January 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-his-term-is-ending-transition-will-be-orderly/9429355/
— Pelosi, Schumer call for President Trump’s removal via 25th Amendment or impeachment
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pelosi-schumer-call-for-trumps-removal-via-25th-amendment/9420150/
— US Capitol Riot: Illinois congress members call for President Trump to be removed from office – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-congress-members-call-for-president-trump-to-be-removed-from-office/9431581/
— Washington DC news: 2 from Illinois among those arrested, charged in protests, riots
https://abc7chicago.com/riot-in-washington-dc-inverness-capitol-riots/9440321/
— Zuckerberg extends Trump’s Facebook, Instagram lockout indefinitely
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-facebook-instagram-accounts-locked-indefinitely/9436755/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters use the Capitol Hill riot to paint police as being racists.
https://abc7chicago.com/many-see-stark-difference-in-police-treatment-of-trump-mob-blm-protesters/9446738/

NBC5
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider in a statement called the language “wrong and disgusting.” “We urge Congresswoman Miller to apologize,” Schneider’s statement read.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-congresswoman-who-invoked-hitler-responds-after-backlash/2410622/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters use the Capitol HILL riot to paint police as being racists.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/us-capitol-riot-sparks-questions-about-americas-racial-divide/2411110/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/i-hurt-for-our-country-michelle-obama-draws-attention-to-racial-disparities-after-u-s-capitol-riot/2410849/

CBS2
— Capitol Officer Dead, Laptop Stolen During Capitol Chaos
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/live/cbsn-chicago/video/8452739-20210108013049-capitol-officer-dead-laptop-stolen-during-capitol-chaos/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago demonstrators react to unrest in D.C. – Nate Rodgers
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-demonstrators-react-to-unrest-in-d-c

WGN RADIO
— Conservative media decry Capitol riot, but grievances remain – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/conservative-media-decry-capitol-riot-but-grievances-remain/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump condemns Capitol riot, concedes to Biden – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22219743/trump-condemns-capitol-riot-concedes-to-biden
— Chicago-area CEO and suburban tattoo artist among those arrested at Capitol – Jon Seidel and Frank Main
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/1/7/22219260/federal-charges-mob-riot-capitol-leffingwell-alberts-bradley-rukstales-david-fitzgerald
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “After Capitol violence, remove Trump now to protect American democracy. We simply cannot trust to luck that a recurrence of Wednesday’s mob action – or something far worse – won’t happen again during the nearly two weeks remaining in Trump’s term in office.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22219329/donald-trump-congress-capitol-mob-action-25th-amendment-impeachment-editorial
— The Republican Party must find its way back home. We must work for the common good and stop perceiving the opposition party as the enemy. – Illinois Sen. Dan McConchie
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22219349/republican-party-future-illinois-gop
— There’s a history of white supremacists interpreting government leaders’ words as encouragement. They thrive today on protests against stay-at-home orders, especially protests featuring guns. – Shannon M. Smith
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22218924/white-supremacy-kkk-jim-crow-reconstruction-pandemic-protests-shannon-smith

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump concedes to Biden and condemns violent mob as Capitol siege forces painful new questions across government – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-mob-capitol-building-20210107-ju2cdvv7h5ha7mvedhric25umq-story.html
— Election races set for Waukegan Township, North Chicago – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-waukegan-township-election-st-0111-20210107-imqeyxd7lra2rpd77yolwox5la-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois lawmakers seek to add 75 new cannabis licenses in move to allow more minority ownership in lucrative pot industry – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-2nd-round-dispensary-licenses-20210107-4ypdex46fzbs7koc2msybsskdq-story.html
— Kinzinger, others call for removing Trump | Police union boss Catanzara downplays Capitol riot | Congresswoman attempts to clarify ‘Hitler’ comment – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-trump-25th-amendment-miller-hitler-spin-20210107-a4k3i6wpa5dm7lyonuctuncfk4-story.html
— Chicago police union leader downplays Capitol riot in radio interview, drawing rebuke from mayor – JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-fop-catanzara-riot-comments-20210107-idno2frly5bprdkil33d5u2cdm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Invoke the 25th Amendment. Trump needs to go.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-trump-25th-amendment-20210107-4oq5qivucvbati5kgxdalxkkdm-story.html
— Even after the Capitol insurrection, Trump won’t let go of GOP – NOLAN FINLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-capitol-riots-trump-gop-future-20210107-ct4kfe2vbvhcxpptkoxs3jrevm-story.html
— Illinois’ do-nothing legislature will finally convene. Its inaction took a big toll. – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-general-assembly-pandemic-inaction-greising-20210107-ieyav5hubrawbewevedzj6nwke-story.html
— The storming of the Capitol. A sacrilege, a grievous desecration. – PATRICK T. REARDON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-capitol-riots-sacrilege-democracy-20210107-mcanu4peb5hh7jppftoebp4yna-story.html
— Trump incited a seditious mob. How should he be held accountable? – STORER H. ROWLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-capitol-siege-trump-hold-accountable-20210107-rmozzjbnd5cvpajqvmodegp4fe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Newly inaugurated Illinois GOP congresswoman was attacking Democrats in citing Adolf Hitler.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-gop-congresswoman-mary-miller-says-hitler-remarks-about-democrats-20210108-wka4fva76naurmvehfcrzocdca-story.html
— 2 suburban men are arrested and Chicago real estate agent is fired following US Capitol siege – JOHN KEILMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-roselle-tattoo-arrested-capitol-invasion-20210107-y462njdfhvhrtgff753fgcibwa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘The president is unwell’: Suburban lawmakers call for Trump’s removal from office – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210107/the-president-is-unwell-suburban-lawmakers-call-for-trumps-removal-from-office

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kinzinger: Remove ‘unmoored’ Trump from office. “It’s time to invoke the 25th amendment and end this nightmare.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/kinzinger-remove-unmoored-trump-office
— Chicago’s police union president says he understands Capitol mob’s ‘frustration’ “This is not some mass insurrection, coup attempt,” the president of the union representing Chicago police officers said today. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/chicagos-police-union-president-says-he-understands-capitol-mobs-frustration

INDIANA GAZETTE
— Council adopts new technology for meetings – CHAUNCEY ROSS
(DIERSEN: One of the top priorities for chairmen of political organizations is to assure that monthly meetings are held. While I was the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, I assured that the organization held a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of every month except August when it held a picnic and December when it held a Christmas party. If I was still the organization’s chairman, the organization would be continuing the aforesaid.)
https://www.indianagazette.com/news/council-adopts-new-technology-for-meetings/article_3de7615c-50fd-11eb-9740-53f7ef8a2f3d.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Local Trump supporters weigh in on riot at nation’s Capital – Tessa Bentulan
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/pro-trump-supporters-rally-at-illinois-statehouse
— After years of slow steps, Facebook muzzles Trump – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to muzzle me during the last 20 years. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/timeline-after-years-of-slow-steps-facebook-muzzles-trump

AURORA PATCH
— Trump’s Removal From Office ‘Must Be Immediate’: Underwood. Rep. Lauren Underwood said the country cannot wait until Jan. 20 to kick Trump out of office after Wednesday’s “violent, treasonous attack.” – Jason Addy
https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/trumps-removal-office-must-be-immediate-underwood

GLENVIEW PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Do you know the name of your Republican Committee Person?” and says “Every one of us in Cook County, save two Townships, has an elected (or appointed) Republican office holder; they need to know how you feel!!”
(DIERSEN: 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://patch.com/illinois/glenview/do-you-know-name-your-republican-committee-person
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I spoke yesterday to a lifelong and staunch Democrat, a former candidate for elected office. I shared with her my conflict. She encouraged me to stay in the party and to make a change internally. As a resident of Cook County, that might not be easy. The fealty for the Head of the Republican Party (45) is disgusting to me. I have been and will continue to be a NEVER Trump Republican, and I have supported the Lincoln Project. . .Local governance and elections are the bedrock of our Constitutional Form of Government. People often say we are a Democracy when in actuality, we are a Representative Republic. In Illinois, the most basic unit of our government is the Republican and Democratic Committeewomen and Men elected to serve our respective parties. In Suburban Cook County, these representatives are ELECTED every four years at the Primary election for Governor. The political subdivision is the Township. At the March 20, 2018, Primary election, the following Republican Township Committeepersons were elected without opposition (please remember this point). . . I would venture to say that MOST Republican Primary Voters have no idea who their elected Committeeperson currently is, and even fewer have met them. The next Cook County Committeeperson election is likely March 15, 2022. A simple question should be put to every one of these elected leaders. On January 6, 2020, were you supportive of the Presidents incendiary remarks and, by extension, him; or do you stand for the Rule of Law, our Federal and State Constitutions, and the real Republican Party ideals which were on clear display before 2015. If you don’t like the answer you get, I hope that you will consider becoming a candidate for Republican Committeeperson. Our party must decide, are we with the 45th President or not. Only then, I believe, we will be able to relay the foundational stones of the Republican Party, one that I hope to be proud of again. If we can’t make an elegant transition to better government in the next four years I will turn in my lifelong Republican credentials.)

CENTER SQUARE
— Session could include police reforms, criminal justice reforms and cannabis legislation – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/session-could-include-police-reforms-criminal-justice-reforms-and-cannabis-legislation/article_e8f93002-512f-11eb-a9c4-cb7f8a47615f.html

WIREPOINTS
— Deniers Still Refuse To Face Causes of Illinois Population Loss – Mark Glennon
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 1978 to drive those who share my demographics out of Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://wirepoints.org/deniers-still-refuse-to-face-causes-of-illinois-population-loss-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— House Speaker refuses to allow reporters access to 40,000 square foot chamber
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/07/house-speaker-refuses-to-allow-reporters-access-to-40000-square-foot-chamber/

— One million cases so far in Illinois; 8,757 new confirmed and probable cases; 177 additional deaths; 3,921 hospitalized; 783 in the ICU; 8.5 percent average case positivity rate; 9.8 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/07/one-million-cases-so-far-in-illinois-8757-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-177-additional-deaths-3921-hospitalized-783-in-the-icu-85-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-98-percent-average-test-positi/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Facebook blocks Trump indefinitely, at least ‘until the peaceful transition of power is complete’ – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/facebook-blocks-trump-indefinitely-least-until-pea/
— Pence ‘very upset’ with Trump, GOP senator says – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/mike-pence-very-upset-donald-trump-gop-senator-say/
— Federal prosecutors to file 15 criminal cases against Capitol protesters – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/federal-prosecutors-file-15-criminal-cases-against/

GOPUSA
— The Anarchy On Our Streets Started In 2016, When The Democrats Renounced Democracy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100116

BLAZE
— Facebook to ban and remove photos and videos from Capitol protest; content labeled as ‘promotion of criminal activity’ – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/facebook-ban-capitol-protest-content-trump-account
— Cop who shot pro-Trump rioter in US Capitol suspended – Chris Field
https://www.theblaze.com/news/cop-shot-trump-rioter-capitol-suspended
— San Diego woman fatally shot inside US Capitol was 14-year veteran and ‘strong supporter’ of Trump. Ashli Babbitt served four tours with U.S. Air Force.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/identity-confirmed-of-woman-killed-in-us-capitol-during-protest

BREITBART
— Biden Claims U.S. Capitol Rioters Treated ‘Differently’ than Black Lives Matter Protesters – HARIS ALIC
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2021/01/07/biden-claims-us-capitol-rioters-treated-differently-black-lives-matter-protesters/
— VP Chief of Staff Marc Short Barred from White House Grounds: Trump’s ‘Blaming Me for Advice to VP’ – HANNAH BLEAU
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about political consultants who hint/imply/argue/shout that I give Republican candidates bad advice. Better yet, I should sue those political consultants.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/07/vp-chief-of-staff-marc-short-barred-from-white-house-grounds-trumps-blaming-me-for-advice-to-vp/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Was Yesterday’s Brawl At The U.S. Capitol A False Flag Operation?
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/was-yesterday-s-brawl-at-the-u-s-capitol-a-false-flag-operation

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Patriots rallied, Antifa and its handlers created an incident, and Mike Pence betrayed us Yesterday was historic – and not in a good way – STEVEN MOSHER
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/patriots-rallied-antifa-and-its-handlers-created-an-incident-and-mike-pence-betrayed-us

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Michelle Obama Wants Big Tech to Permanently Ban Trump – Mary Chastain
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who want to ban me and ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/michelle-obama-wants-big-tech-to-permanently-ban-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Condemns Violence at Capitol, Assures ‘Orderly Transition of Power’ – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-condemns-violence-at-capitol-assures-orderly-transition-of-power_3648291.html
— 55 Charged After DC Protests, Top Prosecutor Says – EMEL AKAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/55-charged-after-dc-protests-top-prosecutor-says_3648329.html

THE HILL
— Kinzinger calls for invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump – SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533112-first-gop-lawmaker-calls-for-invoking-25th-amendment-to-remove-trump
— Schumer calls for 25th Amendment to be invoked after Capitol riots – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533124-schumer-calls-for-25th-amendment-to-be-invoked-after-capitol-riots
— Transportation Secretary Chao resigns in protest – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/533167-transportation-secretary-chao-resigns-in-protest
— Some on right blame antifa, not Trump, for mob at Capitol – JORDAN WILLIAMS
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/533088-conservatives-blame-antifa-not-Trump-for-violence-at-capitol
— Shellshocked GOP ponders future with Trump – JONATHAN EASLEY, BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533246-shellshocked-gop-ponders-future-with-trump
— Betsy DeVos resigns as Education Secretary – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533281-betsy-devos-resigns-as-education-secretary?rnd=1610071939

POLITICO
— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he will fire Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Mike Stenger when Democrats take the majority later this month after the pro-Trump riots in the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/07/security-fallout-in-capitol-could-be-swift-455803

NBC NEWS
— Capitol rioter in horned hat gloats as feds work to identify suspects. “The fact that we had a bunch of our traitors in office hunker down, put on their gas masks and retreat into their underground bunker, I consider that a win,” Jake Angeli said. – Rich Schapiro and Michael Kosnar
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/capitol-rioter-horned-hat-gloats-feds-work-identify-suspects-n1253392

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republicans Splinter Over Whether to Make a Full Break From Trump. Republicans face a disturbing prospect: that Wednesday’s Trump-inspired violence could linger for decades as a stain on the party. – Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/trump-republicans.html
— Pelosi threatens to pursue impeachment if Trump’s cabinet does not remove him using the 25th Amendment. – Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/pelosi-schumer-25-amendment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Transportation Secretary Chao to resign – John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez and Marisa Iati
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/07/congress-election-biden-capitol-live-updates/
— Blame Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the mob at the Capitol. The big Internet platforms have invoked “free speech” to protect their own interests for far too long. – Dipayan Ghosh
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to blame me and to blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/07/social-media-facebook-capitol-mob/
— U.S. records its deadliest day of the pandemic while eyes are fixed on mob storming Capitol – Paulina Firozi, Jacueline Dupree and Meryl Kornfield
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/07/covid-coronavirus-updates/

NEWSWEEK
— World Leaders Condemn ‘Disgraceful, Distressing’ Violence at U.S. Capitol – SOO KIM
https://www.newsweek.com/world-leaders-reactions-us-capitol-raid-riots-protests-trump-supporters-1559602

WASHINGTON BLADE
— LGBTQ groups condemn Capitol siege, back Trump removal from office
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/01/07/lgbtq-groups-condemn-capitol-siege-back-trump-removal-from-office/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Republicans Expect Crime to Increase Under Biden
(DIERSEN: When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/police_crime/republicans_expect_crime_to_increase_under_biden

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
— ‘Three people threatened to shoot me.’ Journalists describe covering mob violence at the US Capitol – Katherine Jacobsen
https://cpj.org/2021/01/three-people-threatened-to-shoot-me-journalists-describe-covering-mob-violence-at-the-us-capitol/

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s Banana Republicans: Eight GOP senators and 139 House members – including Ted Cruz and Kevin McCarthy – are branded ‘treason caucus’ and face calls for expulsion for objecting to Biden victory AFTER Capitol riot.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9122311/Seven-senators-138-House-members-called-treason-caucus-face-calls-expulsion-Congress.html

December 26 Morning Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Despite Smooth Election, GOP Leaders Seek Vote Restrictions.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/despite-smooth-election-gop-leaders-seek-vote-restrictions/2402729/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for unemployment benefits running out.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/26/covid-19-unemployment-stimulus/
— Foster Parents Needed As COVID-19 Pandemic Strains Families – Jim Williams
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/25/covid-19-foster-parents-needed-pandemic/
— OCTOBER 7, 2015 FLASHBACK: Auto Enthusiasts Get Swanky Car Condos In Naperville
(DIERSEN: A 12’ X 18′ Horizontal Auditorium American Flag will hang 20′ high on the back wall of the 20’ X 40′ Iron Gate Motor Condo in Naperville that I recently bought. My red 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max and my red 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX will be stored there. The ceiling is White and the walls are blue.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/10/07/auto-enthusiasts-get-swanky-car-condos-in-naperville/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— JULY 31, 2020 FLASHBACK: Largest indoor car mural located in Naperville basement garage – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-mural-iron-gate-mural-naperville-st-0802-20200801-uc4i5honx5ea5mnspzwqbfqpvu-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The world’s largest indoor automobile mural is located in the basement garage beneath one the buildings in the Iron Gate Motor Condos in Naperville. The 10,000-square-foot mural titled “Auto-mobility On the Shoulders of Giants” not only is a brief journey through history but depicts the iconic cars of the world and the men who built them. The idea for the grand mural came from Iron Gate developer and founder Tom Burgess, who wanted something to fill the empty concrete walls in the storage garage under the 5 O’Clock Tower, aptly named because the clock always is set to 5 o’clock. Instead of dull gray, Burgess said he wanted to create a colorful and lasting piece for future owners to understand the passion behind the construction of Iron Gate.)
— JANUARY 6, 2017 FLASHBACK: Car condo complex lets auto fanatics mingle, entertain, store collections in luxury – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-iron-gate-condos-st-0108-20170106-story.html
— OCTOBER 14, 2015 FLASHBACK: Luxury car condos double as ultimate man caves – PAMELA DITTMER MCKUEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/autos/ct-irongate-car-condos-1014-20151013-story.html
— OCTOBER 10, 2015 FLASHBACK: Comfy car condos in Naperville a cozy place for owners, too – GARY GIBULA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-car-condos-st-1009-20151007-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is everything most of us could ask for. The sleek, five-seat newcomer successfully transfers the magic of the Mustang to the vehicle that launches Ford’s transition to electric power. – Mark Phelan
(DIERSEN: I own a 2016 Mustang.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/25/22193335/2021-mustang-mach-e-electric-suv-is-everything-most-of-us-could-ask-for

DAILY HERALD
— APRIL 28, 2014 FLASHBACK: Burgess aims for a car in every condo unit
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140428/business/140428808/

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Be aware of where you get your news.”
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/richard-virgin-be-aware-of-where-you-get-your-news/article_7fc9e0af-c06e-53a1-90a0-f9f85dc4605c.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County COVID-19 case numbers decrease as 245 new infections reported Friday, 8 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/25/dupage-county-covid-19-case-numbers-decrease-as-245-new-infections-reported-friday-8-deaths/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— AUGUST 19, 2020 FLASHBACK: World’s Largest Car Mural at Iron Gate Motor Condos
https://www.nctv17.com/news/worlds-largest-car-mural-at-iron-gate-motor-condos/

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— APRIL 21, 2014 FLASHBACK: Motoring condos coming to Naperville
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2014/04/21/motoring-condos-coming-naperville/32369

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Foster goes to head of line for vaccine
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/570339445-foster-goes-to-head-of-line-for-vaccine
— Casten goes to head of line for vaccine
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/570339442-casten-goes-to-head-of-line-for-vaccine

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Was Nashville Explosion Inspired by James Patterson Novel?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/26/was-nashville-explosion-inspired-by-james-paterson-novel/
— McHenry County’s Report on Consolidating Townships with County Government – Full Report
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/26/mchenry-countys-report-on-consolidating-townships-with-county-government/
— Spate of Unemployment Fraud Reports in Huntley
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/26/spate-of-unemployment-fraud-reports-in-huntley/
— GOP Holds Meat Raffle Drawing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/25/157677/
— Steve Reick Reports
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/25/steve-reick-reports-2/
— McConchie’s Christmas Greeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/25/mcconchies-christmas-greeting/
— McHenry County’s Valley Hi Nursing Home Coping with Coronavirus, One Death after Nine Months of None
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/25/valley-hi-nursing-home-coping-with-coronavirus-one-death-after-nine-months-of-none/
— Dave Chapman Explains Why He Is Not Running for Algonquin Township Supervisor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/25/dave-chapman-explains-why-he-is-not-running-for-algonquin-township-supervisor/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump tweet rant rips Congress, Senate Republicans, Supreme Court, Justice Department – S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/26/trump-tweet-rant-rips-congress-senate-republicas-s/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Jonah Goldberg, a useful idiot for the left – Peter Skurkiss (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization will use Trump’s problems to drive Republicans out of the aforesaid organizations.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/jonah_goldberg_a_useful_idiot_for_the_left.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Vulturous Charles Koch Re-Emerges to Oppose Trump’s GOP Influence – Gavin Wax
https://amgreatness.com/2020/12/25/vulturous-charles-koch-re-emerges-to-oppose-trumps-gop-influence/

EPOCH TIMES
— Sen. Rand Paul: Governors Should Never Have Been Allowed to Become ‘Dictators’ – MASOOMA HAQ
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sen-rand-paul-governors-should-never-have-been-allowed-to-become-dictators_3632629.html

THE HILL
— Trump criticizes Senate Republicans ahead of election results vote, urges a ‘fight’ – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/531692-trump-criticizes-senate-republicans-over-election-results-vote-urges

POLITICO
— Anti-Facebook agitators see their moment under Biden. Joe Biden has said he’s no fan of Facebook. Now he has an opportunity to show it as he assumes landmark policy and legal battles against the company. – STEVEN OVERLY
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs work together to get Facebook to do more to get rid of those who voted for Trump once and for all. 2,446,891 voted for Trump in Illinois. 193,611 voted for Trump in DuPage County. 20,080 voted for Trump in Milton Township. 157 voted for Trump in my precinct.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/26/anti-facebook-agitators-biden-era-450347
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Trump era opened the floodgates for Facebook detractors, who accused the world’s largest social network of silencing conservatives on one side, and abetting disinformation about the U.S. election on the other. Now, under Biden, the company’s critics see a prime opportunity to finally tame Facebook — for the sake of election integrity, privacy and fair play in the digital era. Democrats widely accuse Facebook leaders of permitting misinformation to appease Trump and his Republican allies. Biden’s campaign representatives have also lambasted Facebook for choosing not to remove Trump’s misleading claims from their pages and for broadly halting political advertising in the days immediately before and after the Nov. 3 election.)

WASHINGTON POST
— JANUARY 27, 2015 FLASHBACK: DIERSEN HEADLINE: A car-hater says “The myth of the American love affair with cars.” Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes hate cars. They see cars as being things that voters use to flee Democrat cities. They see cars as being things that those who have more money than they have buy. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who were furious when I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, 1972 Chevy Corvette in 1971, 1962 Chevy BelAir in 1971, 1974 Dodge Dart in 1973, 1978 Chevy Chevette in 1978, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale in 1978, 1962 Chevy Impala SS in 1989, 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1989, 1993 Ford Thunderbird in 1993, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 1n 1994, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1995, 1997 Chevy Cavalier 1996, 2005 Chevy Corvette in 2005, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS in 2010, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max in 2012, 2016 Ford Mustang in 2016, and 2019 Ford Escape Titanium in 2019.)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/01/27/debunking-the-myth-of-the-american-love-affair-with-cars/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “America’s ICE detention centers need to be abolished.”
https://highschool.latimes.com/university-high-school-2/opinion-americas-ice-detention-centers-need-to-be-abolished/
— When do our personal interests and opinions go too far? – DERINGULER
(DIERSEN: What are your personal interests? My personal interests include American-nameplate cars, and especially Dodge Chargers, Chevy Corvettes, Ford Thunderbirds, and Ford Mustangs.)
https://highschool.latimes.com/university-high-school-2/opinion-when-do-our-personal-interests-and-opinions-go-too-far/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Pope Francis, in Christmas Day Speech, Calls for Equitable Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccines – Francis X. Rocca
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pope-francis-in-christmas-day-speech-calls-for-equitable-distribution-of-covid-19-vaccines-11608898880
— Why We Can’t Stop Longing for the Good Old Days. Neurology and nostalgia help explain why people have always worried that the world is going downhill. – Johan Norberg
(DIERSEN: When were your Good Old Days? My Good Old Days include 1972, 1973, and 1974 when my GAO mentor promoted me to GS-9 (currently $58,672/year), GS-11 (currently $70,987/year), and GS-12 (currently $85,084/year). But then, my Democrat IRS superiors got rid of my mentor and everything went downhill from there. My Good Old Days include 1986, 1987, and 1988 when my GAO mentor got me assigned to audits of IRS and promoted me to GS-13 (currently $101,176/year). But then, my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of my mentor and everything went downhill from there. My Good Old Days include 1970 when I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, 1976 when I earned an MBA from Loyola, 1980 when I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and 1997 when I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT. My Good Old Days include 1979 when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt and 1981 when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA. My Good Old Days include 1972, 1974, and 1976 when I bought real estate and 1978 and 1984 when my wife and I bought real estate. My Good Old Days include 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, etc. when I bought news cars and 1989 and 1994 when bought collector cars. My Good Old Days include every day since I got married in 1978.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-we-cant-stop-longing-for-the-good-old-days-11608958860
— MARCH 3, 2016 FLASHBACK: Storage Units, Now With Space to Cook, Relax and Entertain Traditional industrial park-style storage facilities are giving way to customized spaces with kitchens, reclaimed wood and stylish seating areas. – Candace Jackson
(DIERSEN: I recently bought the 20′ X 40′ unit that served as Mr. Garrison’s indoor basketball court.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/storage-units-now-with-space-to-cook-relax-and-entertain-1457026958

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT
— Look to the future with healthy optimism – Mark A. Mahoney
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. What makes it hard for you to be optimistic about the future? For me, it is the ever-increasing success that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs are having in driving Republicans out of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the harder that they work to drive you out. The more of the following that you are, the harder that they work to drive you out: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/wellness/2020/12/14/look-future-healthy-optimism-mahoney/6533810002/

WOBM
— A Closer Look at the ‘Good Old Days’ – Kevin Williams
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, the Good Old Days were good only for White males. I should write a book about minorities and females who IRS and GAO promoted over me who had less work experience, less education, and/or fewer professional certifications/licenses than I had. In 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in a) Firestone Stores firing me and b) my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://wobm.com/a-closer-look-at-the-good-old-days/

RAW STORY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization will use Trump’s problems to drive Republicans out of the aforesaid organizations.
https://www.rawstory.com/the-gop-needs-to-purge-the-conspiracy-mongers-and-kooks-in-the-party-after-trump-loss-conservative-columnist/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump stain likely to dog officials’ post-administration job prospects.” The federal government should advise its potential new hires that people hate past, present, and future federal employees and that the longer that you are a federal employee, the more that people will hate you.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/26/trump-stain-post-administration-job-prospects

December 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 7,910 cases, 145 coronavirus deaths Illinois, Chicago prepare to distribute Pfizer vaccine once approved – Michelle Gallardo, Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-7910-new-covid-19-cases-145-deaths/8609871/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— If FDA OKs Pfizer vaccine, Chicago distribution could start next week | Ald. Tunney’s Ann Sather cited for indoor dining | Is an economic shot in the arm on the horizon? – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-vaccine-chicago-tunney-cited-ann-sather-indoor-dining-economy-spin-20201208-4zkscybpazgxzidaqavbo6ep6a-story.html
— Immigrants rush to apply after ruling reopens DACA – MONIQUE O. MADAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-daca-trump-judge-restored-20201208-2vvfb5tttnh6npfsttyegbjgpq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— New McHenry County Board chairman, members sworn
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201208/new-mchenry-county-board-chairman-members-sworn
— DuPage County mayors urge residents to take COVID-19 safety precautions
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201208/dupage-county-mayors-urge-residents-to-take-covid-19-safety-precautions
— Naperville 203 parents voice frustrations over e-learning as district prepares for hybrid schedule in January – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201208/naperville-203-parents-voice-frustrations-over-e-learning-as-district-prepares-for-hybrid-schedule-in-january

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Two Peoria mayoral candidates removed from ballot due to invalid signatures – Andy Kravetz
https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/2020/12/08/peoria-mayoral-candidates-kicked-off-ballot-not-enough-signatures/6496517002/

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Madigan floats Illinois income tax increase; GOP leader asks for spending cuts – SARAH MANSUR
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/madigan-floats-illinois-income-tax-increase-gop-leader-asks-for-spending-cuts/article_0ff1d90e-5ce2-5c58-b4d7-00f2dc156dd0.html

WEEK
— Republicans propose changes to Illinois recall process – Mike Miletich
https://week.com/2020/12/08/republicans-propose-changes-to-illinois-recall-process/

CENTER SQUARE
— Republican lawmaker tells Pritzker to follow 2019 order to cut more than 6 percent across the board – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/republican-lawmaker-tells-pritzker-to-follow-2019-order-to-cut-more-than-6-percent-across/article_f2c71ecc-398e-11eb-b264-dbf85ad39b21.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Co-chairman denied appointment as chairman as record in Lake County brings concern – John Lopez
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/07/ilgop120720/

CAPITOL FAX
— 7,910 new confirmed and probable cases; 145 additional deaths; 5,199 hospitalized; 1,071 in the ICU; Case positivity rate falls below 10 percent (9.9%); 11.8 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/08/7910-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-145-additional-deaths-5199-hospitalized-1071-in-the-icu-case-positivity-rate-falls-below-10-percent-99-118-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/08/covid-19-roundup-64/
— Chicago FOP to licensing proponents: “Bring it on” (DIERSEN: I became a licensed CPA in 1981 when I was 32 years old. I had worked for GAO for more than 1 year and for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/08/chicago-fop-to-licensing-proponents-bring-it-on/
— Enrollment remains steady at state universities, crashes at Chicago State, jumps at EIU
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/08/enrollment-remains-steady-at-state-universities-crashes-at-chicago-state-jumps-at-eiu/
— A quick swing through the Eastern Bloc
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/08/a-quick-swing-through-the-eastern-bloc/

GOPUSA
— The “I Hate Trump, So Election-Fraud Is Totally OK” Democrats
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98894
— Democrats Can Only Win If America Rolls Over
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98901

EPOCH TIMES
— Inauguration Committee Fails to Pass Resolution Acknowledging Biden as President-Elect – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/inauguration-committee-votes-down-resolution-acknowledging-biden-as-president-elect_3610031.html

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s threats to democracy are going nowhere in court.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/08/politics/trump-biden-democracy-election-supreme-court/index.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Newsmax and One America News gain prominence as they push Trump’s baseless theories.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/12/08/newsmax-one-america-news-gain-prominence-they-push-trumps-baseless-theories/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Conservative Lawsuits Fuel Distrust of Election Results Legal challenges have been unsuccessful but could lay groundwork for movement to change voting laws – Jacob Gershman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/conservative-lawsuits-fuel-distrust-of-election-results-11607428800

FORBES
— Poor Worker Health Costs U.S. Employers $575 Billion A Year – Bruce Japsen (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious that I took very few sick days, that is, they were furious that I had good health. Sadly, many, if not most of them had health problems.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2020/12/08/poor-worker-health-costs-us-employers-575-billion-a-year/

BLOOMBERG
— Goldman and Morgan Stanley Ready to Share More Diversity Data – Max Abelson (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government crowed about their success 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. Extremely few federal employees made the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/goldman-morgan-stanley-ready-to-share-more-diversity-data

December 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— No masks, no distancing at large downstate political gathering – Chuck Goudie
https://abc7chicago.com/health/no-masks-no-distancing-at-large-downstate-political-gathering/8507260/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 10,526 cases, 148 coronavirus deaths; officials detail vaccine distribution plan – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-10526-covid-cases-148-deaths;-vaccine-distribution-details-released/8492103/
— Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing among first acts amid COVID-19 pandemic “On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Just 100 days to mask – not forever, just 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction” in the virus, Joe Biden said. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/among-first-acts-biden-to-call-for-100-days-of-mask-wearing/8477181/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level – AP (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-votes-to-decriminalize-marijuana-at-federal-level/8494692/
— Northern Illinois Food Bank meal distribution up 50% due to COVID pandemic needs; helping is more important than ever – Yukare Nakayama
https://abc7chicago.com/8472857/

WGN RADIO
— Biden officially secures enough electors to become president – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/biden-officially-secures-enough-electors-to-become-president/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois to distribute first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to 50 counties with highest death rates, possibly by mid-December – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-vaccine-update-20201204-7grdhuh7gzf5bif5tpmx5vdbj4-story.html
— 10,526 new COVID-19 cases and 148 additional deaths reported Friday as state says first vaccines will go to 50 counties with highest death rates
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201204-qmlgt5qnufh2zaqonevr5icqqe-story.html
— Record number of Illinois residents voted in the Nov. 3 election, and turnout of close to 73% was highest since 1992 – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-election-certification-20201204-zalzjruuwfgt7ec64grozercli-story.html
— He ain’t Fast Eddie no more – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-fast-eddie-vrdolyak-kass-20201205-bvhmze7gmbablncjlay57stv2a-story.html
— ‘He knew exactly where to draw the line.’ Madigan’s record more than enough reason for ouster – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-michael-madigan-step-down-20201204-72g4r2gyy5h7bftsec2mogbn5e-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump is obsessed with winning. But he keeps losing election lawsuits.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-trump-election-lawsuits-20201205-qwdcp2o7wfap3lrlsz5oykhzeu-story.html

— Joe Biden officially secures enough electors to become president after California certifies his victory in the state – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-biden-electors-20201205-k7dellhnezfixorx62iosy4bzu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— What happened when a House Dem leader told Mike Madigan she’ll vote against him for speaker Kathleen Willis talks about the decision that made her the highest-profile Democrat to turn against Madigan in the wake of the Com-Ed scandal. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/4/22154322/state-rep-kathleen-willis-house-speaker-mike-madigan-democratic-caucus-rich-miller
— Why Biden, ex-presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton will take COVID-19 vaccines: Need to build trust in new drug President-elect Joe Biden and former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have volunteered to get a COVID-19 vaccine in public — when it’s their turn. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/3/22151557/why-ex-presidents-barack-obama-george-bush-bill-clinton-will-take-covid-19-vaccines-to-build-trust
— Over 6 million Illinois residents cast ballots in 2020 election Voter turnout for the Nov. 3 election was 72.9%, the highest since the 1992 general election. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/12/4/22153939/illinois-presidential-election-turnout-voting
— Ex-Ald. Edward Vrdolyak sentenced to 18 months in prison — but it’s unclear when he’ll report The feds asked a judge to send Vrdolyak to prison for more than two years. Vrdolyak’s defense attorneys asked for probation or home confinement. They said he had a brain tumor and pointed to the pandemic. – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/12/4/22152622/edward-vrdolyak-sentencing-tax-evasion-tobacco-settlement-fast-eddie

DAILY HERALD
— The suburbs need hundreds of good candidates for April election. – Editorial (DIERSEN: In your municipality, what are the demographics of those who the leaders in your municipality encourage to run?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20201204/editorial-you-could-be-a-part-of-the-solution
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Dangerously viral: How Trump, supporters spread false claims.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201204/news/312049991/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— What Madigan still has going for him Money. Big money. Money to buy ads, hire operatives, punish enemies and make sure members of his caucus know who butters their bread. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/what-madigan-still-has-going-him

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Illinois GOP gains 1 seat in House; Dems gain 1 in Senate – PETER HANCOCK
https://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-gop-gains-1-seat-in-house-dems-gain-1-in-senate/article_55f88c07-dfe3-5b08-a6e7-b293722e55b9.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Black Lives Matter faces growing rift with local chapters over finances and transparency – Julian Baron
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/black-lives-matter-faces-rift-with-local-chapters-over-finances

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois still fails its elderly, veterans as COVID deaths hit record highs – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-still-fails-its-elderly-veterans-as-covid-deaths-hit-record-highs/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RESCUE ILLINOIS RALLY AT DALEY PLAZA SATURDAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/rescue-illinois-rally-at-daley-plaza-saturday.html
— THORNER: ONLY THE BLIND CANNOT SEE TRUTH ABOUT THE 2020 ELECTION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/thorner-only-the-blind-cannot-see-truth-about-the-2020-election.html
— THE CENTER SQUARE: A THIRD OF ILLINOIS SMALL BUSINESSES CLOSED SINCE JANUARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/the-center-square-a-third-of-illinois-small-businesses-closed-since-january.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Illinois turnout hit 72.92 percent; Voting evenly split between early, mail and in-person
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/04/illinois-turnout-hit-7292-percent-voting-evenly-split-between-early-mail-and-in-person/
— 10,526 new confirmed and probable cases; 148 additional deaths; 5,453 hospitalized; 1,153 in the ICU; 10.3 percent case positivity rate; 12.1 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/04/10526-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-148-additional-deaths-5453-hospitalized-1153-in-the-icu-103-percent-case-positivity-rate-121-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/04/covid-19-roundup-62/
— 10.4 percent of all new unemployment claims were filed in Illinois last week
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/04/94-percent-of-all-new-unemployment-claims-were-filed-in-illinois-last-week/
— Despite losing by 1.4 percentage points, Oberweis launches discovery recount
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/04/despite-losing-by-14-percentage-points-oberweis-launches-discovery-recount/

GOPUSA
— CANCEL EVERYTHING! Democrats Call For Massive Lockdowns… For Everyone Else – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98747

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: Trump “Has Added To Public Skepticism” About COVID Vaccine – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/12/03/chicago_mayor_lightfoot_trump_has_added_to_public_skepticism_about_covid_vaccine.html

THE HILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: House passes sweeping reform bill to decriminalize marijuana – ALEX GANGITANO (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/528787-house-passes-sweeping-reform-bill-to-decriminalize-marijuana

NEW YORK TIMES
— Millions of U.S. workers have the skills to earn 70 percent more than they do today. (DIERSEN: In 1976, when I was 27 years old, the Democrats who ran IRS started to underpay me when I earned an MBA from Loyola and underpaid me even more in 1979 when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt. In 1980, the Democrats who ran GAO underpaid me big time when I transferred from IRS to GAO and underpaid me even more a) in 1980 when I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, b) in 1981 when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA, c) in 1990 when I became a Certified Fraud Examiner, d) in 1994 when I became a Certified Government Financial Manager, e) in 1996 when I became a Certified Financial Services Auditor, f) and in 1997 when I became a Forensic Accountant and earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/12/04/business/us-economy-coronavirus#millions-of-us-workers-have-the-skills-to-earn-70-percent-more-than-they-do-today
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Judge Orders Government to Fully Reinstate DACA Program Up to 300,000 additional undocumented immigrants could be allowed to apply for protection from deportation under a new court ruling. President Trump had sought to cancel the program. – Caitlin Dickerson and Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/us/daca-reinstated.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— China Is National Security Threat No. 1 Resisting Beijing’s attempt to reshape and dominate the world is the challenge of our generation. – John Ratcliffe
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-is-national-security-threat-no-1-11607019599

BLOOMBERG
— U.S. Downtowns Yearn for Vaccine as Merchant Traffic Off 70% – Michael Sasso and Andre Tartar
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-03/u-s-downtowns-yearn-for-vaccine-as-merchant-traffic-falls-70

NARFE
— Tell Congress to Block Executive Order Politicizing Federal Jobs (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. They use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, unfair job assignments, unfair performance expectations, unfair performance appraisals, up-or-out, etc. to not hire and to get rid of their employees who are Republican, and especially those who are White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.narfe.org/legislation/index.cfm?fa=voterVoice&vvsrc=%2fCampaigns%2f77989%2fRespond%3fvvcgUT%3dm-SPaa5ejEZe9sbLYRIdzQ%26vvcgRD%3dBbGzz9MU9F2gf5%26vvsbr%3dlqFLk_1UqtSU8JVYoNzF_w

(FROM THE ALERT: The President signed Executive Order (EO) 13957 on October 21, which threatens the integrity of a professional, nonpartisan civil service – a standard since the late 1800s. The EO does so by creating a broad new exception, Schedule F, to competitive civil service requirements that could convert upwards of hundreds of thousands of civil service positions into essentially political appointments. Civil service rules ensure federal employees are hired or fired based on their competence for the job, or lack thereof, and not their political connections, or lack thereof. The rules protect employees from being removed for choosing adherence to the Constitution, laws and professional standards over politically motivated actions or perceived allegiance to a political party. A competitive, merit-based civil service provides continuity through changing administrations, preserves institutional knowledge and expertise within the federal government, and safeguards the rule of law.)

December 3 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 27 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW REPUBLIC
— Is America Trapped in a Caste System? Isabel Wilkerson compares American racism to structures of oppression in India and Nazi Germany. – Gaiutra Bahadur (DIERSEN: My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/160329/caste-book-review-isabel-wilkerson-origin-discontents?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tnr_daily

CONVERSATION
— Being good at your job won’t stop age discrimination – Jelle Lössbroek (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use up-or-out to get rid of Republicans. The Democrats who run the federal government use up-or-out to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://theconversation.com/being-good-at-your-job-wont-stop-age-discrimination-149954

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

November 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Donald Trump wins North Carolina
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/2020-election-results-president-donald-trump-wins-nc/7926401/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL on verge of new shutdown, Pritzker warns, as state reports 15,415 new cases, 27 deaths IL COVID-19 hospitalizations putting strain on healthcare workers, hospital exec says
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-15415-new-covid-19-cases-27-deaths/7919251/

NBC5
— Illinois Secretary of State DMV Facilities Closing for Nearly 3 Weeks Due to Spike in Cases The expiration date for driver’s licenses and ID cards, White announced, will also be extended until June 1, 2021
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-secretary-of-state-dmv-facilities-closing-for-nearly-3-weeks-due-to-spike-in-cases/2371557/
— Young Voters Helped Propel Biden to Victory. Now They’re Pushing for a More Progressive Democratic Party – Hannah Miao (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their younger employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their older employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/young-voters-helped-propel-biden-to-victory-now-theyre-pushing-for-a-more-progressive-democratic-party/2371344/

CBS2
— Jim Oberweis Attends House New Member Orientation Despite Projected Loss In Illinois’ 14th District
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/13/jim-oberweis-attends-house-new-member-orientation-despite-projected-loss-in-illinois-14th-district/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Lightfoot defends appearing at large Biden celebration days before issuing Thanksgiving lockdown – Brian Flood and Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/lightfoot-defends-appearing-at-large-biden-celebration-days-before-issuing-thanksgiving-lockdown

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Daily coronavirus cases top 15,000 in Illinois for the first time, setting a record for the fourth straight day: ‘What are we going to do? — What are you going to do?’ – DAN PETRELLA and HAL DARDICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illlinois-15000-cases-20201113-7ppene2mj5fqvf4h72y3kskotm-story.html
— In interview, Duckworth says she’d consider a Biden Cabinet spot if offered | Lightfoot on COVID-19 orders and mixed messages | Illinois at ‘crisis level’ with virus, Pritzker says – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-crowd-biden-marie-newman-nra-obama-60-minutes-spin-20201113-4vsnrodo45bnpobmf4gdqjnapy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Jason Van Dyke lawyer in ‘very good position’ to oust sole Republican from seat on tax appeals panel Democrat Tammy Wendt leads Republican Dan Patlak by 3,695 votes — or about .5% — in the race for a seat on the board that reviews and potentially modifies property assessments in Cook County. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/11/13/21564063/cook-county-board-of-review-race-tammy-wendt-leads-dan-patlak

DAILY HERALD
— Patlak now trails in Cook County Board of Review race
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201113/patlak-now-trails-in-cook-county-board-of-review-race
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Two held in Wheaton robbery and carjacking – Lindsay Brei
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201113/two-held-in-wheaton-robbery-and-carjacking
— McHenry County Board to consider giving health department more teeth with COVID-19 enforcement – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201113/mchenry-county-board-to-consider-giving-health-department-more-teeth-with-covid-19-enforcement
— Four council seats up on Elgin City Council in 2021 as filing date nears – Rick West (DIERSEN: What city do you live in? Who are the candidates who are going to run to represent you on your city council? To what extent do they share your demographics – race, gender, age group, education, professional certifications/licenses, occupation, sexual orientation, marital status, dependents/no dependents, health status, Trump supporter/hater, political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative, religion, national origin, income group, homeowner/renter, net worth group, years of residency in your municipal district and municipality, veteran status, length of time your ancestors have been in America, drinker/non-drinker, gambler/non-gambler, pot user/non-pot user, etc.?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201113/four-council-seats-up-on-elgin-city-council-in-2021-as-filing-date-nears

CITY OF WHEATON
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Police Apprehend Individuals in Vehicular Robbery
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=504
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: At approximately 10:34 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, Wheaton Police Officers responded to the 7-11 parking lot at 625 W. Roosevelt Road for a report of a person injured during a robbery. It was learned that the 49-year-old victim from Marengo, Ill., had arranged to purchase methamphetamine at Rathje Park, 616 S. Delles. When the victim arrived at Rathje Park, he was approached by a male and female subject, later identified as Nathaniel Coorsen, 34, currently homeless with a last known address in Rolling Meadows, and Lindsay Brei, 35, currently homeless with a last known address in Mount Prospect. It is alleged that Coorsen exited the vehicle and punched the victim numerous times in his head and face, causing a fractured nose, two chipped teeth, lacerated lip and lacerated eyebrow. It is alleged that Coorsen then removed the victim’s wallet from his pocket and stole several debit cards from it. The victim’s vehicle also was stolen during the incident. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries and later discharged. During the course of the investigation, the vehicle was located at Motel 6 in Rolling Meadows, where Coorsen and Brei were taken into custody with the assistance of the Rolling Meadows Police Department. Nathaniel Coorsen was charged with vehicular hijacking, robbery, aggravated battery with serious injury, and aggravated battery in a public place. Lindsay Brei was charged with vehicular hijacking and robbery.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jack Franks Allowed Back in Capitol Complex without a Security Escort
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/12/jack-franks-allowed-back-in-capitol-complex-without-a-security-escort/
— No In-Person Board Meeting for Jack Frank’s Swan Song
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/12/no-in-person-board-meeting-for-jack-franks-swan-song/
— Peek at a Possible Democratic Congressional District Map Districts for 2022
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/12/map111220/
— Dueling Presidential Flags
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/12/message-of-the-day-flags-4/

NPR ILLINOIS
— How A Record Number Of Republican Women Got Elected To Congress – DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-record-number-republican-women-got-elected-congress#stream/0

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Collusion of the Press and Democrats to Interfere with Election Erodes Liberty – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/11/collusion-of-the-press-and-democrats-to-interfere-with-election-erodes-liberty/

CAPITOL FAX
— 15,415 new confirmed and probable cases, 27 additional deaths, 5,362 hospitalized, 990 in the ICU, 13.2 percent average case positivity, 14.5 percent average test positivity, all but six counties at warning level
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/13/15415-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-27-additional-deaths-5362-hospitalized-990-in-the-icu-132-percent-average-case-positivity-145-percent-average-test-positivity-all-but-six-counties-at-warning-lev/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump tees up executive orders as Biden eyes post-inauguration reversals – Dave Boyer, Bill Gertz and Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/12/donald-trump-tees-executive-orders-joe-biden-eyes-/
— Arizona Republican Party sues for hand-audit of ballots – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/13/arizona-republican-party-sues-hand-audit-ballots/

GOPUSA
— Newsmax Rides Wave Of Interest As Donald Trump Urges Supporters To Turn Off Fox News
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97829
— Lori Lightfoot Tells Aldermen, ‘Don’t Come To Me For S—‘ If You Vote Against My Budget
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97787

BREITBART
— Almost 100 Expressway Shootings in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/13/almost-100-expressway-shootings-in-mayor-lightfoots-chicago/
— Billionaires Back Claim That Only Amnesty and Illegals Can Save America – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrates because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. According to Democrats and RINOs, Americans refuse to take bad jobs. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I took were bad jobs. 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/economy/2020/11/13/billionaires-back-claim-only-amnesty-illegals-can-save-america/

DAILY CALLER
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Wants To Shut Down Thanksgiving But Defends Going To Biden Celebration As A Source Of ‘Relief’ – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/13/chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-shut-down-thanksgiving-lockdown-coronavirus-covid-19-joe-biden-celebration-relief/

TOWNHALL REVIEW
— All Eyes Turn to Georgia and Runoff for Two Senate Seats
http://townhallreview.com/2020/11/all-eyes-turn-to-georgia-and-runoff-for-two-senate-seats/

November 11 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RNC COMMITTEEWOMAN DEMETRA DEMONTE DEFENDS TRUMP ON WGN TV
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/demetra-on-wgn-tv.html
— THE DISINFORMATIONISTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/the-disinformationists.html

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 12,657 new cases, 145 deaths; officials warn residents to stay home as much as possible over next 3 weeks Illinois reports deadliest day since May as tighter restrictions begin in 4 suburban counties – Diane Pathieu, Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-warns-residents-to-stay-home-as-covid-19-cases-surge/7858725/
— Georgia’s secretary of state announces full hand recount of the 2020 presidential race The Georgia race is so close that final results may be within the margin for a candidate to request a recount. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/georgia-announces-full-hand-recount-2020-presidential-race/7864164/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker warns of ‘serious,’ ‘painful cuts’ to rightsize state’s finances The governor has called for a meeting of House and Senate leadership because there’s “so much work that needs to be done” on the budget and other areas, like criminal justice reform. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/11/21561025/pritzker-illinois-budget-state-finances-house-senate-leadership
— New ideas — and a little more hope — for avoiding city layoffs during the pandemic – Editorial (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO used Republican-led budget cuts to get rid of GAO’s 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. Extremely few GAO employees made the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/11/21560833/chicago-city-finances-budget-cfl-chicago-federation-labor-lori-lightfoot-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois officials urge residents stay home as COVID-19 deaths spike | Lightfoot says wife wasn’t initially keen on mayoral bid | Chicago unions stand with embattled Madigan – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-unions-oberweis-underwood-lightfoot-spouse-spin-20201111-q625jpz7h5bbldptyzkrtyp4ga-story.html
— Rep. Lauren Underwood extends slim lead over Republican challenger Jim Oberweis – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-underwood-oberweis-latest-count-20201112-pgh26wrs2bfbhffbum7kyyfh3e-story.html
— Canceling veto session, canceling the work, canceling voters’ best interests – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-veto-session-cancel-20201111-rprkkdthfjf4dfypato6heykw4-story.html
— In last week’s presidential election, Chicago tallied its most votes cast since 1984 – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-voters-board-of-elections-most-since-1984-20201112-zk6k6jnxvnhv7g5o7bhfbksgom-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who question election results.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20201111/5-types-of-misinformation-to-watch-out-for-while-ballots-are-being-counted—and-after
— Leaders seek tougher certification rules for police – RAYMON TRONCOSO (DIERSEN: I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt to 1981.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201111/leaders-seek-tougher-certification-rules-for-police
— Will County votes push Underwood further ahead of Oberweis in reelection bid – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201111/will-county-votes-push-underwood-further-ahead-of-oberweis-in-reelection-bid
— Legislature’s fall veto session canceled in Springfield – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201111/legislatures-fall-veto-session-canceled-in-springfield
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “We were able to meet safely in May in an environment that included testing, mask mandates, regular use of hand sanitizer, and more than ample room to practice social distancing,” Rep. Amy Grant, a Wheaton Republican, said in a statement. “No one from the House, Senate or staff contracted COVID-19 during our session in May, so we know staff is capable of putting adequate safety precautions in place. Congress is meeting and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be.” “I can’t help but wonder if the cancellation has more to do with political unrest within the House Democratic caucus than it has to do with health and safety,” Rep. Steve Reick, a Woodstock Republican, said in a separate statement. “I certainly hope that’s not the case, because it would be a great injustice if Speaker Madigan has placed his political problems ahead of our ability to do the people’s work during a scheduled veto session.”)

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump backs McDaniel for another RNC chair term – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-backs-mcdaniel-for-another-rnc-chair-term

WEEK
— Pritzker upset lawmakers left reforms, budget discussions on the table
https://week.com/2020/11/11/pritzker-upset-lawmakers-left-reforms-budget-discussions-on-the-table/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jack Franks Concedes County Board Chairmanship Election to Republican Mike Buehler
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/11/jack-franks-concedes-election-to-mike-buehler/
— IL-14 UPDATE: Lauren Underwood Tops 200K Votes to Lead by 4,288 Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/11/il14returns/
–“Stop the Steal” Rally Sunday in Schaumburg
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/11/stop-the-steal-rally-sunday-in-schaumburg/
— Health Department Seeks Same Fine Ability as Tollway
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/11/health-department-seeks-same-fine-ability-as-tollway/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Step Aside AOC, There’s a New Youngest Member in the U.S. House – Jenna Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/11/step-aside-aoc-theres-a-new-youngest-member-in-the-u-s-house/

GOPUSA
— No Time For Phony Healing – Michelle Malkin
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97650

DAILY CALLER
— Bernie Sanders: ‘Yes I Would’ Be Biden’s Secretary Of Labor If Asked – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/11/bernie-sanders-joe-biden-labor-secretary-video-cnn/

TOWNHALL
— Amid Election Fiasco, Military and Veterans Face Uncertain Future on Veteran’s Day – Julio Rivera
https://townhall.com/columnists/juliorivera/2020/11/11/amid-election-fiasco-military-and-veterans-face-uncertain-future-on-veterans-day-n2579864

EPOCH TIMES
— On the Dangers of ‘Equality’ – William Gairdner (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of discrimination against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, a) UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT would not have admitted me in 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, and 1992 respectively, b) the Post Office, Firestone Stores, Oldsmobile, IRS, and GAO would not have offered me jobs in 1966, 1970, 1971, 1971, and 1980 respectively, c) I would not have passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt in 1979 and 1981 respectively, d) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, and e) I would not have become a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, or Forensic Accountant in 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997 respectively.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/on-the-dangers-of-equality_3555409.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ focus on destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/11/biden-equality-act-passage-challenge-republican-senate/6242748002/

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— How Vote By Mail Saved Democracy and Defeated Trump – Paul Glastris
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/11/11/how-vote-by-mail-saved-democracy-and-defeated-trump/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Decided Their Vote Over A Month Ago, Worry About Voter Fraud
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/most_decided_their_vote_over_a_month_ago_worry_about_voter_fraud

November 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL 14th District race between Lauren Underwood, Jim Oberweis neck-and-neck, with Underwood leading slightly
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/underwood-has-slight-lead-over-oberweis-as-more-votes-are-counted/7777573/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 10,009 new COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths Austin coronavirus testing site seeks to increase accessibility – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-il-reports-over-10k-new-covid-19-cases-42-deaths/7771805/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “President Donald Trump never admits defeat. But he faces a stark choice now that Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House: Concede graciously for the sake of the nation or don’t – and get evicted anyway.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/whats-next-for-president-donald-trump/7765957/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “President-elect Joe Biden promotes unity.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-elect-joe-biden-promotes-unity-turns-to-transition/7762133/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump hater says “Trump lost but is not vanquished.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/525061-the-memo-trump-lost-but-is-not-vanquished
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Former President George W. Bush congratulates President-elect Joe Biden – Jolie McCullough
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/former-president-george-w-bush-congratulates-joe-biden/7772703/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Fraud Claims Aimed in Part at Keeping Trump Base Loyal.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/fraud-claims-aimed-in-part-at-keeping-trump-base-loyal/2366340/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Former President George W. Bush Congratulates Biden, Harris on White House Win – Claire Cardona
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/former-president-george-w-bush-congratulates-biden-harris-on-white-house-win/2366277/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois reports 3rd straight day with 10,000-plus new COVID-19 cases
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/8/21555033/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Chicago area Democrats in play for Biden administration spots; Lauren Underwood takes lead in close race On Sunday, according to the Associated Press, Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood was ahead of GOP challenger Jim Oberweis by 584 votes. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/8/21554748/chicago-area-democrats-joe-biden-lauren-underwood-takes-lead-close-race

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want Biden to “roll back Trump agenda with blitz of executive actions.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-biden-executive-orders-20201108-4cwmeefx6jeb5fjvs6govg4rii-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Underwood moves ahead of Oberweis as Lake County updates results – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201108/underwood-moves-ahead-of-oberweis-as-lake-county-updates-results
— Late night update to vote totals shakes up Lake County races – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201108/late-night-update-to-vote-totals-shakes-up-lake-county-races

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Extremists demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not call for Trump to concede.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/extremism-experts-warn-dangers-baseless-claims-stolen-election#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14 Overtime: LEAD CHANGE Lauren Underwood Up 584 Votes 09:00 AM CST 11/8/20
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/08/il14returns/
— Algonquin to Allow Virtual Project Inspections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/08/algonquin-to-allow-virtual-project-inspections/
— Will Algonquin Township Mail a Newsletter Before the Election?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/08/will-algonquin-township-mail-a-newsletter-before-the-election/

FOX NEWS
— Trump campaign holds protest in Las Vegas to decry irregularities, claim ‘dead people,’ non-Nevadans voted The allegations come after a U.S. federal court judge denied an emergency motion from Nevada Republicans seeking to change the signature verification process used in the state. – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-campaign-holds-protest-las-vegas-irregularities-nevada-election

EPOCH TIMES
— Election Outcome Unclear Amid Pending Recounts and Legal Challenges
https://www.theepochtimes.com/election-outcome-unclear-amid-pending-recounts-and-legal-challenges_3569967.html

THE HILL
— Trump campaign voter fraud hotline flooded with prank calls – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/525071-trump-campaign-voter-fraud-hotline-flooded-with-prank-calls-report

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump continues to defy election results as world and some in GOP begin to move on.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-continues-to-defy-election-results-as-world-and-some-in-gop-begin-to-move-on/2020/11/08/13af7dca-21d2-11eb-952e-0c475972cfc0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Here are the GOP and Trump campaign’s allegations of election irregularities. So far, none has been proved.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-election-irregularities-claims/2020/11/08/8f704e6c-2141-11eb-ba21-f2f001f0554b_story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the brighter that your future is: minority, female, younger, veteran, moderate, liberal, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, and if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the more bleak that your future is: White, male, older, non-veteran, conservative, heterosexual, Protestant, German American, and if you ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/08/biden-cabinet-picks-who-may-tapped-leadership-roles/3748535001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How Democrats Lost So Many South Texas Latinos—the Economy Party messaging didn’t resonate in socially conservative border communities fearful of Covid-19 shutdowns and the loss of well-paid oil-industry jobs – Elizabeth Findell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-democrats-lost-so-many-south-texas-latinosthe-economy-11604871650

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/11/08/these-are-the-republicans-who-have-acknowledged-bidens-victory/

BLOOMBERG
— Mitt Romney Says Election Was Endorsement of Conservative Principles (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform is extremely anti-conservative.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-08/romney-says-election-was-endorsement-of-conservative-principles