January 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey collapses on House floor, taken to hospital Gov. Pritzker wished Bailey a speedy recovery
https://abc7chicago.com/9534487/
— Criminal Justice reform bill aims to end cash bail, expand police training, maintain police misconduct records – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/il-lawmakers-discussed-new-controversial-criminal-justice-reform-bill-/9506894/
— Pelosi: House ‘will proceed’ to impeachment of Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pelosi-house-will-proceed-to-impeachment-of-trump/9538199/
— Arnold Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘worst president’ ever, ‘failed leader’ after Capitol riot – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/arnold-schwarzenegger-calls-trump-worst-president-ever/9533922/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How Trump’s words, rhetoric have incited violence, including Capitol breach.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/how-trumps-words-rhetoric-have-incited-violence/9528818/

NBC5
— Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey Collapses on House Floor In a tweet, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he was “wishing a speedy recovery to Representative Bailey.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-rep-darren-bailey-collapses-on-house-floor/2412847/
— Pelosi Says House Will Impeach Trump Unless VP Forces Ouster. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Sunday joined Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in calling for Trump to “resign and go away as soon as possible” – Darlene Superville, Alan Fram and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pelosi-house-will-proceed-to-impeachment-of-trump/2412933/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Records Show Fervent Trump Fans Fueled US Capitol Takeover.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/records-show-fervent-trump-fans-fueled-us-capitol-takeover/2412968/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden Are Denounced Back Home.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/lawmakers-who-voted-against-biden-are-denounced-back-home/2412860/

CBS2
— ‘I Don’t Want You In The Store, I Don’t Want You Near Me:’ Elmhurst Cigar House Owner Puts Up Sign Reading, ‘Biden Voters Keep Out’ – Jeremy Ross
(DIERSEN: If you oppose “Trump Voters Keep Out” signs you should oppose “Biden Voters Keep Out” signs.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/09/elmhurst-cigar-house-biden-voters-keep-out-sign/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Impeachment process to start Monday morning, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/impeachment-process-to-start-monday-morning-speaker-nancy-pelosi-says

WGN TV
— Illinois health officials report 4,711 new cases of COVID-19, 81 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-health-officials-report-4711-new-cases-of-covid-19-81-deaths/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign.”
https://wgntv.com/news/trump-remains-defiant-amid-calls-to-resign/

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters Congressmen allege that Trump-supporting Congressmen violate their oaths by supporting Trump.
https://wgnradio.com/news/national/oaths-questioned-as-trumps-backers-fight-against-loss/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Records show fervent Trump fans fueled US Capitol takeover.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-capitol-breach-who-was-there-20210111-l4zns2esifgoja2vx3fpttgnxm-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-legal-weed-a-booming-business/article_78174ff8-4ace-5b37-8025-8e52edffedab.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois House continues to debate police reform omnibus – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-house-continues-to-debate-police-reform-omnibus/article_76f85cd1-dffb-5eb4-8d6c-cfd7677f56bb.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Gun, ammo sales brisk; many items hard to find – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/insider/article/Gun-ammo-sales-brisk-many-items-hard-to-find-15859748.php

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP leadership needs vision, tradition – Darren Bailey
(DIERSEN: Who wants to be the next Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman? I should write a book about IRP chairmen since 2002 — Judy Baar Topinka (2002–2005), Andrew McKenna (2005–2009), Pat Brady (2009–2013), Jack Dorgan (2013–2014), and Tim Schneider (2014–present). I would focus on how the aforesaid got elected. I would focus on how they have treated Republicans like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. In 2005, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I organized a candidate forum in Springfield the evening before the day that the IRP State Central Committee elected McKenna. Attendees included candidates McKenna, Steve McGlynn, John Cox, and Jim Nalepa.)
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/darren-bailey-guest-columnist-illinois-gop-leadership-needs-vision-tradition/article_beafcfd0-5383-11eb-be60-73903f6adb8b.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s legacy on race shadowed by divisive rhetoric, actions.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-legacy-on-race-shadowed-by-divisive-rhetoric-actions
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘worst president ever.’
https://foxillinois.com/news/entertainment/arnold-schwarzenegger-calls-president-trump-worst-president-ever

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/trump-to-visit-u-s-mexico-border-tuesday/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Recalling Nazis From His Childhood, The Hate-filled Trump-hating Schwarzenegger Decries The Capitol Assault.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/recalling-nazis-his-childhood-arnold-schwarzenegger-decries-capitol-assault#stream/0
— Trump Is Leaving Office, But His Supporters Are Here To Stay – HANNAH ALLAM
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-leaving-office-his-supporters-are-here-stay#stream/0

NAPERVILLE REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION
— Opposition Defunding IL Police
https://www.facebook.com/NapervilleGOP/

ILLINOIS FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
— Petition: Stop Bill HB 163 & Associated Defund the Police Legislation
https://www.ilfop.org/stop-bill-hb-163/

CAPITOL FAX
— House Speaker election updates
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/house-speaker-election-updates/
— Fireworks before vote on House Speaker
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/fireworks-before-vote-on-house-speaker/
— Indivisible Illinois, Chicago NOW, Women’s March Chicago, Illinois NOW join call *** Women’s groups urge vote for woman as new House Speaker – All 19 MJM opponents say they are still together
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/womens-groups-urge-vote-for-woman-as-new-house-speaker-all-19-mjm-opponents-say-they-are-still-together/
— Higher education reform bill unveiled in House; Bill filed to end state wagering prohibition on in-state college games
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/higher-education-reform-bill-unveiled-in-house-bill-filed-to-end-state-wagering-prohibition-on-in-state-college-games/
— AG Raoul lashes out at RAGA over robocalls urging march to US Capitol
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/ag-raoul-lashes-out-at-raga-over-robocalls-urging-march-to-us-capitol/
— Democrats will start voting today on House Speaker’s race
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/democrats-will-start-voting-today-on-house-speakers-race/
— Illinois State Bar Association touts benefits of criminal justice reform bill
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/illinois-state-bar-association-touts-benefits-of-criminal-justice-reform-bill/
— 4,711 new confirmed and probable cases; 81 additional deaths; 3,527 hospitalized; 740 in ICU; 7.9 percent case positivity rate; 9.1 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/4711-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-81-additional-deaths-3527-hospitalized-740-in-icu-79-percent-case-positivity-rate-91-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Bailey collapses on House floor
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/bailey-collapses-on-house-floor/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pelosi sets timetable for likely Trump impeachment. House Democrats to push resolution pressuring Pence to trigger 25th Amendment. – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/10/nancy-pelosi-sets-timetable-likely-trump-impeachme/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push
— AOC: Dems consider barring Trump from future office in impeachment charges – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/10/aoc-dems-consider-barring-trump-from-future-office/

FOX NEWS
— Levin: Media ‘exploiting’ Capitol riot to ‘silence conservatives’ as Democrats work to ‘choke the system’ ‘The media have played a huge, huge role in what’s going on in this country,’ says ‘Life, Liberty & Levin’ host – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/mark-levin-capitol-riot-media-exploitation-silence-conservatives
— House vote on Trump impeachment ‘will happen this week’: Rep. Clyburn
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/house-vote-on-trump-impeachment-will-happen-this-week-rep-clyburn
— Big Tech censorship – the Left should be most worried about this conservative purge. Democrats celebrating censorship, and social media companies flaunting their decisions, should be wary. – Jason Rantz
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/big-tech-censorship-left-conservative-purge-jason-rantz
— Bozell: Social media giants ‘canceling conservatives,’ antitrust action needed. Amazon, Apple and Google have taken action against Parler, an alternative social media app drawing conservative users. – Evie Fordham
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/amazon-parler-apple-removal-download-aws-conservatives

BLAZE
— Antifa mob attacks Trump supporters in San Diego But Joe Biden said ‘Antifa’s an idea’ – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/antifa-attack-trump-supporters-san-diego

CBN NEWS
— Parler Suspended From Amazon, Apple, Google; CEO Says It’s a ‘Coordinated Attack by the Tech Giants’ – Andrea Morris
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/january/parler-suspended-from-amazon-apple-google-ceo-says-its-a-coordinated-attack-by-the-tech-giants

DAILY WIRE
— Left-Wing Reporters Demand Twitter Silence Conservative Reporters That Have Done Nothing Wrong – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/left-wing-reporters-demand-twitter-silence-conservative-reporters-that-have-done-nothing-wrong
— ACLU Worries About Social Media’s ‘Unchecked Power To Remove People From Platforms’ After Twitter, Facebook Ban Trump – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/aclu-worries-about-social-medias-unchecked-power-to-remove-people-from-platforms-after-twitter-facebook-ban-trump

NEWSMAX
— Federalist Publisher: Big Tech Colluding to Destroy Conservative Speech – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/bigtech-federalist-conservative-socialmedia/2021/01/10/id/1004993/

TOWNHALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “There’s a Better Alternative to Impeachment.”
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/10/why-rep-kinzinger-backs-invoking-the-25th-amendment-over-impeachment-n2582888
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL) on Sunday said he believes impeaching President Donald Trump isn’t a “smart move.” Instead, he would rather see Vice President Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment. “I honestly don’t think impeachment is the smart move because I think it victimizes Donald Trump again, Kinzinger explained to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “… He stirred up a crowd. It was an executive branch attack on the legislative branch, one of the worst days in American history.” The congressman said he would “vote the right way” on whatever articles of impeachment are brought forth. The issue he has is the small amount of time left in Trump’s administration. “I would think it’s the right move if we had more than basically 10 days left of the administration,” Kinzinger said. ” … We’re not going to be able to even get through a trial so, yeah, he’ll be impeached a second time, but also exonerated, in theory, a second time. It depends on how that trial goes. If they do it once he’s out of office, all that. I think there’s a lot of ideas with censor, with preventing him from being able to run again. The reality is we just don’t have a lot of time in this administration left, which is a good thing.”)
— Get Ready for the Biden Gun Grab – Andrew Pollack
https://townhall.com/columnists/andrewpollack/2021/01/10/get-ready-for-the-biden-gun-grab-n2582867

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Says He Will ‘Defeat the NRA’ While in Office – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-says-he-will-defeat-the-nra-while-in-office_3650623.html
— Rep. Nunes Calls for Racketeering Investigation Into Big Tech Companies Following Parler Ban – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/rep-nunes-calls-for-racketeering-investigation-into-big-tech-companies-following-parler-ban_3650863.html

THE HILL
— Pelosi: Democrats will move to impeach Trump – MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533572-pelosi-democrats-will-impeach-trump
— Lawmakers mount pressure on Trump to leave office – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/533542-lawmakers-mount-pressure-on-Trump-to-leave-office
— Kinzinger: Trump’s resignation would be ‘best thing for the country to heal’ – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/533529-kinzinger-trumps-resignation-would-be-best-thing-for-the-country
— GOP and nation grapples with what comes next – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533545-the-memo-gop-and-nation-grapples-with-what-comes-next

POLITICO
— Pelosi says Democrats will move forward with trying to remove Trump. “We will act with urgency,” she said. – HEATHER CAYGLE and SARAH FERRIS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/10/pelosi-says-democrats-will-move-forward-with-trying-to-remove-trump-457257
— GOP prepares for battle with new archvillain. Less than 24 hours after Trump’s ban from Twitter, Republicans seized on the issue for the midterm elections and beyond. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/10/gop-trump-twitter-ban-big-tech-456866

ABC NEWS
— Trump should resign or be removed by 25th Amendment: Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Trump was a “clear and present danger,” should be impeached. – Adia Robinson
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-represents-clear-present-danger-congress-country-ocasio/story

NEW YORK TIMES
— House Says It Will Move Swiftly With Impeachment If Pence Won’t Act
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/10/us/joe-trump-biden
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Narcissist in Chief Brings It All Crashing Down. An ending as terrible as it was predictable engulfs the president and the country.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/10/opinion/trump-narcissist-capitol-riots.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump scrambles to find new social network after Twitter ban, as White House prepares to blast big tech – Tony Romm and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/09/trump-twitter-banned-apps/
— Police departments across the U.S. open probes into whether their own members took part in the Capitol riot – Kim Bellware
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/01/09/investigating-police-rioters/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— House to Move to Impeach Trump After Push to Have Pence Remove Him From Office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will introduce a resolution on Monday; ‘We will act with urgency’ – Andrew Restuccia, Brent Kendall and Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-prepares-for-trump-impeachment-could-add-charges-on-georgia-allegations-11610295488

USA TODAY
— YouTube removes Rudy Giuliani podcast video and Steve Bannon’s channel as it cracks down on misinformation – Kelly Tyko
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/09/trump-twitter-ban-rudy-giuliani-youtube-podcast-video-removed/6611765002/

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Schwarzenegger compares mob attack on Capitol to Nazi assault on Jews, calls Trump a ‘failed leader’ – Kellie Hwang
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Schwarzenegger-compares-mob-attack-on-Capitol-to-15859983.php

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “No surprise: Trump left many clues he wouldn’t go quietly.”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/no-surprise-trump-left-many-clues-he-wouldnt-go-quietly

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Adam Kinzinger Never Felt ‘Real Evil’ More Strongly Than During Pro-Trump Capitol Riot.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-never-felt-real-evil-more-strongly-during-pro-trump-capitol-riot-1560343
— Devin Nunes Complains on Fox News ‘Republicans Have No Way to Communicate’ if Parler Taken Down – BENJAMIN FEARNOW
https://www.newsweek.com/devin-nunes-complains-fox-news-republicans-have-no-way-communicate-if-parler-taken-down-1560337

GUARDIAN
— Republicans and Democrats split over freedom of speech
(DIERSEN: RINOs side with Democrats against Republicans. Democrats and RINOs do not want anyone to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/09/trump-twitter-republicans-democrats

January 7 Morning Edition

ABC7
— U.S. Capitol Riot: Illinois congress members call for President Trump to be removed from office. Kinzinger calls on GOP to denounce Trump: “He is no longer the leader of our party, and our party must reject his treasonous acts”
https://abc7chicago.com/us-capitol-news-congress-protest/9431581/

NBC5
— After Rioters Storm US Capitol, State Police Increase Security at Illinois’ Capitol in Springfield
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/after-rioters-storm-us-capitol-state-police-increase-security-at-illinois-capitol-in-springfield/2409608/
— ‘This Mob Was Invited:’ Sen. Durbin Says Trump Wanted Rioters to Disrupt Wednesday Vote Count
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/this-mob-was-invited-sen-durbin-says-trump-wanted-mob-to-disrupt-wednesday-vote-count/2409973/
— Chicago Officials Prepare Security After Rioters Storm US Capitol, Clash With Police – Becca Wood
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-officials-prepare-security-after-rioters-storm-us-capitol-clash-with-police/2409559/
— Illinois Reps. Underwood, Schneider Call for Trump’s Removal After Mob Attacks Capitol
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-rep-lauren-underwood-calls-for-trumps-removal-after-mob-attacks-capitol/2410094/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Congress certifies Joe Biden’s Electoral College win hours after violent pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol; president vows ‘orderly transition’ of power – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-trump-electoral-college-protests-20210106-mv4gtnvkpvgublb3vgvz765lje-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks Congress to immediately impeach, remove Trump – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Pritzker officially banish from Illinois the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-calls-for-trump-impeachment-20210107-az3m4vrzfvba5k4v2ybhvyxmpa-story.html
— U.S. Reps. Foster, Casten, Underwood, DuPage GOP chairman Jim Zay condemn ‘attempted coup’ at Capitol – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-elected-officials-capitol-reactions-st-0108-20210106-oxw3trfp4jf7tly3ihfg6snxza-story.html
— Election defeats turning pols into sore losers – CHARLES SELLE
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have lost elections, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who have blamed me, blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member the most for their losses.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-sore-losers-st-0107-20210106-4ipixp4gg5bv5gcaa7br4bwvie-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “What if crowd who swarmed the US Capitol was Black or Muslim?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-trump-supporters-mob-capitol-double-standard-0106-20210106-njqyjby45vhx3b3twsem4d257a-story.html
— Trump owns this – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-trump-washington-protests-kass-20210107-iji5pk2j4nh7hlkrn2j3dwi2tq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rioters attack Capitol: Reps. Robin Kelly, Mike Quigley, Brad Schneider trapped in House gallery. The insurrection cast a shadow over what in another time would be the giant story: The Democrats won control of the Senate with the Georgia elections. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/6/22218104/rioters-attack-capitol-rep-robin-kelly-trapped-in-house-gallery-rep-mike-quigley-brad-schneider
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “In final days, Trump does his best to burn down the house. Black protesters would have been stopped before they breached the first barricade.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/6/22217877/capitol-protests-trump-electoral-college-does-his-best-burn-down-the-house

DAILY HERALD
— ‘This is a coup attempt’: What Republican and Democratic reps from Illinois said about Capitol attack – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210106/this-is-a-coup-attempt-what-republican-and-democratic-reps-from-illinois-said-about-capitol-attack

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump pledges orderly transition to Biden presidency. “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in a statement posted on Twitter by an aide early this morning.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/trump-pledges-orderly-transition-biden-presidency
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Weed investors are seeing green as Dems take control of Senate. Local marijuana companies including GTI and Cresco could benefit from the shift in power. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/weed-investors-are-seeing-green-dems-take-control-senate

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Will lame duck session be painful for taxpayers? – Scott Reeder
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/scott-reeder-will-lame-duck-session-be-painful-for-taxpayers/article_c2f13d0c-4f4d-11eb-b2a5-9bc34f3e8d63.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— LaHood calls Wednesday Capitol raid ‘one of the most shameful things I have seen’
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lahood-calls-wednesday-capitol-raid-one-of-the-most-shameful-things-i-have-seen/article_697cf175-9f8b-5a75-96fc-4b0f27800a97.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— If Trump rioters had been black, Capitol streets would’ve been blood-red. Did anybody think things could go so far, so wrong, so un-American? – Phil Luciano
https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/columns/luciano/2021/01/06/if-trump-terrorists-had-been-black-capitol-wouldve-been-blood-red/6570903002/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Lame duck session not always good for those about to be goosed – Scott Reeder
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-lame-duck-session-not-always-good-for-those-about-to-be-goosed/article_61a65355-f5c1-577f-9b85-6db9d1775e30.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Plummer, McClure named to Senate leadership team
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/McClure-named-to-Senate-leadership-team-15848659.php

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— ‘This isn’t America:’ Local leaders react to chaos in D.C. – Lee Provost
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/this-isnt-america-local-leaders-react-to-chaos-in-d-c/article_246173a4-5066-11eb-8ace-4f237afed1ae.html
— Pandemic response, budget, Black Caucus agenda on table for ‘lame duck’ session – Peter Hancock
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/pandemic-response-budget-black-caucus-agenda-on-table-for-lame-duck-session/article_14e29b9e-5064-11eb-9d84-672947f6b3a3.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 deaths with 13 reported Wednesday, fourth-deadliest day of the pandemic – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/07/dupage-county-surpasses-1000-covid-19-deaths-with-13-reported-wednesday-fourth-deadliest-day-of-the-pandemic/
— DuPage County reports that over 18,000 healthcare workers have received COVID-19 vaccine, second dose to start this week – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/dupage-county/2021/01/06/dupage-county-reports-that-over-18000-healthcare-workers-have-received-covid-19-vaccine-second-dose-to-start-this-week/

FOX ST. LOUIS
— ‘Republicans stand for law and order’ Illinois GOP denounces DC demonstrations – AP
https://fox2now.com/news/republicans-stand-for-law-and-order-illinois-gop-denounces-dc-demonstrations/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Capitol riot product of years of hateful rhetoric.” I should write books about the hatred that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters have promoted against Trump and against his supporters. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump, 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump, 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump, and 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/experts-capitol-riot-product-of-years-of-hateful-rhetoric
— Gov. Pritzker calls for impeachment, removal of President Trump
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Pritzker officially banish from Illinois the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-calls-for-impeachment-removal-of-president-trump

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— Missouri And Illinois Leaders Condemn Violent Attack On U.S. Capitol – Jason Rosenbaum
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2021-01-06/missouri-and-illinois-leaders-condemn-violent-attack-on-u-s-capitol

MDJ ONLINE
— Darren Bailey calls fellow Republican Adam Kinzinger a Democrat, demands he resign – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-state-lawmaker-calls-republican-kinzinger-a-democrat-demands-he-resign/article_e65310f5-f1fa-528b-803b-ba64ddb5dd00.html

WQAD
— Supporters of President Trump march in Rock Island to protest certification of 2020 election. Roughly two dozen protestors gathered carrying signs and shouting slogans like “Stop the Steal,” echoing the president’s claims that the election was rigged. – Luke Cleary
(DIERSEN: What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/politics/elections/trump-supporters-march-in-rock-island/526-82b9e8ae-9b7d-4bdc-9166-131c34c69604

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Examining How The Trump Years Helped To Shape The Media.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-trump-years-helped-shape-media#stream/0
— After Chaos, Insurrection And Death, Pro-Trump Rioters Defy D.C. Curfew – VANESSA ROMO
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/after-chaos-insurrection-and-death-pro-trump-rioters-defy-dc-curfew#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Party leaders work to find replacement for Brady in State Senate – Brittni Clemons
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/party-leaders-work-to-find-replacement-for-brady-in-state-senate/

WSIL TV
— “Patriots”: Illinois Trump supporters protest election results at state capitol – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/06/patriots-illinois-trump-supporters-protest-election-results-at-state-capitol/

WQAD
— Insurrection marks moment of reckoning for Republicans – AP
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/nation-world/moment-of-reckoning-for-gop/507-9edd579f-e871-4aac-a819-5a8fc4f63d4c

DEERFIELD PATCH
— Schneider Calls On Invocation Of 25th Amendment to Remove Trump. U.S. Rep Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) denounces Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by a “radical mob.” – Eric DeGrechie,
https://patch.com/illinois/deerfield/schneider-calls-invocation-25th-amendment-remove-trump

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Mayor’s Election Petition Challenged. Resident points to errors that he says warrant the mayor’s removal as a candidate. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-mayors-election-petition-challenged

CHICAGO NOW
— When Democrats successfully overturned an election – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2021/01/when-democrats-successfully-overturned-an-election/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Who and What Caused the Capitol Assault – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/01/who-and-what-caused-the-capitol-assault/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Congress affirms Biden win; Trump vows ‘orderly transition’ – S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/congress-affirms-biden-win-trump-vows-orderly-tran/
— FBI asks public for help identifying Capitol rioters – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/fbi-asks-public-help-identifying-capitol-rioters/

CNS NEWS
— Kinzinger on Trump Protesters Storming the Capitol Building: ‘We Don’t Do Stuff Like This’ – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/kinzinger-trump-protesters-storming-capitol-building-we-dont-do

DAILY CALLER
— Patriots Do Not Storm Their Nation’s Capital – Editorial
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/editorial-board-patriots-do-not-storm-their-nations-capitol/
— Georgia’s Republican Election Chief Blames Trump For Sparking ‘Civil War’ That Lost Republicans The Senate – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/gabriel-sterling-georiga-election-official-trump-republican-senate-runoff/
— Trump Waged All-Out War Against Georgia Republicans On Twitter While Ignoring Warnock And Ossoff In Leadup To Runoffs – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/trump-twitter-raphael-warnock-jon-ossoff/

EPOCH TIMES
— Facebook, Twitter Lock Trump Out of His Account for the First Time. Social platforms remove video of Trump calling on protesters to leave the Capitol in peace. – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-locks-president-trump-out-of-his-account-for-the-first-time_3646854.html

THE HILL
— Jeff Flake to Republicans: ‘There is power in standing up to the rank corruptions of a demagogue’ – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
(DIERSEN: Will Republican organizations officially get rid of their members who did not “stand up” to Trump? How much pressure will there be on the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization to get rid of their members who did not “stand up” to Trump? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 93,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/532861-jeff-flake-to-republicans-there-is-power-in-standing-up-to-the-rank-corruptions-of-a

POLITICO
— The racial contradictions of Trump’s ‘law and order’ mantra. Police treatment of the Capitol rioters “says a lot about who is an enemy combatant and who is not.” – SABRINA RODRIGUEZ, MAYA KING and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/donald-trump-law-and-order-mantra-racial-455714


— Bidenworld hopes Capitol chaos gives GOP a ‘shock to the system.’ Those close to the president-elect believe the shocking siege of Congress bolsters his calls for unity. – NATASHA KORECKI, ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN and MEGAN CASSELLA
(DIERSEN: What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/capitol-chaos-biden-react-455694
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say that “He screwed the country. Trump loyalty disintegrates. Wednesday’s Capitol Hill riot will reverberate for years, shaping Trump’s legacy and pushing Republicans to confront the GOP’s future.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/trump-loyalty-capitol-attack-455667

CNN
— Trump pledges ‘orderly’ transition after riot and Biden win certification. – Allie Malloy and Veronica Stracqualursi
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/trump-biden-us-capitol-electoral-college-insurrection/index.html
— Kinzinger says “despicable” Capitol riots were started by not telling people the truth
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/congress-electoral-college-vote-count-2021/h_33c7a29498615e9e2eaff551b2d0f45b
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “An unchained Trump threatens more mayhem in his final dangerous days.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/donald-trump-electoral-college-capitol-riot/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Isolated Trump reluctantly pledges ‘orderly’ transition after inciting mob.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/trump-biden-us-capitol-electoral-college-insurrection/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Kinzinger says Republicans should ‘very ashamed’ as protesters storm the Capitol
https://www.nbcnews.com/video/rep-kinzinger-says-republicans-should-very-ashamed-as-protesters-storm-the-capitol-98944581853
— Trump loyalists push evidence-free claims that antifa activists fueled mob. The claims are typical of many that arise during major news events and particularly violent acts; fringe communities often label them “false flag” attacks. – Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/trump-loyalists-push-evidence-free-claims-antifa-activists-fueled-mob-n1253176
— Law enforcement officials across the U.S. shocked by police failure to stop Capitol invasion. Ex-Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said police shouldn’t have been surprised by the actions of pro-Trump protesters given the heated rhetoric of 2020. – Tom Winter and Andrew Blankstein
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/law-enforcement-officials-across-u-s-shocked-police-failure-stop-n1253193

CBS NEWS
— 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol – JORDAN FREIMAN
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-supporters-us-capitol-4-dead/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say that “Trump supporters” assaulted the Capitol. What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/trump-us-capitol-secured-dc-protest/

YAHOO NEWS
— VP Mike Pence Avoids Questions About 25th Amendment
https://news.yahoo.com/vp-mike-pence-avoids-questions-130400538.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump openly condones supporters who violently stormed the Capitol, prompting Twitter to lock his account.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/trump-protesters.html
— FRONT PAGE: A Mob and the Breach of Democracy: The Violent End of the Trump Era. Those who warned of worst-case scenarios under President Trump — only to be dismissed as alarmists — found some of their darkest fears realized in the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday. – Peter Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/trump-congress.html

NEW YORK POST
— Ashli Babbitt, protester killed at Capitol, was Air Force vet from California – Elizabeth Rosner and Kate Sheehy
https://nypost.com/2021/01/06/protester-killed-in-capitol-was-air-force-vet-from-california/

WASHINGTON POST
— Capitol breach prompts urgent questions about security failures – Carol D. Leonnig, Aaron C. Davis, Dan Lamothe and David A. Fahrenthold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/capitol-breach-security-failures/2021/01/06/e1e09b80-5061-11eb-b96e-0e54447b23a1_story.html
— The National Guard has been called out in Washington, D.C. Here’s what you need to know. Attempts to use the National Guard for partisan purposes would be highly controversial. – Jim Golby and Carrie A. Lee
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/07/national-guard-has-been-called-out-washington-dc-heres-what-you-need-know/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump has shown an incomprehensible indifference to mayhem.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/06/trump-has-shown-an-incomprehensible-indifference-mayhem/
— For a divided country, riot at the U.S. Capitol becomes one more flash point – Jimmy Magahern, Jenna Johnson and Griff Witte
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-reaction-capitol-riots/2021/01/06/ac0f96ba-5042-11eb-b2e8-3339e73d9da2_story.html
— Trump’s supporters think they’re being patriotic. And that’s the problem. Incendiary rhetoric has long prompted dangerous violence in the name of national defense – Christine Adams
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/07/trumps-supporters-think-theyre-being-patriotic-thats-problem/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Don’t let the appalling mob attack on the Capitol obscure the GOP’s shameful enabling.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-01-07/trump-riots-u-s-capitol

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How the Trump term had to end.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-a-humiliating-spectacle-for-the-us-20210107-6xkg7jzpovcyxkew63sd7aagne-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Republican Party Is in Disarray. The Senate is lost, the GOP is bitterly split and Trump’s actions have consequences. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-republican-party-is-in-disarray-11609975948
— Donald Trump Turned Georgia Blue. His relentless attacks on the state’s election apparatus likely depressed Republican turnout. – Michael Barone
https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-turned-georgia-blue-11609976086
— World Leaders Are Shocked, Worried by Trump Supporters’ Actions at U.S. Capitol. Some see echoes of Europe’s fascist past and Latin America’s turbulence; ‘a profound deterioration of the democratic image of the country’ – Valentina Pop and Ryan Dube
(DIERSEN: What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/world-leaders-are-shocked-worried-by-storming-of-u-s-capitol-by-trump-supporters-11609971098

FORBES
— ‘They Will Get Primaried’: Trump, His Allies, Threaten Republicans Who Won’t Object To Electoral College – Jack Brewster
(DIERSEN: Will Adam Kinzinger, Joe Wash, and Pat Brady primary all Republican candidates in Illinois who did not stand with them against Trump from the beginning?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/06/they-will-get-primaried-trump-allies-threaten-republicans-who-wont-object-to-electoral-college/

BALTIMORE SUN
— Capitol attack renews talk of removing Trump with 25th Amendment. Here’s how that would work. – MARK Z. BARABAK
(DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors were furious about Nixon. They took their anger against Nixon out on me, one of their very few Republican employees.)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-25th-amendment-20210107-s6gqna3whzcsbemh6pirngrowm-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The amendment also lays out how to replace a vice president. The first use of the amendment occurred in 1973 when President Nixon chose Rep. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan to fill the vacancy after Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned in October 1973. Ford, in turn, became president when Nixon quit in August 1974. Ford then chose former New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller as his vice president.)

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Every Trump Loyalist Is Complicit in the President’s Incitement of Sedition.” Who will be demonized, denigrated, condemned, and gotten rid of as being a Trump loyalist in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois. Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains are required to support those who win Republican primaries. Since I became a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, I have supported all those who have won Republican primaries.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-mob-incitement-capitol-riot-washington-storm-congress.html

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford UAW Workers Get Better Benefits As 400 Temp Employees Become Permanent – Brett Foote
(DIERSEN: My Democrat Post Office superiors succeeded in forcing me to resign in 1969 when I was 20 years old just before I would have had 3 years seniority, and therefore greater employee rights.)
https://fordauthority.com/2021/01/ford-uaw-workers-get-better-benefits-as-400-temp-employees-become-permanent/

GUARDIAN
— Democrats’ Georgia success reshapes US political landscape – Lauren Gambino and David Smith
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/06/democrats-georgia-success-reshapes-us-political-landscape

December 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Stimulus update: McConnell blocks House bill for $2K checks. However, McConnell says he will ‘begin a process’ to bring $2,000 checks to the table. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mcconnell-blocks-house-bill-for-$2k-stimulus-checks/9164433/
— Biden criticizes pace of COVID-19 vaccine rollout, vows to accelerate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-criticizes-pace-of-vaccine-rollout-vows-to-accelerate/9176119/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 5,644 New Coronavirus Cases, 106 Additional Deaths Tuesday. Illinois saw another uptick in COVID-19 positivity rates Tuesday.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-5644-new-coronavirus-cases-106-additional-deaths-tuesday/2404236/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Boston removes statue of slave kneeling before Abraham Lincoln – William J. Kole
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/boston-removes-statue-of-slave-kneeling-before-abraham-lincoln

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kinzinger not ruling out bid for governor | Why Lipinski voted against $2,000 payments | Chicago’s surge in homicides tied to COVID-19, Mayor Lightfoot says – LISA
DONOVAN (DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters want Kinzinger to drive out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-aspirations-trump-lipinski-payments-newman-spin-20201229-ppv4i2vptbhppoz256olss4auu-story.html
— Illinois weed sales on pace to top $1 billion in year one of recreational sales, with plenty of room to grow – ROBERT CHANNICK
(DIERSEN: To push pot on a country, state, county, township, municipality, or individual is to destroy that country, state, county, township, municipality, or individual.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-weed-illinois-growth-outlook-20201229-4jtr4bhmrncr7mfo2boxyp2s5u-story.html
— Recounts in Underwood-Oberweis, DuPage auditor and 2 other races don’t change election results
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-vote-recount-results-st-1230-20201229-wedw5j6xjra6xj7zojaljb5bkq-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 5,644 new COVID-19 cases and 106 more deaths reported as Wisconsin removed from ‘red’ tier states in Chicago travel order and city’s health commissioner gets Pfizer vaccine
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201229-ph3d3wuzdjbm5apsmfgpwvmoci-story.html
— What I learned about white privilege through 150 interviews across America – LOREN GHIGLIONE
(DIERSEN: In my defense, I would ask my critics/opponents, if I benefitted so much from White privilege, why did I do yard work and deliver newspapers 1962-1964; wash dishes 1964-1966; clean golf shoes, chip slag, and pump gasoline in 1966; deliver mail 1966-1969; work on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sell tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pump gasoline 1971-1972; collect delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audit federal agencies 1980-1997. According to my critics/opponents, the aforesaid jobs were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-race-america-20201229-ljwibunpqjgwhj44ytd6to54sy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Former DuPage County auditor Bob Grogan wants full recount after losing by 75 votes – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201229/former-dupage-county-auditor-wants-full-recount-after-losing-by-75-votes
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the petition, Grogan says 436 paper ballots cast Election Day in three precincts are invalid because election judges were required to initial the paper ballots, but did not do so. All the precincts voted at a polling place at First Christian Church in Downers Grove. The petition says an examination of those ballots in December shows 259 votes were for White and 177 votes for Grogan. If all those votes were tossed, Grogan would be the winner, according to the petition. It also alleges that election judges failed to initial 240 vote-by-mail paper ballots — 148 for White and 92 for Grogan. The petition also states there were an unexplained additional 1,626 ballots cast, compared to the number of people that voted; and that electronic voting machines favored White. The machines were available for use by people who had disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments. The petition alleges the machines highlighted White’s name, leading people to vote for him. Republicans pointed out the issue with the machines during the early-voting period. The petition says the machines would first highlight the office being voted. But if the voter didn’t select a candidate within 10 seconds, the machine would then highlight the first candidate listed, which were Democrats. The clerk agreed to put stickers on the machines warning people, but by then approximately 120,000 people had voted by machine, according to the petition. “I’m confident that I will prevail in the litigation,” said White, adding that Grogan was pursuing “technicalities” to invalidate votes. During the discovery recount, ballots from 286 of the county’s 930 precincts were recounted. Pat Bond, the county’s election attorney, said the disputed ballots in the three precincts in Downers Grove were initialed electronically in the poll book. Judges were instructed to sign there and on the ballot. he said, because state law only refers to paper ballots.)

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Pritzker Yielded More Power in 2020 Than Typical of Office – Cole Lauterbach
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=316466#.X-u_vhl_OM8

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Some GOP senators warm to $2K stimulus checks – Raquel Martin
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/some-gop-senators-warm-to-2k-stimulus-checks/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Gallup Poll: President Trump And Michelle Obama Most Admired Man And Woman In America – DUSTIN JONES
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gallup-poll-president-trump-and-michelle-obama-most-admired-man-and-woman-america#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump lashes out at GOP after override vote on defense bill – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/trump-lashes-out-at-gop-after-override-vote-on-defense-bill

JOLIET PATCH
— 1,600 Marijuana Convictions Expunged In Will County. Will County Chief Judge Dan Kennedy said, “Restorative justice is important to Will County and to our society as a whole.” –
John Ferak (DIERSEN: To have used pot illegally is to have demonstrated disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/1-600-marijuana-convictions-expunged-will-county

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Kelly: Rep. Kinzinger has Destroyed His Future with GOP
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/#kelly-rep-kinzinger-has-destroyed-his-future-with-gop

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry Township Road District Tax Levy Suit Against Trustees Lost, Allowing Next Year’s Levy Cut over $900,000 to Stand
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/29/mchenry-township-road-district-levy-suit-against-trustees-lost-allowing-next-years-levy-cut-over-900000-to-stand/
— No Decision in Algonquin Township Abolition Petition Objection Hearing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/29/no-decision-in-algonquin-township-abolition-petition-hearing/
— Charges Modified Against Antioch Resident Kyle Rittenhouse
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/29/rittenhouse122920/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Seeking District Residents for Advisory Councils
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/29/underwood122920/
— McHenry County Departments Exploring Impact of Consolidating Algonquin Township into McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/29/mchenry-county-departments-exploring-impact-of-consolidating-algonquin-township-into-mchenry-county/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— American youth too flabby to defend nation, retired generals say – Mike Glenn (DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I was 1-A for the draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, that I had partial red/green color blindness, and that I could not run because I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ).)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/28/military-recruiting-crisis-looms-us-youth-too-flab/

DAILY WIRE
— CNBC Survey: Vast Majority Of Top Investors Believe Stocks Will Be ‘Worse’ Under Biden – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/vast-majority-of-top-investors-believe-stocks-will-be-worse-under-biden

PJ MEDIA
— It’s Official: Trump Is the Most Admired Man in America, Edging Out the Top Democrat – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/12/29/its-official-trump-is-the-most-admired-man-in-america-edging-out-the-top-democrat-n1290746
— Democrats Are Right to Worry About the Georgia Runoffs – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/election/tyler-o-neil/2020/12/29/democrats-are-right-to-worry-about-the-georgia-runoffs-but-dont-get-cocky-n1291175

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump: Unless Republicans Have ‘Death Wish,’ Must Approve $2,000 Stimulus Checks – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-unless-republicans-have-death-wish-must-approve-2000-stimulus-checks_3636384.html

POLITICO
— How state marijuana legalization became a boon for corruption. By making local officials the gatekeepers for million-dollar businesses, states created a breeding ground for bribery and favoritism. – MONA ZHANG
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/27/marijuana-legalization-corruption-450529

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQers crow about their success in destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/12/six-2020-victories-lgbtq-community/

December 17 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— US jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus
https://wgntv.com/news/us-jobless-claims-rise-to-885000-amid-resurgence-of-virus/

NBC5
— Illinois Overpaid Coronavirus Unemployment Claims: Now The State Wants Its Money Back. Workers who received unemployment benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program are now on the hook to repay some of the money. – Lisa Parker and Courtney Copenhagen
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-overpaid-coronavirus-unemployment-claims-now-the-state-wants-its-money-back/2397597/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DuPage County receives 13,650 doses of COVID-19 vaccine
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dupage-county-receives-13650-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Black lawmakers in Springfield look to take on criminal justice reform, systemic racism in lame duck session – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/12/16/22179373/legislative-black-caucus-criminal-justice-reform-illinois-springfield-kimberly-lightford
— A police raid on a terrorized innocent woman shouts out for true reform. We are scandalized that once again we are left with questions about the conduct of Chicago police that we hoped we would never have to ask again. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/17/22187531/chicago-police-raid-terrorized-innocent-woman-shouts-out-true-reform

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois and dozens of other states sue Google, allege search giant is illegal monopoly – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-google-antitrust-lawsuit-20201217-ydgdjbq6xbhqxgzw6f7wpffm6q-story.html
— Count the failures in CPD’s botched raid. There are plenty. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-police-anjanette-young-lightfoot-20201217-bfjc4exlhrfsdnd35dwtri3mqy-story.html
— People are using more alcohol, weed and drugs because of COVID-19. If you’re in over your head, we have help. – STEPHANIE REYNOLDS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/living/health/ct-life-alcohol-weed-drugs-health-covid-19-roundup-20201217-qquxy3hrgjcrjjhqiegwfjo6jm-story.html
— EEOC guidance: Yes, employers can require the COVID-19 vaccine – ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-employer-covid-vaccination-eeoc-guidance-20201217-u5skkon6mvbcziedh5tagydepi-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In essence, the EEOC said employers can require that employees get inoculated as a condition of going to work, unless an employee declines because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief. In such cases, the employer must offer a reasonable accommodation to the employee, such as working remotely, as long as the accommodation doesn’t cause “undue hardship” for the employer. If there is no accommodation possible, then an employer may prohibit the employee from entering the premises but not necessarily fire the worker. The employer must see if the employee has any other rights under federal or local laws, including the ability to take unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, before an employer can exclude a worker from the physical worksite, the employer must determine if the unvaccinated employee presents a significant risk in harm to health or safety that cannot be eliminated or reduced through reasonable accommodations.)
— Cook County becomes largest county to officially recognize Juneteenth as paid holiday for its employees – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-juneteenth-cook-county-paid-holiday-20201217-qbrw7gmokragrltyie45cm3yli-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Northfield Republicans present township candidates
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201216/northfield-republicans-present-township-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois helped fuel unexpected rise in national jobless claims. Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits jumped to the highest level in three months, reflecting rising claims here and in California.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/illinois-helped-fuel-unexpected-rise-national-jobless-claims
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/deals-show-desire-cash-illinois-weed-market

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Vaccines roll out as virus deaths keep rising – Ron DeBrock
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Vaccines-roll-out-as-virus-deaths-keep-rising-15812511.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— Google Hit With Another Lawsuit Challenging Its Dominance – SHANNON BOND
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/google-hit-another-lawsuit-challenging-its-dominance#stream/0

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Illinois Sues Google For Alleged Illegal Search Engine Monopoly. “Google’s actions have not only negatively affected competition … but have also risked the privacy of consumers,” IL AG Kwame Raoul said. – J. Ryne Danielson
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/il-sues-google-alleged-illegal-search-engine-monopoly

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PENSIONS SET TO CONSUME 29% OF ILLINOIS’ BUDGET AMID $7 BILLION DEBT INCREASE – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pensions-set-to-consume-29-of-illinois-budget-amid-7-billion-debt-increase/
— ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS APPROACHING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN LEVELS – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-unemployment-claims-approaching-covid-19-lockdown-levels/

CAPITOL FAX
— 8,828 new confirmed and probable cases; 181 additional deaths; 4,751 hospitalized; 1,056 in the ICU; 8.4 percent case positivity rate; 10.0 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/17/8828-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-181-additional-deaths-4751-hospitalized-1056-in-the-icu-84-percent-case-positivity-rate-100-percent-test-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Georgia announces signature matching review in all counties – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/17/georgia-announces-signature-matching-review-all-co/

GOPUSA
— Mitt Romney Illustrates How To Lose, Boosts Biden, Not So Sure ‘Trumpism Is Going Away’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99318
— Money From Facebook’s Zuckerberg Used To Undermine Election, Violate Law
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99376
— Media Gets An F For Mocking Trump Claim Vaccine Could Be Available By The End Of The Year
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99332
— Pelosi, The Press, And The 25th Amendment — Parts Of A Plan? – Chad Groening
https://www.gopusa.com/pelosi-the-press-and-the-25th-amendment-parts-of-a-plan/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— 74 Million-Plus Americans Won’t Sit Down and Shut Up (DIERSEN: 2,446,891 voted for Trump in Illinois. 193,611 voted for Trump in DuPage County. 20,080 in voted for Trump in Milton Township. 157 voted for Trump in my precinct.)
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/12/16/74-million-plus-americans-are-mad-as-hell/

BLAZE
— Health care worker without history of allergies hospitalized in ICU following severe allergic reaction after receiving COVID-19 vaccine – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/health-care-worker-hospitalized-covid-vaccine
— Sen. Rand Paul says voter ‘fraud happened’ and ‘the election in many ways was stolen’ Will the Kentucky Republican challenge the Electoral College votes? – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/sen-rand-paul-says-voter-fraud-happened-and-the-election-in-many-ways-was-stolen

DAILY CALLER
— New Jobless Claims Increase To 885,000, Economists Expected 808,000 – THOMAS CATENACCI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/12/17/new-jobless-claims-increase-above-economists-expectations/

FEDERALIST
— With Election Over, Facebook and Twitter Pause Some Efforts To Crush Conservatives – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/17/with-election-over-facebook-and-twitter-pause-some-efforts-to-crush-conservatives/

NEWSMAX
— It’s Over? ‘Not My President’ to Be Taken to New Heights – Sid Dinerstein
https://www.newsmax.com/siddinerstein/its-over-democrats-defections-cheat/2020/12/16/id/1001854/

LAKE SUPERIOR NEWS
— Identity politics is an evil virus spreading across society – Gerry Bowler
https://lakesuperiornews.com/Opinion/identity-politics-is-an-evil-virus-spreading-across-society

POLITICO
— Top Biden aide walks back expletive description of Republicans. “I used some words that I probably could have chosen better,” Jen O’Malley Dillon said of her recent interview with Glamour magazine. – QUINT FORGEY and MATTHEW CHOI
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/17/biden-aide-republicans-description-447703

CNN
— House conservative pushes back on ‘surrender caucus’ after McConnell urges senators to let election results stand – Manu Raju and Daniella Diaz
By Manu Raju and Daniella Diaz
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/16/politics/mo-brooks-surrender-caucus/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Virginia GOP censures lawmaker who officiated gay wedding. Rep. Denver Riggleman went “against the values and principles of the Republican party” by officiating the same-sex nuptials, the unanimous resolution stated. – Cynthia Silva (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2006 effort to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/virginia-gop-censures-lawmaker-who-officiated-gay-wedding-n1251524

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— These Are the U.S. Antitrust Cases Facing Google, Facebook and Others. Various federal agencies and state attorneys general are launching competition-focused probes and lawsuits against Big Tech. – John D. McKinnon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/these-are-the-u-s-antitrust-cases-facing-google-facebook-and-others-11608150564

NEWSWEEK
— ‘Can Trump Still Win Election?’ Searches Surge As Supporters Hope for Miracle – DARRAGH ROCHE
https://www.newsweek.com/can-trump-still-win-election-searches-surge-supporters-hope-miracle-1555524

PRESS GAZETTE
— Most popular subscription news websites in the world revealed – William Turvill (DIERSEN: The list includes: New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Atlantic, Telegraph, McClatchy, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, New Yorker, Boston Globe, and Minneapolis Star Tribune.)
https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/news-publishers-surpassed-100000-digital-subscriptions/

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s New Brand Is Loser.”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/trumps-new-brand-is-loser

December 2 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 10 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— VIDEO: Demetra Demonte on claims of voter fraud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38N3V27x7oI

WBEZ
— OUTSTANDING: The GOP Is Backing Trump As He Fights The Election Results – AP
https://www.wbez.org/stories/the-gop-is-backing-trump-as-he-fights-the-election-results/67f9ce09-e165-47a2-9fda-e292e7316d78

WTTW
— What Does the Future Hold for House Speaker Madigan? – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/11/09/what-does-future-hold-house-speaker-madigan

NBC5
— Pritzker Again Hints at Possibility of Another Stay-at-Home Order “I’m very concerned as we approach Thanksgiving,” Pritzker said
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-again-hints-at-possibility-of-another-stay-at-home-order/2366811/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republican newcomer Mike Buehler holds big lead for McHenry County board chairman over incumbent Jack Franks going into final counts – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-mchenry-county-board-chair-election-20201110-nhuedsliibgbplp7q4ed4fzlx4-story.html
— Elmhurst police take 21 reports of unemployment scams in three days as police throughout the area continue to take reports of ID theft – CHUCK FIELDMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/ct-dob-elmhurst-unemployment-scam-tl-1112-20201109-ntgglor4wree3clcrc5j4qgb6a-story.html
— Suburban counties face 10-person gathering limit, Pritzker raises possibility of another stay-at-home order as coronavirus surge continues unabated – DAN PETRELLA and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-tighter-restrictions-20201109-qcnxsvoip5ajbmh4aqtv3q3j3y-story.html
— Fixing Illinois’ fiscal mess is possible, but we might need Michael Madigan to do it – JIM NOWLAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-tax-income-sales-20201109-kpw5jh52v5erxjhyvcopkaa5fq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Monthly pot sales in Illinois top $100M for first time In the first 10 months since cannabis was fully legalized, dispensaries sold over $500 million worth of recreational weed and more than $300 million in medical pot. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/11/9/21557013/illinois-pot-sales-monthly-record-marijuana-cannabis-legalization
— Black voters won this election for Biden and Democrats (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Did those who share your demographics vote for Republicans or for Democrats?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/9/21557133/black-voters-won-this-election-for-biden-and-democrats-and-now-our-fights-against-neoliberalism

DAILY HERALD
— OCTOBER 30, 2020 FLASHBACK: Biden marks Iowa rise from caucus collapse to fall contender – AP (DIERSEN: One of the most important things that Republican Precinct Committeemen do is vote in township slating and caucuses. SEE: https://www.toi.org/Resources/e08da530-2b0b-4068-81ec-6aa1085a4796/Nuts%20and%20Bolts%20of%20the%20Township%20Election.pdf )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201030/biden-marks-iowa-rise-from-caucus-collapse-to-fall-contender

HERALD NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters congratulate Biden.
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/11/09/will-county-area-representatives-congratulate-president-elect-biden-on-win/ajzxlkb/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lawsuits pile up as Trump campaign alleges voter fraud in at least 5 states – Leandra Bernstein
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/lawsuits-pile-up-as-trump-campaign-alleges-voter-fraud-in-at-least-5-states

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Appointee Delays Biden Transition Process, Citing Need For ‘Clear’ Winner – BRIAN NAYLOR
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-appointee-delays-biden-transition-process-citing-need-clear-winner#stream/0
— Joe Biden Has Plans To Reverse Many Of Trump’s Immigration Policies – CARRIE KAHN (DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/joe-biden-has-plans-reverse-many-trumps-immigration-policies#stream/0

WJOL
— “Stop The Steal” Rally Held In Springfield (DIERSEN: What percent of those who conducted the November 3, 2020 election are filled with hatred against Trump?)
https://www.wjol.com/stop-the-steal-rally-held-in-springfield/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters accuse Trump of preventing peaceful transition of power.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/lawmakers-accuse-trump-of-preventing-peaceful-transition-of-power/

MDJ ONLINE
— A proposed rule from the Illinois State Board of Education to have Illinois teachers vow to encourage progressive views is unconstitutional and discriminatory, according to the Pro-Family Alliance and the Thomas More Society. – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/group-raises-questions-over-proposed-rule-to-require-teachers-in-illinois-to-promote-progressive-views/article_bfa93fe3-2be2-5ed2-8b0c-0898a26a765d.html

WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White-haters promote hatred of Whites and object to “White Lives Matter.”
https://week.com/2020/11/09/white-lives-matter-flyers-spread-from-east-peoria-to-mclean-county/

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Chicago Teachers Union Seeks Formal Mediation Over In-Person Learning. Most parents want the virus under control before their kids return to classrooms, CTU President Jesse Sharkey said.
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/chicago-teachers-union-seeks-formal-mediation-over-person-learning

CHICAGO PATCH
— Why Did Pritzker Party In A Crowd Despite His Coronavirus Advice? Gov. Pritzker celebrated President Trump’s demise in a crowd like it’s a holiday party that he doesn’t recommend you attend. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/why-did-pritzker-party-crowd-despite-his-coronavirus-advice

WIREPOINTS
— Give Us Better Data And Projections: With COVID-19 Cases Soaring, Officially Reported Information Is Increasingly Useless
https://wirepoints.org/give-us-better-data-and-projections-with-covid-19-cases-soaring-officially-reported-information-is-increasingly-useless-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS SEES LARGEST INCREASE IN NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS IN THE NATION – Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-sees-largest-increase-in-new-unemployment-claims-in-the-nation/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pritzker welcomes Biden’s COVID-19 plan for masks, testing – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/9/pritzker-welcomes-bidens-covid-19-plan-for-masks-t/
— Pro-life Democrats celebrate ‘huge’ wins in 81 state, local races as House ranks thin Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson’s defeat reduces ranks in Congress – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are pro-life. I would focus on a) past and present RINO leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter and b) RINO candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 and their major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff, and campaign volunteers.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/9/democrats-life-america-celebrate-huge-wins-house-r/

BLAZE
— Fox News cuts away from Kayleigh McEnany’s speech on allegations of voter fraud Host Neil Cavuto said ‘unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this’ – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ready-fox-news-cuts-away-from-kayleigh-mcenanys-speech-on-allegations-of-voter-fraud

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Campaign Launches Another Lawsuit In Pennsylvania Over Ballot ‘Curing’ – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/09/trump-campaign-lawsuit-pennsylvania-ballot-curing/

PATRIOT POST
— The Biden Years Bode Ill for Republicans If Joe Biden does indeed become our 46th president, Republicans will likely be under siege. – Harold Hutchison (DIERSEN: If Biden wins, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, citizens of foreign countries, etc. will put tremendous pressure on him to use the federal government to get rid of Republicans who share his demographics. What demographics do you share with Biden? Biden and I are both White, male, old, non-poor, draft avoiders, Christian, Corvette owners, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://patriotpost.us/articles/74776-the-biden-years-bode-ill-for-republicans-2020-11-10

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump to revive campaign-style rallies as he fights legal cases; Rep Collins heads Georgia recount – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/11/09/trump-to-revive-campaign-style-rallies-as-he-fights-legal-cases-rep-collins-heads-georgia-recount-994509

EPOCH TIMES
— ELECTION OUTCOME UNCLEAR AMID PENDING RECOUNTS AND LEGAL CHALLENGES
https://www.theepochtimes.com/?ref=brief_News&utm_source=morningbrief

WASHINGTON NEWSDAY
— Trump wins the highest percentage of non-white voters of all Republicans in 60 years, doubles LGBTQ support starting in 2016 – JONATHAN EDWARDS
https://washingtonnewsday.com/us-politics/trumpf-wins-the-highest-percentage-of-non-white-voters-of-all-republicans-in-60-years-doubles-lgbtq-support-starting-in-2016-end-the-poll/

THE HILL
— Senate roadblocks threaten to box in Biden – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/525239-senate-roadblocks-threaten-to-box-in-biden

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump won’t concede the 2020 election to Biden. Here’s why that matters.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-won-t-concede-2020-election-biden-here-s-why-ncna1247183

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republicans Back Trump’s Refusal to Concede, Declining to Recognize Biden Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, slammed Democrats for expecting the president to quickly concede and said he had every right to pursue legal challenges. – Nicholas Fandos and Emily Cochrane
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/us/politics/republicans-trump-concede-2020-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “Software Glitches Are Not Affecting Vote Counts.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/technology/no-software-glitches-are-not-affecting-vote-counts.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says “The Conservative Movement Needs a Reckoning.” Who are the conservative leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality? To be a conservative, you must be both a fiscal conservative and a social conservative.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/opinion/donald-trump-conservatives.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating lawyers promote hate-filled Trump-hating lawyers.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/business/jones-day-trump-election-lawsuits.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in flooding America with citizens of foreign countries. Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/us/immigration-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “‘Stop the Steal’ supporters, restrained by Facebook, turn to Parler to peddle false election claims. Alternative social media app Parler has surged in popularity as Facebook restricts groups spreading false election claims”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/10/facebook-parler-election-claims/

USA TODAY
— Joe Biden administration likely to overturn controversial Donald Trump diversity training executive order – Jessica Guynn (DIERSEN: Democrats use “diversity training” to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/11/08/donald-trump-diversity-executive-order-joe-biden/6180668002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Top GOP Lawmakers Back Trump on Challenges to Election Result Sen. McConnell joins Reps. McCarthy and Scalise in declining to call President-elect Biden the winner – Kristina Peterson and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/many-republicans-back-trump-on-challenges-to-election-result-11604925680
— McConnell Backs Trump in Not Conceding Race – Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-biden-election-day-2020/card/W3mkbdLwnutI54MAwI4H
— GOP Senate Is a Blessing for Biden He needs someone to blame when he inevitably fails to deliver what his party’s leftists want. – Bobby Jindal
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senate-is-a-blessing-for-biden-11604946650

BLOOMBERG
— Army of Trump Judges Will Weigh Legal Challenges to Biden Agenda
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-10/army-of-trump-judges-will-weigh-legal-challenges-to-biden-agenda

MARKET WATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump hater says “Republicans must break with Trump and reach out to Biden so that Americans can heal and democracy can thrive.”
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/republicans-must-break-with-trump-and-reach-out-to-biden-so-that-americans-can-heal-and-democracy-can-thrive-2020-11-08

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “What Does Fox News Do Now?” and says “Schism With Trump Supporters Over Election Coverage Points to Network’s Future.”
https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-future-trump-supporters-viewers-biden-1546170

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ focus on destroying Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/11/weve-got-bigger-problem-now/

November 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL again breaks COVID-19 daily record with 10,376 new cases, 49 deaths Illinois breaks daily COVID-19 case record for 2nd day in a row – Mark Rivera
https://abc7chicago.com/health/watch-live-gov-jb-pritzker-holds-covid-19-briefing-/7706798/
— Election officials in swing states worried by threats and protesters – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/election-officials-worried-by-threats-and-protesters/7707136/
— What’s a ‘cured ballot’ in the 2020 presidential election? – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/what-to-know-about-cured-ballots/7712410/

NBC5
— Record-High Daily Case Count, State Considers More Restrictions
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-updates-record-high-daily-case-count-state-considers-more-restrictions/2365212/

CBS2
— President Trump Keeps Up Fight Over Election While Biden Prepares Transition Team — What Happens Next? Local Experts Weigh In – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/06/election-2020-president-trump-biden-ballot-battle-experts/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Oh, say can you see that big blue wave? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-blue-wave-kass-20201106-acpcnbr73jbofdf3icwmliebiu-story.html
— Trump vs. Biden: Inside Chicago’s lone ward that voted to keep the Republican president: ‘I don’t talk about it, you know?’ – ALICE YIN and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-presidential-election-chicago-ward-trump-vote-20201107-m2y5nabl3bcixa3zxaungk3kqu-htmlstory.html
— Duckworth, Quigley now leaning on Madigan | Pritzker in self-isolation after COVID-19 exposure | Will we have a winner soon? | Near record voter turnout and partisan divide – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-duckworth-quigley-madigan-voter-turnout-spin-20201106-mansuuko2zeifdqbv6je47rcoi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/6/21552823/president-donald-trump-have-you-no-shame-joseph-mccarthy-joe-biden-election
— Illinois Dems lost big because of Mike Madigan, and it could get worse if he remains in power  The anti-Madigan message came through in the fight against the graduated income tax, the ouster of a Supreme Court justice and the loss of Illinois House seats. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/6/21553538/mike-madigan-j-b-pritzker-graduated-income-tax-loss-2020-election-rich-miller
— Slim chances for Trump to get Supreme Court to intervene in election Over the last two days, Trump has leaned in to the idea that the high court should get involved in the election as it did in 2000. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/11/4/21549051/presidential-race-trump-biden-results-states-michigan-pennsylvania-wisconsin-recount
— A broken record: State shatters COVID-19 daily high again with 10,376 new cases Asked Friday if additional mitigation efforts were on the way, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said, “It’s the last thing I want to do, but I’m ready to do it.” – Mitch Dudek and Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/6/21553082/coronavirus-illinois-covid-19-daily-case-count-record-j-b-pritzker

DAILY HERALD
— Rickert concedes victory to Pierog in Kane County chairman race – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201106/rickert-concedes-victory-to-pierog-in-kane-county-chairman-race
— Questionable signatures, mail-in vs. in-person: More than 1,700 McHenry County voters had issues casting ballots – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201106/questionable-signatures-mail-in-vs-in-person-more-than-1700-mchenry-county-voters-had-issues-casting-ballots
— Underwood continues to close in on Oberweis in 14th Congressional race – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201106/underwood-continues-to-close-in-on-oberweis-in-14th-congressional-race

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Nearly 70,000 mail-in ballots have been received, not yet counted in Lake County – EMILY K. COLEMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/11/06/nearly-70-000-mail-in-ballots-have-been-received-not-yet-counted-in-lake-county/ajhbzji/
— Illinois GOP touts victories in 2020 elections Democratic setbacks spark turmoil over party leadership – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/11/06/illinois-gop-touts-victories-in-2020-elections/a6k067/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Cabello’s lead over Vella shrinks in 68th House District – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20201106/cabellorsquos-lead-over-vella-shrinks-in-68th-house-district

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 628 COVID-19 cases Friday, 7 deaths – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/07/dupage-county-reports-628-covid-19-cases-friday-7-deaths/alaa34g/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Duckworth & Durbin v. Madigan: WHEN YOU STRIKE AT A KING – Shia Kapos (DIERSEN: Did you ever strike at a king, for example, have you ever ran against the chairman of an organization that you are/were a member of? I have not. I have been a member of the a) Illinois CPA Society and the Association of Government Accountants since 1979, Milton Township Republican Organization since 1999, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter since 2001, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce since 2003. I was a member of the Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007. One could argue that I struck at kings with the lawsuits that I filed during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/11/06/when-you-strike-at-a-king-mccombies-leadership-play-terrible-milestone-490831

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION

— Election Results (Updated Friday, November 6, 2020, 5:41 PM)

https://www.dupageresults.com/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County Clerk Says About 2,000 Votes Outstanding
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/mchenry-count-clerk-says-about-2000-votes-outstanding/
— Reader Offers to Build a Web Site for Anyone Willing to Run for McHenry Grade School Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/reader-offers-to-build-a-we-site-for-anyone-willing-to-run-for-mchenry-grade-school-board/
— Why Did Oberweis Do Better Against His Opponent Than Ives Did Against Hers?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/why-did-oberweis-do-better-against-his-opponent-than-ives-did-against-hers/
— IL-14: Simpler Reason Why Jim Oberweis on Threshold of Winning
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/oberweis110620/
— Tribune Quotes Man Who Helped Defeat Jeanne Ives as to GOP Election Day Successes in Illinois
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/tribune-quotes-man-who-helped-defeat-jeanne-ives-as-to-gop-election-day-successes-in-illinois/
— Crystal Lake Professor Nick Kachiroubas Makes Quotable Status
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/crystal-lake-professor-nick-kachiroubas-makes-quotable-status/
— IL-14 Overtime: Jim Oberweis Lead Down to 628 Votes Updated 9:06 PM CST 11/5/20
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/05/il14returns/
— Senator Representing McHenry County Now Top Republican Senator
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/05/senator-representing-mchenry-county-now-top-republican-senator/
— Northwest Herald Has Trouble Featuring Election Winners It Hasn’t Endorsed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/05/northwest-herald-has-trouble-featuring-election-winners-it-hasnt-endorsed/
— Remember the Ridicule in the Comment Section about an Algonquin Immigrant Who Didn’t Want to Live in a Socialist Country Again?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/05/remember-the-ridicule-in-the-comment-section-about-an-algonquin-immigrant-who-didnt-want-to-live-in-a-socialist-country-again/
— Winnebago County Voters Seem to Have Rejected Changing to a County Executive Form of Government
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/winnebago-county-voters-seem-to-have-rejected-changing-to-a-county-executive-form-of-government/
— Elk Grove Township Voters Merge Road District with Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/elk-grove-township-voters-merge-road-district-with-township/
— Dave Chapman Running for Algonquin Township Supervisor as Independent
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/dave-chapman-running-for-algonquin-township-supervisor/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 700,000 AMERICANS RETURNED TO WORK IN OCTOBER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/700000-americans-returned-to-work-in-october-.html
— DEMOCRAT GUN CONTROL ACTIVIST ELECTED TO IL HOUSE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/democrat-gun-control-activist-elected-to-il-house.html
— THORNER: IS A FAIR COUNTING OF LEGAL VOTES TOO MUCH TO ASK?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/thorner-is-a-fair-counting-of-legal-votes-too-much-to-ask.html
— ILLINOIS’ COVID COSTS AMONG HIGHEST IN US
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/illinois-covid-costs-among-highest-in-us-.html
— TRUMP CAMPAIGN: THIS ELECTION IS NOT OVER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/trump-campaign-this-election-is-not-over-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McCombie v. Durkin: The return of the circular firing squad
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/the-return-of-the-circular-firing-squad-3/
— Pritzker talks contact tracing
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/pritzker-talks-contact-tracing/
— IUOE 150 to Dems: Stop the blame game (DIERSEN: Who/what will get the most blame for Republican losses in your county? How much turnover has there been in your county during the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25+ years, that is, how many hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters have moved into your county to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there? I should write a book about hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/150-to-dems-stop-the-blame-game/
— COVID-19 Roundup: Motion to consolidate 11 cases; Liability concerns for basketball; DCEO grant clawback; Cook’s lack of contact tracing; CTU loses reopening battle
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/covid-19-roundup-motion-to-consolidate-11-cases-liability-concerns-for-basketball-dceo-grant-clawback-cooks-lack-of-contact-tracing-ctu-loses-reopening-battle/
— 10,376 new cases, 49 additional deaths, 4,090 hospitalized, 786 in the ICU, 9.6 percent case positivity rate, 11.1 percent test positivity rate, 75 of 102 counties at warning level
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/10376-new-cases-49-additional-deaths-4090-hospitalized-786-in-the-icu-96-perccent-case-positivity-rate-111-percent-test-positivity-rate-75-of-102-counties-at-warning-level/
— Complete smackdown: Foxfire restaurant TRO reversed by appellate court
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/complete-smackdown-foxfire-restaurant-tro-reversed-by-appellate-court/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump vows to continue legal battle – Katherine Doyle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-vows-to-continue-legal-battle

GOPUSA
— Biden Campaign Threatens To ‘Escort Trump Out Of White House’ If He Refuses To Concede Election
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97455

BLAZE
— Georgia secretary of state: There will be a recount, nearly 9,000 military ballots still outstanding ‘We will get it right, and we’ll defend the integrity of our election’ – Chris Field
https://www.theblaze.com/news/georgia-secretary-of-state-there-will-be-a-recount-nearly-9000-military-ballots-still-outstanding

PJ MEDIA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ballot Initiatives on Legalizing Weed Pass in 5 States – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/11/05/ballot-initiatives-on-legalizing-weed-pass-in-5-states-n1126447

WASHINGTON POST
— Five myths about misinformation – Brendan Nyhan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-misinformation/2020/11/06/b28f2e94-1ec2-11eb-90dd-abd0f7086a91_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump turns angry as possible defeat looms.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-mood-election/2020/11/05/57fabc34-1f9c-11eb-b532-05c751cd5dc2_story.html

FORBES
— Trump Allies Suggest Electoral College Could Overturn A Biden Win. Here’s Why That (Probably) Wouldn’t Work. – Joe Walsh
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/11/05/trump-allies-suggest-electoral-college-could-overturn-a-biden-win-heres-why-that-probably-wouldnt-work/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Trump Voters Scorch Media Coverage; Biden Voters Like It
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/trump_voters_scorch_media_coverage_biden_voters_like_it

November 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago protest: Group marches through Loop calling on President Trump to concede 2020 election
https://abc7chicago.com/traffic/chicago-protest-calls-for-trump-to-concede-election/7652530/
— Trump sues in Pennsylvania, Michigan; asks for Wisconsin recount in 2020 presidential election results
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-sues-in-pennsylvania-michigan;-asks-for-wis-recount/7631661/
— 2020 Presidential Election Results: Live updates as Trump, Biden race to 270 electoral votes President Trump, former VP Biden wins hinge on key battleground states – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/2020-presidential-election-results-trump-biden-race-to-270/7483418/
— Protesters gather in cities across the US, no wide unrest seen – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/protesters-gather-in-cities-across-the-us-no-wide-unrest-seen/7636679/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 7,538 coronavirus cases along with 55 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-7538-new-covid-19-cases-55-deaths/7644362/
— Rep. Lauren Underwood, Jim Oberweis locked in neck-and-neck race in 14th District Oberweis leads Underwood by fewer than 1K votes – Karen Jordan and Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/underwood-oberweis-locked-in-neck-and-neck-race-/7621261/

NBC5
— Biden Takes Mich., Wisc.; Trump Vows Legal Fight Biden holds a 237 to 213 Electoral College advantage over Trump with nine states yet to be called. It takes 270 electoral votes to win
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/decision-2020-live-updates/2363163/
— Chicago Officials Prepared for Planned Protests Wednesday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/live-blog-chicago-officials-prepared-for-planned-protests-wednesday/2364361/
— 14th District Race Between Rep. Lauren Underwood and Jim Oberweis Remains Tight
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/14th-district-race-between-rep-lauren-underwood-and-jim-oberweis-remains-tight/2364223/
— Lightfoot ‘Heartened’ as City Remains Calm, But Urges Residents to Remain Diligent
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/lightfoot-heartened-as-city-remains-calm-but-urges-residents-to-remain-diligent/2364135/
— Younger Voters Leading Charge in Chicago’s Record-Breaking Turnout So Far, Election Officials Say
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/younger-voters-leading-charge-in-chicagos-record-breaking-numbers-so-far/2363460/

CBS2
— GOP Candidate Jim Oberweis Declares Victory, But Democrat Lauren Underwood Does Not Concede In Tight 14th Congressional District Race
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/04/gop-candidate-jim-oberweis-in-tight-race-with-democrat-lauren-underwood-in-14th-congressional-district/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Balance of power: GOP to maintain U.S. Senate majority as Democrats cling to U.S. House control – Catherine Park and Chris Williams
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/balance-of-power-gop-to-maintain-senate-majority-as-democrats-cling-to-house-control

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Peaceful crowd marches through Loop to demand every vote be counted; data shows income tax amendment voted down across state
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-live-illinois-election-results-2020-20201104-nu4kddnqkrfcrozqvewujfcu5i-story.html
— Republican Jim Oberweis claims victory, but Rep. Lauren Underwood says ‘thousands’ of votes remain uncounted in close 14th District race – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-oberweis-underwood-illinois-congressional-district-14-day-after-20201104-lrhi2qh72nguvjbm5nri3dbpxq-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 7,538 new known COVID-19 cases and 55 additional deaths reported Wednesday; no Chicago travel quarantine order update this week
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201104-3frlli2obfh47oceruxmotwidy-story.html
— Pritzker loses ‘fair tax’ ballot fight | Will election be a referendum on House Speaker Michael Madigan? | All eyes on battleground states in Trump vs. Biden – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-defeat-fair-tax-kim-foxx-wins-oberweis-underwood-spin-20201104-udyeu753pjfaxdr7ehjoeqfw7q-story.html
— Democrats look to have had big day in Kane County – STEVE LORD and MEGAN JONES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-kane-election-st-1105-20201104-2cm43joom5hn5o5ndf3gcrccbe-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Western Springs voters say no to marijuana businesses in their town – KIMBERLY FORNEK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/western-springs/ct-dws-no-marijuana-referendum-tl-1105-20201104-l7554pws5bgx5nsms345t4k754-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Weed a clear winner Tuesday as 6 suburbs vote to allow recreational sales, 5 states legalize pot in some form Voters in Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Park Ridge, Wilmette, Batavia and Glen Ellyn all backed ballot measures paving the way for dispensaries to sell recreational pot. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/11/4/21549743/legal-recreational-marijuana-cannabis-elk-grove-mount-prospect-park-ridge-wilmette-arizona-jersey

DAILY HERALD
— ‘A very stressful situation’: Why election night results were delayed in DuPage, Lake counties – Lauren Rohr (DIERSEN: According to a report, the DuPage County Election Division is processing 24,000 vote-by-mail ballots (VBM) that came in Friday-Monday that the signatures were verified on and those will be posted soon. There are 2,547 provisional ballots and 23,000 VBM ballots that have not been returned yet.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/a-very-stressful-situation-why-election-night-results-were-delayed-in-dupage-lake-counties-
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The DuPage County clerk’s office had posted some early and vote-by-mail counts, but none from its 930 precincts, before a 45-minute glitch snarled the transfer of data from the tabulation system to the website, Chief Deputy County Clerk Adam Johnson said. Tallies weren’t updated again until well after 10 p.m., and vote totals from all precincts weren’t posted until 1 a.m. . .A slew of tight races in DuPage, paired with the national attention placed on vote-counting processes, resulted in a “very stressful situation,” made worse when the data export tool froze, Johnson said. Election judges continued tabulating votes while the technical problems were being addressed, he said. Election authorities anticipated processing a high volume of ballots, Johnson said, and aside from the glitch, everything went according to plan. Additional vote-by-mail ballots were being processed Wednesday, with more expected to roll in over the next two weeks, he said, and the clerk’s office communicated frequently with party leaders on both sides. But DuPage County Republican Party Chairman Jim Zay called the delay “unacceptable,” saying the state’s second-largest county should be better equipped to handle the election night rush. “We’ve had too many elections that we’ve had these issues,” he said. “It has to be fixed.” Johnson acknowledged the county’s systems are slow and outdated, adding to what is already a high-pressure situation for candidates, voters and election officials. “We’re being as transparent as possible,” he said. “We have a constant inflow of ballots … and we just had a lot of data to update over the course of the evening.”)
— Suburbs opt for Biden over Trump as transition from red to blue continues – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/suburbs-opt-for-biden-over-trump-as-transition-from-red-to-blue-continues
— Republican incumbent Wehrli ousted in House District 41 – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/republican-incumbent-wehrli-ousted-in-house-district-41
— Congressional race between Underwood and Oberweis still too close to call – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/congressional-race-between-underwood-and-oberweis-still-too-close-to-call
— Democrats gain ground in once solidly red DuPage County – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/democrats-gain-ground-in-once-solidly-red-dupage-county
— Republican challenger Lewis defeats Pappas in 45th District state house race – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/republican-challenger-lewis-defeats-pappas-in-45th-district-state-house-race
— Outstanding ballots casting uncertainty on McHenry County election results – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/outstanding-ballots-casting-uncertainty-on-mchenry-county-election-results
— Incumbent Republican Deanne Mazzochi wins in House District 47 race – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/incumbent-republican-deanne-mazzochi-wins-in-house-district-47-race
— Democrats making headway in Kane County Board races – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/democrats-making-headway-in-kane-county-board-races
— Republican incumbent Wheeler wins fourth term in 50th House District – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/republican-incumbent-wheeler-wins-fourth-term-in-50th-house-district
— Democrat Ness ousts Republican incumbent Skillicorn in House 66th District – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/democrat-ness-ousts-republican-incumbent-skillicorn-in-house-66th-district
— Republican incumbent Ugaste wins Illinois House 65th District seat – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/republican-incumbent-ugaste-wins-illinois-house-65th-district-seat
— Republican incumbent Reick wins House 63rd District race – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/republican-incumbent-reick-wins-house-63rd-district-race
— Incumbent Republican Grant holds on to House District 42 seat despite controversy – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/incumbent-republican-grant-holds-on-to-house-district-42-seat-despite-controversy

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP megadonors’ investments pay off. Their money paid off in the ‘fair tax’ and Supreme Court fights. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/gop-megadonors-investments-pay
— ‘Fair tax’ flop leaves Pritzker, local governments scrambling to fill budget holes. The financial squeeze on the state, the CTA and other agencies tightens as voters say “no” to new taxes and Washington remains divided. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/fair-tax-flop-leaves-pritzker-local-governments-scrambling-fill-budget-holes

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker warns of 15% cuts in spending because of ‘fair tax’ failure – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article246973077.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Bill Brady not seeking GOP leadership post; could run for governor be next? – LENORE SOBOTA
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/bill-brady-not-seeking-gop-leadership-post-could-run-for-governor-be-next/article_4be886d7-496f-509f-928a-8fbb75a569f8.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Democrats make big gains on DuPage County Board – BOB RAKOW
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/04/democrats-make-big-gains-on-dupage-county-board/afguaxn/
— Good night for incumbent state legislators in DuPage County – BOB RAKOW
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/03/good-night-for-incumbent-state-legislators-in-dupage-county/afa9of5/

HINSDALE PATCH
— DuPage Democrats Poised To Take County Board. Republicans lose three seats, according to unofficial returns. In another district, a Democrat is behind by 18 votes. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/dupage-democrats-poised-take-county-board

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Resident Loses County Board Seat: Results Republicans lose three seats, according to unofficial returns. In another district, a Democrat is behind by 18 votes. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-resident-loses-county-board-seat-results

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Just 1 Chicago Ward Voted For President Trump Over Joe Biden President Donald Trump was the winner in a Far Northwest Side ward, but Joe Biden claimed the rest of the city. – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/11/04/just-1-chicago-ward-voted-for-president-trump-over-joe-biden/

BILL BRADY
— My decision not to seek re-election as Senate GOP Leader
https://mailchi.mp/bradyforillinois/vote-in-these-illinois-supreme-court-contests-4965742?e=0cb24260da

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Election Update: What We Know So Far – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/11/update-from-the-political-front/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PROGRESSIVE TAX PLAN LOSES, PRITZKER-BACKED SPOKESMAN THREATENS IL TAXPAYERS, OPPONENT RESPONDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/progressive-tax-plan-loses-pritzker-backed-spokesman-threatens-il-taxpayers-opponent-responds.html
— IVES: I HOPE IT WILL BE SAID OF OUR CAMPAIGN THAT WE KEPT THE FAITH TO THE END
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/ives-i-hope-it-will-be-said-of-our-campaign-that-we-kept-the-faith-to-the-end.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP: “We must eliminate all Madigan loyalists and the scourge of corruption that they actively enable”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/ilgop-we-must-eliminate-all-madigan-loyalists-and-the-scourge-of-corruption-that-they-actively-enable/
— Ives concedes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/ives-concedes/
— Pritzker’s graduated income tax campaign concedes defeat after huge loss
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/pritzkers-graduated-income-tax-campaign-concedes-defeat-after-huge-loss/
— The HDem caucus appears to be majority female come January
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/the-hdem-caucus-appears-to-be-majority-female-come-january/
— ILGOP: “We must eliminate all Madigan loyalists and the scourge of corruption that they actively enable”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/ilgop-we-must-eliminate-all-madigan-loyalists-and-the-scourge-of-corruption-that-they-actively-enable/
— 7,538 new cases, 55 additional deaths, 3,761 hospitalized, 776 in the ICU, 327 on ventilators, 8.5 percent average case positivity rate, 10.1 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/7538-new-cases-55-additional-deaths-3761-hospitalized-776-in-the-icu-327-on-ventilators-85-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-101-percent-average-test-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump campaign to request recount in Wisconsin, citing ‘irregularities’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/4/trump-campaign-request-recount-wisconsin-citing-ir/
— Trump campaign sues Pennsylvania elections officials to stop ballot-counting temporarily – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/4/trump-campaign-sues-pennsylvania-elections-officia/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump assembles team to fight for recounts as lawsuits fly in battleground states – Rob Crilly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-assembles-team-to-fight-for-recounts-as-lawsuits-fly-in-battleground-states

GOPUSA
— Trump Derides ‘Surprise Ballot Dumps’ — 1000s Of Votes, ALL For Biden, Magically Appear
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97305
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oregon Becomes First US State To Decriminalize Possession Of Hard Drugs
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97316

BLAZE
— President Trump says he’ll to go to Supreme Court in attempt to keep states from counting suspicious ballots Fighting words – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supreme-court-stop-ballot-counting
— As Pennsylvania counts over 2 million mail-in ballots that could sway state to Biden, GOP leaders call for PA secretary of state’s resignation ‘They don’t like the late counting of ballots because they don’t like anything that allows more eligible voters to be enfranchised’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/pennsylvania-mail-in-ballots-secretary-of-states-resignation
— Defiant Trump campaign insists they can still take Arizona and Nevada to win re-election. No concession speech yet. – PHIL SHIVER
https://www.theblaze.com/news/defiant-trump-campaign-arizona-nevada

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Will ‘Immediately’ Request A Recount In Wisconsin, Campaign Manager Bill Stepien Announces – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/04/trump-campaign-manager-wisconsin-recount-immediately/

NEWSMAX
— Biased Media Monopolies Shouldn’t Arbitrate What’s Newsworthy – Larry Bell
https://www.newsmax.com/larrybell/google-twitter-facebook-senate/2020/11/04/id/995338/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Campaign Files Suit to Halt Ballot Counting in Michigan – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-campaign-files-suit-to-halt-ballot-counting-in-michigan_3565601.html
— Trump Says He Won in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-declares-victory-in-pennsylvania-north-carolina-georgia_3565992.html

THE HILL
— Where things stand in the uncalled states – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/524491-where-things-stand-in-the-uncalled-states
— Biden wins battleground Michigan – JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/524343-biden-wins-battleground-michigan

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump campaign mounts legal barrage in three states as narrow margins raise stakes for battles over which ballots will count
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-supreme-court-election-votes/2020/11/04/4f528162-1ea1-11eb-90dd-abd0f7086a91_story.html
— Biden projected to win Wisconsin as Trump campaign will seek recount
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/11/04/trump-biden-election-live-updates/
— Where votes are still being counted – Harry Stevens, Adrian Blanco and Dan Keating
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/elections/vote-count/
— Trump campaign was livid when Fox News called Arizona for Biden — and tensions boiled over on-air – Sarah Ellison
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/fox-news-election-night-arizona/2020/11/04/194f9968-1e71-11eb-90dd-abd0f7086a91_story.html
— Pollster says his industry is in shambles after Trump outperforms predictions: ‘It is devastating’ – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/4/frank-luntz-admits-polling-industry-in-shambles-af/
— Confusion and conflict stir online as Trump claims victory, questions states’ efforts to count ballots As mainstream social media sites raced to address suspect claims, the chaotic environment showcased the fractured nature of the Internet – Craig Timberg, Tony Romm, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Drew Harwell
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/04/trump-social-media-right-wing/
— Coronavirus updates: United States tops 100,000 new coronavirus cases in a day for first time
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/03/covid-coronavirus-updates-2/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois Tax Repudiation Voters may force needed reform by rejecting Gov. Pritzker’s tax hike. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/illinois-tax-repudiation-11604534003

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Reject Post-Election Unity, Say Violence More Likely If Trump Wins (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/voters_reject_post_election_unity_say_violence_more_likely_if_trump_wins

October 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 today: IL reports 3,874 new coronavirus cases, 31 deaths; Dr. Ezike makes plea to fight pandemic fatigue – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-top-doctor-makes-plea-to-fight-covid-19-fatigue-as-numbers-continue-to-surge/7275829/

NBC5
— Pritzker Says State Police Coming to All Illinois Regions Seeing COVID-19 Surge Illinois health officials reported 3,874 new cases of coronavirus Friday, along with 31 additional deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-says-state-police-coming-to-all-illinois-regions-seeing-covid-19-surge/2358420/
— Illinois’ Top Health Official Delivers Emotional Plea as Cases Surge
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/illinois-top-health-official-delivers-emotional-plea-as-cases-surge/2358464/
— They See Dead People—DuPage County Investigating Ballot Applications From Deceased Voters The County Clerk suggests someone may be trying to test election security – Phil Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/they-see-dead-people-dupage-county-investigating-ballot-applications-from-deceased-voters/2358435/
— Trump Campaign Sues in Nevada to Stop Vegas-Area Vote Count Trump has claimed repeatedly without evidence that widespread mail-in voting will lead to fraud – Ken Ritter
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-campaign-sues-in-nevada-to-stop-vegas-area-vote-count/2358452/

CBS2
— ‘Fight The Fatigue’ Illinois’ Health Director Pleads For People To Take COVID-19 Seriously, Adhere To Pandemic Restrictions
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/10/23/fight-the-fatigue-illinois-health-director-pleads-for-people-to-take-covid-19-seriously-and-adhere-to-pandemic-restrictions/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— US records over 71,000 new COVID-19 cases in highest single-day increase since July – Austin Williams
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/us-records-over-71000-new-covid-19-cases-in-highest-single-day-increase-since-july

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Would Joe Biden transform the American Way into the Chicago Way – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-joe-biden-big-guy-20201023-rxoouyvrrjcprhddgbxp7og46y-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Half of state’s 102 counties now at ‘warning level’ for COVID-19 resurgence as 3,874 new known cases and 31 additional deaths reported
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201023-dijbkfeci5hfjd6u545pueasea-story.html
— Polls overwhelmingly show Biden leading Trump in Wisconsin and Michigan. But are they right this time? – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-donald-trump-joe-biden-polls-wisconsin-michigan-20201023-chh2v4ic5zaqpjdhpazlqitowu-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to start issuing speed camera tickets for cars going 6 mph over the limit – JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-chicago-budget-fines-fees-increase-20201023-fq7dh3ny55db3jdwzsmqnyd7si-story.html
— In contentious election year, political parties recruiting thousands in Illinois to keep an eye on polling places Nov. 3 – DAN PETRELLA and KELLI SMITH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-illinois-election-poll-watchers-20201023-n7ju663c45hafkdnn43hkavdmu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats consider the following to be their soldiers in their army: immigrants, BLMers, LGBTQers, minorities, females, younger people, poor people, rich people, union members, non-married people, moderates, liberals, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, stoners, drinkers, gamblers, non-Christians, non-German Americans, federal employees, veterans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-immigrants-catch-release-chapman-20201023-4kokf77g4rhijog7aol5pn65z4-story.html
— Best president for Black America since Lincoln? C’mon, man! – CLARENCE PAGE (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? I am 100% German American. My outstanding grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My outstanding uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My outstanding father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-president-trump-debate-joe-biden-lbj-page-20201023-vhemtmg5qjehjfq4km5gzsscta-story.html
— Jewish groups allege an ‘alarming increase in anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism’ at University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-university-of-illinois-urbana-champaign-anti-semitism-complaint-20201024-qz53rtyb35hh3ct2hvxbrsmofq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Land of tears: ‘Desperate’ Illinois public health workers ‘seeing history repeat itself’ “If you’re talking about COVID fatigue from having to keep wearing a mask, think about the COVID fatigue for health care workers, respiratory therapists, who are going to have to go through this whole episode again of trying to fight for people’s lives,” Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/10/23/21530812/illinois-covid-cases-deaths-pritzker-restaurants-indoor-oct-23
— A fight is brewing over Pritzker’s latest restrictions on restaurants, bars Influential restaurant and bar owners don’t appear to be willing to take this lying down. Several have made a big public show of remaining open to indoor service in defiance of the new prohibitions. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/10/23/21531149/pritzker-covid-19-restrictions-restaurants-bars-dupage-county-rich-miller
— 1.8 million ballots cast statewide bringing state closer to a ‘fairly clear picture’ of results on election night Election officials have urged residents to cast ballots early or by mail to avoid crowded Election Day polling places amid COVID-19 concerns. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/10/23/21530889/illinois-election-early-voting-mail-in-ballots
— Let’s declare a two-week ‘grace period’ — until Nov. 17 — to make sure all votes are counted Donald Trump will announce victory on the night of Nov. 3 no matter how many votes Biden has. Trump then will incite street agitations and launch judicial challenges based on conspiratorial fantasies. – Ralph Nader, Lou Fisher and Bruce Fein
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/10/23/21530881/2020-presidential-election-ralph-nader-grace-period-voter-suppression

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Most of the Illinois vote will be cast before Election Day An unprecedented tide of early and mail-in ballots is changing the way elections are determined here. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/most-illinois-vote-will-be-cast-election-day
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/weed-has-delivered-some-promises-so-far-one-remains-unfulfilled
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/how-cannabis-easing-budget-pain-city-and-county
— S&P: Lightfoot’s budget extends city’s budget imbalance Once again, underfunded pensions are the culprit, along with revisiting a financial practice watchdogs loathe: scoop and toss. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/sp-lightfoots-budget-extends-citys-budget-imbalance
— Affordable housing is cropping up in some unlikely areas Trump’s tweets highlight the tension that still exists over low-priced projects in the suburbs. – ALBY GALLUN (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who have trouble affording housing vote for Democrats.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/affordable-housing-cropping-some-unlikely-areas

DAILY HERALD
— Peter Breen v. Terra Costa Howard: House District 48 candidates debate ethics reform, Madigan’s leadership – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201023/house-district-48-candidates-debate-ethics-reform-madigans-leadership
— Biden accuses Trump of encouraging virus spread – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201023/news/310239919/

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois football uniforms will promote social justice in Friday’s season opener – Joey Wagner (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, to promote social justice is to promote hatred against Republicans.)
https://herald-review.com/sports/college/football/illinois-football-uniforms-will-promote-social-justice-in-fridays-season-opener/article_5317fc6f-2dd2-5b90-b23e-a0698db587ee.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— NIU reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, biggest increase in a month
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/10/23/niu-reports-24-new-covid-19-cases-biggest-increase-in-a-month/abv8kvz/

RIVER BENDER
— Durkin Joins Elik, Ciampoli, Prenzler to Back Reforms for Illinois
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/durkin-joins-elik-ciampoli-prenzler-to-back-reforms-for-illinois-45335.cfm

STATELINE
— Some Winnebago County absentee ballots rejected due to voter mistakes
https://www.mystateline.com/video/some-winnebago-county-absentee-ballots-rejected-due-to-voter-mistakes/5966353/

ELMHURST PATCH
— Rep. Mazzochi Renews Push to Get the Deceased Off the Voter Rolls After Democrats lowered vote by mail standards, nine dead DuPage County residents “requested” vote by mail ballots for upcoming election
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/rep-mazzochi-renews-push-get-deceased-voter-rolls

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Voters Turnout Figures in All Counties
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/23/turnout-figures-in-all-counties/
— Judicial Candidate Riddings Buys Sticker on NWH
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/23/riddings-buys-sticker-on-nwh/
— IL-06/IL-14: Final Pre-General Election Reports Filed with FEC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/23/pregeneralfec20/
— McHenry County “Back the Blue” Week
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/23/mchenry-county-back-the-blue-week/
— Skillicorn Attacker and Defender
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/23/skillicorn-attacker-and-defender/
— The Presidential Debate – What I Watched Instead
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/22/the-presidential-debate/
— County Health Department Thinks Double Counting Coronavirus Patients Not Proper, But Yields to State’s Protocol
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/22/county-health-department-thinks-double-counting-coronavirus-patients-not-proper-but-yields-to-states-protocol/
— Reader Gets Anonymous Robo-Call from “Republicans for Franks”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/22/reader-gets-anonymous-robo-call-from-republicans-for-franks/
— Reick Hits Sager Record as Woodstock Mayor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/22/reick-hits-sager-record-as-woodstock-mayor/
— IL 16: Oberweis Ties Self to Trump, Urges Early Voting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/22/il-16-oberweis-ties-self-to-trump-urges-early-voting/
— IL-14: Chris Lauzen Endorses Jim Oberweis’ Congressional Bid
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/22/oberweis102220/
— IL-6 & 14: Tribune Day for McHenry County Congressional Races
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/22/il-6-14-tribune-day-for-mchenry-county-congressional-races/
— Arrogance at the Polls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/22/message-of-the-day-arrogance/

ILLINOIS OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
— Forget About Pritzker. This Is About You.
https://www.illinoisopportunity.org/forget-about-pritzker-this-is-about-you/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Within the next 5-10 years, whether these two men are still in power or not, the retirement you’ve spent the majority of your adult life working for, will be taxed by the state. The property taxes that you can barely afford right now will continue to rise. Your children will find better opportunities elsewhere once small businesses and large employers move to states with better business climates. Before you know it, the town that you grew up in, started a family in, and helped grow will be no more. Just look at the city of Peoria. Once the home to Caterpillar, the IHSA Basketball State Finals, and many other businesses and cultural events, is now empty. More people have left Illinois in the past ten years than remain in Peoria. The current state of affairs in Illinois is already bad, and the passage of the Tax Hike Amendment could completely put the state out of business. The Tax Hike Amendment would make businesses pay the 2nd highest tax rate in the nation. Between COVID and the already high taxes, it just simply won’t play. The latest September jobs report put Illinois in the bottom five states gaining jobs back. Jobs are leaving and they aren’t coming back. The stakes on the ballot this November are bigger than these two men, this is about you and the future of your family in Illinois.)

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Trump’s Accomplishments: The Case for Four More Years – Kathy Valente
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/10/trumps-accomplishments/

CAPITOL FAX
— Milton Township GOP warns voters of “an election day surprise” because Pritzker is putting restrictions “on predominately Republican counties”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/23/milton-township-gop-warns-voters-of-an-election-day-surprise-because-pritzker-is-putting-restrictions-on-predominately-republican-counties/
— Brandeis Center: “Jewish students at UIUC have been targeted for years” but university won’t take action
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/23/brandeis-center-jewish-students-at-uiuc-have-been-targeted-for-years-but-university-wont-take-action/
— Pritzker warns that regions are worsening, Dr. Ezike begs Illinoisans to do their part
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/23/pritzker-warns-that-regions-are-worsening-dr-ezike-begs-illinoisans-to-do-their-part/
— 3,874 new cases, 31 additional deaths, 2,498 hospitalized, 5.6 percent positivity rate, over 82,000 tests
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/23/3874-new-cases-31-additional-deaths-2498-hospitalized-56-percent-positivity-rate-over-82000-tests/
— Bailey on Pritzker: “This man has got to pay the price… he is destroying Illinois”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/23/bailey-on-pritzker-this-man-has-got-to-pay-the-price-he-is-destroying-illinois/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Jewish students file federal complaint against University of Illinois over ‘anti-Semitic harassment’ University says it had sought to address concerns in ‘collaborative discussion’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/23/jewish-students-file-federal-complaint-against-uni/
— Trump intensifies attacks against Biden proposals Puts rival on defense over son’s ‘shady’ business – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/22/hunter-biden-coronavirus-crisis-loom-over-last-deb/
— Biden’s tax-the-rich plan would ultimately hit middle-class earners, analysis finds Democrat vows no tax increase on those earning less than $400,000 – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/21/bidens-tax-rich-plan-ultimately-cost-middle-class-/

BREITBART
— Cruz: Google Should Be ‘Broken Up’ — ‘Abusing Monopoly Power’ – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/10/23/cruz-google-should-be-broken-up-abusing-monopoly-power/
— Joe Biden Falsely Claims Freed Border Crossers Show Up for Their Asylum Hearings – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/22/fact-check-joe-biden-falsely-claims-freed-border-crossers-show-up-asylum-hearings/
— Licensed Gun Owner Shoots Alleged Home Invader in Chicago – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/23/licensed-gun-owner-shoots-alleged-home-invader-in-chicago/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Tech Censorship Is on a Dangerous Path – Armstrong Williams (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Google, Facebook, etc. to censure GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to censure www.gopillinois.com .)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/10/22/tech-censorship-is-on-a-dangerous-path/

FOX BUSINESS
— Facebook users can now appeal censorship decisions to oversight board Appeals will be made to the platform’s independent, global oversight board – Audrey Conklin DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Google, Facebook, etc. to censure GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to censure www.gopillinois.com .)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/facebook-appeal-censorship-oversight-board

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Chinese nationals are censoring conservatives on Facebook, insider reveals At least half a dozen Chinese nationals ‘are working on censorship’ for the social media giant. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/chinese-nationals-are-censoring-conservatives-on-facebook-insider-reveals

CAMPUS REFORM
— Stanford students use ‘Act of Intolerance’ policy against College Republicans – Ben Zeisloft
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=15963

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats Try to Shut Down Senate, Seeking to Stain Barrett Confirmation Lacking the ability to block President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Democrats are using the final days of the debate to stoke outrage among voters about the rush to confirm her. – Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/us/politics/democrats-senate-barrett-confirmation.html
— Why Washington Hates Big Tech – Shira Ovide (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Google, Facebook, etc. to censure GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to censure www.gopillinois.com .)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/technology/why-washington-hates-big-tech.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. hits all-time high in daily new coronavirus cases
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/23/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— More Protests Planned Over Police Shooting of Black Couple in Illinois – Reuters
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-10-23/more-protests-planned-over-police-shooting-of-black-couple-in-illinois

NASDAQ
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/why-voting-yes-to-cannabis-will-help-states-pandemic-stricken-economies-2020-10-23

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 909 Warrenville Road, Wheaton – $369,900
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447909_zpid/

September 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,514 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths 17 Illinois counties reach warning level
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2514-new-covid-19-cases-25-deaths/6560337/
— Trump-haters say “Majority of Americans say winner of 2020 election should fill Ginsburg’s seat.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/majority-of-americans-oppose-filling-rbgs-seat-before-election-poll/6559233/

NBC5
— President Trump Decides to Select Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg Supreme Court Vacancy At 48, Barrett would be the youngest justice and her tenure could last for decades
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/president-trump-expected-to-nominate-amy-coney-barrett-to-fill-ginsburg-supreme-court-vacancy/2344873/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker tries to blame Republicans after ally suggests big tax hike coming if voters reject tax amendment – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republicans-respond-income-tax-amendment-threat-20200925-rn57og2q2bfmlhjq4tgtwkchve-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Rich Miller throws mud at Amy Grant.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/25/21456686/illinois-rep-amy-grant-homophobia-racism-ken-mejia-beal-2020-elections
— Doubt about police in Chicago manifests itself on racial lines in monitor’s survey, legal challenges over street stops – ANNIE SWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-racial-divide-chicago-policing-20200925-vjkgodoznrc7hipqqae225zi2a-story.html
— President Trump selects Chicago federal appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court – JASON MEISNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-amy-coney-barrett-trump-supreme-court-nomination-ginsburg-20200925-sro7jixc55gk7e5idsqokxuxg4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How Amy Coney Barrett went from Notre Dame to Supreme Court frontrunner – Lynn Sweet and Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/24/21454762/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-president-donald-trump-notre-dame

DAILY HERALD
— Casten, Ives take shots at each other in new campaign ads – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/casten-ives-take-shots-at-each-other-in-new-campaign-ads
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational pot dispensary opens in Villa Park – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/recreational-pot-dispensary-opens-in-villa-park
— Pritzker, GOP leaders ramp up graduated tax debate after threat of 20% increase
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/pritzker-gop-leaders-ramp-up-graduated-tax-debate-after-threat-of-20-increase
— Donald E. Puchalski: Candidate profile, DuPage County Board District 1
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/donald-e-puchalski-candidate-profile-dupage-county-board-district-1

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on a municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/why-weed-growing-faster-burbs

LINCOLN COURIER
— Republicans blast Stratton for tax hike comments – Doug Finke
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200925/republicans-blast-stratton-for-tax-hike-comments

WSPY NEWS
— Underwood Endorsed by Presidential Candidate Joe Biden
http://www.wspynews.com/news/underwood-endorsed-by-presidential-candidate-joe-biden/article_ffbb0abe-ff26-11ea-84d7-231f673657a0.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY GOP LAUNCHES “STOP THE VIOLENCE, FIRE KIM FOXX” VIDEO AD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/cook-county-gop-launches-stop-the-violence-fire-kim-foxx-video-ad.html
— DISGUSTING, UNACCEPTABLE: HOUSE GOP LEADER DURKIN’S FUNDRAISER ENDORSES BIDEN/HARRIS TICKET
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/house-gop-leader-durkins-fundraiser-endorses-bidenharris-ticket.html
— KUSHINER: DEFENSIVE LINEMEN FOR AMY CONEY BARRETT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/kushiner-defensive-linemen-for-amy-coney-barrett.html
— SHOREWOOD REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE CONDEMNS OPPONENT FOR CELEBRATING ANTI-POLICE GROUP’S ENDORSEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/shorewood-republican-candidate-condemns-opponent-for-celebrating-anti-police-groups-endorsement.html
— THORNER: GOP CANDIDATES PICNIC WITH REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY OF LAKE COUNTY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/thorner-republican-assembly-of-lake-county-picnic-introduces-nov-3rd-general-election-candidates.html
— 4 REASONS WHY ILLINOIS SHOULD REJECT THE PROGRESSIVE TAX HIKE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/4-reasons-why-illinois-should-reject-the-progressive-tax-hike-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,514 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 1,637 in the hospital, 3.6 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/25/2514-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-1637-in-the-hospital-36-percent-positivity-rate/
— HGOPs, Pritzker trade barbs over Stratton comments, tax hikes, budget cuts
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/25/hgops-pritzker-trade-barbs-over-stratton-comments-tax-hikes-budget-cuts/
— Madigan declines invite to testify before House committee, denies he’s taking the 5th, again calls hearing a “political stunt,” asserts innocence, says Durkin had “intense involvement” with ComEd bill
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/25/madigan-declines-invite-to-testify-before-house-committee-denies-hes-taking-the-5th-again-calls-hearing-a-political-stunt-asserts-innocence-says-durkin-had-intense-involvement-with-comed-bill/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Battleground polls foreshadow nail-biter election between Biden and Trump – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/battleground-polls-foreshadow-nail-biter-election-between-biden-and-trump

BREITBART
— Mansour and Pinkerton: The Democrats’ 7-Step Strategy to Win the Election Using Vote-by-Mail Chaos – REBECCA MANSOUR and JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/25/mansour-and-pinkerton-the-democrats-7-step-strategy-to-win-the-election-using-vote-by-mail-chaos/
— Virginia: 1,000+ Voters Receive Two Absentee Ballots – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/25/virginia-1000-voters-receive-two-absentee-ballots/

BLAZE
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s ‘Census Cowboy’ rides horse during protest till its feet bleed and it collapses. Now he’s facing a felony charge, and the horse may need to be euthanized. ‘Equivalent of forcing an 80-year-old woman run a full marathon’ – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/census-cowboy-horse-collapse-protest

DAILY CALLER
— More Than 300 People From 29 States Arrested For Crimes Under Guise Of ‘Peaceful’ Protests, Justice Department Says – MARLO SAFI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/24/justice-department-300-arrested-crimes-protests-riots-george-floyd/

PJ MEDIA
— David Horowitz: The Civil War Started When Democrats Seceded From the Union in 2016 – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/columns/megan-fox/2020/09/25/david-horowitz-the-civil-war-started-when-democrats-seceded-from-the-union-in-2016-n967824

CANADA FREE PRESS
— How Cultural Marxism is Grinding Down America’s Public Schools – John Eidson
https://canadafreepress.com/article/how-cultural-marxism-is-grinding-down-americas-public-schools

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat on the Supreme Court The president’s nomination of Judge Barrett, a favorite of conservatives, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will kick off a furious and unprecedented scramble to confirm her in the Senate before Election Day. – Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/us/politics/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court.html