June 2 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 29 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 25 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May19 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 17 Evening Edition

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 87K with over 3.9K deaths; All Illinois regions poised to move to next phase of reopening, Pritzker says Illinois reports 3,239 new COVID-19 cases, 138 deaths on May 14 – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/all-illinois-regions-poised-to-move-to-next-phase-of-reopening-pritzker-says/6181604/
— Coronavirus Chicago: Willie Wilson voices support for 100 churches to reopen Sunday in defiance of stay-at-home order – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/willie-wilson-voices-support-for-100-churches-to-reopen-sunday-in-defiance-of-stay-at-home-order/6181687/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/14/2020
— Coronavirus drives sharp rise in food prices at grocery stores in April
https://abc7chicago.com/food/grocery-store-prices-rose-sharply-in-april-from-covid-19-pandemic/6183211/

NBC5
— 3,239 New Coronavirus Cases, 138 Additional Deaths Reported in Illinois The numbers lift statewide totals to 87,937 cases and 3,928 deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/3239-new-coronavirus-cases-in-illinois/2272151/
— All Regions in Illinois Now on Track to Move to Phase 3 at End of May, Pritzker Says No region can officially move forward until May 29, under the parameters of the governor’s plan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/all-regions-in-illinois-now-on-track-to-move-to-phase-3-at-end-of-may-pritzker-says/2272206/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois nearing 4,000 coronavirus deaths
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-nearing-4000-coronavirus-deaths

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Tollway collections down $52 million in April due to pandemic – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-tollway-52-million-loss-20200513-s7kcoueacjhrpm4w74cpn4y4sq-story.html
— Chicago-area transit may look different this summer, with social distancing and the end of rush hour – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-transit-future-cta-metra-pace-masks-crowds-20200514-of35kwsm7vazjiga4356mzl72y-story.html
— As House readies vote on coronavirus package with second stimulus checks, some lawmakers push for guaranteed income programs – CATIE EDMONDSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-congress-coronavirus-stimulus-checks-20200514-pmdses3xljgevfbywbmharveoq-story.html
— Preckwinkle unveils COVID-19 recovery plan for Cook County focusing on racial equity – ALICE YIN (DIERSEN: To promote racial and gender equity, my Democrat superiors in the federal government a) gave preference to their Democrat employees who were minority, female, and/or younger and b) got rid of their Republican employees who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-cook-county-preckwinkle-recovery-plan-coronavirus-20200514-x2vahslxbbdzhmgopiegxq2k4u-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois GOP agitates for chance to negotiate COVID-19 re-opening – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200514/news/305149944/
— Chicago, suburbs hit testing milestone, on track to ease stay-at-home restrictions – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200514/chicago-suburbs-hit-testing-milestone-on-track-to-ease-stay-at-home-restrictions-
— Suburban pastors expect excitement, caution with reopenings – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200514/suburban-pastors-expect-excitement-caution-with-reopenings
— Kane sheriff: Deputies need judge’s order to enforce governor’s orders – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200514/kane-sheriff-deputies-need-judgess-order-to-enforce-governors-orders
— Batavia preparing for anticipated revenue shortfall due to coronavirus pandemic – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200514/batavia-preparing-for-anticipated-revenue-shortfall-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic
— Elmhurst Park District facing furloughs, lost revenue from pandemic – Bob Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200514/elmhurst-park-district-facing-furloughs-lost-revenue-from-pandemic
— Trump: Virus shows supply chains should be moved from China – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200514/trump-virus-shows-supply-chains-should-be-moved-from-china

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s on track to move to next phase of recovery on May 29, Pritzker says Limited reopening of stores, offices, gyms and hair salons will occur if health numbers hold up—and if Lightfoot doesn’t impose tougher rules for the city. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicagos-track-move-next-phase-recovery-may-29-pritzker-says
— The cap on SALT deductions is back on the agenda in D.C. Tucked into Pelosi’s big $3 trillion COVID-relief bill is a clause to drop the $10,000 federal cap on deductions for state and local taxes for the next two years, a hot topic ever since the GOP passed it in a previous Congress. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/cap-salt-deductions-back-agenda-dc

WBEZ
— Chicago Teachers Union Calls On State To Force CPS To Bargain Over Remote Learning The union says state rules require the school district to bargain about instruction from home. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has already said no. – Sarah Karp
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-teachers-union-calls-on-state-to-force-cps-to-bargain-over-remote-learning/2b25266f-1b23-46d8-93f3-7db3bee26711

SOUTHERN
— Republicans push for revisions to ‘Restore Illinois’ plan – PETER HANCOCK
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/republicans-push-for-revisions-to-restore-illinois-plan/article_bf14d217-2488-53d4-bfb8-6d7e0a1f24d2.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— County action on reopening brings political responses – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-action-on-reopening-brings-political-15271216.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— With School Buildings Closed, Children’s Mental Health Is Suffering – ANYA KAMENETZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/school-buildings-closed-childrens-mental-health-suffering#stream/0

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/covid-death-racial-disparity/Content?oid=79884746&mc_cid=c588c4801b&mc_eid=c968c7978e

WILL COUNTY NEWS
— Federal Lawsuit filed against Governor Jay Robert Pritzker in his official capacity and the State of Illinois – Steve Balich
https://thewillcountynews.com/install/index.php/2020/05/13/federal-lawsuit-filed-against-governor-jay-robert-pritzker-in-his-official-capacity-and-the-state-of-illinois/

CENTER SQUARE
— Lawmakers expect pandemic special session to be a ‘rodeo’ Aside from state budget, Illinois lawmakers expected to take up expanded to take up mail-in voting possible but not check on executive authority – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/lawmakers-expect-pandemic-special-session-to-be-a-rodeo/article_bfd419fc-9547-11ea-bc5e-af4c3238930d.html

WIREPOINTS
— Facing Growing Defiance, Pritzker Thumbs Nose at AG Opinion, Insults and Threatens Dissidents – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/facing-growing-defiance-pritzker-thumbs-nose-at-ag-opinion-insults-and-threatens-dissidents-wirepoints/
— COVID-19 deaths and pre-existing conditions. What Illinois’ data says about who’s at risk. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/covid-19-deaths-and-pre-existing-conditions-what-illinois-data-says-about-whos-at-risk-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— Another 3 million Americans, 73,000 Illinoisans apply for unemployment insurance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/another-3-million-americans-73000-illinoisans-apply-for-unemployment-insurance/
— Bailey files new lawsuit based on informal 2001 AG opinion
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/bailey-files-new-lawsuit-based-on-informal-2001-ag-opinion/
— Illinois Sheriffs’ Association: “It is outrageous that the Governor is threatening retaliation”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/illinois-sheriffs%e2%80%99-association-it-is-outrageous-that-the-governor-is-threatening-retaliation/
— Pritzker talks unemployment insurance – As of right now, all regions are meeting guidelines to move forward to Phase 3 – Explains regionalization approach – Restates possible licensure and legal consequences – Says Leader Brady demand “sounds like grandstanding” – Brady responds – Answers “loaded” question – Explains rolling averages – Business guidance coming in next two weeks or so – Dr. Ezike comments on 12-year-old boy who died – Dr. Ezike says she has no info on reopen protesters catching virus – Dr. Ezike says people can refuse hospital admission – Asked about hospital rumor – Pritzker says he’d like to go to Springfield, but waiting on medical sign-off – Dr. Ezike explains that increased testing will result in increased cases – Dr. Ezike says woman who gave birth and died after being sent home a “significant tragedy” and vows probe – Dr. Ezike comments on WHO official claim that virus may never go away – Dr. Ezike explains mental health treatment options – Governor talks budget process moving forward – Revenue projections have not changed “a whole lot” – Could be population shift, but maybe not because of virus – Believes EO is on solid legal footing – Explains why Illinois has 28-day metric – Praises Catholic Church reopening plan, is working with other denominations – “It’s just the very loud voices of people who are being defiant and ignoring science and data”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/pritzker-talks-unemployment-insurance-as-of-right-now-all-regions-are-meeting-guidelines-to-move-forward-to-phase-3/
— 3,239 new cases, 138 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/3239-new-cases-138-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/14/covid-19-roundup-38/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— There’s No Proof Killing The Economy Saves Lives
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32513

NEWSMAX
— Total Virus Layoffs Hit 36.5M as About 3M More Workers Seek Jobless Aid
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/jobless-claims-pandemic-virus/2020/05/14/id/967370/

THE HILL
— Trump says testing may be ‘frankly overrated’ – BRETT SAMUELS AND JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/497846-trump-says-testing-may-be-frankly-overrated


— Ousted health official warns US needs national plan to beat coronavirus – NATHANIEL WEIXEL
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/497766-ousted-health-official-warns-us-needs-national-strategy-to-combat

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “‘They are angry:’ Pandemic and economic collapse slam Trump across Rust Belt. Coronavirus infections and unemployment filings are spiraling in parts of the industrial Midwest where Donald Trump cleaned up in 2016.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/14/coronavirus-economic-collapse-rust-belt-trump-259657

BLOOMBERG
— U.S. Jobless Claims in Millions Again, Higher Than Expected – Katia Dmitrieva
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-14/u-s-jobless-claims-remain-in-millions-for-eighth-straight-week

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 23% of Republicans Think GOP Should Nominate Someone Other Than Trump (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican candidates who hint/imply/argue/shout that they are one or more of the following: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/23_of_republicans_think_gop_should_nominate_someone_other_than_trump

May 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases reach 68K, nearly 3K deaths; Pritzker defends reopening plan to GOP lawmakers, business groups Plan to reopen Illinois doesn’t move quickly enough, critics say – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/gov-pritzker-defends-plan-to-reopen-illinois/6155905/
— Sound of apparent toilet flush interrupts U.S. Supreme Court oral argument
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sound-of-apparent-toilet-flush-interrupts-supreme-court/6157556/

NBC5
— 2,270 New Coronavirus Cases, 136 Additional Deaths Reported in Illinois As of Wednesday the state’s death toll from the virus sat at 2,974 with 68,232 total cases
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/2270-new-coronavirus-cases-136-additional-deaths-reported-in-illinois/2267668/
— Pritzker Defends Including Suburban Counties in Same Region as Chicago in Phased Reopening Plan McHenry, Lake, Kane, DuPage, Kendall, Grundy, Will and Kankakee counties are all included in the northeast region with Chicago, the hardest-hit city in the state
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-defends-including-suburban-counties-in-same-region-as-chicago-in-phased-reopening-plan/2267754/
— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Pitchfork Canceled, Lolla Updates, Restore Illinois Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus crisis today
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-updates-lollapalooza-latest-restore-illinois-health-regions/2267439/
— April Jobs Data to Show Epic Losses, Soaring Unemployment Companies are still cutting jobs in the midst of a severe downturn, with the economy possibly shrinking at an unheard-of 40% annual rate in the April-June quarter – Christopher Rugaber
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/april-jobs-data-show-epic-losses-soaring-unemployment/2267775/
— Latinx Community Testing Positive at Higher Rate Than Any Group in Illinois “Many of us are unable to stay home because we work in essential areas of the economy,” said Dr. Marina Del Rios
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/latinx-community-testing-positive-at-higher-rate-than-any-group-in-illinois/2267703/
— ‘Highly Unlikely’ That Illinois State Fair Will be Held in 2020, Pritzker Says
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/highly-unlikely-that-illinois-state-fair-will-be-held-in-2020-pritzker-says/2267792/

CBS2
— Republican Lawmakers Want More Input On Gov. JB Pritzker’s COVID-19 Reopening Plans
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/06/republican-lawmakers-want-more-input-on-gov-jb-pritzkers-covid-19-reopening-plans/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports another 136 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-another-136-covid-19-deaths-wednesday

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— We have been patient. But Gov. Pritzker is moving the goal posts. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-pritzker-open-economy-phases-20200507-uqzkcs7g2fcutnw4rzoeuufcmm-story.html
— ‘This plan does not work’: Illinois House Republicans pan Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening road map – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-reopening-plan-response-20200506-x2q4yab63rhfxgcejm2pvuzfey-story.html
— As statewide death toll nears 3,000, Pritzker says Latino Illinoisans test positive at higher rate than any other demographic group
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200506-cfvfioulyrc23pfp3xxpghcmk4-story.html
— Chicago can’t reopen without decrease in the number of coronavirus cases, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-stay-home-order-20200507-nssqhfyaxvdzrchugqdygm6dfe-story.html

— Tracking Illinois coronavirus: 2,974 deaths, 68,232 confirmed cases, 361,260 tests, 23% ICU beds, 65% ventilators open
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-viz-coronavirus-cases-in-illinois-20200304-wz44mgw6wrd5zmzngx4kc3z6a4-htmlstory.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Pritzker, Lightfoot respond to surge of COVID-19 cases among Hispanics Four weeks ago, Latinos comprised 14 percent of Chicago’s coronavirus cases and 9 percent of the deaths. Now, it’s 37 percent of the cases and 25 percent of the deaths—and rising in a city where 29 percent of the population is Hispanic. – Fran Spielman and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/6/21249879/pritzker-lightfoot-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-hispanics-african-americans-chicago-illinois
— 136 more die in Illinois as COVID-19 toll nears 3,000 The state’s positivity rate on Wednesday was 15%. In revealing his five-part plan to reopen Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday said a region must be “at or under a 20% test positivity rate and increasing by no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period” in order to see more of the region reopened. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/6/21249699/illinois-coronavirus-pritzker-cases-deaths-may-6
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/6/21249648/donald-trump-mentally-unstable-ill-abraham-lincoln-25th-amendment-s-e-cupp

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville leads nation’s big cities in 2020 Census self-response rate – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200506/naperville-leads-nations-big-cities-in-2020-census-self-response-rate
— Authorities: Man left threatening voice messages directed at DuPage County Board chairman – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200506/authorities-man-left-threatening-voice-messages-directed-at-dupage-county-board-chairman

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pushback builds on Pritzker’s reopening plan Key business leaders and top Springfield Republicans say the new regional approach doesn’t move fast enough to save businesses that could be shut well into summer. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pushback-builds-pritzkers-reopening-plan


— COVID-19’S CRUSHING IMPACT
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crain-forum-covid-19/graphic-measuring-covid-19s-crushing-impact

WBEZ
— Critics Rail Against Gov. JB Pritzker’s COVID-19 Reopening Plan The governor’s plan to let businesses reopen faces criticism from House Republican leader, Illinois’ ailing restaurant industry – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/critics-rail-against-gov-jb-pritzkers-covid-19-reopening-plan/67d019f3-ad64-4843-82c5-200c044a11f4

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Hypocrisy abounds as pandemic restrictions stay in place – Scott Reeder
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20200506/hypocrisy-abounds-as-pandemic-restrictions-stay-in-place

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Local politicians question Pritzker’s plan to reopen Illinois Local politicians question Pritzker’s plan to reopen Illinois
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/05/06/local-politicians-question-pritzkers-plan-to-reopen-illinois/ai36k2g/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— GOP wants ‘local’ say in Pritzker’s COVID-19 reopening plan – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/GOP-wants-local-say-in-Pritzker-s-COVID-19-15251483.php

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats say Texan’s loyalty to Trump would influence his decisions as National Intelligence director – Russell Falcon, Nexstar, and Anna Wiernicki (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty to them and to them only and b) destroy those who fail/refuse to give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/democrats-say-texans-loyalty-to-trump-would-influence-his-decisions-as-national-intelligence-director/

WGEM
— Republicans demand return to Capitol, call for changes to “Restore Illinois” plan
https://wgem.com/2020/05/06/republicans-demand-return-to-capitol-call-for-changes-to-restore-illinois-plan/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Stay-At-Home Protests Draw Extremists Groups, Anti-Hate Group Says – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/stay-home-protests-draw-extremists-groups-anti-hate-group-says#stream/0

EFFINGHAM NEWS LEADER
— Sen. Plummer Critical of Governor’s “Restore Illinois” Plan – Greg Sapp
http://www.thexradio.com/news/78-local-news/44512-sen-plummer-critical-of-governor-s-restore-illinois-plan

KHQA
— Pike County, IL cancels 2020 fair
https://khqa.com/news/coronavirus/pike-county-il-cancels-2020-fair

REPRESENTATIVE AMY GRANT
— Rep. Amy Grant Responds to Governor Pritzker’s Plan to Reopen Illinois
https://repgrant.com/2020/05/06/rep-amy-grant-responds-to-governor-pritzkers-plan-to-reopen-illinois/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Where is the U.S. Department of Justice? – KIRK ALLEN (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, the U.S. Department of Justice defended GAO, that is, the U.S. Department of Justice defended GAO’s political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination against its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Further, the U.S. Department of Justice defended GAO’s retaliation against its employees who opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/where-is-the-department-of-justice/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS REVIEW RELEASES LIST OF RECOMMENDED CONSERVATIVE STATE NEWS SOURCES (DIERSEN: Please urge Illinois Review to add GOPUSA ILLINOIS at www.gopillinois.com to its list of recommended conservative state news sources. I have sent GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails out since 2000. Since 2004, they have gone out each and every morning, and since 2015, each and every evening too. Since 2004, the emails have included links to more than 366,750 articles and information on many upcoming events.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/illinois-review-releases-list-of-recommended-conservative-state-news-sources-.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Here’s our initial IR recommendation list – and if you, as our readers, have ideas of other Illinois-based news sources we should consider adding, please advise us at [email protected]. )
— GOV PRITZKER RELEASES COVID RECOVERY PLAN THAT COULD KEEP ILLINOIS SHUT DOWN INDEFINITELY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/gov-pritzker-releases-covid-recovery-plan-that-could-keep-illinois-shut-down-indefinitely-.html
— STATE REP IN RESPONSE TO PRITZKER’S 5-PHASE COVID RECOVERY PLAN: “I WILL NOT COMPLY…”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/state-rep-about-pritzkers-5-phase-response-to-covid-shutdown-i-will-not-comply.html
— ILLINOIS TRADE ASSOCIATION OBJECTS TO PRITZKER’S 5-PHASE PLAN; CALLS FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/illinois-trade-association-objects-to-pritzkers-five-phase-plan-calls-for-public-hearings.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Republicans, biz groups knock Pritzker’s plan
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/06/republicans-biz-groups-knock-pritzkers-plan/
— Madigan issues statement about GOP demands for reconvening session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/06/madigan-issues-statement-about-gop-demands-for-reconvening-session/
— Pritzker: Hispanics have a 60 percent positive test rate – Wearing face coverings in public “a collective act of patriotism” – Asked whether he was keeping the state shut down so IL could get more federal money – Restates what’s in the plan – Talks post-pandemic business opportunities – Dr. Ezike: “Virtual hugs” for Mother’s Day – Asked if he plans to continue 30-day EOs for next several months – Congregate facility infection data will be used for regions – No comment on CME plans – Employers will be given guidance on reopening – Urges patience from restaurant owners – “Highly unlikely” that Illinois State Fair will be held – “The virus hasn’t gone away” – Why 28 days instead of 14? – Warns businesses could lose licenses – Will provide guidance on boating rules – Urges people not to travel to “potential hotbeds of infection” – “Kind of crazy” for Republicans to say he’s dictating – Explains reasons for boundaries – Says the virus is holding things back, not the EO – No outside restaurant dining – Claims IDES website “actually has very good uptime” – Dr. Ezike: Allowing nursing home visitors would be increasing residents’ risk – Contact tracing a “gradual process”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/06/pritzker-hispanics-have-a-60-percent-positive-test-rate/
— 2,270 new cases, 15% positivity rate, 136 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/06/2270-new-cases-15-positivity-rate-136-additional-deaths/


— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/06/covid-19-roundup-32/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dallas salon owner sentenced to week in jail for reopening business, refuses to apologize – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/6/shelley-luther-dallas-salon-owner-sentenced-to-wee/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Chicago churches to re-open regardless of ‘unconstitutional restrictions,’ willing to go to fed. court ‘Please be advised that … we will no longer adhere to the 10-person limit or the other unconstitutional restrictions comprised within your orders,’ the Romanian-American pastors told the governor. – Martin Bürger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/chicago-churches-to-re-open-regardless-of-unconstitutional-restrictions-willing-to-go-to-fed-court

THE HILL
— In the age of Trump, media bias comes into the spotlight – BERNARD GOLDBERG
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/495927-in-the-age-of-trump-media-bias-comes-into-the-spotlight
— Pence: College athletic association talks included requests for elderly alumni to skip events – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: How strongly will coronavirus be used to promote age discrimination?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/496321-pence-talks-with-college-athletic-associations-included-requests-for
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hewitt had asked Pence if the administration planned to issue “age discrimination” guidelines recommending certain age groups avoid things like flights. “I think the guidance that we’ve issued at this point in terms of the president’s guidelines to open up America again are intended to create a framework for a safe and responsible reopening,” he said. The coronavirus has been known to have more severe effects on individuals who are older or suffer from existing medical conditions, experts have said.)

POLITICO
— Facebook announces first 20 picks for global oversight board Journalists, legal scholars, a Nobel winner and a former prime minister will make ultimate content decisions for the embattled social network. – STEVEN OVERLY and ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE (DIERSEN: Who would my critics/opponents appoint to a GOPUSA ILLINOIS oversight board? Would they appoint past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.?)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/06/facebook-global-oversight-board-picks-240150

REUTERS
— Citing no evidence, Trump accuses Democrats of wishing him failure in coronavirus response – Steve Holland, Susan Heavey (DIERSEN: Some things are “self-evident.”)
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa/update-2-citing-no-evidence-trump-accuses-democrats-of-wishing-him-failure-in-coronavirus-response-idUSL1N2CN12J

NEW YORK TIMES
— An Auto Plant Shutdown, With a Loophole for Corvette Workers Big U.S. automakers have kept the lights on at a few factories, including a General Motors plant in Indiana making the Corvette chassis. – Noam Scheiber
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/06/business/coronavirus-corvette-gm.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Americans deeply wary of reopening as White House weighs ending covid-19 task force.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/americans-deeply-wary-of-reopening-as-white-house-weighs-ending-covid-19-task-force/2020/05/05/d2efcbbe-8eec-11ea-9e23-6914ee410a5f_story.html

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Lacy Johnson, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s GOP challenger, gets Trump backing – Patrick Condon (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican candidates who not seek or want Trump’s backing?)
https://www.startribune.com/rep-ilhan-omar-s-gop-challenger-gets-trump-backing/570174032/

FORBES
— Anger Towards China Grows The Longer The Coronavirus Lockdowns Last – Kenneth Rapoza
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/05/06/anger-towards-china-grows-the-longer-the-coronavirus-lasts/

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Should Facebook and Google Have to Pay the Media? – Will Oremus (DIERSEN: My GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails drive lots of traffic to websites. I have not asked any of the paywall websites to pay me to drive traffic to them. None of the paywall websites have offered to pay me to drive traffic to them. None of the paywall websites have offered to give me free or reduced cost access.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/should-facebook-and-google-have-to-pay-the-media/

April 30 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Pritzker Says He Supports Reopening State in Phases When Time Comes Pritzker said at a news conference Wednesday that he agrees “100%” with a region-by-region approach, but that doesn’t necessarily mean geographically
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-says-he-supports-reopening-state-in-phases-when-time-comes/2263964/

ABC7
— Stimulus, unemployment, financial help for those impacted by coronavirus SBA, student loans, rent, utilities, taxes and more
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-help-credit-cards-unemployment-stimulus/6132626/
— Sex assault allegation poses challenge for Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sex-assault-allegation-poses-challenge-for-bidens-campaign/6139976/

WGN TV
— The cost of ‘just in case’ hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic – Ben Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/the-cost-of-just-in-case-hospitals-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump says he won’t extend social distancing guidelines Vice President Mike Pence said the guidelines have been incorporated into the new guidance issued by the White House earlier this month that lays out how states can gradually begin to reopen as the rate of new cases slows. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/29/21241715/trump-says-he-wont-extend-social-distancing-guidelines-coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-orders
— Rolling out contact tracing in Illinois a daunting task, but essential, expert says It takes about a day to trace the contacts of COVID-19 patients at the Howard Brown Health clinic in Hyde Park, its director says. About 2⁄3 of those contacts end up testing positive. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/29/21242079/howard-brown-contact-tracing-illinois-coronavirus
— Nancy Pelosi taps Bill Foster to new House COVID-19 watchdog panel Foster is among seven Democrats Pelosi selected for the 12-member panel. It is not clear yet if Republicans will appoint anyone. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Appointees to this panel should have watchdog credentials. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, and before that, I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently, $85,084-$96,431/year. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor and CPA examinations on my first attempt. I became a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant. I have master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/29/21241716/house-speaker-nancy-pelosi-rep-bill-foster-illinois-house-covid-19-watchdog-panel
— COVID-19 lawsuits a symptom of a pre-existing condition in Illinois — and the nation It would be easy to plug this particular disagreement into our age-old Chicago versus downstate animosities, and obviously, that’s one aspect of what is happening, but it’s broader and deeper than that as the national interest in this story confirms. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/29/21242096/covid-19-lawsuits-cabello-bailey-pritzker-trump-coronavirus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As commuters stay home, Metra has been forced to cut service again. One line will have just 1 inbound and 1 outbound run per day. – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-metra-service-cuts-three-lines-20200429-g6c3mvyarzhgbnfyn5v2fyjjty-story.html
— Employees being sought for Amazon’s under-construction grocery store in Naperville – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-amazon-grocery-store-hiring-naperville-st-20200429-ljqvdapk3zbehf6b6iqcvv2n7q-story.html
— Reopen Illinois rally planned, viral house party reveals media disconnect and Tribune photos to use as your Zoom background
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cb-daywatch-newsletter-april29-20200430-x2iyx7bpjzga3lu7zwtqwq4opq-story.html
— Chicago police pledge to issue citation for another large city party as mayor condemns it – JEREMY GORNER and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-wedding-party-citation-20200429-glie24vk7rgdpptl5depymyaiq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage mayors calling for letting businesses reopen earlier – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200429/dupage-mayors-calling-for-letting-businesses-reopen-earlier

WTTW
— Rosemont Mayor Stephens on Pandemic’s Impact on Conventions, Entertainment – Quinn Myers
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/29/rosemont-mayor-stephens-pandemic-s-impact-conventions-entertainment
— Is It Time to Get Back to Springfield? – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/29/it-time-get-back-springfield
— O’Hare, Midway Grapple with Near Shutdown of Air Travel – Paris Schutz
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/29/o-hare-midway-grapple-near-shutdown-air-travel

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Campaign rhetoric won’t cut it in coronavirus legal fight – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-campaign-rhetoric-won-t-cut-it-in-coronavirus-legal-fight/article_45d9a6b4-8ee7-599d-9d02-0d17ee8cd785.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Monmouth Smithfield plant to resume operations – Jane Carlson
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200430/monmouth-smithfield-plant-to-resume-operations

SOUTHERN
— Pritzker should stop laughing at Southern Illinois – Tim Schneider
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-tim-schneider-pritzker-should-stop-laughing-at-southern-illinois/article_913cb367-deab-5d15-a39c-64c1502fa445.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Unemployment surge pushing state funds toward insolvency – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/unemployment-surge-pushing-state-funds-toward-insolvency
— As US economy shrinks, some remain optimistic for quick recovery – AHTRA ELNASHAR
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/as-us-economy-shrinks-some-remain-optimistic-for-quick-recovery
— Debate flares over legal protections as businesses open up – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/debate-flares-over-legal-protections-as-businesses-open-up

NPR ILLINOIS
— Tesla’s Elon Musk Rants Again; Calls Lockdowns Forcible Imprisonment And ‘Fascist’ – CAMILA DOMONOSKE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/teslas-elon-musk-rants-again-calls-lockdowns-forcible-imprisonment-and-fascist#stream/0

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Fed signals it will likely hold rates near zero for months – AP
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/fed-keeps-key-rate-near-zero-and-pledges-to-use-full-range-of-tools-to-bolster-economy

CHICAGO PATCH
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker Is Doing His Best Donald Trump Impression Now The J.B. Pritzker Show now includes the governor’s spot on impression of President Donald Trump, for a Democrat, that is. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/gov-j-b-pritzker-doing-his-best-donald-trump-impression-now

ALGONQUIN PATCH
— Coronavirus In IL: ‘Open Illinois Now’ Protest In Algonquin Freedom Movement USA plans to protest the state’s extended stay-at-home order ​due to the coronavirus pandemic. – Rebecca Bream
https://patch.com/illinois/algonquin/coronavirus-il-open-illinois-now-protest-algonquin

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Illinois Should Plan to Reopen Regionally – Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider
https://illinois.gop/illinois-should-plan-to-reopen-regionally/?fbclid=IwAR0cSc_8rb7St9U2dh_jLmob8cIzx2mdf95mRclttdp_w8nkZYEy3mH6q8w

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Ex-Justice Department Bully Andrew Weissmann, Who Brought Arthur Anderson Down and Fled Mueller Commission Before It Imploded, Ends Up in Chicago Law Firm
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/30/ex-justice-department-bully-who-brought-arthur-anderson-down-and-fled-mueller-commission-before-it-imploded-ends-up-in-chicago-law-firm/
— Inspired by Illinois GOP? Republicans Sue Governor Gavin Newsom on Ballot Harvesting in Special Congressional Election on May 12
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/30/inspired-by-illinois-gop-republicans-sue-governor-gavin-newsom-on-ballot-harvesting-in-special-congressional-election-on-may-12/
— McConchie Offers Re-Opening Plan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/29/mcconchie-offers-re-opening-plan/
— Broader Challenge to Pritzker’s Emergency Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/29/broader-challenge-to-pritzkers-emergency-order/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump calls for return to ‘the way it was’ as coronavirus crisis crashes economy – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/29/donald-trump-touts-reopening-coronavirus-crashes-u/
— Trump erupts at campaign team as his poll numbers slide – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/29/trump-erupts-at-campaign-team-as-his-poll-numbers-/

NEWSMAX
— Senior Chinese Official Slams Trump on Virus Response – Marisa Herman
https://www.newsmax.com/us/le-yucheng/2020/04/29/id/965175/

TOWNHALL
— Coronavirus Pandemic + Trump Derangement Syndrome = Bad Math – Larry Elder
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryelder/2020/04/30/coronavirus-pandemic–trump-derangement-syndrome–bad-math-n2567882

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Trump: Coronavirus “Should Have Never Happened, It Could Have Been Stopped But People Chose Not To” – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/29/trump_coronavirus_should_have_never_happened_it_could_have_been_stopped_but_people_chose_not.html

THE HILL
— Illinois state lawmaker Jason Plummer calls for US to not bail out his ‘corrupt’ state – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/495374-illinois-state-lawmaker-calls-for-us-to-not-bail-out-his-corrupt-state
— Trump says China ‘will do anything they can’ to keep him from being reelected – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/495393-trump-says-china-will-do-anything-they-can-to-keep-him-from-being
— Kushner predicts much of the country will be ‘back to normal’ in June – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/495212-kushner-predicts-much-of-the-country-will-be-back-to-normal-in-june
— Liability shield for businesses emerges as new fight over reopening – ALEX GANGITANO AND JOHN KRUZEL
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/495288-liability-shield-businesses-new-fight-reopening

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Admit It: You Are Willing to Let People Die to End the Shutdown.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/04/30/coronavirus-shutdown-altitude-ethics-223569

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “As Trump frets over sliding poll numbers, he doubles down on Fox-centric media strategy.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/media/donald-trump-fox-news-reliable-sources/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump treats meatpacking workers as disposable.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/29/opinions/trump-treats-meatpacking-workers-as-disposable-reyes/index.html
— 30 million Americans have filed initial unemployment claims since mid-March – Anneken Tappe
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/economy/unemployment-benefits-coronavirus/index.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Economists agree: No quick rebound from recession is likely – MARTIN CRUTSINGER
https://apnews.com/e0d04987133c2f48992b98ace0a1e846
— Wisconsin governor orders 5% cut in state spending
https://www.wearegreenbay.com/coronavirus/wisconsin-governor-orders-5-cut-in-state-spending/

REUTERS
— Trump says China wants him to lose his bid for re-election – Steve Holland
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-china-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-china-wants-him-to-lose-re-election-race-idUSKBN22C01F?il=0
— Trump says brushes off polls showing Biden leading presidential race – Steve Holland
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-election-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-he-does-not-believe-polls-that-show-biden-ahead-in-presidential-race-idUSKBN22C03K?il=0

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Administration Signals Support for Allies’ Fight Against Virus Orders – Lisa Lerer and Kenneth P. Vogel
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-justice-department.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Tammy Duckworth is Biden’s safest — and smartest — vice presidential pick – David Byler (DIERSEN: Duckworh has demonized, denigrated, and condemned Trump for avoiding the draft. How will Duckworth differentiate Biden’s avoiding the draft? Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for avoiding the draft.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/29/tammy-duckworth-is-bidens-safest-smartest-vice-presidential-pick/
— Trump presented with grim internal polling showing him losing to Biden – Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-presented-with-grim-internal-polling-showing-him-losing-to-biden/2020/04/29/33544208-8a4e-11ea-9759-6d20ba0f2c0e_story.html
— 3.8 million Americans sought jobless benefits last week, extending pandemic’s grip on the national workforce More than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in six weeks – Rachel Siegel and Andrew Van Dam
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/30/weekly-jobless-claims-unemployment/
— Why Congress probably isn’t going to let states go bankrupt – Amber Phillips
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/30/state-bankruptcy/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: U.S. Economy Shrank at 4.8% Pace in First Quarter Gross domestic product recorded steepest contraction since the last recession – Harriet Torry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-quarter-gdp-us-growth-coronavirus-11588123665
— Partisan Fight Looms Over Voting by Mail Democrats, Republicans in Congress sharply differ over expanding mail balloting in November to ease coronavirus fears at polls – Lindsay Wise and Alexa Corse
https://www.wsj.com/articles/partisan-fight-looms-over-voting-by-mail-11588167903
— The Looming Civil-Liberties Battle The stage is set for a post-shutdown showdown between personal freedom and public health. – Joseph A. Ladapo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-looming-civil-liberties-battle-11588198523

FORBES
— ‘FREE AMERICA NOW’: Elon Musk Goes Full Lockdown Skeptic On Twitter – Rachel Sandler
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2020/04/29/free-america-now-elon-musk-goes-full-lockdown-skeptic-on-twitter/
— Pension Bailout Or Bankruptcy? That’s Missing The Bigger Picture – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/04/28/pension-bailout-or-bankruptcy-thats-missing-the-bigger-picture/

NEWSWEEK
— PRO-TRUMP GROUP PLANS TO HOLD MAGA MAY DAY RALLIES ACROSS COUNTRY AMID PANDEMIC SHUTDOWNS – JAMES WALKER
https://www.newsweek.com/pro-trump-group-plans-maga-may-day-rallies-coronavirus-pandemic-1501112

FED WEEK
— Survey Sees Some Good Signs for Extending Careers (DIERSEN: Will the federal government extend its promotion deadlines? Currently, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran are gotten rid of if they do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/survey-sees-some-good-signs-for-extending-careers/

DAILY BEAST
— Why Have Women’s Groups Gone Dead Silent on Biden Sex-Assault Accusation? In the wake of the #MeToo movement, prominent women came forward expressing regret they didn’t take allegations against then-President Bill Clinton seriously in the 1990s. – Scott Bixby and Hanna Trudo
https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-have-womens-groups-gone-dead-silent-on-biden-assault-accusation

GM AUTHORITY
— General Motors Burning Through $130 Million A Day, Financial Expert Says – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/04/general-motors-burning-through-130-million-a-day-financial-expert-says/
— Corvette C8 Owner Discusses Buyer Demographics – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/04/corvette-c8-owner-discusses-buyer-demographics-video/

April 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— White House holds daily coronavirus press briefing as Trump, Congress near agreement on new aid package – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-coronavirus-task-force-holds-daily-press-briefing-%7C-live/6115466/
— Illinois’ coronavirus cases top 30K, Pritzker says airlift of protective gear arriving from China – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-30k/6114639/
— Northern Illinois mayors (Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Cherry Valley and Durand) ask Gov. Pritzker to reopen businesses next month
https://abc7chicago.com/business/northern-illinois-mayors-ask-gov-pritzker-to-reopen-businesses/6115554/

NBC5
— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Assisted Living Facilities Hit Hard by Virus; 1,197 New Cases Reported
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-updates-assisted-living-facilities-hit-hard-by-virus-1197-new-cases-reported/2258409/
— Illinois Releases Data on Coronavirus Cases, Deaths in State’s Nursing Homes The data was gleaned from 17 different counties across the state, including Cook, DuPage and Will counties
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-releases-data-on-coronavirus-cases-deaths-in-states-nursing-homes/2258270/
— COVID-19 Continues to Have Big Impact on Illinois Nursing Homes
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/covid-19-continues-to-have-big-impact-on-illinois-nursing-homes/2258254/
— In New Poll, 60 Percent Support Keeping Stay-at-Home Restrictions to Fight Coronavirus Fifty-eight percent say they are more worried about stopping the virus’ spread while 32 percent are more concerned with the economic fallout, a new NBC News/WSJ poll shows (DIERSEN: Democrats plan on using the “economic fallout” to defeat Trump and all the other Republican candidate on November 3, 2020.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/in-new-poll-60-percent-support-keeping-stay-at-home-restrictions-to-fight-coronavirus/2258264/
— U.S. Coronavirus Updates: Pence Says 150,000 Tests Now Being Conducted Daily
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/us-coronavirus-updates-pence-says-150000-tests-now-being-conducted-daily/2258383/

CBS2
— Number Of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Tops 30,000; Another Flight Of PPE Coming To Illinois From China On Monday
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/19/number-of-illinois-covid-19-cases-tops-30000-another-flight-of-ppe-coming-to-illinois-from-china-on-monday/
— 5 Winnebago County Mayors Ask Gov. Pritzker For Authority To Reopen Some Businesses If Stay-At-Home Order Is Extended
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/19/5-winnebago-county-mayors-ask-gov-pritzker-for-authority-to-reopen-some-businesses-if-stay-at-home-order-is-extended/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Northern Illinois mayors (Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Cherry Valley and Durand) ask Pritzker to allow local control over coronavirus restrictions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-northern-illinois-reopening-20200419-2qkxvrdoizd6nc5v5aumi5pgoq-story.html
— New data shows far reach of COVID-19 in Illinois nursing homes: At least 286 deaths, nearly a quarter of the toll in the state – JOE MAHR, PATRICK M. O’CONNELL and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-nursing-home-data-20200419-wrh22wdtxzblblf2xsz5j5nhdy-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Sunday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200418-6sccyfajcfg75epd5om5ezorni-story.html
— Protesters rally at Wisconsin Capitol against stay-home order – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-wisconsin-protest-stay-home-20200419-eglpgluatzbljdgouycefzmpbu-story.html
— What’s next for America in the coronavirus pandemic? No quick return to our old lives, experts say. – DONALD G. MCNEIL JR.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-cb-coronavirus-whats-next-20200419-re4qurwcnfd2nmqkkwrpqxwfgq-story.html
— Governor to those protesting stay-at-home order: ‘We’re in the middle of an emergency, a pandemic’ – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-20200419-ezp4embhardjbkeapo5tq427ei-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois reports 33 more COVID-19 deaths as total cases surpass 30K Illinois officials announced another 33 deaths and 1,197 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The state has seen 30,357 cases and 1,290 deaths since the pandemic first hit. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/19/21227210/illinois-covid-19-deaths-cases-coronovirus-30000
— Senate President Don Harmon’s foolish pitch to Washington can only hurt Illinois Harmon and Illinois Senate Democrats have asked for $10 billion in federal COVID-19 recovery funds to bail out state pensions — a problem not even remotely related to COVID-19. This makes Illinois stand out in the most selfish of ways. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/19/21226709/don-harmon-illinois-senate-democrats-pension-bailout-10-billion-cares-act-stimululs
— Facing calls for transparency, Pritzker administration releases data showing COVID-19’s toll on nursing facilities Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office released figures Saturday showing that 3,265 residents and staff members at long-term care facilities have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and 272 of them have died. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/19/21227038/pritzker-administration-data-covid-19-nursing-homes-deaths-coronavirus-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— Number of new coronavirus deaths across state drops to 33 – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200419/number-of-new-coronavirus-deaths-across-state-drops-to-33

WTTW
— Pritzker: ‘Millions’ of Gloves, Masks Headed to Illinois from China New statewide totals: 30,357 cases, 1,290 deaths
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/19/pritzker-millions-gloves-masks-headed-illinois-china
— Global Health Crisis Pits Economic Against Health Concerns – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/19/global-health-crisis-pits-economic-against-health-concerns
— Masks Are (Mostly) Optional in Illinois, But Please, Wipe Down Your Groceries: Governor – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/19/masks-are-mostly-optional-illinois-please-wipe-down-your-groceries-governor

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Clock ticking on fair maps amendment as priorities shift – Kade Heather
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200419/clock-ticking-on-fair-maps-amendment-as-priorities-shift

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Fiscal forecast worse than ugly – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-fiscal-forecast-worse-than-ugly/article_f1b26a04-b3b8-568d-bf65-11b011663193.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Coronavirus cases, deaths continue to rise in Illinois. Here are the latest numbers. – HANA MUSLIC
https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article242124686.html

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Protesters block state capitol, demand end to quarantine – Kallie Cox
https://dailyegyptian.com/100935/showcase/protesters-block-state-capitol-demand-end-to-quarantine/

WGLT
— Bloomington Drive-Up Site Has Tested 2,200+ People In Past 3 Weeks – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/bloomington-drive-site-has-tested-2200-people-past-3-weeks#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— Expert Warns Of ‘Real Festival Of Partisan Gerrymandering’ In 2021 – MILES PARKS 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/expert-warns-real-festival-partisan-gerrymandering-2021#stream/0
— Coronavirus Fears Have Produced A Lot Of New Gun Owners – LEIGH PATERSON 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/coronavirus-fears-have-produced-lot-new-gun-owners-and-safety-concerns#stream/0

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— April 19, 2020: Daily COVID-19 Case Counts* for DuPage 
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/04/19/april-19-2020-daily-covid-19-case-counts-for-dupage-county-and-beyond/112144

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Coronavirus Update, 1,693 Cases, 87 Deaths This article includes a breakdown of coronavirus cases by municipality. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-coronavirus-update-1-693-cases-87-deaths

CHICAGO NOW
— State workers in Illinois scheduled for raise while other workers get fired – Dennis Byrne (DIERSEN: During the 1990s, GAO’s Chicago office got rid of all its 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.) 
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/04/state-workers-in-illinois-scheduled-for-raise-while-other-workers-get-fired/

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,197 new cases, 33 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/1197-new-cases-33-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker praises National Guard – Announces new PPE shipment – Talks about emergency child care – Taking temperatures of workers is not enough – Asked when is it going to be over – Explains difference between testing and testing capacity – Hints at mask order – Order could happen as adjustments are made to EO – Says doctors make decisions on hydroxychloroquine not him – State has threatened meat processing facilities with closure – “Having a slightly higher profile” has helped state – Reagent shortage preventable with Defense Production Act invocation – People “absolutely should wipe down items that they buy at the stores”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/pritzker-praises-national-guard-announces-new-ppe-shipment/
— Governor’s briefing will only have pool reporters going forward
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/governors-briefing-will-only-have-pool-reporters-going-forward/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/covid-19-roundup-22/
— Humidity, masks and nursing homes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/humidity-masks-and-nursing-homes/

WASHINGTON TIMES
–Trump’s reelection hopes likely hinge on coronavirus rebound – Dave Boyer 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/19/trump-reelection-hinges-coronavirus-rebound/
— Wake up and smell the Alinsky: Leftists use COVID-19 pandemic to bring about revolutionary change – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/18/coronavirus-and-smell-saul-alinsky/
— Democrats call for police bias training over coronavirus mask fears – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/19/kamala-harris-democrats-call-police-bias-training-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for coronavirus. How strongly will Democrats blame Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in your precinct for coronavirus?
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hes-a-weak-leader-pelosi-denounces-trump-for-assigning-blame-on-the-coronavirus
— Pelosi says she encouraged public gatherings in Chinatown to ‘end the discrimination’ against Asian Americans – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/pelosi-says-she-encouraged-public-gatherings-in-chinatown-to-end-the-discrimination-against-asian-americans

DAILY CALLER
— NYC Has Formed A Coronavirus Anti-Discrimination Response Team – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/19/nyc-coronavirus-task-force-anti-asian-discrimination/

DAILY WIRE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for coronavirus. How strongly will Democrats blame Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in your precinct for coronavirus?
https://www.dailywire.com/news/pelosi-trashes-president-trump-calls-him-weak-leader-says-coronavirus-reponse-a-failure
— New York Times Attacks Fox News On COVID-19 With Bogus Timeline.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-york-times-attacks-fox-news-on-covid-19-with-bogus-timeline-authors-tweet-comes-back-to-bite-her

TOWNHALL
— Pelosi’s Pathetic Attempt to Spin the Fact That She Didn’t Take the Coronavirus Seriously – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/04/19/watch-pelosis-pathetic-attempt-to-spin-the-fact-that-she-didnt-take-the-corona-n2567189

THE HILL
— Economy faces grueling road to recovery from coronavirus – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/economy/493432-economy-faces-grueling-road-to-recovery-from-coronavirus

CNN
– U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 40,000
https://www.cnn.com/webview/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-04-19-20-intl/h_55966744904e9d5a8a230168617ce480

NBC NEWS
— For coronavirus job losses, geography and education are destiny Every state is feeling some pain, but the numbers show massive jumps in unemployment in a few states.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/covid-job-losses-geography-education-are-destiny-n1187321
— Governors decry Trump support of coronavirus protesters: ‘Dangerous’
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/governors-decry-trump-support-coronavirus-protesters-dangerous-n1187391

NEW YORK TIMES
— De Blasio to Trump: ‘Are You Telling N.Y.C. to Drop Dead?’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-update.html
— Covid-19 Is the New Civil Rights Frontier First came early data showing that the coronavirus affected African-Americans disproportionately. Then came the fight for a fair response and recovery. – Audra D. S. Burch
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/us/coronavirus-civil-rights.html

NEW YORK POST
— Facebook’s ‘fact checkers’ are the real fake news after censoring Post story – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/04/17/facebook-fact-checkers-foul-again-after-censoring-post-story/

WASHINGTON POST
— Pro-gun activists using Facebook groups to push anti-quarantine protests – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/04/19/pro-gun-activists-using-facebook-groups-push-anti-quarantine-protests/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New York City Has Logged 248 Complaints of Coronavirus Discrimination Majority of reports were made in March and April; about 42% have been specifically anti-Asian – Stephanie Yang
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-has-logged-248-complaints-of-coronavirus-discrimination-11587308400
— A World of Hardening Borders The pandemic has empowered the nation-state, as global institutions falter and governments assert far-reaching control – Yaroslav Trofimov
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-world-of-hardening-borders-11587135761
— Young Americans Are Still Catching Up From the Last Recession. Now They Face a New One. Millennials take stock of their finances and prepare for financial uncertainty yet again. – Julia Carpenter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/young-americans-are-still-catching-up-from-the-last-recession-now-theres-a-new-one-11587170863

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Trading the Lives of the Poor for Economic Growth.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/trump-trading-lives-poor-economic-growth/610264/

BBC
— Coronavirus: US faced with protests amid pressure to reopen
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52348288

April 12 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois Update: Latest news on 19,180 COVID-19 cases, Chicago area impact
https://abc7chicago.com/health/what-to-know-about-illinois-19180-covid-19-cases/5973196/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/12/2020

NBC5
— Gov. Pritzker Announces New Coronavirus Health Initiatives
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-announces-new-coronavirus-health-initiatives/2254446/
— Health Officials Focus on Testing, Treatment as Illinois Announces New Program
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/health-officials-focus-on-testing-treatment-as-illinois-announces-new-program/2254496/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-trump-early-warnings-ignored-timeline-20200411-dmyrwzmmanhajptjnqlwqfees4-story.html
— Chicago’s health department has started using COVID-19 antibody testing to determine if someone had the virus – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-antibody-test-chicago-20200411-nag2o3tkq5h55fsel4yle3sz74-story.html
— Businesses feel cost effects of coronavirus outbreak Health care to safety equipment, financial toll looms – Abdel Jimenez
https://blendle.com/i/chicago-tribune/businesses-feel-cost-effects-of-coronavirus-outbreak/bnl-chicagotribune-20200412-e1b02b3d
— Should you tell your landlord if you have coronavirus? As Chicago tenants get requests to disclose, experts say such attempts are misguided – Ariel Cheung
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-re-landlord-diagnosis-report-20200403-bajrvqewc5hhtc36zazmogja74-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 49 more coronavirus deaths The county’s total has risen to 487 deaths, about 71% of the statewide total.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/11/21218035/cook-county-coronavirus-deaths-medical-examiner
— Students wonder when they can return to school during Gov. Pritzker’s live-streamed town hall for youth Young people from around the state submitted questions for Saturday’s youth-centric town hall that also addressed mental health issues. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/11/21217862/youth-town-hall-j-b-pritzker-coronavirus-covid-19-school-education-mental-health
— Your Teen’s First Car: A Low-Cost, Low-Upkeep Used EV Affordability, limited range and fuel savings can make a used electric vehicle the ideal first car for teenagers. – Philip Reed (DIERSEN: How times have changed. I bought a) a 1958 Chevy BelAir when I turned 16 in 1964, b) a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint when I was 17, c) a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 when I was 19, and d) a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE when I was 20. I bought the Chevy with money that I earned doing yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964. I bought the Pontiac with money that I earned washing dishes 1964-1966. I bought the Oldsmobile with money that I earned cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966 and delivering mail 1966-1967. I bought the Dodge with money that I earned delivering mail 1967-1968. I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968, and NIU 1969-1970.)
https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/loans/auto-loans/your-teens-first-car-a-low-cost-low-upkeep-used-ev

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: How will coronavirus affect your property taxes? – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200411/how-will-coronavirus-affect-your-property-taxes

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois is bending the virus curve faster than other hot spots New data from Rush University Medical Center offers a glimmer of optimism. “We’re hoping we continue to see this change in the doubling time and the next few weeks we start to see something that resembles a peak.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/illinois-bending-virus-curve-faster-other-hot-spots
— Some airlines aren’t happy with terms of Mnuchin’s aid package His insistence that America’s major airlines partially repay taxpayer funds aimed at shoring up the industry sets up a clash between the Trump administration and the carriers.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/some-airlines-arent-happy-terms-mnuchins-aid-package

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois endures second-deadliest coronavirus day, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker encouraged by trend of COVID-19 cases – Bill Ruthhart
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-endures-second-deadliest-coronavirus-day-but-gov-j-b-pritzker-encouraged-by-trend-of/article_fc0f5da4-bd16-5347-9a5f-a020ccc27d27.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— U.S. Has Most Coronavirus Deaths In The World – NICOLE HERNANDEZ 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/us-has-most-coronavirus-deaths-world#stream/0

WREX
— Trump attacks Inspector Generals on false grounds – AP (DIERSEN: All the audits of all the federal agencies that I worked on for GAO 1980-1997 required coordination with those agency’s Inspector Generals (IG). I worked on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years, on audits of IRS for 3 years, and on audits of many other federal agencies, including Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, General Service Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Labor, Federal Aviation Administration, Veteran Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services, for almost 6 years. I served on Executive Committee (EC) of the Association of Government Accountants for 13 years 1983-1996. Almost all the other EC members were employees of IG offices.) 
https://wrex.com/2020/04/12/ap-fact-check-trump-attacks-govt-watchdogs-on-false-grounds/

WJBC
— Numbers of COVID-19 cases in Illinois continue to grow – Katherine Murphy
https://www.wjbc.com/2020/04/11/numbers-of-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-continue-to-grow/

CHICAGO NOW
— 16 million Americans lose their jobs. But no one working for Chicago will – Dennis Byrne (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency a) was almost always under hiring and/or promotion freezes and b) shrank by about 50%. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690041.pdf )
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/04/16-million-americans-lose-their-jobs-but-no-one-working-for-chicago/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County Sheriff Wins Suit Against Health Department for ID of Those Actively Infected with Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/11/mchenry-county-sheriff-wins-suit-against-health-department-for-id-of-those-actively-infected-with-coronavirus/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dr. Anthony Fauci: Americans could eventually carry certificates of immunity to coronavirus – David Sherfinski
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/10/dr-anthony-fauci-americans-could-eventually-carry-/

DAILY CALLER
— Former Biden Staffer Files Criminal Complaint With DC Police – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/11/former-joe-biden-staffer-tara-reade-criminal-complaint/

FEDERALIST
— Woke Reporter Accuses Black Surgeon General Of Racism – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/10/woke-reporter-accuses-black-surgeon-general-of-racism/

TOWNHALL
— Trump Uses Persuasion, Not Force, in Coronavirus Crisis – Debra J. Saunders
https://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2020/04/12/trump-uses-persuasion-not-force-in-coronavirus-crisis-n2566728

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— College Republicans at Syracuse U. Reject Resolution Condemning Ben Shapiro – Mike LaChance 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/04/college-republicans-at-syracuse-u-reject-resolution-condemning-ben-shapiro/

THE HILL
— Pressure for quick action on next relief bill strains GOP unity – ALEXANDER BOLTON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/492312-pressure-for-quick-action-on-next-relief-bill-strains-gop-unity

ABC NEWS
— When will the country get back to normal? 3 things to know about reopening America Top health officials warn “we have not reached the peak.” – Anne Flaherty
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/country-back-normal-things-reopening-america/story?id=70094185

CNBC
— ‘This will lead to airline bankruptcies’ — flight attendant union furious with Treasury bailout offers – Phil LeBeau
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/11/flight-attendant-union-furious-with-treasury-bailout-offers.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Boris Johnson Is Discharged From Hospital After Coronavirus Treatment Russia reported its largest daily increase in new cases since the start of the outbreak. The pope spoke of “a contagion of hope” in his Easter Mass. Britain closed in on 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/12/world/coronavirus-news.html
— Will an Antibody Test Allow Us to Go Back to School or Work? – Apoorva Mandavilli and Katie Thomas
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/health/coronavirus-antibody-test.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: A job without benefit means nest egg trouble – Tammy La Gorce (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, the operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have severe financial, health, and/or other problems.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/business/retirement-jobs-no-benefits.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Wants 50 Wisconsins on Election Day. The G.O.P. has turned voting in person into a death threat.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/opinion/sunday/wisconsin-primary-2020-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters blame Republicans for minorities dying of coronavirus. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/opinion/coronavirus-poor-black-latino.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/opinion/sunday/republicans-voter-suppression.html
— Cities Close Streets to Cars, Opening Space for Social Distancing Boston, Minneapolis, Oakland and other cities have temporarily banned through traffic on streets, giving pedestrians and cyclists extra elbow room during the coronavirus pandemic. – Johnny Diaz (DIERSEN: How close are the leaders of your municipality to banning cars?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/coronavirus-street-closures.html
— Voting by Mail Could Be What States Need. But Can They Pull It Off? Politics aside, many states will face daunting financial, logistical and personnel challenges to making mail balloting the norm. – Michael Wines
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/coronavirus-voting-by-mail-elections.html
— What Is Britain Without the Pub? Through two world wars, Britain’s pubs stayed open. Their closure now, for the first time in the country’s history, is forcing some to seek creative alternatives. – Allison McCann
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/world/europe/uk-pub-coronavirus.html
— TRAGIC: Dumped Milk, Smashed Eggs, Plowed Vegetables: Food Waste of the Pandemic With restaurants, hotels and schools closed, many of the nation’s largest farms are destroying millions of pounds of fresh goods that they can no longer sell. – David Yaffe-Bellany and Michael Corkery
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/business/coronavirus-destroying-food.html
— OCTOBER 28, 2010 FLASHBACK: Andrew Cuomo: Indulging an Obsession With Motors and Muscle – Michael Barbaro
https://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/29/nyregion/29cars.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Russia’s state-backed media uses the pandemic to spin anti-Western views. They are not alone. – Isabelle Khurshudyan (DIERSEN: In America, the Democrat Party backed media uses the pandemic, and everything else, to spin anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time views.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/coronavirus-russia-china-turkey-media/2020/04/11/fe34e7b2-7a53-11ea-a311-adb1344719a9_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Coronavirus infection may cause lasting damage throughout the body, doctors fear – MELISSA HEALY
https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-04-10/coronavirus-infection-can-do-lasting-damage-to-the-heart-liver

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Communist China promoters say “U.S. Tariffs Hamper Imports of Sanitizer, Disinfectants.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-tariffs-hamper-imports-of-sanitizer-disinfectants-11586683800

BLOOMBERG
— Record bankruptcies predicted in next year as unemployment soars – Anita Sharpe
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/apr/12/record-bankruptcies-predicted-in-next-year-as-unem/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Ignored Pleas To Put Social Distancing Practices In Place, Warnings Of A Pandemic.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2020/04/11/report-trump-ignored-pleas-to-put-social-distancing-practices-in-place-warnings-of-a-pandemic/

MERCURY NEWS
— Millennials willing to compromise more to buy a home Young buyers unfazed by bad neighborhoods, high rates – LOUIS HANSEN (DIERSEN: I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old. The down payment came from what I had earned and saved a) working for IRS for 15 months in 1971 and 1972 and b) working for Firestone Stores full-time for 7 months 1970-1971 and part-time for 18 months 1971-1972. That money also enabled me to buy a new Corvette in 1971 and to pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola.)
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/02/04/millennials-willing-to-compromise-more-to-buy-a-home/

ARGUS PRESS
— Trump bashing only gives his supporters resolve
https://www.argus-press.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/article_4543819e-7c44-11ea-b057-df09727112a2.html

SUBURBAN TIMES
— How the coronavirus will change closings, home prices and what’s on the market – DON DOMAN
https://thesubtimes.com/2020/04/02/how-the-coronavirus-will-change-closings-home-prices-and-whats-on-the-market-pierce-county-foreshadowing/

HILL REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more hatred of Republicans that you promote, the more that Republican-haters promote you. 
https://hillreporter.com/former-rnc-boss-blasts-his-own-partys-stance-over-their-obvious-voter-suppression-tactics-64122

TIMES
— Coronavirus sends China crashing to worst economic slump in 60 years
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-sends-china-crashing-to-worst-economic-slump-in-60-years-x66pmdld7

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Andrew Cuomo Ties Biden for Presidential Nomination Among Democrats
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/cuomo_ties_biden_for_presidential_nomination_among_democrats