, Chugs It Down – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-blm-marcher-seizes-elderly-couples-beer-chugs-it-down

PATRIOT POST
— Democrats Aim to Delegitimize the Election Democrats who once opposed mail-in balloting now favor expanding the practice. – Arnold Ahlert

https://patriotpost.us/articles/73247-democrats-aim-to-delegitimize-the-election-2020-09-07

NEW YORK TIMES
— In Year of Voting by Mail, a Scramble to Beef Up In-Person Voting, Too Communities are running short on time to hire poll workers and reconfigure in-person voting to make it safe during a pandemic. – Nick Corasaniti and Michael Wines
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/07/us/politics/vote-in-person-covid.html

NEW YORK POST
— Fostering massive social disorder is no way to protest – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/09/07/fostering-massive-social-disorder-is-no-way-to-protest/

WASHINGTON POST
— A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump is shouting his racism. He must be stopped.”
https://patriotpost.us/articles/73247-democrats-aim-to-delegitimize-the-election-2020-09-07
— A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “All the Trump books agree: He’s just as bad as you think.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/07/all-trump-books-agree-hes-just-bad-you-think/

ABC BALTIMORE
— OUTSTANDING: Support for law enforcement at We Back the Blue Rally in Dundalk
https://www.wmar2news.com/news/region/baltimore-county/support-for-law-enforcement-at-we-back-the-blue-rally-in-dundalk

WCYB
— OUTSTANDING: Dozens rally to ‘Back the Blue’ in Johnson City – ANGELIQUE ARINTOK
https://wcyb.com/news/local/dozens-rally-to-back-the-blue-in-johnson-city

MARIETTA TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue rally held in park
https://www.mariettatimes.com/news/2020/09/back-the-blue-rally-held-in-park/

WABASH VALLEY
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue: Lawrenceville residents show support to local law enforcement
https://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/back-the-blue-lawrenceville-residents-show-support-to-local-law-enforcement/

FED SMITH
— Race Training for Federal Employees is a “Sickness” – Ralph R. Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/09/07/race-training-federal-employees-is-sickness/

September 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL billionaires Gov. Pritzker, Ken Griffin fight over state’s proposed graduated tax amendment
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/il-billionaires-fight-over-proposed-graduated-income-tax/6410313/
— Rally demands justice for Miguel Vega, man killed in Pilsen shootout with police
https://abc7chicago.com/rally-demands-justice-for-man-killed-in-pilsen-shootout-with-police/6410576/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 2,806 New COVID-19 Cases and 23 New Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-reports-2806-new-covid-19-cases-and-23-new-deaths/2334685/

CBS2
— Police Seek To Identify Looting Suspects Caught On Camera At Ulta Beauty On Michigan Avenue, Mr. Submarine On Wells Street
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/05/police-seek-to-identify-looting-suspects-caught-on-camera-at-ulta-beauty-on-michigan-avenue-mr-submarine-on-wells-street/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago stores hit by looting are warily reopening. That doesn’t mean all the plywood is coming down. – LAUREN ZUMBACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-stores-looting-reopening-20200904-juedjbn5xvgkna5jbicvu3yakm-story.html
— 27 arrested as Portland protests reach 100 consecutive days – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-portland-protests-100-days-27-arrested-20200905-kgafji3lcrg75jkcqocu5srqdq-story.html
— Trump now faces election fallout after reports he insulted dead American soldiers — which he strongly denies – JENNIFER JACOBS, JOSH WINGROVE AND SALEHA MOHSIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-insults-soldiers-20200905-2zxi4uq4gjaypb5zxhswkgbhmm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mark C. Curran Jr., U.S. Senate Republican nominee profile He believes the economy needs to open up “completely except in locations with a high level of hospitalizations and/ or deaths” from COVID-19.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/22/21062391/mark-curran-jr-senate-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-election-profile-illinois
— Jim Oberweis, 14th Congressional District Republican nominee profile “The best thing the federal government can do to help the economy” is keep moving ahead with its reopening, he says.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/22/21075186/jim-oberweis-congress-14th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-profile-2020-election-house-rep
— Rick Laib, 11th Congressional District Republican nominee profile “We can reform the police, just as we can reform any professional discipline, simply by defending religious freedom,” he says.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/22/21063178/rick-laib-congress-11th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-election-house-rep-illinois
— Valerie Ramirez Mukherjee, 10th Congressional District Republican nominee profile She wants to expand loan and funding programs for new businesses and “further reduce or eliminate taxes” to stimulate the economy.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/5/21365727/valerie-ramirez-mukherjee-10th-district-congress-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-election-house
— Sargis Sangari, 9th Congressional District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include health care, public safety and business growth.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/5/21399735/sargis-sangari-congress-9th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-election-house-rep-illinois
— Craig Cameron, 7th Congressional District Republican nominee profile
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/5/21422202/craig-cameron-7th-congress-district-republican-nominee-candidate-profile-2020-election-house-rep
— Tommy Hanson, 5th Congressional District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include state and local corruption, removal of pension systems at local levels and school vouchers.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/22/21062959/tommy-hanson-congress-house-rep-5th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-election-illinois
— Jesus Solorio, 4th Congressional District Republican nominee profile He says the Justice in Policing Act “is too broad and will ultimately handicap the ability of cops to do their job.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/5/21365108/jesus-solorio-congress-4th-district-republican-nominee-candidate-profile-house-rep-2020-election
— Mike Fricilone, 3rd Congressional District Republican nominee profile He wants additional federal, state and local funding for police training and their mental health care.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/22/21063016/mike-fricilone-congress-house-rep-3rd-district-republican-nominee-candidate-2020-general-election
— Theresa J. Raborn, 2nd Congressional District Republican nominee profile
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/5/21422135/theresa-raborn-2nd-congress-district-house-rep-republican-nominee-candidate-profile-2020-election
— Congressional Budget Office warns of largest budget deficit since 1945 Next year, the federal debt is forecast to exceed the size of the entire American economy for the first time since 1946. Within a few years, it’s on track to set a new high. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/9/5/21424049/congressional-budget-office-warns-largest-budget-deficit-since-1945
— Illinois reports another massive daily tally COVID-19 caseload: 2,806
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/9/5/21423956/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

DAILY HERALD
— Batavia businesses seek city help with problem-plagued lot off Route 3 – Kevin Schmit
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200904/batavia-businesses-seek-city-help-with-problem-plagued-lot-off-route-31
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Our parking lot is the actual Wild West,” she told the city council. “Guns have been pulled on people in the parking lot. We have found constant broken bottles and glass, needles, bags of trash, blood, vomit and worse bodily fluids, actual teeth, and more and worse that I won’t recount in this setting.” Anderson said graffiti has been a continual issue and workers and customers have been subjected to vile comments from people in the parking lot. “It’s bad enough in the daytime, but it gets exponentially worse once the sun goes down,” she said.)

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— How criminals become heroes in today’s screwed-up world – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2020/09/05/how-criminals-become-heroes-in-todays-screwed-up-world/

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— Democrats plan open house at new headquarters
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Democrats-plan-open-house-at-new-headquarters-15545043.php

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— ‘The whole country’s watching now’: After 100 days marching, Milwaukee protesters want to live up to the past and change the future – Sophie Carson and Evan Casey
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/2020/09/05/milwaukee-wauwatosa-protesters-hit-100-days-marching-look-future/5707624002/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Pro-Trump boaters fill Illinois River, central Illinois Saturday – Austin Schick
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/pro-trump-boaters-fill-illinois-river-central-illinois-saturday/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Tells Agencies To End Trainings On ‘White Privilege’ And ‘Critical Race Theory’ – MATTHEW S. SCHWARTZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-tells-agencies-end-trainings-white-privilege-and-critical-race-theory#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn Seems to Have Entered the Fray
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/05/skillicorn-seems-to-have-entered-the-fray/
— Trump Zone in Algonquin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/05/trump-zone-in-algonquin/
— Crystal Lake Grade School District’s Message to Parents about Lundahl Middle School Zoom Hack
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/04/crystal-lake-grade-school-districts-message-to-parents-about-lundahl-middle-school-zoom-hack/
— Damon Hill & Lynn Gray Running for County Board in District 5, But Northwest Herald Doesn’t Know It
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/04/damon-hill-lynn-gray-running-for-county-board-in-district-5-but-northwest-herald-doesnt-know-it/
— Jack Franks – Unmasked
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/04/jack-franks-unmasked-2/
— IL 14 – Commenter Analyzes First Debate Between Underwood and Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/04/commenter-analyzes-first-debate-between-underwood-and-oberweis/
— Democrats Buying Guns
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/04/democrats-buying-guns/
— Opponents of Township Government Bet on the Come, Proponent Livid about Revote
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/04/opponents-of-township-government-bet-on-the-come/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP’s Kinzinger defends Fox News reporter after Trump calls for her firing – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/5/adam-kinzinger-congressman-defends-fox-griffin-/

TOWNHALL
— Phyllis Schlafly Shaped the Republican Party Platform – Rebekah Gantner
https://townhall.com/columnists/rebekahgantner/2020/09/05/phyllis-schlafly-shaped-the-republican-party-platform-n2575672

HOT AIR
— Rochester BLM Supporters Set Fires, Harass People Eating Dinner And Injure 3 Police Officers – JOHN SEXTON
https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/09/05/rochester-blm-supporters-set-fires-harass-people-eating-dinner/

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE
— Protesters march through Rochester for fourth straight night
https://www.democratandchronicle.com/picture-gallery/news/2020/09/06/daniel-prude-protests-rochester-new-york-largest-crowd/5732071002/

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Street confrontations during summer of protest raise political tensions Some see the clashes as a symptom of a growing tribalism in American politics that has brought social tensions to new heights. – Torey Van Oot and Liz Navratil
https://www.startribune.com/street-confrontations-raise-political-tensions/572330722/

POST MILLENNIAL
— BLM mob violently attacks Trump supporters in Dallas – Ian Miles Cheong
https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-blm-radical-attacks-stage-at-pro-trump-walkaway-rally-security-guard-who-stopped-him-detained-by-police

WTSP
— Officers hurt, protesters charged with rioting during Daniel Prude rally in Rochester, NY Authorities say fireworks were thrown at law enforcement.
https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/nation-world/rochester-daniel-prude-death-protests/67-fd7b3482-7518-436e-8279-7e1beba751d4

September 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: 5,368 new coronavirus cases, 29 deaths reported as IDPH processes backlog of tests
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-5368-new-coronavirus-cases-29-deaths/6408166/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Biden draws gasps with awkward quip during Kenosha appearance
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/biden-draws-gasps-with-awkward-quip-during-kenosha-appearance-biden-makes-awkward-theyll-shoot-me-quip-duri

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Maine East High School officials defend inclusivity banners after local Republican leader, citizens object to content – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-maine-east-banner-tl-0910-20200904-f4ctke3p3vgdxdltrjgmiu5jcm-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Shortly after the newest banner appeared at Maine East, Maine Township Republican Committeewoman Char Foss-Eggemann, of Park Ridge, posted a message on the Republicans of Maine Township Facebook page, writing that it is “a breach of the public trust to use taxpayer-funded government property to post political messages.” She encouraged followers of the pages to email District 207 Supt. Ken Wallace to inquire about the banner, which she referred to as a “BLM banner,” the abbreviation standing for “Black lives matter.” The message was also shared by the Republican Women of Park Ridge Facebook page, an organization of which Foss-Eggemann is also a leader. In an email to Pioneer Press, Foss-Eggemann said the Maine East banners contain “political messaging” and the name of “a specific political organization,” Black Lives Matter. “There should be zero debate on this because it is self-evident,” Foss-Eggemann said. “Political messages do not belong on any government building, period.” In an email to Wallace, which Foss-Eggemann also shared, she suggested the district could achieve “an environment of equality, inclusion and kindness” by using “apolitical banners which avoid politically-charged slogans or words routinely and/or commercially associated with various political group(s).”)
— Protest rumors another sign of these tense times – DENISE CROSBY (DIERSEN: What protests do the Democrats have planned in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? What rallies in support of law enforcement do the Republicans have planned in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-protest-rumors-st-0904-20200903-rlvh7rlaljdrzohpvpni3sly3m-story.html
— Biden slams alleged comments as Trump denies disparaging American war dead as ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’ – AP (DIERSEN: What does Duckworth have to say about Biden’s avoiding the draft?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-military-war-dead-20200904-ugf32yyz65f4na6e6265q6yl4y-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On a call with reporters hosted by the Biden campaign Friday, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth lambasted Trump for “belittling the sacrifices of those who have shown more bravery than he’s capable of.” Duckworth, a retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel who lost both of her legs in the Iraq War, has been a prominent critic of Trump’s handling of military issues. Knocking Trump for allegedly inventing an injury to avoid serving in the Vietnam War, Duckworth said that she’d “take my wheelchair and my titanium legs over Donald Trump’s supposed bone spurs any day.” Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who drew national attention after criticizing Trump during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, joined Duckworth on the call and said that Trump’s “life is a testament to selfishness.”)
— Illinois election officials respond to President Trump’s suggestion to vote twice this November: ‘It’s not going to happen’ – ALICE YIN and LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-double-voting-illegal-trump-20200904-bzl6fvs7rvazdln5mo6u63yby4-story.html
— State catches up after data processing slowdown, reports 5,368 new cases; 29 counties, including Lake, put on warning list – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-cases-20200904-rnldz6cgt5bphagekrj7spojf4-story.html
— Illinois after Michael Madigan – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-michael-madigan-corruption-election-comed-20200904-s2q3dcgjcfbotesplbxqyeuzhe-story.html
— Why I oppose the graduated income tax – KEN GRIFFIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-graduated-income-tax-ken-griffin-20200904-lauhnk4t3fcbtczf7i6sxjghya-story.html
— What if, in those violent big cities run by liberal Democrats, the politics were different? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-democratic-cities-kass-20200904-7y4mrm2jozf6zia5y3ftqct3cy-story.html
— The Phoenix rises: Loyola’s student newspaper takes a courageous stand for journalism – ERIC ZORN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-phoenix-chappell-loyola-brave-zorn-20200904-ozswu7shx5bifdpkfufecz3v4i-story.html
— Video of Daniel Prude’s death at hands of police is horrifying. But white Americans need to bear witness. – REX HUPPKE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-daniel-prude-rochester-police-spit-hood-killed-black-lives-huppke-20200904-zfnx4nhwkrgircbydplisoizeq-story.html
— Do we ask police to do too much? Daniel Prude case forces questions about mental health care – CLARENCE PAGE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-daniel-prude-police-david-brown-page-20200904-bmps6mdxzrcmlbipai6s6achau-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former high-ranking ComEd official charged in scheme to benefit House Speaker Mike Madigan Fidel Marquez was charged in a criminal information, which indicates he intends to plead guilty. Madigan was not charged.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/9/4/21423678/michael-madigan-former-high-ranking-comed-official-charged-scheme-benefit-house-speaker
— Pot shop finalists include firms backed by ex-top cop, clouted businessmen: ‘Doesn’t sound … like social equity’ Black and Latino lawmakers on Friday called on Gov. Pritzker to delay the issuance of new cannabis licenses over concerns about the application process after just 21 firms advance. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/4/21422600/illinois-social-equity-cannabis-dispensary-pot-marijuana-pritzker-black-latino-caucus
— Deal with it: Mail ballots could delay election result well beyond Nov. 3, and that’s OK We’re used to knowing the winner of an election within hours of the polls closing. But expanded voting by mail in Illinois and elsewhere means it’ll take longer to count. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/4/21423159/mail-ballots-election-results-delays

— Deep-pockets dogfight? Billionaires Ken Griffin and Gov. Pritzker dig into wallets in battle over income tax As big as the eight-figure donation is from Ken Griffin, the founder and CEO of hedge fund Citadel, it’s a fraction of what Gov. J.B. Pritzker has already ponied up on the other side. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/4/21423138/billionaires-ken-griffin-20-million-pritzker-proposed-graduated-income-tax-fair-coalition

DAILY HERALD
— State’s wealthiest person gives $20 million to fight graduated tax – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200904/states-wealthiest-person-gives-20-million-to-fight-graduated-tax
— Naperville to host Sept. 11 ceremony (DIERSEN: I had the honor of organizing Wheaton’s 2004 and 2005 September 11 ceremonies.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200904/naperville-to-host-sept-11-ceremony
— Candidates from House District 63, 64 square off in Daily Herald/Shaw Media editorial board meeting
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200904/candidates-from-house-district-63-64-square-off-in-daily-heraldshaw-media-editorial-board-meeting
— Wheaton assaults highlight Cook County’s shortcomings in managing ankle bracelets – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200904/editorial-wheaton-assaults-highlight-cook-countys-shortcomings-in-managing-ankle-bracelets
— Pandemic politicking: Democrats at laptops. GOP at your door – AP (DIERSEN: This afternoon, I hand-delivered flyers door-to-door for the DuPage County Republican Central Committee public safety rally on September 20. The cost for printing 500 of these color flyers was outstandingly donated by Alpha Graphics in Wheaton.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200904/news/309049995/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Will the GOP’s Madigan attacks ever stick? Despite all his troubles, the House speaker is likely to pick up seats in November. Here’s why. – RICH MILLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/rich-miller-springfield/will-gops-madigan-attacks-ever-stick
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/why-weed-getting-high-again
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/critics-hot-over-who-gets-shot-pot

JEANNE FOR CONGRESS
— Ives Campaign Will Not Seek the Endorsement of the Daily Herald, Northwest Herald or SunTimes
https://www.jeanneforcongress.com/2020/09/04/ives-campaign-will-not-seek-the-endorsement-of-the-daily-herald-northwest-herald-or-suntimes/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES IGNORES MEDIA THAT HAVE IGNORED HER AND CONSERVATIVES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/ives-ignores-media-that-have-ignored-her-and-conservatives.html
— GANTNER: PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY SHAPED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/gantner-phyllis-schlafly-shaped-the-republican-party-platform.html
— LEFT SHOULD BLAME THEMSELVES, NOT TRUMP, FOR THE RIOTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/left-should-blame-themselves-not-trump-for-the-riots.html
— LIBERAL MEDIA ALTERNATE BETWEEN DENYING AND EXCUSING RIOTERS AND LOOTERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/liberal-media-alternate-between-denying-and-excusing-rioters-and-looters.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Madigan probe overdue Editorial
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-madigan-probe-overdue/article_7acf94f9-a14f-59f7-8a14-1a87b8289031.html

WREX
— Winnebago County GOP condemns coroner’s actions, calls for resignation – Andrew Carrigan
https://wrex.com/2020/09/04/winnebago-county-gop-condemns-coroners-actions-calls-for-resignation/

CAPITOL FAX
— Griffin issues statement *** Friday Roundup: Cannabis; Ken Griffin; ILGOP; Casten; COVID-19
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/04/friday-roundup-cannabis-ken-griffin-ilgop-casten-covid-19/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— We’re in a Fight to Preserve Western Civilization and You Don’t Do That by Losing
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/09/04/were-in-a-fight-to-preserve-western-civilization-and-you-dont-do-that-by-losing/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Jr. on Joe Biden’s Mental Decline: He’s Had Two Brain Aneurysms Requiring Surgery – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/09/03/donald-trump-jr-joe-bidens-mental-decline-hes-had-two-brain-aneurysms-requiring-surgery/
— Duckworth: Trump Uses Military Like Toy Soldiers Lined Up on His Desk — He ‘Doesn’t Understand the Sacrifice’ – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/09/04/duckworth-trump-uses-military-like-toy-soldiers-lined-up-on-his-desk-he-doesnt-understand-the-sacrifice/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Deeply Pessimistic Intellectual Roots of Black Lives Matter, 1619 Project, and Much Else in Woke America – John Murawski
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/09/04/the-deeply-pessimistic-intellectual-roots-of-black-lives-matter-1619-project-and-much-else-in-woke-america/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Pro-life priests denounce ‘Catholics for Biden’ as scam: ‘No Catholic can vote for Biden’ ‘The whole idea of Catholics for Biden is a scam’ – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-life-priests-denounce-catholics-for-biden-as-scam-no-catholic-can-vote-for-biden

TRUMP TRAIN NEWS
— Largest Police Union Announces Presidential Endorsement The Fraternal Order of Police announced it is endorsing President Trump for reelection. – Michael C.G. Jamon
https://trumptrainnews.com/2020/09/04/largest-police-union-announces-presidential-endorsement-rs-mj/

THE HILL
— Duckworth says she’ll take ‘wheelchair and my titanium legs’ over Trump’s ‘supposed bone spurs any day’ – JULIA MANCHESTER (DIERSEN: What does Duckworth have to say about Biden’s avoiding the draft?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/515152-duckworth-i-take-my-wheelchair-and-my-titanium-legs-over-donald-trump
— Trump rips media for soft treatment of Biden: Questions ‘meant for a child’ – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/515213-trump-rips-media-for-soft-treatment-of-biden-questions-meant-for-a

MSNBC
— Trump ‘doesn’t deserve to be commander-in-chief’ says Sen. Tammy Duckworth (DIERSEN: What does Duckworth have to say about Biden’s avoiding the draft?)
https://www.msnbc.com/deadline-white-house/watch/trump-doesn-t-deserve-to-be-commander-in-chief-says-sen-tammy-duckworth-91157061901

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get votes from Latinos, Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/04/opinion/latinos-elections-trump-biden.html
— After Report That Trump Disparaged War Dead, Democrats See Chance to Win Over Military Voters Liberal groups had already ramped up efforts to win over veterans and military families in swing states, where even a small shift could prove decisive. – Jennifer Steinhauer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/04/us/politics/trump-military-vote-democrats.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House plans to bar federal agencies from racial sensitivity trainings that it calls ‘Un-American’ White House memo seeks list of federal trainings that refer to ‘white privilege’ – Josh Dawsey and Jeff Stein (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run IRS and GAO require all their employees to take lots racial sensitivity training. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years and I worked for GAO for almost 18 years. The goal of racial sensitivity training is to promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/04/white-house-racial-sensitivity-training/

BLOOMBERG
— Raging Campus Outbreaks Send Students Home Across the U.S. – Janet Lorin
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-04/raging-campus-outbreaks-send-students-home-across-the-u-s

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 819 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $739,000
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447759_zpid/

September 1 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In Kenosha, Trump says law enforcement isn’t systemically racist, and the needed structural change is safety – BILL RUTHHART and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-president-donald-trump-kenosha-visit-jacob-blake-20200901-yz2l5fhykfdepalkynd6lzno2q-story.html
— NFL reveals more in-game social and racial justice plans, including slogans inscribed in end zones – AP (DIERSEN: Promoting social and racial justice is Democrat code for getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-nfl-racial-justice-measures-20200831-ljjqaqfaxfandcla4d3fuqxm6q-story.html
— After decades of unmet diversity goals, some major employers turn to hard racial quotas – MARIN WOLF and KIM BHASIN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about race, gender, and age quotas, goals, and targets that Democrat politicians gave my superiors in the federal government. To meet those quotas, goals, and targets, they got rid of their employees who were Republican, White, and/or non-veteran, who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-black-jobs-racial-hiring-quotas-20200901-4c3jlnc5mzb4bflnm7egljvm7e-story.html
— All aboard! Freeloaders on Metra damage agency’s bottom line – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-metra-no-conductors-free-rides-20200901-lrgqq3yrmrbzpptxnamj2niwn4-story.html
— The path to Illinois pension reform – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-commentary-illinois-pension-crisis-wirepoint-20200901-uyefp4ugs5awti4rfhnhcrffhm-story.html
— Democrats, don’t let the far left hijack your party – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-democrats-far-left-jonah-goldberg-20200901-l2zupdvygfab7a3zwo4mwzssom-story.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CNBC
— Google recruiting group warns minority turnover will continue without clearer diversity goals – Jennifer Elias (DIERSEN: I should write a book about race, gender, and age quotas, goals, and targets that Democrat politicians gave my superiors in the federal government. To meet those quotas, goals, and targets, they got rid of their employees who were Republican, White, and/or non-veteran, who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/01/leaked-letter-google-recruiting-group-wants-clearer-diversity-goals.html

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

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

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

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

August 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID-19 Illinois: St. Charles school district reports cases as IL announces 2,356 new coronavirus cases, 17 deaths 20 Illinois counties at warning level for COVID-19, including Will, Grundy
https://abc7chicago.com/health/st-charles-school-district-reports-covid-19-cases/6383296/
— Facebook post showing IL couple with multiple ballot applications falsely claims fraud, BGA says
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/bga-explains-possibility-of-multiple-il-ballot-applications/6383431/

NBC5
— Rallies Held Across U.S., Including in Chicago, Protesting Cutbacks at USPS Facilities
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/rallies-held-across-u-s-including-in-chicago-protesting-cutbacks-at-usps-facilities/2326772/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Notre Dame reports another 24 cases of coronavirus for total of 372 confirmed cases
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/notre-dame-reports-another-24-cases-of-coronavirus-for-total-of-372-confirmed-cases

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville sets new record for active COVID-19 cases, and number of hospitalizations starting to climb again – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-covid-case-increase-high-naperville-st-20200822-w226klkbjvdmthpw6jrzzn5uvq-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Chicago rejects plans for marijuana shop near the Gold Coast after nearly 12-hour meeting – ALLY MAROTTI (DIERSEN: To push pot on a neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-chicago-denies-gold-coast-marijuana-dispensary-20200822-syt6okbtljhvnfaq2ry2nfyvo4-story.html

WBEZ
— More Than 550,000 Primary Absentee Ballots Rejected In 2020, Far Outpacing 2016 Tens of thousands of ballots have been rejected in key battleground states, where the outcome in November for the presidency and other races could be determined by a small number of votes. – Pam Fessler, Elena Moore
https://www.wbez.org/stories/more-than-550000-primary-absentee-ballots-rejected-in-2020-far-outpacing-2016/da852d13-f01c-47ee-8a03-ed0bd4d8881a

NPR ILLINOIS
— The Republican National Convention Starts Monday. Here’s What You Need To Know – ELENA MOORE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republican-national-convention-starts-monday-heres-what-you-need-know#stream/0

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 160 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, no new deaths – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/08/22/dupage-county-reports-160-new-covid-19-cases-saturday-no-new-deaths/akowrn6/

DARIEN PATCH
— American Flag Burned In Darien: Police Report Other flag incidents have happened in recent days, police say. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/darien-il/american-flag-burned-darien-police-report

BREITBART
— Threat of Violent Attack Closes Federal Buildings in Portland – PENNY STARR (DIERSEN: Which federal buildings will the Democrats attack in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/21/threat-violent-attack-closes-federal-buildings-portland/

DAILY WIRE
— Detroit’s Failure To Accurately Count Ballots During Primary Called ‘Appalling,’ ‘Alarming’ By State Election Officials – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/detroits-failure-to-accurately-count-ballots-during-primary-called-appalling-alarming-by-state-election-officials

THE HILL
— Trump targets Democrats over Pledge of Allegiance – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/513218-trump-targets-democrats-over-pledge-of-allegiance
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump took to Twitter to accuse Democrats of not uttering the word “God” in the pledge at this week’s Democratic National Convention. While the word was featured in the pledge at the convention every night for each of the four days, some of the speakers did not say it during the Muslim Delegates and Allies Assembly and the LGBTQ Caucus meeting, which were not part of the main programming, according to The Associated Press. “The Democrats took the word GOD out of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democrat National Convention. At first I thought they made a mistake, but it wasn’t. It was done on purpose. Remember Evangelical Christians, and ALL, this is where they are coming from-it’s done. Vote Nov 3!” Trump tweeted.)

REUTERS
— U.S. schools revamp curricula in response to Black Lives Matter – ERNEST SCHEYDER (DIERSEN: BLM is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2020/08/21/us-schools-revamp-curricula-in-response-to-black-lives-matter/24596146/

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus update: Infections are trending upward in the Midwest – Derek Hawkins and Marisa Iati
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/22/coronavirus-covid-updates/

TULSA WORLD
— Three challengers look to unseat District 4 city councilor Kara Joy McKee – Kevin Canfield (DIERSEN: Questions for city council candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following, that is, would vote for or against promoting the following: BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/government-and-politics/three-challegners-look-to-unseat-district-4-city-councilor-kara-joy-mckee/article_872661c1-9598-55da-b8bf-311ac629482b.html

UNION JOURNAL
— Portland Companies Are Fleeing Downtown Area Because Of Black Lives Matter Riots – Carlos Christian (DIERSEN: What protests, looting, and rioting do the Democrats plan for your municipality, for your township, and for your county?)
https://theunionjournal.com/portland-companies-are-fleeing-downtown-area-because-of-black-lives-matter-riots/

WIVB
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue Rally held in North Tonawanda
https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/back-the-blue-rally-held-in-north-tonawanda/

VENTURA COUNTY STAR
— Dozens of candidates on Nov. 3 ballot for city council, mayoral races in Ventura County – Mike Harris (DIERSEN: Questions for city council candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following, that is, would vote for or against promoting the following: BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun control, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/2020/08/22/election-2020-california-ventura-coutny-candidates-nov-3-ballot-council-races/5610199002/

ASHEBORO COURIER TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Asheboro holds rally to ‘back the blue’ – Rachel Berry
https://www.courier-tribune.com/story/news/local/2020/08/22/asheboro-holds-rally-back-blue/3418545001/

INQUISITR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating psychologists promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.inquisitr.com/6238859/psychologists-compare-trump-hitler-mussolini/