July 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— House Speaker Michael Madigan polling Democratic caucus on whether he should step down – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-asking-democratic-caucus-if-he-should-step-down/6343510/
— COVID-19 Illinois: 1,772 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths; Lake County beach closure will begin Saturday
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1772-new-covid-19-cases-18-deaths/6342901/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-7/30/2020
— Trump floats idea of November election delay, a virtual impossibility – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-floats-idea-of-election-delay-a-virtual-impossibility/6342501/

NBC5
— Lawmakers Say Madigan Called to Gauge Support as 7 Democrats Push for His Resignation Over ComEd Scandal – Mary Ann Ahern and Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/lawmakers-say-madigan-called-to-gauge-support-as-7-democrats-push-for-his-resignation-over-comed-scandal/2313345/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House GOP leader Jim Durkin now says Madigan should resign immediately – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-jim-durkin-comed-20200730-om55uhcrzjfsbmo7nu7yc2ezte-story.html
— Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal coronavirus toll – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-us-economic-plunge-20200730-t25tj4pzdvcmrirdufstpla2nm-story.html
— ComEd hearing another example of lax (imaginary?) ethics in state government – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-comed-corruption-zalewski-commerce-commission-20200730-nuslg347vfcjroo3rkwjasjb2e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Boss Trump can’t suspend elections, but Congress can do more to protect them. The ultimate weapon of every autocrat is to suspend elections, denying the people a chance to throw the bum out. Donald Trump has finally gone there.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/30/21348571/november-election-suspended-delayed-1918-flu-epidemic-john-lewis-voting-rights-editorial-louis-dejoy
— Illinois House Republican leader joins calls for Madigan’s ‘immediate resignation’ Jim Durkin says Mike Madigan is “unable to execute his responsibilities” as House Speaker. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/30/21348217/illinois-house-republican-leader-jim-durkin-mike-madigan-immediate-resignation
— Coronavirus crossroads? As Illinois sees largest single day caseload since May, Pritzker warns ‘we’re at a danger point’ The rise is part of a disturbing trend that’s seen July’s daily case average shoot up to more than 1,100, compared to 764 per day last month. In the last nine days alone, more than 13,000 new cases have been reported. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/30/21348339/coronavirus-covid-19-illinois-1772-pritzker-briefing-deaths-cases-reopening

DAILY HERALD
— Trump tweet about delaying election ignites reaction from suburban lawmakers, candidates – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200730/trump-tweet-about-delaying-election-ignites-reaction-from-suburban-lawmakers-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Calls for Madigan’s exit start to snowball And each of the latest statements is significant in its own way. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/calls-madigans-exit-start-snowball
— McDonald’s sets diversity goals – JESSICA WOHL (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Constructively, the federal government’s diversity goals are a) to hire only young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-sets-diversity-goals

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Rock Island County Clerk: Absentee ballot requests from Peoria legal, but causing confusion
https://qconline.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rock-island-county-clerk-absentee-ballot-requests-from-peoria-legal-but-causing-confusion/article_d6a03741-8278-560b-8303-a21ee1e3347c.amp.html

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Election officials game out worst-case scenarios in drills – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/election-officials-game-out-worst-case-scenarios-in-drills

CHICAGO PATCH
— Postal Service Shrugs Off Chicago Mail Delivery Complaints Ald. O’Shea wants City Council hearings on poor mail delivery so the postmaster general’s office can hear directly from angry Chicagoans. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/postal-service-shrugs-chicago-mail-delivery-complaints

CHICAGO NOW
— Time to cancel the Chicago Tribune Guild’s executive board? – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/07/time-to-cancel-the-chicago-tribune-guilds-executive-board/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— No Confidence Resolution Filed against Michael Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/no-confidence-resolution-filed-against-michael-madigan/
— Peter Breen Calls Out Madigan-Financed Dem Who Beat Him for All of a Sudden Being Anti-Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/peter-breen-calls-out-madigan-financed-dem-who-beat-him-for-all-of-a-sudden-being-anti-madigan/
— Aurora Democrat “Demands” Madigan to Step Down from Speakership
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/aurora-democrat-demands-madigan-to-step-down-from-speakership/
— Pressure on Madigan To Resign Should Come from “If” Democrats
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/pressure-on-the-madigan-should-resign-if-democrats/
— Petitions of Libertarian Candidates for Auditor and Coroner Challenged
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/petitions-of-libertarian-candidates-for-auditor-and-coroner-challenged/
— Acosta Says Franks Supports Closing Illegal Alien Detention Floor of McHenry County Jail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/acosta-says-franks-supports-closing-illegal-alien-detention-floor-of-mchenry-county-jail/
— Pritzker on Ethics: Bad, But No Action
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/pritzker-on-ethics-bad-but-no-action/
— Finally, a Dem House Member Calling Madigan to Resign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/29/finally-a-dem-house-member-calling-madigan-to-resign/
— UPDATE: John Kass Is Missing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/29/john-kass-is-missing/
— Electric Users Might Eventually Get Refund from Com Ed’s Criminality
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/29/electric-users-might-eventually-get-refund-from-com-eds-criminality/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Public School Authorities Bully Would-Be Home Educators – Diane O’Burns
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/government-school-administrators-bully-would-be-homeschoolers/

CAPITOL FAX
— Durkin changes tune, calls on Madigan to resign now
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/durkin-changes-tune-calls-on-madigan-to-resign-now/
— Rep. Kelly Cassidy: “Speaker Madigan must step down from his leadership roles, both in the House and in our party”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/rep-kelly-cassidy-speaker-madigan-must-step-down-from-his-leadership-roles-both-in-the-house-and-in-our-party/
— Republican US Senate candidate slams delay of high school football season: “Death will eventually come for everyone”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/republican-us-senate-candidate-slams-delay-of-high-school-football-season-death-will-eventually-come-for-everyone/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/covid-19-roundup-49/
— 1,772 new cases, 18 additional deaths, 3.8 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/1772-new-cases-18-additional-deaths-38-percent-positivity-rate/
— County clerk issues warning about GOP VBM mailers
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/county-clerk-issues-warning-about-gop-vbm-mailers/
— As more Democrats call for Madigan’s resignation, DPI updates website with new “branding”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/as-more-democrats-call-for-madigans-resignation-dpi-updates-website-with-new-branding/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Congressional Republican leaders reject Trump suggestion of delaying election – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/congressional-republican-leaders-reject-trump-suggestion-of-delaying-election

GOPUSA
— Blackhawks Ban Fans From Wearing Native American Headdresses To Their Games
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92695
— Boeing To Cut More Than 10.5K Jobs; Likely To Close Everett Assembly Line
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92647

FOX NEWS
— Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74 from coronavirus complications Cain, 74, first went to an Atlanta hospital for treatment on July 1 – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/herman-cain-dead-after-battle-with-coronavirus

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Immigration Problem Is Worse Than You Think – Andrew E. Harrod
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/the_immigration_problem_is_worse_than_you_think.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Silence and Betrayals of GOP Senate Leaders Killing America – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32990

NEWSMAX
— An Assignment To Remember: Covering Herman Cain – John Gizzi
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/cainclintonhealthcareteapartytrumpobama/2020/07/30/id/979877/

NBC NEWS
— Obama, eulogizing John Lewis, takes aim at Trump over voting rights, protest response Without mentioning his successor by name, the former president decried that federal troops had been deployed against “peaceful demonstrators.” – Rebecca Shabad
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/obama-eulogizing-john-lewis-takes-aim-trump-over-voting-rights-n1235341

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trumpism’s most persistent goal is the preservation of white supremacy.” How soon, if not already, will hate-filled Trump-haters officially call for Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, liberals, moderates, non-Whites, women, young people, LGBTQers, poor people, illegals, recent immigrants, non-Christians, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, etc., to kill Republicans?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumpisms-most-persistent-goal-is-the-preservation-of-white-supremacy/2020/07/30/0a3a6aec-d291-11ea-8c55-61e7fa5e82ab_story.html

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters side with Portland rioters.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/07/30/trump-calls-portland-protesters-anarchists-and-agitators-data-shows-otherwise/

NPR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Christian-hater promotes hatred of Christians.
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/896712611

WKBW
— OUTRAGEOUS: Survey posted to help determine location of ‘Black Lives Matter Street’ in Buffalo – Anthony Reyes, Megan Erbacher
https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/survey-posted-to-help-determine-location-of-black-lives-matter-street-in-buffalo

GREATER LONG ISLAND
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue march in Sayville on Saturday
https://sayville.greaterlongisland.com/2020/07/30/back-the-blue-march-in-sayville-on-saturday-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

SUN JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue rally in Lewiston People show support for police and school resource officers. – RUSS DILLINGHAM
https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/07/30/photos-back-the-blue-rally-in-lewiston/

WKRG
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue billboards posted in NW Florida – Kimber Collins
https://www.wkrg.com/northwest-florida/back-the-blue-billboards-posted-in-nw-florida/

LEDGER
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ luncheon in Bartow  Bartow Ford supplied 300 meals to local law enforcement officers from around Polk County during the “Back The Blue” luncheon in Bartow Thursday.
https://www.theledger.com/photogallery/LK/20200730/PHOTOGALLERY/730009994/PH/1

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— New Senate bill requires agencies to brush up diversity and inclusion plans – Nicole Ogrysko (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Constructively, the federal government’s diversity and inclusion goals are a) to hire only young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2020/07/new-senate-bill-requires-agencies-to-brush-up-diversity-and-inclusion-plans/

July 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID-19 Illinois: IL reports 1,076 new cases, 30 additional deaths; state added to NY, NJ, Conn. travel advisory New York, New Jersey and Conn. to require Ill. travelers to self-quarantine
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1076-new-covid-19-cases-30-deaths/6338763/

NBC5
— Key Moments From AG Barr’s Appearance Before Congress “Violent rioters” or “Peaceful Protesters”? Democrats and Republicans disagree on what is happening across
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/key-moments-from-ag-barrs-appearance-before-congress/2312940/

CBS2
— Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska Added To Chicago’s Travel Quarantine Order
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/28/wisconsin-missouri-north-dakota-nebraska-added-to-chicagos-travel-quarantine-order/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden vows to fight racial inequalities with economic agenda – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats fight racial inequalities by getting rid of Whites, and especially by getting rid of Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, 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://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/biden-says-post-pandemic-economy-can-fight-racial-inequality
— Twitter temporarily limits Donald Trump Jr.’s account after ‘misleading’ virus video – STEFANIE DYGA
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/twitter-temporarily-limits-donald-trump-jrs-account-after-covid-19-video

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Attorney General Barr testifies before House, saying ‘violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests’ – ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK AND MICHAEL BALSAMO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-attorney-general-william-barr-congress-hearing-20200728-55kdvhc37ne2biuuklaycx45pi-story.html
— On opinion coverage vs. news coverage – Robert Lindgren, Oak Brook
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-072920-20200728-kwfgyyhyujhqzhjdph77ddw3le-story.html
(FROM THE LETTER: The real problem lies elsewhere — in the unbalanced, ideologically rooted and politicized writing in what poses as news reporting. The primary, but not exclusive, source of this problem is the Associated Press and the large dailies that maintain national and international reporting staffs. In too many of their articles, a careful and observant reader can immediately identify value-laden modifiers, presumptions of underlying intent, and selective and biased presentation of facts all shaped into a blatantly political narrative.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Another Columbus statue is still standing in Chicago — but alderman wants it removed The statue, in an intersection on the far South Side, so far has largely escaped the attention of protesters. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/7/27/21341032/columbus-statue-south-chicago-fountain-lightfoot
— City will issue tickets for quarantine violations, ‘flagrant’ social activities spotted on social media Here’s what we know today about the continuing spread of the coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/7/28/21344904/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Lawsuit demands ComEd refund to customers money they paid as a result of bribery scheme The suit alleges the utility’s ill-gotten gains far exceed the $150 million federal prosecutors attributed to the scheme. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/7/28/21345133/comed-lawsuit-customer-refunds-bribery-scheme-fraud-charge-plea

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage Vote by Mail applications going out this week
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200728/dupage-vote-by-mail-applications-going-out-this-week
— Barr condemns ‘rioters’ in much-anticipated House testimony – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200728/barr-condemns-rioters-in-much-anticipated-house-testimony
— Here’s how Trump’s opposition to mail voting hurts the GOP – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200728/news/307289997/

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Politician Pete DiCianni Clashes With GOP DuPage Colleagues Former Elmhurst mayor is taken to task for pushing antibody testing. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-politician-clashes-gop-colleagues

CAPITOL FAX
— Sen. Steans calls on Madigan to resign
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/28/sen-steans-calls-on-madigan-to-resign/
— 1,076 new cases, 30 additional deaths, 3.8 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/28/1076-new-cases-30-additional-deaths-38-percent-positivity-rate/
— Public Interest Legal Foundation sues Illinois over access to voter registration files
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/28/public-interest-legal-foundation-sues-illinois-over-access-to-voter-registration-files/
— Illinois Jewish Legislative Caucus to Tribune: “Stop peddling anti-Semitism”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/27/illinois-jewish-legislative-caucus-to-tribune-stop-peddling-anti-semitism/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— NFL to ‘amplify’ social justice efforts with ‘End Racism’ end zone message during home openers – Douglas Ernst (DIERSEN: How soon will the NFL force its fans who are the following to confess that they are disgusting racists who should be gotten rid of once and for all: 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 Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/28/nfl-to-amplify-social-justice-efforts-with-end-rac/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Obsessed’: Jim Jordan and GOP defend Barr against ‘absurd’ attacks by Democrats – Jerry Dunleavy
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/obsessed-jim-jordan-and-gop-defend-barr-against-absurd-attacks-by-democrats

GOPUSA
— Denying Freedom Of Speech, Twitter Puts Limit On Donald Trump Jr’s Account For Sharing Hydroxychloroquine Video
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92553

BREITBART
— Biden unveils racial equality plan, women’s agenda – UPI (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, it opposes race and gender based preference giving. Many of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject that plank and hint/imply/argue/shout that because of discrimination against minorities and against females, if I had been a minority or a female, a) I would not have gotten the jobs that I did, b) I would not have earned the four college degrees that I did, c) I would not have not have earned the six professional certifications that I did, and d) I would not have earned the professional license that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.breitbart.com/news/biden-unveils-racial-equality-plan-womens-agenda/

BLAZE
— It’s spreading: Leftists riot in Atlanta, Richmond, other US cities in solidarity with Portland militants – DAVE URBANSKI (DIERSEN: When the leftists, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality, what will your mayor do?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/riots-richmond-atlanta-portland

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Joe Biden Calls for Jihad Against America – Clare M. Lopez
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32971

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against White Christians.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/racism-among-white-christians-higher-among-nonreligious-s-no-coincidence-ncna1235045

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Biden promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/us/elections/biden-vs-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden announces plans to boost black and Latino finances – Sean Sullivan (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, it opposes race and gender based preference giving. Many of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject that plank and hint/imply/argue/shout that because of discrimination against minorities and against females, if I had been a minority or a female, a) I would not have gotten the jobs that I did, b) I would not have earned the four college degrees that I did, c) I would not have not have earned the six professional certifications that I did, and d) I would not have earned the professional license that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-announces-plans-to-boost-black-and-latino-finances/2020/07/28/448db2a0-d0cd-11ea-8d32-1ebf4e9d8e0d_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, announced a plan Tuesday to spend tens of billions of dollars to help people of color overcome inequities in the economy, a move that comes amid financial and racial upheaval nationwide. The plan calls for dedicating $30 billion of previously proposed spending on a small business opportunity fund for black, brown and Native American entrepreneurs. Biden is also proposing to triple the goal for federal contracting with small disadvantaged businesses, from 5 percent to at least 15 percent of all spending on materials and services by 2025.)
— Biden Urges Diverse Federal Reserve Board to Fight For Racial Economic Equality – Jennifer Epstein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-small-business/biden-urges-diverse-fed-to-fight-racial-economic-equality/2020/07/28/3e99ce2a-d0e5-11ea-826b-cc394d824e35_story.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Barr defends Trump administration’s protest crackdowns in combative House hearing
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-bill-barr-trump-congress-20200728-clbph7zmeje2tgkjz4dgdxyx5e-story.html

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO employers make it clear that they want to hire citizens of foreign countries rather than citizens of America.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gradsoflife/2020/07/28/the-value-dreamers-bring-as-employees/
— 4 Ways You Can Empower Your Workers To Call Out Discrimination At Work – Heidi Lynne Kurter (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted GAO to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/heidilynnekurter/2020/07/28/4-ways-you-can-empower-your-workers-to-call-out-discrimination-at-work/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Thousands of federal employees apply for coronavirus workers’ compensation – Eric White
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/federal-newscast/2020/07/thousands-of-federal-employees-apply-for-coronavirus-workers-compensation/

July 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Gov. JB Pritzker joins calls for Mike Madigan’s resignation if ComEd corruption ties confirmed – Craig Wall and Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/mike-madigan-comed-news-com-ed/6322416/
— ComEd to pay $200M in federal bribery investigation; Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan implicated in charge US Attorney John Lausch, Jr. spoke on case Friday – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidne
https://abc7chicago.com/madigan-implicated-in-federal-bribery-charge-/6321771/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Protesters vandalize Christopher Columbus Statue in Grant Park (DIERSEN: This is a hate crime.)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/chicago-police-respond-to-large-protest-by-columbus-statue/6322723/

NBC5
— Virus Updates: US Reaches Single-Day High of New Cases for 2nd Day – Mike Stobbe and Nicky Forster
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/virus-updates-military-helps-overwhelmed-california-hospitals-hearing-set-for-michigan-bar-tied-to-outbreak/2306619/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Protesters Try To Tear Down Columbus Statue In Chicago’s Grant Park (DIERSEN: This is a hate crime.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/17/protesters-chicago-grant-park-columbus-statue/

WGN TV
— Large protest erupts at Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park (DIERSEN: This is a hate-crime.)
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/large-protest-erupts-at-christopher-columbus-statue-in-grant-park/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Attempt to topple Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago’s Grant Park – ALICE YIN (DIERSEN: This is a hate crime.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-christopher-columbus-protest-20200718-ea62bmy6ujgh7cbeofrpwbakse-story.html
— Michael Madigan’s future is on the brink even without him being charged The conduct the feds attribute to ‘Public Official A’ is so outrageous maybe we can seriously think about forcing the powerful Illinois House speaker to resign without waiting for him to be charged. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/7/17/21329025/michael-madigan-michael-mcclain-comed-commonwealth-edison
— ‘Velvet Hammer’ takes a pounding — friends and foes tell Madigan to resign in wake of ComEd bribery case “People who are in public service need to live up to the integrity of the job that they’re asked to do,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. “And so if it turns out that these things are true, he’s going to have to resign.” – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/17/21329133/mike-madigan-resign-comed-reaction-illinois-general-assembly-house
— Looks like U.S. attorney has Madigan in his sights But prosecutor may need some folks to flip on Madigan or find a paper trail that leads to Madigan’s door. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/17/21328966/rich-miller-michael-madigan-john-lausch-comed-suntimes

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Federal investigation draws closer to Madigan as ComEd will pay $200 million fine in alleged bribery scheme; Pritzker says speaker ‘must resign’ if allegations true – DAN HINKEL, RICK PEARSON, ALICE YIN, MEGAN CREPEAU and ANNIE SWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-comed-madigan-investigation-fine-20200717-y6w2givqzrcyvafyjny7fjw434-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,384 new known COVID-19 cases reported as state sets testing record for 2nd day in a row; CPS proposes a ‘hybrid-learning model’ for fall
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200717-hqn6iairarh5hnjrembyap4kyy-story.html
— President Trump calls Chicago, New York ‘stupidly run’ when Fox News host asked about violent crime in both cities – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-calls-chicago-stupidly-run-city-20200717-wudjgyaifzcqxjemsgr2u63dhm-story.html
— Time to step down, Mr. Speaker – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-madigan-comed-corruption-bribery-20200717-4wbzut7qznfwrl4njlm6wry4xy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats blast Cronin over naming Tornatore to fill DiCianni’s committee chair role – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200717/democrats-blast-cronin-over-naming-tornatore-to-fill-diciannis-committee-chair-role
— Latest reports show COVID-19 fundraising challenges in 14th District race – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200717/latest-reports-show-covid-19-fundraising-challenges-in-14th-district-race
— Attorney who worked at DuPage courthouse while awaiting COVID-19 test result causes a stir – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200717/attorney-who-worked-at-dupage-courthouse-while-awaiting-covid-19-test-result-causes-a-stir

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker hits Madigan as embattled speaker denies misconduct The pressure is building on the longtime Democratic House leader as federal agents subpoena his offices. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-hits-madigan-embattled-speaker-denies-misconduct

FOX ILLINOIS
— State officials respond to federal investigation that implicates Madigan
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/state-officials-respond-to-federal-investigation-that-implicates-madigan

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP CHAIRMAN CALLS FOR SPEAKER MADIGAN TO RESIGN AMIDST FEDERAL ETHICS SCANDAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/il-gop-chairman-calls-for-speaker-madigan-to-resign-amidst-federal-ethics-scandal-.html
— IVES RESPONDS TO PRITZKER/MADIGAN SCANDAL. CASTEN REMAINS SILENT.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/ives-responds-to-pritzkermadigan-scandal-casten-remains-silent.html
— IL CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION COMMENTS ON CORRUPTION SCANDAL SURROUNDING SPEAKER MADIGAN AND GOVERNOR PRITZKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/il-congressional-delegation-comments-on-corruption-scandal-surrounding-speaker-madigan-and-governor-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP responds: “This is unprecedented”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/17/ilgop-responds-this-is-unprecedented/
— Pritzker: “If these allegations of wrongdoing by the speaker are true, there is no question that he will have betrayed the public trust and he must resign”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/17/pritzker-if-these-allegations-of-wrongdoing-by-the-speaker-are-true-there-is-no-question-that-he-will-have-betrayed-the-public-trust-and-he-must-resign/

GOPUSA
— Millionaires For Humanity: Tax Us! Tax Us! Tax Us!
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91848

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— What’s Really Behind Mask Mandate Mania?
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/07/17/whats-really-behind-mask-mandate-mania/

BREITBART
— Kris Kobach: Even Talk of Amnesty Drives Up Illegal Immigration – Robert Kraychik
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/07/17/kris-kobach-even-talk-of-amnesty-drives-up-illegal-immigration/
— Mike Pence Warns of Biden’s Turn to Socialism: ‘It Looks to Me like Bernie Won’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/17/mike-pence-warns-bidens-turn-socialism-looks-bernie-won/
— Illegal Immigration’s Drain on U.S. Hospitals Spikes in Recent Months – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/17/illegal-immigrations-drain-on-u-s-hospitals-spikes-in-recent-months/

BLAZE
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Joe Biden vows to completely outlaw new production of gas-powered cars if elected – PHIL SHIVER
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-outlaw-gas-powered-cars

NEWSMAX
— Poll: Ageism Is Rampant
https://www.newsmax.com/Health/health-news/ageism-senior-citizens-aging/2020/07/17/id/977711/

TOWNHALL REVIEW
— The Cancel Culture Adds to Its List of Victims
http://townhallreview.com/2020/07/the-cancel-culture-adds-to-its-list-of-victims/

THE HILL
— Why America has to avoid amnesty – MICHAEL HOWELL
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/507853-why-america-has-to-avoid-amnesty

WASHINGTON POST
— Defense secretary effectively bans Confederate flags from military bases while rejecting ‘divisive symbols’ – Dan Lamothe (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, the American flag is a “divisive symbol.’)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/confederate-flag-military-bases-ban/2020/07/17/301e9b48-c832-11ea-a9d3-74640f25b953_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Exelon Unit to Pay $200 Million to Settle Bribe Case Involving Illinois House Speaker Associates of long-serving Speaker Michael Madigan received jobs, contracts, ComEd admits – Joe Barrett
https://www.wsj.com/articles/exelon-unit-to-pay-200-million-to-settle-bribe-case-involving-illinois-house-speaker-11595007263

NEWSWEEK
— After Reparations Study Suggests $151 Million for Each African American, Experts Say Money Alone Isn’t Enough – JACOB JARVIS
https://www.newsweek.com/reparations-slavery-cost-more-just-money-1518649

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Constructively, Democrat states have declared war on Republican states, Democrat counties have declared war on Republican counties, Democrat townships have declared war on Republican townships, and Democrat municipalities have declared war on Republican municipalities. For their self-defense, Republicans are buying more and more and more firearms and ammunition.
https://www.salon.com/2020/07/17/desperate-trump-and-republicans-will-try-to-win-2020-by-declaring-war-on-the-cities/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Blacks in Government President Seeks to Boost Recruiting, Mentoring and Advocacy at Federal Agencies – COURTNEY BUBLÉ (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will all federal employees be one or more of the following: Democrat, Libertarian, Green, RINO, liberal, moderate, non-White, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, disabled, recent immigrant, etc.?)
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/07/blacks-government-president-seeks-boost-recruiting-mentoring-and-advocacy-federal-agencies/166815/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 63% Say Most News Organizations Are Politically Biased
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2020/63_say_most_news_organizations_are_politically_biased
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats (42%), however, are far less likely than Republicans (87%) and voters not affiliated with either major party (63%) to believe most news organizations are politically biased.)

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 801 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $435,000
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447746_zpid/

July 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 1,317 as state testing positivity rate rises – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-1317/6311594/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of Trump’s coronavirus, race relations response.”
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-coronavirus-race-relations-protests/6311092/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports Highest Daily Number of Coronavirus Cases in More Than a Month A total of 1,317 new coronavirus cases were reported Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-highest-daily-number-of-coronavirus-cases-in-more-than-a-month/2303179/
— Plan for Chicago ICE Citizens Academy Causes Uproar ICE officials say the program offers a “transparent, insider’s view” of operations, but critics claim the agency can’t be trusted – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/plan-for-chicago-ice-citizens-academy-causes-uproar/2303189/
— Trump Commutes Sentence of Longtime Ally Roger Stone  Stone was the sixth Trump aide or adviser to be convicted on charges brought as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation – Jill Colvin and Eric Tucker
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-commutes-sentence-of-longtime-ally-roger-stone/2303340/
— Former Chicago Rep. Gutierrez Asks People to Boycott Goya After CEO Praises Trump
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/former-chicago-rep-gutierrez-asks-people-to-boycott-goya-after-ceo-praises-trump/2303126/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Postage stampede? Chicago voters set new record for vote-by-mail applications for November election In a statement, Lance Gough, the executive director of the city’s electoral authority, said “from here on it’s just a matter of seeing how soon Chicago voters double, triple and likely quintuple the records set in March 2020, and prior to that, November 1944.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/10/21320332/city-record-vote-mail-applications-elections-ballots-absentee-covid-19-coronavirus
— As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks Health officials recommend mask wearing to prevent coronavirus spread, but many politicians decry limiting rights of individuals. – Gus Garcia-Roberts
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/7/10/21320437/coronavirus-surges-rage-over-masks

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats run Chicago, but Democrats blame Republicans for crime in Chicago.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-donald-trump-crime-racism-page-20200710-fuvi6thlcfgb7nwaxaiogotbiy-story.html
— Naperville Park Board spent $25K on lawsuit against Pritzker to reopen park facilities only to drop the case a month later – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-park-district-lawsuit-reopen-cost-st-20200710-uoigpmyp6bg5zlc5x2hb2k6l6i-story.html
— Will Boystown become Rainbow Way? Local leaders consider a name change for Chicago’s signature gay neighborhood after a petition complains of sexism, racism and transphobia. – Nara Schoenberg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-renaming-boystown-petition-07102020-20200710-wzfqwqshefa5tgh34kd7phxdgu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump is selling white grievance. The suburbs aren’t buying it.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-suburban-voters-20200710-w5g4l6bj4nc2bplom2bnccnuty-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— How DuPage County plans to use $7 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200710/how-dupage-county-plans-to-use-7-million-in-federal-covid-19-relief-funds
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hater says “Tapping into crime fears, GOP conflates mayhem with protests.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200710/news/307109993/
— DuPage Regional Office of Education awarded grant to develop dropout prevention program – Luann E. Doman
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200630/dupage-regional-office-of-education-awarded-grant-to-develop-dropout-prevention-program

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To promote LGBTQ is to promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family. To promote Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion is to promote reverse discrimination and age discrimination.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/awards/crains-2020-notable-lgbtq-executives-and-businesses-championing-diversity-and-inclusion

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Local communities cry foul over aid funds
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/local-communities-cry-foul-over-aid-funds/article_5e2b147f-6623-5a35-92bc-b40e3b862667.html

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Small business advocacy organization endorses Oberweis for Congress
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/07/10/small-business-advocacy-organization-endorses-oberweis-for-congress/an3erxn/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— County Board Resolution Urging Other Tax Districts to Show Restraint Postponed Until County “Sure Our House Is in Order”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/10/county-board-resolution-urging-other-tax-districts-to-show-restraint-postponed-until-county-sure-our-house-is-in-order/
— Looking at the Big Property Tax Kahunas–Schools
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/10/looking-at-the-big-property-tax-kahuna-schools/
— A Bumper Sticker – Taxpayer Lives Matter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/10/message-of-the-day-a-bumper-sticker-44/
— Coronavirus-Infected Chicago Teacher Spits on Man Who Takes Off Mask While Leaving Cosco
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/09/coronavirus-infected-highland-park-teacher-spits-on-man-who-takes-off-mask-while-leaving-cosco/
— Marengo Hiring Lobbyist for $25,000
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/09/marengo-hiring-lobbyist-for-25000/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MILLION UNMASKED MARCH AND RALLY SET FOR JULY 25 IN SPRINGFIELD, IL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/million-unmasked-march-and-rally-set-for-july-25-in-springfield-il.html
— SKILLICORN: TO WEAR A MASK OR NOT?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/skillicorn-to-wear-a-mask-or-not.html
— ROSSI: THE FUTURES OF OUR KIDS ARE IN SERIOUS JEOPARDY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/rossi-the-futures-of-our-kids-are-in-serious-jeopardy.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,317 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 2.9 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/10/1317-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-29-percent-positivity-rate/

GOPUSA
— AOC Urges Boycott Of Goya Foods For Praising Trump
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91723
— Where Are The Young, White And Woke BLM Supporters Now That Black Children Are Being Killed In The Streets? – John Kass
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91688
— ‘Systemic Racism’: NBC Expected To Slash White Workers – Patrick J. Buchanan (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO slashed their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.gopusa.com/systemic-racism-nbc-expected-to-slash-white-workers/

BLAZE
— Dems call for boycott of Hispanic-owned food company Goya after CEO praises President Trump. Unsurprisingly, AOC is leading the charge. – BRECK DUMAS
https://www.theblaze.com/news/dems-call-for-boycotting-latino-food-company-goya-after-ceo-praises-president-trump

BREITBART
— De Blasio: We’re Cancelling Large Events, But Not BLM Protests — ‘Historic Moment of Change’ – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/09/de-blasio-were-cancelling-large-events-have-to-respect-protests-are-historic-moment-of-change/
— More than 25,000 U.S. university teachers signed a petition that touts job-seeking migrants by demeaning U.S. citizenship as merely an “artificial distinction” between Americans and foreigners. – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/07/10/25000-academics-say-americans-citizenship-is-an-artificial-distinction/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Did Your Local Newspaper Call Trump’s Mt. Rushmore Speech ‘dark and divisive’? Here’s One Way To Push Back – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/32863-did-your-local-newspaper-call-trumps-mt-rushmore-speech-dark-and-divisive-heres-one-wa

DAILY SIGNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: These 18 Corporations Gave Money to Radical Black Lives Matter Group – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/07/07/these-18-corporations-gave-money-to-black-lives-matter-group/
— ‘1619 Project’ Stokes Racial Division, But Offers No Real Solutions – Jonathan Butcher
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/07/10/1619-project-stokes-racial-division-but-offers-no-real-solutions/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— No One Is Ever Woke Enough – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/no-one-is-ever-woke-enough-2/

THE HILL
— Crenshaw takes aim at Duckworth’s patriotism, accuses her of supporting the ‘destruction of America’ – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/506768-crenshaw-takes-aim-at-duckworths-patriotism-accuses-her-of-supporting-the

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hater Luis Gutiérrez “backs Joe Biden to ‘crush’ Trump racism” and says “He’s like racist in chief in the White House.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/ex-congressman-luis-guti-rrez-says-he-s-backing-joe-n1233443
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/120-members-congress-tell-trump-end-his-harmful-anti-lgbtq-n1233460
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Latinos to hate Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/trump-tries-woo-latino-voters-some-see-empty-gesture-n1233425

MSN
— Goya Foods CEO Won’t Apologize for Complimenting Trump – Eddy Rodriguez
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/goya-foods-ceo-wont-apologize-for-complimenting-trump/ar-BB16AY13

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters use Facebook to destroy America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/07/10/hate-speech-trump-tech/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump threatens funding for schools promoting ‘radical left indoctrination’ – Ebony Bowden (DIERSEN: What percent of students are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestants, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://nypost.com/2020/07/10/trump-threatens-school-funding-over-radical-left-indoctrnation/

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump hater says that Duckworth says that Trump and Carson are “insecure men” who hurl racist insults in “desperate” bid for attention.
https://www.salon.com/2020/07/10/duckworth-trump-and-carson-insecure-men-who-hurl-racist-insults-in-desperate-bid-for-attention/

June 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago police investigate vandalism at George Washington memorial, Christopher Columbus statue – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/george-washington-statue-defaced-on-south-side/6247424/
— Chicago protests planned Sunday include Boystown drag march as rallies against police brutality, racism continue – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/society/boystown-drag-march-among-chicago-protests-sunday/6247271/
— Trump rally called ‘dangerous move’ in age of coronavirus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-rally-called-dangerous-move-in-age-of-coronavirus/6247235/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-6/14/2020
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 deaths top 6.3K with nearly 132K total cases Illinois reports nearly 672 new COVID-19 cases Sunday
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-has-largest-decrease-in-covid-19-cases-across-us-report/6247263/
— Southern Illinois towns reckoning with racist past as protests honoring George Floyd, condemning police brutality arise locally Black Lives Matter protests branch outside of just Carbondale – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/what-is-systemic-racism-southern-illinois-protests-downstate-george-floyd/6247171/

NBC5
— George Washington Statue Vandalized in Chicago’s Washington Park
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/george-washington-statue-vandalized-in-chicagos-washington-park/2289627/
— 75% of Chicago Curfew Violation Arrestees Were Black
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/report-75-of-chicago-curfew-violation-arrestees-were-black/2289656/
— Chicago Protests: March Planned in Boystown, Curfew Disproportionately Impacted African-Americans
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-protests-march-planned-in-boystown-curfew-disproportionately-impacted-african-americans/2289678/

CBS2
— Recent CPS Grads March, Call For Public Schools To Cut Ties With Chicago Police
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/14/recent-cps-grads-march-call-for-public-schools-to-cut-ties-with-chicago-police/
— Protests, Marches Held In Skokie, Lincoln Park, Boystown
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/14/protests-marches-held-in-skokie-lincoln-park-boystown/

WGN TV
— ‘Drag march for change’ in support of Black Lives Matter draws large crowds to North Side
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/watch-live-drag-march-for-change-in-support-of-black-lives-matter-draws-large-crowds-to-north-side/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As CPS hosts star-studded graduation ceremony, hundreds march to demand removal of cops from schools Oprah Winfrey, Common, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot all address the 2020 graduating class during a virtual ceremony Sunday. – Tom Schuba and Suzanne McBride
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/6/14/21290962/cps-star-studded-graduation-ceremony-march-protest-remove-police-schools
— CPD places officers back on 12-hour shifts, cancels days off to prepare for possible resurgence of unrest Police spokesman Tom Ahern characterized the move as a “precautionary measure” put in place “to be prepared in the case there’s any resurgence of protests.” – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/6/14/21290814/cpd-officers-12-hour-shifts-cancels-days-off-resurgence-unrest

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Activists protest during virtual graduation to call for Chicago police to be removed from public schools – William Lee
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-george-floyd-protests-20200614-5tl4yf2ffbg4lg2j6fd2g3tul4-story.html
— Chicago police cancel days off, switch to 12-hour shifts – Jeremy Gorner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-cancel-days-off-20200614-cleqwqoyp5ccffa5yxixdj3aom-story.html
— Trump’s halting walk down ramp raises new health questions – MAGGIE HABERMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-trump-health-west-point-20200614-kmkhdit2c5gypdm2t6adb265ke-story.html

WBBM
— Should Christopher Columbus Statue In Downtown Chicago Be Removed? – BRANDON ISON
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/should-columbus-statue-in-downtown-chicago-be-removed

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Documentarians turn cameras on protests, despite dangers – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/documentarians-turn-cameras-on-protests-despite-dangers/article_d7c65c45-0579-5ee7-8e68-eefb96d745b3.html

BLAZE
— State of Texas delivers powerful warning to protesters wishing to destroy The Alamo ‘The Alamo is the Shrine of Texas Liberty. And it will be defended’ – CHRIS ENLOE (DIERSEN: What do the protesters want to destroy in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who will defend what they want to destroy?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/state-of-texas-delivers-powerful-message-to-protesters-who-want-to-destroy-the-alamo

REUTERS
— Trump won’t watch NFL, soccer if players kneel
https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idP$aM

NEW YORK TIMES
— Racial Justice Groups Flooded With Millions in Donations in Wake of Floyd Death – Shane Goldmacher
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/14/us/politics/black-lives-matter-racism-donations.html

WASHINGTON POST
— As big corporations say ‘black lives matter,’ their track records raise skepticism (DIERSEN: GAO can stress its track record of getting rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/13/after-years-marginalizing-black-employees-customers-corporate-america-says-black-lives-matter/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Thousands march in Hollywood for LGBTQ rights and racial justice – MATT STILES, HAILEY BRANSON-POTTS
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-14/protesters-march-hollywood-to-west-hollywood-call-for-racial-justice

USA TODAY
— Rallies in support of Trump – and protests against him – planned around the US for his 74th birthday – William Cummings (DIERSEN: In your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county, how many would attend a) a rally in support of Trump and b) a rally in protest of Trump?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/14/trump-birthday-rallies-protests-around-the-us/3186672001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Police-Reform Protesters Seek Ways to Keep Movement Going ‘This will be out of the news cycle, that’s what happens. The protests aren’t going to go on forever.’ – Stephanie Yang and Shan Li
https://www.wsj.com/articles/police-reform-protesters-seek-ways-to-keep-movement-going-11592040600
— It’s Not Too Late to Save the 2020 Election Avoiding a debacle for U.S. democracy will require getting as many Americans as possible to vote by mail and ensuring that polling places are safe, convenient and plentiful – Nathaniel Persily
https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-not-too-late-to-save-the-2020-election-11591973979

FORBES
— California Assembly Passes Reparations Bill – Rachel Sandler (DIERSEN: How much higher is your income and net worth today because of slavery? My income and net worth are significantly lower today because of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion. My Democrat superiors in the federal government gave preference to my supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were minority, female, younger, parents, Democrat, veteran, liberal/moderate, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Have you paid the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2020/06/13/california-assembly-passes-reparations-bill/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Taylor Swift wants her fans to join her in hating Trump.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sethcohen/2020/06/13/taylor-swift-is-battling-confederate-statues-and-defending-black-lives—and-she-is-just-getting-started/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— 85% of independent restaurants may go out of business by the end of 2020, according to the Independent Restaurant Coalition – Irene Jiang
https://www.businessinsider.com/85-of-independent-restaurants-could-permanently-close-in-2020-report-2020-6

June 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago protests live: Protestors march on North Side for 2nd day in a row – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/society/live-chicago-protestors-march-on-north-side-for-2nd-day/6227392/
— Downtown Naperville looting leaves businesses damaged; residents come out to help clean up Gov. Pritzker deploys National Guard to Chicago suburbs as curfews issued – Jessica D’Onofrio and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/downtown-naperville-looting-leaves-businesses-damaged-despite-curfew/6226508/
— Cleanup begins after 2 killed in Cicero, 60 arrested; officials, residents call for unity as tensions rise – Diane Pathieu and Karen Jordan
https://abc7chicago.com/2-killed-60-arrested-after-looting-unrest-by-outside-agitators-in-cicero-police/6226521/
— Chicago residents left scrambling for medications and essentials as looted pharmacies, grocery stores remain closed – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/looted-pharmacies-grocery-stores-remain-closed-while-residents-scramble-for-essentials/6227663/

NBC5
— Hundreds March in Wrigleyville
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-looting-protests-hundreds-join-demonstrations-lightfoot-to-speak/2282541/
— More Than 1,600 New Coronavirus Cases, 113 Additional Deaths Reported in Illinois Tuesday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/more-than-1600-new-coronavirus-cases-113-additional-deaths-reported-in-illinois-tuesday/2282956/
— GOP Senators Offer Rare Rebuke of Trump on Church Visit
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/gop-senators-offer-rare-rebuke-trump-on-church-visit/2283182/

CBS2
— Protesters March From Wrigley Field Toward Downtown Area Calling For Justice For George Floyd – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/02/protesters-march-from-wrigley-field-toward-downtown-area-calling-for-justice-for-george-floyd/
— Naperville Business Owners Clean Up After Violence And Looting
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/02/naperville-business-owners-clean-up-after-violence-and-looting/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Cicero asks locals to stay home after 2 die in unrest following George Floyd’s death
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/cicero-asks-locals-to-stay-home-after-2-die-in-unrest-following-george-floyds-death
— Joe Biden shares picture of himself kneeling with demonstrator at George Floyd protest – Austin Williams
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/joe-biden-shares-picture-of-himself-kneeling-with-demonstrator-at-george-floyd-protest

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Duckworth blasts President Trump ‘draft dodging wannabe tin-pot dictator’ (DIERSEN: Why doesn’t Duckworth call Biden a draft dodger?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-reopen-duckworth-police-reform-legislation-ricketts-spin-20200602-ay27b6wz2ngepl6psse3xjmqxm-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This isn’t the first time Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down, has accused Trump of being a draft dodger. In 2018, Duckworth referred to Trump as “Cadet Bone Spurs” because he received a deferment during the Vietnam War because of bone spurs in his heels. He received four college deferments as well. White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement: “The senator should check the facts instead of spread lies in an attempt to smear the President. These so-called peaceful protestors were throwing projectiles, climbing onto a historic building, and intelligence had showed they were prepared to escalate. Responding law enforcement followed appropriate procedure to clear the area in preparation for the 7 p.m. curfew and expand the perimeter away from one of our nation’s most historic churches, which crowds attempted to burn the night before. “As President Trump has said, we cannot allow the voices of peaceful protestors to be drowned out by angry mobs, which is why the President will continue to take decisive action to stop the violence and restore the security of all Americans.”)
— Chicago mayor calls for insurance companies to ‘start cutting checks’ as ransacked businesses clean up – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-insurance-retailers-chicago-protests-20200602-7tspkwttsvhsvbv6qixbbmdew4-story.html
— George Floyd fallout: National Guard to deploy to suburbs tonight; Lightfoot dismisses Trump’s military threat; mayor to give televised address; large protest marches on North Side
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-george-floyd-chicago-protests-20200602-x46evgzdbrfcfeep7ksqlqtkse-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater uses George Floyd to promote hatred of Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-chicago-george-floyd-unrest-where-to-focus-0601-20200601-up7fw2c3kvdvlg6nb6icelri54-story.html
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200602/281749861574553
— Joliet mayor says he was acting in self-defense when he grabbed and shoved a protester during George Floyd-related unrest; skirmish caught on video – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-george-floyd-joliet-mayor-arrest-protest-20200602-iock3o4ktrcublhz6xtfoxbz6i-story.html
— Amid protests, Mayor Lori Lightfoot asks Chicago to ‘stand for peace’ and announces $10M grant fund to help looted businesses – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-lightfoot-state-of-city-calls-for-calm-20200603-q2ze5qflmzfgtlvylqc7oiypqe-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’ll see Trump in court if he tries to send in military: ‘This is a man who likes to bluster’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-donald-trump-lori-lightfoot-military-20200602-ls36mtai65herf7mb6hwe5hfta-story.html
— Protesters who try to ban cameras miss the point of the First Amendment – Lara Weber
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-george-floyd-protests-cameras-first-amendment-20200602-3o4i6znbafbwvl5l5qxro5c7zu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot rejects Trump’s threat to send in military: ‘I’ll see him in court’ “Keep in mind, this is a man who likes to bluster,” Lightfoot said. “Let’s not overreact.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/6/2/21278192/riots-looting-chicago-police-national-guard-trump-lightfoot-brown
— Suburban communities clean up after night of looting, protests But it was a relatively quiet night in Illinois’ second-largest city, Aurora, following widespread violence on the previous night. – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/2/21278304/suburban-chicago-looting-protesters-clean-up-naperville-cicero-lombard
— Lightfoot, Brown defend policing decisions during ongoing protests “None of these decisions are easy,” Lightfoot said. “But the voters elected me to make the right calls, the tough calls and not pander to the crowd, but to do what I felt was best … and listening to the voices of our residents who are hurting and in need.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/6/2/21278431/protests-riots-looting-chicago-police-national-guard-lightfoot-brown
— Another 113 die of COVID-19 in Illinois — as officials wait to see effects of reopening, mass protests The deaths are a stark reminder that the pandemic is still ravaging the state and country. In total, Illinois has lost 5,525 people to COVID-19. And officials are carefully watching to see what effects Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan will have on the number of new cases and deaths — and also what effect mass protests will have. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/2/21278426/113-deaths-covid-19-illinois-pritzker-coronavirus-reopening-mass-protests
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/2/21278561/donald-trump-looters-george-floyd-st-johns-episcopal-church-bishop-mariann-edgar-budde-editorial
— On a wild night in Naperville, the police rise above it all For hours, the protest was peaceful. Then it got ugly. But as somebody yelled “F— the police. F— the peaceful riot,” the cops didn’t take the bait. They didn’t even flinch. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/2/21278402/naperville-police-looting-downtown-rise-above-protest-west-suburbs

DAILY HERALD
— ‘I can’t stand seeing this happening here’: Cleanup starts in Naperville after vandalism, looting
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200602/i-cant-stand-seeing-this-happening-here-cleanup-starts-in-naperville-after-vandalism-looting
— Different paths to repair, reopening in Naperville after mob damage – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200602/different-paths-to-repair-reopening-in-naperville-after-mob-damage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater uses George Floyd to promote hatred of Republicans.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200602/america-a-nation-of-two-societies
— Showdown: Law-and-order president versus protesters – AP (DIERSEN: They are not protesters, they are rioters.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200602/news/306029991/
— Kane County Fair canceled amid coronavirus pandemic – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200602/kane-county-fair-canceled-amid-coronavirus-pandemic
— Oak Brook police reporting ‘suspicious activity’ near mall
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200602/oak-brook-police-reporting-suspicious-activity-near-mall
— Three lootings overnight in Elgin – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200602/three-lootings-overnight-in-elgin
— Elmhurst T-Mobile store robbed
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200602/elmhurst-t-mobile-store-robbed
— Oberweis, Underwood react to George Floyd killing, protests – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200602/oberweis-underwood-react-to-george-floyd-killing-protests
— College of DuPage launches contact tracer training program to track spread of COVID-19
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200601/college-of-dupage-launches-contact-tracer-training-program-to-track-spread-of-covid-19
— Protesters gather peacefully in Elmhurst
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200602/protesters-gather-peacefully-in-elmhurst
— Wheaton businesses advised to close until Friday
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200602/wheaton-businesses-advised-to-close-until-friday

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— S&P slams ‘precariously balanced’ state budget The bond rating agency drops a few more phrases—”structurally misaligned” and “fifth-highest per-capita debt in the nation”—in a new report that eyes Illinois finances with concern. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/sp-slams-precariously-balanced-state-budget

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— AURORA EXTENDS CURFEW; BATAVIA BUSINESSES ASKED TO CLOSE; STATEMENT FROM SHERIFF RON HAIN
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2020/06/update-batavia-downtown-businesses-encouraged-to-close-wednesday-state-disaster-proclamation-includes-kane/

NADIG NEWSPAPERS
— Reports of looting on Northwest Side has some business owners on edge
http://nadignewspapers.com/2020/06/02/reports-of-looting-on-northwest-side-has-some-business-owners-on-edge/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who promotes division? ANSWER: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/watch-live-biden-condemn-trumps-protest-response-speech#stream/0

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— How Nixon Used the ‘68 Riots to Flip Illinois After unrest on the West Side following MLK’s assassination — and later at the DNC — Illinois went to the Republicans, who won the state in six consecutive elections. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/May-2020/Chicago-Riots-1968-DNC-Nixon-Trump/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Trump Can’t Send Military To Chicago, Lightfoot Says: ‘That’s Not Gonna Happen’ – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/06/02/trump-cant-send-military-to-chicago-lightfoot-says-thats-not-gonna-happen/

CAPITOL FAX
— Illinois will be first state to borrow from Federal Reserve
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/02/illinois-will-be-first-state-to-borrow-from-federal-reserve/
— 1,614 new cases, 113 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/02/1614-new-cases-113-additional-deaths/
— Violence flared in Cicero and Naperville last night
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/02/violence-flared-in-cicero-and-naperville-last-night/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Antifa: End ‘whiteness’ as a race, stop funding police departments – Rowan Scarborough
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/1/antifa-end-whiteness-race-stop-funding-police-depa/
— Mitch McConnell: ‘There is no question that there is residual racism in America’ – Gabriella Muñoz (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, White-haters will us this to promote hatred of White.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/2/mitch-mcconnell-there-no-question-there-residual-r/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— All that ‘Trump-inspired’ violence is now looking very different amid riots
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/amid-george-floyd-riots-that-trump-inspired-violence-is-now-looking-very-different

GOPUSA
— Bill De Blasio Proud When Daughter Arrested For Throwing Objects At Cops
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89795
— Pander: Biden Tells Black Leaders He Will Fight Against Institutional Racism
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89800

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Sole Justification Offered for the Riots Is a Fiction – JOHN HIRSCHAUER
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/the-sole-justification-offered-for-the-riots-is-a-fiction/

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘Resistance’ Has Become Insurrection – Michael Walsh
https://www.theepochtimes.com/resistance-has-become-insurrection_3374486.html

THE HILL
— Antifa and anarchists have hijacked Floyd protests but left won’t admit it – JONATHAN TURLEY
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/500605-antifa-and-anarchists-have-hijacked-floyd-protests-but-left-wont-admit-it
— Cities brace for another night of possible unrest – OLIVIA BEAVERS
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/500783-cities-brace-for-another-night-of-possible-unrest?rnd=1590947474
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump stokes backlash with threat to use military against protesters.”
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/500810-trump-stokes-backlash-with-threat-to-use-military-against-protesters

POLITICO
— North Carolina governor rejects GOP’s demand for full-fledged convention Trump and Republicans want a 50,000-person event. – MAYA KING and ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/02/north-carolina-governor-rejects-gops-demand-for-full-fledged-convention-296566

NBC NEWS
— Trump calls governors facing unrest ‘weak’ and ‘fools,’ urges stronger police tactics “You have to dominate. If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time,” the president said, according to a person listening to a White House call with the nation’s governors.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-calls-governors-facing-unrest-weak-fools-urges-stronger-police-n1221116

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘Everybody Will Second-Guess’: Liberal Mayors Navigate Protesters and Police For Democratic city leaders across the country, the unrest in their streets is testing their campaign promises and principles. – Astead W. Herndon and Jennifer Medina
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/us/politics/floyd-protests-chicago-la-mayors.html
— Coronavirus to Shave Trillions From the Economy Over 10 Years The Congressional Budget Office projects a nearly $16 trillion hit to the gross domestic product over the next decade, $7.9 trillion after adjusting for inflation. – Emily Cochrane
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/us/politics/coronavirus-economy.html
— Joe Biden Laces Into Trump for Fanning ‘the Flames of Hate’ Mr. Biden, traveling to Philadelphia for a speech on the crises in America, declared the president had “the duty to care” as he assailed his handling of the protests over racial justice.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/us/politics/joe-biden-philadelphia-protests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blast Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/us/politics/trump-congress-protesters-tear-gas.html
— Biden Slowly Emerges From Seclusion, Hoping to Meet the Moment – Adam Nagourney
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/us/politics/joe-biden-protests-quarantine-virus.html
— Shattered Glass in SoHo as Looters Ransack Lower Manhattan As the protesters moved north, fringe groups hung back, setting fires, breaking windows and grabbing goods from a string of luxury boutiques. – Ali Watkins, Derek M. Norman and Nate Schweber
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/nyregion/nyc-looting-protests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters use George Floyd to promote hatred of Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/opinion/george-floyd-protest-police.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/opinion/george-floyd-police-protests.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters use the pandemic and George Floyd to promote hatred of Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/01/coronavirus-impact-black-communities-protests/

FORBES
— Will The Current Pandemic Increase Age Discrimination In The Workplace? – Tammy Homegardner (DIERSEN: Will the pandemic increase age discrimination in organizations?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/06/02/will-the-current-pandemic-increase-age-discrimination-in-the-workplace/

LAWYERS
— Employer Discrimination Training For Management – Joseph C. Maya (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government were highly trained in getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://blogs.lawyers.com/attorney/labor-and-employment/employer-discrimination-training-for-management-62646/

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump voters wanted this all along — now the trolling has turned to real-world violence.”
https://www.salon.com/2020/06/02/trump-voters-wanted-this-all-along–now-the-trolling-has-turned-to-real-world-violence/

May 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL moves into Phase 3 of reopening plan Friday; COVID-19 cases top 117K with over 5K deaths Phase 4 could begin as early as June 26 – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/business/illinois-moves-into-phase-3-of-reopening-plan/6218835/
— Derek Chauvin, police officer accused in George Floyd’s death, charged with 3rd-degree murder – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/police-officer-who-knelt-on-george-floyd-has-been-arrested/6219184/
— George Floyd death: Chicagoans march in solidarity with protests in Minneapolis; activist Ja’mal Green lends voice in Minnesota – Diane Pathieu, Will Jones and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/chicagoans-march-in-loop-to-protest-george-floyds-killing/6219584/

NBC5
— Protesters Block Eisenhower Expressway Over Death of George Floyd
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/protesters-block-eisenhower-expressway-over-death-of-george-floyd/2280405/
— Lightfoot Lobs Coded F-Bomb at Trump Over Minnesota Tweet President Trump tweeted Friday that he wouldn’t let “THUGS” dishonor the memory of George Floyd
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/lightfoot-trumps-call-for-violence-against-minneapolis-protesters-profoundly-dangerous/2280166/
— 1,622 New Coronavirus Cases Reported as Illinois Enters Phase 3 of Reopening Much of Illinois entered phase three of reopening Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/1622-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-as-illinois-enters-phase-3-of-reopening/2280154/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, you push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/29/first-marijuana-dispensary-in-river-north-area-now-open/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Protesters chanting ‘George Floyd’ briefly march onto Chicago highway, decrying Floyd’s death in Minneapolis – Javonte Anderson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-floyd-protest-bean-downtown-20200529-cz2zy4fuvzaova2lmqycdxe5gi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-george-floyd-minneapolis-racism-riot-chicago-violence-cooper-huppke-20200529-t7jmypfoqfeannt35marjx4w5a-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-donald-trump-comments-minnesota-20200529-sjj52as7ura2zl75uss5aezl4i-story.html
— Trump plays in the sewer. Why did Lori Lightfoot jump right in with him? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-donald-trump-minneapolis-looters-kass-20200529-5lqhqt6vzbdntko6qouhibfanq-story.html
— The needless fight between Trump and Twitter – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-twitter-section-230-20200529-qcup5nlkyzdkbplbnej3ho3bmm-story.html
— Anger, stupidity take hold in battle over Twitter – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-jonah-goldberg-twitter-trump-20200529-wg4h56gxxfeqnpmw5sf67o2dha-story.html
— Protests over the death of George Floyd are spreading across the US. Here are the latest updates from key cities. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-george-floyd-protests-spread-nation-20200530-e4ve7n5nnvgfvcy7lohdx4h7pa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Lake County Board extends emergency declaration until June 28 – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200529/lake-county-board-extends-emergency-declaration-until-june-28

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters Pritzker and Lightfoot lay into Trump. “He’s a racist,” said the governor. Said the mayor, “I will not remain silent while this man cynically tries to turn this incredibly painful moment into one for his own political gain.” Both were responding to the president’s reaction to events in Minnesota.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pritzker-lightfoot-lay-trump
— Chicago faces an aviation apocalypse Unprecedented airline cutbacks will shake the local economy. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/chicago-faces-aviation-apocalypse
— United Airlines slashes senior management The Chicago-based carrier is eliminating about 20 percent of its high-level executive team as it deals with the impact of the pandemic on its operations. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: To deal with Republican-led budget cuts during the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO got rid of GAO’s employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/united-airlines-slashes-senior-management

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— A fatal failing of establishment elites – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.commercial-news.com/a-fatal-failing-of-establishment-elites/article_aefc978a-a1db-11ea-ab7c-33d0fa689eed.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— SCOTUS denied without prejudice emergency injunction in Churches v. Pritzker – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/scotus-denied-without-prejudice-emergency-injunction-in-churches-v-pritzker/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 75 DAYS INTO THE COVID-19 CRISIS, ILLINOIS FOCUSES ON WHERE 46% PERISHED
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/75-days-into-the-covid-19-crisis-illinois-focuses-on-where-46-perished.html
— RIDINGS: THE COVID RELEVATION: WHAT THE LEFT INSISTS IS “SETTLED SCIENCE” IS REALLY “IDEOLOGY”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/ridings-.html
— PRITZKER’S REMOVAL OF ALL COVID RESTRICTIONS ON CHURCHES CANNOT BE TRUSTED, SAYS LIBERTY COUNSEL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/pritzkers-removal-of-all-covid-restrictions-on-churches-cannot-be-trusted-says-liberty-counsel-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,622 new cases, 86 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/29/1622-new-cases-86-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker thanks Dr. Ezike, extends financial protections, points to progress, says no more daily COVID-19 briefings – Calls Trump tweets “reprehensible” – “I want to send my condolences to the family of George Floyd, and also to every African American in this country” – Defends budget decisions – Credits Illinoisans for progress against virus – No bill signing ceremonies – Hopes testing progress continues – “It seems as if President Trump is withdrawing us from the rest of the world” – No out of state travel plans – Talks contact tracing – Asks Illinoisans to be careful during reopening – Will sign Medicare for undocumented seniors bill – Refuses to criticize Lightfoot for Trump comments – Talks about difficulties in securing testing locations – Dr. Ezike and Pritzker respond to question about what they’ve learned about themselves and leadership – “We’re no longer in a stay at home order”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/29/pritzker-thanks-dr-ezike-extends-financial-protections-points-to-progress-says-no-more-daily-covid-19-briefings/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/29/covid-19-roundup-46/
— All metro areas reporting record high unemployment rates
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/29/all-metro-areas-reporting-record-high-unemployment-rates/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Taylor Swift tells Trump ‘we will vote you out’ after ‘threatening violence’ in Minneapolis – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/taylor-swift-tells-trump-we-will-vote-you-out-after-threatening-violence-in-minneapolis

NUMBERS USA
— Cheap Labor Lobbyists: 40 Million in U.S. Out of Work Proof of ‘Worker Shortage’ – Eric Ruark (DIERSEN: Those who want cheap foreign workers to take bad jobs could/would use my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes as examples. They would never stoop to take the jobs that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/cheap-labor-lobbysists-40-million-us-out-work-proof-worker-shortage

THE HILL
— Lara Trump: Twitter no longer ‘a platform for free speech’ – JOE CONCHA
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/500115-lara-trump-twitter-no-longer-a-platform-for-free-speech

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump confronts a culture war of his own making as election looms. The president finds himself torn between his longtime promotion of law.” enforcement and his desire to win over black voters.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/29/trump-black-voters-police-289564

NEW YORK TIMES
— Inside an Extraordinary G.O.P. Event: ‘Pressing Flesh and Kissing Babies’ Again At the South Carolina event, attended by Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, there were few masks and no social distancing — and that was the point. – Astead W. Herndon
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/us/politics/south-carolina-coronavirus-republicans.html
— Trump Moves to Strip Hong Kong of Special U.S. Relationship The president, angered by China’s security crackdown in Hong Kong and its handling of the coronavirus, said he would also terminate the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization. – Michael Crowley, Edward Wong and Ana Swanson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/us/politics/trump-hong-kong-china-WHO.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Trump-hating Taylor Swift “slams Trump for ‘stoking the fires of white supremacy’ in tweets about George Floyd protests.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-taylor-swift-slams-trump-george-floyd-protests-20200529-2rgnn7vlkbetjglzft6hmzvh2i-story.html

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Worker Safety, Privacy Clash as Temperature Checks Become Norm – Erin Mulvaney
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/worker-safety-privacy-clash-as-temperature-checks-become-norm

May 25 Morning Edition

ABC7
— President Trump threatens to pull RNC from NC, says Gov. Roy Cooper ‘in shutdown mood’ (DIERSEN: What is the status of the Illinois Republican Party State Convention? How many delegates are there in total and from each county, township, and Chicago ward?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-threatens-to-pull-rnc-from-nc-says-gov-in-shutdown-mood/6210242/
— Illinois lawmakers remove key obstacle in decadeslong efforts to build Chicago casino – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-legislature-budget-chicago-casino-coronavirus/6209065/
— 2 Chicago police officers injured while breaking up large crowd in Englewood – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/2-cpd-officers-injured-while-breaking-up-large-crowd-in-englewood/6209901/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/25/2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Does Joe Biden take black voters for granted? His latest gaffe suggests he might – SCOTT MARTELLE (DIERSEN: Who takes those who share your demographics for granted? I should write a book about those who take/took others for granted. I would focus on those who take/took the following for granted: those who are Republican Precinct Committeemen, Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.))
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-joe-biden-black-voters-20200522-bviuwfyfazdirnqwmpkghx7ibe-story.html

CHICAGO SUB-TIMES
— “Finished, just finished”: Trump says he is done taking hydroxychloroquine Donald Trump promoted as a treatment for the coronavirus despite warnings from his own U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/25/21269521/trump-done-taking-hydroxychloroquine

WGN RADIO
— Rick Pearson speaks with Illinois Senate Republican leader Bill Brady
https://wgnradio.com/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-5-24-2020/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Hasn’t Worn A Mask Publicly. Here’s What Might Convince Him To.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-hasnt-worn-mask-publicly-heres-what-might-convince-him#stream/0

WTTW
— Pritzker ‘Disappointed’ that Lawmakers Failed to Pass New Rule to Punish Businesses Ignoring COVID-19 Order – Heather Cherone (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in punishing others in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? I should write a book about those who take the lead in punishing those in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who punish those who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/24/pritzker-disappointed-lawmakers-failed-pass-new-rule-punish-businesses-ignoring-covid-19

WIREPOINTS
— No cuts, record spending, and hoping for a bailout. Six things you need to know about Illinois’ 2021 budget. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/no-cuts-record-spending-and-hoping-for-a-bailout-six-things-you-need-to-know-about-illinois-2021-budget-wirepoints/
— Never mind the courts, says Pritzker. Only his views of the ‘science and data’ matter. – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/never-mind-the-courts-says-pritzker-only-his-view-of-the-science-and-data-matter-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— Pandemic Puts Damper On Memorial Day Ceremonies – Jim Meadows
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/pandemic-puts-damper-on-memorial-day-ceremonies/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— President Trump Deems Churches “Essential”; Calls on Governors to Reopen Houses of Worship – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/president-trump-deems-churches-essential-calls-on-governors-to-reopen-houses-of-worship/

GOPUSA
— 30K More Registered Voters Than Eligible Voters In Detroit (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is on the voter rolls in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89316
— Jeff Sessions Failed His Biggest Test (DIERSEN: What tests do your critics/opponents say that you failed. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and the tests that they hint/imply/argue/shout that I have failed as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. They include my including links in GOPUSA emails to articles that they do not like.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89338
— Former U.S. Rep. Allen West Hurt In Motorcycle Crash
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89347

BRIETBART
— Democrats Face Criticism for Not Wearing Face Masks, Violating Own Rules – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/24/democrats-face-criticism-for-not-wearing-face-masks-violating-own-rules/

AOL
— These unlikely celebrities still use AOL email accounts and we’re really not that surprised – TATIANA PILE (DIERSEN: How long have you had your email address? I have had [email protected] for more than 25 years, since January of 1995 when I was 46 years old. How long have you owned a computer system? I have owned a computer system since 1982 when I was 34 years old. While I worked for GAO during the 1990s, before GAO provided its staff with computer systems, I bought several computer systems and used them in my office. I published Milton Township Republican Organization’s (MTRO) first website in 2000 and served as MTRO’s webmaster 2000-2004 and 2008-2010. I published Milton Township’s first website in 2001 and served as its webmaster 2001-2003. I served as Illinois Center Right Coalition’s webmaster 2004-2006. I have been sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails since 2000 and publishing copies of them at www.gopillinois.com since 2005. I have been on Facebook since January of 2009.)
https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2020/05/25/these-unlikely-celebrities-still-use-aol-email-accounts-and-were-really-not-that-surprised/24357428/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America.
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/499181-the-big-tent-unifying-america

CNN
— Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina – Betsy Klein and Jeff Zeleny (DIERSEN: What is the status of the Illinois Republican Party State Convention? How many delegates are there in total and from each county, township, and Chicago ward?)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/25/politics/trump-threatens-charlotte-republican-convention/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: The Coronavirus Is Deadliest Where Democrats Live Beyond perception and ideology, there are starkly different realities for red and blue America right now. – Jennifer Medina and Robert Gebeloff (DIERSEN: Obviously, therefore, the more Democrats who live in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your township, and in your county, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/25/us/politics/coronavirus-red-blue-states.html
— Pay Cuts Become a Tool for Some Companies to Avoid Layoffs “Shared sacrifice” in the white-collar ranks aims to avoid the cost of staffing up again. With no end to the crisis in sight, it is a leap of faith. – Nelson D. Schwartz (DIERSEN: When Republicans cut GAO’s budgets during the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran the agency never considered pay cuts. Instead, they used the budget cuts to get rid of their employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/business/economy/coronavirus-pay-cuts.html
— Are Cars Protecting Los Angeles? The city is reviled for its sprawl-and-crawl culture, but a pandemic can change things. – Amy Wilentz (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-car. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those who are full of hatred against American-nameplate cars and full of hatred against those who own them.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/opinion/coronavirus-los-angeles-cars.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “On Somber Weekend, President shares Posts Demeaning Rivals. ” I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my judgment on which articles to include links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those critics/opponents who paint/painted themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/us/politics/trump-tweets-racist.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Sows Doubt on Voting. It Keeps Some People Up at Night. A group of worst-case scenario planners — mostly Democrats, but also some anti-Trump Republicans — have been gaming out how to respond to various doomsday options for the 2020 presidential election.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/us/politics/trump-2020-election-voting-rights.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Considers Forming Panel to Review Complaints of Online Bias Move is likely to draw pushback from tech companies; ACLU raises free-speech concerns – John D. McKinnon and Alex Leary (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents side with the left against me and against my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on a) those who discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS mails and b) those who discourage everyone from reading those emails. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and or financial clout. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give themselves standing to destroy individuals and to destroy organizations that are conservative and/or Republican.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-considers-forming-panel-to-review-complaints-of-online-bias-11590238800
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Left-wing bias in the tech world is a concern that definitely needs to be addressed from our vantage point, and at least exposed [so] that Americans have clear eyes about what we’re dealing with,” a White House official said. Mr. Trump has long expressed that viewpoint, and in a recent Twitter post indicated that a plan to address complaints of bias is in the works. “The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google,” Mr. Trump tweeted May 16, adding that his administration is “working to remedy this illegal situation.”)
— In Seattle, Coronavirus Fallout Opens Economic Divide Tech workers have been able to work from home, but manufacturing and service-sector employees are facing layoffs and infection risk –
Kim Mackrael and Andrew Tangel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-seattle-coronavirus-fallout-opens-economic-divide-11590328819
— Covid-19 Tests Come to Work Companies are asking more workers to take coronavirus tests, but the logistics are complicated Employers are puzzling over whom to test, and how often, particularly given that tests typically cost $100 or more each. – Sarah Krouse (DIERSEN: Are you a member of organizations? If so, what tests will those organizations require their members to pass to attend meetings? Will all members be required to pass tests or just those who are old, obese, and/or have health problems including diabetes? )
https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-tests-come-to-work-11590399001
— Summer Jobs Dry Up and Teens Face Highest Unemployment in Decades Younger workers’ go-to positions at pools, restaurants, golf courses are hit by the coronavirus – Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: What summer jobs did you have? I washed dishes during the summer of 1965. I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline during the summer of 1966. I delivered mail during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/summer-jobs-dry-up-and-teens-face-highest-unemployment-in-decades-11590312600

USA TODAY
— ‘Draconian’? ‘House arrest’? Coronavirus lockdowns prompt raft of lawsuits against states – Bart Jansen
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/25/coronoavirus-lockdowns-prompt-raft-lawsuits-against-states/5231533002/

BOSTON GLOBE
— Goodbye to hugs and handshakes Coronavirus allows us to leave some rituals behind. Good riddance! – Scot Lehigh
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/20/opinion/goodbye-hugs-handshakes/

DAILY POST
— Three fires in one week at homeless encampment near Facebook – EMILY MIBACH
https://padailypost.com/2020/05/24/three-fires-in-one-week-at-homeless-encampment-near-facebook/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, America-haters use coronavirus to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn America as being full of White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. If that is true, why do so many citizens of foreign countries who are non-White, who are female, and/or who are younger, who lack education, who lack job skills, who have financial problems, who have health problems, who have other problems, etc. come to America? Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. Democrats and RINOs promise citizens of foreign countries that if they come to America, they will get preference over citizens of America who are White, male, older, Trump supporters, Protestant, Republican, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/25/latino-workers-coronavirus-discrimination-meat-plants

May19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois Live: COVID-19 cases top 98K with over 4K deaths as Republicans criticize Pritzker’s order allowing businesses to be penalized – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-96k-with-over-4k-deaths-/6195552/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/19/2020
— Reopening Illinois: Rockford mayor calls for restaurants, childcare facilities to reopen on June 1 – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/business/rockford-mayor-calls-for-restaurants-childcare-facilities-to-reopen-on-june-1/6196016/

NBC5
— Lawmakers Can Be Kicked Out of House for Not Wearing a Mask Under Madigan’s Proposed Rules At least three Republicans in the House had previously indicated that they would not be wearing face coverings when legislators return to Springfield on Wednesday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/lawmakers-can-be-kicked-out-of-house-for-not-wearing-a-mask-under-madigans-proposed-rules/2274775/
— Illinois Hits Significant Coronavirus Testing Milestone
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-hits-significant-coronavirus-testing-milestone/2274786/
— Illinois GOP Says Graduated Tax ‘Cash Grab’ Will Stifle Pandemic Recovery – John O’Connor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-gop-says-graduated-tax-cash-grab-will-stifle-pandemic-recovery/2274493/
— Illinois Bar Sent Cease and Desist After Opening in Defiance of Stay-at-Home Order JB’s Hideout in Blue Mound, located just outside of Decatur and near Springfield, opened up on Friday for what owner Jason Bliesner called an “anti-corona party”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-bar-sent-cease-and-desist-after-opening-in-defiance-of-stay-at-home-order/2274563/
— States Accused of Fudging or Bungling COVID-19 Testing Data The result is Americans who are making decisions about reopening and other day-to-day risks are being left with a false impression – Michelle R. Smith, Colleen Long and Jeff Amy
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/states-accused-of-fudging-or-bungling-covid-19-testing-data/2274807/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois overtakes NY in COVID-19 testing per capita; state on track for Phase 3 by May 31
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-overtakes-ny-in-covid-19-testing-per-capita-state-on-track-for-phase-3-by-may-31

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker says state now leads nation in per capita daily COVID-19 tests as officials report 1,545 new known cases and 146 more deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200519-tclvoywcnre3tb5cpvwedj2hkm-story.html
— The glaring hole in Springfield’s to-do list: A corruption cleanup bill – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-reform-20200519-u4dqm7b435fepa6plbhqzev2wy-story.html
— Will masks be a magnet for racial profiling? Some African Americans put in a tough spot – NAOMI ISHISAKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-masks-racism-20200519-bactfujmgvfhdazfvpn337lhmi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 146 more Illinois coronavirus deaths, but state still on track for next stage of reopening
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/19/21263435/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Madigan to make masks a must? Speaker wants bare-faced members booted from session “Staff and members of the public not observing the rules will be asked to leave the premises immediately,” Madigan said “I look forward to focusing on the critical work needed to ensure our state can continue to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis and provide relief to people struggling around the state and not on needless distractions.” – Mitchell Armentrou
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/19/21264048/madigan-springfield-house-masks-face-speaker-session-bailey-covid-19-coronavirus
— A pandemic does not suspend the rule of law Courts are beginning to recognize that a government’s public health powers, while broad, are not a blank check. – Jacob Sullum
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/19/21264001/pandemic-rule-law-personal-liberties-constitution

DAILY HERALD
— 146 more dead from COVID-19, another 1,545 infections reported – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200519/146-more-dead-from-covid-19-another-1545-infections-reported
— Bipartisan group seeks to reduce size of DuPage County Board – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200519/bipartisan-group-seeks-to-reduce-size-of-dupage-county-board
— Elmhurst mayor to governor: Let us reopen sooner – Bob Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200519/elmhurst-mayor-to-governor-let-us-reopen-sooner

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Franks fined after refusing to disclose details about Illinois Integrity Fund ‘Friendly contempt’ order allows county board chairman to seek additional appeal – KATIE SMITH
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/05/19/franks-fined-after-refusing-to-disclose-details-about-illinois-integrity-fund/avvknv6/

SOUTHERN
— Illinois Republicans hope to block rules that making some business openings a crime – PETER HANCOCK
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-republicans-hope-to-block-rules-that-making-some-business-openings-a-crime/article_e9a238a3-42fb-59d7-8848-45126f32814c.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP Take on Governor – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=304228#.XsRAfSN_OM8

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Won’t Enforce Stay-At-Home Order
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-sheriffs-department-wont-enforce-stay-at-home-order/
— Chamber of Commerce hosts Virtual Town Hall with Lawmakers
https://www.nctv17.com/news/chamber-of-commerce-hosts-virtual-town-hall-with-lawmakers/

WTMJ-TV MILWAUKEE
— Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has been spending time in Wisconsin during quarantine – Tess Klein
https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-governor-has-been-spending-time-in-wisconsin-during-quarantine

WREX
— Pritzker expresses concerns after Reopen Illinois rallies – Mike Miletich
https://wrex.com/2020/05/19/pritzker-expresses-concerns-after-reopen-illinois-rallies/

WSIL TV
— President Trump calls out Pritzker for coronavirus response efforts
https://wsiltv.com/2020/05/19/president-trump-calls-out-pritzker-for-coronavirus-response-efforts/

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Illinois Has Most Coronavirus Restrictions In Country: Study Here’s how strict Illinois has been with its stay-at-home order compared to other U.S. states, according to WalletHub. – Rebecca Bream
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/illinois-has-most-coronavirus-restrictions-country-study

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Mayor Keeps Emergency Powers The City Council extends the emergency powers for Mayor Steve Morley, who is calling for the governor to end his stay-at-home order. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-mayor-keeps-emergency-powers

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEWS
— Will coronavirus-related job losses eventually return? Chicago Booth scholar estimates 42% of pandemic-related layoffs could be permanent
https://news.uchicago.edu/story/will-coronavirus-related-job-losses-eventually-return

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jack Franks Held in Indirect Contempt of Court & Fined $100 a Day for Refusing to Answer Questions in Illinois Integrity Fund Suit by County Clerk Joe Tirio
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/19/jack-fr-anks-held-in-indirect-contempt-of-court-fined-100-a-day-for-refusing-to-answer-questions-in-illinois-integrity-fund-suit-by-county-clerk-joe-tirio/
— Millionaire Jack Franks Wants to Cut Salaries of Lower Income Elected Officials
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/19/millionaire-jack-franks-wants-to-cut-salaries-of-lower-income-elected-officials/
— Photos from Woodstock’s Friday Rally Against Pritzker’s Coronavirus Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/18/photos-from-woodstocks-friday-rally-against-pritzkers-coronavirus-order/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Governor Pritzker’s financial disclosure raises questions – you may not like the answer – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/governor-pritzkers-financial-disclosure-raises-questions-you-may-not-like-the-answer/
— Pritzker’s nightmare hit the court docket in Clay County today – Legal Brief in Support of Darren Bailey Motion for Summary Judgment – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/pritzkers-nightmare-hit-the-court-docket-in-clay-county-today-legal-brief-in-support-of-darren-bailey-motion-for-summary-judgment/

CAPITOL FAX
— JB’s Hideout gets hit with a cease and desist order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/19/jb-cannot-hide-out-at-jbs-hideout/
— 1,545 new cases, 146 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/19/1545-new-cases-146-additional-deaths/
— Dr. Ezike upbeat about latest numbers – Pritzker says no to lump-sum budget – Dr. Ezike talks data challenges, death counts – With $240 million spent on purchases, Pritzker says state watching for fraud – Pritzker says new emergency rule will be re-tooled in 10 days – Refuses to bend to mayors – Dr. Ezike talks excess deaths – “Disgusted by the failure of so many people” to call out extremism at rallies – Will be in Springfield Wednesday – “Optimistic that we are falling from a peak” – Dr. Ezike says it will take some time to see if peak has passed – “The very definition of a blind trust is that it’s blind” – Again commits to making full pension payment – Defends decision not to cut staff – Addresses mask scam – Can’t do widespread testing without more tests – Dr. Ezike says feds urge go-slow on nursing home visits
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/19/dr-ezike-upbeat-about-latest-numbers-pritzker-says-no-to-lump-sum-budget/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/19/covid-19-roundup-41/
— Madigan proposes changes to House rules requiring masks, temperature checks – Violators could be removed by vote of the chamber
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/19/madigan-proposes-changes-to-house-rules-requiring-masks-temperature-checks-violators-could-be-removed-by-vote-of-the-chamber/
— Some of what you can expect this week
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/19/some-of-what-you-can-expect-this-week/
— A poorly drafted rule is causing unnecessary panic and may even be unneeded
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/19/a-poorly-drafted-rule-is-causing-unnecessary-panic-and-may-even-be-unneeded/

BLAZE
— House Democrats just informed the Supreme Court that they may impeach President Trump again by the end of this year – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/house-democrats-may-impeach-trump-again
— California governor says first responders will be ‘first ones laid off’ without federal government bailout Economic shutdowns taking their toll – Aaron Colen (DIERSEN: GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40 were gotten rid of first by the Democrats who ran GAO in response to Republican-led budget cuts during the 1980s and 1990s.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/california-governor-first-responders-laid-off-bailout

NEWSMAX
— Rep. Rodney Davis to Newsmax TV: Dems Want to Weaponize Election Process With Ballot Harvesting – Solange Reyner
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/democrats-davis-trump-election/2020/05/18/id/967934/

JP MEDIA
— IL Governor Pritzker Announces What Will Happen to Business People Who Defy Restrictions – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/05/19/il-governor-pritzer-will-jail-business-people-who-defy-restrictions-n404232

NATIONAL REVIEW
— How Long Should We Keep Bribing People Not to Work? – ROBERT VERBRUGGEN
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/05/how-long-should-we-keep-bribing-people-not-to-work/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “We Can Prevent a Great Depression. It’ll Take $10 Trillion. Don’t think of that number as “big” or “bold.” Just think of it as the appropriate dosage for a once-in-a-century economic affliction.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/we-can-prevent-a-great-depression-itll-take-10-trillion/611749/

May 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 94K with over 4K deaths; some Chicago churches reopen, defying governor’s order
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-coronavirus-how-many-new-cases-of-in-by-day-update/6191308/
— Illinois stay at home order: Businesses that defy could to face misdemeanor punishable by fine up to $2,500 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/businesses-that-defy-stay-at-home-order-to-face-misdemeanor-fine/6191401/


NBC5
— Trump Calls Out Pritzker’s Handling of Coronavirus Response Efforts President Trump and the Illinois governor have previously traded attacks on how their respective governments have handled the pandemic – Becca Wood
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/trump-calls-out-pritzkers-handling-of-coronavirus-response-efforts/2273582/
— Illinois Reports 1,734 Additional Coronavirus Cases, 51 Deaths Related to Virus The state also reported conducting more than 20,000 tests over the last 24 hours
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1734-additional-coronavirus-cases-51-deaths-related-to-virus/2273503/
— Pritzker Order Reportedly Authorizes New Punishment for Businesses Violating Restrictions Business owners could face misdemeanor charges if they open in violation of the order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-order-reportedly-authorizes-new-punishment-for-businesses-violating-restrictions/2273474/

— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Looks to New Ways to Enforce Stay-at-Home Order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-updates-state-looks-to-new-ways-to-enforce-stay-at-home-order/2273489/

CBS2
— Neighbors Protest Metro Praise International Church For Holding Services During Pandemic – Vi Nguyen
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/17/stay-at-home-order-pandemic-protest-metro-praise-international-church/

— Coronavirus In Illinois: 1,734 New COVID-19 Cases, 51 Additional Deaths
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/17/coronavirus-in-illinois-1734-new-covid-19-cases-51-additional-deaths/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois daily COVID-19 death toll drops to lows not seen in a couple weeks
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-daily-covid-19-death-toll-drops-to-lows-not-seen-in-a-couple-weeks
— Adler Planetarium lays off 120 employees due to pandemic
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/adler-planetarium-lays-off-120-employees-due-to-pandemic
— Office Depot closing stores, laying off 13,000 workers – Audrey Conklin
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/office-depot-closing-stores-laying-off-13000-workers

WGN TV
— Officials report 1,734 new cases of coronavirus disease, 51 related deaths in Illinois – AP
https://wgntv.com/chicago-news/officials-report-1734-new-cases-of-coronavirus-disease-51-related-deaths-in-illinois/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fifty-one more coronavirus deaths announced in Illinois, with positive tests continuing to come in below 20% The positivity rate in the northeast part of the state was 18.3% Sunday, the fourth straight day below 20%. In Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan, a region could move to the third phase after 14 consecutive days of hitting that mark. – Ben Pope
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/17/21261686/illinois-coronavirus-pritzker-cases-deaths-testing-may-17-deaths
— Illinois’ latest 1-day statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 9%
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/17/21261282/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Keeping it safe for legislators and democracy in Springfield this week Every protester should leave their guns at home. And any lawmaker who can’t be bothered to wear a face mask should stay out of town. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/17/21260565/coronavirus-covid-guns-legislature-michigan-domestic-terrorism-illinois-general-assembly-springfield
— How to crack down on COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes The first step is to evacuate coronavirus-infected residents from the lowest-rated facilities until the virus is contained or they recover. – Brandon Johnson, Cook County Commissioner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/17/21260205/covid-nursing-home-deaths-personal-liberties-illinois-lockdown-first-amendment-letters-s-e-cupp
— While state remains shut down, Illinois residents head to neighboring states to shop, eat out In the first weekend that bordering states Indiana and Wisconsin largely were open for business, Illinoisans traveled across state lines, confident they won’t get sick. – Bob Chiarito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/17/21261537/illinois-wisconsin-indiana-stay-at-home-order-open-coronavirus-covid-19
— Prognosis for COVID-19’s hit on Cook County finances plagued by ‘unknown unknowns’ “It’s worse than a hurricane, it’s worse than 9/11, it’s worse than the 2008 economic … downturn because this is a comprehensive stopping of the economy, a threat to public safety that forces total disruption of most traditional, economic activities,” said Laurence Msall, president of the Civic Federation. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/17/21256486/cook-county-budget-shortfall-covid-19-finances-millions-coronavirus-revenues-hole

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois officials report 51 more fatalities from coronavirus, the lowest number of daily deaths in nearly two weeks
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200516-ildqrn4e4bhorexpljpc7dur7u-story.html
— We can’t wait for a COVID-19 vaccine to reopen, Britain, Italy tell citizens – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200517-sckhmqobaveb7otzv6h7m6xdza-story.html
— Federal judge moves up petitions deadline for third-party and independent candidates but rejects call to require more signatures – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-third-party-candidates-ruling-20200517-2aunxlybungvlhqlpwvwa3ydcq-story.html
— Dozens defy stay-at-home order to attend Belmont-Cragin church while protesters warn of endangering the community – LAURA RODRÍGUEZ PRESA and JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-churches-20200517-hawt4sd76jcmdorqquwytpqvx4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— State reports 1,734 new COVID-19 cases, 51 additional deaths – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200517/state-reports-1734-new-covid-19-cases-51-additional-deaths

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Out of the virus frying pan, into the financial fire – Sheila A. Weinberg
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-out-of-the-virus-frying-pan-into-the-financial-fire/article_c034dce3-7516-53f7-b5f5-f306fc13a4a3.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden’s VP search puts spotlight on how long he’ll serve – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/bidens-vp-search-puts-spotlight-on-how-long-hell-serve

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump says back to normal in golf means big crowds, no masks – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/sports/trump-says-back-to-normal-in-golf-means-big-crowds-no-masks/

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Mayor Updates Residents On Flattening Coronavirus Curve “Burr Ridge continues to do its part to bring the curve down.”
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-mayor-updates-residents-flattening-coronavirus-curve

ILLINOIS ACTION
— Illinois – URGENT call to action! – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/illinois-urgent-call-to-action/

THE HILL
— Biden hits Trump, Pence on LGBTQ+ rights – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ+ activity.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/498197-biden-hits-trump-pence-on-lgbtq-rights

ABC NEWS
— How apps could change the workplace after coronavirus crisis Several apps could hold the future to a safe office after reopening. – Leighton Schneider and Michael Dobuski
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/apps-change-workplace-coronavirus-crisis/story?id=70726355

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump adviser Peter Navarro says stay-at-home measures kill more people ‘indirectly’ than coronavirus – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-peter-navarro-indirectly-20200517-wy45r77utjh2xc35bxwfmcgom4-story.html

DENVER POST
— Dealing with discrimination in the workplace – Iris Halpern and Ellen K. Giarratana (DIERSEN: How strongly will employers use coronavirus to get rid of their employees who are older, who are obese, who have diabetes, etc.?)
https://www.denverpost.com/2020/05/17/workers-rights-qa-dealing-with-discrimination-in-the-workplace/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Why Stadiums Are Incubators for Coronavirus Spread Sports fans are longing to return to the stands, but health experts say stadiums are one of the highest-risk areas for coronavirus transmission. Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist, walks us through how easily the virus could spread among the crowd.
https://www.wsj.com/video/why-stadiums-are-incubators-for-coronavirus-spread/16EEBD9D-DCF5-40D9-9628-7E8351E414D8.html

FORTUNE
— The class of 2020 is getting a crash course in job market uncertainty New grads are unsure and anxious about their professional prospects in a labor market ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. – MCKENNA MOORE (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://fortune.com/longform/coronavirus-job-market-class-of-2020-entry-level-hiring-covid-19/