September 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ‘Keep Chicago out of your lying mouth’; in presidential debate reaction, Lightfoot calls out Trump for gun violence comment Trump used Chicago as an example of a Democratic-led city full of violence
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoot-to-trump-keep-chicago-out-of-your-lying-mouth/6671765/
— Changes to be announced after night of bitter on-stage clashes between Trump, Biden – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/debate-changes-coming-after-chaotic-1st-night-commission-says/6673754/

NBC5
— A Lesson From Trump Taxes: an Underfunded IRS Is Outmatched The IRS has tended to pursue taxpayers of modest means more aggressively than they have high-powered businesspeople – Marcy Gordon and Paul Wiseman (DIERSEN: Virtually all, if not all IRS employees are Democrats. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division for 3 years at the GS-13 Step-1-3 levels, currently $101,176-$107,922/year. Democrats use tax return information to destroy Republicans. In 1978, the Democrats at Money Magazine and the Democrats at IRS used my tax returns to hint/imply/argue/shout that my education deductions were improper and should be disallowed. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the graduate business courses that I had taken at Loyola 1972-1976 and the graduate accounting courses that I had taken at DePaul 1976-1977 a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to qualify me for a “new trade or business,” d) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and e) were a distraction. To get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors had me “under investigation” 1974-1977. SEE GAO DECISION: http://www.gao.gov/products/463866 During the 1970s, IRS purposely kept its definition of “commuting area” vague so that it could use it to punish or to reward its employees. When my IRS Democrat superiors succeeded in getting rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, they used an extremely broad definition of “commuting area” for its downtown Chicago office to disallow my partial day per diem claims. They hinted/implied/argued that my partial day per diem claims were fraudulent. Needless-to-say, that ended my IRS career. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/a-lesson-from-trump-taxes-an-underfunded-irs-is-outmatched/2347076/

CBS2
— Judge Tells Indiana To Count Ballots Mailed By Election Day
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/30/judge-tells-indiana-to-count-ballots-mailed-by-election-day/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Far-right extremist group ‘Proud Boys’ celebrates after Trump callout during debate – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/far-right-extremist-group-proud-boys-celebrates-after-trump-callout-during-debate

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: State finances bleak with or without ‘fair’ tax adoption – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-fair-tax-st-1001-20200930-qydo6z3qrfhazk2fptkun2ikuq-story.html
— How the census delay could hand control of Illinois redistricting to the GOP – CHRISTOPHER Z. MOONEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-census-coronavirus-redistricting-illinois-20200929-kzvquucrwvai7gubina33ul54y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled, Trump-hating, Trump-haters call you a White supremacist: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, overweight/obese, Republican, Protestant, German American, non-poor, draft avoider, gun owner, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-proud-boys-white-supremacy-20200930-bg5hrilhfzd3dh6gqpnslump4e-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-white-supremacists-proud-boys-20200930-7ron777sfjgg5bbxszutte2moe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Debate made clear the gravest threat to the election is Trump himself.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-debate-election-analysis-20200930-w5wzlqe6fjhwdg3qvrjhvukw2a-story.html
— Early voting kicks off Thursday in Chicago, suburban Cook County later in October – JOHN BYRNE and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-early-voting-starts-20200930-whsiuc2x2zez7lyr5dhr2nxhxy-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Evanston City Council designates street in front of high school as Black Lives Matter Way – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against Whites, and especially against Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-black-lives-matter-way-eths-tl-1001-20200930-mqw76f37tvapflkv7tinabgphy-story.html
— ‘Political propaganda’ or ‘essential public health messages’? Government-sponsored food boxes include a letter from Trump, and some Chicago food pantries are removing it. – ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ (DIERSEN: What percent of those who run food pantries hate Trump?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-food-boxes-trump-letter-20200930-wu2pzrw2dbbohicrf2u6ppq4cm-story.html
— ‘Look at Chicago, what’s going on in Chicago?’ When Trump talks about Chicago, we track it. – KORI RUMORE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-trump-tweets-quotes-chicago-htmlstory.html
— Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Curran said he didn’t like Trump’s debate tone but is still ‘all in’: “He probably doesn’t need my advice, and what I know about him is he’s not going to take my advice — we’re different people,” the GOP candidate, who’s facing Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, tells The Spin. But he’d probably advise him to tone it down. Curran, who says he’s “all in” for Trump, said he thinks of his late mother and conservative seniors still living who are watching this and “want to see manners, they don’t like the interrupting.” Asked about the president’s decision not to denounce white supremacists and his comments from the podium for the extremist group Proud Boys to “stand down and stand by,” Curran said he didn’t know what that meant. “I think the majority of people that are conservative want nothing to do with that kind of organization. And really, I’m Catholic, so it’s not really a conservative or liberal thing. We (the church and its members) would never approve of people that act that way.” – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-chris-christie-trump-debate-proud-boys-comments-spin-20200930-qoggs5qf2jg2vfr2lg4t76et7e-story.html
— Indiana mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day can be counted through Nov. 13, judge rules – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-judge-extendes-mail-ballot-deadline-st-1001-20200930-xp64gvvja5c6dixncy42mmrdvq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Itching to vote? More than 57,000 Illinois voters have already weighed in as requests for mail ballots top 2 million Chicago has reported 437,568 voters requesting mail ballots, while Cook County’s election officials recorded 354,032 ballot requests in the suburbs — the most for a county election agency in the state. – By Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/30/21495630/vote-mail-illinois-voters-ballots-2-million-early-voting-election-day
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Joe Biden to blustering Donald Trump at debate: ‘Will you shut up, man’ Trump hijacked this debate, but it doesn’t mean he won it.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/29/21494317/joe-biden-blustering-donald-trump-presidential-debate-shut-up-man
— Self-described ‘cautious’ Cook County pol tests positive for COVID-19: ‘I’m not a person who would touch doorknobs’ Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appeared together last Wednesday at an event. A spokesman said Preckwinkle tested negative on Tuesday. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/30/21496029/cook-county-commissioner-kevin-morrison-positive-covid-19-coronavirus-preckwinkle
— Presidential debate commission discusses muting candidate microphones after ‘out of control’ first debate One possibility among several being discussed is to give the moderator the ability to cut off the microphone of one of the debate participants while his opponent is talking, a source told the Associated Press.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/30/21495792/trump-biden-debate-commission-president-mute-microphones-off
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Dear Wisconsin, you are so much better than Donald Trump.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/30/21495142/wisconsin-swing-state-2020-presidential-election-trump-biden-milwaukee-green-bay-politics-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Voting lawsuits pile up across US as election approaches – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200930/news/309309895/
— Libertarian candidate to join 6th District congressional debate
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200930/libertarian-candidate-to-join-6th-district-congressional-debate
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Here’s the reality behind Trump’s claims about mail voting.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200930/heres-the-reality-behind-trumps-claims-about-mail-voting

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Endorsement: Illinois State Representative, District 70: Jeff Keicher
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/09/28/endorsement-illinois-state-representative-district-70-jeff-keicher/a54abxz/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Extremism Watchers Raise Concerns Over Trump Failing To Condemn White Supremacists – HANNAH ALLAM (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled, Trump-hating, Trump-haters call you an extremist and White supremacist: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, overweight/obese, Republican, Protestant, German American, non-poor, draft avoider, gun owners, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/extremism-watchers-raise-concerns-over-trump-failing-condemn-white-supremacists#stream/0

WSPY NEWS
— Republican State Senators Stewart and Syverson Critical of Shut Down Order – Ethan Kruger
http://www.wspynews.com/news/republican-state-senators-critical-of-shut-down-order/article_42bbe9a0-0332-11eb-9097-a7a54f86a1f4.html

ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
— JUDICIAL EVALUATIONS
https://www.isba.org/sites/default/files/judicialevaluations/2020general/18circuit.pdf

DUPAGE JUDICIAL ETHICS
— JUDICIAL REVIEW
https://www.dupagejudicialethics.com/
(FROM THE POSTING: Judicial ethics are the critical norms and standards that bear on judges and affect such matters as independence, impartiality and the avoidance of impropriety. It is important to elect experienced, qualified and impartial judges in DuPage. After an in depth review, we have no choice but to advance the conversation around the lacking qualifications of many DuPage judicial candidates in 2020. Learn more below.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ‘CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY’ IS JUST ANOTHER TERM FOR SOCIALISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/corporate-social-responsibility-is-just-another-term-for-socialism.html
— EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AMY CONEY BARRETT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about-amy-coney-barrett-1-1.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,273 new cases, 35 additional deaths, 1,632 in hospitals, 3.6 percent positivity rate, IDPH issues Halloween guidance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/30/2273-new-cases-35-additional-deaths-1632-in-hospitals-36-percent-positivity-rate-idph-issues-halloween-guidance/
— Money becoming a factor in Kilbride retention
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/30/money-becoming-a-factor-in-kilbride-retention/
— Vote by mail applications top 2 million here
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/30/vote-by-mail-applications-top-2-million-here/
— Syverson appears to claim state is “adjusting” positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/30/syverson-appears-to-claim-state-is-adjusting-positivity-rate/

PATRIOT POST
— Suburban ‘White Privilege’ Democrats The Biden/Harris yard signs sprouting up project much more than a political preference. – Mark Alexander
https://patriotpost.us/alexander/73836-suburban-white-privilege-democrats-2020-09-30

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— President Trump’s Coronavirus Remarks Weigh On Minds of Senior Voters – Tamara Lush
https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/health/2020/09/25/president-trump-s-coronavirus-remarks-weigh-on-minds-of-senior-voters

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled, Trump-hating, Trump-haters call you a White supremacist: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, overweight/obese, Republican, Protestant, German American, non-poor, draft avoider, gun owners, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/30/us/presidential-debate
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/30/us/elections/republicans-trump-white-supremacy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Debate commission says it will change structure to ensure more ‘orderly discussion’ – John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez and Amy B Wang
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/09/30/trump-biden-live-updates/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump incessantly interrupts and insults Biden as they spar in acrimonious first debate.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/debate-trump-biden/2020/09/30/722499a8-0274-11eb-b7ed-141dd88560ea_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Wealth Gap Shrinks The three years before the pandemic saw big gains for lower earners. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-wealth-gap-shrinks-11601420393
— The Left’s Unhealthy Interest in Amy Coney Barrett’s Adopted Kids Social science finds no evidence that being raised by white parents is harmful to black children. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lefts-unhealthy-interest-in-amy-coney-barretts-adopted-kids-11601418452

NEWSWEEK
— States Donating the Most to Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden – ANDREW LISA
https://www.newsweek.com/states-donating-most-donald-trump-vs-joe-biden-1533656

(FROM THE ARTICLE: #49. Illinois Total Illinois presidential campaign donations: $14.2 million (#6 highest among states) Presidential campaign donations per capita: $1.12 Donations to Donald Trump: $7 million (49.7% of all donations) Donations to Joe Biden: $7.1 million (50.3% of all donations) State fundraising advantage: Joe Biden (+$73,000) Despite being ahead in donations by only a small margin in Illinois, Biden shouldn’t have too hard a time competing there—the state voted for a Democrat in the past seven presidential contests in a row. With 20 electoral votes, it’s the biggest prize in the Midwest.)

September 26 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 17 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Joe Biden heading to Kenosha following President Trump’s visit in wake of Jacob Blake shooting
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/joe-biden-announces-trip-to-kenosha-following-trumps-visit/6401467/
— Presidential debate schedule in Biden-Trump 2020 election released First debate for Joe Biden, President Trump in Cleveland; Mike Pence, Kamala Harris go head-to-head in Salt Lake City
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/2020-presidential-vp-debate-schedules-released/6392654/
— Illinois COVID-19: 2,128 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths reported; Metro East restrictions in effect – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2128-new-covid-19-cases-/6400877/

NBC5
— Special House Committee Formed to Investigate Madigan and ComEd; Powerful Speaker Unleashes on Republicans – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/special-house-committee-formed-to-investigate-madigan-and-comed-powerful-speaker-unleashes-on-republicans/2333098/

CBS2
— Illinois House Forms Special Investigative Committee To Probe Speaker Mike Madigan’s Role In ComEd Scandal
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/02/illinois-republicans-seek-investigative-panel-on-house-speaker-madigan/

WGN TV
— Old Navy to pay employees to work the polls on Election Day
https://wgntv.com/news/old-navy-to-pay-employees-to-work-the-polls-on-election-day/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Joe Biden’s familiar straight talk faces Donald Trump’s doublespeak.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-biden-kenosha-trump-page-20200901-2bblhshqjjenzgi2l64e55k434-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,128 new known COVID-19 cases and 27 additional deaths reported as Pritzker announces further crack down on Metro East region near St. Louis
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200902-2hs46b4jb5dajb5od5l6ce6xbm-story.html
— Naperville City Council approves adding a diversity and inclusion manager position to city staff – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: Diversity and Inclusion managers are always under tremendous pressure to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-diversity-inclusion-manager-housing-position-st-20200902-efe5dkoshvh6dl4t43mi5as77m-story.html
— Federal Reserve survey finds widespread pessimism about US economic future – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronairus-pandemic-us-economy-forecast-20200902-n6uh7hitlrfdnl6wvgiswjlf7q-story.html
— ‘Irresponsible and dangerous’ partying by some students leads University of Illinois to crack down on social activity and warn of suspensions as campus COVID-19 cases near 800 – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-university-of-illinois-crackdown-social-gatherings-20200902-tyu6hzqilzenfndlrabbrbofqi-story.html
— When Oak Park’s mayor isn’t liberal enough for destructive protesters – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-oak-park-mayor-vandalism-20200902-ixtok5wzcjfgjn6vqz2ndb43vm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Watch our live interview with the nominees for Illinois’ 14th District Congressional seat U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood and state Sen. Jim Oberweis will be interviewed by the Editorial Board at 10 a.m. Thursday. – Editorial Board
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/2/21418916/lauren-underwood-jim-oberweis-congress-14th-district-illinois-live-video-editorial-board-interview
— Church sign burned, Black Lives Matter signs vandalized in Wheaton Photos posted by Hope Presbyterian Church pastor Rev. Jay Moses showed burn damage to a sign that includes the church’s name and a rainbow flag. – Luke Wilusz
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/9/2/21418708/wheaton-hope-presbyterian-church-black-lives-matter-signs-vandalized-washington-jay-moses
— Cost to deploy 1,200 National Guard members in city for 4 months: $54 million Even if Chicago could afford that price tag, it first would have to exhaust all other resources at its disposal, including assistance from Cook County, suburban police departments and the Illinois State Police. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/2/21418991/chicago-protests-looting-illinois-national-guard-police-for-4-month-deployment
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/9/2/21418825/jim-belushi-blues-brothers-weed-pot-cannabis-marijuana-old-orchard-greenhouse

DAILY HERALD
— 6th District Congressional candidate forum Sept. 21
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200902/6th-district-congressional-candidate-forum-sept-21
— Oberweis, Underwood spar in online candidate forum – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200901/oberweis-underwood-spar-in-online-candidate-forum

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois Republicans request panel to probe Madigan, ComEd A special investigative committee with the power to overturn election results or expel a member has only been called twice in the last 20 years. One is being formed now to investigate the House speaker and the utility. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/illinois-republicans-request-panel-probe-madigan-comed

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AMERICA IS IN A CLASS WAR, NOT RACE WAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/america-is-in-a-class-war-not-race-war.html
— AS SPORTS MEDIA CHEERS ON ATHLETE BOYCOTTS, FANS WILL WALK AWAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/as-sports-media-cheers-on-athlete-boycotts-fans-will-walk-away.html

CAPITOL FAX
— UIUC blames “a few irresponsible students” for completely predictable behavior, orders undergrad restrictions
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/02/uiuc-blames-a-few-irresponsible-students-students-for-completely-predictable-behavior-orders-undergrad-restrictions/
— Pritzker responds *** Republicans use Madigan’s rules against him to form special investigative committee – Madigan calls it a “political stunt” to distract from Trump – Majority committee vote needed to advance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/02/republicans-use-madigans-rules-against-him-to-form-special-investigative-committee-madigan-calls-it-a-political-stunt-to-distract-from-trump-majority-committee-vote-needed-to-advance/

FOX NEWS
— Trump administration wants to end race-based trainings for federal employees, official claims The trainings focus on ways that white people can help to end systemic racism – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-admin-trainings-racism
— Trump Jr. bashes Dems over claim riots are president’s fault: ‘Joe Biden voters are burning down their cities’ ‘Imagine wearing a MAGA hat in Portland,’ Trump Jr. tells ‘The Ingraham Angle.’ – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-jr-bashes-claim-riots-presidents-fault

BLAZE
–President Trump should read Black Lives Matter the Riot Act – and the Insurrection Act – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-trump-should-read-black-lives-matter-riot-act-insurrection-act

PJ MEDIA
— D.C. Mayor Considers Removing Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/09/01/d-c-mayor-considers-removing-washington-monument-jefferson-memorial-n876816

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— VIDEO: Unrest to the Suburbs with Jeanne Ives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjeIwJUQSSw

PATRIOT POST
— Chicago’s Bloody 2020 Some 500 people have been murdered already this year as violence spikes. – Nate Jackson
https://patriotpost.us/articles/73157-chicagos-bloody-2020-2020-09-02

THE HILL
— End the violent ‘protests’ now — you’re only ensuring Trump’s reelection – MARIK VON RENNENKAMPFF
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/514683-end-the-violent-protests-now-youre-only-ensuring-trumps-reelection
— Facebook removes GOP lawmaker’s post for inciting violence – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/514814-facebook-removes-gop-lawmakers-post-for-inciting-violence

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. government debt will nearly equal the size of the entire economy for first time since World War II, CBO finds Report comes after huge increase in the deficit this year as government attempted to limit coronavirus fallout – Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/09/02/government-debt-economy-coronavirus/

USA TODAY
— Ford wants to cut 1,400 salaried jobs in U.S.: Who is targeted – Phoebe Wall Howard (DIERSEN: To deal with major Republican-led budget cuts during the mid-1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO targeted 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 GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. It is called up-or-out, political discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/09/02/ford-jobs-retirement-program-workers/5692148002/

FORBES
— A Checklist For Sustaining Diversity And Inclusion In Your Organization During A Pandemic – Nish Parikh (DIERSEN: Diversity and Inclusion managers are always under tremendous pressure to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2020/09/02/a-checklist-for-sustaining-diversity-and-inclusion-in-your-organization-during-a-pandemic/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote hatred against Whites.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/09/many-gop-voters-value-whiteness-more-than-democracy-study.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White Christian-hating White Christian-haters promote hatred against White Christians.
https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/american-christianitys-white-supremacy-problem

August 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— RNC 2020: Expect Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway and protest pushback on night 3 of Republican convention Vice President Mike Pence will deliver the marquee speech Wednesday night at the Republican convention. Karen Pence will also speak. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/rnc-night-3-expect-pence-conway-and-protest-pushback/6390180/
— Jacob Blake Shooting: Wisconsin officials name Kenosha officer who shot Blake Antioch teen Kyle Rittenhouse in custody after 3 shot, 2 fatally at protest after Blake’s shooting – Diane Pathieu, Cate Cauguiran and Chuck Goudie
https://abc7chicago.com/wisconsin-officials-name-officer-who-shot-jacob-blake/6389441/
— ‘No coordinated national voter fraud effort during a major election’: FBI – LUKE BARR (DIERSEN: According to the DuPage County Election Division, of the 112,037 requests for mail-in ballots that it has received so far: 55,670 (50%) were received from registered Democrats; 35,513 (31%) from Independents; and 20,854 (19%) from registered Republicans.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/no-coordinated-national-voter-fraud-effort-during-a-major-election-fbi/6390193/

NBC5
— RNC Night 3: Pences, Conway to Speak
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/rnc-night-3-live-coverage/2329193/
— Wisconsin DOJ Reveals New Details Surrounding Jacob Blake’s Shooting by Kenosha Police The details are some of the first to be released on the moments leading up to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, which has become the center of demonstrations and sparked nationwide calls for justice.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/wisconsin-doj-reveals-new-details-surrounding-jacob-blakes-shooting-by-kenosha-police/2329213/

WTTW
— State Sen. Bill Brady on Unrest, COVID-19, Mail-in Voting and RNC – Marissa Nelson
https://news.wttw.com/2020/08/26/state-sen-bill-brady-unrest-covid-19-mail-voting-and-rnc

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago FOP president says he’s heading to White House for President Trump’s GOP nomination acceptance speech – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-fop-president-catanzara-to-attend-trump-speech-white-house-20200826-ci6kylykj5g5xaifbnddc7ihcq-story.html
— ‘I’ve never had to think about my own safety in this way before’: Shaken by summer looting in affluent neighborhoods, some Chicagoans are moving away. – CHRISTEN A. JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/ct-re-moving-looting-riots-protests-0826-20200826-ps432obfcbg3jhcinoyn4izbwq-story.html
— NBA, WNBA and MLB games called off as players boycott in response to Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-milwaukee-bucks-protest-jacob-blake-20200826-gsgim3ogujcapnttgmyztknpny-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,157 new known COVID-19 cases and 37 additional deaths reported, the highest number of fatalities in the state since the beginning of July
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200826-ituwpezeqvdlxkd37tbsruylsu-story.html
— ‘There’s been an awful lot of partying’: Northwestern University asks Evanston residents to report students who ignore COVID-19 precautions in off-campus gatherings – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-illinois-northwestern-university-evanston-campus-20200826-2melgcdbzjcfroazs7qzo4cu6a-story.html
— Chaos in Kenosha: Will our civil war ever end? – ROBERT C. KOEHLER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats shout at Blacks a) that Republicans have caused all the problems that Blacks have had, b) that Republicans are causing all the problems that Blacks are having, and c) that Republicans will forever cause all the problems that Blacks will have.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-kenosha-wisconsin-unrest-violence-shooting-20200826-m3e7zcqg7faxxou2xhqywmsobe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Watch the 2020 Republican National Convention live The GOP convention is a crucial moment for Trump, who aims to recast the story of his presidency and present the election as a choice between his vision for America’s future and the one presented by Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/8/24/21399574/watch-live-2020-republican-national-convention
— Antioch teen arrested in fatal shooting during protests in Kenosha Three people were shot, two fatally, during a third night of civil unrest after police shot Jacob Blake. – Mitch Dudek and Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/26/21402877/kyle-rittenhouse-kenosha-shooting-arrest-antioch-jacob-blake
— How Illinois finances fell apart — and how we can set them right Politicians promised to deliver on perks that were too good to be true. And they promised that skimming more tax revenue from the people of Illinois could make the numbers work. It has not worked. – Adam Schuster
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/26/21402853/illinois-public-finances-debt-speaker-madigan-pension-debt-illinois-policy-institute
— CPS board votes to keep police in schools Chicago Police officers will remain in 55 Chicago Public Schools despite fierce protests from students and activists. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/26/21402246/school-police-officers-cps-public-schools-cops
— Right to bare faces? No matter what Trump and supporters do, Illinois Republicans say masks are ‘right thing to do’ Whether President Trump speaks to a sea of masks — or bare faces — on Thursday, Illinois GOP leaders expect facial coverings to remain a top campaign issue. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/26/21403343/mask-face-covering-trump-speech-illinois-republicans-campaign-republican-national-convention

DAILY HERALD
— LaPlante appointed to challenge Elliott for DuPage board seat – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200826/laplante-appointed-to-challenge-elliott-for-dupage-board-seat
— DuPage program to help schools with remote learning
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200826/dupage-program-to-help-schools-with-remote-learning

WBBM
— Republican Oberweis: Voters Will Vote For Or Against Trump, Biden Irrelevant – CRAIG DELLIMORE
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/republican-oberweis-voters-will-vote-for-or-against-trump

BADGER HERALD
— Madison: Elected officials join Black Lives Matter protest on third night since shooting of Jacob Blake Youth-led protest demands institutional change, community control – MARY MAGNUSON
https://badgerherald.com/news/2020/08/26/elected-officials-join-black-lives-matter-protest-on-third-night-since-shooting-of-jacob-blake/

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Floyd’s death sparks new activism among communities of color – Gregory Bull
https://qconline.com/news/national/floyd-s-death-sparks-new-activism-among-communities-of-color/image_51dd2016-7368-5661-a740-073e514b0d14.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Frank Xu stands for a portrait Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in San Diego. Xu is working to defeat an affirmative action measure on the California ballot that supporters say is essential to dismantling decades of systemic racism. Xu sees affirmative action as an attack on their children, a policy allowing competitive schools to reject high-testing Asian students in favor of African Americans and Latinos.)

THE X RADIO
— Effingham: Local Republicans to Gather on Final Night of GOP Convention – Greg Sapp
http://www.thexradio.com/news/78-local-news/46118-local-republicans-to-gather-on-final-night-of-gop-convention

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— 4 REFERENDUMS SO FAR ON NOV. 3 BALLOT — INCLUDING STATEWIDE GRADUATED INCOME TAX AMENDMENT
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2020/08/4-referendums-so-far-on-nov-3-ballot-including-statewide-graduated-income-tax-amendment/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ANTIOCH, ILLINOIS POLICE DEALING WITH VIOLENCE THREATS AFTER 17 YEAR OLD ACCUSED KILLER IS ARRESTED
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/antioch-illinois-police-dealing-with-violence-threats-after-17-year-old-accused-killer-is-arrested-.html
— BLACK REPUBLICANS DISCUSS HOW TO ATTRACT MORE FROM THEIR COMMUNITY TO THE GOP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/black-republicans-discuss-how-to-attract-more-from-their-community-to-the-gop.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives complains that Casten’s remarks have “received little to no media scrutiny”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/26/ives-complains-that-castens-remarks-have-received-little-to-no-media-scrutiny/
— Republicans may hold own hearings on COVID-19 response
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/26/republicans-may-hold-own-hearings-on-covid-19-response/
— AG’s office is currently dealing with 25 COVID-related lawsuits
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/26/ags-office-is-currently-dealing-with-25-covid-related-lawsuits/
— 2,157 new cases, 37 additional deaths, 1,573 people in the hospital, 4.0 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/26/2157-new-cases-37-additional-deaths-1573-people-in-the-hospital-40-percent-positivity-rate/
— Republicans launch new African-American “working group” during convention week
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/26/republicans-launch-new-african-american-working-group-during-convention-week/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Republicans will benefit from the Left’s evil ‘cancel culture’ – Quin Hillyer
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/republicans-will-benefit-from-the-lefts-evil-cancel-culture
— Trump calls for drug tests before Biden debate – Byron York
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-calls-for-drug-tests-before-biden-debate

BREITBART
— Ending the Cultural Revolution Must Be a GOP Priority – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/08/26/bokhari-ending-the-cultural-revolution-must-be-a-gop-priority/
— Kamala Harris Has Yet to Condemn Deadly Kenosha Riots Personally – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/08/26/night-3-joe-biden-kamala-harris-have-yet-to-condemn-deadly-kenosha-riots-personally/
— Investor: Safety Driving Hundreds of Thousands of People from U.S. Cities to Suburbs – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/26/investor-safety-driving-hundreds-of-thousands-of-people-from-u-s-cities-to-suburbs/
— Bette Midler Gets Hammered After Calling Melania Trump an ‘Illegal Alien’ Who ‘Can’t Speak English’ – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/08/26/bette-midler-gets-hammered-after-calling-melania-trump-an-illegal-alien-who-cant-speak-english/

DAILY CALLER
— Democratic Rep Sean Casten Claims Gun Ownership Is Linked To ‘Having Small Genitals’ – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2020/08/26/sean-casten-illinois-gun-ownership-genital-size/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Black Lives Matter Suppresses the Truth About Poverty – Star Parker
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/08/26/black-lives-matter-suppresses-the-truth-about-poverty/

NEWS BUSTERS
— New York Times Smears Nicholas Sandmann, Trump With Racist Canards – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/08/26/new-york-times-smears-nicholas-sandmann-trump-racist-canards

EPOCH TIMES
— To End Kenosha, Democrats Must Stop Infantilizing Black People – ROGER L. SIMON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/to-end-kenosha-democrats-must-stop-infantilizing-black-people_3477036.html

THE HILL
— Trump says he’s sending federal assistance to address Wisconsin protests – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/513777-trump-says-hes-sending-federal-assistance-to-address-wisconsin

UPI
— Veterans more likely to leave federal jobs over lack of satisfaction – Ed Adamczyk (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2020/08/26/Report-Veterans-more-likely-to-leave-federal-jobs-over-lack-of-satisfaction/7411598460414/

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Chaos in Kenosha Is Already Swaying Some Voters in Wisconsin As residents see fires and looting, some worry that local Democratic leaders are failing to keep control of the situation. – Sabrina Tavernise and Ellen Almer Durston
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/26/us/kenosha-wisconsin-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— NBA playoffs come to halt: Games postponed as players protest social injustice – Ben Golliver
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/08/26/bucks-boycott-nba-playoff-game/

NPR
— There’s No Evidence Supporting Trump’s Mail Ballot Warnings, FBI Says – MILES PARKS (DIERSEN: According to the DuPage County Election Division, of the 112,037 requests for mail-in ballots that it has received so far: 55,670 (50%) were received from registered Democrats; 35,513 (31%) from Independents; and 20,854 (19%) from registered Republicans.)
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/26/906262573/theres-no-evidence-supporting-trump-s-mail-ballot-warnings-fbi-says

FED WEEK
— EEOC Explains National Origin Discrimination Policies in Federal Workforce
https://www.fedweek.com/issue-briefs/eeoc-explains-national-origin-discrimination-policies-in-federal-workforce/

AXIOS
— Republican convention speakers target the media – Sara Fischer
https://www.axios.com/republican-convention-speakers-target-media-82e3dfbb-a3de-42d4-945b-6c46f5880f2b.html

August 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID 19 Illinois: IL reports 2,208 new coronavirus cases, 24 deaths Young Will County residents make up most COVID-19 cases, health department says
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-2208-new-covid-19-cases-24-deaths/6382101/

NBC5
— Tense Emergency Chicago City Council Meeting Sends National Guard Resolution to Committee In a tense and at times heated meeting, city aldermen voted to instead send the resolution to a committee before consideration by the full council
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/tense-emergency-chicago-city-council-meeting-sends-national-guard-resolution-to-committee/2326453/
— DeJoy ‘Highly Confident’ Ballots Will Be Delivered on Time, But Details No Plan DeJoy also told senators he has zero plans to restore blue mailboxes and sorting equipment that have been removed, saying they are “not needed” – Lisa Mascaro and Anthony Izaguirre
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/postmaster-to-testify-before-senate-amid-uproar-over-mail/2326045/

WGN TV
— Mayor, aldermen disagree on whether or not to bring in Illinois National Guard – Julian Crews
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-alderman-debate-bringing-in-illinois-national-guard/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Democrats resurrect Bruce Rauner to counter attacks on House Speaker Michael Madigan, party leadership – RICK PEARSON and BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-dnc-delegation-review-20200821-3o7vacqnpnc7bjx3yicspronxe-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,208 new known COVID-19 cases and 24 more deaths reported as state puts 20 counties on warning list
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200821-wtbzpxjx4ja25ndq2lxllkozdu-story.html
— Chicago postal unions rally in front of Bronzeville post office to attack Trump, postmaster general for mail delays – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-us-postal-service-protest-louis-dejoy-20200821-kw7bsrvl7jgdvc4ad55k3zgehy-story.html

SUN-TIMES
— One in five Illinois counties now at COVID-19 ‘warning level,’ 2,208 new cases reported — and some in Will Co. say, ‘So what?’ Here’s what we know today about the continuing spread of the coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/8/21/21395484/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Biden.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/21/21376335/joe-biden-endorsement-president-kamala-harris-donald-trump-2020-campaign

DAILY HERALD
— Senate GOP demands governor open unemployment offices – REBECCA ANZEL
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200821/senate-gop-demands-governor-open-unemployment-offices
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: NAPERVILLE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on a municipality, county, state, individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that municipality, county, state, individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200821/within-days-of-recreational-pot-vote-naperville-receives-applications-from-3-dispensaries

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Aldermen shut down in call to bring back National Guard Four City Council members frustrated with Lightfoot forced an unusual special meeting to debate the measure but were blocked. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/aldermen-shut-down-call-bring-back-national-guard

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Whither the Illinois GOP in a post-Jim Thompson world – Jim Nowlan
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-whither-the-illinois-gop-in-a-post-jim-thompson-world/article_b1bde654-e3ee-11ea-834f-d7b29c8ec73d.html

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on a municipality, county, state, individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that municipality, county, state, individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.nctv17.com/news/businesses-submit-applications-with-city-for-adult-use-cannabis-dispensary/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage County Coroner: Suicides/Overdoses increased 52% during the onset of Covid-19 shelter at home – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/dupage-county-coroner-suicides-overdoses-increased-52-during-the-onset-of-covid-19-shelter-at-home/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WEYERMULLER: CALLING FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD TO PROTECT CHICAGO STORES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/weyermuller-calling-for-the-national-guard-to-protect-chicago-stores.html
— THORNER: POSTAL SERVICE ANOTHER GIMMICK TO GIN UP TROOPS ON LEFT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/thorner-postal-service-another-gimmick-to-gin-up-troops-on-left.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,208 new cases, 24 additional deaths, 1,526 in hospitals, 51,736 tests, 4.3 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/21/2208-new-cases-24-additional-deaths-1526-in-hospitals-51736-tests-43-percent-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Black Lives Matter crowd for Biden berates sleeping neighborhood: ‘Wake up, motherf—er!’ Activists blare horns and drums, scream into megaphone: ‘Y’all never gonna sleep ’cause of me!’ – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/21/black-lives-matter-crowd-for-biden-berate-sleeping/

FOX NEWS
— Democratic Party chairman predicts ‘chaos’ at next week’s GOP convention VP Pence says GOP convention will showcase Trump’s achievements – Paul Steinhauser (DIERSEN: What is the status of the Illinois Republican Party State Convention?)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democratic-party-chair-predicts-chaos-at-next-weeks-gop-convention

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Kamala Speaks to the Virus and It Says We’re Racists
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/08/20/kamala-speaks-to-the-virus-and-it-says-were-racists/
— Democrats Want Chaos in the Streets to Defeat Donald Trump
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/08/21/democrats-want-chaos-in-the-streets-to-defeat-donald-trump/

BREITBART
— Radical Left-Wing Group to Aid Biden Election and Fulfill Progressive Agenda, ‘We’re Damn Serious’ – Joshua Klein
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/21/radical-left-wing-group-plans-aid-biden-election-fulfill-progressive-agenda-were-damn-serious/

BLAZE
— A Tennessee school district tried to ban parents from observing their kids’ virtual classes Violators can be removed from the class – Aaron Colen
https://www.theblaze.com/news/tennessee-schools-ban-parents-observing-virtual-classes
— Black Lives Matter protesters angrily take to Portland neighborhood in dead of night: ‘Wake up, motherf***er!’ Not a great way to wake up – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/blm-protesters-portland-neighborhood-dead-of-night

DAILY SIGNAL
— Back to College, Back to Academic Brainwashing – Walter E. Williams
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/08/21/back-to-college-back-to-academic-brainwashing-social-justice/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Leftist Journalists, Organizations Furious Over Facebook Purge of Groups ‘Tied to Violence’ – Alexander Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2020/08/20/leftist-journalists-organizations-furious-over-facebook

ONE NEWS NOW
— Politicizing history, provoking more division A conservative activist in Illinois says a state representative evidently wants to make sure school history books are “sufficiently woke” before they’re approved for use in classrooms. – Bob Kellogg
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2020/08/21/politicizing-history-provoking-more-division

EPOCH TIMES
— Broadcasters Air 150 Times More Negative News on Trump Than Biden: Study – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/broadcasters-air-150-times-more-negative-news-on-trump-than-biden-study_3465929.html

THE HILL
— Democrats desperately push the ‘peaceful protesters’ delusion – BERNARD KERIK
https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/513063-democrats-desperately-push-the-peaceful-protesters-delusion

YAHOO
— A majority of Americans think social media sites are politically biased – Daniel Howley
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/social-media-bias-survey-175915487.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters make it clear that they are going to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/21/podcasts/daily-newsletter-protest-adidas-segregation.html

WASHINGTON POST
— How will the GOP answer Democrats tribute to American diversity? – Eugene Scott (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want the Republican Party to banish the following from the Republican Party: those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/21/how-will-gop-answer-democrats-tribute-american-diversity/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Christian colleges.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/evangelical-christian-colleges-take-steps-to-address-racial-justice-after-criticism/2020/08/21/86f38972-e3a5-11ea-b69b-64f7b0477ed4_story.html

DESERET NEWS
— This social justice movement must lead to equal opportunity in the workforce – Greg Bell (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2020/8/21/21377910/greg-bell-social-justice-movement-equal-opportunity-jobs-workforce-skilled-workers

FORBES
— Blackouts Expose Perils And Costs Of California’s ‘Electrify Everything’ Push – Robert Bryce
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2020/08/18/blackouts-expose-perils-and-costs-of-californias-electrify-everything-push/
— 15 Ways Agencies Can Encourage Diversity In The Industry (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2020/08/21/15-ways-agencies-can-encourage-diversity-in-the-industry/

CMS WIRE
— Getting to the Heart of the Chief Diversity Officer’s Agenda – Dom Nicastro (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton,), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cmswire.com/leadership/getting-to-the-heart-of-the-chief-diversity-officers-agenda/

NATION
— How to Dismantle White Supremacy  To end systemic racism, the country needs a comprehensive racial justice program even more sweeping than the Marshall Plan. – Barbara Smith (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will schools stop admitting Whites and get rid of their students who are White, b) will employers stop hiring Whites and get rid of their employees who are White, and c) will organizations stop admitting Whites and get rid of their members who are White?)
https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/how-to-dismantle-white-supremacy/

August 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Protesters demand accountability from Chicago police, Mayor Lightfoot after violent clash with police in Loop CPD releases video showing beginning of clash Sunday – Jesse Kirsch, Alexis McAdams (DIERSEN: So far, what demands have protesters, vandals, looters, and rioters made on your mayor and how has your mayor responded to those demands? Should mayors be required to issue press releases that detail a) the demands that have been made on them, b) the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and/or countries that made those demands, and c) exactly how they responded to those demands?)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/chicago-protesters-demand-accountability-from-cpd-mayor-after-loop-clash/6372706/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,562 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-il-reports-1562-new-coronavirus-cases-18-deaths/6372985/

NBC5
— 4 Dead, at Least 39 Wounded in Chicago Shootings So Far This Weekend
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/4-dead-at-least-39-wounded-in-chicago-shootings-so-far-this-weekend/2323282/

CBS2
— Fingerpointing After Protest Turns Violent: Activists Accuse Police Of Attacking Them – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/16/fingerpointing-after-protest-turns-violent-activists-accuse-police-of-attacking-them/
— Mayor Lightfoot Addresses Violent Protest, Looting, And COVID-19 In Chicago On ‘Face The Nation’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/16/mayor-lightfoot-addresses-violent-protest-looting-and-covid-19-in-chicago-on-face-the-nation/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois imposes new COVID-19 rules after spike in cases
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-imposes-new-covid-19-rules-after-spike-in-cases
— New Zealand delays election after COVID-19 outbreak in Auckland – Nick Perry
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/new-zealand-delays-election-after-covid-19-outbreak-in-auckland
— Pelosi to call House back into session to vote on USPS bill – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pelosi-to-call-house-back-into-session-to-vote-on-usps-bill

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Blame game for weekend downtown melee pits mayor and CPD against activists Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday said “people have embedded themselves in these seemingly peaceful protests and come for a fight.” But some protesters said they were left “running for our lives” when officers apparently attempted to confine them in a small area Saturday night. – Tom Schuba and Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/16/21371041/chicago-mayor-police-department-protesters-melee-fight-good-kids-mad-city-increase-peace-lightfoot
— Illinois universities losing millions as students stay home UIC expects to lose $15 million with the number of students living on campus slashed in half, while Loyola expects a $50 million hit. – Clare Proctor
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/8/16/21365086/illinois-universities-fall-pandemic-uic-uiuc-illinois-dorms-loyola
— 2020 Democratic National Convention Programming is set to be broadcast and streamed online each night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/8/13/21367797/democratic-national-convention-2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Accusations fly between police and protesters one day after violent clash injured dozens – PAIGE FRY and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-downtown-protests-violent-20200816-v7yrehiibnbkvfpqxsijgz4cme-story.html
— Young organizers demand the release of arrested protesters and call on Chicago to address police violence – SOPHIE SHERRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-downtown-protest-arrests-young-activists-20200816-ev3dyxqh3zc6bamxg52zv2wyim-story.html

CAPITOL FAX
— State announces mitigation effort in Metro East
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/16/state-announces-mitigation-effort-in-metro-east/

BREITBART
— NY Times: Kamala Harris Is the ‘Face of America’s Demographic Shift’ – John Binder (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at non-Whites that non-Democrat Whites are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/16/ny-times-kamala-harris-face-americas-demographic-shift/

BLAZE
— Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle demand white residents ‘give up’ their homes ‘Now do something about it!’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-lives-matter-protesters-demand-white-residents-give-up-their-homes

NEWSMAX
— Navarro: Dems Want USPS to Be ‘Ballot-Harvesting Service’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/peternavarro-usps-mail-invoting/2020/08/16/id/982379/

THE HILL
— Chicago mayor: People who have ‘come for a fight’ have ’embedded themselves’ in peaceful protests – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/512228-chicago-mayor-people-who-have-come-for-a-fight-have-embedded
— Democrats featuring ‘rising stars’ in convention keynotes – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: Are/were you a rising star? I never was a rising star while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. To be a rising star in the federal government, you have to be a Democrat and at least one of the following: minority, female, and/or young. However, notwithstanding the fact that I am Republican, White, and male, IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO promoted me in 1986.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/512240-democrats-featuring-rising-stars-in-convention-keynotes

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Harris
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/16/harris-breathes-life-into-biden-campaign-395804

NBC NEWS
— On convention eve, Democrats are apprehensive – Jonathan Allen
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/eve-their-convention-democrats-are-apprehensive-n1236893

WASHINGTON POST
— House accelerates oversight of Postal Service as uproar grows, demanding top testify at ‘urgent’ hearing The House Oversight Committee announced a hearing for Aug. 24, inviting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service board of governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan – Jacob Bogage and Joseph Marks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/16/postal-service-mail-democrats-hearing-dejoy/
— The country’s future could hinge on postal workers – William H. McRaven
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-countrys-future-could-hinge-on-postal-workers/2020/08/16/c0f7b97e-dfca-11ea-8dd2-d07812bf00f7_story.html
— Harris’s wooing of Black activists paved a path to the ticket – Annie Linskey and Chelsea Janes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/harriss-wooing-of-black-activists-paved-a-path-to-the-ticket/2020/08/15/d638b276-de70-11ea-b205-ff838e15a9a6_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— How to protect yourself if you work in a toxic workplace – Vicki Salemi (DIERSEN: I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. My Democrat supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates protected themselves from being in a toxic workplace by helping my superiors get rid of their 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 federal employees made the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://nypost.com/2020/08/16/how-to-take-control-of-a-toxic-workplace-with-a-horrible-boss/

WASHINGTON POST
— FedEx and UPS are wary of delivering ballots for November election – Jacob Bogage and Colby Itkowitz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/15/postal-service-ballots-fedex-ups/

NPR
— What To Know About The Democratic National Convention
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/16/903051880/what-to-know-about-the-democratic-national-convention

WLOS
— OUTSTANDING: “We wouldn’t be safe without them” Demonstrators brave weather for ‘Back the Blue’ rally – Kari Barrows
https://wlos.com/news/local/we-wouldnt-be-safe-without-them-demonstrators-brave-weather-for-back-the-blue-rally

FEDERAL TIMES
— Background investigations —How to get a security clearance for a federal job – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn federal jobs, federal employees, and federal retirees like me, but who have never applied for a federal job a) because they knew that they could not pass a background investigation, b) because they view federal the pay and benefits as being terrible, c) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, d) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, e) because they cannot pass an employment examination, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, and/or g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree?)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2020/08/16/background-investigations-how-to-get-a-security-clearance-for-a-federal-job/

SPECTRUM NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Binghamton Back the Blue Rally Draws Massive Turnout
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2020/08/16/binghamton-back-the-blue-rally-draws-massive-turnout

DAILY MAIL
— ‘I’m trying to get my miles in before the Secret Service stops me’: Joe Biden revs up for the convention by taking his 1967 Corvette for a spin in latest campaign video – MARLENE LENTHANG (DIERSEN: What demographics do you share with Biden? Both Biden and I are Corvette owners, former federal employees, White, male, older, married, college graduates, Christian, non-poor, non-drinkers, gun owners, draft avoiders, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time. Biden owns a 1967 Corvette that his father gave him as a wedding gift in 1966. My father died suddenly in 1969 when I was 21 years old. I own a 1972 Corvette that I bought in 1971 a) with an insurance settlement that I got for the theft in Chicago of my 1969 Dodge Charger SE and b) with money that I earned working full-time for IRS and part-time for Firestone Stores. I own a 2005 Corvette that I bought in 2005 with money that I got from selling my 1968 Dodge Charger R/T and my 1962 Chevy Impala SS. I had owned the Charger R/T since 1994 and the Impala SS since 1989.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8633369/Joe-Biden-takes-1967-Corvette-spin-campaign-video.html

August 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago looting: Mayor Lori Lightfoot tells looters ‘we are coming for you,’ but won’t bring in National Guard Access to the downtown area will be restricted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-mayor-tells-looters-we-are-coming-for-you/6364053/

NBC5
— Republican Leader Jim Durkin Urges Chicago to Bring in National Guard, Lightfoot Says No More than 100 people were arrested following looting that erupted early Monday morning
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/republican-leader-urges-chicago-to-bring-in-national-guard-lightfoot-says-no/2320036/

CBS2
‘– Anger And Frustration In Loop After Night Of Looting – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/10/anger-and-frustration-in-loop-after-night-of-looting/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois expanded mail voting is partisan ‘scheme,’ lawsuit says
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-expanded-mail-voting-is-partisan-scheme-lawsuit-says
— Lightfoot blames Foxx’s lack of criminal charges for Chicago looting – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/lightfoot-blames-foxxs-lack-of-criminal-charges-for-chicago-looting

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Black Lives Matter to Lightfoot: Unrest won’t end until ‘the safety and well-being of our communities is finally prioritized’ “When protesters attack high-end retail stores that are owned by the wealthy and service the wealthy, that is not ‘our’ city and has never been meant for us,” the group said in a statement. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/10/21362612/black-lives-matter-lori-lightfoot-police-shooting-englewood-looting
— Latest looting leaves a lot to unpack: shock, anger, sadness — and heartbreak For the second time in barely two months, we are left to contemplate whether it has come to this: that criminals can act with impunity on what we have always believed to be the safest streets in Chicago. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/10/21362783/chicago-looting-shock-anger-sadness-heartbreak-downtown-foxx-obrien-lightfoot
— Chicago needs leaders, not elected officials looking for scapegoats Our city’s official response to looting and violent crime has been anything but organized. There has been a lack of teamwork, and we’re paying the price. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/10/21362022/chicago-looters-englewood-crime-lori-lightfoot-kim-foxx-tim-evans-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Cook County GOP sues to block state’s enhanced vote-by-mail efforts – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-republican-lawsuit-mail-in-voting-20200810-4f5i6pwwnjbezkcxyntotmo65u-story.html
— Aftermath of looting in downtown Chicago: 13 cops injured, 2 people shot, more than 100 arrests, Mag Mile trashed – PAIGE FRY, JEREMY GORNER, GREGORY PRATT, MEGAN CREPEAU, STACY ST. CLAIR and CLAIRE HAO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-downtown-looting-20200810-3zwa3b7zzrc5vdyb4qjqywrjvu-story.html
— Stop comparing yourself to others – Amy Kan (DIERSEN: One could argue that those who you graduated with from high school and/or from college who shared your demographics would be the most relevant people to compare yourself to.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200810/281814286215839
— 6 traits that will make you indispensable at work – Martin Zwilling (DIERSEN: The most important trait that my Democrat superiors in the federal government looked for was success in getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and 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.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200810/281857235888799
— ‘We had to have brick and mortar’; Black Lives Matters opens Waukegan office – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-blm-lake-office-st-0811-20200810-bxylqv7fgngn3f2vvcv3cd7xri-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,319 new known COVID-19 cases reported as renters with coronavirus-related financial difficulty can now apply for up to $5,000 state grant
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200810-ey6eo275crblfpdtyhnfyhmsla-story.html
— Candidate petitions for 2021 Naperville City Council election available next week – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-municipal-election-city-council-petitions-st-20200810-v4ggoldlnfatheqkn7rlovwefi-story.html
— ‘There’s gonna be looting going on’: Long night of unrest follows Englewood shooting – PAIGE FRY, JEREMY GORNER, PETER NICKEAS, JOHN KEILMAN and SOPHIE SHERRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-loop-englewood-looting-ticktock-20200811-rpyojxhy5feqhculr44pcobzge-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot, Brown lay blame for last night’s looting After a South Side shooting, the mayor and the police chief say, looters headed north—emboldened because looters earlier this summer weren’t prosecuted “to the fullest extent.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lightfoot-brown-lay-blame-last-nights-looting?utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200810&utm_content=hero-headline
— Enough already! Time for Foxx, Lightfoot, judges to do their jobs. After another night of looting, Chicago and particularly downtown will never recover unless the criminal justice system actually works. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/enough-already-time-foxx-lightfoot-judges-do-their-jobs
— McDonald’s: Ex-CEO Easterbrook lied and covered up wrongdoing The company sues the former chief to recover his payout, saying Steve Easterbrook’s termination last fall over a relationship with an employee shouldn’t have included severance pay because he “concealed evidence and lied about his wrongdoing.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-ex-ceo-easterbrook-lied-and-covered-wrongdoing
— Looting leaves Chicago ‘at a crossroads,’ chamber chief says “If we don’t get ahold of this right away, it’s going to have very serious consequences for our economy and jobs,” says Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce CEO Jack Lavin. “We need to get this under control as soon as possible.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/looting-leaves-chicago-crossroads-chamber-chief-says

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County Republicans criticized for meet-and-greet without face masks Networking event draws allegations of COVID-19 safety violations – KELLI DUNCAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/08/10/mchenry-county-republicans-criticized-for-meet-and-greet-without-face-masks/a5rylxl/

CHICAGO NOW
— Anarchy clobbers Chicago. Had enough yet? – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/08/anarchy-clobbers-chicago-had-enough-yet/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker sends state police to help in fight mass looting in Chicago – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-sends-state-police-to-help-in-fight-mass-looting-in-chicago/article_0de142c4-db24-11ea-921d-a72f73709f25.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chicago Looting, Violence Gives More Reasons to Stay Out of Chicago
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/chicago-looting-violence-gives-more-reasons-to-stay-out-of-chicago/
— GOP Holding Algonquin Fundraiser Tonight Featuring Ives, Oberweis, State & Local Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/gop-holding-algonquin-fundraiser-august-10th-featuring-ives-oberweis-state-local-candidates-copy/
— Algonquin Village Board Putting Referendum on the Ballot to Abolish Elective Village Clerk
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/algonquin-village-board-putting-referendum-on-the-ballot-to-abolish-elective-village-clerk/
— Crystal Lake High School Board Goes with Herd Immunity
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/crystal-lake-high-school-board-go-with-herd-immunity/
— Dueling Signs
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/message-of-the-day-signs-12/
— Is This Something Trump Is Doing that Has Gone Largely Unnoticed?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/is-this-something-trump-is-doing-that-has-gone-largely-unnoticed/
— Opening Remarks at Wisconsin Gathering of Illinois Conservatives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/opening-remarks-at-wisconsin-gathering-of-conservatives/
— ComEd Follows Decades of Practice of the “Illinois Way”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/comed-follows-decades-of-practice-of-the-illinois-way/
— Costs vs. Benefits of Educational Spending
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/costs-vs-benefits-of-educational-spending/
— Way to Lobby to Stop Pritzker’s $2,500 (Maximum) Fines for Businesses Who Do Not Force Customers to Wear Masks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/08/way-to-lobby-to-stop-pritzkers-2500-maximum-fines-for-businesses-who-do-not-force-customers-to-wear-masks/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Speaker Madigan / ComEd named as Defendants in $450 Million Racketeering (RICO) Lawsuit filed today – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/speaker-madigan-comed-named-as-defendants-in-450-million-racketeering-rico-lawsuit-filed-today/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP ASKS: IS PRITZKER COVERING UP MADIGAN PATRONAGE HIRING?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/il-gop-asks-is-pritzker-covering-up-madigan-patronage-hiring-.html
— BUSINESS OWNERS ASK FOR SUPPORT IN STOPPING PRITZKER’S COVID MANDATE FINES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/business-owners-ask-for-support-in-stopping-pritzkers-covid-mandate-fines.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Cook County Republicans sue to stop new vote by mail law
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/10/another-day-another-lawsuit-cook-county-republicans-sue-to-stop-new-vote-by-mail-law/
— 1,319 new cases, 1 additional death, 4.1 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/10/1319-new-cases-1-additional-death-41-percent-positivity-rate/
— Civil RICO case filed against Madigan, ComEd and others
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/10/civil-rico-case-filed-against-madigan-comed-and-others/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Lawsuit: Illinois expanded mail voting is partisan ‘scheme’ – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/10/lawsuit-illinois-expanded-mail-voting-is-partisan-/
— Thought control and cancel culture overtakes colleges and universities – Peter Wood and Pete Peterson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/10/thought-control-and-cancel-culture-overtakes-colle/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Black Lives Matter reached its high tide, and now it’s crashing
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/black-lives-matter-reached-its-high-tide-and-now-its-crashing

FOX NEWS
— Biden’s ‘diversity,’ ‘Are you a junkie?’ gaffes ignored by Sunday morning news shows His remarks were not mentioned on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN’s weekend programs – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-diversity-junkie-gaffes-sunday-morning-news-shows

BREITBART
— Magnificent Mile Riots, Looting Hit Democrat-Run Chicago – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/10/nolte-magnificent-mile-riots-looting-hit-democrat-run-chicago/
— OUTSTANDING: South Dakota ‘Back the Blue’ Rally Sees Generous Turnout – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
https://www.breitbart.com/local/2020/08/09/south-dakota-back-blue-rally-sees-generous-turnout/
— Catholic League: BLM One of the ‘Greatest Threats’ to Black Americans – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2020/08/10/catholic-league-blm-one-greatest-threats-black-americans/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Illinois school district to prioritize ‘black and brown students’ for in-person school reopening – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/08/10/illinois-school-district-to-prioritize-black-and-brown-students-for-in-person-school-reopening-958373

CNS NEWS
— Chicago Mayor: Rioting Was Sparked by False Twitter Info About Police Shooting an Unarmed Juvenile – Susan Jones
https://cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/chicago-mayor-rioting-was-sparked-false-twitter-info-about-police

DAILY SIGNAL
— Investigating the Prevalence of Left-Leaning ‘Fact-Checkers’ – Sharyl Attkisson (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What qualifications do I have to be a fact checker? ANSWER: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/08/10/investigating-the-prevalence-of-left-leaning-fact-checks/

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Not Letting Covid Crisis Go to Waste – Michael Dorstewitz
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/pelosi-schumer/2020/08/10/id/981415/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Going after the Employers of Illegal Aliens – MARK KRIKORIAN
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/going-after-the-employers-of-illegal-aliens/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— How the far-left Black Lives Matter movement promotes a revolution that will destroy America A deeper look into the Marxist goals of the leftists rioting across the country. – John Horvat II
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/how-the-far-left-black-lives-matter-movement-promotes-a-revolution-that-will-destroy-america

EPOCH TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds Turn Out for ‘Back the Blue’ Rally in Seattle Ahead of Defunding Vote – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/hundreds-turn-out-for-back-the-blue-rally-in-seattle-ahead-of-defunding-vote_3456303.html

THE HILL
— Jesse Jackson: Chicago looting ‘humiliating, embarrassing & morally wrong’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/511334-jesse-jackson-chicago-looting-humiliating-embarrassing-morally-wrong

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A conservative-hater says “It’s a Tough Time for the Left. But I’m More Optimistic Than Ever. On both sides of the Atlantic, the signs of radical possibility are everywhere.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/09/opinion/left-politics.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters want open borders.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/migrants-border-repeat-crossings/2020/08/08/2fdbd97c-d9bf-11ea-b9b2-1ea733b97910_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— AG Barr calls lawmakers backing voting by mail ‘grossly irresponsible’ – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/08/10/william-barr-lawmakers-backing-vote-by-mail-grossly-irresponsible/

USA TODAY
— ‘I’m too old to find a new career’: More than half of Americans fear job losses – Jessica Menton
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/08/07/unemployment-benefits-more-than-half-americans-fear-job-losses/3301149001/
— COVID-19 thrown a wrench into retirement planning? Don’t panic. – Nancy Tengler
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2020/08/09/covid-19-messed-up-retirement-planning-dont-panic/3317928001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Coronavirus Heightens Housing Insecurity for Black and Hispanic Populations With little or no savings, a loss of income leaves many families on the brink of homelessness – Gwynn Guilford and Luis Melgar
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-heightens-housing-insecurity-for-black-and-hispanic-populations-11596965400

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 59% Think Biden Unlikely to Finish A Four-Year Term in White House
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/59_think_biden_unlikely_to_finish_a_four_year_term_in_white_house

August 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID-19 Illinois: Pritzker doubles down on new guidelines, faces pushback as IL reports 1,382 new coronavirus cases, 8 additional deaths Gov. JB Pritzker issued new IL coronavirus guidelines Friday – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1382-new-coronavirus-cases-8-additional-deaths-sunday/6362700/

NBC5
— Pritzker Defends New Enforcement Rules for Illinois’ Mask Mandate Amid Pandemic
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-defends-new-enforcement-rules-for-illinois-mask-mandate-amid-pandemic/2319436/
— Postal Service Emerges as Flash Point Heading Into Election The Postal Service already was facing questions over how it would handle the expected spike of mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic, but several operational changes imposed by its new leader have led to mail backlogs across the United States as rumors of additional cutbacks swirl, fueling worries about the November vote – Anthony Izaguirre and Matthew Daly
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/postal-service-emerges-as-flash-point-heading-into-election/2319464/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker defends proposed changes to mask rules as state sees 1,382 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths A bipartisan committee still needs to approve Pritzker’s new rules, up for consideration Tuesday in Springfield. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/9/21361031/pritzker-stresses-importance-common-sense-masking-rules-illinois-new-covid-19-cases
— State offering $5,000 grants for tenants struggling to pay rent amid pandemic. Here’s how to apply Applicants can start applying online Monday morning. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: What about struggling homeowners who have to pay mortgage interest, real estate taxes, etc.? What percent of renters are Democrat and what percent of homeowners are Republican?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/8/9/21361020/state-offering-5000-grants-tenants-struggling-keep-up-rent-payments-amid-pandemic-heres-how-apply

CHICAGO REPORTER
— MAY 16, 2019 FLASHBACK: The U.S. White majority will soon disappear forever By 2050, the US will be a ‘majority-minority’ country, with white non-Hispanics making up less than half of the total population. – Dudley Poston and Rogelio Sáenz
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/the-us-white-majority-will-soon-disappear-forever/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Ohio governor’s conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/ohio-governors-conflicting-covid-19-tests-raise-backlash-08-09-2020

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Let me give the media some evidence’: Mark Levin calls journalists ‘liars’ for not reporting on vote-by-mail issues – Emma Colton
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/let-me-give-the-media-some-evidence-mark-levin-calls-journalists-liars-for-not-reporting-on-vote-by-mail-issues

BREITBART
— Sen. Ron Johnson: Suppressing Breitbart News Is Part of Google’s Electioneering for Democrats – ROBERT KRAYCHIK (DIERSEN: One could say that suppressing www.gopillinois.com is part of Google’s electioneering for Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs in Illinois.)
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/08/09/sen-ron-johnson-suppressing-breitbart-news-part-googles-electioneering-democrats/
— Kevin McCarthy Hits Google for Efforts to Censor Conservative Speech — ‘They Have Totally Denigrated Breitbart’ – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/08/09/mccarthy-hits-google-for-efforts-to-censor-conservative-speech-they-have-totally-denigrated-breitbart/
— Stockton U. Student Faces Suspension for Zoom Background of President Trump – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/08/09/stockton-u-student-faces-suspension-for-zoom-background-of-president-trump/

BLAZE
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds gather in Beverly Hills for pro-Trump ‘Rescue America’ rally, encouraging Californians to walk away from Democratic party
https://www.theblaze.com/news/rescue-americarally–walkaway-movement-beverly-hills
— Nearly 20,000 fake US driver’s licenses from China and other countries seized at Chicago airport Another 2,000 counterfeit U.S. driver’s licenses were intercepted at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/fake-drivers-licenses-seized-china-chicago
— BLM protesters intimidate diners, yell homophobic slurs and wake up liberal neighborhood in middle of the night – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-lives-matter-protests-georgetown-dc-video

LAW OFFICER
— BLM Protesters Shoot At Black Officer At Home
https://www.lawofficer.com/blm-protesters-shoot-at-black-officer-at-home/

CBS NEWS
— A historical reckoning for the global slave trade
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-historical-reckoning-for-the-global-slave-trade/

WASHINGTON POST
— Diversity isn’t a reason to consider race in hiring – Hans Bader, Arlington (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/diversity-isnt-a-reason-to-consider-race-in-hiring/2020/08/09/179a3140-d81d-11ea-a788-2ce86ce81129_story.html

YAHOO NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ rally held in Fort Pierce on Saturday
https://news.yahoo.com/back-blue-rally-held-fort-223424422.html

WRAL
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue: Community rallies to show support for police officers
https://www.wral.com/back-the-blue-community-rallies-to-show-support-for-police-officers/19226116/

BLOOMBERG
— What People Fear Most About ‘Cancel Culture’ (DIERSEN: In Illinois, the more of the following that you are, the sooner/stronger that hate-filled Trump-haters will try to cancel you: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. The more of the aforesaid that Americans are, the more firearms and ammunition that they are buying for their self-defense.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-08-09/what-people-fear-most-about-cancel-culture
— Biden Needs Fed’s Powell on Board to Fix Racial Wealth Gap – Saleha Mohsin and Catarina Saraiva (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Biden announce that if elected, he would use the federal government a) to take money away from those who have more money and b) to give that money to those who have less money?)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-09/biden-needs-fed-s-powell-on-board-to-fix-racial-wealth-gap

NPR
— The Only Black Pastor In Town Wasn’t Invited To A Black Lives Matter March – LAURA PALMISANO (DIERSEN: BLM is extremely anti-religious.)
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/09/900703254/the-only-black-pastor-in-town-wasnt-invited-to-a-black-lives-matter-march

August 7 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— Pritzker issues rule to penalize businesses that violate mask requirements with fines up to $2,500 – Erik Runge
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/gov-pritzker-expected-to-announce-new-covid-19-restrictions/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: For first time in more than 2 months, over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases reported; Gov. Pritzker announces new emergency rules for mask requirements
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200807-zbh6jqouwbe2hiys4nkwjl4k3u-story.html
— President Trump hates mail-in voting, until he doesn’t – CLARENCE PAGE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-donald-trump-absentee-ballots-mitch-mcconnell-page-20200807-5ksiexr57bafdllsjgiy3eottm-story.html
— A lesson in contrasts: How the GOP purged its leader amid corruption allegations – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-corruption-madigan-comed-lee-daniels-20200807-3q6u23z34ncvrii6mlctw2ydwy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In June 2002, then-Illinois Republican Party Chairman Lee Daniels abruptly announced his resignation from that party post as pressure mounted, including from the GOP state attorney general, to remove unwanted “distractions” in an election year. Daniels and his chief of staff had fallen under the radar of federal prosecutors who were investigating whether GOP staff members did campaign work on state time. “The party deserves to serve its purpose without unwarranted distractions,” Daniels, who as House minority leader was House Speaker Michael Madigan’s counterpart, said in announcing he would step down as party chair. “For that reason, it is best that I refocus my energy and encourage others to refocus theirs.” Not long after, the House Republican caucus voted 33-18 to install a new House leader, Rep. Tom Cross, after Daniels lost support among his colleagues in that role too. Daniels had not been charged and was only peripherally linked to a time sheet scandal, but the whiff of a federal corruption probe pushed his members to force him out of leadership. Three years later, Daniels’ chief of staff, Michael Tristano, formally was indicted and later pleaded guilty to a fraud charge as part of a probe into state workers’ diverting taxpayer resources to campaigns. Tristano also was accused of working out a deal with a real estate group to put a Republican candidate on its payroll. In exchange, the real estate group’s project received more than $1 million in state funds, prosecutors said. Other statehouse insiders, including Madigan, then-Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka and Senate President Emil Jones, also had been asked to turn over records as part of a state-resources-to-campaigns scandal. Shortly after Tristano’s indictment in 2005, Daniels announced he would retire from his remaining position as a state representative. Daniels was not implicated in Tristano’s indictment, and he was never charged with wrongdoing. But he left anyway. A top GOP party and policy leader in the state who once held three positions of power was gone, pushed out by his own members and a nudge from the previous GOP attorney general, Jim Ryan, who had forwarded corruption allegations to federal investigators. Under the lens of compare and contrast, then and now, one takeaway is this state’s breathtaking tolerance for corruption. It has settled into the system of governance and politics as its own permanent institution. Corruption is an expected byproduct of serving in public office, like wind makes waves.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A disgusting pot pusher says “Marijuana is no longer a ‘dirty little secret.’ Weed sales are soaring in Illinois, and the pandemic is helping.” To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-pandemic-drives-marijuana-demand-illinois-20200807-apayvzzapbcz7fgia2elfm7vwu-htmlstory.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Naperville City Council expected to vote on recreational marijuana dispensaries this month – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, organization, company, government, or country.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-recreational-marijuana-sales-zoning-st-20200807-hk4ygrbkxragxdq74gde6fndvi-story.html
— Who would Gov. Pritzker choose to fill Tammy Duckworth’s Senate seat if she becomes VP? – ERIC ZORN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-senate-seat-duckworth-pritzker-pick-zorn-20200807-qhxwsahfongv3pzbusniczrt3m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 4 top legislators use ‘millionaire’s exemption,’ other loophole to avoid campaign cash limits House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President Don Harmon and top Republicans Rep. Jim Durkin, Sen. Bill Brady all have gotten around post-Blagojevich-era reforms. – BGA
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/7/21358791/michael-madigan-don-harmon-jim-durkin-bill-brady-millionaires-exemption-campaign-finance-blagojevich
— OUTRAGEOUS: Black Lives Matter movement street art, murals see a surge in Chicago post-George Floyd – Clare Proctor
https://chicago.suntimes.com/murals-mosaics/2020/8/7/21340321/chicago-murals-black-lives-matter-darius-dennis-dred-ske-wicker-park-leons-bar-b-q-sounding-boards
— Illinois’ new COVID-19 cases top 2,000 — but are Pritzker’s proposed ‘common sense’ masking rules really ‘a slap in the face?’
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/8/7/21358456/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Board candidate Hadiya Afzal says Democrats abandoned her when going got tough – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200807/dupage-county-board-candidate-says-democrats-abandoned-her-when-going-got-tough

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote Goya boycott.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/goya-boycott-gives-opening-la-preferida-will-it-capitalize
— CHICAGO’S 100 BEST PLACES TO WORK IN 2020 (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. One would expect that the federal government would be the best place to work for employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger because the Democrats who run the federal government get rid of their employees who are Republican, 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. Extremely few government employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/chicagos-best-places-work-2020-list

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Ohio governor’s COVID-19 results show test’s imperfections – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ohio-governors-covid-19-results-show-tests-imperfections/

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Leaders of DuPage and Kane counties unite to prevent increase of virus activity
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/08/07/leaders-of-dupage-and-kane-counties-unite-to-prevent-increase-of-virus-activity/114469

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gov Pritzker Ordered to Appear in Clay County Court: Rule to Show Cause – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/gov-pritzker-ordered-to-appear-in-clay-county-court-rule-to-show-cause/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FACEBOOK SLAPS ILLINOIS REVIEW’S WRIST FOR SHARING BREITBART STORY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/facebook-slaps-illinois-reviews-wrist-for-sharing-breitbart-story-.html
— PRITZKER ORDERED TO APPEAR BEFORE CLAY COUNTY JUDGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/pritzker-ordered-to-appear-before-clay-county-judge-.html
— THORNER: BALLOT HARVESTING AS A SOURCE OF VOTING FRAUD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/thorner-ballot-harvesting-as-a-source-of-voting-fraud-.html
— ILLINOIS GOVERNOR ORDERS BUSINESSES TO ENFORCE COVID MASK MANDATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/illinois-governor-orders-businesses-to-enforce-covid-mask-mandate.html
— BUSINESSES ORGANIZE TO RESIST GOV PRITZKER’S PLAN MAKING THEM COVID MASK ENFORCERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/businesses-organize-to-resist-gov-pritzkers-plan-making-them-covid-mask-enforcers.html
— BIDEN’S DISASTROUS INTERVIEW PROVES CRINGEWORTHY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/bidens-disastrous-interview-proves-cringeworthy.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Governor’s office responds *** Durkin expands special session call to face-mask issue
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/07/durkin-expands-special-session-call-to-face-mask-issue/
— Governor’s office calls order “procedurally improper, violating elementary principles of fairness” *** Pritzker ordered to appear in Clay County
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/07/pritzker-ordered-to-appear-in-clay-county/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/07/covid-19-roundup-51/
— 2,084 new cases, 21 additional deaths, 4.1 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/07/2084-new-cases-21-additional-deaths-41-percent-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: AG Barr stops motorcade to thank ‘Back the Blue’ demonstrators – Jessica Chasmar (DIERSEN: Organizations and companies that are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots should buy Back the Blue yard signs in large bulk quantities and distribute them to homeowners who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/7/william-barr-stops-motorcade-to-thank-back-the-blu/

GOPUSA
— Is Covid Testing Trustworthy? 2nd, Deeper Test Says Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Doesn’t Have It
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=93084

FOX NEWS
— Feds discover ‘most sophisticated’ cross-border tunnel with extensive ventilation, rail system – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/us/cross-border-tunnel-sophisticated-us-history

BREITBART
— OUTSTANDING: Massachusetts ‘Back the Blue’ Rally Sees Record Turnout – NATE CHURCH
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/07/massachusetts-back-the-blue-rally-sees-record-turnout/

BLAZE
— New York treating law-abiding Americans as criminals, while promoting criminals and illegal aliens With violent gang members and shooters being released, there’s no deterrent against crime – DANIEL HOROWITZ
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-new-york-treating-law-abiding-americans-as-criminals-while-promoting-criminals-and-illegal-aliens

NEWSMAX
— Campus Dissent Felled by Resurgent Orwellian State – Ziva Dahl
https://www.newsmax.com/zivadahl/college-campus-dissent/2020/08/07/id/981019/

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Black Lives Matter, Antifa Terrorist Using Nazi Tactics
https://www.oann.com/black-lives-matter-antifa-terrorist-using-nazi-tactics/

EPOCH TIMES
— OUTRAGEOUS: Kansas City Council Votes in Favor of Painting Black Lives Matter Street Murals – ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/kansas-city-council-votes-in-favor-of-painting-black-lives-matter-street-murals_3453561.html

WORLD TRIBUNE
— Organizer of Asheville ‘Back the Blue’ rally got no support from city, media (DIERSEN: Do the following back Back the Blue OR do they back Black Lives Matter: a) the leaders of your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county district, and your county; b) your state representative; c) your state senator; d) your U.S. representative; and e) the candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot for your precinct?)
https://www.worldtribune.com/organizer-of-asheville-back-the-blue-rally-got-no-support-from-city-media/

THE HILL
— Barr pulls over to thank pro-police rally in Virginia – MARINA PITOFSKY
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/511029-barr-pulls-over-to-thank-pro-police-rally-in-virginia

NEW YORK TIMES
— Leaving New York: How to Choose the Right Suburb Set your priorities — walkable town, easy commute, good schools, waterfront access or something else? Then start exploring. – Julie Lasky (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical hate-filled Republican-haters who hypocritically flee Democrat areas and come to Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there? How bad is the hypocritical Democrat invasion in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, in your neighborhood, and on your block?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/realestate/coronavirus-escape-suburbs-new-york.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Impugning faith has long been in Trump’s playbook, but Biden won’t let it slide – James Hohmann (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have impugned my faith. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices. They stress that unlike them, I am not a member of a church, I do not attend church services, and I do not give money to a church. They stress that on Saturday evenings or Sunday mornings, instead of attending church services like they do, I put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out. I would focus on those who hate Missouri Synod Lutherans (MSL). I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a MSL. My outstanding parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with MSL.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/07/daily-202-impugning-faith-has-long-been-trumps-playbook-biden-wont-let-it-slide/

AMERICAN PRESS INSTITUTE
— 9 Tips for Covering Election Misinformation – ANDREW ROCKWAY, JOHN HERNANDEZ, AND JOY MAYER
https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/elections/9-tips-election-misinformation/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 27% With Guns in the House Bought One in Last Six Months
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/27_with_guns_in_the_house_bought_one_in_last_six_months

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 225 West Park Avenue, Wheaton – $350,000
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4448245_zpid/