December 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 10,959 cases, 192 coronavirus deaths Northwestern devotes more beds to ICU – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-10959-cases-192-covid-19-deaths/8463636/
— Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing among first acts amid COVID-19 pandemic “On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Just 100 days to mask – not forever, just 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction” in the virus, Joe Biden said. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/among-first-acts-biden-to-call-for-100-days-of-mask-wearing/8477181/

NBC5
— Would You Be Willing to Get a Covid Vaccine in Exchange for a $1,500 Stimulus Check? How One Bold Proposal Would Work – Lorie Konish
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/would-you-be-willing-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine-in-exchange-for-a-1500-stimulus-check-how-one-bold-proposal-would-work/2385808/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kinzinger says to President Trump in tweet: ‘Time to delete your account’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-tells-trump-to-delete-account-twitter-20201203-m5q22dd2dzhmhcggriyfc4s2ea-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Wheaton is one of the best small cities in America to live in
https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-the-best-small-cities-in-america-to-live-in-20201203-ueog3ecmpbfbzl2pljgfb72bga-photogallery.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: #17 WHEATON, ILLINOIS | Wheaton is a city in Illinois with a population of 52,914, making it the 27th largest city in the state. Located 25 miles west of Chicago, Wheaton ranks 91st in the safety category and 17th overall.)
— Illinois’ COVID-19 death toll in the last seven days is highest in nation at 957 – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-deaths-vaccines-20201203-gmympocmnjdklntpbnxyvvj2ze-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois enters deadliest stretch of coronavirus pandemic so far: 192 more fatalities More than 3,000 Illinois deaths have been attributed to the coronavirus in the last month alone, almost double the state’s death toll over the entire summer. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/12/3/22150342/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-pritzker-surge-covid-19-dec-3
— In Illinois, bigger employers grabbed most of the PPP COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program loans In Illinois, 12% of the businesses and nonprofits getting federal Paycheck Protection Program COVID-19 emergency relief loans gobbled up 74% of the cash. – Caroline Hurley and Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/2/22149357/illinois-bigger-employers-grabbed-most-ppp-paycheck-protection-program-covid19-loans

DAILY HERALD
— COVID-19 has now killed one in every 1,000 Illinois residents – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201203/covid-19-has-now-killed-one-in-every-1000-illinois-residents
— Czernek steps down as Bloomingdale Twp. roads chief after months of scandal – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201203/czernek-steps-down-as-bloomingdale-twp-roads-chief-after-months-of-scandal
— Northbrook-area hotel under scrutiny after super-spreader wedding – Mary Chappell
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20201203/northbrook-area-hotel-under-scrutiny-after-super-spreader-wedding

HERALD NEWS
— Challengers defeat incumbent Democratic Joliet Township elected officials Caucus winners will be on ballot for April 6 election – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/12/02/challengers-defeat-incumbent-democratic-joliet-township-elected-officials/a1hfjph/

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— City Council ballot order is now set for 2021 Consolidated Election
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/12/01/city-council-ballot-order-is-now-set-for-2021-consolidated-election/117805

JOLIET PATCH
— Republicans Will Field Slate Of Joliet Township Candidates On Tuesday night, Dan Vera and his team of long-time Joliet Township Democrat officeholders were ousted from office. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/republicans-will-field-slate-joliet-township-candidates

CAPITOL FAX
— Slammed for criticizing Trump, Kinzinger pivots to attacking Pritzker
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/03/slammed-for-criticizing-trump-kinzinger-pivots-to-attacking-pritzker/
— 10,959 new confirmed and probable cases; 5,653 hospitalized; 1,170 in the ICU; 10.4 percent case positivity rate; 12.3 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/03/10959-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-5653-hospitalized-1170-in-the-icu-104-percent-case-positivity-rate-123-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Explaining Illinois’ political shift with Dick Durbin’s county maps
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/03/explaining-illinois-political-shift-with-dick-durbins-county-maps/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DOJ says Facebook gave preference to foreigners over American workers – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. The Those Democrats give preference to their employees who are Democrat, and especially to those who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/3/doj-says-facebook-gave-preference-foreigners-over-/

FOX NEWS
— Tulsi Gabbard urges Trump not to ‘back down’ against Big Tech President Trump has called federal protections for technology platforms ‘corporate welfare’ – Michael Ruiz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tulsi-gabbard-trump-big-tech

GOPUSA
— Garcetti: Los Angeles Residents Ordered To ‘Remain In Their Homes’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98694
— Louisville, Ky., Mayor Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98614

NEWSMAX
— Without Clear Mandate, Biden Should Embrace Moderate, Practical Solutions – Peter Morici
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/peter-morici/biden-moderate-practical-solutions/2020/12/02/id/999660/

THE HILL
— Biden asked Fauci to serve as chief medical adviser – JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/528677-biden-asked-fauci-to-serve-as-chief-medical-adviser

CNN
— Biden says he will ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days he’s in office – Dan Merica
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/03/politics/biden-harris-interview-jake-tapper/index.html
— Google unlawfully fired worker organizers, federal agency alleges – Sara Ashley O’Brien (DIERSEN: When I turned 40 in 1988, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Rather than help the lawsuit succeed, virtually all the members of the class in GAO’s Chicago office “cut deals” with my GAO superiors. Those deals included helping my GAO superiors a) get rid of my mentor, b) keep me off audits of IRS, c) give me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, d) always rank me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, e) not promote me beyond GS-13, and f) force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.kitv.com/story/43002845/google-unlawfully-fired-worker-organizers-federal-agency-alleges

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s false fraud claims could threaten GOP hopes in Georgia Senate races” and asks “Will he repeat claims he made in a 46-minute video at a Saturday campaign rally?”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-false-fraud-claims-threaten-gop-hopes-georgia/story?id=74519757

NBC NEWS
— House Democrats pick openly gay lawmaker to lead campaign arm – AP
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/house-dems-pick-openly-gay-lawmaker-lead-campaign-arm-n1249915

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Wisconsin’s Top Court Rejects Trump Lawsuit as His Election Push Fades.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/03/us/politics/wisconsin-georgia-trump-election.html

FOX WEST MICHIGAN
— City of Grand Rapids strengthens LGBTQ+ equality score (DIERSEN: What will the religious, government, political, and financial leaders of your municipality do to strengthen your municipality’s LGBTQ+ equality score? Will they do even more to drive out of your municipality those individuals (like me), organizations, and companies that do not promote LGBTQ+? Those religious, government, political, and financial leaders of Wheaton who promote LGBTQ+ in Wheaton have always focused on destroying me. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/grand-rapids/city-of-grand-rapids-strengthens-lgbtq-equality-score

NEWSWEEK
— Republican and Democratic Judges Have Turned on Trump—and Not Just When it Comes to the Election – STEVE FRIESS
https://www.newsweek.com/2020/12/18/republican-democrat-judges-have-turned-trump-not-just-when-it-comes-election-1551945.html

December 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports record-high 238 COVID-19 deaths, 9,757 cases – Jessica D’Onofrio, Mark Rivera and Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-238-covid-19-deaths-shattering-may-record-/8441267/

CBS2
— As ComEd Bribery Defendants Appear In Court, Some Illinois GOP Lawmakers Call For Speaker Mike Madigan To Resign And Leave State Government – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/02/as-comed-bribery-defendants-appear-in-court-some-illinois-gop-lawmakers-call-for-speaker-mike-madigan-to-resign-and-leave-state-government/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recount in DuPage County auditor race separated by 75 votes to start Monday – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-auditor-discovery-recount-st-1204-20201203-c2w56odjw5c5to2lyg3hn43yyy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recount has also been requested by DuPage County Forest Preserve District board District 4 candidate Tim Whelan, and will also be done next week, Bond said. . .Bond said Grogan will pay $10 per precinct for the partial recount. If 230 precincts are recounted, the bill will be about $2,300. Grogan has asked his supporters to help him cover the expense. “This is not a free process so I am asking you for assistance,” his post on social media said.)
— Illinois reports 238 COVID-19 deaths, the most in a single day since the pandemic began – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-record-deaths-20201202-tgw6c6kyfneg5ac5ktix6zfcy4-story.html
— How did your neighbors vote for president, Senate and the graduated-rate income tax amendment? Search our city and suburban map to find out. – CHAD YODER and JONATHON BERLIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-viz-2020-election-precinct-map-20201202-dao2rj6u3bezxfvde2fmadzj6i-htmlstory.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Last throes of Trump’s presidency turn ugly — even dangerous.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-election-aftermath-20201203-l7ewibwwfrfdhjqexjhbtz6z7y-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois weed sales on pace to top $1 billion in 2020, expert says The prediction came as the state announced another $75 million in recreational sales took place in November, similar to the record haul in October. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/12/2/22146660/illinois-weed-sales-could-top-1-billion-in-2020-expert-says

DAILY HERALD
— One last political squabble for Lauzen throws Kane County newsletter into limbo – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201202/one-last-political-squabble-for-lauzen-throws-kane-county-newsletter-into-limbo

WTTW
— More Lawmakers Turn Against Madigan 4 defendants plead not guilty to ComEd bribery charges – Amanda Vinicky and Alexandra Silets
https://news.wttw.com/2020/12/02/spotlight-politics-more-lawmakers-turn-against-madigan

HINSDALE PATCH
— How Many Section 8-Type Vouchers in Hinsdale? In Illinois, landlords are allowed to discriminate against voucher recipients. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/how-many-section-8-type-vouchers-hinsdale

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Joliet Township Officials learn the hard way – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/joliet-township-officials-learn-the-hard-way/
— DuPage Township Republicans Unanimously Slated Candidates – JM KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/dupage-township-republicans-unanimously-slated-candidates/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 4 MADIGAN ASSOCIATES PLEAD ‘NOT GUILTY’ TO FEDERAL CHARGES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/4-madigan-associates-plead-not-guilty-to-federal-charges.html
— ILLINOIS REPORTS HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID-RELATED DEATHS IN 24 HOURS: 238
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/illinois-reports-highest-number-of-covid-related-deaths-in-24-hours-238-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House Judiciary Committee launches its own probe into massive outbreak at LaSalle Veterans’ Home
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/house-judiciary-committee-launches-its-own-probe-into-massive-outbreak-at-lasalle-veterans-home/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/covid-19-roundup-61/
— 9,757 new confirmed and probable cases; 238 additional deaths; 5,764 hospitalized; 1,190 in the ICU; 10.6 percent case positivity rate; 12.5 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/9757-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-238-additional-deaths-5764-hospitalized-1190-in-the-icu-106-percent-case-positivity-rate-125-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— 24 percent of LaSalle Veterans Home residents have now been killed by coronavirus, 89 percent infected
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/24-percent-of-illinois-veterans-home-residents-have-now-been-killed-by-coronavirus-89-percent-infected/

GOPUSA
— WHISTLEBLOWERS: 200,000 Ballots Just Disappeared; 100,000 Illegal Votes Backdated – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98619

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Who Funds The Statue-Topplers? This summer, a prominent statue of Christopher Columbus was destroyed by activist vandals. But this was no spontaneous act of passion. – DECLAN LEARY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/who-funds-the-statue-topplers/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Team to File Lawsuit: 40,000 People Voted Twice in Nevada – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-team-claims-40000-people-voted-twice-in-nevada-to-file-lawsuit_3602039.html

THE HILL
— Illinois Republican Mike Bost elected to serve as next ranking member of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/528494-mike-bost-elected-to-serve-as-next-ranking-member-of-house-committee-on
— Older Americans face age-related employment challenges amid pandemic – ALEX GANGITANO
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/528271-older-americans-face-age-related-employment-challenges-amid-pandemic
— List of Republicans breaking with Trump grows longer – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/528476-list-of-republicans-breaking-with-trump-grows-longer

NEW YORK TIMES
— More Than 100,000 Virus Patients Are Hospitalized in the U.S., a First.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/12/02/world/covid-19-coronavirus#any-thinking-person-has-to-be-worried-us-hospitals-are-treating-100226-covid-19-patients

WASHINGTON POST
— New U.S. coronavirus cases top 200,000 in a day as CDC director issues stark warning
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/12/02/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

ATLANTIC
— Minority Rule Cannot Last in America It never has. – Kenneth Owen (DIERSEN: Do the demographics of the leaders of your municipality, township, county, Illinois, and America reflect the demographics of the voters in your municipality, township, county, Illinois, and America? What percent of the leaders of your city, township, county, Illinois, and America share your race, gender, age range, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, veteran status, position on Trump, have dependents/not have dependents, have health problems/healthy, liberal/moderate/conservative, Democrat/Libertarian/Green/Independent/RINO/Republican, citizenship status, income range, net worth range, renter/homeowner, non-gun owner/gun owner, length of time your ancestors have been in America, etc.?)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/minority-rule-cannot-last-america/617272/

December 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL reports 12,542 new coronavirus cases, 125 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/live-il-reports-12542-new-covid-19-cases-125-deaths/8416286/
— Illinois losing battle to save veterans from COVID-19 at state care facilities – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-cases-deaths-veterans-home/8396187/
— AG Barr: No evidence of fraud that’d change election outcome “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Attorney General William Barr told the AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/barr-no-evidence-of-fraud-thatd-change-election-outcome/8417189/

NBC5
— Rep. Mike Kelly Asks Supreme Court to Nullify Biden Win Over Trump in Pa. as He Challenges Mail-In Ballot Rule – Dan Mangan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/rep-mike-kelly-asks-supreme-court-to-nullify-biden-win-over-trump-in-pa-as-he-challenges-mail-in-ballot-rule/2383921/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 3,800 people shot in Chicago through end of November as violence spikes 50% from 2019
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/3800-people-shot-in-chicago-through-end-of-november-as-violence-spikes-50-from-2019
— Trump campaign files lawsuit in Wisconsin after requested recount – Bill Miston
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-campaign-files-lawsuit-in-wisconsin-after-requested-recount

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Support for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan further erodes as first member of his leadership team says he’s lost her vote – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-opposition-20201201-ppwbkweffres3hsqysehv4ec3y-story.html
— Influx of Republican voters stands out in traditionally Democratic Lake County, Indiana – CARRIE NAPOLEON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-lake-county-gop-voters-st-1201-20201130-7hhsfgo5avgvlh5bol47sbneay-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tippy said he has been seeing more and more Illinois transplants getting involved with the Republican Party when they make the move to Indiana. He said there were a few, like Bromley, who assisted with his campaign. “Right now we have a lot of new construction going on across the center and southern part of the county,” Tippy said. “A big percentage of those people are coming from Illinois and they appear to be coming to Indiana because they like the lower taxes and lower cost of living.” Tippy said it appears many of these new transplants are disillusioned Illinois Democrats turning Republican or Republicans leaving Illinois for Indiana. “I think it’s a trend that has been going on for a while, but it has accelerated the last four years,” Tippy said.)
— Republicans need to find a way out of this mess – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-republicans-trump-future-goldberg-20201201-htgslypzbjhqhewzyu7gebcxea-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Key member of Madigan’s own leadership team breaks ranks, vows to oppose his bid to remain speaker Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, pointedly did not use the title that Madigan has held for nearly four decades, referring to the man known in Springfield as “Mr. Speaker” as simply “Representative Madigan.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/12/1/21802937/michael-mike-madigan-kathleen-willis-leadership-team-house-speaker-comed-probe

DAILY HERALD
— Trump headed to Georgia as runoff boost, but also a threat – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201201/trump-headed-to-georgia-as-runoff-boost-but-also-a-threat
— DuPage County awards grants to support those recovering from opioids
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201201/dupage-county-awards-grants-to-support-those-recovering-from-opioids

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Home sales boom benefiting suburbs more than city Either despite or because of the pandemic, the Chicago area is running ahead of last year, but the city hasn’t caught up. – DENNIS RODKIN (DIERSEN: What percent of suburban home buyers fleeing Democrat vandalism, looting, rioting, and arson in Chicago?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/home-sales-boom-benefiting-suburbs-more-city

CHICAGO CRUSADER
— Black lawmakers silent on supporting Mike Madigan – Erick Johnson
https://chicagocrusader.com/black-lawmakers-silent-on-supporting-mike-madigan/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Outside C-U, Trump was the pick – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-outside-c-u-trump-was-the-pick/article_7bf4fd5e-cb16-575e-9548-821d9add6039.html

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Big jump in daily COVID cases Tuesday in Kane County after three days of declines Three new COVID deaths reported Tuesday
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/12/01/big-jump-in-daily-covid-cases-tuesday-in-kane-county-after-three-days-of-declines/ag7aqn5/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Newsmax Rises On Wave Of Resentment Toward Media — Especially Fox News – DAVID FOLKENFLIK
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/newsmax-rises-wave-resentment-toward-media-especially-fox-news#stream/0

WEEK
— Lawmakers demand answers on COVID-19 outbreak in LaSalle Veterans’ Home
https://week.com/2020/11/30/lawmakers-demand-answers-on-covid-19-outbreak-in-lasalle-veterans-home/

BEIDELMAN KUNSCH
— OBITUARY: Elizabeth Martinez
https://www.beidelmankunschfh.com/obituaries/Elizabeth-Martinez?obId=19134535
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elizabeth Martinez, age 79, of Naperville passed away November 28, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville. She is survived by her companion and life partner, Carl Fasig, her children Elizabeth (Jay Johnson) Juslin, John (Denise) Juslin; her grandchildren Michelle (Eric Eddleman) Juslin, Matthew Shapiro, Meghan Shapiro, Krystal (Mike) Mayfield; her great-grandchildren Rowan and Jayce Mayfield and Gavin Smith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Robert Murray and her twin brother Robert Murray. She was a member of: The Lisle Township Republican Organization from 2004 to 2019, serving as the Secretary and Vice Chairman, and recipient of the Chairman’s Award in 2008. Elizabeth was on the Board of Friends for Lisle Township, a non-profit organization that funds the Lisle Food Pantry, serving as Chairman and Secretary. And also a founding member of We Are Republicans Toastmasters club. She was employed by the Lutheran General (Advocate) Health System from 1984 to 2004 in real estate and office space management. Visitation and service information will be updated when confirmed. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elizabeth Martinez please visit our Tribute Store.)

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Left-Wing Hate Group: Schools “Weaponize Whiteness” – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/left-wing-hate-group-schools-weaponize-whiteness/

CAPITOL FAX
— Durkin urges Greg Harris to restart ethics process
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/durkin-urges-greg-harris-to-restart-ethics-process/
— What happened to the widely expected House Democratic suburban sweep?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/what-happened-to-the-widely-expected-house-democratic-suburban-sweep/
— Caucus Chair Kathleen Willis becomes 19th House Democrat to announce she won’t vote to reelect Madigan
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/caucus-chair-kathleen-willis-becomes-19th-house-democrat-to-announce-she-wont-vote-to-reelect-madigan/
— 12,542 new confirmed and probable cases; 125 additional deaths; 5,835 hospitalized; 1,195 in ICU; 10.4 percent case positivity rate; 12.2 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/12542-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-125-additional-deaths-5835-hospitalized-1195-in-icu-104-percent-case-positivity-rate-122-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/covid-19-roundup-60/
— Flash Index: Illinois’ slow recovery stalled in November
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/01/flash-index-illinois-slow-recovery-stalled-in-november/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden’s national security adviser a dedicated ‘get Trump’ member of Hillary’s inner circle – Rowan Scarborough (DIERSEN: I should write a book about present and past dedicated ‘get Diersen’ a) members of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, etc., b) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, and c) defendants in lawsuits that I have filed.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/30/jake-sullivan-joe-biden-national-security-adviser-/
— Witnesses tell Michigan Senate panel of widespread voter fraud in Detroit – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/1/witnesses-tell-michigan-senate-panel-widespread-vo/

FOX NEWS
— CNN reporter calls for Twitter to take censorship further, label Trump’s account as disinformation Oliver Darcy regularly urges social media companies to de-platform people he disagrees with – Brian Flood (DIERSEN: Since 2000, constructively, if not literally, my critics/opponents have called for the following to label my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as being disinformation: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, b) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, and c) defendants in lawsuits that I have filed.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-darcy-twitter-censorship-trump-misinformation

GOPUSA
— Breach Of Rights To Be Expected If Biden Becomes President
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98518
— Fox News Feeling The Heat? Newsmax, OAN Have Fox Scrambling After Ratings Hit – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98503

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating LGBTQers claim credit for defeating Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/12/01/had-lgbt-voters-stayed-home-trump-might-have-won-2020-presidential-election/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled LGBTQers crow about their success in defeating heterosexuals.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/30/11-lgbtq-legislators-will-take-their-seats-next-congress-largest-most-diverse-group-ever/

KTRH
— Conservative Censorship Continues (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents a) encourage/force everyone to spend all their time on Facebook rather than reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) encourage/force the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. to rely on Facebook for communication, to ignore/dump their websites, and to stop sending out emails, and c) encourage/force Republican candidates in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, etc. to rely on Facebook for communication, to ignore/dump their websites, and to stop sending out emails.)
https://ktrh.iheart.com/content/2020-11-30-conservative-censorship-continues/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If you thought that ‘Big Tech’ was going to back off of its conservative censorship now that the election is over? You were wrong! As documented in the New York Times! of all places, Facebook & CEO Mark Zuckerberg are actually doing more to censor news outlets and people that they don’t agree with. It’s done with a ‘secret ranking system’ that allows CNN and others to be seen, while conservative outlets and posts are restricted. Taking it one step, Facebook is also blocking individual posts (aka freedom of speech) under the guise that they use to rationalize ‘people that are bad for the world’. Scary but true according to media analyst Bryan Preston, who told KTRH “What they’re censoring are stories that they don’t like, that report facts that they don’t want people to see. That is extremely chilling! and given the power that Facebook has over our view of reality now, this cannot stand.” And while Preston believes that Facebook and the other Big Tech companies will have it much easier under Biden, the fight will continue. Who would have thought we would be talking about free speech in 2020? Scary, but true.)

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See Each Other as America’s Enemy (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want Biden to use the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, 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.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2020/voters_see_each_other_as_america_s_enemy

November 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 6,190 new coronavirus cases, 85 deaths as travelers return from Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving holiday travel expected to bring spike in COVID-19 cases, surge in testing demand – Craig Wall, Eric Horng, Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6190-coronavirus-cases-85-deaths/8387208/
— Wisconsin certifies Joe Biden as winner following recount Trump paid $3 million for recounts in Dane and Milwaukee counties, the two largest Democratic counties in Wisconsin, increasing Biden’s lead by 87 votes – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/wisconsin-certifies-joe-biden-as-winner-following-recount/8390645/

NBC5
— U.S. COVID Hospitalizations Reach Record High
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/virus-updates-fauci-warns-of-post-holiday-surge-calif-sees-record-number-of-hospitalizations/2382361/
— Small Business Confidence Drops to All-Time Low After Biden Election – Eric Rosenbaum
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/small-business-confidence-drops-to-all-time-low-after-biden-election/2382405/

CBS2
— McHenry County Restaurants Continue To Defy Indoor Dining Ban As Governor Says It Will Continue For Weeks – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/30/indoor-dining-ban-illinois-mchenry-county/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 6,190 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 85 more deaths reported as number of hospitalizations begins to bend downward after sharp growth
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201130-v4sscev2kfh4jlosr5juubdyz4-story.html
— Enough excuses. Get to work, General Assembly. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-general-assembly-remote-20201201-7r4xvp6cqfgf3mss7x7gidyq2a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chair of House committee looking into Madigan tests positive for COVID-19 The Hillside rep Emanuel “Chris” Welch said he’s going to be retested Dec. 9 and hopes to be fine for the committee meeting Dec. 14. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/30/21726891/chris-welch-house-committee-chair-investigating-michael-madigan-tests-positive-covid-19

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker won’t loosen restrictions anywhere for ‘next few weeks’ – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201130/pritzker-wont-loosen-restrictions-anywhere-for-next-few-weeks

FOX ILLINOIS
— Republicans face political challenges as Trump fuels voters’ doubts about election – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trumps-attacks-on-election-results-pose-political-challenges-for-gop

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Petition Circulating to Consolidate Algonquin Township with McHenry County – Volunteers Sought
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/30/petition-circulating-to-consolidate-algonquin-township-with-mchenry-county-volunteers-sought/
— UPDATED with Maps – Comparing McHenry County Trump Results with Those of 6th & 14th Congressional Races
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/28/comparing-mchenry-county-trump-results-with-those-of-6th-14th-congressional-races/
— Jack Franks Dining with Michael Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/30/jack-franks-dining-with-michael-madigan/
— How Should Mike Buehler Fill County Board Vacancies?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/29/buehler112920/
— Sky Writing Trump at Disney World?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/29/message-of-the-day-sky-writing/

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Legislators Call for More Public Input on Covid-19 Policies – Dan Baron
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/legislators-call-for-more-public-input-on-covid-19-policies

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: LIGHT AT END OF TUNNEL AS ELECTION IRREGULARITIES CONTINUE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/thorner-light-at-end-of-tunnel-as-election-irregularities-continue-.html
— ROSSI: AMERICA WAS BUILT ON FREEDOM, NOT SLAVERY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/rossi-america-was-built-on-freedom-not-slavery.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 6,190 new confirmed and probable cases; 85 additional deaths; 5,849 in the hospital; 1,217 in ICU; 10.2 percent case positivity rate; 12.2 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/30/6190-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-85-additional-deaths-5849-in-the-hospital-1217-in-icu-102-percent-case-positivity-rate-122-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Madigan is literally under siege
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/30/madigan-is-literally-under-siege/

EPOCH TIMES
— Pennsylvania Lawmakers Formally Introduce Resolution to Dispute 2020 Elections Results – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pennsylvania-lawmakers-formally-introduce-resolution-to-dispute-2020-elections-results_3599100.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Positive About America’s Future, Greatness, But Party ID Matters (DIERSEN: Since the Civil War, Democrats have make it ever-increasingly clear that they want to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially 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://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/america_s_best_days
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the spring, however, 55% of Republicans said America’s best days are in the future, but just 42% of Democrats and 41% of voters not affiliated with either major party agreed. Now with Democrat Joe Biden as the likely new president, 61% of Democrats see a brighter future, compared to 40% of GOP voters and 39% of unaffiliated.)

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 820 South Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton – $739,900
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4448303_zpid/

November 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Doctor says President-elect Biden sprained a foot while playing with his dog – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-elect-biden-twists-ankle-while-playing-with-dog/8364564/

NBC5
— Restaurant Outdoor Dining Tents Vandalized in West Loop Formento’s Italian restaurant and Bar Siena were among those targeted – Lexi Sutter
https://www.nbcchicago.com/local-2/restaurant-outdoor-dining-tents-vandalized-in-west-loop/2382185/
— Trump Says His Election Challenges Probably Won’t Make It to the Supreme Court – Tucker Higgins
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-says-his-election-challenges-probably-wont-make-it-to-the-supreme-court/2382116/

WGN RADIO
— Trump ‘ashamed’ to have endorsed Republican Georgia governor – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/trump-ashamed-to-have-endorsed-republican-georgia-governor/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dr. Anthony Fauci says US may see ‘surge upon a surge’ of coronavirus in coming weeks – TAMARA LUSH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-updates-20201129-o5aigce3ofganabptt2rgqbb5e-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 7,178 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, 57 deaths reported Sunday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201126-p2sddii4uvchvp5x5iry2unaz4-story.html
— Jill Biden, Joe’s chief protector, to step up as first lady – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-jill-biden-first-lady-20201129-aq7meah3ird5fblov6s4qid6ai-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump casts more baseless conspiracy theories in his first one-on-one post-election loss interview.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-interview-fox-business-maria-bartiromo-20201129-7nl2law66bahziq6fvxsj42nay-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Black, Brown communities should get first dibs on coronavirus vaccine, minority leaders say “We’re asking and demanding that we have a sense of trust by allowing us to be considered to be first when it comes to distribution,” said Pastor John Harrell, of Proviso Baptist Church in Maywood. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/29/21725597/black-brown-communities-should-get-first-dibs-on-coronavirus-vaccine-minority-leaders-say
— Weekend drop in COVID-19 cases attributed to low number of tests reported over the holiday weekend
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/29/21725013/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Illinois records 7,178 new coronavirus cases as testing numbers dip over holiday weekend Since March, nearly 12,200 Illinoisans have succumbed to the coronavirus or died of virus-related complications. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/29/21725395/illinois-records-7178-new-coronavirus-cases-as-testing-numbers-dip-over-holiday-weekend

DAILY HERALD
— COVID-19 cases dip, but hospitalizations on the rise
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201129/covid-19-cases-dip-but-hospitalizations-on-the-rise

WBEZ
— Chairman Of Illinois Panel Investigating Madigan Has COVID-19 Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, says he has mild symptoms and hopes to keep a Dec. 14 date for the committee’s next hearing. – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chairman-of-illinois-panel-investigating-madigan-has-covid-19/a242ec8a-b176-4c58-8b5d-f45816eea078

NORTHWEST HERALD
— First openly gay woman elected to McHenry County Board says she will be a voice for LGBTQ residents (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Who is a voice for those who share your demographics?)
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/11/29/first-openly-gay-woman-elected-to-mchenry-county-board-says-she-will-be-a-voice-for-lgbtq-residents/aj8xk2o/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 887 COVID-19 cases Sunday, 12 deaths – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/29/dupage-county-reports-887-covid-19-cases-sunday-12-deaths/aww4l4t/

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— More budget woes ahead after Illinois votes down tax amendment – Ryan Scott
https://dailyegyptian.com/104944/news/more-budget-woes-ahead-after-illinois-votes-down-tax-amendment/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team – AP (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers, organizations, etc. post signs that say that the following are not welcome: those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, 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://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/biden-chooses-an-all-female-senior-white-house-press-team/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois reports 57 more virus deaths among 7,178 new cases – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/29/illinois-reports-57-more-virus-deaths-among-7178-n/
— Trump says judges refuse to look at evidence of election fraud Says rigged systems will put Biden in White House – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/29/trump-judges-refuse-look-election-fraud-evidence/

THE HILL
— Biden diagnosed with fractured foot after slipping while playing with dog – JUSTINE COLEMAN AND JOHN BOWDEN –
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/527911-biden-to-be-examined-by-doctor-after-twisting-ankle

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The King of Trump TV Thinks You’re Dumb Enough to Buy It. Chris Ruddy, the C.E.O. of Newsmax, has found a business opportunity in feeding Trump supporters the fantasy that the president could still win the election.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/29/business/media/newsmax-chris-ruddy-trump.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois Restaurant Holdouts Defy Covid-19 Shutdown Orders Rising coronavirus cases pose new threat to battered restaurant businesses – Heather Haddon and Julie Wernau
https://www.wsj.com/articles/restaurant-holdouts-defy-covid-19-shutdown-orders-11606658401

November 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 7,594 new coronavirus cases, 66 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-coronavirus-19-today-testing/8307102/

NBC5
— Almost No Trump Voters Consider Biden the Legitimate 2020 Election Winner – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/almost-no-trump-voters-consider-biden-the-legitimate-2020-election-winner-poll-says/2378862/
— Trump Will Campaign for Georgia GOP Senate Candidates, Urges Supporters Not to Boycott Runoff Elections – Hannah Miao
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-will-campaign-for-georgia-gop-senate-candidates-urges-supporters-not-to-boycott-runoff-elections/2381545/
— Illinois Surpasses 700K COVID Cases With 7,574 More Reported Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-surpasses-700k-covid-cases-with-7574-more-reported-friday/2381507/

WGN TV
— Illinois surpasses 700,000 COVID-19 cases, 12,000 deaths as state reports 7,574 new cases, 66 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-surpasses-700000-covid-19-cases-12000-deaths-as-state-reports-7574-new-cases-66-deaths/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Fake jobs, fake news: Fake Foxconn comes further into focus – MICHAEL FARREN AND MATTHEW MITCHELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-foxconn-government-subsidies-wisconsin-20201127-rjnz7mslwrbffk7tstneoh7psm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois surpasses 12,000 COVID-19 deaths (19% of those this month), 700,000 cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201127/illinois-surpasses-12000-covid-19-deaths-19-of-those-this-month-700000-cases

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— State panel releases documents related to Madigan probe – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/State-panel-releases-documents-related-to-Madigan-15757841.php

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Farewell: Thanks for the experiences and your help along the way – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/subscriber/20201127/farewell-thanks-for-experiences-and-your-help-along-way
— Cancellation of holiday displays at the Capitol ‘disappointing’ – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/subscriber/20201127/cancellation-of-holiday-displays-at-capitol-lsquodisappointingrsquo

WSPY
— Morris State Senator Sue Rezin Appointed to Republican Leadership Position – Ethan Kruger
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/morris-state-senator-appointed-to-republican-leadership-position/article_cefa85ea-30da-11eb-aaeb-3b90b38b1f47.html

CHICAGO READER
— Boystown, the enclave billed as a place where LGBTQ+ people of all stripes are safe to be themselves, faces a racial reckoning decades in the making. – Adam M. Rhodes
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/were-not-asking-for-any-more-than-what-we-are-already-deserved/Content

WHEATON PATCH
— 666 New Coronavirus Cases In DuPage County In Past 24 Hours Six people died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to DuPage County Health Department – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/666-new-coronavirus-cases-dupage-county-past-24-hours

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
— COD Student Samiha Syed Named 2020 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate – Jordyn Holliday
https://www.cod.edu/news/2020/october/samihasyedstudentlaureate.aspx

WIREPOINTS
— How To Focus Protection On Those Truly At Risk From Covid-19 – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/how-to-focus-protection-on-those-truly-at-risk-from-covid-19-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— 9 days, another 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/27/9-days-another-1000-covid-19-deaths-in-illinois/
— Far-left pressures Biden on administration picks – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/27/far-left-pressures-biden-administration-picks/
— Dominion software manipulated votes — 289K in Michigan, 96K in Georgia, lawsuits claim – Alex Swoyer (DIERSEN: Did Dominion count your vote in the November 3, 2020 election?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/27/dominion-software-manipulated-votes-289k-michigan-/

FOX NEWS
— Trump says election fight still has ‘a long way to go’ – Jack Durschlag
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-says-election-fight-still-has-a-long-way-to-go
— Macy’s under fire after calling Black sorority in parade ‘diverse dance group’ Zeta Phi Beta is one of the country’s oldest Black sororities – Julia Musto
https://www.foxnews.com/us/macys-under-fire-after-calling-black-sorority-in-parade-diverse-dance-group

GOPUSA
— Trump Says ‘No Thanks’ To Woke NFL As Players Kneel For The National Anthem On Thanksgiving
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98430

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Slams Twitter For ‘Conservative Discrimination,’ Calls For Repeal Of Section 230 – Jon Brown
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-slams-twitter-for-conservative-discrimination-calls-for-repeal-of-section-230

DAILY SIGNAL
— 5 ‘Terrifying’ Policies to Brace for Under Biden – Tony Perkins
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/11/20/5-terrifying-policies-to-brace-for-under-biden/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The very first, Jeffrey explained on “Washington Watch” on Wednesday, is to codify Roe v. Wade—making it impossible for states to limit or ban abortion for any reason. “Joe Biden wants a federal law that makes abortion nationwide a quote-unquote ‘right.’ Which I say is evil.” And, to add to that evil, he wants to force every American to pay for it. That’s No. 2: Biden wants to end the Hyde Amendment. In other words, every federal spending bill could be used in some way to fund abortion. The pro-life Hyde Amendment, which has stood in the way of that radical free-for-all for more than 40 years, would be gone, Jeffrey said. . .No. 3: Biden would reinstate the Obamacare mandate, demanding that every business and nonprofit cover abortion-causing pills and contraception in their health plans. As Jeffrey points out, “Unfortunately, the Supreme Court never really settled that issue, [so] this is a place where Joe Biden right away could do some serious damage.” No. 4: Biden says that on Day One, “he’s going to force public schools and colleges to treat biological males as if they’re females. He literally says they’re going to have to let transgenders pick their own gender identity … So literally, Joe Biden will order public schools to say that anatomical males can play on the girls sports teams, use the girls’ shower rooms, and use the girls’ restrooms. Completely outrageous, absolutely evil.” Last but certainly not least, the Obama vice president says he would order insurance companies to cover gender-reassignment surgeries—not only for adults, but young, impressionable children. Similar to [the] Hobby Lobby case, he’d make family-owned businesses provide that “treatment,” which is actually mutilation. “These issues, particularly those last two,” Jeffrey said, “did not get nearly the kind of exposure and discussion they deserved before the election. I think there are many Americans who have no idea that Joe Biden is going to order public schools to let boys play on their girls sports teams and let boys use the girls’ locker rooms. “To me, that’s such a huge [overreach]. And it’s not just evil. It shows a distortion of [Biden’s] mind and heart. And I don’t think there’s any way he could defend it … .” Some of these things, of course, he can’t do without Congress’ help. And that’s where you and I come in—encouraging our senators and congressmen to stand firm.)

CHRISTIAN POST
— Americans increasingly comfortable with church defiance of COVID-19 restrictions: survey – Ryan Foley
https://www.christianpost.com/news/support-for-church-defiance-of-covid-19-restrictions-increases.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Pennsylvania Court Rejects Trump Appeal, Campaign Lawyers Say It’s ‘On to SCOTUS’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pennsylvania-court-rejects-trump-appeal-campaign-lawyers-say-its-on-to-scotus_3595982.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Job for Life, or Not? A Class Divide Deepens in Japan Two court rulings threaten to further entrench distinctions in Japan between “regular” workers and the growing ranks of nonregular employees, many of whom are women. – Makiko Inoue and Ben Dooley
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/business/japan-workers.html

NEW REPUBLIC
— Is America Trapped in a Caste System? Isabel Wilkerson compares American racism to structures of oppression in India and Nazi Germany. – Gaiutra Bahadur (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://newrepublic.com/article/160329/caste-book-review-isabel-wilkerson-origin-discontents?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tnr_daily

CONVERSATION
— Being good at your job won’t stop age discrimination – Jelle Lössbroek (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use up-or-out to get rid of Republicans. The Democrats who run the federal government use up-or-out to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote 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://theconversation.com/being-good-at-your-job-wont-stop-age-discrimination-149954

(FROM THE ARTICLE: How old you are could be more important to some employers than your experience, or your capacity to do the job – particularly for older candidates. That was the conclusion of research my colleagues and I recently published on age discrimination. We tested 500 managers across nine European countries, using job applications of people aged between 43 and 63, and showed more suitable job candidates did not experience less discrimination. Our findings are especially significant seeing as retirement ages are on the up. Since 2000 they have risen across Europe by an average of 2.5 years and in many countries are projected to increase even further. The COVID-19 pandemic is primarily increasing unemployment among younger workers, but acquiring a new job can be easier for them than for older people, precisely because of this inequality in hiring practices. Ageism is also known to force older workers to accept unfavorable job conditions. And we know prolonged unemployment for older people is painful both financially and for their mental health. Damaging stereotypes  One theory about age discrimination focuses on something known as “statistical discrimination”, which we looked at in our study. It is the idea that employers often lack the proper information to determine which candidate is best, and therefore they base their decisions on discriminatory stereotypes. Information refers, in this instance, to details about training, experience, motivation, performance, health, and retirement intentions, or what we called the six productivity indicators. Interviews with managers suggest employers still fear that older workers are sick more often and that they are less motivated, healthy and productive. So, given the choice between an old and a young candidate with identical CVs, an employer affected by statistical discrimination would supposedly choose the younger candidate. Without enough information to differentiate between the two, they would resort to the stereotype of the older candidate being less productive and sick more often. If this explanation for discrimination is true, then employers might discriminate less on age if they had more information. Positive information would be especially relevant, because this goes against stereotypes. Negative information only confirms what the stereotypes already suggested.)

November 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 12,022 new coronavirus cases, 131 deaths Illinois ties record for most COVID-19 deaths in a week set in mid-May
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-12022-new-cases-131-deaths/8280866/
— Supreme Court rules against NY COVID-19 restrictions on houses of worship
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/supreme-court-rules-against-ny-restrictions-on-houses-of-worship/8274977/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump supporters gather downtown, insist election isn’t over Anti-Trump activists also marched to Millennium Park, where they shouted down the president’s backers as “losers.” The president’s attempts to fight the election results in court keep getting shot down. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/26/21721932/2020-election-president-trump-rally-chicago-biden-protesters-voters-ballots-electoral-college
— Angry Trump promises rally in battleground state of Georgia – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/11/26/21722016/2020-election-georgia-senate-runoff-trump-rally
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump and allies still refuse to admit election loss. Despite dozens of legal and procedural setbacks, Trump’s campaign keeps filing new challenges that have little hope of succeeding and making fresh, unfounded claims of fraud.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/26/21721831/2020-election-president-trump-lost-ballots-votes-conspiracy-fraud-courts-evidence
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden seeks unity as Trump stokes fading embers of campaign.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/26/21721804/biden-transition-coronavirus-2020-election-president-trump-votes-ballots-pennsylvania

— McHenry County vows not to prosecute bars, restaurants for serving indoors — but Pritzker asks prosecutor to ‘follow the law’ McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick D. Kenneally said that the mitigations rested on an executive order that he believes his office isn’t authorized to enforce. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/25/21720442/mchenry-county-enfore-prosecute-gov-jb-pritzker-indoor-dining-tier-3

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Health officials on Thanksgiving report 12,022 new confirmed and probable cases and 131 more deaths Thursday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201126-p2sddii4uvchvp5x5iry2unaz4-story.html
— Today’s Republicans see conservatism as a mere tool – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-republicans-conservatives-goldberg-20201126-smuuej6gkvgt3kkmxb4m5kekcm-story.html
— Officials say Aurora finances ‘stable’ despite impact of pandemic – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-covid-finances-st-1129-20201126-oh4ofbemrvh2nkcqiimdjyj3ea-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County doubles gas tax – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201126/dupage-county-doubles-gas-tax
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump and allies still refuse election loss.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201126/news/311269975/

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Five new COVID deaths, including woman in her 40s, reported in Kane County on Thanksgiving
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/11/26/five-new-covid-deaths-including-woman-in-her-40s-reported-in-kane-county-on-thanksgiving/aud563l/

SOUTHERN
— More questions than answers about LaSalle Veterans Home – Paul Schimpf
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-paul-schimpf-more-questions-than-answers-about-lasalle-veterans-home/article_e779572e-13dd-5d6d-989d-76cd1b61385e.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— US Supreme Court Upholds Freedom of Religion Clause – “Government is not free to disregard the First Amendment in times of crisis.” – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/11/us-supreme-court-upholds-freedom-of-religion-clause-government-is-not-free-to-disregard-the-first-amendment-in-times-of-crisis/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois approaches 12,000 deaths from COVID-19 – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/26/state-illinois-approaches-12000-deaths-from-covid-/

FOX NEWS
— Trump says he will leave office if Electoral College votes for Biden President Trump: “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede.” – Morgan Phillips
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-he-will-leave-office-electoral-college-votes-biden

EPOCH TIMES
— Sidney Powell Suit Makes 30 Allegations in Bid to Invalidate Georgia Election Results – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sidney-powell-suit-makes-30-allegations-in-bid-to-invalidate-georgia-election-results_3595129.html
— Election Findings Could ‘Easily’ Overturn 3 States, Data Analyst Concludes – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/election-findings-could-easily-overturn-3-states-data-analyst-concludes_3595153.html
— Larry Elder: Race Politics Are Based on a False Narrative – ELLA KIETLINSKA AND JOSHUA PHILIPP
https://www.theepochtimes.com/larry-elder-race-politics-are-based-on-a-false-narrative_3595157.html

THE HILL
— Trump tweets Thanksgiving criticism of NFL QBs for kneeling – CAMERON JENKINS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/527699-trump-tweets-thanksgiving-criticism-of-nfl-qbs-for-kneeling

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Unthankful Trump Refuses To Say If He Will Attend Biden Inauguration. “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede,” the president said in combative remarks between a bevy of falsehoods.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-biden-inauguration_n_5fc03b85c5b6e4b1ea49d80f

POLITICO
— Trump maintains election fraud, pledges travel to Georgia in first presser since election. Trump took aim at President-elect Joe Biden’s military positioning and the transition to a new commander-in-chief. – CRAIG HOWIE
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/26/trump-presser-election-fraud-georgia-runoff

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s baseless election fraud claims in Georgia turn Senate runoffs into a ‘high-wire act’ for Republicans.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-fraud-claims-georgia-republicans-run-offs-perdue-loeffler/2020/11/26/0c4d6b3a-2f30-11eb-bae0-50bb17126614_story.html
— Biden tries to spread calm, as some Democrats worry about his willingness to fight – Annie Linskey and Sean Sullivan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-transition-conciliatory-tone/2020/11/25/aacd4ed6-29bf-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html

ATLANTIC
— Why Big-City Dominance Is a Problem for Democrats. Metro power comes with huge political and cultural drawbacks. – Derek Thompson
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/11/why-big-city-dominance-problem-democrats/617161/

November 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Pennsylvania judge orders halt to further vote certification – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/judge-halts-further-vote-certification;-gov-wolf-appeals/8254952/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Greater Chicago Food Depository food distribution up 125% from Nov. 2019 Greater Chicago Food Depository hands out grocery boxes for Thanksgiving – Michelle Gallardo (DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be handing out charity and/or getting charity.)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/people-are-turning-to-food-pantries-for-the-first-time-in-their-lives/8259299/

NBC5
— McHenry County State’s Attorney Will Not Enforce Pritzker’s Indoor Dining Closure
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/mchenry-county-states-attorney-will-not-enforce-pritzkers-indoor-dining-closure/2380543/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials plea with residents to skip Thanksgiving gatherings as 11,378 new cases and 155 more deaths reported Wednesday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201125-mn6hghqhcbd3vmyhdabi2owhsa-story.html
— Governors’ holiday menus include coronavirus stress test for the Constitution – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-thanksgiving-kass-20201125-zctbpjowe5debazcnlgl225l6q-story.html
— Biden expected to usher in an era of worker-friendly labor policies – ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ (DIERSEN: Of course, these labor policies will not be friendly to workers who are Republican, and especially not friendly to those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-biden-employment-workplace-changes-20201125-pwgg6wuclrhd7h2fmdu5a5wvpe-story.html
— Pritzker tells feds Illinois plans to borrow another $2 billion from coronavirus lending program – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-federal-borrowing-20201125-cgkuc7odvnd3heau25caiwu7ei-story.html
— Judge race flips winners: certified Cook County election results show Fallon got 502 more votes than DiFranco, who was thought to have won – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-fallon-difranco-race-tl-1203-20201125-w77gms3jlvaq7ogxipd23t6nye-story.html
— Naperville set to adopt levy that keeps tax rate flat and could mean a small property tax cut for some – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-budget-impact-st-1127-20201126-qyzv2qpmvffrxay7n656uvsasq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— House panel investigating Madigan releases load of documents and schedules December hearing The special House investigative committee is scheduled to meet again Dec. 14, the chair of that committee said after receiving more than 100 documents from the utility company. – Rachel Hinton, Mark Brown, Robert Herguth, and Tim Novak
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/25/21720708/house-panel-investigating-madigan-comed-documents-december-hearing-mclain-pramaggiore

DAILY HERALD
— 155 more COVID-19 deaths, 11,378 new cases – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201125/155-more-covid-19-deaths-11378-new-cases
— DuPage County Board OKs $483.3M budget for fiscal 2021 – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201125/dupage-county-board-oks-4833m-budget-for-fiscal-2021

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— What Durbin wants, in D.C. and Illinois On eve of a fifth term, the senator angles for a powerful committee post while nudging Mike Madigan toward the door. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/what-durbin-wants-dc-and-illinois
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot shops are starting to resemble Apple stores. An evolving industry discovers the power of design. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/pot-shops-are-starting-resemble-apple-stores
— Hinsdale hit with Fair Housing suit over resistance to group sober home. The Department of Justice alleges that village officials adopted a ‘not in my backyard’ approach to a home that would provide ten men housing during their recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/hinsdale-hit-fair-housing-suit-over-resistance-group-sober-home

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Madigan’s only consistent principle is him being in charge – Scott Reeder
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-madigans-only-consistent-principle-is-him-being-in-charge/article_991dcccf-c9cc-5c9f-80f6-eacadc113781.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County surpasses 40,000 COVID-19 cases as 744 infections reported Wednesday – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/26/dupage-county-surpasses-40-000-covid-19-cases-as-744-infections-reported-wednesday/alfhi6m/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Pritzker responds to Illinois county ignoring orders – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-responds-to-illinois-county-ignoring-orders/article_3f61552c-2f6c-11eb-9ec3-2f586aa127a8.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Grafton Township Assessor Primary a Rematch of 2013 General Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/25/debaltz112520/
— State’s Attorney Kenneally Says He Will Not Enforce Indoor Dining Rules, Questions Authority of Governor’s Executive Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/25/kenneally-says-he-will-not-enforce-indoor-dining-rules-questions-authority-of-governors-executive-order/
— Grafton Township Fight Set for Assessor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/25/grafton-township-fight-set-for-assessor/
— Algonquin Township Republican Primary Election Contestants
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/25/algonquin-township-republican-primary-election-contestants/
— IL-14 UPDATE: Final Canvassed Vote Count, Discovery Recount & Presidential Comparison
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/25/oberweis111920/
— “The Liar’s Advantage”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/24/the-liars-advantage/
— State Budget $4 Billion Short
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/24/state-budget-4-billion-short/
–Dorr Township Republicans Skipping the Township Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/24/dorr-township-republicans-skipping-the-township-election/
— Nunda Township’s Republican Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/24/nunda-townships-republican-candidates/
— A Pie that Looks Like Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/24/message-of-the-day-a-pie/
— McHenry County Health Department Puts Forth Arguments for Administrative Adjudication & Passes Authorization Resolution for a Second Time
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/mchenry-county-health-department-puts-forth-arguments-for-administrative-adjudication-passes-resolution-for-a-second-time/
— Sun King Madigan’s Power Waning
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/sun-kings-power-waning/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS GOP LEADERS DEMAND TRUMP CONCEDE; OTHERS SAY “TOO SOON”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/illinois-gop-leaders-demand-trump-concede-others-say-too-soon.html
— THORNER: BIDEN – THE POLITICAL MAGICIAN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/thorner-biden-the-political-magician.html
— DI LEO: HARVESTING THE CEMETERY VOTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/harvesting-the-cemetery-vote.html

GOPUSA
— Behold The Angry, Bitter Winners Who Defeated ‘White Supremacy’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98366
— The Platinum Spoon Governor And His Edicts – John Kass
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98231
— Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Displays Her Hate For Israel Again
https://www.gopusa.com/muslim-congresswoman-rashida-tlaib-displays-her-hate-for-israel-again/

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Pledges to ‘Root Out Systemic Racism’ in Thanksgiving Message – HARIS ALIC (DIERSEN: Rooting out systemic racism is code for getting rid of Republicans, and especially those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/25/biden-pledges-to-root-out-systemic-racism-in-thanksgiving-message/

CITY JOURNAL
— “Burn It Down” Activists in Seattle want to abolish police, prisons, and courts. – Christopher F. Rufo
https://www.city-journal.org/seattle-movement-to-deconstruct-justice-and-social-order

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Calls on Supporters to Stand Tall: ‘Don’t Be Intimidated by These People’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-calls-on-supporters-to-stand-tall-dont-be-intimidated-by-these-people_3593646.html

CBS NEWS
— Biden calls for unity in Thanksgiving address to nation (DIERSEN: Those who voted for Biden do not want unity, they want to get rid of Republicans once and for all and replace them with citizens of Mexico and of other foreign countries who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Catholic, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_evening_news/video/jSayReO1Kiz_q0fZcpZxXOZLEZcBDM8U/biden-calls-for-unity-in-thanksgiving-address-to-nation/

NBC NEWS
— From Covid-19 to racial justice, how 2020’s biggest issues influenced the Black vote. “A coalition led by people of color is now the dominant political reality in the United States,” said national pollster Henry Fernandez. – Donna Owens (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at people of color, and at everyone else, that Republicans cause all their problems.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/covid-19-racial-justice-how-2020-s-biggest-issues-influenced-n1248961?cid=eml_nbn_20201125

WASHINGTON POST
— When Twitter fact-checks Trump’s tweets, it polarizes Americans even more, our research finds. Fact-checking this president backfires. – Dino Christenson, Douglas Kriner and Sarah Kreps
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/25/when-twitter-fact-checks-trumps-tweets-it-polarizes-americans-even-more-our-research-finds/

PBS
— Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification – AP
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/republicans-sue-to-stop-wisconsin-vote-certification

November 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL reports 9,469 new coronavirus cases, 125 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-9469-new-coronavirus-cases-125-deaths/8227859/
— Chicago City Council approves Mayor Lightfoot’s 2021 budget proposal, property tax increase – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-city-council-approves-2021-budget-property-tax-hike/8222628/

NBC5
— Wealthy Mercer Family Dramatically Scaled Back Giving to Conservative Causes in Buildup to 2020 – Brian Schwartz
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/wealthy-mercer-family-dramatically-scaled-back-giving-to-conservative-causes-in-buildup-to-2020/2379512/
— Almost No Trump Voters Consider Biden the Legitimate 2020 Election Winner – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/almost-no-trump-voters-consider-biden-the-legitimate-2020-election-winner-poll-says/2378862/
— New Ranking Lists Illinois’ 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes Among Illinois’ top 10 were six North Shore communities and four west suburban zips. No Chicago zip codes made the list
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/new-ranking-lists-illinois-10-most-expensive-zip-codes/2379439/

CBS2
— COVID-19 In Illinois: Slight Uptick In New Cases, But Positivity Rate Drops 5th Day In A Row
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/24/covid-19-in-illinois-slight-uptick-in-new-cases-but-positivity-rate-drops-5th-day-in-a-row/

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “America Is Back: Biden Pushes Past Trump Era With Nominees.”
https://news.wttw.com/2020/11/24/america-back-biden-pushes-past-trump-era-nominees

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New Lenox imposes mandatory face covering law for public places – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-new-lenox-mask-ordinance-st-1125-20201124-jwhdpthxxfdetelforsvykey6i-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on individuals, municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries is to destroy those individuals, municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-green-wednesday-cannabis-holiday-20201124-ahqmqb2tzvbt5mzcn6qrstddiy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “History will be kind to Rep. Adam Kinzinger and other Republicans who stood up to Donald Trump.” How kind will history be to those who have stood up to you? I should write a book about those who have a) stood up to me, b) stood up to my serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, c) stood up to my serving as a GOPUSA Illinois Editor, and d) stood up to my serving as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. I would focus on those who have crowed the loudest about their success in harming me.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-adam-kinzinger-trump-history-zorn-20201124-5lf7ut7ncjafdbfr7mebg7qbvy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump should be mad — mad that he blew the election.” Do your critics/opponents say that you blew it? According to my critics/opponents, if I had not blown it, I would still be a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. I should write a book about what they wanted me to, but I refused to do.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-election-trump-lost-campaign-20201124-x25js272eve5nnqoryrvpl6hmu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Declaring ‘America is back, Biden pushes past Trump era as he introduces national security team.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-joe-biden-transition-cabinet-20201124-yiu42q2anjadxarf7qadqyby5q-story.html
— The two theories on Michael Madigan: Master politician or misunderstood? – ANDY SHAW
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-commentary-andy-shaw-madigan-20201124-g47kbdh7hjayfbxymcgyefo7uq-story.html
— Ahead of the holidays, Amazon is hiring some employees with a $3,000 signing bonus. Longtime workers who got only turkey vouchers are upset. – SPENCER SOPER and JACQUELINE DAVALOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-covid-19-amazon-hiring-jobs-20201124-of5pj7pvqfg4tffeavwlt2hwsu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— You beat the ‘fair tax,’ big business. Now what’s your politically doable alternative? Illinois business and civic groups led the fight to kill a proposal for a graduated income tax. How now would they avert a state budget crisis? Let’s have no more ducking. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/24/21612592/illinois-budget-fair-tax-progressive-tax-civic-federation-j-b-pritzker-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Geneva won’t issue tickets for disobeying Pritzker’s COVID-19 orders – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201124/geneva-wont-issue-tickets-for-disobeying-pritzkers-covid-19-orders

HERALD WHIG
— With fewer traveling, holiday gas prices lowest since 2015 – STEVE EIGHINGER
https://www.whig.com/news/illinois-news/with-fewer-traveling-holiday-gas-prices-lowest-since-2015/article_3ffbe171-d1f7-5db4-993f-a3ca15b4acb6.html

WJBC
— As President Trump continues to claim voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election, one Central Illinois Congressman (LaHood) says he believes there was no voter fraud in the election. – Blake Haas
https://www.wjbc.com/2020/11/24/congressman-lahood-any-type-of-fraud-or-improprieties-have-not-been-there/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Final Election Results Show One Cook County Judge Lost Her Seat, Others Hold On By A Thread Judge Jackie Portman-Brown lost her retention bid by less than 12,000 votes. – Carlos Ballesteros and Emily Hoerner
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/11/24/final-election-results-show-one-cook-county-judge-lost-her-seat-others-hold-on-by-a-thread/

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— View 2020 Official General Election Canvass (DIERSEN: On Facebook, DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan has announced that he is proceeding with a recount.)
https://dupageco.org/election/

DUPAGE COUNTY BOARD
— Chairman Dan Cronin and Vice Chairman Jim Zay bid farewell to departing countywide elected officials and County Board members attending their last Board meeting this morning. Those leaving include Recorder Fred Bucholz, Circuit Court Clerk Chris Kachiroubas, Auditor Bob Grogan, and Board members Tim Elliott, Sean Noonan, Bob Larsen, and Jim Healy.
https://www.facebook.com/dupagecounty

MILTON TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION
— Milton Township Republican Organization Caucus December 1
http://www.miltongop.org/

FOX NEWS
— Trump campaign says Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan to hold public hearings on 2020 election The hearings will take place on Wednesday in Pennsylvania, and next week in Arizona and Michigan. – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-campaign-says-pa-az-mi-to-hold-public-hearings-on-2020-election

NBC NEWS
— YouTuber niece of Illinois mayor criticizes uncle for attending wedding amid Covid-19 surge – Wilson Wong
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/live-blog/2020-11-24-covid-live-updates-n1248758/ncrd1248841#liveBlogHeader

DAILY MAIL
— Illinois mayor is publicly shamed by his niece for flying to Florida to attend his daughter’s wedding with 50 ‘unmasked’ guests – MEGAN SHEETS
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8982927/Illinois-mayor-publicly-shamed-niece-flying-Florida-daughters-wedding.html

SUN
— Pro-mask Illinois mayor shamed by niece for flying to Florida to for daughter’s wedding with 50 ‘unmasked’ guests – Catherina Gioino
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13290637/pro-mask-mayor-shamed-twitter-attending-daughters-wedding-florida/

November 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Federal agency allows formal Biden presidential transition to begin – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/federal-agency-allows-formal-biden-transition-to-begin/8207658/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 8,322 New Coronavirus Cases, 47 Additional Deaths Monday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-8322-new-coronavirus-cases-47-additional-deaths-monday/2378478/
— Here’s Where Each Illinois Region Stands on Coronavirus Metrics Though most regions saw a gradual incline in positivity rates, many have begun declining in recent days, data shows
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/heres-where-each-illinois-region-stands-on-coronavirus-metrics-2/2378495/
— Controversy Erupts Over Naperville Mayor’s Decision to Attend Daughter’s Florida Wedding; Pritzker Weighs In
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/controversy-erupts-over-naperville-mayor-decision-to-attend-daughters-florida-wedding-pritzker-weighs-in/2378761/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Fears Giuliani, Other Lawyers in Biden Vote Challenge Are ‘Fools That Are Making Him Look Bad'”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-fears-giuliani-other-lawyers-in-biden-vote-challenge-are-fools-that-are-making-him-look-bad/2378560/

WGN TV
— COVID-19 positivity rates flat or falling across Illinois as state reports 8,322 cases, 47 deaths – Mike Ewing
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-positivity-rates-flat-or-falling-across-illinois-as-state-reports-8322-cases-47-deaths/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Recount process in Georgia begins Tuesday morning, after request from Trump campaign – Brooke Zauner
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/recount-process-moves-forward-in-georgia-after-request-from-trump-campaign

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago hits 700 homicides over weekend that saw 6 killed, 46 wounded. The 700th homicide was a man killed in a quadruple shooting early Sunday on the Far South Side. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/11/23/21591210/chicago-homicides-700-murder-shooting-gun-violence-2020
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on individuals, municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries is to destroy those individuals, municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/11/23/21611637/green-wednesday-black-friday-cyber-monday-illinois-dispensaries-cheap-discount-sale

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Firings, ‘unethical conduct’ claim in Chicago treasurer’s office | Lightfoot, Duckworth headline fundraiser for Democrats in Georgia senate races | Biden appointments have Illinois ties – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-conyears-ervin-treasurer-ethics-lightfoot-duckworth-georgia-spin-20201124-jcmvtozg7japrbejw2p7pzwcfa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-nyt-op-vandalizing-our-democracy-20201123-em35xamwyjghjih3p7764jzqae-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-nyt-op-us-without-donald-trump-20201123-rjj5rgmkczbrrfwbm6dguzcmau-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Why CEOs are united against Trump’s election fight. Executives want an end to the pandemic and divisiveness, and the president is blocking progress on both.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/why-ceos-are-united-against-trumps-election-fight

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— ‘Incredibly dire’ economic forecast demands Congress pass new stimulus bill, Pritzker says; Vermilion calls off all jury trials until end of January – Jeff D’Alessio
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/mondays-coronavirus-updates-incredibly-dire-economic-forecast-demands-congress-pass-new-stimulus-bill-pritzker-says/article_dcd8af26-20a3-53d9-958f-5c4d782e4d2a.html
— Record local turnout helped Biden more than Trump – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-record-local-turnout-helped-biden-more-than-trump/article_9ecd388f-ac93-5d55-ada9-09c967ee53b4.html

WJOL
— Duckworth Introduces Legislation To Keep Non-Vet Presidents, VPs From Arlington (DIERSEN: Democrat Duckworth ridicules Republican Trump for his avoiding the draft. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, most of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrat veterans. My Democrat superiors stressed to them that I had avoided the draft.)
https://www.wjol.com/duckworth-introduces-legislation-to-keep-non-vet-presidents-vps-from-arlington/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters promote hatred against conservatives.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-right-wing-media-fuels-political-divide#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Vote Fraud, McHenry County Style
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/vote-fraud/
— Winnebago & Lake Counties Follow Joe Tirio’s Lead to Merge the Recorder’s into the County Clerk’s
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/winnebago-lake-counties-follows-joe-tirios-lead-to-merge-the-recorders-into-the-county-clerks/
— Marengo Seeks Maximum Increase in Tax Levy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/marengo-seeks-maximum-increase-in-tax-levy/
— Maine Township Board Lowers Salaries
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/22/maine-township-board-lowers-salaries/
— Comparing Presidential and McHenry County Board Chairman Precinct Results
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/22/comparing-presidential-and-mchenry-county-board-chairman-precinct-results/
— The Demonizing of Donald Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/22/the-demonizing-of-donald-trump/
— IL-14/NY-14: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Kyle Rittenhouse Making Bail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/21/rittenhouse112220/
— IL-14: Kyle Rittenhouse Released from Jail After Making $2 Million Bail *UPDATE: Pics from the Safe House*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/21/rittenhouse112020/
IL-14/NY-14: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Kyle Rittenhouse Making Bail *UPDATE Lin Wood: “…trouble is coming AOC’s way…”*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/felons-posing-as-cops-kidnap-suburbanites/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Lisle Park District To Increase Tax Levy While Commissioners Keep Ripping Off Taxpayers – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/11/lisle-park-district-to-increase-tax-levy-while-commissioners-keep-ripping-off-taxpayers/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— HOW AMERICA’S CITIES BECAME BASTIONS OF PROGRESSIVE POLITICS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/how-americas-cities-became-bastions-of-progressive-politics.html
— SEN. WHITEHOUSE THREATENS TO PROSECUTE CLIMATE REALISTS IF DEMS TAKE SENATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/sen-whitehouse-threatens-to-prosecute-climate-realists-if-dems-take-senate.html
— THORNER: TRUMP’S LAWYERS UNDER GUN TO PRODUCE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/thorner-trumps-lawyers-under-gun-to-produce.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Oregon Gov. Kate Brown urges residents to call cops on shutdown violators – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/22/oregon-gov-kate-brown-urges-residents-to-call-cops/

GOPUSA
— Ready For A Re-Education Program? New DNC Member Wants To Put You There (DIERSEN: Which Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents, and RINOs want to lead re-education programs in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98223
— Oregon Governor Asks Residents To Call Police On Neighbors Who Violate COVID-19 Freeze
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98258
— Biden Promises To Fight For Transgender Rights (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers are under pressure to hire LGHTQers. Ever-increasingly, organizations are under pressure to recruit LGBTQers.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98242

EPOCH TIMES
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TREASONOUS: Americans Have Billions Invested in Companies With Ties to Chinese Military – FAN YU
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-invested-billions-into-companies-with-ties-to-chinese-military_3587923.html

THE HILL
— Pennsylvania Republicans sue in last-ditch effort to stop election certification – JOHN KRUZEL
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/527157-pennsylvania-republicans-sue-to-stop-election-certification
— Trump tells GSA that Biden transition can begin – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/527278-trump-tells-gsa-to-allow-biden-transition-to-begin

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Michigan certifies Biden’s win as Trump challenges in other key states fizzle.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/politics/michigan-certify-election-results-monday/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Trump’s election fight includes over 30 lawsuits. It’s not going well. Here’s where things stand this week. – Pete Williams
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-s-election-fight-includes-over-30-lawsuits-it-s-n1248289

NEW YORK TIMES
— President Trump authorized his government to begin the transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/23/us/joe-biden-trump

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Says GOP ‘Embarrassing,’ Calls on Party to ‘Denounce’ Trump’s ‘Conspiracy Theories’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-congressman-says-gop-embarrassing-calls-party-denounce-trumps-conspiracy-1549653

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Media Companies Haven’t Made Newsrooms Inclusive. Can Unions? – Maya Binyam (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, the mainstream news media promotes the Democrat Party platform, that is, it promotes Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, it promotes giving preference to young Democrat minorities and to young Democrat females, that is, it promotes political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/media-companies-havent-made-newsrooms-inclusive-can-unions,180671

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Democrats Like One-Party Rule More Than Others (DIERSEN: Liberals and moderates want power to get rid of conservatives once and for all. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want power to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2020/democrats_like_one_party_rule_more_than_others