September 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court – AP (DIERSEN: For Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, “conservative” is a pejorative term.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-picks-conservative-amy-coney-barrett-for-supreme-court/6575998/
— A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s opinions, votes, quotes – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/a-look-at-judge-amy-coney-barretts-opinions-votes-quotes/6584060/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,441 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths 17 Illinois counties reach warning level
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2441-new-covid-19-cases-25-deaths/6579556/
— University Park mayor condemns water company for allegedly delaying lead abatement. Aqua Illinois says situation is improving. (DIERSEN: I lived in University Park full-time 1972-1974 and part-time 1974-1976.)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/university-park-mayor-calls-for-swift-lead-abatement-in-water/6576887/

NBC5
— Trump Taps Conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court She would be the sixth justice on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Republican president, and the third of Trump’s first term in office – Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick (DIERSEN: For Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, “conservative” is a pejorative term.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/president-trump-expected-to-announce-amy-coney-barrett-as-supreme-court-pick-saturday/2345209/
— Illinois Democratic Senators React to President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Barrett would be the sixth justice on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Republican president, and the third of Trump’s first term in office
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-democratic-senators-react-to-president-trumps-supreme-court-nominee/2345287/

CBS2
— President Trump Names Chicago Federal Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett As Supreme Court Nominee
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/26/president-trump-names-chicago-federal-appeals-court-judge-amy-coney-barrett-as-supreme-court-nominee/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court – Kelly Taylor Hayes
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-nominates-amy-coney-barrett-to-supreme-court
— Voters’ poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/voters-poorly-marked-ovals-could-lead-to-contested-ballots

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-army-coney-barrett-supreme-court-20200926-p62p4tverngpddvkrmcjlj72ve-story.html
— President Trump officially nominates Chicago federal judge and ex-Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, setting up a bitter confirmation confrontation in Senate – RICK PEARSON and JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-amy-coney-barrett-trump-supreme-court-nomination-ginsburg-20200925-sro7jixc55gk7e5idsqokxuxg4-story.html
— From Notre Dame to Chicago’s 7th Circuit to Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett poised to become Trump’s pick to succeed Ginsburg – JASON MEISNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-amy-coney-barrett-trump-supreme-court-nomination-ginsburg-20200925-sro7jixc55gk7e5idsqokxuxg4-story.html
— Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says he doesn’t know if Amy Coney Barrett is qualified for Supreme Court – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-amy-coney-barrett-dick-durbin-trump-20200926-nlhjpp7z2nf4zdubs4jiykwhs4-story.html
— Duckworth to vote ‘no’ on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination while Durbin says he doesn’t know if she’s qualified – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-amy-coney-barrett-dick-durbin-trump-20200926-nlhjpp7z2nf4zdubs4jiykwhs4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hundreds gather to ‘say her name’ at Daley Center rally for Breonna Taylor About 300 people Saturday participated in a moment of silence in Daley Plaza. – Pat Nabong
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2020/9/26/21457677/breonna-taylor-rally-daley-center-my-block-my-hood-my-city-jahmal-cole-niama-malachi

DAILY HERALD
— Breonna Taylor protests continue as Louisville under curfew – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200926/news/309269895/

HERALD NEWS
— In Amy Coney Barrett, an Illinois judge, conservatives see the Supreme Court champion they’ve longed for – David G. Savage
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/in-amy-coney-barrett-an-illinois-judge-conservatives-see-the-supreme-court-champion-theyve-longed/article_4da83c50-ae5f-5754-ad01-5e8b4ada7158.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Douglas statue comes down, but Lincoln had racist views, too – John O’Connor
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Douglas-statue-comes-down-but-Lincoln-had-racist-15599636.php

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— When politics try to enter the judicial branch – Dennis Marek (DIERSEN: If you read the filings in Diersen v. GAO, you will conclude that the judges in that lawsuit concluded that Congress wants employers give preference to their employees who are Democrat, minority, younger, and/or veteran, that is, that Congress wants employers to discriminate against their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/dennis-marek-when-politics-try-to-enter-the-judicial-branch/article_854c569e-fe21-11ea-a913-e7c85a585760.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— If Barrett joins, Supreme Court would have six Catholics – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/if-barrett-joins-supreme-court-would-have-six-catholics

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Keep America Great Parade and Rally in St. Charles Tomorrow
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/26/trumprally1/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Scrubs Alert 2020!
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/26/scrubs1/
Dems Move to Fear to Pass Tax Hike Constitutional Amendment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/26/dems-move-to-fear-to-pass-tax-hike-constitutional-amendment/
— Text Arrives Supporting Judge David Gervais’ Campaign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/26/text-arrives-supporting-judge-david-gervais-campaign/
— Sign Supporting Trump That Can Only Be Seen from the Sky
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/26/message-of-the-day-a-sign-79/
— Republican State Senates Present Ethics Proposal
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/25/republican-state-senates-present-ethics-proposal/
— IL-06/IL-14/IL-17: Digital Ad We’d Like to See for Illinois Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/25/savelandoflincoln1/

GOPUSA
— Video Emerges Of Joe Biden Calling U.S. Troops ‘Stupid Bastards’ During Speech
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95457

BREITBART
— Springfield, Illinois Bishop Argues Against Morality of State-Imposed Lockdowns – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/09/25/springfield-bishop-argues-against-morality-state-imposed-lockdowns/

THE HILL
— Study finds fewer than 1 in 10 Americans have had COVID-19 – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/518420-study-finds-fewer-than-1-in-10-americans-have-had-covid-19

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say “Amy Coney Barrett, a disciple of Justice Scalia, is poised to push the Supreme Court further right.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/barrett-supreme-court-trump/2020/09/26/20863794-feac-11ea-830c-a160b331ca62_story.html

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Amy Coney Barrett, Likely High Court Pick, Is Scalia’s Heir – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-09-26/amy-coney-barrett-likely-high-court-pick-is-scalias-heir

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 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois early voting begins in some counties, long lines reported in Chicago suburbs – Diane Pathieu and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/early-voting-underway-in-some-illinois-counties-/6535019/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,257 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2257-new-covid-19-cases-30-deaths/6540492/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-9/24/2020

NBC5
— Dismay Over Breonna Taylor Spills Into America’s Streets The only possibility for criminal charges against the officers for the killing itself now seems to rest with the U.S. Justice Department – Dylan Lovan, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn and Rebecca Reynolds Yonker
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/dismay-over-breonna-taylor-spills-into-americas-streets/2343995/

CBS2
— High Early Voter Turnout Despite Long Waits
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/live/cbsn-chicago/video/6986698-20200925003849-high-early-voter-turnout-despite-long-waits/
— High Turnout In Geneva As Early Voting Begins In Illinois – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/24/high-turnout-in-geneva-as-early-voting-begins-in-illinois/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Officials begin mailing 1.8 million mail-in ballots to Illinois voters – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/officials-begin-mailing-1-8-million-mail-in-ballots-to-illinois-voters
— Early voting starts in collar counties, but Cook County voters will wait until October
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/early-voting-starts-in-collar-counties-but-cook-county-voters-will-wait-until-october

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lt. Gov. Stratton warns of 20% across-the-board income tax hike if Illinois voters reject graduated-rate constitutional amendment – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-graduated-income-tax-stratton-20200924-toniakvjejhoteplsquw6pybim-story.html
— Naperville’s Wehrli, Yang Rohr spar over campaign finances, graduated tax in District 41 election forum – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-werhli-yang-rohr-candidate-forum-st-0925-20200924-6kt5quctirg6dge2z7cnb7x4eq-story.html
— Closing Arguments, Part Three: Drs. Pritzker and Madigan, your patient is seriously ill. The ‘fair tax’ is no cure. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-ill-finances-pritzker-tax-20200924-kg2ofa4ycvbvzkzrl4eknnyhei-story.html
— As early voting begins, some voters experience hourslong wait times in northern Illinois counties – KELLI SMITH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-early-voting-wait-times-20200924-mp6e65xgezd7xfibofklwdosoa-story.html
— More than 500 cast ballots on Will County’s first day of early voting – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-early-voting-st-0925-20200924-rsmkioanejdtxbv544ktkf6ysi-story.html
— Vote-by-mail requests in Kane County increase fivefold as early voting begins – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-kane-county-voting-st-20200924-pwe3e3whbbaijbodqjizyi7koe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ENDORSEMENT: Dan Patlak for Cook County Board of Review, 1st District
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/24/21444219/dan-patlak-cook-county-board-review-1st-district-endorsement-2020-election-tammy-wendt

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Today is historic’: Long lines and waits as early voters turn out in force – Katlyn Smith and Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/today-is-historic-long-lines-and-waits-as-early-voters-turn-out-in-force
— House District 49, 50 candidates talk taxes, helping small businesses – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/house-district-49-50-candidates-talk-taxes-helping-small-businesses
— Kane County chairman candidates contrast on budget cuts, taxes, leadership – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/kane-county-chairman-candidates-contrast-on-budget-cuts-taxes-leadership
— Mary Lou Wehrli: Candidate profile, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/mary-lou-wehrli-candidate-profile-forest-preserve-district-of-dupage-county
— Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez: Candidate profile, Lake County circuit court clerk
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/gloria-schmidt-rodriguez-candidate-profile-lake-county-circuit-court-clerk
— Richard Jorgensen: Candidate profile for DuPage County Coroner
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/richard-jorgensen-candidate-profile-for-dupage-county-coroner

FOX ILLINOIS
— Political signs missing from local yards – Alyssa Hui
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/political-signs-missing-from-local-yards-09-25-2020

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DUPAGE CO STATE REP FACES CRITICISM FOR CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/dupage-co-state-rep-faces-criticism-for-controversial-comments.html
— COULD A REPUBLICAN REPRESENT CHICAGO IN DC?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/chicago-gop-says-a-democrat-could-represent-chicago-to-us-congress.html
— IVES REMINDS IL-6 VOTERS INCUMBENT CASTEN DEMANDS BIGGER SALARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/ives-reminds-il-6-voters-that-incumbent-casten-demands-bigger-salary.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,257 new cases, 30 additional deaths, 1,713 in the hospital, 3.5 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/24/2257-new-cases-30-additional-deaths-1713-in-the-hospital-35-percent-positivity-rate/
— Senate Republicans roll out ethics package
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/24/senate-republicans-roll-out-ethics-package/
— Stratton warns of tax hike on all if tax hike on upper-income earners fails
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/24/stratton-warns-of-tax-hike-on-all-if-tax-hike-on-upper-income-earners-fails/

BLAZE
— Rioter hits Seattle police officer in back of head with metal baseball bat, explosives thrown at cops Rioters threw rocks, glass bottles, and explosives at police during another night of riots in Seattle – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/seattle-riots-baseball-bat-attack-police

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Says He’ll Concede If SCOTUS Rules For Biden After Election – ANDERS HAGSTROM
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/24/trump-biden-2020-election-concede/

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 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump’s shortlist down to 4 Supreme Court nominees, sources tell ABC News – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-list-of-possible-supreme-court-nominees/6449836/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,529 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths as state surpasses 5M tests Illinois tops 5M COVID-19 tests conducted – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2529-new-covid-19-cases-25-deaths/6451746/
— Chicago protest: Students rally in Loop, asking Pritzker to bring back fall sports IHSA, IDPH discussing possible safety plans amid COVID-19 concerns, sources say – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/sports/students-protest-in-loop-asking-pritzker-to-bring-back-fall-sports/6449549/

NBC5
— What’s Next With the Supreme Court Vacancy? A Look at the Confirmation Process – Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/whats-next-with-the-supreme-court-vacancy-a-look-at-the-confirmation-process/2341616/
— Is 8 Enough? Supreme Court Vacancy Could Roil Possible Election Case Until Ginsburg’s death, a five-justice majority that included Roberts and the four liberals remained on the bench – Mark Sherman
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/is-8-enough-court-vacancy-could-roil-possible-election-case/2341593/
— Ginsburg’s Death Draws Big Surge of Donations to Democrats Democratic challengers to Republican senators were a major recipient of the influx of cash – Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ginsburgs-death-draws-big-surge-of-donations-to-democrats/2341589/
— Trump Pledges Woman for Court, Pushes Senate to Move on Pick Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said any vote should come after the Nov. 3 election – Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-to-senate-vote-without-delay-on-his-high-court-pick/2341555/

CBS2
— Protests Against Police Brutality, For Racial Justice Held Around Chicago; Near West Protest Turns Combative – Steven Graves
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/19/protests-against-police-brutality-for-racial-justice-held-around-chicago-near-west-protest-turns-combative/
— Lightfoot Slams ‘Hypocrisy’ Of GOP Push To Fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court Seat Before Election; Chicago Judge Among Top Contenders
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/19/lightfoot-slams-hypocrisy-of-gop-push-to-fill-ginsburgs-supreme-court-seat-before-election-chicago-judge-among-top-contenders/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump says Supreme Court pick will ‘most likely’ be a woman, announcement could come ‘next week’ – Morgan Phillips
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-says-supreme-court-pick-will-most-likely-be-a-woman-announcement-could-come-next-week

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Federal appeals judge in Chicago may be front-runner for Supreme Court It’s not the first time Amy Coney Barrett seemed on the cusp of ascending to the high court. She was among those considered to be favored by conservatives after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement in 2018. – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/19/21447070/amy-coney-barrett-ruth-ginsburg-justice-trump-supreme-courrt-chicago-federal-appeals

DAILY HERALD
— Voters can size up Sean Casten, Jeanne Ives in upcoming debates – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200919/voters-can-size-up-sean-casten-jeanne-ives-in-upcoming-debates

FOX ILLINOIS
— Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/is-8-enough-court-vacancy-could-roil-possible-election-case

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Fill That Seat’ Chants Erupt At Trump Rally, A Day After Ginsburg’s Death – SAM GRINGLAS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/fill-seat-chants-erupt-trump-rally-day-after-ginsburgs-death#stream/0

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor Pritzker’s Claim Of Following the Science And Data Appears To Be False…According To The Data – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/09/illinois-governor-pritzkers-claim-of-following-the-science-and-data-appears-to-be-false-according-to-the-data/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Trump Reaches 53 Percent Approval Rating in Latest Rasmussen Poll, Highest All Year – Debra Heine
https://amgreatness.com/2020/09/18/trump-reaches-53-percent-approval-rating-in-latest-rasmussen-poll-highest-all-year/

BREITBART
— New York Times: More than 60 Percent of Latinos Reject Progressives’ Identity Politics – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/19/nytimes-more-than-60-percent-of-latinos-reject-progressives-identity-politics/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden Resurrects False Claim That Helped Cost Him Chance At Presidency In 1988 – Ashe Schow (DIERSEN: I was the first of my ancestors to earn a college degree. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college, nor any of their ancestors, attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-resurrects-false-claim-that-helped-cost-him-chance-at-presidency-in-1988
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway reported Friday that Biden has now resurrected one of the false claims that led to him dropping out of the Democratic primary in 1987. During a CNN Town Hall on Thursday night, Biden claimed he was the first member of his family to go to college, a claim he admitted was not true back in 1987.)

FEDERALIST
— Three Supreme Court Justices Were Confirmed In Less Than 45 Days, Including Ginsburg – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/18/three-supreme-court-justices-were-confirmed-in-less-than-45-days-including-ginsburg/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump: Republicans Have ‘Obligation’ to Fill Ginsburg Vacancy ‘Without Delay’ – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-republicans-have-obligation-to-fill-ginsburg-vacancy-without-delay/
— California’s Prop 16 Could Soon Give Racial Preferences to a Majority of the State’s Population – JASON RICHWINE (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/californias-prop-16-could-soon-give-racial-preferences-to-a-majority-of-the-states-population/

COLLEGE FIX
— Grand Valley State prof: Anti-maskers support white supremacy, police brutality (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservative Republicans who a) do not promote wearing a mask and b) wear a mask only when required by law.?)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/grand-valley-state-prof-non-mask-wearers-support-white-supremacy-police-brutality/

THE HILL
— The Memo: Media accused of using kid-gloves on Biden – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/517160-the-memo-media-accused-of-using-kid-gloves-on-biden

NBC NEWS
— Amy Coney Barrett emerging as a front-runner to fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat While the timing is fluid, a White House official and a separate source familiar with the discussions say a nominee could be announced “in the coming days.” – Geoff Bennett, Shannon Pettypiece and Monica Alba
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/amy-coney-barrett-emerging-front-runner-fill-ginsburg-s-supreme-n1240547?cid=eml_nbn_20200919

CBS NEWS
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death sets up tense political fight over replacement – KATHRYN WATSON
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death-supreme-court-seat-senate-political-fight-2020-09-19/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump says he expects to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg, ‘most likely’ a woman, next week.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/19/us/live-rbg-death-supreme-court

WASHINGTON POST
— Fierce political battle heats up over whether to replace Ginsburg as tributes pour in – John Wagner and Derek Hawkins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/19/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death/
— Ginsburg’s death crystallizes the choice in November as no other issue can – Dan Balz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ginsburgs-death-crystallizes-the-choice-in-november-as-no-other-issue-can/2020/09/19/aeb63cd6-fa7d-11ea-be57-d00bb9bc632d_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Why Trump’s negative press spurs millions to like him even more – Augustus Howard
https://nypost.com/2020/09/19/why-trumps-negative-press-spurs-millions-to-like-him-even-more/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Says Supreme Court Nominee Will Be a Woman President says he expects to announce a pick next week, predicting process will go quickly – Catherine Lucey, Brent Kendall and Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-urges-decision-on-supreme-court-pick-without-delay-11600526646

September 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Postal worker shot with paintballs day after another was shot, injured delivering mail on South Side Vigil held for USPS letter carrier shot at 91st Street and Ellis Avenue – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/postal-worker-shot-with-paintballs-day-after-another-shot-delivering-mail-on-south-side/6431660/
— Families of Chicago violence victims rally in front of Kim Foxx’s downtown office
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/families-rally-demand-justice-for-victims-in-front-of-foxxs-office-in-loop/6429937/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago homicides up 52%, with vast majority of victims Black or Latino – Frank Miles
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-homicides-up-52-with-vast-majority-of-victims-black-or-latino

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,056 new known COVID-19 cases and 25 more deaths reported; a look at Chicago’s economy and dining scene six months into the pandemic
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200917-uvz6wfxubbcqvjn5ekzryw3klm-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Abortion is healthcare’ billboards across Chicagoland remind people that Medicaid covers the medical procedure – CHRISTEN A. JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-abortion-billboards-illinois-tt-0917-20200917-pustq2j6tfghxf7tx6xkxcrse4-story.html
— Chicago’s history of systemic racism blamed for nearly 9-year life expectancy gap between Black and white residents in new report – ANNIE SWEENEY (DIERSEN: The sooner that I die, the more that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will blame it on me for my being overweight, for my not getting enough exercise, for my not getting enough sleep, etc.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-public-health-racial-disparity-plan-20200917-zvru5krchjg5papehdon3h52aq-story.html
— Pritzker administration to meet with pot stakeholders | White Sox clinch playoffs, Mayor Lightfoot tweets support | Biss running for Evanston mayor
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-the-spin-marijuana-license-pritzker-white-sox-lightfoot-chicago-20200918-eh6jlfkzuvf4tbzvu25b4ipsrq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 847 CPD vacancies under microscope to chip away at $1.25 billion city budget shortfall. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has, so far, resisted the movement to de-fund the police But that doesn’t mean the Chicago Police Department’s $1.7 billion budget will be spared. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/17/21443959/chicago-police-847-vacancies-city-budget-cuts-billion-shortfall
— Illinois sees high numbers in both daily COVID-19 caseload and testing, so key positivity rate remains low On average, more than 2,000 people have tested positive statewide each day over the last two weeks, compared to 2,300 in mid-May when fewer people were being tested. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/9/17/21444054/illinois-covid-cases-deaths-positivity-coronavirus-pritzker-sept-17
— Upset by Smollett flap, judges refuse to kiss the ring with campaign donation — but will they tell Dems to kiss off? It was a rare election-year display of political independence for the judges, who saw in the attack on Judge Michael Toomin a clear threat to their own autonomy. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/17/21444480/judge-toomin-preckwinkle-cook-county-democrats-campaign-jussie-smollet-retention

DAILY HERALD
— Parties dispute how far feds will let Madigan probe go – JOHN O’CONNOR
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200917/news/309179823/
— Public safety a top concern in DuPage budget survey – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200917/public-safety-a-top-concern-in-dupage-budget-survey
— Bob Grogan: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200917/bob-grogan-candidate-profile

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Glen Ellyn Adds Cannabis Referendum Question To November Ballot The question will read, “Shall the Village permit the sale of recreational cannabis within Village limits?”​ – Lisa Marie Farve
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/glen-ellyn-adds-cannabis-referendum-question-november-ballot

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds Attend Pro-Police Rally In Jefferson Park – Ariel Parrella-Aureli
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/09/17/hundreds-attend-pro-police-rally-in-jefferson-park-including-counter-protesters/

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— Get Trusted Voting Information From Your Election Authority The DuPage County Clerk’s Office is urging reporters, candidates, and voters to look to the Clerk’s Office for basic information about the election.
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Election_Commission_News/2020/63475/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jesse White Letter Urges Those Who Have Not Applied to Vote by Mail to Do So
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/jesse-white-letter-urges-those-who-have-not-applied-to-vote-by-mail-to-do-so/
— IL-Sen/IL-06: Illinois Family Action with Mark Curran and Jeanne Ives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/ifacurranives/
— Daily Herald Endorses Brian Sager for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/daily-herald-endorses-brian-sager-for-state-representative/
— Terry Link May Lose His Legislative Pension
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/terry-link-may-lose-his-legislative-pension/
— Meeting Donald Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/meeting-donald-trump/
— Skillicorn on Abortion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/skillicorn-on-abortion/
— 66th House District: Suzanne Ness Asks “Where’s Allen?”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/66th-house-district-suzanne-ness-asks-wheres-allen/
— Carlos Acosta’s Absence from County Board Meeting Makes WBBM-TV
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/carlos-acostas-absence-from-county-board-meeting-makes-wbbm-tv/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COULD O’BRIEN BEAT KIM FOXX IN NOVEMBER? POLLS SHOW GAP COULD BE CLOSING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/could-obrien-beat-kim-foxx-in-november-polls-show-gap-could-be-closing.html
— ABORTION PAC STARTS MAILER ATTACK ON PRO-LIFE REP. SKILLICORN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/abortion-pac-starts-mailer-attack-on-pro-life-rep-skillicorn.html
— NEW QUESTIONS RAISED CONCERNING COVID-19 REPORTING, GOV. PRITZKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/new-questions-raised-concerning-covid-19-reporting-gov-pritzker-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,056 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 1,558 in hospitals, 3.6 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/17/2056-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-1558-in-hospitals-36-percent-positivity-rate/
— Lausch tells House investigative committee what it can’t do
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/17/lausch-tells-house-investigative-committee-what-it-cant-do/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump takes aim at cancel culture, calls 1619 Project and Critical-Race Theory ‘ideological poison’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/17/trump-takes-aim-cancel-culture-calls-1619-project-/
— Ocasio-Cortez says Biden can be pushed ‘in a more progressive direction’ once he’s elected – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/17/ocasio-cortez-we-can-push-biden-in-a-more-progress/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump demands ‘patriotic education’ in classrooms – Rob Crilly (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrat teachers encourage their students to hate those who are 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.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-to-demand-patriotic-education-in-schools

GOPUSA
— 60% Of U.S. Businesses Closed During Pandemic Have Shuttered Permanently
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95041

HANNITY
— CHICAGO SPIRALS: Windy City’s Murder Rate SURGES 52% Since April, Some Victims Under 10-Years-Old
https://hannity.com/media-room/chicago-spirals-windy-citys-murder-rate-surges-52-since-april-some-victims-under-10-years-old/

BREITBART
— Fox News Cuts Off Newt Gingrich After He Points Out George Soros Role in Electing Prosecutors – JOEL B. POLLAK and PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/09/17/fox-news-cuts-off-newt-gingrich-after-he-points-out-george-soros-role-in-electing-prosecutors/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump decries ‘left-wing indoctrination’ in schools and that he will create national commission to push more ‘pro-American’ history. Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrat teachers encourage their students to hate those who are 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.washingtonpost.com/education/trump-history-education/2020/09/17/f40535ec-ee2c-11ea-ab4e-581edb849379_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat Party is controlled by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that hate individuals, hat organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that 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://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/17/republicans-not-democrats-are-party-controlled-by-extremists/

NPR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrat teachers encourage their students to hate those who are 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.npr.org/2020/09/17/914127266/trump-announces-patriotic-education-commission-a-largely-political-move

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Want ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Laws to Protect Police, Fear for Public Safety
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2020/most_want_blue_lives_matter_laws_to_protect_police_fear_for_public_safety

September 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Chicago ‘Back the Blue’ rally in Jefferson Park draws hundreds of supporters – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/jefferson-park-back-the-blue-rally-draws-hundreds-of-supporters-counter-protest/6427076/
— Mexican Independence Day celebration causes overnight traffic gridlock in Loop – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/mexican-independence-day-celebrations-cause-downtown-gridlock/6428326/

NBC5
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ Rally Takes Place on Chicago’s North Side
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/back-the-blue-rally-takes-place-on-chicagos-north-side/2340293/

CBS2
— Democrats, Republicans On House Committee Investigating Madigan Send Competing Letters To Feds On Limits For Hearings
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/16/democrats-republicans-on-house-committee-investigating-madigan-send-competing-letters-to-feds-on-limits-for-hearings/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Big Ten battlegrounds: With football reversal, will Trump score with Midwest voters? – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-ben-ten-football-politics-20200917-5geriibjinfx7dbjup37pkmxny-story.html
— If the little things get to you, then you’re probably a voter – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-politics-little-things-kass-20200917-gtsqoxxf45e63f6ew25yiepi5q-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans adopt ‘herd mentality’ to Trump’s dangerous rigged-election rhetoric by staying silent.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-rigged-election-ballots-mail-fraud-election-biden-huppke-20200916-c5la6itxnjcznekfznc3vwwl2q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— After Dems try to oust Smollett judge, Cook County judges forego long-established group donation to party In a rare display of political independence at election time, judges voted 42-13 against donating to the party’s get-out-the-vote efforts as they typically would. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/9/16/21441014/retention-judges-cook-county-democratic-party-michael-toomin-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-election

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: McLaughlin for state House Dist. 52
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200917/endorsement-mclaughlin-for-state-house-dist-52
— Endorsement: Weber for Illinois House Dist. 64
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200917/endorsement-weber-for-illinois-house-dist-64
— League of Women Voters announces candidate forums
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200916/league-of-women-voters-announces-candidate-forums
— Tommy Hanson: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200917/tommy-hanson-candidate-profile

WBEZ
— The Government Is Protecting Renters, But Who Is Looking Out For The Landlords? Experts say new rules like eviction moratoriums could lead to a surge in foreclosures down the road. – Michael Puente
https://www.wbez.org/stories/the-government-is-protecting-renters-but-who-is-looking-out-for-small-landlords/f635eda0-fda0-4c44-b009-93c6d49343eb

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Vote against retaining Kilbride – Ray LaHood
https://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/column-vote-against-retaining-kilbride/article_1bb6ca5a-d3ac-5a87-ac28-41be9d7c4133.html

HERALD NEWS
— Will County officials talk potential of undertaking ‘disparity study’ Study could broadly assess procedures on hiring, contracts, more – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/09/15/will-county-officials-talk-potential-of-undertaking-disparity-study/ab2scrl/

CHICAGO NOW
— Illinois and Cook County still ain’t ready for reform. Neither is Chicago – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/09/illinois-and-cook-county-still-aint-ready-for-reform-neither-is-chicago/

CAPITOL FAX
— Chairman Welch sends own letter to US Attorney Lausch, claims Republicans want to use the investigative committee “as a political stunt”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/16/chairman-welch-sends-own-letter-to-us-attorney-lausch-claims-republicans-want-to-use-the-investigative-committee-as-a-political-stunt/
— Gash calls local GOP claim “baseless, wacky and unhinged”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/17/gash-calls-local-gop-claim-baseless-wacky-and-unhinged/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden can’t count on Catholic vote as traditionalists swing to Trump – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/16/joe-biden-cant-count-catholic-vote-traditionalists/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Why Trump’s silent majority isn’t speaking up – Hugo Gurdon
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/why-trumps-silent-majority-isnt-speaking-up

GOPUSA
— 300 And Counting: Push By Feds To Arrest Rioters In US Protests
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95059
— ‘I’m Not Leaving’ The Job, Detroit Police Chief James Craig Says (DIERSEN: I can always ask myself, what would have happened in 1997, when I was 49 years old, if I had not succumbed to my Democrat GAO superiors
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95045

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Enter at Your Own Risk: Bill de Blasio’s America Americans are getting a taste of the anti-police rhetoric New Yorkers have suffered for years, and they’re not on board. – Jessica Anderson
https://amgreatness.com/2020/09/16/enter-at-your-own-risk-bill-de-blasios-america/

BREITBART
— Amnesty Groups Demand Bailout for Cities, States that Rely on Illegal Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/16/amnesty-groups-demand-bailout-for-cities-states-that-rely-on-illegal-migrants/

DAILY CALLER
— Wealthy DC Suburb Refused To Hold Over 900 Criminal Illegal Aliens For ICE – JAKE DIMA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/16/fairfax-virginia-ice-detainers-criminal-illegal-immigrants-deport/

NEWSMAX
— Nasty Media Support Renders Biden Undeserving of a Win – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/hamilton-jefferson-roosevelt/2020/09/16/id/987273/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Democrat Congressman Sean Casten Slams Trump Supporters as “Racist” and “Loony” – PETER HASSON
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/09/17/democrat-congressman-slams-trump-supporters-as-racist-and-loony/

PATRIOT POST
— Facebook Attaches an Asterisk to Free Speech – Tony Perkins
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/73506-facebook-attaches-an-asterisk-to-free-speech-2020-09-17

COLLEGE FIX
— The new Iron Curtain: Colleges use legal innovations to punish dissent and purge academic heretics – STEPHEN BASKERVILLE
https://www.thecollegefix.com/the-new-iron-curtain-colleges-use-legal-innovations-to-punish-dissent-and-purge-academic-heretics/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Trump On Possible Election Night Rioting: “We Will Put It Down Very, Very Quickly” – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/09/16/trump_on_possible_election_night_rioting_we_will_put_it_down_very_very_quickly.html

EPOCH TIMES
— More Than 349,000 Dead Registrants Remain on Voter Rolls, Report Finds – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/more-than-349000-dead-registrants-remain-on-voter-rolls-report-finds_3502704.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Stop Expecting Life to Go Back to Normal Next Year Americans will need to take pandemic precautions well into 2021 — yes, even after a vaccine arrives. – Aaron E. Carroll
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/15/opinion/coronavirus-precautions.html

NEW YORK POST
— Over 400 Michigan overseas ballots printed with wrong Trump running mate – Tamar Lapin
https://nypost.com/2020/09/16/michigan-overseas-ballots-printed-with-wrong-trump-running-mate/

USA TODAY
— ‘There’s not a comparable year’: Homicides are up 52% in Chicago amid COVID-19, with majority involving people of color – Grace Hauck
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/17/chicago-covid-shootings-homicides-surge-affecting-people-color/5804396002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrat Madness Political insanity can be defined as refusing to admit the reality of destructive violence. – Daniel Henninger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrat-madness-11600296765
— Homicide Stats Show ‘Minneapolis Effect’ In cities across the U.S., the shooting started when antipolice protests led officers to pull back. – Paul Cassell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/homicide-stats-show-minneapolis-effect-11600296843

BLOOMBERG
— Barr Says ‘Black Lives Matter’ Doesn’t Care About Black Lives Attorney general says movement just wants political ‘props’ ‘Small number of Blacks were killed by police,’ Barr says – Chris Strohm
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-17/barr-says-black-lives-matter-doesn-t-care-about-black-lives

FORBES
— Federal Reserve Says It Will Keep Interest Rates Near Zero Until 2023 – Sergei Klebnikov (DIERSEN: This helps borrowers and harms retirees.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/09/16/federal-reserve-says-it-will-keep-interest-rates-near-zero-until-2023/#6aa67c53798d

LAW 360
— Microsoft Cuts $3M Deal To End Feds’ Hiring Probe (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. Firestone Stores fired me because I had sought and accepted that offer. The aforesaid directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.law360.com/employment/articles/1310740

September 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois high school athletes, parents hold rally demanding return of fall sports season ISHA asks Gov. Pritzker to hand back over control of season – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/sports/high-school-athletes-parents-hold-rally-to-demand-return-of-fall-sports/6420925/
— Illinois COVID 19: IL reports 1,462 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1462-new-covid-19-cases/6421064/
— Candidates in 14th Congressional District – Kay Cesinger
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/newsviews-candidates-in-14th-congressional-district/6420403/

NBC5
— ‘Let Us Play:’ Students Take Part in Suburban Rally Calling for Fall Sports to Resume – Trina Orlando
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/let-us-play-students-take-part-in-suburban-rally-calling-for-fall-sports-to-resume/2338393/

WGN TV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bears and Lions have different demonstrations for social, racial justice before their season opener – Larry Hawley
https://wgntv.com/sports/bears-report/bears-and-lions-have-different-demonstrations-for-social-racial-justice-before-their-season-opener/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bears kneel, raise fists for national anthem; others stay in locker room – Patrick Finley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/bears/2020/9/13/21435010/bears-charles-leno-bobby-massie-kneel-every-voice-sing-national-anthem-lions-detroit-ford-field

DAILY HERALD
— In school or at home? Both sides of pandemic education debate have rallied in the suburbs – Steve Zalusky (DIERSEN: The flyer for this poorly attended protest was titled “Stay At Home and Vote out Jeanne Ives” and it took place across the street from Ives’s campaign headquarters.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200913/in-school-or-at-home-both-sides-of-pandemic-education-debate-have-ralled-in-the-suburbs
— Chicago’s census count lags behind as deadline approaches – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200913/news/309139961/

WREX
— Racial injustice themes fill empty NFL stadiums – AP
https://wrex.com/2020/09/13/racial-injustice-themes-on-display-in-empty-nfl-stadiums/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Will Antifa and Black Lives Matter cancel the Biden-Harris ticket? Radical left now dictates what passes for acceptability among Democrats – Gary Anderson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/13/will-antifa-and-black-lives-matter-cancel-the-bide/
— Alarms sounded on Democratic Party’s biggest fundraising platform; half of donations from unemployed – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/13/actblue-donations-half-unemployed-givers-analysis-/
— Biden says he’s in better shape than Trump: ‘Just look at us’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/13/biden-says-hes-better-shape-trump-just-look-us/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— More voters classify ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations as riots, not protests: Poll – Michael Lee
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/more-voters-classify-black-lives-matter-demonstrations-as-riots-not-protests-poll

BLAZE
— Black Lives Matter and NYPD clash after protest stops traffic on George Washington Bridge: ‘We shut s*** down!’ The organizer of the protest called the police ‘pigs’ and boasted that it was ‘our city’ after shutting down the bridge – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-lives-matter-protest-george-washington-bridge-nyc

NEWSMAX
— Fox News Poll: Biden Up 5 Points Nationally – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/national-campaign-race-likelyvoters/2020/09/13/id/986671/

PJ MEDIA
— More Than 10,000 Academics and Scholars Sign ‘The Philadelphia Statement’ Against Cancel Culture – RICK MORA
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/09/13/more-than-10000-academics-and-scholars-sign-the-philadelphia-statement-against-cancel-culture-n925378

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Pro-Trump parade in Cincinnati estimated at 7k strong after hopes were for ’50 to 100 people’ – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/09/13/pro-trump-parade-in-cincinnati-estimated-at-7k-strong-after-hopes-were-for-50-to-100-people-971627

THE HILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Social justice demonstrations, kneeling mark first full weekend of NFL schedule – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/516213-social-justice-demonstrations-kneeling-mark-first-full-weekend

NEW YORK POST
— More voters classify BLM unrest as riots rather than protests: poll – Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
https://nypost.com/2020/09/13/more-voters-classify-blm-unrest-as-riots-rather-than-protests-poll/

ARIZONA CENTRAL
— United Airlines accused of favoring young, white, blond attendants for NFL, MLB flights – Hannah Yasharoff
https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/09/13/united-sued-over-claims-nfl-flights-staffed-young-blond-crews/5784594002/

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