March 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus IL: 89 detainees at Cook County Jail have contracted COVID-19, sheriff’s office says
https://abc7chicago.com/89-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-contracted-covid-19/6059195/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Grocery Stores To Step Up Social Distancing Efforts – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/28/coronavirus-in-illinois-grocery-stores-to-step-up-social-distancing-efforts/

WGN TV
— New York may be weeks from a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for surges
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/new-york-may-be-weeks-from-a-peak-in-coronavirus-cases-now-other-states-are-preparing-for-surges/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sheriff announces 51 new coronavirus cases at Cook County Jail, raising total to 89 In addition to the detainees, 12 sheriff’s office employees have also tested positive for the coronavirus. – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/28/21198407/cook-county-jail-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-inmates-89
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/29/21198561/illinois-marijuana-legal-weed-craft-grower-transporter-infuser-license-deadline-extended-coronavirus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Millions of Americans will be infected by coronavirus and death toll could top 100,000, warns Dr. Anthony Fauci – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200329-ezdk6zuf3zbibjbdvyslexamne-story.html
— United States now leads the world in total COVID-19 infections. Detroit, Chicago, New York and New Orleans are hotspots. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-us-updates-20200328-wya76m4fsnatxbir5jnvs36akq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Can we trust a ‘Fair Tax’ if there are no Fair Maps? – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200329/editorial-can-we-trust-a-fair-tax-if-there-are-no-fair-maps
— Illinois students to begin remote learning Tuesday – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/illinois-students-to-begin-remote-learning-tuesday

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Duckworth calls $2.2 trillion bill a ‘down payment,’ Trump ‘incompetent’ – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200328/bernard-schoenburg-duckworth-calls-22-trillion-bill-down-payment-trump-incompetent

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois grocery stores asked to enforce social distancing to fight coronavirus – Teri Maddox 
https://herald-review.com/business/illinois-grocery-stores-asked-to-enforce-social-distancing-to-fight/article_12f9804c-9de9-554f-844c-2241c146534f.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Florida to set up more checkpoints to quarantine travelers – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Florida-to-set-up-more-checkpoints-to-quarantine-15164064.php
— County fairs hurt financially by coronavirus shutdowns Officials hopeful shows will go on in summer at fairgrounds – Rebecca Anzel 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-fairs-hurt-financially-by-coronavirus-15164420.php
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks federal government to expand, expedite Medicaid coverage Care Comes First’ action plan for uninsured, insured Illinois residents
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-Gov-J-B-Pritzker-asks-federal-15164403.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/hawks-no-more-fiscal-conservatives-embrace-rescue-package

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Reports 204 Coronavirus Cases, 6 Deaths These are DuPage County’s coronavirus numbers as of Saturday. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-reports-204-coronavirus-cases-6-deaths

WASHINGTON TIMES
— One-third of U.S. counties yet to report single coronavirus case – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/29/coronavirus-no-confirmed-cases-one-third-us-counti/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘History of solving problems’: Limbaugh praises Trump, questions health experts for response to coronavirus – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/history-of-solving-problems-limbaugh-praises-trump-questions-health-experts-for-response-to-coronavirus

FOX NEWS
— Rep. Kinzinger: Trump should activate more troops in National Guard
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-kinzinger-trump-activate-more-125500067.html
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis
— Dr. Deborah Birx issues coronavirus warning: ‘We don’t think any city will be spared’ – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/dr-deborah-birx-issues-coronavirus-warning-we-dont-think-any-city-will-be-spared

DAILY CALLER
— Rep. Thomas Massie Speaks Out: ‘They Don’t Want To Hear The Truth’ – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/28/thomas-massie-coronavirus-relief-bill/

DAILY WIRE
— Michigan Governor Claims Feds Won’t Deliver Coronavirus Supplies To State, Refuses To Provide Proof – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michigan-governor-claims-feds-wont-deliver-coronavirus-supplies-to-state-refuses-to-provide-proof
— Dr. Birx Praises Trump’s Intelligence. Leftists Want Her Canceled. – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-dr-birx-praises-trumps-intelligence-leftists-want-her-canceled

NEWSMAX
— Paranoid, Cheap Game: Blame Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue 
https://www.newsmax.com/billdonohue/faith-based-religious-conservatvies/2020/03/28/id/960342/

TOWNHALL
— Americans Trust President Trump to Lead In the War Against the Silent Enemy – Boris Epshteyn
https://townhall.com/columnists/borisepshteyn/2020/03/29/americans-trust-president-trump-to-lead-in-the-war-against-the-silent-enemy-n2565906
— ‘Who’s The S**thole County Now’: GQ Writer Mocks Trump As Wuhan Coronavirus Cases Spike in the U.S. – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/03/29/whos-the-sthole-county-now-gq-writer-mocks-trump-as-wuhan-coronavirus-cases-n2565890

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Who Runs America? The Media or the American People? – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/03/28/who-runs-america-media-or-american-people
— NY Times: Birx Has Squandered Her Credibility By Denying Doomsday, Praising President – Clay Waters 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/03/28/ny-times-birx-has-squandered-her-credibility-denying-doomsday

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Pandemic: The First Great Crisis of the Post-American Era – KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-first-great-crisis-post-american-era/#slide-1

THE HILL
— What if the ‘sky-is-falling’ coronavirus models are wrong? – DOUGLAS MACKINNON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/489962-what-if-the-sky-is-falling-coronavirus-models-are-simply-wrong
— Trump asks CDC to issue ‘strong travel advisory’ for NY tri-state area – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490022-trump-asks-cdc-to-issue-strong-travel-advisory-to-nyc-area
— Lawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after $2T package – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489946-lawmakers-already-planning-more-coronavirus-stimulus-after-2t-package
— California governor: 170 ventilators sent from Trump administration were ‘not working’ – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490033-newsom-170-ventilators-sent-from-federal-government-arrived-not-working
— Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus – NAOMI JAGODA 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/489952-democrats-eye-additional-relief-checks-for-coronavirus

POLITICO
— Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce – STEVEN SHEPARD (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Biden either has already or will promise to use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, Corvette owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/29/biden-leads-trump-polls-despite-coronavirus-bounce-152944

CNN
— America’s largest single site jail (Cook County) is home to a new coronavirus cluster – Omar Jimenez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/us/detroit-coronavirus-cook-county-jail/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump wobbles as a wartime President.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/donald-trump-wartime-commander/index.html
— Pelosi on Trump’s coronavirus response: ‘As the President fiddles, people are dying’ – Chandelis Duster (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-cnntv/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s coronavirus quarantine rhetoric fuels a dangerously politicized pandemic.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-coronavirus-quarantine-rhetoric-fuels-dangerously-politicized-pandemic-ncna1170406
— New Jersey governor cracks down on house parties amid coronavirus pandemic
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/live-coronavirus-updates-u-s-first-top-100-000-cases-n1171011/ncrd1171301
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want governors to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/some-u-s-governors-have-stepped-during-coronavirus-others-not-n1170706

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections. Here’s How. Party conventions are in jeopardy, campaigning is on hold and local candidates are playing the role of good Samaritan instead of traditional politician. – Jonathan Martin, Reid J. Epstein and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/2020-elections-coronavirus.html
— Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance Well before rationing caused by coronavirus, protocols were established about “who lives and who dies.” – Austin Frakt (DIERSEN: Should “old people” like me get credit if they are still “contributing members of society?” If you are old, what would you stress to show that you are still a “contributing member of society?” I would stress my record of sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails every morning and every evening. However, according to my critics/opponents, those emails are worthless if not destructive.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/upshot/coronavirus-rationing-decisions-ethicists.html
— U.S. Civil Rights Office Rejects Rationing Medical Care Based on Disability, Age – Sheri Fink (DIERSEN: Of course my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I am 71 years old, but they also stress that I have not-in-control diabetes, and that I am obese (30+ BMI).) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-disabilities-rationing-ventilators-triage.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The latest sign the economic downturn is intensifying: White-collar workers are being laid off now Service sector jobs got slammed early in the coronavirus crisis, now it’s tech, legal and other professionals reporting layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs – Taylor Telford and Jena McGregor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/28/white-collar-coronavirus-recession/
— Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House – Scott Clement and Dan Balz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-shows-trump-and-biden-in-a-competitive-race-for-the-white-house/2020/03/28/515cb8ba-7037-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis/
— Woke stupidity is spreading as fast as the coronavirus pandemic – Kyle Smith
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/woke-stupidity-is-spreading-as-fast-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
— New Yorkers are throwing ‘corona potlucks’ and visiting ‘speakeasies’ – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/new-yorkers-are-throwing-corona-potlucks-and-visiting-speakeasies/
— Trump must stop winging it after panicking tri-state area over coronavirus lockdown – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/trump-must-stop-winging-it-after-panicking-tri-state-area-over-coronavirus-lockdown/

USA TODAY
— Detroit auto show canceled; facility to be converted to coronavirus field hospital – Mark Phelan
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/03/28/coronavirus-detroit-auto-show-canceled-tcf-center-hospital/2934839001/

FORBES
— U.S. Airlines Struggle To Identify Passengers Exposed To Coronavirus – Will Horton
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/03/28/us-airlines-struggled-to-identify-passengers-exposed-to-coronavirus/
— ‘Failing,’ ‘Snake,’ ‘Tantrums’: Trump’s War With State Governors Rages On – Sergei Klebnikov
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/03/28/failing-snake-tantrums-trumps-war-with-state-governors-rages-on/

BLOOMBERG
— How Coronavirus Is Shaking Up the Moral Universe – John Authers 
https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/coronavirus-pandemic-puts-moral-philosophy-to-the-test
— Coronavirus Response Is a Weapon in China’s Brand of War
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-28/coronavirus-response-is-a-weapon-in-china-s-brand-of-war

FORTUNE
— There will be another pandemic after the coronavirus—and it’s time to start preparing now – JANE J. KIM and MICHELLE A. WILLIAMS
https://fortune.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-pandemic-public-health-preparedness/

BARRON’S
— Living in Retirement in a New Era of Sacrifice – Neal Templin
https://www.barrons.com/articles/living-in-retirement-in-a-new-era-of-sacrifice-51585485001

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters call Trump ‘Power Hungry’ and ‘Sociopath’ after he lashes out at three publications on Twitter.
https://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-called-power-hungry-sociopath-after-lashing-out-3-publications-twitter-2948876
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.ibtimes.com/cannabis-undergoes-long-overdue-shift-emerging-essential-2948930

LEXOLOGY
— Compliance Alert: The EEOC Announces Its Views On ADA, Title VII, and ADEA Considerations During The Pandemic
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c1b2e72e-663a-4a5e-8482-6daa7a8c40af
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Medical Questionnaires And Examinations. . .Disclosure Of An Employee’s Exposure To The Virus. . .Discrimination Considerations During The Pandemic. . .Reasonable Accommodations And The Interactive Process. . .Implications For Employers)

FORD AUTHORITY
— Governor Andrew Cuomo Says Ford Building Ventilators In Four Weeks “Does Us No Good” – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/governor-andrew-cuomo-says-ford-building-ventilators-in-four-weeks-does-us-no-good/

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump again tries to blame ‘dangerous and corrupt’ media as crisis escalates.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-trump-twitter-media-us-cases-pandemic-latest-a9431491.html

March 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump signs $2.2T coronavirus stimulus package after swift congressional votes – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-signs-$22t-coronavirus-package-after-swift-congressional-votes/6055124/
— Federal officials focuses in on Cook County as cases rise in Illinois – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/coronavirus-task-force-focuses-in-on-cook-county-as-cases-rise-in-chicago-/6054960/
— Illinois expands food stamp access as COVID-19 cases top 3K, with 34 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-expands-food-stamp-access-as-covid-19-cases-top-3k/6056047/
— Disneyland, Walt Disney World to remain closed ‘until further notice’ amid coronavirus outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/disneyland-walt-disney-world-to-remain-closed-until-further-notice/6056114/

NBC5
— White House Health Experts Worry Cook County May Be Among Nation’s Next Hotspots Chicago’s total confirmed cases topped 1,000 Thursday, a number that is nearly double the amount of cases the entire state of Illinois had less than a week earlier
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/white-house-health-experts-worry-cook-county-may-be-among-nations-next-hotspots/2245674/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Gun Sales Skyrocket Amid Uncertainty; ‘Ammunition Is Selling Out Within A Day’ – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-in-illinois-gun-sales-skyrocket-amid-uncertainty-ammunition-is-selling-out-within-a-day/
— Civic Federation’s Laurence Msall: Staggering Unemployment Claims Will Put Major Strain On Illinois, Chicago Budgets
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/26/civic-federations-laurence-msall-staggering-unemployment-claims-will-put-major-strain-on-illinois-chicago-budgets/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Surgeon general warns Chicago ‘will have a worse week next week’ for COVID-19 cases – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/surgeon-general-warns-chicago-will-have-a-worse-week-next-week-for-covid-19-cases

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Confronting the coronavirus, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says crisis could peak in April: ‘Popular or not, you have to do what’s right’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-interview-20200327-ay52ormpcng6jcah3ixbzm5744-story.html
— Aurora mayor, police chief test positive for coronavirus – MEGAN JONES and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-mayor-police-chief-diagnosed-covid-19-virus-st-0329-20200327-qmtq5gzwyneq5byoilmuvk6zdy-story.html
— 12 nurses at U. of I. Hospital in Chicago test positive for coronavirus – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nurses-uic-coronavirus-20200327-5bzghq3opbdplb6lpzf3ucfmuq-story.html
— How to spot fake coronavirus news on social media – Jessica Roy (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-how-to-spot-fake-news-coronavirus-social-media-20200326-645nk6ftijegvnnxwann7uvwyq-photogallery.html
— Illinois’ stay-at-home order likely to extend ‘deep into April,’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says; Pritzker doesn’t rule it out – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lightfoot-stay-at-home-likely-to-extend-20200327-ssnsmh4foza5bokpb4arir7imm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “No, this is not the time for fiscal restraint.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-coronavirus-stimulus-federal-2-trillion-chapman-20200327-wzyy2foxgfdurohf3kgbiomak4-story.html
— Illinois’ House delegation backs coronavirus stimulus bill, but some say more will be needed – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-relief-bill-illinois-congress-20200327-m7xw362he5bvtnvrpx66qlhwr4-story.html
— Commentary: Exactly how much power do we really want to give the government right now? – JON HEALEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-government-power-20200327-nfjsov6vhjhepir3zzgdbzchra-story.html
— Pritzker hasn’t ruled out extending stay-home order | President Trump’s surgeon general calls Chicago a coronavirus ‘hot spot’ | President signs $2.2 T relief package – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-schools-lightfoot-leading-krisnamoorthi-spin-20200327-rna7pwdg4bbonct4ddw3aqjpia-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Nothing set in stone’ for stay-at-home order as Illinois tallies 8 more deaths, Pritzker says Health officials also announced another eight deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 34. Friday marked the largest number of people killed in the state, with an additional 488 cases bringing the Illinois total to 3,026 confirmed cases. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21197382/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-march-27-stay-home-order-assistance
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legalizing pot deliveries gains momentum during coronavirus crisis Rep. Sonya Harper introduced legislation last month that would allow cannabis dispensaries to deliver weed. Now, she’s calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to take immediate action. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/27/21196472/marijuana-pot-delivery-illinois-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21185850/coronavirus-covid-19-undocumented-immigrants-chicago-unemployment-fired-laid-off-health-insurance
— How much longer will we be inside — and then what happens? Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order ends on Tuesday, April 7, but he’s likely to extend it as the coronavirus outbreak continues. Just how long? – Ed Zotti 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crossroads/2020/3/27/21197436/how-much-longer-inside-jb-pritzker-stay-home-order-rush-northwerstern-loyola-experts-covid-19-virus
— Trump signs $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package into law Trump thanked members of both parties for putting Americans “first” as he signed the bill in the Oval Office, flanked only by Republican lawmakers. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters believe that the bill will help them defeat Trump on November 3, 2020.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21196681/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-passes-signed-trump

DAILY HERALD
— 41 votes: One DuPage County Board primary race still too close call – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200327/41-votes-one-dupage-county-board-primary-race-still-too-close-call
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nearly two weeks after the March 17 primary election, the race to pick the Democratic nominee for DuPage County Board District 4 isn’t over — and only 41 votes separate the two leading candidates. Hadiya Afzal, a college student from Glen Ellyn, has a narrow lead over Lynn LaPlante, a violist from Glen Ellyn. As of Friday, Afzal had 4,431 votes, or 28.21% of those cast, and LaPlante had 4,390 votes, or 27.95%, according to unofficial totals. Three other candidates trailed behind. “I think it’s going to come down to a handful of votes,” LaPlante said. County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said officials will check for mail-in votes through the end of Tuesday. In addition, there are roughly 225 provisional ballots that still need to be counted for the entire county. It’s unclear how many of those ballots will apply to the District 4 race, Kaczmarek said.)
— Access to be further limited at DuPage County courthouse
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/access-to-be-further-limited-at-dupage-county-courthouse
— Number of Cook County inmates with coronavirus up to 24
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/number-of-cook-county-inmates-with-coronavirus-up-to-24
— Illinois COVID-19 cases now over 3,000; 8 more deaths reported – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200327/illinois-covid-19-cases-now-over-3000-8-more-deaths-reported
— Food Insecurity Crisis Fund created to help District 200 families
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200327/food-insecurity-crisis-fund-created-to-help-district-200-families

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker again rips Trump, saying lack of COVID-19 action could be ‘deadly’ The governor renews his push to get the White House to do more—and move more quickly—to fight the fast-growing pandemic. And as Pritzker was still speaking, President Trump did what the governor wanted, at least in part. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-again-rips-trump-saying-lack-covid-19-action-could-be-deadly
— U.S. House passes $2 trillion coronavirus aid package
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/us-house-passes-2-trillion-coronavirus-aid-package
— State aims to turn this Marriott into a COVID-19 command center—but there’s a hitch The owner of the Schaumburg property is ready to play ball. So why isn’t the deal done? Here’s the story. – ALBY GALLUN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/state-aims-turn-marriott-covid-19-command-center-theres-hitch
— Chicago population dips again The tri-state metropolitan area lost an estimated 26,000 residents in the past year, this time joined by drops in metro New York and Los Angeles. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicago-population-dips-again

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Costs for Treatment of Conoravirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/costs-for-treatment-of-conoravirus/ 
IL-06: Sean Casten Complains in Twitter Rant He Says Is Not Political
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/il-06-sean-casten-complains-in-twitter-rant-he-says-is-not-political/ 
— Will McHenry County’s Hospitals Have a “Do-Not-Resuscitate” Policy Imposed Upon Them By Northwestern Medicine?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/143734/ 
— Unemployment Spike Unprecedented: IL v FL
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/unemployment-spike-unprecedented/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Bellmont Mayor locked Trustees out of Village Hall – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/bellmont-mayor-locked-trustees-out-of-village-hall/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS SURPASSES 3000 COVID-19 CASES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/illinois-surpasses-3000-covid-19-cases.html
— CONGRESSMAN BOST EXPLAINS HIS SUPPORT FOR CARES ACT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/congressman-bost-explains-his-support-for-cares-act.html
— STATE REPS HALBROOK, MILLER CALL ON PRITZKER TO PROPOSE PLANS TO BRING BUSINESSES BACK ONLINE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/state-reps-halbrook-miller-call-on-pritzker-to-propose-plans-to-bring-businesses-back-online.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker sets up new Emergency Alert System – Pleads with president to use Defense Production Act – Announces expanded childcare, food and homeless programs – Evaluating whether to extend EO – More cases because of additional tests and virus is spreading – Pleased with Trump invoking Defense Production Act – Working on hospitalization numbers over the weekend – “We’ll get around to talking about” biz demands
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/27/pritzker-sets-up-new-emergency-alert-system/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump signs $2 trillion economic rescue plan to rush aid to businesses, workers hurt by pandemic – Dave Boyer and S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/27/trump-signs-2-trillion-economic-plan-rush-aid-busi/%2FH765IVPUbPWpTqe6HJ37tpL5isJMtt2LdeCUsA%3D&bt_ts=1585341966048
— House passes $2 trillion coronavirus aid package on voice vote – Gabriella Muñoz and Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/27/house-passes-2-trillion-coronavirus-aide-package-v/

BREITBART
— Coronavirus: Italy Sees Worst Day Yet, 969 Dead in 24 Hours; Death Toll Exceeds 9,000 – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/27/coronavirus-italy-sees-worst-day-yet-969-dead-in-24-hours-death-toll-exceeds-9000/ 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Red Chinese Aim To Use The Wuhan Virus To Win Their War Against America – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32215

FEDERALIST
— Gallup Poll: Majority Of Americans Disapprove Of News Media Handling Of Wuhan Coronavirus – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/26/gallup-poll-majority-of-americans-disapprove-of-news-media-handling-of-wuhan-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Tech Firms Bear Brunt of Affirmative Action Witch Hunt – Drew Johnson
https://www.newsmax.com/drewjohnson/affirmative-action-tech-firms-silicon-valley/2020/03/26/id/960037/

THE HILL
— US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 – PETER SULLIVAN 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489906-us-coronavirus-cases-hit-100000

POLITICO
— Governors’ coronavirus pacts could thwart Trump goal of reopening country Some governors and public health experts say the localized lifting of restrictions could create new clusters of disease that leave officials chasing the outbreak well into the summer. – DAN GOLDBERG
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/27/coronavirus-trump-governors-152539

CNN
— House passes historic $2 trillion stimulus despite objections from GOP lawmaker
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/politics/coronavirus-stimulus-house-vote/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Can Trump Legally Order the Country Back to Work From Coronavirus by Easter? Such a declaration, in the midst of a health crisis, would have to come from local authorities. – Neil MacFarquhar (DIERSEN: As Trump-haters see it, the longer that they prolong the shutdown, the more likely that they can defeat Trump on November 3, 2020.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-trump-governors.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus bill into law as companies and households brace for more economic pain The new law amounts to the largest emergency spending measure in U.S. history. – Paul Kane, Mike DeBonis and Erica Werner 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/27/congress-coronavirus-house-vote/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “U.S. cities have acute shortages of masks, test kits, ventilators as they face coronavirus threat.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-mayors-mask-equipment-shortage/2020/03/27/fc2a45a4-701f-11ea-96a0-df4c5d9284af_story.html
— Trump orders GM to manufacture ventilators under the Defense Production Act – John Wagner and Colby Itkowitz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raises-prospect-of-ordering-gm-ford-to-manufacture-ventilators/2020/03/27/92f82db6-7043-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

ATLANTIC
— Martial Law Would Sweep the Country Into a Great Legal Unknown The prospect, while still remote, is not purely hypothetical in the current crisis, and the risk is great. – Stephen Dycus and William C. Banks (DIERSEN: Of course, if Marshall Law was declared, my critics/opponents would want it to be used to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/martial-law-would-sweep-country-great-legal-unknown/608773/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: he last time martial law—military control of the government—was declared in the United States was December 1941, just hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The territorial governor, acting under a turn-of-the-century statute, handed the government of the Hawaiian islands over to the commander of U.S. forces there. The military governor, as he styled himself, immediately ordered the closure of courts, shut down schools, froze wages, suspended labor contracts, and imposed censorship of newspapers, radio, and civilian mail. He also decreed a curfew and blackout, as well as a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages—a wildly unpopular measure that was quickly reversed. Despite the fact that there was no threat of a Japanese invasion after the Battle of Midway in 1942, martial law remained in place for another two years.)

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Deranged Push to Get Americans Back to Work Some conservatives want ordinary citizens to return to their jobs and absorb the unfolding coronavirus catastrophe on everyone’s behalf. – OSITA NWANEVU
https://newrepublic.com/article/157076/deranged-push-get-americans-back-work

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 61% of Republicans See America Getting Back on Its Feet By Easter
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/61_of_republicans_see_america_getting_back_on_its_feet_by_easter

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE BY OWNER: 403 West Park Avenue, Wheaton – $217,000
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/403-W-Park-Ave-Wheaton-IL-60189/4447728_zpid/

March 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: How state, local police will enforce Pritzker’s ‘stay-at-home’ order – Chuck Goudie, Christine Tressel, Barb Markoff and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/health/heres-how-police-will-enforce-stay-at-home-order-in-illinois/6033700/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/21/2020

CBS2
— Illinois ‘Stay At Home’ Order Goes Into Effect Today
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4488724-illinois-stay-at-home-order-goes-into-effect-today/

WGN TV
— Chicagoans prepare for governor’s ‘stay-at-home’ order – Erik Runge
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/chicagoans-prepare-for-governors-stay-at-home-order/
— A look at Pritzker’s powers in emergency or disaster situations – Ben Bradley, Andrew Schroedter
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/a-look-at-pritzkers-powers-in-emergency-or-disaster-situations/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Advocate hospitals pause drive-up coronavirus testing, citing national shortage of test kits – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS and DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-testing-suspended-advocate-hospitals-20200320-2kt3g6s3dnho3ctiffx2apg3ky-story.html
— Here’s what Illinois’ stay-at-home order means for Aurora – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-stay-at-home-st-20200320-2idkgs2cgvcx5gqjwpg3ykb3sy-story.html
— Volunteers needed in DuPage, Kane to deliver Meals on Wheels emergency backup dinners to seniors – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-senior-citizens-meals-volunteers-st-0320-20200320-ge5x5ky4wncy3oe6bfxzk4476q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— What does the stay-at-home order mean exactly? Here are some guidelines. – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200320/what-does-the-stay-at-home-order-mean-exactly-here-are-some-guidelines
— Naperville cancels meeting on whether to tax future pot sales – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200320/naperville-cancels-meeting-on-whether-to-tax-future-pot-sales
— Primaries set the stage for a momentous November election; start preparing now – Editorial (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs are nasty. Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican continue to hint/imply/argue/shout at the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot in my precinct that my support for them is the “kiss of death?”) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200320/editorial-primaries-set-the-stage-for-a-momentous-november-election-start-preparing-now

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Transit systems will feel lingering effects of coronavirus Agencies face a short-term revenue plunge and worry that the crisis will change long-term commuting habits. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/transit-systems-will-feel-lingering-effects-coronavirus

QUAD CITY TIMES
— What are ‘essential activities’ in Illinois? Read Gov. Pritzker’s full order – AP
https://qctimes.com/news/local/what-are-essential-activities-in-illinois-read-gov-pritzker-s/article_9a5aaa3c-efad-5494-b391-44492af2262c.html

RIVER FRONT TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Weed Stores Still Open, Declared ‘Essential Services’ During Pandemic – Daniel Hill 
https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2020/03/20/metro-east-weed-stores-still-open-declared-essential-services-during-pandemic

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: State agency announces COVID-19 guidance for cannabis dispensaries – KATIE FINLON (DIERSEN: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.)
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/03/17/state-agency-announces-covid-19-guidance-for-cannabis-dispensaries/ah3kumw/

NPR ILLINOIS
— What Last Year’s Government Simulation Predicted About Today’s Pandemic
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/what-last-years-government-simulation-predicted-about-todays-pandemic#stream/0

WEEK
— List of essential businesses during governor’s stay-at-home order
https://week.com/2020/03/20/list-of-essential-businesses-during-governors-stay-at-home-order/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker rebuffs call to pull progressive tax from November ballot amid pandemic – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-rebuffs-call-to-pull-progressive-tax-from-november-ballot/article_76360cd2-6a2d-11ea-9b6e-87f0916b43cf.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— European doctor: Fear of being called racist contributing factor to spread of coronavirus in Italy – Andrew Mark Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans racists. Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/european-doctor-fear-of-being-called-racist-contributing-factor-to-spread-of-coronavirus-in-italy

AMERICAN THINKER
— Infanticide Democrats Defeat Prolife Dan Lipinski – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/infanticide_democrats_defeat_prolife_dan_lipinski.html

BREITBART
— Chinese Nationals Are Evading the Travel Ban – KRIS W. KOBACH
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2020/03/20/kobach-chinese-nationals-are-evading-the-travel-ban/

BLAZE
— China is faking its recovery from the coronavirus outbreak Can’t trust much info from the Chinese government – Aaron Colen (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) trust the Chinese government far more than they trust me or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) would include a link to the Chinese government on their websites before they would include a link to www.gopillinois.com on their websites.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/china-may-be-faking-its-recovery-from-the-coronavirus-outbreak-report

FOX BUSINESS
— Coronavirus lockdowns multiply globally as health systems strained Some American states move to restrict residents to homes – AP
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/coronavirus-lockdowns-global-health-systems

THE HILL
— Coronavirus could keep Trump in the White House – MICHAEL J. STERN
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/488606-coronavirus-could-keep-trump-in-the-white-house

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use the Chinese virus to promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/20/trumps-continued-use-of-chinese-virus-label-puts-people-at-risk-takano-says/

REUTERS
— Five statewide stay-at-home orders, 31% of U.S. economy – Ann Saphir
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stayathome-fac/factbox-five-statewide-stay-at-home-orders-31-of-u-s-economy-idUSKBN2173PS

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Millions of Americans are being told to stay home in fight against COVID-19
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-21/

CNBC
— Analyst anticipates ‘worst’ financial crisis since 1929 amid fears of a global recession – Elliot Smith (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/analyst-anticipates-worst-crisis-since-1929-amid-recession-fears.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters want Trump to do things that will help defeat Trump.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/gary-cohn-us-is-in-recession-that-will-take-trillions-to-solve.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Brings a Surge to News Sites – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who talk and/or act like they do not want me to use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to drive traffic to their websites. I would focus on those who a) paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on leaders of Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/business/coronavirus-news-sites.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-economic-impact-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic/2020/03/20/7e2e077a-6945-11ea-b199-3a9799c54512_story.html
— Americans have increasingly dismal views of the economy, but they don’t blame Trump The president’s approval rating hasn’t budged in the wake of the economic fallout of the coronavirus. – Robert Griffin and John Sides 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/20/americans-have-increasingly-dismal-views-economy-they-dont-blame-trump/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans racists. Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-03-20/coronavirus-racism-asian-americans-celebrities
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “A Trump reelection just got a lot tougher.”
https://www.latimes.com/politics/newsletter/2020-03-20/a-trump-reelection-just-got-a-lot-tougher-essential-politics

WALL STREET JOURNAL
–FRONT PAGE: ‘I Have Bills I Have to Pay.’ Low-Wage Workers Face Brunt of Coronavirus Crisis Their jobs often require personal contact, such as running a cash register or cleaning hotel rooms, and are the most vulnerable to the employment and pay cuts cascading through the economy – Eric Morath and Rachel Feintzeig (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-have-bills-i-have-to-pay-low-wage-workers-face-brunt-of-coronavirus-crisis-11584719927
— Coronavirus Imperative: Do No Harm Washington needs to keep focused on specific goals and tailor its interventions to achieve them. – Ron Johnson (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-imperative-do-no-harm-11584723652
— What Victory Looks Like in the Coronavirus War We can try to stop time until a vaccine is ready, but the result might be identical to defeat. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-victory-looks-like-in-the-coronavirus-war-11584743464
— Lessons for the Coronavirus Crisis From Six Other Disasters From Spanish flu to Japanese tsunami, governments grappled with the trade-off between public health and economic stability – Greg Ip, Danny Dougherty and Anthony DeBarros (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lessons-for-the-coronavirus-crisis-from-six-other-disasters-11584719497
— Obama’s Bad Stimulus Example Democrats want to repeat the 2009 strategy of paying Americans not to work. – Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore
https://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-bad-stimulus-example-11584745388
— OK, Fine, Let’s All Get Back on Facebook – Joanna Stern (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to spend all their time on Facebook. From what I see, Facebook a) is an arm of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties and b) is run by people who are overwhelmingly 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-0draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ok-fine-lets-all-get-back-on-facebook-11584763207
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Readers, but Not Ads, Flock to Local Papers – Lukas I. Alpert and Keach Hagey (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that I can afford to spend the time and to spend the money necessary to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out each and every morning and each and every evening. They know that their putting out an email that would directly compete against me would cost them many millions of dollars.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/news-outlets-win-audiences-yet-lose-revenue-during-coronavirus-crisis-11584708390
— Coronavirus-Triggered Downturn Could Cost 5 Million U.S. Jobs Economic output seen shrinking by as much as $1.5 trillion with recession all but certain – Josh Mitchell and Josh Zumbrun (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-triggered-downturn-could-cost-5-million-u-s-jobs-11584783001

FORTUNE
— Goldman Sachs just made the grimmest prediction yet about the economy in Q2 – ERIK SHERMAN (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://fortune.com/2020/03/20/coronavirus-economic-predictions-goldman-sachs-recession-gdp-2q-2020/

BLOOMBERG
— These Five Warning Signs Highlight Virus’s Rapid Economic Impact – Steve Matthews (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-20/these-five-warning-signs-highlight-virus-s-rapid-economic-impact
— America Closes Down: A Third of Citizens Told to Stay Home – Elise Young
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-20/n-j-to-order-nonessential-businesses-closed-governor-says

USA TODAY
— Small colleges were already on the brink. Now, coronavirus threatens their existence – David Jesse
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/03/21/coronavirus-college-students-online-closing-private-liberal-arts/2889546001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At Wheaton College, a liberal arts school of over 2,000 students in the Chicago area, decisions have been coming left and right. “It’s very fluid,” President Philip Ryken said. “This touches every area of campus.” . . . “We felt that in all fairness that if students were not living with us and dining with us, it was not right to retain those revenues,” Ryken said. “This whole situation is going to be very costly. This is going to be extremely challenging.” The timing of the decision to go online and to close residential halls, and all the moves in between, had to be carefully done.)
— Industries hit hardest by coronavirus in the US include retail, transportation, and travel – Grant Suneson (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/20/us-industries-being-devastated-by-the-coronavirus-travel-hotels-food/111431804/
— Unemployment funds were in trouble before coronavirus. Now claims are sky high. Many states are at risk of burning through unemployment savings and relying on a federal bailout to give laid-off and quarantined workers benefits. – Erin Mansfield and Kevin Crowe
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/03/20/coronavirus-related-unemployment-claims-risk-wiping-out-state-funds/2887707001/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— COVID-19 Concerns: Worry About Economy Highest Among the Wealthy Concern about the coronavirus’ economic impact rises with income level – Deidre McPhillips (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2020-03-21/worry-about-coronavirus-and-economy-highest-among-the-wealthy

NEWSWEEK
— GOVERNORS LOCKDOWN A QUARTER OF THE U.S. ECONOMY AS AMERICA HURTLES TOWARDS RECESSION – MATT KEELEY
https://www.newsweek.com/governors-lockdown-quarter-us-economy-america-hurtles-towards-recession-1493545
— ALL THE U.S. PRESIDENTS WHO WON RE-ELECTIONS DURING A RECESSION – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters want Trump to do things that will help defeat Trump.)
https://www.newsweek.com/heres-all-presidents-re-elected-during-recessions-1493467

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters side with foreign countries against America.
https://time.com/5807376/virus-name-foreign-history/

BEAST
— Trump Officials Warned of Coronavirus Economic Impact Before Senators Sold Off Their Stock – In a Jan. 24 briefing, top health officials were blunt that the coronavirus was going to have a deep effect on American society. In the days after, some lawmakers dumped stocks. – Erin Banco, Sam Brodey, Sam Stein (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-officials-warned-of-coronavirus-economic-impact-before-senators-sold-off-their-stock
— Donald Trump Shuns Jeff Sessions, Endorses Rival Tommy Tuberville in Alabama Senate Runoff – Barbie Latza Nadeau (DIERSEN: What discourages you from helping elect candidates? I should write a book about candidates who I helped elect but who would endorse my opponent if I sought a government office or a political office. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois. I would focus on those backstabbers, betrayers, two-timers, weasels, and Benedict Arnolds who would not only endorse my opponent, but who would demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me.) 
https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-shuns-jeff-sessions-endorses-rival-tommy-tuberville-in-alabama-senate-runoff
— LGBTQ Party Scene Confronts ‘Devastating’ Coronavirus Crisis Most, if not all, “circuit” events are canceled after coronavirus infections at Miami’s Winter Party, while LGBTQ bars and clubs across America face tough fights to survive. – Nico Lang
https://www.thedailybeast.com/lgbtq-party-scene-confronts-devastating-coronavirus-crisis

REASON
— What Economic Analyses of Past Pandemics Can Tell Us About the COVID-19 Aftermath A big contraction was followed by a bustling aftermath—but with notable negative long-term effects as well. – BRIAN DOHERTY (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://reason.com/2020/03/20/what-economic-analyses-of-past-pandemics-can-tell-us-about-the-covid-19-aftermath/

AXIOS
— Coronavirus sends local news into crisis – Sara Fischer, Margaret Harding McGill (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that I can afford to spend the time and to spend the money necessary to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out each and every morning and each and every evening. They know that their putting out an email that would directly compete against me would cost them many millions of dollars.) 
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-local-news-853e96fa-51aa-43cc-a990-eb48cc896b17.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Dozens of local newsrooms began laying people off this week out of fear that the economic hit of the coronavirus could severely impact their ad revenue. Why it matters: Local news was already facing dire strains in the United States. The coronavirus and a pending recession could push the industry into near collapse at a time when people need access to local news and information more than ever before. Driving the news: Despite the fact that local outlets are experiencing higher levels of traffic and viewership in years, many have wasted no time trying to get ahead of what will be a long, financial struggle. So far there have been roughly 100 known local newsroom layoffs at outlets like the Monterey Country Weekly, the Sacramento News & Review, the Tampa Bay Times, Detroit Metro Times, Riverfront Times, Cleveland Scene, Orlando Weekly, San Antonio Current, and others, per Nieman Lab.)

BBC
— Coronavirus recession not yet a depression – Faisal Islam (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51984470

March 20 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— The latest on the Coronavirus response
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: Gov. JB Pritzker announces ‘stay-at-home’ order as COVID-19 cases rise to 585, with 5 deaths – Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/society/pritzker-announces-stay-at-home-order-amid-covid-19-outbreak-/6032318/
— Coronavirus Illinois: What is and isn’t allowed during a stay-at-home order
https://abc7chicago.com/what-is-and-isnt-allowed-during-illinois-stay-at-home-order/6032427/
— LIGHTFOOT: “If you violate this order, there will be consequences.”
https://abc7chicago.com/health/if-you-violate-this-order-there-will-be-consequences-lightfoot-orders-sick-to-stay-home/6030935/

NBC5
— Illinois Governor Issues Stay-at-Home Order The order is expected to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and continue until the end of April 7
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-governor-expected-to-issue-stay-at-home-order-sources/2241118/
— What You Can and Cannot Do During a Stay-at-Home or Shelter-in-Place Order Yes, you can leave your home, but only for certain reasons
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-you-can-and-cannot-do-during-a-stay-at-home-or-shelter-in-place-order/2241024/
— Oak Park Shelter-in-Place: Where Residents Can and Can’t Go Under Coronavirus Order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/oak-park-shelter-in-place-where-residents-can-and-cant-go-under-coronavirus-order/2240195/
— See Who’d Be Eligible for Checks Under Senate GOP Plan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/see-whod-be-eligible-for-checks-under-senate-gop-plan/2240971/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How much liberty do we want to give up as government fights deadly coronavirus? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-stay-at-home-kass-20200321-ynaydntqfzd45pc36yubxjqhnu-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker issues order requiring residents to ‘stay at home’ starting Saturday – DAN PETRELLA, GREGORY PRATT, STACY ST. CLAIR, JAMIE MUNKS and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-shelter-in-place-lockdown-order-20200320-teedakbfw5gvdgmnaxlel54hau-story.html
— President Trump angrily defends his handling of coronavirus pandemic – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-coronavirus-20200320-sriqox5izze55e2clj5dwuvt2a-story.html
— Dow drops more than 900 points, ending stocks’ worst week since 2008 – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-dow-market-drop-20200320-vunspniisvbkxfdfb3gptre2ea-story.html
— OUTRAGEOUS: Low-risk inmates begin exiting Cook County Jail amid coronavirus threat – MEGAN CREPEAU and ANNIE SWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-coronavirus-cook-county-jail-releases-20200320-6f2fctcjynekbdnj2p5zj7til4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s mixed messages about the coronavirus pandemic aren’t helping.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-coronavirus-china-page-20200320-yupze7q5grektfx4qukq2jmt34-story.html
— ‘Accept it’: 3 states now ordering 70 million people to stay in their homes over coronavirus threat – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-united-states-updates-20200320-uzzuums7mnfl3n4fcpgllbcuou-story.html
— The coronavirus lockdown arrives in Illinois: We can do this – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-shelter-in-place-order-20200320-inqnhjbnnfgejmm66i45zcmigm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Prosecution of narcotics, cannabis cases halted in Cook County during COVID-19 crisis First Assistant State’s Attorney Joe Magats sent a letter Thursday to First Deputy Supt. Anthony Riccio of the Chicago Police Department, telling him that because of an Illinois State Police directive suspending lab testing of narcotics , the prosecutor’s office was left with “no good faith basis to proceed with these cases.” – Rachel Hinton and Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/20/21188133/prosecution-narcotics-cannabis-cases-halted-cook-county-covid-19-coronavirus-foxx
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use coronavirus to push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/20/21188860/cannabis-marijuana-pot-tax-revenue-downstate-drug-stores-pharmacies-coronavirus-mendoza
— Primary vote counting in city stalled by coronavirus, but election officials expect it ‘should be just fine’ The board is closing up shop starting Friday and suspending the non-essential operations as the office tries to navigate coronavirus guidelines, board spokesman Jim Allen said. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: What is the status of mail-in ballot vote counting in DuPage County?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/20/21188709/primary-vote-counting-city-stalled-coronavirus-election-officials-primary-certification

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker: Illinoisans must shelter in place The governor has been hinting for days that some rule directing everyone statewide to stay at home except for essential visits to doctors, grocery stores and the like would be implemented. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-illinoisans-must-shelter-placee
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers use coronavirus to push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/coronavirus-boosts-weed-demand
— Southwest cancels Midway flights
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/southwest-cancels-midway-flights

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s call with governors shows confusion in US virus fight.”
https://herald-review.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/trump-s-call-with-governors-shows-confusion-in-us-virus/article_810fe7b3-0a7b-5ac3-8c65-d7fab6023ab4.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Virus fears may have cut local turnout in half – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: What are the demographics of those who did not vote because of virus fears?)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200318/virus-fears-may-have-cut-local-turnout-in-half

SUBURBAN LIFE
— ‘We are all in this together’ Local leaders support Pritzker’s shelter-in-place order – BOB RAKOW
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/20/we-are-all-in-this-together-local-leaders-support-pritzkers-shelter-in-place-order/aye36zr/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some communities are already following many of the parameters set forth in the executive order. “We have reviewed the governor’s stay-at-home, social distancing and essential businesses and operations executive order effective from March 21 through April 7 and have determined that the way we are currently operating is within the parameters of the executive order,” Wheaton officials said in a statement. “We will continue to keep city facilities with limited access from the public to ensure we can provide essential city services while protecting the health of our employees and residents.”)

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Coronavirus In Chicago: Schools Being Shut For Longer Shows COVID-19 Crisis Will Take Months To Handle The city and state have taken drastic action to stop coronavirus — but it could still be weeks or even months before cases slow down. – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/20/coronavirus-in-chicago-schools-being-shut-for-longer-shows-covid-19-crisis-will-take-months-to-handle/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Adult use cannabis dispensaries considered essential business – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/governors-shelter-in-place-executive-order-adult-use-cannabis-dispensaries-considered-essential-business/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHAT IS CONSIDERED “ESSENTIAL” DURING PRITZKER’S “SHELTER-IN-PLACE” ORDER?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/what-is-considered-essential-during-pritzkers-shelter-in-place-order.html

CAPITOL FAX
— IDPH predicts Illinois will have 3,400 COVID-19 cases a week from now
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/20/idph-predicts-illinois-will-have-3400-covid-19-cases-a-week-from-now/
— Medical-related shortages are deeply worrying providers
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/20/medical-related-shortages-are-deeply-worrying-providers/
— California, New York governors issue stay at home orders
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/20/california-new-york-governors-issue-stay-at-home-orders/
— Pritzker: Stay at home starting tomorrow at 5; Orders municipalities to halt evictions; Postpones school reopening to April 8; Chicago closes parks & libraries; Governor addresses rumors
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/20/pritzker-stay-at-home-starting-tomorrow-at-5/
— Hold on tight because the economy is in for a very rough ride
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/20/hold-on-tight-because-the-economy-is-in-for-a-very-rough-ride/
— Executive Order now online
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/20/executive-order-now-online/
— I’ll cover the governor’s press conferences over the weekend, but I’m going to try and limit other coverage because… whew. Nobody told me there’d be days like these… (DIERSEN: You can count on getting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening NO MATTER WHAT.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/20/reader-comments-closed-for-the-weekend-487/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Mike Rowe warns of media’s bad coronavirus medicine: ‘Frenzied’ facts, ‘drama’ without context – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/20/mike-rowe-warns-of-medias-bad-coronavirus-medicine/
— Trump rips coronavirus ‘sensationalism’ by media: ‘The American people are looking for answers’ – Douglas Ernst 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/20/trump-rips-coronavirus-sensationalism-by-media-the/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Hire American: Halt to immigrant hiring sought during virus crisis – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/hire-american-halt-to-immigrant-hiring-sought-during-virus-crisis
— Stop taking Trump’s bait – Tiana Lowe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/stop-taking-trumps-bait
— Of course coronavirus response is becoming less polarized – Tiana Lowe 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/of-course-coronavirus-response-is-becoming-less-polarized
— Fox News host Laura Ingraham calls for ‘all immigration’ into US to stop during coronavirus crisis – Andrew Mark Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fox-news-host-laura-ingraham-calls-for-all-immigration-into-us-to-stop-during-coronavirus-crisis

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Be Smart: How the Mainstream Media Sweep Their Mistakes Under the Rug
https://freebeacon.com/media/be-smart-how-the-mainstream-media-sweep-their-mistakes-under-the-rug/

GOPUSA
— Is This The Dumbest Generation Yet?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86366
— Are Americans All-In For A Long Coronavirus War?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86401

BREITBART
— A Mere 8 Days Ago Joe Biden Was Still Attacking Trump’s Travel Bans – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/20/nolte-mere-8-days-ago-joe-biden-still-attacking-trumps-travel-bans/
— US faces herculean task bringing back citizens in pandemic _AFP
https://www.breitbart.com/news/us-faces-herculean-task-bringing-back-citizens-in-pandemic/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Corrupt MSM Defends Red China, Attacks Trump
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32170

DAILY CALLER
— The Trillion-Dollar Bailout May Change Our Politics Forever – NEIL PATELNEIL PATEL
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/20/patel-trillion-dollar-bailout-may-change-politics-forever/
— Trudeau Says Canada Will Start Sending Back Illegal Border Crossers – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/20/trudeau-canada-sending-illegal-border-crossers/
— ‘You’re A Terrible Reporter’: Trump Flips Out At NBC Reporter’s Questions – ANDERS HAGSTROM
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/20/trump-nbc-peter-alexander-questions-coronavirus/

FEDERALIST
— While Stephen Colbert Argues ‘Chinese Virus’ Is Racist, Let’s Revisit His Jokes About Asians – Emily Jashinsky
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/20/while-stephen-colbert-argues-chinese-virus-is-racist-lets-revisit-his-jokes-about-asians/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Coronavirus Is More Fodder for Chinese Propaganda – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-outbreak-china-propaganda/#slide-1

THE HILL
— Illinois governor announces shelter in place order – J. EDWARD MORENO 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/488669-illinois-to-issue-shelter-in-place-order-report
— Pence staffer tests positive for coronavirus – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488744-pence-staffer-tests-positive-for-coronavirus

POLITICO
— Trump drops his coronavirus media detente Until Thursday, the president had remained mostly cordial with the press. – CAITLIN OPRYSKO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/19/trump-media-coronavirus-137692

CNN
— Cuomo mandates all non-essential New York workers to stay home – Veronica Stracqualursi
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/politics/new-york-workforce-stay-home/index.html
— US tax filing deadline moved to July 15 – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/politics/steven-mnuchin-tax-day-july-15/index.html
— Trump administration limits non-essential travel between US and Mexico – Priscilla Alvarez, Betsy Klein and Jennifer Hansler
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/politics/us-mexico-border/index.html
— Millions of Americans are suddenly working from home. That’s a huge security risk – Brian Fung and Alex Marquardt
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/tech/telework-security/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— This Is the Stimulus We Need Right Now. It’s Not $1,000 for Every American. The administration and Congress must act — but wisely. The place to start is the overwhelmed health care system. – Reed Hundt
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/opinion/coronavirus-stimulus.html
— One After Another, States Are Ordering Residents to Mostly Stay Indoors
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/world/coronavirus-news-usa-world.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Illinois, California, Florida and New York increase restrictions because of coronavirus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/20/coronavirus-latest-news/
— New York workers told to stay home to slow coronavirus; U.S.-Mexico border closing to most travel – Siobhán O’Grady, Rick Noack, Marisa Iati, Alex Horton, Miriam Berger and Katie Mettler
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/20/coronavirus-latest-news/
— U.S. markets wrap up worst week since the 2008 financial crisis The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq exchange early gains for steep losses as investors try to fathom where the coronavirus will eventually leave the U.S. economy – Thomas Heath and Taylor Telford 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/20/stocks-markets-today-coronavirus/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump halts most traffic on U.S. border with Mexico – ELI STOKOLS, KATE LINTHICUM, MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-03-20/trump-coronavirus-mexico-border

BLOOMBERG
— Virus Payments May Take Months, Not Weeks, to Hit Bank Accounts – Laura Davison
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-20/virus-payments-may-take-months-not-weeks-to-hit-bank-accounts

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Attempts To Rewrite The Failings Of U.S. Virus Response.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephaniesarkis/2020/03/20/trump-attempts-to-rewrite-the-failings-of-us-virus-response/?ss=leadership-strategy#272f364a6944

NEWSWEEK
— IF 55% OF AMERICANS ARE OKAY WITH HOW TRUMP IS HANDLING CORONAVIRUS WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE ONLINE IN A RAGE? – KELLY WYNNE 
https://www.newsweek.com/if-55-americans-are-okay-how-trump-handling-coronavirus-why-are-so-many-people-online-rage-1493428
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “BOTH JOE BIDEN AND BERNIE SANDERS WOULD BEAT DONALD TRUMP IN A GENERAL ELECTION.”
https://www.newsweek.com/both-joe-biden-bernie-sanders-would-beat-donald-trump-general-election-new-poll-shows-1493436

WASHINGTONIAN
— Democrats Have Imploded on Holding Trump Accountable – BENJAMIN WOFFORD (DIERSEN: Who holds you accountable and for what? My critics/opponents hold me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails accountable for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.) 
https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/03/20/democrats-have-imploded-on-holding-trump-accountable/

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— How Common Is Unethical Behavior in U.S. Organizations? – Zorana Ivcevic, Jochen I. Menges, and Anna Miller (DIERSEN: Some of my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government were unhappy that they were unethically forced by Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://hbr.org/2020/03/how-common-is-unethical-behavior-in-u-s-organizations

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— NBC News Employee Dies After Testing Positive for Coronavirus – Erik Ortiz
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/nbc-news-employee-dies-after-testing-positive-for-coronavirus/
— News Organizations Drop Paywall for Coronavirus Information – David Bauder 
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/news-organizations-drop-paywall-for-coronavirus-information/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Many Still Going to the Office Despite Coronavirus Threat
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/coronavirus/many_still_going_to_the_office_despite_coronavirus_threat

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SPLC promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/03/20/splc-responds-trumps-racist-and-xenophobic-attacks-asians

LA PROGRESSIVE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How Trump Follows in Hitler’s Footsteps.”
https://www.laprogressive.com/trump-follows-hitler/

March 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois Update: COVID-19 cases rise to 288, including 42 at Willowbrook nursing home – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-rise-to-288-including-1-death/6023928/
— Oak Park residents ordered to shelter in place for 2 weeks amid COVID-19 outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/health/oak-park-residents-ordered-to-shelter-in-place-amid-covid-19-outbreak/6025952/
— Markets plunge again, Dow closes down more than 1,300 points – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/markets-plunge-again-dow-closes-down-more-than-1300-points/6024393/
— President Trump signs coronavirus aid package with paid sick leave – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-signs-coronavirus-aid-package-with-paid-sick-leave-/6024211/

NBC5
— Nearly 400 Flights Canceled at Midway as Air Traffic Control Tower Remains Closed The tower was closed after three technicians tested positive for coronavirus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/nearly-400-flights-canceled-at-midway-as-air-traffic-control-tower-remains-closed/2239962/
— Delta Grounding Half Its Fleet, 10,000 Taking Unpaid Leave The White House is supporting $50 billion in loan help to airlines, but so far it’s not going along with an industry request for cash grants – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/delta-grounding-half-fleet-employees-unpaid-leave/2239953/
— Coronavirus Layoffs Spark Surge in State Jobless Claims The U.N.’s International Labor Organization estimates that fallout from the coronavirus outbreak could lead to nearly 25 million job losses worldwide and drain up to $3.4 trillion worth of income by the end of this year – David A. Lieb
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-layoffs-spark-surge-state-unemployment-claims/2239762/

CBS2
— Chicago Voter Turnout Down From The 2018 Primary Election
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/18/chicago-voter-turnout-down-from-the-2018-primary-election/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— President Trump signs coronavirus relief package, as Congress eyes larger economic stimulus – Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Andrew Taylor
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-signs-coronavirus-relief-package-as-congress-eyes-larger-economic-stimulus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Officials report 46 people from DuPage nursing home have tested positive for coronavirus as Illinois cases spike to 288 – ALICE FABBRE, ROBERT MCCOPPIN, JAMIE MUNKS, DAN PETRELLA, STACY ST. CLAIR, ELYSSA CHERNEY, GREGORY PRATT and MORGAN GREENE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-20200319-eg25ma4anjgyvfzr22nedcdobm-story.html
— Gun stores place limits on ammo, extend business hours as demand spikes on coronavirus concerns – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-gun-purchases-ammo-20200318-emc53brliragvofwa4ydowij3a-story.html
— ‘Very real possibility’ that Illinois school shutdown will be extended as coronavirus cases nearly double overnight – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-schools-closed-how-long-20200318-jrpng7mx55aibanox7zypguow4-story.html
— How Illinois hospitals are preparing for a flood of COVID-19 patients – LISA SCHENCKER and DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-covid-hospitals-illinois-chicago-20200318-n5vnqva3sng2jnxzgmmljkyybm-story.html
— It’s up to all of us: How Chicagoans can avoid a shelter-in-place edict – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-shelter-in-place-chicago-20200318-lirtbcns2zdfxbqehhx4fhqqy4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Suburban voters give thumbs up to recreational weed sales in their hometowns – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/18/21185654/recreational-weed-illinois-naperville-cicero-rosemont-vote-referendum
— Illinois coronavirus case tally jumps to 288: You could be next, governor says The state reported 128 new cases Wednesday, the biggest increase in patients since the outbreak began. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/18/21185717/illinois-coronavirus-cases-288-march-18
— Election Night also served as test of Pritzker’s and Lightfoot’s political might Chicago’s mayor played an active role in five legislative races, and won four. The Democratic governor saw wins in all seven races he supported. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/18/21185972/election-night-2020-primary-pritzker-lightfoot-foxx-delgado-croke

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage clerk ‘very pleased’ with how the election went – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200318/dupage-clerk-very-pleased-with-how-the-election-went
— Ives coasts to easy win for chance to face Casten in 6th District – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/ives-coasts-to-easy-win-for-chance-to-face-casten-in-6th-district
— Ward defeats Goncher in state Senate 25 GOP primary – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/ward-defeats-goncher-in-state-senate-25-gop-primary
— Camerer secures GOP nod in 45th Illinois House District – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/camerer-secures-gop-nod-in-45th-illinois-house-district
— Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Gurnee Mills among malls closing tonight – Rob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200318/woodfield-mall-in-schaumburg-gurnee-mills-among-malls-closing-tonight
— Curran knows he’s an underdog against Durbin — but voters “like the underdog” – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200318/curran-knows-hes-an-underdog-against-durbin-x2014-but-voters-x201clike-the-underdogx201d-
— Cancellations continue at Midway; no word on tower reopening – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200318/cancellations-continue-at-midway-no-word-on-tower-reopening

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Big automakers shutter factories That includes Ford’s massive Torrence Avenue assembly campus. – MICHAEL MARTINEZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/big-automakers-shutter-factories
— State unemployment claims skyrocket With service workers’ jobs hit hard by the effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, 41,000 Illinoisans file for jobless benefits in just two days. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/state-unemployment-claims-skyrocket
— Abbott ramps up production of new COVID-19 test The North Chicago medical device maker is in the process of shipping 150,000 tests to U.S. customers, with plans to deploy 1 million tests per week. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/abbott-ramps-production-new-covid-19-test
— Hospitality downturn threatens nearly 70,000 low-income Chicagoans A complete statewide ban of in-person dining at Illinois’ restaurants and bars along with plummeting hotel occupancies threaten thousands of Chicagoans who live near the poverty line. – DALTON BARKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/hospitality-downturn-threatens-nearly-70000-low-income-chicagoans
— Park Hyatt Chicago, Peninsula hotels close amid COVID fears The luxury properties could be the first of many hotels to close their doors as the pandemic wreaks havoc on the hospitality sector. – DANNY ECKER 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/park-hyatt-chicago-peninsula-hotels-close-amid-covid-fears

WTTW
— Sean Casten on Confronting COVID-19 and His Conservative Challenger – Nick Blumberg 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/18/sean-casten-confronting-covid-19-and-his-conservative-challenger

NPR ILLINOIS
— Turnout Down As Coronavirus Stalks Illinois Primary – BRIAN MACKEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/turnout-down-coronavirus-stalks-illinois-primary#stream/0
— Coronavirus Crisis: Still Dividing Americans More Than Uniting Them? – RON ELVING 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/coronavirus-crisis-still-dividing-americans-more-uniting-them#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The mainstream media is desperate to turn the coronavirus scare into President Donald Trump’s Hurricane Katrina,” wrote Guillette. “It means they’re motivated to overhype this story.” President George W. Bush’s response to the 2005 storm has been widely criticized. . .But what Trump faces today is a far more generalized sense that the government has been slow to respond even in the face of an obvious danger. Indeed, the NPR/PBS/Marist poll found more Americans disapprove of the president’s handling of the pandemic than approve by a 49%-44% margin.)

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Prochaska wins Republican seat for Kendall County Circuit Clerk – KATIE FINLON
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/03/17/prochaska-wins-republican-seat-for-kendall-county-circuit-clerk/ar4ngyx/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Emergency Management Act – Political activities prohibited – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-emergency-management-act-political-activities-prohibited/
— Executive Order overreach – We nailed it! – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/executive-order-overreach-we-nailed-it/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JOE WALSH PULLS DEMOCRAT BALLOT FOR BIDEN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/former-republican-congressman-pulls-democrat-ballot-for-biden.html
— DI LEO: ARE WE RETREATING FROM THE US CONSTITUTION AT BREAKNECK SPEED?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/retreating-at-breakneck-speed.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: “These numbers will get much worse in Illinois before they will get better”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/pritzker-these-numbers-will-get-much-worse-in-illinois-before-they-will-get-better/
— Here are the details of Oak Park’s “shelter in place” order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/here-are-the-details-of-oak-parks-shelter-in-place-order/
— 41,000 unemployment insurance claims filed in Illinois over past two days
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/41000-unemployment-insurance-claims-filed-in-illinois-over-past-two-days/
— House cancels session next week, extends committee deadline, will caucus by phone
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/house-cancels-session-next-week-extends-committee-deadline-will-caucus-by-phone/
— Congressional roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/congressional-roundup-17/

GOPUSA
— Media Bash Trump, Praise China Over Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86294
— America, Coronavirus And The Coming Soldiers In The Streets
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86258
— U.S. Reliance On Chinese Drugmakers Sparks Concern
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86279

BREITBART
— Dark Money Progressive Groups Spending Millions to Politicize Coronavirus, Spread Fear – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/18/dark-money-progressive-groups-spending-millions-to-politicize-coronavirus-spread-fear/

CNS NEWS
— Crisis Socialism: No Bailouts for Open Borders Globalists! – Michelle Malkin
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/michelle-malkin/michelle-malkin-crisis-socialism-no-bailouts-open-borders-globalists

DAILY CALLER
— Gun Sales Soar
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/gun-sales-soar/
— Immigration Offices Closed To The Public, Interviews Canceled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/uscis-cancels-interviews-ceremonies-coronavirus/
— CPAC Coronavirus Coverage Exposes Media Bias – CHARLIE KIRK
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/kirk-cpac-coronavirus-coverage-exposes-media-bias/
— Trump Administration Suspends Refugee Program During Coronavirus Outbreak – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/us-suspends-refugee-admissions-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Not Just Pro-Choicers But Hard Left Beat Dem Rep. Lipinski – John Gizzi (DIERSEN: Which groups are coalesced against you? The following groups are coalesced against me: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-pension recipients, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/marie-newman-dan-lipinski-illinois-democrat/2020/03/18/id/958922/

TOWNHALL
— Despite Being the Presumptive Nominee, Biden Keeps Sliding Left – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/03/18/analysis-despite-being-the-presumptive-nominee-biden-keeps-sliding-left-n2565032
— White House Briefing Room Filled with Partisan Questions – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/03/18/potus-wrecks-china-for-expelling-journos-n2565223

FEDERALIST
— Amid National Emergency, Federal Agencies Lecture Americans About Wuhan Virus ‘Stigma’ Chasing the phantom of ‘coronavirus stigma’ is nothing more than tiresome virtue-signaling. It’s also a wasteful diversion of our tax dollars. – Laura Baxter
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/18/amid-national-emergency-federal-agencies-lecture-americans-about-wuhan-virus-stigma/

PJ MEDIA
— China Did This, and Saying So Isn’t Racist – JIM TREACHER 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/china-did-this-and-saying-so-isnt-racist/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Reporters Scoff at Trump’s Credibility, Leadership During Virus Presser – Kristine Marsh
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2020/03/18/reporters-scoff-trumps-credibility-leadership-during-virus

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— The Tyranny of the Marginalized – Arthur Milikh (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to marginalize you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/the-tyranny-the-marginalized

THE HILL
— Trump invokes Defense Production Act as coronavirus response – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488226-trump-invokes-defense-production-act-as-coronavirus-response

POLITICO
— The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending – MELANIE ZANONA
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/huddle/2020/03/18/the-gop-embraces-massive-stimulus-spending-488618

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Outrage Spurs China’s Internet Police to Action Online enforcers are dragging in hundreds for questioning as an assault on online speech continues. They are a sign of how Beijing has given censors a more punitive role. – Paul Mozur
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/business/china-coronavirus-internet-police.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote pandemic panic.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/opinion/war-crononavirus-trump-production.html

— Layoffs Are Just Starting, and the Forecasts Are Bleak Shutdowns in the U.S. retail and hospitality businesses may be an early sign of the job losses that the coronavirus outbreak will inflict on the economy. – Ben Casselman, Sapna Maheshwari and David Yaffe-Bellany
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/business/economy/coronavirus-layoffs.html

— The Workers Who Face the Greatest Coronavirus Risk – Lazaro Gamio
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/15/business/economy/coronavirus-worker-risk.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s $1 trillion stimulus is a gamble for reelection — and a sea change for Republicans once opposed to bailouts – Robert Costa and 
Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-economic-stimulus-reelection-bailout/2020/03/18/280a1a12-6947-11ea-9923-57073adce27c_story.html
— White House coronavirus plan aims to send $2,000 to many Americans, includes $300 billion for small businesses Talks remain fluid, but discussions with Congress are intensifying as virus fallout worsens – Erica Werner and Jeff Stein 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/18/trump-coronavirus-economic-plan/
— Trump’s coronavirus plan includes industry bailouts that Republicans once opposed Airlines, hotels, cruise companies and others are pleading for government help, but the White House hasn’t said where it might draw the line – 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/18/trump-coronavirus-plan-bailouts/
— ICE to stop most immigration enforcement inside United States, will focus on criminals during coronavirus outbreak – Maria Sacchetti and 
Arelis R. Hernández
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ice-halting-most-immigration-enforcement/2020/03/18/d0516228-696c-11ea-abef-020f086a3fab_story.html

USA TODAY
— We need the American people’s help to fight coronavirus now – Mike Pence
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/18/coronavirus-mike-pence-how-to-fight-covid-19-2-weeks-column/5070209002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Gives Employees Extra $1,000 and Good Reviews Amid Coronavirus The social-media giant also plans to provide $100 million in cash and advertising credits to small businesses – Deepa Seetharaman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-gives-employees-extra-1-000-and-good-reviews-amid-coronavirus-11584464623

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Don’t Let Trump Off the Hook for the Coronavirus Crisis.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/156961/dont-let-trump-off-hook-coronavirus-crisis

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 26% See Panicked Overreaction
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/americans_favor_travel_ban_school_closures_but_26_see_panicked_overreaction

February 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump unleashes fury at impeachment enemies after acquittal – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-unleashes-fury-at-impeachment-enemies-after-acquittal/5908053/
— Former legislative inspector general claims Ethics Commission squashed investigations into wrongdoing – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/former-legislative-inspector-general-claims-ethics-commission-squashed-investigations/5909318/

NBC5
— DNC Chair Calls for ‘Recanvass’ of Iowa Results After Delays – Steve Peoples, Julie Pace and Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/dem-chair-calls-for-iowa-to-recanvass-caucus-vote/2214319/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— AP unable to declare winner of Iowa caucuses – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/ap-unable-to-declare-winner-of-iowa-caucuses

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump takes scorched-earth victory lap after impeachment acquittal, slamming Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-donald-trump-impeachment-20200206-5jepwvagkzebvpukhl3ffwlnv4-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A marijuana dispensary wants to open on Randolph Street, near Haymarket’s addiction treatment center. ‘This will trigger patients to relapse.’ – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-west-loop-legal-weed-dispute-20200206-3kzuflitzbhp7jg6udyoop6jyy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Black Trump-haters promote Black hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-donald-trump-state-of-the-union-blacks-20200206-pgqc5lavjbdl7gapli5gfphh7i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin’s dominance doesn’t deter Illinois GOP Senate candidates Five candidates are running for a shot against longtime Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/2/6/21127151/gop-senator-candidates-illinois-republicans
— Iowa app mess offers lessons to Democrats The Iowa caucus was a disaster because the Democratic Party made the same mistake many banks make. Will they learn from it? – Neil Steinberg 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/6/21126319/iowa-caucuses-app-results-delay-voting-democratic-presidential-primary-steinberg

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County College investigating after Turning Point event flyers replaced with Antifa posters – Katie Smith, Drew Zimmerman, Cassie Buchman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/mchenry-county-college-investigating-after-turning-point-event-flyers-replaced-with-antifa-posters
— McHenry County lawmakers, candidates call for resignation, investigation into allegations against Franks – Drew Zimmerman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/mchenry-county-lawmakers-candidates-call-for-resignation-investigation-into-allegations-against-franks
— DuPage opioid deaths decrease by 2, but coroner still calls numbers ‘not good’ – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/dupage-opioid-deaths-decrease-by-2-but-coroner-still-calls-numbers-not-good
— GOP Senate candidates generally support gun rights, oppose new restrictions – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/gop-senate-candidates-generally-support-gun-rights-oppose-new-restrictions
— How Hinsdale students booked all 5 GOP Senate candidates for forum – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 and 1/2 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200+ attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/how-hinsdale-students-booked-all-5-gop-senate-candidates-for-forum

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Sen. Duckworth not in support of Pelosi ripping up Trump’s SOTU speech – Sarah Hayden
https://qctimes.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/sen-duckworth-not-in-support-of-pelosi-ripping-up-trump/article_1e2acd6d-053b-5eaf-820f-55886adf951e.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Early voting begins in wake of caucus chaos, impeachment drama – Kevin Haas
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200206/early-voting-begins-in-wake-of-caucus-chaos-impeachment-drama

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Anti-fascist, conservative flyers linked to McHenry County College investigation – KATIE SMITH, DREW ZIMMERMAN, CASSIE BUCHMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/02/06/anti-fascist-conservative-flyers-linked-to-mchenry-county-college-investigation/ai7pb36/

HERALD NEWS
— Crete pro-Trump rally organizers defend against allegations of holding anti-LGBTQ event – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: This rally was held at the northeast corner of Main & Exchange in Crete where I spent the first 5 years of my life in an apartment above my grandfather’s hardware store.)
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/02/04/crete-pro-trump-rally-organizers-defend-against-allegations-of-holding-anti-lgbtq-event/aompcju/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The organizers of a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Crete last Saturday have been defending themselves against allegations that their event was anti-LGBTQ. Brandon Harris, an organizer from Joliet, said about 100 people attended the rally. He added that some community members made critical comments on social media about one attendee’s rainbow-colored flag which read, “Trump 2020. (Expletive) your feelings.” Harris is the executive director of Freedom Movement USA, a political action committee that has organized multiple rallies like the one in Crete around the Midwest and specifically in Will County, in the weeks since Trump was impeached. Harris said the criticism was a misunderstanding and that the attendee’s flag was not intended to be anti-LGBTQ, but simply supportive of Trump. “We support gay men and women,” he said. “We support good people who have conservative values.” Brandon Perry, 23, a Beecher native, said he was the attendee who brought the flag. He said he purchased a pro-Trump rainbow flag because he is gay. “I wanted people to see that gay people do support the president,” Perry said. Harris also said he’s worked with conservative activists who identify as LGBTQ within his organization. He said Freedom Movement USA even partnered with the Log Cabin Republicans of Illinois, a conservative group focused on LGBTQ inclusivity. Ethan Slyder, the president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Illinois, voiced support for Harris and his organization via a statement saying they’ve treated those of every race, gender, creed and sexual orientation “with the utmost respect.” Harris said he and his fellow organizers also had heard concerns from locals on social media about the rally taking place at the intersection of Main and Exchange streets near the Crete United Methodist Church. Amy Perez, a resident of nearby Steger who also helped organize the rally, said she’d seen the backlash on social media, including concerns that the rally happened near the church. She said she wanted to make sure the public understood the rally was not a church event. That was also the concern of Rev. Kristen Larsen, the lead pastor at Crete United Methodist. She said she’d heard anecdotally in the days after the rally that some community members were wondering whether it was a church event. “We didn’t know anything about this,” Larsen said. Perez added that while the reaction was not quite what she’d expected, their primary goal was to “unite the people of the town.”)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Wins with Sue Rezin Not Earning Elise Stefanik PAC Backing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-jim-oberweis-wins-with-sue-rezin-not-earning-elise-stefanik-pac-backing/ 
— Weber Chides Madigan for Releasing Jack Franks Search Warrant
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/__trashed/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases 2nd Video with Lou Holtz
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-2nd-video-with-lou-holtz/ 
— Illinois 66th District: Carolyn Schofield Rolls Out Additional Endorsements
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/illinois-66th-district-carolyn-schofield-rolls-out-additional-endorsements/ 
— Effective Tax Rates Remain High in McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/effective-tax-rates-remain-high-in-mchenry-county/ 
— IL-14: Anthony Catella’s Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-anthony-catellas-speech/ 
— Investigation of Jack Franks’ Extracurricular Springfield Activity Reaches Quincy Television
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/investigation-of-jack-franks-extrcurricular-springfield-activity-reaches-quincy-television/ 
— Franks’ Host Committee Co-Chairman’s Criminal Trial Delayed Until Next Year
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/franks-host-committee-co-chairmans-criminal-trial-delayed-until-next-year/ 
— Franks Sexual Misconduct Charges Make Channel 5
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/05/franks-sexual-charges-make-channel-5/
— IL-14: Ives Checks (as in Hockey) “Fact Checking” PolitiFact
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-ives-checks-as-in-hockey-fact-checking-politifact/ 
— Daily Herald Decides to Cover Call for Jack Franks to Resign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/daily-herald-decides-to-cover-call-for-jack-franks-to-resign/ 
— Despite No Decision in Justin Hanson Petition Challenge, His Name Is On the Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/despite-no-decision-in-justin-hanson-petition-challenge-his-name-is-on-the-ballot/ 
— Don Brewer Stays on Ballot for Judge Despite Democrats Efforts to Toss Him Off
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/don-brewer-stays-on-ballot-for-judge-despite-democrats-efforts-to-toss-him-off/

CAPITOL FAX
— Asked about Madigan, McSweeney blasts GOP leaders: “Schneider is a joke, Durkin and Brady are clowns”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/06/asked-about-madigan-mcsweeney-blasts-gop-leaders-schneider-is-a-joke-durkin-and-brady-are-clowns/
— Richard Porter’s latest idea is a doozy
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/06/porters-latest-idea-is-a-doozy/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Nancy Pelosi pre-ripped pages during SOTU speech, Trump campaign says – Jessica Chasmar 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/6/nancy-pelosi-pre-ripped-pages-during-sotu-speech-t/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— ‘Enough is Enough’: DNC Chair Calls on Iowa Dems to ‘Immediately Begin a Recanvass’ Due to Botched Vote Count – ZACHARY EVANS
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/enough-is-enough-dnc-chair-calls-on-iowa-dems-to-immediately-begin-a-recanvass-due-to-botched-vote-count/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See A Stronger America, Optimistic About Future
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/america_s_best_days

February 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago cannabis fair connects residents with resources to benefit from recreational marijuana – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/business/chicago-connects-residents-with-recreational-weed-resources/5897527/
— Democratic presidential candidates pledge unity weekend before 2020 Iowa caucuses – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/democratic-candidates-pledge-unity-on-eve-of-iowa-caucuses/5897394/

WBBM 780
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot, Cannabis Industry Leaders Push For Diversity At First-Ever Cannabis Resource Fair – ARIEL PARRELLA-AURELI
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/lightfoot-pushes-for-diversity-in-cannabis-industry-at-fair

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Illinois state representative Jack Franks suspected of sexual misconduct; state police execute search warrant at House speaker’s Capitol office – Javonte Anderson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-former-illinois-state-rep-accused-sexual-harassment-20200201-4xflsab6cfcjzma4e6j5srlpqy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/2/1/21118494/cannabis-resource-fair-marijuana-industry-uic-forum-nonprofit

DAILY HERALD
— ‘I think I’ll beat Trump … I’m kidding,’ former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh says as he woos Iowans – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200201/i-think-ill-beat-trump–im-kidding-former-us-rep-joe-walsh-says-as-he-woos-iowans

HERALD & REVIEW & BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Should Illinois split from Chicago? These residents are gathering signatures
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/should-illinois-split-from-chicago-these-residents-are-gathering-signatures/article_05dd3015-12f4-5113-a887-009a24afeec3.html
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/should-illinois-split-from-chicago-these-residents-are-gathering-signatures/article_961a1ce4-3c36-5aab-8e70-c01e314a8f26.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— County Democrats no longer resting on their Laurel – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-county-democrats-no-longer-resting-on-their-laurel/article_73a42338-25f9-5ed1-a228-8c3ebfd99249.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump, Bloomberg escalate 2020 ad war with $11 million Super Bowl spots – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/trump-bloomberg-escalate-2020-ad-war-with-11-million-super-bowl-spots

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Craig Wilcox Calls for Probe of “Disturbing” Allegations
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/01/craig-wilcox-calls-for-probe-of-discusting-allegations/ 
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Must Lead and Convince Jack Franks to Resign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/01/il-14-lauren-underwood-must-lead-and-convince-jack-franks-to-resign/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— McHenry County Chairman Jacks Franks issued Cease and Desist Letter to County Auditor – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/mchenry-county-chairman-jacks-franks-issued-cease-and-desist-letter-to-county-auditor/
— State Police looking into alleged sexual crimes of Jack Franks, McHenry County Board Chairman – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/state-police-looking-into-alleged-sexual-crimes-of-jack-franks-mchenry-county-board-chairman/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Our own people are out of work’: Bernie Sanders once railed against Vermont guest workers from Jamaica – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/our-own-people-are-out-of-work-sanders-once-railed-against-vermont-guest-workers-from-jamaica

BREITBART
— Mike Bloomberg Offers ’60 Million’ Latinos: $15 Per Hour Plus Mass Migration – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/02/01/mike-bloombergs-offer-60-million-latinos-15-per-hour-plus-mass-migration/
— ‘America and Britain Unite!’ Britons Celebrate Brexit and Future Alliance with Trump – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/02/01/exclusive-video-america-and-britain-unite-britons-celebrate-brexit-and-future-alliance-with-trump/
— Mike Pence to Charlie Kirk: Democrat Party ‘Seems Overtaken by Left-Wing Radicals’ – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/02/01/mike-pence-to-charlie-kirk-democrat-party-seems-overtaken-by-left-wing-radicals/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Out Of The Political Closet’: Bill Kristol Says He’s A Democrat Now. Twitter Reactions Pull No Punches – SCOTT MOREFIELD (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat is to be 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.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/01/bill-kristol-democrat-twitter/

WASHINGTON POST
— Senate investigators interview IRS whistleblower about alleged interference with Trump or Pence audit – Jeff Stein and Erica Werner 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/31/irs-whistleblower-trump-pence-audit/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s GOP Challengers Try to Catch Voters’ Attention Walsh, Weld make their cases in Iowa; ‘You probably won’t caucus for me. It’s great to be here’ – Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-gop-challengers-try-to-catch-voters-attention-11580588335

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Conservative LGBT group denied a spot at Texas GOP convention – Taylor Goldenstein (DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ activity is to reject the traditional family plank in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Conservative-LGBT-group-denied-a-spot-at-Texas-15023004.php

FORBES
— How Companies Can Make The Workplace Better – Ashira Prossack
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashiraprossack1/2020/01/31/how-companies-can-make-the-workplace-better/

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-01/legalization-news-ex-cons-offered-perks-to-start-businesses

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker to address Equality Illinois 2020 Gala (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity in Illinois have the power to destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government in Illinois that they want to.)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Mayor-Lightfoot-Gov-Pritzker-to-address-Equality-Illinois-2020-Gala-/67871.html

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— Liberal Americans Are Six Times More Likely To Smoke Marijuana Than Conservatives, Poll Finds – Kyle Jaeger
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/liberal-americans-are-six-times-more-likely-to-smoke-marijuana-than-conservatives-poll-finds/

January 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial: Republicans lack votes to block John Bolton, other witnesses – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-trial-gets-more-pointed-with-bolton-book-at-the-center/5887841/
— Gov. JB Pritzker delivers State of the State address in Springfield Wednesday – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pritzker-delivers-state-of-the-state-address-wednesday/5887994/
— Man facing marijuana charge starts smoking in front of Tennessee judge
https://abc7chicago.com/5888062/

NBC5
— Pritzker Takes Aim at Corruption in State of the State Address “We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption — in both parties — whose presence infects the bloodstream of government,” Pritzker said – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-to-deliver-state-of-the-state-address/2209563/

CBS2
— Illinois Discloses New Problems With Voter Registration – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/state-discloses-new-problems-with-voter-registration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/city-announces-cannabis-resource-fair-on-saturday-to-help-chicagoans-navigate-legal-weed-industry/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Springfield mayor, Sangamon County coroner killed in plane crash A small plane carrying Frank Edwards, his wife, Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, and another man crashed in a central Illinois field Tuesday. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21113764/frank-edwards-cinda-dead-plane-crash-springfield-mayor
— Pritzker urges ethics reform in State of the State address: ‘ We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ The governor said it’s time for Illinois to enact a revolving-door policy: “Elected officials shouldn’t be allowed to retire and immediately start lobbying their former colleagues. … It’s wrong, and it’s got to stop.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/29/21113730/pritzker-state-of-the-state-address-corruption-lobbying
— Peggy Hubbard, U.S. Senate Republican candidate profile Her top legislative priorities include taxes and the elimination of wasteful spending. – Editorial Board
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21086039/peggy-hubbard-us-senate-republican-candidate-2020-primary-election

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois needs to ‘root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ in State of State speech – JAMIE MUNKS, DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-state-of-the-state-20200129-vs7zy7ctbfcxpfzxjz3run3oli-story.html
— Faux Dem convention at Stevenson High School aims at Trump, draws GOP fire – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-stevenson-democratic-meeting-st-0130-20200129-dm3tyun4crczdlctejxgryzwji-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-0130-20200129-uiapxrhs3nee5od4tqkkwjkt4u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote protest-style hair.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-black-student-locs-barred-from-graduation-0129-20200129-5peptdf3sjhdrdldqhb3r2sggm-story.html
— Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett and the questions special prosecutor Dan Webb should answer – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-chicago-crime-dan-webb-20200129-jwzn72vqqfhbvnyarmlfdqyjqi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Fearing Bolton’s impeachment testimony, GOP senators battle possible outbreak of ‘information virus'”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-bolton-testify-questions-hearing-gop-huppke-20200129-qcer27g7cvcefcw3qw7ufpgnju-story.html
— Establishment Democrats face a dilemma: How to do in Bernie Sanders without alienating his young voters – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-democrats-kass-20200129-hnwvtjgbs5aqplmd55vj7v357a-story.html
— State moves on airport, casinos and cannabis are making major impacts in south suburbs — and so is corruption; ‘Every legislator should be put on notice’ – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-pritzker-state-address-st-0130-20200129-acq3xcc2njf63haoi5gy7q2e24-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Enough is enough’: Amid anonymous mailers, robocalls, Elk Grove mayor starts ‘naming names’ – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/enough-is-enough-amid-anonymous-mailers-robocalls-elk-grove-mayor-starts-naming-names
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson on Tuesday lashed out at a local developer and other political opponents, accusing them of being behind a series of anonymous robocalls and campaign-style mailers ahead of a March 17 term limits referendum that could remove him from office. It’s not the first time the mayor has spoken from the village board dais about Mario Gullo of George Gullo Development Corp., but his public statements during a board meeting Tuesday night were his most direct and extensive about Gullo and others to date.)
— Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park mayors encouraged by Washington, D.C. visit – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/hoffman-estates-hanover-park-mayors-encourgaged-by-washington-dc-visit
— Candidates sought to replace Didech on Lake County Board (DIERSEN: If the voters in Lake County District 20 voted to fill the Board vacancy instead of the current Board members, who would apply?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/candidates-sought-to-replace-didech-on-lake-county-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, registered to vote, a county resident for a year and live within District 20, which includes Buffalo Grove, portions of Long Grove and nearby unincorporated areas. Those interested can submit a resume, letter of interest and supporting material by Feb. 19 to [email protected], or to Lake County Board Chairwoman Sandy Hart, county board office, 10th Floor, 18 North County St., Waukegan, IL 60085.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP race to unseat House newcomer Underwood heats up As a major national group backs state Sen. Sue Rezin in the Republican primary, another contender, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, opens his own wallet to the tune of $1 million. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/gop-race-unseat-house-newcomer-underwood-heats
— Pritzker’s State of the State address: Full text Property tax relief, pensions and more: Read the Illinois governor’s plan here.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pritzkers-state-state-address-full-text

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/29/cannabis-resource-fair-set-for-saturday/

WGN RADIO
— Chicago Tribune Columnist Kristen McQueary: How our politicians mask bribery
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/29/chicago-tribune-columnist-kristen-mcqueary-how-our-politicians-mask-bribery/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Legal representation sought for dogs, cats in abuse cases – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Legal-representation-sought-for-dogs-cats-in-15014695.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Constituents ‘die in’ at Foster’s Joliet office over health care, climate change Demonstrators want Foster to support Medicare for All, Green New Deal legislation – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/28/constituents-die-in-at-fosters-joliet-office-over-health-care-climate-change/arytj2l/

HOI ABC
— Sangamon County Coroner and former Springfield alderman killed in plane crash – Molly Jirasek
https://hoiabc.com/2020/01/28/sangamon-county-coroner-and-former-springfield-mayor-killed-in-plane-crash/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/delavan-cannabis-sparking-revolution#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Election Meltdown Is A Real Possibility’ In 2020 Presidential Race, Author Warns – TERRY GROSS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/election-meltdown-real-possibility-2020-presidential-race-author-warns#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s New Finance Director Rose Wallace Introduces Herself
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-lauren-underwoods-new-finance-director-rose-wallace-introduces-herself/ 
— Why Do the Democrats Want to Run Their Judicial Candidate Against Mary McClellan?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/why-do-the-democrats-want-to-run-their-judicial-candidate-against-mary-mcclellan/ 
— IL-14: Second Congressional Candidates Forum Tomorrow Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-06-il-14-mchenry-county-candidates-forums-schedule-from-league-of-women-voters/ 
— David McSweeney’s Vindication on Red Light Camera Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/david-mcsweeneys-vindication-on-red-lighmt-camera-legislation/ 
— Red Light Camera Opponent Former State Senator Dan Duffy Weighs In
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/red-light-camera-opponent-former-state-senator-dan-duffy-weighs-in/ 
— Psst. Don’t Tell People Sandoval Is a Democrat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/psst-dont-tell-people-sandoval-is-a-democrat/ 
— Governor’s State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/governors-state-of-the-state-speech/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Responds to Attacks from Ted Gradel and Sue Rezin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-jim-oberweis-responds-to-attacks-from-ted-gradel-and-sue-rezin/ 
— McConchie Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/mcconchie-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— DeWitte Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/dewitte-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Skillicorn Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/skillicorn-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Weber Asks More Time Until Foster Kids Put into Managed Care
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/weber-asks-more-time-until-foster-kids-put-into-managed-care/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fundraiser Monday in Cary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-catalina-lauf-fundraiser-monday-in-cary/ 
— Ugaste Reacts to State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/ugaste-reacts-to-state-of-the-state-speech/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL GROUPS RESPOND TO PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/political-groups-respond-to-pritzkers-2020-state-of-state-address-.html
— BUSINESS GROUPS REACT TO GOV PRITKZER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/business-groups-react-to-gov-pritkzers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS RESPOND TO GOV PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-respond-to-gov-pritzkers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html


CAPITOL FAX
— Frank and Cinda Edwards perish in plane crash
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/frank-and-cinda-edwards-perish-in-plane-crash/
— Kinzinger praises Illinois nukes, demands action, but won’t say if he supports another bailout
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/kinzinger-praises-illinois-nukes-demands-action-but-wont-say-if-he-supports-another-bailout/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Joe Biden says he needs a VP who can be president ‘because I’m an old guy’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/joe-biden-says-he-needs-a-vp-who-can-be-president-/
— Rudy Giuliani: John Bolton is a ‘backstabber’ – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/rudy-giuliani-john-bolton-backstabber/
— Trump says Bolton would have embroiled U.S. in ‘World War Six’ if he hadn’t been fired – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would still be hosting a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of every month except August and December, a picnic in August, and a Christmas party in December.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/trump-says-bolton-would-have-embroiled-us-world-wa/

GOPUSA
— Denver invites violent crime by snubbing ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83632

BREITBART
— Michigan State Launches ‘Undocumented’ Website with Goal to ‘Reduce Apprehension’ of Illegals – ALANA MASTRANGELO2
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/29/michigan-state-launches-undocumented-website-with-goal-to-reduce-apprehension-of-illegals/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Cost of Sacrificing Public, Private Health Insurance for ‘Medicare for All’ – Robert Moffit and Douglas Holtz-Eakin 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/29/the-cost-of-sacrificing-public-private-health-insurance-for-medicare-for-all/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Former ICE Director: AOC Is Making ICE’s Job ‘More Dangerous’ – Eric Scheiner
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/former-ice-director-aoc-making-ices-job-more-dangerous

NEWS BUSTERS
— Conspiracy Theories Abound on PBS: Violent Trump Voters? U.S. Turning Into Nazi Germany? – Scott Whitlock
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/01/29/conspiracy-theories-abound-pbs-violent-trump-voters-us-turning

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy? What the Left just can’t deliver. – Dennis Prager
https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/why-are-so-many-young-people-unhappy-dennis-prager

CNN
— Labor law makes it too hard to start unions. Workers deserve a bigger voice – Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/perspectives/labor-union-laws/index.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/trumps-immigration-rule-is-cruel-and-racistbut-its-nothing-new

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Enforcing E-Verify incompatible with U.S. reliance on unauthorized workers: Dallas Fed working paper – Erin Douglas
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/bizfeed/article/Enforcing-E-Verify-incompatible-with-U-S-15013737.php

January 24 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— The dishonest impeachment case
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Indiana residents unfazed by purchasing marijuana legally in Illinois, bringing it back home – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-homewood-marijuana-feature-st-0126-20200124-xg2zgckryfbbramcf6qduegkum-story.html
— ‘Ban the box’ laws, a helping hand for ex-offenders, are actually holding them back – Steve Chapman 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-ban-the-box-illinois-chapman-20200124-wanoftyi65fqhbjsktvbsal6zm-story.html
— Saying ‘diabetes doesn’t discriminate,’ Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs measure limiting out-of-pocket cost of insulin to $100 for 30-day supply – JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: One reason why my father and his father had less money was that my father fought type 1 diabetes from when he was 14 until he died suddenly of heart failure when he was 47 in 1969.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-insulin-cap-bill-signing-20200124-i4ryr72utra37j4mipmbqr2aiu-story.html
— Mike Bloomberg’s campaign, the best money can buy – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-bloomberg-tv-campaign-page-20200124-fxddbrmnbjfr3dkgx6zfmmj6v4-story.html
— After big wins last year, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Democratic legislature start new session facing major challenges on pensions, property taxes and ethics – DAN PETRELLA, JAMIE MUNKS and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-general-assembly-spring-session-20200125-3jkp6ysbb5a7xn6wjsukhoavya-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Those federal indictments of Illinois politicians? Coming any day now. Maybe. We still anticipate plenty of action on the political corruption front coming out of 219 S. Dearborn. But we’ve lowered our expectations about the timing. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/1/24/21080838/political-corruption-chicago-illinois-indictments-expected-john-lausch
— Weed stolen from ‘amnesty box’ at Midway Airport At approximately 6:03 p.m. Monday, an unknown individual reached into the box and “removed an unknown object from inside,” Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. – Mitch Dudek 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/24/21080157/marijuana-stolen-amnesty-box-midway-airport
— Lightfoot presidential endorsement: Likely not Sanders, Warren or Biden On Friday, Chicago’s mayor will boycott Trump’s White House meeting with mayors; will attend his impeachment trial instead – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/23/21079362/lori-lightfoot-presidential-endorsement-bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-joe-biden
— Savvy moves by Senate President Don Harmon herald a new era in Springfield Harmon kept former president’s staff and is stepping down from his politically connected law firm. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/24/21080924/senate-president-don-harmon-new-era-springfield-politics-rich-miller-suntimes

DAILY HERALD
— Watch GOP candidates for U.S. Senate square off live on dailyherald.com
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200124/watch-gop-candidates-for-us-senate-square-off-live-on-dailyheraldcom
— NFL shamelessly commandeers Kaepernick’s cause – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200124/sports/301249888/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/647777

BUREAU COUNTY NEWS
— Personal attacks becoming more and more commonplace What kind of person makes fun of a stutter? – Scott Reeder
https://www.bcrnews.com/2020/01/24/personal-attacks-becoming-more-and-more-commonplace/an3aetf/

NPR ILLINOIS
— UIS Prof Publishes Encyclopedia Of LGBTQ Politics – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked very hard against me. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/uis-prof-publishes-encyclopedia-lgbtq-politics#stream/0

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans a) have caused all the problems that Blacks have had, b) are causing all the problems that Blacks have, and c) will forever cause all the problems that Blacks will have. 
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/black-americans-mostly-left-behind-by-progress-since-dr-kings-death/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Interviewed by OAN Thursday Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/24/il-14-catalina-lauf-interviewed-by-oan-thursday-night/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DUPAGE FAMILY “WITNESSES HISTORY” AT 47TH MARCH FOR LIFE IN DC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/dupage-family-witnesses-history-at-47th-march-for-life-in-dc.html
— SHEHAB: HIJAB DAY PROMOTES MUSLIM WOMEN’S SUPPRESSION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/hijab-day-promotes-muslim-womens-suppression.html
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE FACES OWNERSHIP CRISIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/chicago-tribune-face-ownership-crisis.html
— REPUBLICAN GRANT WEHRLI SHOCKS CONSERVATIVES BY SIGNING ONTO ILLINOIS LEFTISTS’ GREEN NEW DEAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/republican-state-rep-signs-onto-illinois-leftists-green-new-deal.html
— TARTER RESPONDS TO LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS’ ENDORSEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/tarter-responds-to-log-cabin-republican-endorsement.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Taylor Swift regrets not speaking out against Trump in 2016 – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/taylor-swift-regrets-not-speaking-out-against-trump-in-2016
— It’s the March for Life: Which peaceful protesters will the media slander today? – Timothy P. Carney 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/its-the-march-for-life-which-peaceful-protestors-will-the-media-slander-today

FOX NEWS
— Passenger at Chicago airport steals marijuana from ‘Cannabis Amnesty Box’ – Michael Bartiromo, Alexandra Deabler
https://www.foxnews.com/travel/passenger-at-chicago-airport-steals-marijuana-from-cannabis-amnesty-box

PJ MEDIA
— NBC News Goes Full Fascist: Voting for ‘Racist’ Trump Is ‘Not Only Immoral but Illegal’ – MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/nbc-news-goes-full-fascist-voting-for-racist-trump-is-not-only-immoral-but-illegal/
— Trump Defends the Unborn at March for Life: Every Life ‘Is in the Image of Almighty God’ – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-defends-the-unborn-at-march-for-life-every-life-is-in-the-image-of-almighty-god/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden: DACA beneficiaries deserve citizenship because they’re ‘more American than most Americans’ – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally bring citizens of foreign countries illegally to America illegally.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/24/biden-daca-beneficiaries-deserve-citizenship-because-theyre-more-american-than-most-americans-878965
— Biden argues illegal immigrants convicted of DUI should not be arrested in pandering rant – Sierra Marlee (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/24/biden-argues-illegal-immigrants-convicted-of-dui-should-not-be-arrested-in-pandering-rant-878767

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Trump at 2020 March for Life: ‘Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in White House’ ‘Mothers are heroes,’ and pro-lifers ‘just make it your life’s mission to help spread God’s grace,’ he said. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-march-for-life-2020

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Best Means for Stopping (ILLEGAL) Migrants Is Mexico’s Government Mexican leader cracks down on caravans from Guatemala, fueling criticism at home, praise in U.S. – MARCO UGARTE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
By José de Córdoba and Juan Montes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-best-means-for-stopping-migrants-is-mexicos-government-11579899262

FORBES
— SEC Unit Execs, Non-Execs Charge They Don’t Have Enough People To Do The Work – Ted Knutson
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedknutson/2020/01/24/sec-unit-execs-non-execs-charge-they-dont-have-enough-people-to-do-the-work/#44aa0a3c1994

REASON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more of the following that you are, the more anti-E-Verify that you are: 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://reason.com/2020/01/24/e-verify-making-life-harder-for-workers-and-small-businesses-with-enthusiastic-maga-support/

January 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Marijuana health risks remain despite legalization in Illinois, doctors say
https://abc7chicago.com/5855832/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Opt Out group nets more than $4K in donations in fight to oppose pot sales in Naperville – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-opt-out-naperville-fundraising-cannabis-referendum-st-20200117-2wyvfgozmraxbofenqbl3bjk5q-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among those giving money were state Rep. Grant Wehrli, R-Naperville, who contributed $500 and Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission member Krishna Bansal, who donated $250. Wehrli is unopposed in the Republican primary in his bid to be returned to his seat representing the 41st District, which includes a large portion of Naperville. Bansal is a candidate in the 2020 Republican primary for the 11th District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville. The largest single donation of $1,545 came from an Aurora resident, and most Naperville residents donated between $200 and $531 each, records show. One person from Virginia contributed $200. Two Naperville people bought $455 worth of “opt out buttons” for the campaign, the report said.)
— At White House ceremony, President Trump calls out for no-show Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin: ‘Where the hell is he?’ – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-calls-out-ken-griffin-20200116-irdz2xo2jffwrli5wlxrkedc4e-story.html
— Cook County Board approves 3% tax on recreational weed sales starting July 1, will study drug’s effect on region – LOLLY BOWEAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-cook-county-board-approves-recreatioal-weed-tax-20200116-3tm7vgx5qzb6zjoti5lwb6mtdy-story.html
— CNN’s shameful treatment of Bernie Sanders – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-cnn-kass-20200116-avuaiaxbfvdkbb2w6y4yoiafuq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats to choose new Senate president, eyeing the call of history — and ‘shadows’ of the feds It appears the field to replace outgoing Illinois Senate President John Cullerton has dwindled to two power-players: Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, and Assistant Majority Leader Don Harmon, D-Oak Park. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/16/21067310/democrats-senate-president-harmon-lightford-cullerton-history-federal-investigation

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban lawmakers consider statewide lobbyist regulation – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200116/suburban-lawmakers-consider-statewide-lobbyist-regulation
— Mayor Suess says the state of Wheaton is ‘quite good’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200116/mayor-suess-says-the-state-of-wheaton-is-quite-good

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE & KNOX STUDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-early-returns/article_abdc1de9-df0b-5446-82fd-704748b8050c.html
http://www.theknoxstudent.com/news/2020/01/15/expect-visiting-dispensary/#.XiCvHCN_OM8

STATELINE
— Illinois residents receive some of the most robocalls in the country
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-residents-receive-some-of-the-most-robocalls-in-the-country/

WILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: How College Campuses In Illinois Are Preparing Students To Work In The Cannabis Industry – CHRISTINE HERMAN
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/colleges-preparing-students-for-cannabis-businesses

WGIL
— OUTSTANDING: BUSTOS SUPPORTS PASSING OF AGE DISCRIMINATION BILL
https://www.wgil.com/2020/01/16/bustos-supports-passing-of-age-discrimination-bill/

WJBC
— Illinois commission on lobbyists hears concerns about lack of uniform standards, shadow lobbying, loopholes
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/16/illinois-commission-on-lobbyists-hears-concerns-about-lack-of-uniform-standards-shadow-lobbying-loopholes/
— Fewer Illinois taxpayers are on the hook for growing public sector pension liabilities
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/16/fewer-illinois-taxpayers-are-on-the-hook-for-growing-public-sector-pension-liabilities/

WQAD
— Iowa Police keeping eye on Illinois border for recreational marijuana, as national trends point to higher possession arrests – ANDREA FLORES
https://wqad.com/2020/01/16/iowa-police-keeping-eye-on-illinois-border-for-recreational-marijuana-as-national-trends-point-to-higher-possession-arrests/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chris Lauzen Reviews His Time as Kane County Board Chairman and Announces His Endorsement of Dave Rickert as Successor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/chris-lauzen-reviews-his-time-as-kane-county-board-chairman-and-announces-his-endorsement-of-dave-rickert-as-successor/ 
— Skillicorn Reports on Campaign Finance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/skillicorn-reports-on-campaign-finance/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans – NEIL MUNRO16 Ja
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/16/donald-trumps-hire-american-policy-gets-more-jobs-for-americans/

TOWNHALL
— Latest Migrant Caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans Head to U.S. Border – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/15/latest-migrant-caravan-n2559600

EPOCH TIMES
— Gallup Poll Shows US Center-Right Ideologically – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gallup-poll-shows-us-center-right-ideologically_3206248.html

HUFFINGTON POST
— Already Shut Out Of GOP Primaries, Joe Walsh Gets Shut Out At The RNC, Too The former congressman and Trump challenger couldn’t get past the front desk at Republican Party headquarters to make his complaint. – S.V. Date
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-walsh-republican-party-trump_n_5e20bfc2c5b6321176103583

UPI
— Walsh protests at RNC HQ – Clyde Hughes
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/01/16/Candidate-challenging-Trump-in-2020-race-protests-at-RNC-HQ/8301579197386/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Stay Woke, Drop Out In its wake, identity politics leaves a trail of failed Democratic candidates. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stay-woke-drop-out-11579220294