September 25 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 22 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 12 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— US Attorney General William Barr says Operation Legend in Chicago has resulted in 500 arrests – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/500-arrested-as-part-of-operation-legend-in-chicago-us-ag-barr-says/6415248/
— Illinois COVID 19 Today: IL reports 1,337 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths as positivity rate dips below 4 percent
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1337-new-covid-19-cases-30-deaths-/6415551/

NBC5
— Trump Announces Potential Supreme Court Nominee List – Jessica Gresko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-readying-potential-supreme-court-nominee-list/2336245/

CBS2
— ‘Lives Were Lost’: Mayor Lightfoot Slams President Trump After Woodward Book Says He Knowingly Downplayed Virus Risk
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/09/lives-were-lost-mayor-lightfoot-slams-president-trump-after-woodward-book-says-he-knowingly-downplayed-virus-risk/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Activists call for alternative Cook County ‘Budget for Black Lives’ Groups, clergy want $157 million slashed from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s budget. – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/9/21429296/activists-alternative-cook-county-budget-black-lives
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Are we really prepared for Trump’s refusal to accept the election results?”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/9/21429116/2020-presidential-election-results-fair-integrity-s-e-cupp
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker-promoters say “Pity the struggling billionaire who fears a graduated income tax for Illinois. Don’t let his rhetoric fool you. Ken Griffin wants your taxes to go up sharply so that his go up hardly at all.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/9/21427957/illinois-finances-progressive-graduated-income-tax-ken-griffin-flat-tax-j-b-pritzker-referendum

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Attorney General William Barr credits Operation Legend for recent dip in homicides at Chicago briefing, but mayor raises doubts – JASON MEISNER, JEREMY GORNER and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-attorney-general-william-barr-chicago-operation-legend-20200909-kshv33evnvdwnbjgi6v4f3a4zq-story.html
— Athletes have protested for years — so what’s different now? It’s no longer a single, radical voice speaking out. – SHANNON RYAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-athlete-protest-history-nba-protests-20200909-wol7lzjkbnacfj74riulznru3e-story.html
— For Lightfoot, Pritzker dire budgets mean job cuts are necessary – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-coronavirus-budget-lightfoot-layoffs-20200909-qvzqqxlbmraljabbhnbmxirivm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Boaters steer Trump ‘parade’ through Chain O’ Lakes – Katie Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200909/boaters-steer-trump-parade-through-chain-o-lakes
— DuPage County doles out $7.6 million in federal COVID-19 money – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200909/dupage-county-doles-out-76-million-in-federal-covid-19-money
— Republicans hope Madigan will answer questions directly – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200909/republicans-hope-madigan-will-answer-questions-directly

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Sadly, misogyny still a constant in politics – Scott Reeder
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-sadly-misogyny-still-a-constant-in-politics/article_bad410e8-ace7-5570-857d-3bf15eb6b93f.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Rodney Davis: No federal bailout for Illinois – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Davis-No-federal-bailout-for-Illinois-15553632.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump, Republicans Raise $210 Million In August — Far Behind Democrats’ Haul – BENJAMIN SWASEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-republicans-raise-210-million-august-far-behind-democrats-haul#stream/0
— Trump Adds Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton To List Of Potential Supreme Court Picks – ALANA WISE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-adds-ted-cruz-tom-cotton-list-potential-scotus-picks#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney District in Play as Madigan Sends Dem $50,000 and Union Another $58,000
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/09/mcsweeney-district-in-play-as-madigan-sends-50000-and-union-another-58000/
— Trump Chicago Law Enforcement Results
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/09/trump-chicago-law-enforcement-results/
— Sign Defacement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/09/message-of-the-day-defacement/
— IL-Sen/IL-14: Stinging Rebuke at Defeated Primary Candidate Issued
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/09/hubbard1/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THE NFL BECOMES A BLM CHEERLEADER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/the-nfl-becomes-a-blm-cheerleader.html
— THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE RUSE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/the-national-popular-vote-ruse.html
— MASK MANDATES WORRY WORKERS’ COMP UNDERWRITERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/mask-mandates-worry-workers-comp-underwriters.html
— ANGRY DUCKWORTH SPEWS MORE VENOM AT TRUMP IN FUNDRAISING LETTER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/angry-duckworth-spews-more-venom-at-trump-in-fundraising-letter.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: WILL ANTI-TRUMP ANGER TRIUMPH OVER PRESERVING OUR REPUBLIC?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/thorneroneil-will-anti-trump-anger-triumph-over-preserving-our-republic-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— More than 350,000 VBM applications received in Chicago so far, state tops 1 million as robocalls try to discourage Black participation
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/09/more-than-350000-vbm-applications-received-in-chicago-so-far-state-tops-1-million-as-robocalls-try-to-discourage-black-participation/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Finally, football, or the end of America’s game? – Hugo Gurdon
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/finally-football-or-the-end-of-americas-game

GOPUSA
— Cuomo Accuses Trump Of ‘Actively Trying To Kill NYC’; Threatens ‘Mayhem In This Country’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=94670

BLAZE
— College students say rioting, looting ‘justified’ because ‘people in power have stolen so much more’ ‘Whatever you need to do to be heard…’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/college-students-rioting-looting-justified

NEW YORK TIMES
— The N.R.A.’s new candidate grades show a continuing decline in support. – Maggie Astor
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/09/us/elections/the-nras-new-candidate-grades-show-a-continuing-decline-in-support.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden campaign pulls out all the stops to woo young voters The campaign is positioning Biden as the empathetic candidate who can help Generation Z and millennial voters struggling amid the pandemic and racial reckoning – Jacqueline Alemany
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/09/biden-campaign-pulls-out-all-stops-woo-young-voters/

WEEK
— Who has the most to lose from political violence? – Noah Millman
https://theweek.com/articles/936312/who-most-lose-from-political-violence

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Trump Voters Are Staying Silent Again This Year
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/trump_voters_are_staying_silent_again_this_year

September 7 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 4 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 19 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— Illinois counties installing ballot drop-off boxes ahead of election – Erik Runge
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/illinois-counties-installing-ballot-drop-off-boxes-ahead-of-election/

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: 2,295 new COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths Gov. Pritzker to give update at press conference Wednesday
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-2295-new-covid-19-cases-25-deaths/6377757/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Protesters allege rampant physical and verbal abuse by Chicago police at recent demonstrations – DAN HINKEL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-chicago-police-protests-complaints-20200820-24yitmvxnferzacsoiv73n35ua-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,295 new known COVID-19 cases reported — the most since late May — as FDA gives emergency use authorization for U. of I. saliva test
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200819-o7plkjgrkzcgrmbpxrxs5vo75u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A pot pusher says “Trump to Republicans: Don’t put marijuana on the ballot at the same time you’re running.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-trump-marijuana-legalization-not-on-the-ballot-20200819-rojpfydifvezxdb4qtvxywpfsm-story.html
— Metra is falling further behind budget amid COVID-19 ridership decline. Transit agency now projects $682M in lost revenue. – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-metra-ridership-revenue-decline-20200819-ffl2sbjnujempaex5pbbt5zqta-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Naperville passes zoning rules allowing recreational pot sales – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200819/naperville-passes-zoning-rules-allowing-recreational-pot-sales
— Douglas statue to be removed from Illinois Capitol lawn – JOHN O’CONNOR
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200819/douglas-statue-to-be-removed-from-illinois-capitol-lawn
— McHenry Township board suing county clerk over ballot dispute – SAM LOUNSBERRY
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200819/township-board-suing-county-clerk-over-ballot-dispute
— Republicans slate candidate Seth Lewis in Illinois House District 45
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200819/republicans-slate-candidate-in-illinois-house-district-45
— Drop your vote-by-mail ballot here. Counties installing secure boxes to collect ballots – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200818/drop-your-vote-by-mail-ballot-here-counties-installing-secure-boxes-to-collect-ballots

HERALD & REVIEW
— Panel votes to remove statues of Stephen Douglas, former lieutenant governor from Illinois Capitol grounds – JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrat panels vote to remove statues of all those who were conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/panel-votes-to-remove-statues-of-stephen-douglas-former-lieutenant-governor-from-illinois-capitol-grounds/article_f6a5bd19-a145-5d6d-b0d8-f7e64422edd9.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump calls for boycott after reported ban on MAGA attire at Goodyear, company responds – Elizabeth Tyree
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-calls-for-boycott-after-reported-ban-on-maga-attire-at-goodyear-company-responds

CHANNEL 3000
— Pence visits Wisconsin – AP
https://www.channel3000.com/pence-visits-wisconsin-attempts-to-counter-dnc-coverage/?fbclid=IwAR0ppzvDRZQprIcmf-PW1YxwsGWCTCeYEsi_B88iTs75x6__OlRRJMe-afs

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Census Consequences: Could Two Congressional Seats Be Lost In Illinois? – Jeremy Gantz
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/census-consequences-could-two-congressional-seats-be-lost-in-illinois

NONPROFIT QUARTERLY
— Young Activists March on Mayor in Chicago, Pleading for their Own Safety – Martin Levine
https://nonprofitquarterly.org/young-activists-march-on-mayor-in-chicago-pleading-for-their-own-safety/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Additional Law Enforcement Trump Sent to Chicago Results in 49 Arrests So Far
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/19/additional-law-enforcement-trump-sent-to-chicago-results-in-49-arrests-so-far/
— FL-19/IL-14: Byron Donalds Wins Primary in Spite of Election Day Despicable Trick
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/19/fl-19-il-14-byron-donalds-wins-primary-in-spite-of-election-day-despicable-trick/
— Ness Gets $2,000 from Alsip Union
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/19/ness-gets-2000-for-alsip-union/
— Franks Continues to Pull Money Out of His Campaign Fund Bank Account
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/19/franks-continues-to-pull-money-out-of-his-campaign-fund/
— Kids Not Safe in Schools, But Other Locations OK
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/19/kids-not-safe-in-schools-but-other-locations-ok/
— Riley Grade School District Tax Protest Case Arguments Complete
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/19/riley-grade-school-district-tax-protest-case-arguments-complete/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— OUTSTANDING: THORNER: LAKE COUNTY REPUBLICANS RALLY TO SUPPORT TRUMP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/thorner-lake-county-republicans-rally-to-support-trump.html
— DEMOCRAT CONVENTION PUSHES CHINESE GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/democrat-convention-pushes-chinese-government-propaganda-about-coronavirus.html
— MORABITO: FORCED ISOLATION IS THE LEFT’S OBEDIENCE SCHOOL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/morabito-forced-isolation-is-the-lefts-obedience-school.html
— HOW THE MEDIA DRIVES RADICAL ‘WOKENESS’
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/how-the-media-drives-radical-wokeness.html
— DURBIN STILL PUSHING OUT 2016 RUSSIAN ELECTION INTERFERENCE CONSPIRACY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/durbin-still-pushing-out-2016-russian-election-interference-conspiracy.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,295 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 1,519 people in the hospital, more than 50K tests, 4.4 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/19/2295-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-1519-people-in-the-hospital-more-than-50k-tests-44-percent-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— N.Y. Democrats demand Trump rescind Susan B. Anthony pardon: ‘Treated her like a criminal’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/19/ny-democrats-demand-trump-rescind-susan-b-anthony-/

FOX NEWS
— White House urges Goodyear to ‘clarify their policy,’ calls Blue Lives Matter an ‘equity issue’ ‘What was clearly targeted was a certain ideology,’ press secretary says – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-goodyear-policy-blue-lives-matter-equity-issue
— Rush Limbaugh blasts ‘pathetic’ DNC over low ratings, ‘awkward’ and ‘ill-conceived’ production ‘There isn’t any enthusiasm in the Democrat Party for Joe Biden,’ radio host says – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/rush-limbaugh-dnc-pathetic-ratings-presentation

FOX BUSINESS
— Goodyear employee shares photo of company’s zero-tolerance policy, calls it ‘discriminatory’ The company labeled Black Lives Matter as acceptable while calling Blue Lives Matter and MAGA unacceptable – Stephen Sorace
https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/goodyear-zero-tolerance-policy-discriminatory
— Trump says socialism ‘mainstream’ in Biden presidential campaign Trump warned Biden’s platform was brought “so far left” by Sen. Bernie Sanders – Thomas Barrabi
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/trump-socialism-mainstream-biden-presidential-campaign

GOPUSA
— Lightfoot’s Thinly Veiled Threat To Stop Protecting Trump Tower Chicago (DIERSEN: Who leads BLM in Illinois, in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, in your neighborhood, and on your block? What protests, vandalism, looting, and rioting do they have planned?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=93612
— Harris, Omar And The Democrats’ Great March Leftward
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=93562

BREITBART
— Donald Trump, Jr. to Democrats: ‘If You Can Loot in Person, You Can Vote in Person’ – TRENT BAKER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/19/donald-trump-jr-to-democrats-if-you-can-loot-in-person-you-can-vote-in-person/
— FNC’s MacCallum, BLM Co-Founder Battle over Looting, Police Brutality (DIERSEN: Who leads BLM in Illinois, in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, in your neighborhood, and on your block? What protests, vandalism, looting, and rioting do they have planned?)
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/08/18/watch-fncs-maccallum-blm-co-founder-battle-over-looting-police-brutality/
— Trump Pushes Saving Suburbs from Forced Diversity – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/19/trump-pushes-saving-suburbs-from-forced-diversity/

BLAZE
— Goodyear employees say company’s new ‘zero-tolerance’ policy bans ‘Blue Lives Matter’ and MAGA gear This isn’t going to settle well – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/goodyear-zero-tolerance-blue-lives-maga
— Medical school application asks for ‘lessons learned’ about systemic racism to show ‘sociocultural humility’ ‘Right now is a watershed moment in American history’ – CHRIS ENLOE (DIERSEN: What lessons have you learned about systemic racism? I have learned that Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are 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.theblaze.com/news/medical-school-application-systemic-racism

FEDERALIST
— Where Black Lives Matter Rioters Learned To Call Looting ‘Reparations’ What rioters on the street hear as ‘it’s okay to steal from people who have more stuff than I do’ in NPR and The Atlantic’s offices sound like ‘The Case for Reparations.’ – Joy Pullmann (DIERSEN: Who leads BLM in Illinois, in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, in your neighborhood, and on your block? What protests, vandalism, looting, and rioting do they have planned?)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/19/where-black-lives-matter-rioters-learned-to-call-looting-reparations/
— How Libraries Are Indoctrinating Kids To Think All White People Are Racists The ‘anti-racist’ books being pushed by the American Library Association replace history with the politics of resentment and fuel the flames of anger. – Maureen Mullarkey
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/19/how-libraries-are-indoctrinating-kids-to-think-all-white-people-are-racists/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Duke prof proposes $12 trillion in reparations….$800k per eligible Black household – Ben Zeisloft (DIERSEN: How much reparations do hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want you to pay?)
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=15473

THE HILL
— Trump urges boycott of Goodyear tires over MAGA attire policy – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/512690-trump-urges-boycott-of-goodyear-tires-after-maga-attire-report

CBS NEWS
— “Cancel culture” seems to have started as an internet joke. Now it’s anything but. – CHRISTOPHER BRITO (DIERSEN: In your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county, who determines who is canceled?)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cancel-culture-internet-joke-anything-but/

NEW YORK POST
— Black Lives Matter speaker declares war on ‘filthy, disgusting animal’ cops – Lee Brown
https://nypost.com/2020/08/19/blm-speaker-declares-war-on-filthy-disgusting-animal-cops/

FORBES
— What The Goodyear Episode Can Teach Us About Diversity Training – Ilana Redstone (DIERSEN: Diversity training promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ilanaredstone/2020/08/19/what-the-goodyear-episode-can-teach-us-about-diversity-training/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— How Will the RNC Counter The Diversity of the DNC? – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want the Republican Party to dump Republicans 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, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/how-will-the-rnc-counter-the-diversity-of-the-dnc.html

DAILY MAIL
— New York BLM leader Hawk Newsome defends looters while comparing the US to ‘terrorists’ during heated exchange with Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum – after Rudy Giuliani urged Trump to declare group a ‘domestic terrorist organization’ – KAREN RUIZ (DIERSEN: Who leads BLM in Illinois, in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, in your neighborhood, and on your block? What protests, vandalism, looting, and rioting do they have planned?)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8643543/New-York-BLM-leader-Hawk-Newsome-defends-looters-compares-America-terrorists.html

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 403 West Park Avenue, Wheaton – $375,000
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447728_zpid/

August 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,740 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths Gov. Pritzker, IDPH announce new COVID-19 mitigation efforts take effect.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1740-new-coronavirus-cases-27-deaths/6376200/
— Vote by mail: US reps visit USPS Chicago HQ amid mail concerns
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/live-us-reps-visit-usps-chicago-hq-amid-mail-concerns/6375826/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Minneapolis officer’s attorney alleges George Floyd overdosed on fentanyl, says charges should be dropped
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/minneapolis-officers-attorney-alleges-george-floyd-overdosed-on-fentanyl-says-charges-should-be-dropped

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lightfoot responds to President Trump’s criticism for raising Chicago bridges, says move protects Trump Tower – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-trump-tower-security-20200818-glal7nxsavdnli7vlvnpw5lpoi-story.html
— Viral video claims people were caught on Chicago River bridge as it was being raised. City says they actually climbed up. – KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-bridge-viral-video-chicago-20200818-m3b57tibffcdzphebcigi47avu-story.html
— Democratic National Convention ignores the elephant in the virtual room: Big-city violence – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-democratic-convention-big-city-violence-kass-20200818-co3qa2qj3zcwbn7xdegrssbcne-story.html
— 1,740 new known COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths reported as Wisconsin removed from Chicago’s travel quarantine order
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200818-wqrey3g3nbfgjkfawliv5aelfa-story.html
— S&P 500 closes at a record, erasing last of pandemic losses – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronavirus-stock-market-sp-record-20200818-zuakyzgcdja3hercxxdzss7cn4-story.html
— Residents of liberal New York enclave see their values tested when homeless move into fancy hotel – DANIEL E. SLOTNIK (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want to dump people who are the following into your county, into your county district, into your township, into your municipality, into your municipal district, into your precinct, and/or into your neighborhood: Trump-haters, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, liberals, moderates, homeless people, BLMers, LGBTers, minorities, females, young people, non-married people, non-Christians, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, those who have financial problems, those who have health problems, and/or those ancestors have not been in America for a long time?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-homeless-hotels-liberal-neighborhood-new-york-20200818-5k5myysobngathfscstdotjs3e-story.html
— The ethics reforms Illinois needs: Remove Mike Madigan. Clean house. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-madigan-step-down-corruption-comed-20200818-sy3jdruvo5dqfgnox4icytpxxy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan proving the very real elephant in the virtual room for Illinois Democrats during convention Thorny questions about Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan have followed state party leaders to their virtual convention. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/18/21374347/madigan-illinois-democratic-convention-comed-bribery-case-kelly-mendoza
— Dozens call for defunding of Chicago police at City Hall rally “The city of Chicago constantly prioritizes police over Black and Brown youth, especially in terms of funding,” said Destiny Harris, 19, of Austin. – Clare Proctor
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/18/21374102/defund-police-rally-city-hall-black-lives-matter
— Illinois Dem congressional delegation accuses Trump of trying to ‘sabotage’ the Postal Service “President Trump is attempting to gangster the Postal Service, to use it for his own political purposes,” U.S. Rep. Danny Davis said. – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/8/18/21373736/postal-service-mail-ballots-illinois-democratic-congressional-delegation-accuses-trump-sabotage
— Lightfoot warns of layoffs and furloughs without revenue replacement money from Congress “If we don’t get help from the federal government, we have nothing but bad choices, including looking at layoffs and looking at furloughs,” Lightfoot said during a “COVID and the Economy” panel at the virtual Democratic convention. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/8/18/21374039/democratic-convention-coronavirus-congress-stimulus-revenue-replacement-layoffs-furloughs
— FOP says ‘dozens’ of officers unfairly stripped of police powers since George Floyd’s death The complaint to the Illinois Labor Relations Board says sidelining cops during pending investigations should be done only if their actions are ‘going to lead to criminal charges or firing.’ – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/8/18/21373660/chicago-police-union-fop-complaint-george-floyd-investigations-officers-stripped-powers
— Chicago has $2.7B shortage of infrastructure dollars, aldermen told Budget Director Susie Park and other city officials outlined the magnitude of the capital funding shortage for the City Council’s Committee on Capital and Economic Development on Tuesday. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/8/18/21374198/chicago-infrastructure-city-council-aldermen-construction-funding-shortfall
— 3 more charged in recent looting, including woman on bond for same crime One man allegedly said that once he was at the store, “he decided to do what everybody else was doing,” prosecutors said. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/8/18/21374374/looting-charges-hermes-brunello-cucinelli
— Illinois reports 1,740 new COVID-19 cases — and highest daily rate of positive test results in two and half months The state has reported four-digit caseloads of COVID-19 for four straight weeks. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/18/21374180/illinois-covid-testing-positivity-increase-pritzker-cases-deaths-august-18
— Navy Pier to close until next spring as crowds dwindle amid COVID-19 pandemic The lakefront tourist attraction will shut down Sept. 8. The clout-heavy not-for-profit that runs it got nearly $2.5 million in federal coronavirus stimulus money. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/8/18/21373710/chicago-navy-pier-close-covid-coronavirus-tourism-shakespeare-theater
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/18/21373201/democratic-national-convention-dnc-2020-obama-unity-trump-oskosh-guns-immigration
— ‘Never have we seen the kind of vitriol and anger’ that police are enduring now: Illinois FOP Recent protests have shown a sharp increase in radical actors whose goals center more on destroying property and injuring innocent citizens and police than on enacting social change. – Chris Southwood
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/18/21373993/police-brutality-protests-illinois-fraternal-order-of-police-social-unrest-justice-reform-op-ed

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois records highest single-day positivity rate since June 5 – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200818/illinois-records-highest-single-day-positivity-rate-since-june-5
— Counties installing secure boxes for dropped-off ballots ahead of election – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200818/counties-installing-secure-boxes-for-dropped-off-ballots-ahead-of-election

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Former Gov. Blagojevich to headline fundraiser in St. Charles for GOP State Senate candidate
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/08/18/former-gov-blagojevich-to-headline-fundraiser-in-st-charles-for-gop-state-senate-candidate/aslbhi0/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Mazzochi bill targets Madigan, corruption as she urges others to say ‘Take a hike, Mike’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/545746705-mazzochi-bill-targets-madigan-corruption-as-she-urges-others-to-say-take-a-hike-mike

CAPITOL FAX
— 15 Democratic state legislators issue statement condemning “lawless” protesters, supporting CPD
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/18/15-democratic-state-legislators-issue-statement-condemning-lawless-protesters-supporting-cpd/
— 1,740 new cases, 27 additional deaths, 1,510 in hospitals, 4.3 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/18/1740-new-cases-27-additional-deaths-1510-in-hospitals-43-percent-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How toxic sanctuary laws are ruining America’s suburbs – Dale Wilcox
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/18/how-toxic-sanctuary-laws-are-ruining-americas-subu/

BREITBART
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘Reckoning’ Seen in Chicago ‘an Incredible Moment in Our Civic History’ – TRENT BAKER
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/08/18/chicago-mayor-lightfoot-reckoning-seen-in-chicago-other-cities-an-incredible-moment-in-our-civic-history/
— AOC Slams John Kasich: Someone Who ‘Fights Against Women’s Rights’ Cannot Speak for Democrats – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/08/18/aoc-slams-john-kasich-someone-who-fights-against-womens-rights-cannot-speak-for-democrats/

NEWSMAX
— Is the The Ivy League Guilty of Progressive Racism? – Patrick Buchanan
https://www.newsmax.com/patrickbuchanan/asian-connerly-conservatives-yale/2020/08/18/id/982649/
— Blagojevich to Newsmax TV: I Don’t Recognize Democratic Party – Brian Trusdell
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/blagojevich-democrats-recognize-socialism/2020/08/18/id/982800/

NEWS BUSTERS
— New York Times Blind to Racial Bias at Yale – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/08/18/galling-new-york-times-blind-racial-bias-yale-sees-it-improv-and

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Thank Liberals for the Rolling Blackouts in California
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/08/18/thank-liberals-for-the-rolling-blackouts-in-california/

LIFE NEWS
— Facebook and Twitter Censor Hundreds of Conservative Users Before Joe Biden’s Nomination – CORINNE WEAVER
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/08/18/facebook-and-twitter-censor-hundreds-of-conservative-users-before-joe-bidens-nomination/

THE HILL
— Democrats’ platform is built with a lot of ‘We hate Trump’ planks – BERNARD GOLDBERG
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/512551-democrats-platform-is-built-with-a-lot-of-we-hate-trump-planks
— Five things to know on the Democratic platform – JONATHAN EASLEY, CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/512404-five-things-to-know-on-the-democratic-platform

POLITICO
— Postal Service cuts imperil ladder to middle class for many Black Americans – ELEANOR MUELLER and KELLIE MEJDRICH (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black American in 1966 and b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black American could have my job.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/18/postal-service-cuts-imperil-ladder-to-middle-class-for-many-black-americans-398190
(FROM THE ARTICLE: That ticket to economic security could be in jeopardy now. If President Donald Trump and Congress fail to resolve their fight over Postal Service funding, it won’t just put the agency’s financial future at risk. It could imperil one of the country’s longest-running and most reliable civil service jobs, potentially forcing steep cuts to an estimated 669,000-person workforce that is more than one-quarter Black — a rate more than double that of the national labor force. The sheer reach of the post office in all 50 states combined with the federal government’s anti-discrimination policies have made employment there more accessible than most industries to generations of Black workers. The agency’s pay and benefits often allowed them to share in the American Dream even when racial discrimination was everywhere in the country. A unionized postal worker can make as much as $75,000 a year, well above the national average income.)

REUTERS
— Trump: ‘suburban’ Americans don’t want low-income housing foisted on them
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-suberbs/trump-suburban-americans-dont-want-low-income-housing-foisted-on-them-idUSKCN25E1X4

FORBES
— The Billionaires Backing Joe Biden’s Campaign – Michela Tindera
https://www3.forbes.com/business/the-billionaires-backing-joe-bidens-campaign-vue/

August 3 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump just signed an executive order to protect American jobs from foreign labor (DIERSEN: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. Because federal employees have to be citizens of America, I was protected from foreign labor.)
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

NBC5
— Illinois’ 7-Day Positivity Rate Reaches 4% as State Reports Nearly 1,300 New Cases The last time the state went above 4 percent in that category was on June 11, according to data compiled by the NBC 5 Investigates team
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-7-day-positivity-rate-reaches-4-as-state-reports-nearly-1300-new-cases/2316004/
— House Panel Calls New Postal Chief to Explain Mail Delays Hearing comes following changes that eliminated overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal workers – Matthew Daly
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/house-panel-calls-new-postal-chief-to-explain-mail-delays/2316235/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Marijuana Sales Break Another Record, With $61 Million Sold In July (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/03/illinois-marijuana-sales-break-another-record-with-61-million-sold-in-july/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Vote to renominate Donald Trump will be conducted in private – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/vote-to-renominate-donald-trump-will-be-conducted-in-private

WGN RADIO
— Illinois State Board of Elections: ‘Really plan your vote this year’ – John Williams
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/illinois-state-board-of-elections-really-plan-your-vote-this-year/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana sales reached almost $61 million in July, shattering previous record – ALLY MAROTTI (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-july-recreational-marijuana-sales-illinois-20200803-mje53r54afalnbeknigy76vviu-story.html
— Oswego rally aims to keep focus on social injustice, reform – DAVID SHAROS (DIERSEN: When will there be a Back the Blue rally?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-oswego-rally-st-0804-20200803-2wcgivzrtfhxxfuli32astlj3i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Record pot sales continue with $61M in July; total for 2020 eclipses $300M July sales of recreational weed shattered the June record by nearly 30 percent. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/8/3/21352865/chicago-dispensaries-illinois-weed-cannabis-pot-marijuana-july
— Teachers, activists rally to keep CPS schools closed during COVID-19 pandemic Multiple demonstrations Monday were held to halt a plan to send most students back to school two days per week. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/8/3/21352513/cps-public-schools-pandemic-reopen-close-ctu-covid-remote-learning

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Citibank will replace destroyed Gresham branch—but maybe not in Gresham One of just three banks in the South Side’s most populated Black neighborhood, the location on 79th Street was in a strip mall that was burned during the looting in late May. – STEVE DANIELS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/finance-banking/citibank-will-replace-destroyed-gresham-branch-maybe-not-gresham
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois weed sales set record in July Pot purchases surged 28 percent to $60.9 million, beating a strong increase in June. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-weed-sales-set-record-july

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Legislator calls on Illinois state Rep. John Cabello to step down after Facebook comments – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200803/legislator-calls-on-illinois-state-rep-john-cabello-to-step-down-after-facebook-comments

WREX
— Winnebago County State’s Attorney calls Rep. Cabello’s comment ‘complicit in unlawful activity’ – Jena Kleindl
https://wrex.com/2020/08/03/winnebago-county-states-attorney-calls-rep-cabellos-comment-complicit-in-unlawful-activity/

CENTER SQUARE
— Republicans take Democrats to task for taking campaign funds under Madigan control – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/republicans-take-democrats-to-task-for-taking-campaign-funds-under-madigan-control/article_b4c04296-d5c2-11ea-9885-0399ef9559e9.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,298 new cases, 10 additional deaths, 4.0 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/03/1298-new-cases-10-additional-deaths-40-percent-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/03/covid-19-roundup-50/
— Because… Radical Madigan!
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/03/because-radical-madigan/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats use COVID-19 unemployment to buy votes – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/3/democrats-use-covid-19-unemployment-buy-votes/
— Gun sales surge an estimated 135% in July amid coronavirus, rioting fears – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/3/gun-background-checks-jump-79-july-amid-coronaviru/

GOPUSA
— Again? Mitt Romney Sides With Democrats On Mail In Voting Amid Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92885

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION
— ACU FOUNDATION LEGISLATIVE RATINGS FOR ILLINOIS 2019
http://acuratings.conservative.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/09/CLA_Illinois_2019_web.pdf

BREITBART
— Chicago-Area Leaders: Cancel U.S. History Classes – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/chicago-area-leaders-cancel-u-s-history-classes/
— American Worker Advocates Celebrate H-1B Visa Reforms: ‘This Is Why America Elected Trump!’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/american-worker-advocates-celebrate-h-1b-visa-reforms-this-is-why-america-elected-trump/
— Communist Party Leader Endorses Joe Biden – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/communist-party-leader-endorses-joe-biden/
— Sean Hannity: Joe Biden Keeps Moving Left, Unlike Previous Democrat Nominees – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/sean-hannity-joe-biden-keeps-moving-left-unlike-previous-democrat-nominees/

FEDERALIST
— Antifa’s Support For Open Borders Proves They’re Anti-American, Not Antifascist In its attempts to defend and legitimize Antifa, the elite media has tried to claim the movement has a long ‘antifascist’ and communist pedigree, a deep historical lineage, and an ideological coherency – Brad Betters
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/03/antifas-support-for-open-borders-proves-theyre-anti-american-not-antifascist/
— Americans Are Turning Away From Religion Toward Dangerous Secular Cults On the right and the left, pseudo-religious cults are ensnaring a growing number of Americans as traditional religions decline. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/03/americans-are-turning-away-from-religion-toward-dangerous-secular-cults/

NEWSMAX
— Burning Bibles Won’t Bring Utopia – James Hirsen (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but how soon will my critics/opponents print out copies of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and burn them in front of a) government buildings in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce headquarters, c) Wheaton Downtown Association headquarters, d) Milton Township Republican Organization election headquarters (if/when it opens), e) Ives campaign headquarters in my precinct, f) etc.?)
https://www.newsmax.com/jameshirsen/christ-king/2020/08/03/id/980285/

NBC NEWS
— For richer and poorer, Uncle Sam’s coronavirus response widened the gulf Experts say there are strong reasons to believe that less-well-to-do business owners have suffered disproportionately and gotten less help from the government during the crisis. – Jonathan Allen
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/richer-poorer-uncle-sam-s-coronavirus-response-widened-gulf-n1234073

WASHINGTON POST
— Why not everyone was kneeling during the NBA anthem demonstration – Ben Golliver (DIERSEN: Are YOU a Republican? If YOU are a Republican, soon, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will demand that YOU kneel before them. How will YOU respond?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/08/03/nba-kneeling-national-anthem/
— It is diversity that makes ‘suburban dreams’ come true – Velma Smith, Falls Church (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical hate-filled Republican-haters who hypocritically flee Democrat areas and come to Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/it-is-diversity-that-makes-suburban-dreams-come-true/2020/08/03/04b001de-d33d-11ea-826b-cc394d824e35_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— De Blasio admits city skipped permit process to paint Black Lives Matter murals – Julia Marsh (DIERSEN: What kinds of murals do those who run your municipality want painted on the street in front of your home?)
https://nypost.com/2020/08/03/de-blasio-admits-city-skipped-permit-process-to-paint-blm-murals/

CHATTANNOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS
— Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers – AP
https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/aroundregion/story/2020/aug/03/trump-takes-disciplinary-action-against-tva-leadership/528926/#/questions

FORBES
— White House Reportedly Now Requiring Staff Coronavirus Testing After Trump Bashed Increased Diagnostics – Lisette Voytko
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/08/03/white-house-reportedly-now-requiring-staff-coronavirus-testing-after-trump-bashed-increased-diagnostics/

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters shout at Blacks, and at everyone else, that Trump has caused all their problems.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-08-03/nba-coaches-for-racial-justice-video

July 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID-19 Illinois: 1,941 new coronavirus cases, 21 deaths; state hits more than 49K tests in 1 day State conducts over 49K tests in 1 day

https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1941-new-covid-19-cases-21-deaths/6345166/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Will County seeing ‘all-time high’ vote-by-mail applications – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-sta-will-county-mail-in-voting-st-0731-20200731-gx6ujy3cmrgnlofbzbgcjv5j7e-story.html
— Pritzker’s office says GOP congressmen’s complaints on federal pandemic relief are ‘baseless political attacks’ – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-jb-pritzker-congress-federal-pandemic-aid-20200731-2v4abvy3ibgdri7yx7xqnvqtfi-story.html
— Pritzker says Madigan, who has vowed not to resign after being tied to ComEd scandal, owes public a full explanation – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-madigan-comed-20200731-m3lggjagrvfwjcevgi655n7gm4-story.html
— North Central College pledges changes after graduate who knelt during anthem questioned school’s commitment to Black students – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-mynk-richardon-clerk-north-central-lacrosse-st-20200731-qhqacjev7zgltjutq6ygf5dc7i-story.html
— Anti-racism rally held in Evanston, days after Confederate flag towel displayed at beach – BRIAN L. COX
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-rally-lighthouse-beach-confederate-flag-response-tl-0806-20200731-3rxg56kq4neznmxbgf4xhjpazq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgustingly, Bush, Clinton, and Obama use Lewis to jab Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/30/21348944/john-lewis-funeral-barack-obama-eulogy-donald-trump-george-bush-ebenezer-baptist

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How much longer can Pritzker sidestep the Madigan problem? The governor vastly prefers results to confrontation, so provoking the powerful speaker has never been high on his agenda, for a number of reasons. Sometimes, however, reality intrudes. – RICH MILLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/rich-miller-springfield/how-much-longer-can-pritzker-sidestep-madigan-problem

ROBERT FEDER
— Tribune’s John Kass fires back at ‘cancel culture’ critics
https://www.robertfeder.com/2020/07/31/robservations-tribunes-john-kass-fires-back-cancel-culture-critics/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER

— Race quotas will make the New York Times a truly second-rate paper
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/race-quotas-will-make-the-new-york-times-a-truly-second-rate-paper

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump had an intelligent goal when he tweeted about delaying the election – Andrea Widburg
http://americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/trump_had_an_intelligent_goal_when_he_tweeted_about_delaying_the_election_.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— OUTRAGEOUS: NBA Resumes Season with ‘Black Lives Matter’ Painted on Court – BRITTANY BERNSTEIN
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/nba-resumes-season-with-black-lives-matter-painted-on-court/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the European Union promotes LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/europe/LGBT-free-poland-EU-funds.html
— China Uses Quarantines as Cover to Detain Dissidents, Activists Say Critics of the government said they were held in rooms with barred windows and denied permission to contact their families, all in the name of public health. – Sui-Lee Wee (DIERSEN: If Biden wins, will the Democrats quarantine all Republicans or just Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/asia/coronavirus-china-quarantine.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Biden-Sanders Manifesto Voters should examine how far left the former vice president has moved since winning the primaries. – Phil Gramm
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-biden-sanders-manifesto-11596131322
— Delay the Election??? Trump can’t change the date, but voting by mail needs to be cleaned up. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/delay-the-election-11596150821
— The Lockdown’s Destruction Incredibly, some in the media want to repeat the second quarter’s 32.9% plunge in GDP. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lockdowns-destruction-11596150889

USA TODAY
— We’ve called election winners for a combined century. Here’s why 2020 will be different. Votes will be counted very slowly starting Nov. 3. And that’s the optimistic view assuming no foreign hacking, partisan delays or machine failures. – Evans Witt and Sheldon Gawiser
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/31/trump-biden-congress-2020-winners-days-weeks-column/5544509002/
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Teen drivers should check this list – Phoebe Wall Howard (DIERSEN: What did you drive when you were a teen? I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964 when I was 16 years old with money that I earned doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964. I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966 with money that I earned washing dishes 1964-1966. I bought a new Oldsmobile 442 in 1967 with money that I earned cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966 and delivering mail 1966-1967. I bought a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968 with money that I earned delivering mail 1966-1968. I drove the Pontiac to classes at UIC 1966-1967. I drove the Oldsmobile to classes at UIC in 1968. I drove the Charger to classes at NIU 1969-1970.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/07/30/safest-cars-toyota-honda-ford-gm-fca-teenagers-consumer-reports/5545142002/

GRAND RAPIDS HERALD REVIEW
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue Rally
https://www.grandrapidsmn.com/news/back-the-blue-rally/article_bbc812c0-d366-11ea-9fe3-2b4cab95d73c.html

THE WEEK
— America’s new yard sign discourse – Bonnie Kristian
https://theweek.com/articles/928379/americas-new-yard-sign-discourse

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.creators.com/read/mona-charen/07/20/who-is-really-burning-things-down

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Say Some Big City Leaders, Most Reporters Encourage Violent Protests
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/social_issues/voters_say_some_big_city_leaders_most_reporters_encourage_violent_protests
— Reaction to Sports Promotion of BLM Is More Negative Than Positive
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/sports/july_2020/reaction_to_sports_promotion_of_blm_is_more_negative_than_positive