July 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 587, with 37 new deaths, to over 148K
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-587/6304665/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mary-trumps-book-offers-scathing-portrayal-of-president/6305006/

NBC5
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Sets New Record for Cannabis Sales in June
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-sets-new-record-for-cannabis-sales-in-june/2301398/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago police trying to combat violence limited by politics-driven policy: McCarthy
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-police-trying-to-combat-violence-limited-by-politics-driven-policy-mccarthy

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 587 new COVID-19 cases and 37 additional fatalities reported; U. of I. starts offering saliva-based tests at Urbana-Champaign campus
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200707-7fzs3f7fhjh4jlxzjjkkntvsdm-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oakton Community College kicks-off new cannabis certification program for students this fall – KAREN ANN CULLOTT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wilmette/ct-wml-oakton-cannabis-certificate-tl-0709-20200707-jl2vknq63ree5c6gofxgmcf36q-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: June weed sales top $47 million in Illinois, a monthly record
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-illinois-june-weed-sales-20200707-ucluulqiaveifd4irjnlewoz4e-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-cb-mary-trump-book-highlights-20200707-gw3jcv5sl5ayxcadrhn5i7w4he-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— University of Chicago removes two campus tributes to Stephen Douglas The university has taken down a bronze plaque of Douglas, and a stone from the Old University of Chicago. Both are being moved to the university library’s Special Collections Research Center. – Jade Yan
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2020/7/7/21316257/university-chicago-stephen-douglas-plaque-stone-slavery
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois weed dispensaries have most successful month yet in June Dispensaries racked up about $47.6 million in total sales last month. – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/7/7/21316409/illinois-weed-dispensaries-june-sales
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/7/21316205/mary-trump-book-donald-too-much-never-enough

DAILY HERALD
— DiCianni: I won’t apologize for standing up for cops – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200707/dicianni-i-wont-apologize-for-standing-up-for-cops
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Trump stokes racial rancor to motivate voters.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200707/news/307079898/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot sales hit new high. June was the best month yet for the new industry in Illinois. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/pot-sales-hit-new-high

NPR ILLINOIS
— How Newt Gingrich Shaped The Republican Party
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-newt-gingrich-shaped-republican-party#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Duckworth faces criticism for requesting ‘national dialogue’ on removing George Washington monuments – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Democrats want to remove all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/duckworth-faces-criticism-for-requesting-national-dialogue-on-removing-george-washington-monuments/article_c7bfceea-c07b-11ea-9d54-576a8752b9b0.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Judge Rules All of Illinois Free From Gov. Pritzker’s Unlawful Mandates – Austin Scott Davies
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/judge-rules-all-of-illinois-free-from-governor-j-b-pritzkers-unlawful-executive-orders/

CAPITOL FAX
— 587 new cases, 37 additional deaths, positivity rate of 2.5 percent
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/07/587-new-cases-37-additional-deaths-positivity-rate-of-25-percent/
— I’m not sure why this (Oberweis) is being treated almost like a scandal
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/07/im-not-sure-why-this-is-being-treated-almost-like-a-scandal/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Potential Biden VP pick: Black-on-Black crime deserves ‘same sense of urgency’ as police brutality – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/7/keisha-lance-bottoms-black-on-black-crime-deserves/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— What do Black Lives Matter protesters even want anymore?
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/what-do-black-lives-matter-protesters-even-want-anymore

GOPUSA
— WH Press Corps Ask A Dozen Questions On Confederate Flag, Not One On Deadly Violence In Cities
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91497

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— July 4th MAGA Exposes the Left’s Hatred for America
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/07/06/july-4th-maga-exposes-the-lefts-hatred-for-america/

DAILY CALLER
— Black Lives Don’t Matter To Black Lives Matter – KEN BLACKWELL
https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/07/blackwell-black-lives-dont-matter-to-black-lives-matter/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Internet Trolls Register for NH Rally Tickets – Marisa Herman
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-rally-social-media-tiktok-new-hampshire/2020/07/07/id/976075/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Hypocritical Hacks: CNN Panel Blames Trump for ‘Culture Wars,’ Gloats Over Polls Saying Americans ‘Trust’ Biden – Duncan Schroeder
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/duncan-schroeder/2020/07/07/hypocritical-hacks-cnn-panel-blames-trump-culture-wars-gloats

THE HILL
— Facebook pledges to ‘get better and faster’ at addressing hate speech – MARTY JOHNSON (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, hate speech is anything that does not promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms.)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/tech-execs/506154-facebook-pledges-to-get-better-and-faster-at-addressing-hate

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/07/politics/mary-trump-book-donald-trump/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump is destroying the Republican party. It’s up to conservatives to stop him.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-destroying-republican-party-it-s-conservatives-stop-him-ncna1232972
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say that Trump is “fanning racism.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-going-his-gut-fanning-racism-frustrating-some-white-house-n1233103

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/us/politics/mary-trump-book.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-worldview-forged-by-neglect-and-trauma-at-home-his-niece-says-in-new-book/2020/07/07/b19b22f6-bf9d-11ea-864a-0dd31b9d6917_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Let’s not mince words. Trump is racist.” To call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/07/time-racial-euphanisms-is-over/
— As statues of Founding Fathers topple, debate rages over where protesters should draw the line – Annie Gowen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/as-statues-of-founding-fathers-topple-debate-rages-over-where-protesters-should-draw-the-line/2020/07/07/5de7c956-bfb7-11ea-b4f6-cb39cd8940fb_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Suburban voters got behind Trump’s message in 2016. Now they are walking away.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/07/suburban-voters-got-behind-trumps-message-2016-now-they-are-walking-away/
— DNC blasts Facebook for ‘unkept promises’ ahead of ad boycott meetings – Isaac Stanley-Becker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/07/07/dnc-facebook-criticism-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump uses the coronavirus to impede immigration. His aim at foreign students is a new low.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-uses-the-coronavirus-to-impede-immigration-his-aim-at-foreign-students-is-a-new-low/2020/07/07/ec3ca966-c06a-11ea-b178-bb7b05b94af1_story.html
— Civil rights groups denounce Facebook over hate speech – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/civil-rights-groups-denounce-facebook-over-hate-speech/2020/07/07/0edcbdd0-c0ac-11ea-8908-68a2b9eae9e0_story.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nydailynews.com/holidays/sns-trump-stokes-divisions-on-fourth-20200706-uzp366c4ejerphyyp5dtnx6sgm-story.html

NEW YORK POST
— To stop ‘cancel culture,’ protect people’s viewpoints under civil-rights law – Michael Schwartz
https://nypost.com/2020/07/07/to-stop-cancel-culture-protect-peoples-viewpoints-under-civil-rights-law/

MIAMI HERALD
— From the Trump camp’s mouth to Miami: Assimilate. ‘Why do we need Little Havana?’ – FABIOLA SANTIAGO
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fabiola-santiago/article244033502.html

June 29 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump will protect American history
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 738 to over 142K
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-738/6281719/
— Asian American community marches from Chinatown to Bridgeport in support of Black lives – Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/chinatown-rally-protest-black-lives-matter/6279312/
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot has a message for President Donald Trump – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mayor-lightfoots-message-for-president-trump/6281907/

NBC5
— In New Message, Lightfoot Accuses Trump of Targeting Cities With Female Mayors Trump on Friday penned a letter to Chicago’s mayor and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker urging action to combat gun violence in the city and condemning their leadership
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/in-new-message-lightfoot-accuses-trump-of-targeting-cities-with-female-mayors/2297244/

CBS2
— Lightfoot On Trump’s Letter: ‘You Utterly Failed To Lead In This Crisis’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/29/lightfoot-on-trumps-letter-you-utterly-failed-to-lead-in-this-crisis/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘The worst is yet to come’: Coronavirus pandemic ‘not even close to being over,’ WHO official warns – Kelly Taylor Hayes
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/the-worst-is-yet-to-come-coronavirus-pandemic-not-even-close-to-being-over-who-official-warns

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bud Billiken parade canceled for first time in 91-year history The largest African American parade in the United States, this year’s event was set for Aug. 8. A one-hour television special will be broadcast on that date to celebrate the history and spirit of the annual tradition. – Miriam Di Nunzio and Evan F. Moore
https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment-and-culture/2020/6/29/21307059/bud-billiken-parade-canceled-chicago-covid-19-pandemic
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Chicago, city of gun violence — or healing? It’s on all of us to channel our moral outrage and alarm at the mounting death toll — and support any solutions that can stem the bloodshed. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/29/21307070/chicago-shootings-violence-trauma-charles-woodhouse-superintendent-david-brown-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Board member Elizabeth Chaplin calls for censure of colleague Pete DiCianni for conduct at protest – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200629/dupage-county-board-member-calls-for-censure-of-colleague-for-conduct-at-protest
— Where to find July 4 fireworks, car parades and decorated houses in the suburbs – Lisa Friedman Miner
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20200629/where-to-find-july-4-fireworks-car-parades-and-decorated-houses-in-the-suburbs
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Villa Park, Lombard, Wheaton and Glen Ellyn: At 10 a.m. July 4, DuPage Democrats are hosting a car parade and encouraging people to decorate their vehicles. Awards will be given. Registration is requested. The cars should gather at the Safari Land parking lot at 701 North Ave., Villa Park, where they will get maps showing the route.)

CHICAGO CRUSADER
— Illinois’ cap on gathering size is akin to building occupancy rules, Raoul says
https://chicagocrusader.com/illinois-cap-on-gathering-size-is-akin-to-building-occupancy-rules-raoul-says/

ELMHURST PATCH
— Pete DiCianni, a DuPage County Board Member and a Former Elmhurst mayor, Tells Off Constituent About Protest “Go stick you(r) vote in your a–!” official tells Elmhurst resident. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-politician-tells-constituent-protest

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Grafton & Algonquin Township Road Districts Cut Tax Takes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/29/grafton-algonquin-township-road-districts-cut-tax-takes/
— IL-14: UPDATED Jim Oberweis Resumes In Person Fundraising Tonight and Thursday, Catalina Lauf “Special Guest”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/29/il-14-jim-oberweis-resumes-in-person-fundraising-thursday/
— Libertarian Party First to Utilize On-Long Petitioning, Brought on by Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/29/libertarian-party-first-to-utilize-on-long-petitioning-brought-on-by-coronavirus/
— Republican Candidate for County Board Chairman, Others Distribute Food, Opponent Franks Gives Address of Food Parties in Taxpayer-Financed Mailing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/29/republican-candidate-for-county-board-chairman-others-distribute-food-opponent-franks-gives-address-of-food-parties-in-taxpayer-financed-mailing/
— Joe Biden Goes Hard Left on Labor and Jobs
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/29/joe-biden-goes-hard-left-on-labor-and-jobs/
— McHenry County Court Decision Requiring Health Department to Release Names & Addresses of Coronavirus-Infected Overruled by Appellate Court
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/28/mchenry-county-court-decision-requiring-health-department-to-release-names-addresses-of-coronavirus-infected-overruled-by-appellate-court/
— Board of Health Schedules Secret Meeting re Litigation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/28/board-of-health-schedules-secret-meeting-re-litigation/
— No Mention in Latest NWH Jack Franks Puff Piece that JB Pritzker Ignored Franks’ Early Re-Opening Request
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/28/no-mention-in-latest-nwh-jack-franks-puff-piece-that-jb-pritzker-ignored-franks-early-re-opening-request/
— Ride in Support of Police Starting in Woodstock
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/27/ride-in-support-of-police-starting-in-woodstock/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Darren Bailey law suit against Gov Pritzker remanded back to Circuit Court – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/06/darren-bailey-law-suit-against-gov-pritzker-remanded-back-to-circuit-court/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO PRIDE REVELERS TWERK ON CHICAGO POLICE CAR ROOFS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/chicago-pride-revelers-twerk-on-chicago-police-car-roofs.html
— AURORA MAN ARRESTED FOR THROWING EXPLOSIVE DEVICE AT NAPERVILLE POLICE VEHICLE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/aurora-man-arrested-for-throwing-explosive-device-at-naperville-police-vehicle.html
— BLACK CONSERVATIVES: “BLACK LIVES DON’T SEEM TO MATTER TO LIBERAL SUPREME COURT JUSTICES”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/black-conservatives-black-lives-dont-seem-to-matter-to-liberal-supreme-court-justices.html
— JUSTICE ROBERTS SIDES WITH US SUPREME COURT LEFT AGAINST REQUIRING ABORTIONISTS TO HAVE HOSPITAL ACCESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/justice-roberts-sides-with-us-supreme-court-left-against-requiring-abortionists-to-have-hospital-acc.html
— WEYERMULLER: LONG WAITS IN ILLINOIS FOR COVID TEST RESULTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/weyermuller-long-waits-in-illinois-for-covid-test-results.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 738 new cases, 14 additional deaths, 2.7 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/29/738-new-cases-14-additional-deaths-27-percent-positivity-rate/



WASHINGTON TIMES
— Black Lives Matter leader: Black politicians ‘bought off by Democratic establishment’ Hawk Newsome described as ‘most influential Black Lives Matter leader in New York’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/29/black-lives-matter-leader-black-politicians-bought/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The ‘white power’ video that Trump retweeted is not what the media are saying it is
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-white-power-video-that-trump-retweeted-is-not-what-the-media-are-saying-it-is

BLAZE
— Univ. of Wisconsin students want Lincoln statue removed: Sure, he was ‘anti-slavery,’ but he wasn’t ‘pro-Black’ No statue is safe – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/wisconsin-students-lincoln-statue-removal

PJ MEDIA
— Powerful GOP Ad and More Like It Need to Run Straight Through November – STACEY LENNOX
https://pjmedia.com/election/stacey-lennox/2020/06/25/powerful-gop-ad-and-more-like-it-need-to-run-straight-through-november-n568516

TOWNHALL
— Why 200 Miles of Border Wall Matters – Brian Lonergan|
https://townhall.com/columnists/brianlonergan/2020/06/29/why-200-miles-of-border-wall-matters-n2571528

NEWSMAX
— Thousands Gather in Chicago Despite Cancellation of Pride Parade – Brian Freeman
https://www.newsmax.com/us/chicago-pride-parade-black-livers-matter/2020/06/28/id/974568/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Zuckerberg caves to boycott, will put warnings on politicians’ posts, may censor Trump The Facebook founder says the changes directed at ‘identity-based hate’ ultimately will impact what ‘matters most — voting.’ – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/zuckerberg-caves-to-boycott-will-put-warnings-on-politicians-posts-may-censor-trump

THE HILL
— Clyburn pledges not to recognize committee members who don’t wear masks – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/505024-clyburn-pledges-not-to-recognize-committee-members-who-dont-wear-masks

CNN
— Indians are being held up as a model minority. That’s not helping the Black Lives Matter movement – Angela Dewan
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/world/indians-migrant-minority-black-lives-matter-intl/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups. – Mike Isaac
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/technology/reddit-hate-speech.html
— All the Companies Quitting Facebook
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/business/dealbook/facebook-boycott-ads.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Military Gears Up to Fight Racial Bias, a Longstanding Adversary Black service members face obstacles in trying to reach the top—and even when they get there – Nancy A. Youssef
https://www.wsj.com/articles/military-gears-up-to-fight-racial-bias-a-longstanding-adversary-11593447518

FORBES
— Car Sales Plummet Amid Pandemic And Black Lives Matter Protests – Peter Lyon
https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterlyon/2020/06/29/car-sales-plummet-amid-pandemic-and-black-lives-matter-protests/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “You’re More Racist Than You Think.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mishagajewski/2020/06/29/youre-more-racist-than-you-think-how-your-mental-biases-perpetuate-racism-and-how-to-fix-them/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisroberts/2020/06/29/legal-cannabis-is-almost-entirely-white-heres-how-to-buy-weed-from-black-and-brown-people-and-why-it-matters/#445c315076b2

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Mask Requirement Imposed by Jacksonville, Trump’s Handpicked Convention City – Ed Kilgor
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/trumps-convention-plans-thwarted-by-jacksonville-mask-rule.html

VOICE OF AMERICA
— Starbucks Latest to Say It Will Pause Social Media Ads – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters make it clear that they want to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are: Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.voanews.com/usa/starbucks-latest-say-it-will-pause-social-media-ads

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters ask “As monuments fall, how does the world reckon with a racist past?” Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a member of any of the following groups, the older that you are, the more racist that you are: Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/06/confederate-monuments-fall-question-how-rewrite-history/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 38% of Voters Think Biden Has Dementia
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/38_of_voters_think_biden_has_dementia

June 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 deaths surpass 6K with 130K total cases
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-coronavirus-cases-update-chicago/6243019/
— Coalition of black activist groups put up ‘tent city’ to demand more affordable housing in Woodlawn – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/society/woodlawn-protesters-assemble-tent-city-in-fight-for-affordable-housing/6243377/
— Chicago police officers ‘lounging,’ sleeping in Bobby Rush’s office, ignoring looters, congressman says Surveillance video clips shown at Mayor Lightfoot’s press conference – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/video-shows-chicago-police-lounging-in-bobby-rushs-office-ignoring-looters-rep-says/6242919/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote BLM.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/long-seen-as-radical-black-lives-matter-goes-mainstream/2288226/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois recreational marijuana sales set another record in May with more than $44 million in transactions despite the coronavirus – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-illlinois-marijuana-record-sales-may-coronavirus-20200611-wbaqoxd2jjbabledh4wbb2mrju-story.html
— Chicago police made coffee and popcorn in US Rep. Bobby Rush’s office while shopping plaza was being looted; Mayor Lori Lightfoot apologizes – GREGORY PRATT and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-police-looting-popcorn-20200611-je3afw3lxbhknicv37ijnncgkq-story.html
— Even during unprecedented pandemic, Gov. Pritzker bows to organized labor – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-061220-illinois-chicago-budget-deficits-20200611-wb6jcc2yzjd4reo24gdtcppxxu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 91 more Illinois coronavirus deaths The virus has claimed 6,185 lives overall across the state, while the recovery rate in Illinois is 92%. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/11/21288278/illinois-coronavirus-pritzker-reopen-cases-deaths-june-11
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational pot sales topped $44 million in May, most since weed was legalized in Illinois Despite facing strict social distancing guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19, Illinois residents bought up over $34 million of pot products, while out-of-staters purchased $10 million. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/6/11/21288259/recreational-pot-sales-chicago-dispensaries-illinois-weed-may
— More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program The $40 million investment is a crucial step as the county begins to reopen, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. “The program will help us continue to mitigate the pandemic by identifying new cases quickly and helping residents who’ve been exposed to someone carrying the disease.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/11/21288141/cook-county-covid-19-contract-tracing-health-preckwinkle-coronavirus-relief-fund
— Rush says cops lounged in his burglarized campaign office as nearby stores were looted “They even had the unmitigated gall to go and make coffee for themselves and pop popcorn, my popcorn, in my microwave,” U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush said Thursday, but the police union president says police had been told to “make themselves at home” while guarding the office. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/11/21288167/bobby-rush-chicago-police-looting-campaign-office

DAILY HERALD
— As COVID-19 cases statewide surpass 130,000, Republicans seek faster reopening – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200611/as-covid-19-cases-statewide-surpass-130000-republicans-seek-faster-reopening
— Bloomingdale cop Sean Noonan disciplined for Facebook ‘like’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200611/bloomingdale-cop-disciplined-for-facebook-like
— Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200611/kane-county-panel-backs-body-cameras-as-board-chairman-chastises-cop-critics

WBEZ
— Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Hired 35 People From House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Clout List – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://www.wbez.org/stories/pritzker-madigan/809f86d3-4eff-413f-8c5c-cc3210a9ed9d

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois saw its largest monthly cannabis sales yet in May, reaching nearly $45 million – Kevin Schwaller
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/state-news/illinois-saw-its-largest-monthly-cannabis-sales-yet-in-may-reaching-nearly-45-million/

CENTER SQUARE
— Lawmakers: Gov. Pritzker holds news events, discussions without inviting Republicans – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/lawmakers-gov-pritzker-holds-news-events-discussions-without-inviting-republicans/article_74d7418c-ac25-11ea-a352-93cc1afb2e07.html

JOHN BIVER
— ILLINOIS CAN BE SAVED WITH THE RIGHT LEADERSHIP
https://johnbiver.com/illinois-can-be-saved-with-the-right-leadership/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Time to End Pritzker Purgatory
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/11/time-to-end-pritzker-purgatory/
— Licensing Police Compared to Licensing Nail Stylists and Barbers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/11/licensing-police-compared-to-licensing-nail-stylists-and-barbers/
— Zane Seipler Recounts Problems in Sheriff’s Department
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/11/zane-seipler-recounts-problems-in-sheriffs-department/
— Last Ten Minutes of Crystal Lake Black Lives Matter Speeches
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/11/last-ten-minutes-of-crystal-lake-black-lives-matter-speeches/
— McHenry County College Rolls Out Black Lives Matter Response
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/11/mchenry-county-college-rolls-out-black-lives-matter-response/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Unqualified Will County Electoral Board Member could nullify any decisions – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/06/unqualified-will-county-electoral-board-member-could-nullify-any-decisions/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER SIGNS BUDGET OUT OF BALANCE BY $6B – Adam Schuster and Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-signs-budget-out-of-balance-by-6b/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats suggest Trump would refuse to leave White House if he loses: He’d try to ‘steal’ election – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/11/joe-biden-trump-going-try-steal-election/
— Seattle’s ‘autonomous zone’ is ‘Mad Max’ movie mayhem come alive – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/11/seattles-autonomous-zone-mad-max-movie-mayhem-come/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Mark Levin: Disband the Democratic Party which ‘birthed the KKK’ – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mark-levin-disband-the-democratic-party-which-birthed-the-kkk

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: $454 Million: Corporate America Floods Social Justice Causes with Cash amid Floyd Protests – JOHN CARNEY
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/06/11/corporate-donations-to-social-justice/
— Jobless Claims, Never Before As High As 700,000, Above 1.5 Million for 11th Straight Week – JOHN CARNEY
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/06/11/u-s-weekly-jobless-claims-1-542-million/
— ‘Total Blackout on the Insanity in Seattle’ as Establishment Media Turn Focus from the ‘Autonomous Zone’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/11/total-blackout-insanity-seattle-establishment-media-turn-focus-from-autonomous-zone/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Seattle Occupiers’ Dangerous and Unconstitutional Demands – GianCarlo Canaparo
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/06/11/seattle-occupiers-dangerous-and-unconstitutional-demands/

FEDERALIST
— The Corporate Media Is Now Controlled By The Radical Left Top editors are rapidly resigning over allegations of racial insensitivity—most of which are correctable or forgivable if they’re accurate—legitimizing the radical left’s inane policing of our politics and culture. – Emily Jashinsky (DIERSEN: Who controls you? No one controls me. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those who they cannot control. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/11/the-corporate-media-is-now-controlled-by-the-radical-left/

EAGLE FORUM
— OUTSTANDING: Eagle Forum Commends RNC for Maintaining “Solid Grassroots” Platform
https://eagleforum.org/publications/press-releases/eagle-forum-commends-rnc-for-maintaining-solid-grassroots-platform.html

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Unnecessary Lockdowns Created Social Turmoil, Global Suffering – Yinon Weiss
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/11/unnecessary_lockdowns_created_social_turmoil_global_suffering_143419.html

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘Take Back Your City Now’: Trump to Washington State Governor, Seattle Mayor – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/take-back-your-city-now-trump-to-washington-state-governor-and-seattle-mayor_3384875.html
— GOP Votes for Scaled-Back Convention in Charlotte, Without Trump Acceptance Speech – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gop-votes-to-keep-convention-in-charlotte-without-trump-acceptance-speech_3384863.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘This is not a game’: Trump threatens to ‘take back’ Seattle as protesters set up ‘autonomous zone’ – Tim Elfrink and Marisa Iati
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/11/trump-seattle-autonomous-zone-inslee/
— Republicans announce Trump convention events will move to Jacksonville – Annie Linskey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-announce-trump-convention-events-will-move-to-jacksonville/2020/06/11/e8023372-ac22-11ea-a9d9-a81c1a491c52_story.html

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Touts Economy as Racial-Justice Fix, Snubs Police Overhaul – Justin Sink and Jennifer Jacobs
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-11/trump-calls-for-economic-development-instead-of-police-overhaul
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use BLM to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-06-11/black-lives-matter-is-more-popular-than-trump-or-biden

May 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 113K with over 4.9K deaths; IL may be entering ‘downward trend’ of deaths, Dr. Ezike Ngozi says Most Illinois businesses ready to reopen Friday – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/business/illinois-may-be-entering-downward-trend-of-covid-19-deaths/6213053/
— In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets about mail-in voting – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/in-a-first-twitter-adds-fact-check-warnings-to-trump-tweets/6213505/

NBC5
— 1,178 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Illinois as Deaths Near 5,000 As of Tuesday, all four of Illinois’ health regions remained on track to enter the third phase of reopening on May 29, one day before the end of the statewide stay-at-home order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/1178-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-in-illinois-as-deaths-near-5000/2278209/

CBS2
— Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hundreds Of COVID-19 Contact Tracers – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/26/chicago-to-spend-56-million-hiring-hundreds-of-covid-19-contact-tracers/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— May 10 to May 16 was first week where Illinois COVID-19 deaths were lower than previous week
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/may-10-to-may-16-was-first-week-where-illinois-covid-19-deaths-were-lower-than-previous-week

WTTW
— Special Session Recap: Casinos and Curbside Cocktails, No Hearings on Restore Illinois Plan – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/26/special-session-recap-casinos-and-curbside-cocktails-no-hearings-restore-illinois-plan

WGN RADIO
— House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Illinois passing budget, Chicago casino changes
https://wgnradio.com/roe-conn/house-republican-leader-jim-durkin-on-illinois-passing-budget-chicago-casino-changes/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Joe Biden calls Trump a ‘fool’ for mocking face masks during coronavirus pandemic – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-joe-biden-trump-mask-coronavirus-20200527-vsthlqtrh5dzxnby7zthbmrcsq-story.html
— Mayor scolds new police superintendent after Chicago sees most violent Memorial Day weekend in five years: ‘Whatever the strategy is, it didn’t work. … We have to do better’ – JEREMY GORNER and PAIGE FRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-memorial-day-violence-chicago-police-20200526-6d6bceldqnccbp2xkdj5rfnrjm-story.html
— Kinzinger calls out Trump in tweet
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-the-spin-memorial-day-violence-lightfoot-20200526-wyilzgxgcbggncerqfeibs76au-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Memorial Day weekend’s violent ‘bloodbath’ was a ‘fail’ by city’s new top cop “People are feeling restless after being cooped up for weeks,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said of crowds that gathered on the South and West sides. – Fran Spielman and Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/5/26/21270626/chicago-police-stay-home-order-shootings-violence-memorial-day-brown-lightfoot
— Chicago moves to create 600-strong army of contact tracers to fight coronavirus Community groups designated by the city will be charged with recruiting, training, hiring and supporting the contact tracers, supervisors and referral coordinators who will have the capacity to trace 4,500 new contacts each day. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/5/26/21270648/coronavirus-contact-tracing-patients-testing-covid-19-lightfoot-chicago
— 39 more die in Illinois of COVID-19 as all regions of state set to move to Phase 3 on Friday Officials said the 39 deaths reported on Tuesday could be lower due to Memorial Day. There were also 1,178 new cases reported from 17,230 tests received. The virus remains in 100 of 102 Illinois counties. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/5/26/21270964/illinois-deaths-covid-19-coronavirus-may-25-pritzker-testing

DAILY HERALD
— Deaths from COVID-19 close in on 5,000, but officials see downward trend – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200526/deaths-from-covid-19-close-in-on-5000-but-officials-see-downward-trend
— Elburn pub defies state, reopens for dine-in business with mayor’s blessing – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200526/elburn-pub-defies-state-reopens-for-dine-in-business-with-mayors-blessing
— DuPage County expected to get COVID-19 testing site – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200526/dupage-county-expected-to-get-covid-19-testing-site
(FROM THE ARTICLE: County board Chairman Dan Cronin announced during a board meeting that the county has reached an agreement with the state to form a partnership for a testing facility planned for the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— City aims for big boost in COVID-19 contact tracing Grant money is earmarked to train a 600-person workforce. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/city-aims-big-boost-covid-19-contact-tracing
— Chicago loses one of its biggest conventions The Radiological Society of North America will hold its RSNA 2020 annual meeting virtually, scrapping an event that was slated to bring more than 50,000 attendees to McCormick Place. – DANNY ECKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/chicago-loses-one-its-biggest-conventions
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/new-weed-shop-coming-near-north-suburbs

JOURNAL GAZETTE NEWS COURIER
— State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, wants to recall Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-lawmaker-wants-to-recall-illinois-governor/article_7175d898-f170-529f-ab96-1c07b7520302.html

CENTRE DAILY
— ‘Off the wall.’ Hundreds of bikers pack into Illinois bar defying stay-at-home order – DON SWEENEY
https://www.centredaily.com/news/coronavirus/article242993461.html

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DuPage County Board Discusses Open DuPage
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-board-discusses-open-dupage/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— METRA RIDERSHIP DOWN 97% FROM COVID-19 – Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/metra-ridership-down-97-from-covid-19/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Is Governor Pritzker desperate for legal justifications for continued executive orders beyond the 30 day limit? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/is-governor-pritzker-desperate-for-legal-justifications-for-continued-executive-orders-beyond-the-30-day-limit/
— Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce sues Governor Pritzker over closure order – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/edwardsville-glen-carbon-chamber-of-commerce-sues-governor-pritzker-over-closure-order/

CAPITOL FAX
— Reporters actually take Skillicorn seriously – Was home on Monday – Warns of increasing hospitalizations in Wisconsin – Says USDOJ is “very much under the political thumb of the White House” – Next EO will continue eviction ban – Number of people with multiple tests “very small” – Asked about southern Illinois winery’s refusal to require staff to wear masks – Dr. Ezike doesn’t answer question about self quarantine for Illinoisans at Lake of the Ozarks – Repeats that legislature “abdicated their responsibility” on replacing his withdrawn IDPH rule – Will sign cocktail takeout bill when it reaches his desk – Dr. Ezike: “I can’t give anybody a COVID free pass” – Says legislature should’ve made more cuts – State will carry on if Pres. Trump cuts off National Guard – “No deal” on cannabis with his office
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/reporters-actually-take-skillicorn-seriously/
— 1,178 new cases, 39 additional deaths – But Dr. Ezike warns that weekend numbers are typically “a little bit lower”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/1178-new-cases-39-additional-deaths-but-dr-ezike-warns-that-weekend-numbers-are-typically-a-little-bit-lower/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/covid-19-roundup-43/
— Budget roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/budget-roundup-17/
— New Senate rule allows remote committees, limited remote floor voting
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/new-senate-rule-allows-remote-committees-limited-remote-floor-voting/
— ISP: “We’re between a rock and hard place”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/isp-we%e2%80%99re-between-a-rock-and-hard-place/
— Before you get a haircut next week, consider this
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/before-you-get-a-haircut-next-week-consider-this/

GOPUSA
— Georgia Gov Offers State As GOP Convention Host Amid Virus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89430
— San Francisco Sanctions Tent Cities For Homeless Complete With Meals, Security And Showers
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89433

BLAZE
— The CDC confirms remarkably low coronavirus death rate. Where is the media? Will they ever admit the grave consequences of their errors? – DANIEL HOROWITZ
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-the-cdc-confirms-remarkably-low-coronavirus-death-rate-where-is-the-media

THE HILL
— GOP governors jockey to elbow out North Carolina as convention host – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/499610-gop-governors-jockey-to-elbow-out-north-carolina-as-convention-host

WASHINGTON POST
— Twitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact check for the first time The action comes after years of criticism that social media companies have allowed the president to push misinformation unchecked – Elizabeth Dwoskin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/26/trump-twitter-label-fact-check/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— What happens when vulnerable employees return to workplaces? – RACHEL SCHNALZER (DIERSEN: What happens when vulnerable organization members return to organization meetings? One would expect that ever-increasingly, employers and organizations will discourage, if not prohibit, vulnerable (old, obese, and/or health problems including diabetes) employees and members from returning.)
https://www.latimes.com/business/newsletter/2020-05-26/coronavirus-older-disabled-vulnerable-workers-business

May 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases surpass 63K with 2.6K deaths; Gov. Pritzker threatens ‘more stringent lockdown’ if people continue to defy stay-at-home order Illinois reports lowest daily COVID-19 death toll in weeks – Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-reports-lowest-daily-covid-19-death-toll-in-weeks-/6149954/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 2,341 New Coronavirus Cases, Lifting State Total to 63,840 Pritzker has urged residents to focus on the state’s positivity rate
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-2341-new-coronavirus-cases-lifting-state-total-to-63840/2266256/
— Illinois May Reopen Region-by-Region, But Not in a Typical Way Pritzker previously stated that regions could reopen by May 30 if they see a 14-day decrease in case
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-may-reopen-region-by-region-but-not-in-a-typical-way/2266348/
— Central Illinois City to Allow Gyms, Salons to Reopen, Potentially Defying State Order It is not known whether state officials will look to stop the plan from being implemented
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/central-illinois-city-to-allow-salons-gyms-to-reopen-as-part-of-phased-reopening-plan/2266351/
— Senate Reopens Despite Risks as House Preps More Virus Aid The 100 senators are convening for the first time since March – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/senate-to-reopen-despite-risks-as-house-eyes-hybrid-return/2266235/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports lowest daily death toll from COVID-19 in 2 weeks – Elizabeth Matthews
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-lowest-daily-death-toll-from-covid-19-in-2-weeks

WGN TV
— ‘It’s unsustainable’: Author of Forbes article on Illinois pension liabilities Adam Andrzejewski talks to WGN – Elyse Russo
https://wgntv.com/news/its-unsustainable-author-of-forbes-article-on-illinois-pension-liabilities-talks-to-wgn/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 46 more Illinois deaths reported as daily COVID-19 case count hits 2,341 The state received 13,834 tests results Sunday. Monday’s new case count of 2,341 brings the state tally to 63,840 positive cases. The state now has lost 2,664 people to COVID-19. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/4/21246930/coronavirus-deaths-illinois-pritzker-covid-19-confirmed-cases
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois’ high times keep rolling amid coronavirus pandemic as recreational pot sales top $37 million in April The total trails only the $39.2 million worth of adult-use cannabis unloaded by dispensaries in January, the first month the drug was legalized for recreational use. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/5/4/21247259/chicago-dispensaries-illinois-marijuana-cannabis-sales-recreational
— America’s road back from COVID-19 must begin with an end to the politics of division We suppose the thinking of ideologues on both sides, right and left, is that the pandemic offers them a unique opportunity to finally make headway on longstanding aims. But now, more than ever, we need unity, not discord. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/4/21246553/coronavirus-j-b-pritzker-springfield-demonstrations-protests-thompson-center-covid-19-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois reports the fewest coronavirus deaths in two weeks, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker urges longer view in fight against COVID-19 – DAN PETRELLA, LISA SCHENCKER and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-hospitalization-20200504-5nof62gkv5bunlb2uo6fnuyuda-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois legal weed sales during the first full month of coronavirus lockdown amount to almost $37.3 million – ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-april-legal-weed-sales-20200504-iiky2ctxlnhqxldazoerjnqtxm-story.html
— Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-1000-deaths-20200504-tk2ratkf6zefthkrfj6estcby4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Hospitalizations, ventilator use dip in Illinois; 46 more have died – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200504/hospitalizations-ventilator-use-dip-in-illinois-46-more-have-died
— Wheaton cancels Taste, Independence Day ceremonies
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200504/wheaton-cancels-taste-independence-day-ceremonies

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— United plans to cut at least 30% of white-collar staff The layoffs would take effect Oct. 1. “The severe drop in demand and resulting reductions to our schedule mean we have to do everything possible to right-size our workforce in the near-term,” a message to employees said. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/united-plans-cut-least-30-white-collar-staff

NEW CHANNEL 20
— Local schools: 25% of students not engaging in e-learning – Matt Roy
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/local-schools-25-of-students-not-engaging-in-e-learning

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Safe DuPage to Host Panel Discussion on COVID-19 Community Leaders to Discuss Resources for Those in Need of Help Due to Pandemic – Kevin Coyne
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/safe-dupage-host-panel-discussion-covid-19

CENTER SQUARE
— Preliminary state budget talks include calls for federal bailout, demands economy open back up – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/preliminary-state-budget-talks-include-calls-for-federal-bailout-demands-economy-open-back-up/article_ce5a907c-8e27-11ea-9c04-bf29a2763c11.html
— COVID-19 puts damper on Illinois cannabis dispensaries – for now – Pat Morris
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/covid-19-puts-damper-on-illinois-cannabis-dispensaries—for-now/article_9028121e-8e24-11ea-8c7d-c398274f6e36.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— McHenry County Chairman Jack Franks asked to explain his actions by the Attorney General Public Access Counselor – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/mchenry-county-chairman-jack-franks-asked-to-explain-his-actions-by-the-attorney-general-pac/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS COVID SHUT DOWN PROTESTERS TO GOV PRITZKER: RE-OPEN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/illinois-covid-shut-down-protesters-to-gov-pritzker-re-open-illinois.html
— WE WRECKED OUR ECONOMY FOR NOTHING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/we-wrecked-our-economy-for-nothing.html
— PANDEMIC SHUTDOWN COSTS FAR MORE THAN BENEFITS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/pandemic-shutdown-costs-far-more-than-benefits.html
— THORNER/INGOLD: PRITZKER SCRUBS HANDS AND CRUCIAL COVID TESTING DATA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/thorneringold-pritzker-scrubs-hands-and-crucial-covid-testing-data.html
— SEN. CRUZ SEEKS TO FLIP THE SCRIPT ON HOLLYWOOD’S KOWTOWING TO CHINESE CENSORS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/sen-cruz-seeks-to-flip-the-script-on-hollywoods-kowtowing-to-chinese-censors.html
— DI LEO: PLAYING THE CORONAVIRUS LOTTERY IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/playing-the-coronavirus-lottery-in-2020.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,341 new cases, 46 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/04/2341-new-cases-46-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker defers to local law enforcement, mayors about policing EO – Promises more IDES details later this week – Discourages people from traveling to Indiana, but “people are free to to do what they want” – Explains regionalization approach – “As things are coming down more things can be opened up” – Repeats need for federal aid to local governments – Talks McCormick Place – Dr. Ezike had “a family matter” and couldn’t make it – “We’re headed in the right direction” – Hasn’t seen rent control bill – Could be civil liability for businesses defying EO – Businesses could risk insurance coverage for defying EO – Has privacy questions about Apple and Google contact tracing – Avoids question on special session – Need a lot more testing capacity to test all prisoners – One-day total isn’t a pattern – Hopes they won’t have to send in teams to test defiant parishioners – Chicago casino maybe this year – No data on store occupancy, mask wearing
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/04/pritzker-defers-to-local-law-enforcement-mayors-about-policing-eo/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/04/covid-19-roundup-31/

GOPUSA
— Why Democrats Love Voting By Mail: It’s Easier To Cheat
https://www.gopusa.com/why-democrats-love-voting-by-mail-its-easier-to-cheat/

BREITBART
— Conservative Jeanne Ives Takes a Shot at Illinois’ 6th District – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/04/conservative-jeanne-ives-takes-a-shot-at-illinois-6th-district/

NEWSMAX
— Amb. Ron Gidwitz to Replace Sondland as Acting Rep to EU – Solange Reyner
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ronald-gidwitz-gordon-sondland-european-union-ambassador/2020/05/04/id/966058/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Civil Disobedience Against Unconstitutional Lockdowns Spreading – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32441

THE HILL
— Trump administration projecting 3K daily coronavirus deaths by June
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/495971-trump-administration-projecting-3k-daily-coronavirus-deaths-by-june

CNN
— Key coronavirus model will revise projections to nearly 135,000 US deaths – Arman Azad
https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/us-coronavirus-update-05-04-20/h_18a3fa30e62fa417f6402308aaf3c55b

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Administration Models Predict Near Doubling of Daily Death Toll by June
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/04/us/coronavirus-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Treasury plans to borrow $3 trillion from April through June as enormous coronavirus costs pile up Low interest rates make the borrowing cheaper, but the new debt shows how much new spending outpaces falling revenue – Rachel Siegel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/05/04/treasury-coronavirus-debt-borrowing/

FORBES
— We’re Not All Going To Get COVID-19, But We Are All Going To Pay For It – Leon LaBrecque
https://www.forbes.com/sites/leonlabrecque/2020/05/04/were-not-all-going-to-get-covid-19-but-we-are-all-going-to-pay-for-it/
— The Truth About Post-Corona Retirement: We Simply Don’t Know – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/05/04/the-truth-about-post-corona-retirement-we-simply-dont-know/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— More Are Ready to Return to Work, Less Fearful of COVID-19 Risk
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/more_are_ready_to_return_to_work_less_fearful_of_covid_19_risk

April 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 death toll nears 800, 22K total cases statewide; Gov. JB Pritzker defends unemployment claims handling – Craig Wall, Liz Nagy and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-death-toll-nears-800-22k-total-cases-pritzker-says/6099158/
— Chicago election worker who staffed March IL primary dies after contracting COVID-19 – Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-election-worker-dies-after-contracting-covid-19/6100339/
— President Trump’s reelection campaign sues Wisconsin TV station over critical ad – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-campaign-sues-wisconsin-tv-station-over-critical-ad/6100267/
— Trump says he and Fauci are on the same page amid criticism over talk of reopening country
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-he-and-fauci-are-on-the-same-page/6099161/
— Trump administration wants delay in 2020 census due to coronavirus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/society/officials-want-delay-in-2020-census-due-to-coronavirus/6100483/

NBC5
— Will Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order be Extended? Lightfoot Says Likely, Pritzker Says It’s Complicated Gov. J.B. Pritzker insisted Monday he wants to lift the order “as soon as possible”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/will-illinois-stay-at-home-order-be-extended-mayor-lightfoot-says-likely-gov-pritzker-says-its-complicated/2255113/
— Pritzker Lays Out 3 Key Milestones For Illinois to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-lays-out-3-key-developments-that-could-move-illinois-toward-easing-covid-19-restrictions/2255234/

CBS2
— Multiple Chicago Primary Poll Workers, Voters Later Fell Ill With COVID-19, One Poll Worker Died
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/13/poll-worker-who-was-on-duty-on-south-side-for-march-17-primary-dies-of-coronavirus/
— Workers, Illinois Lawmakers Take Issue With Continued Problems With Unemployment Computer System
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/13/workers-illinois-lawmakers-take-issue-with-continued-problems-with-unemployment-computer-system/
— Clerks Set To Count Votes In Messy Wisconsin Election – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/13/clerks-set-to-count-votes-in-messy-wisconsin-election/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Election officials notifying Chicago voters of possible COVID-19 exposure
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/election-officials-notifying-chicago-voters-of-possible-covid-19-exposure
— Chicago Police Department COVID-19 cases now at 200
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-police-department-covid-19-cases-now-at-200
— Judge orders McHenry County Health Department to turn over COVID-19 patient data to first responders
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/judge-orders-mchenry-county-health-department-to-turn-over-covid-19-patient-data-to-first-responders
— Republicans, Pritzker spar over Illinois unemployment system overload
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/republicans-pritzker-spar-over-illinois-unemployment-system-overload

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot predicts stay-at-home order will extend into May – Nic Flosi
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-mayor-lightfoot-predicts-stay-at-home-order-will-extend-into-may

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,173 new known COVID-19 cases and 74 more deaths reported, as Lightfoot expects state’s stay-at-home order to extend into May
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200413-tqhhslsw4jekfjqlkrx6byipwe-story.html
— Addressing unemployment claims mess, Gov. J.B. Pritzker promises computer upgrades; House GOP leader says ‘this was an avoidable problem’ – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-unemployment-pritzker-20200413-jz5ziwunkzcajgyyw32qbjti2i-story.html
— With conventions canceled, historic sites closed and the Illinois General Assembly not meeting, coronavirus deals Springfield a severe economic blow – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-springfield-economy-coronavirus-20200413-hu6vwm3cqfh5xkag64xjdqdaqq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “King Trump decrees that he will decide when states reopen, sowing confusion — which is the point.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-coronavirus-trump-states-governors-reopen-10th-amendment-huppke-20200413-riborwa66bdctdjhfooq7b3vq4-story.html
— Naperville coronavirus update — number of Naperville cases nearing 100; 15 deaths in Will, DuPage counties since Saturday – SUZANNE BAKER and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-update-st-0415-20200413-dcp2mrrhnrhtvhzkn7da6ilqta-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s disdain for ‘Obamacare’ could hamper virus response.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/13/21219601/trumps-disdain-for-obamacare-could-hamper-virus-response-affordable-care-act-coronavirus-covid-19
— 1 in 3 Chicago Public Schools students start remote learning without computers Of the 100,000 computers and tablets CPS officials said would be distributed for kids to use at home, 11,000 were handed out by Monday. – Nader Issa (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents would stress that I bought my first computer system, an IBM PC, in the early 1980s.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/13/21219694/cps-chicago-public-schools-students-remote-learning-technology-laptops
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Virus fuels pot industry’s push for online sales, delivery It’s one of several signs emerging from the virus outbreak of just how far ingrained marijuana has become in mainstream life in several states. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/4/13/21219867/virus-fuels-pot-industrys-push-for-online-sales-delivery-coronavirus-covid-19-weed
— ‘Mrs. America’ portrays Phyllis Schlafly as a savvy woman of steel Cate Blanchett steers clear of caricature in playing the foe of feminism who helped stop the Equal Rights Amendment. – Richard Roeper 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/13/21218219/mrs-america-review-phyllis-schlafly-fx-hulu-cate-blanchett
— Gov. Pritzker fails to plan for Illinois recovery after pandemic — and residents panic As we work together to contain the spread of COVID-19, we must also have an open and active conversation about ensuring Illinois’ economic recovery is as strong as possible. – John Tillman, CEO, Illinois Policy Institute
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/13/21219840/j-b-pritzker-covid-19-coronavirus-illinois-economy-policy-institute-john-tillman
— Illinois self-employed, gig workers will get jobless benefits starting May 11 Upgrading the overwhelmed Illinois Department of Employment Security is a “work in progress,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. – Lynn Sweet, Tina Sfondeles, and Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/13/21219859/illinois-self-employed-gig-workers-will-get-jobless-benefits-starting-may-11-gov-pritzker

DAILY HERALD
— State’s daily briefing: Pritzker touts changes to unemployment processing – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200413/states-daily-briefing-pritzker-touts-changes-to-unemployment-processing
— Rivers Casino furloughs most of its employees, cut others’ salaries – Richard Klicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200413/rivers-casino-furloughs-most-of-its-employees-cut-others-salaries
— Tollway losing millions with traffic drop, but not ready to curtail construction – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200413/tollway-losing-millions-with-traffic-drop-but-not-ready-to-curtail-construction
— DuPage could waive late fees on property taxes – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200413/dupage-could-waive-late-fees-on-property-taxes
— State moving 200 people from Aurora homeless shelter into hotel – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200413/state-moving-200-people-from-aurora-homeless-shelter-into-hotel
— April 13 COVID-19 cases per county, some towns, and how to search by ZIP code.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200413/april-13-covid-19-cases-per-county-some-towns-and-how-to-search-by-zip-code

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker hit over COVID unemployment response Political squabbling erupts over why it’s been so hard to file for jobless benefits and whether essential workers who fall ill should automatically get workers’ comp. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-hit-over-covid-unemployment-response
— Which Chicago hotels will flunk the COVID stress test? Some well-known establishments are among the most vulnerable, and many others face a grim outlook and difficult conversations with lenders in coming months. – ALBY GALLUN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/which-chicago-hotels-will-flunk-covid-stress-test

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois essential employees guaranteed workers’ compensation during pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-essential-employees-guaranteed-workers-compensation-during-pandemic/article_4796a4f6-3608-5c09-8b85-83d473cdce43.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Pritzker: Illinois received more unemployment claims in 5 weeks than all of 2019 Illinois unemployment claims 5 times higher than 2008 recession – SEAN HAMMOND
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/04/13/pritzker-illinois-received-more-unemployment-claims-in-5-weeks-than-all-of-2019/an3rsy7/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Coronavirus will make this tight southwestern Illinois race for Congress even tighter – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article241915706.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump declares it will be his decision, not Governors, on when to reopen states – SCOTT THUMAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/trump-declares-it-will-be-his-decision-not-governors-on-when-to-reopen-states

CHICAGO HEIGHTS PATCH
— Election Judge Hospitalized After Primary Dies Of Coronavirus Why switch to all mail-in voting? Five days after primary, election worker drove himself to hospital, died from coronavirus. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicagoheights/s/h2y9v/poll-judge-hospitalized-5-days-after-election-died-of-coronavirus

CHICAGO NOW
— Trump is not wrong for calling SARS-CoV-2 the Chinese virus – Bob Abrams
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-board-tirade/2020/04/trump-coronavirus-2/

DUPAGE COUNTY
— DuPage County Board to Host Virtual Board Meeting at 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 14, 2020
https://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=62714

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— COVID – 19’s Impact on the IL State Budget – Wagner Acerbi Horta, Brendan Rigney
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/covid-19s-impact-on-the-il-state-budget-2

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— What Could Motorcycle Helmets Have to Do with Re-Opening the Economy?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/13/what-do-motorcycle-helmets-have-to-do-with-re-opening-the-economy/ 
— Topinka Campaign Fund Has $656,253.92
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/13/topinka-campaign-fund-has-656253-92/ 
— Pritzker Plays Catch-Up on Unemployment Comp SNAFU
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/13/pritzker-plays-catch-up-on-unemployment-comp-snafu/ 
— Hospital Utilization Shows Exaggerated Alarm on Gov. Pritzker’s Part
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/13/hospital-utilization-shows-exaggerated-alarm-on-gov-pritzkers-part/ 
— McHenry Township GOP Says It Has Over $2,800
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/13/mchenry-township-gop-says-it-has-over-2800/
— Illinois Is Now Number 1 in Property Tax Burden
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/13/illinois-is-now-number-1-in-property-tax-burden/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Exploiting a Pandemic to Ban Church – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/exploiting-a-pandemic-to-ban-church/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS SCHEDULED TO GIVE $261M IN AUTOMATIC PAY RAISES TO STATE WORKERS – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-scheduled-to-give-261m-in-automatic-pay-raises-to-state-workers/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POT SHOPS AREN’T ‘ESSENTIAL’ BUSINESSES. FEDERAL DOLLARS SHOULDN’T GO TO PUSHERS.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/pot-shops-arent-essential-businesses-federal-dollars-shouldnt-go-to-pushers.html
— THORNER/INGOLD: IF YOU’RE QUIET, YOU CAN HEAR THE GOAL POSTS MOVING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/thorneringold-if-youre-quiet-you-can-hear-the-goal-posts-moving.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House Republicans slam Pritzker’s IDES response, claim lack of communication, even arrogance with legislators
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/13/house-republicans-slam-pritzkers-ides-response-claim-lack-of-communication-even-arrogance-with-legislators/
— Pritzker administration outlines steps taken to process unemployment claims
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/13/pritzker-administration-outlines-steps-taken-to-process-unemployment-claims/
— Pritzker outlines IDES issues – Praises IDES workers – Dr. Ezike says workers’ comp can help with financial impact – INA claims some hospitals fighting with nurses over workers’ comp – Again points out he didn’t have the authority to cancel an election – Returns fire on Republicans – Explains why reporters omitted from workers’ comp list
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/13/pritzker-outlines-ides-issues/
— 1,173 new cases, 74 additional deaths – 22,025 total cases, 794 total deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/13/1173-new-cases-74-additional-deaths-22025-total-cases-794-total-deaths/
— Monday COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/13/monday-covid-19-roundup/
— New workers’ comp rule slammed by business groups
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/13/new-workers-comp-rule-slammed-by-business-groups/
— Support For Fair Maps Gains Momentum (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that the more preference that maps give members of the following groups, the more “fair” that those maps are to those groups: voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/13/upport-for-fair-maps-gains-momentum/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump warned of small-business revolt if economy not opened soon – Rob Crilly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-warned-of-small-business-revolt-if-economy-not-opened-soon
— Top coronavirus forecaster warns of ‘rebound’ if country reopens May 1 – Daniel Chaitin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/top-coronavirus-forecaster-warns-of-rebound-if-country-reopens-may-1
— Top sheriff: Illegal immigrants released over COVID-19 will disappear – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/top-sheriff-illegal-immigrants-released-over-covid-19-will-disappear

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor accuses US Surgeon General Jerome Adams of racism – Spencer Irvine
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/pbs-reporter-accuses-us-surgeon-general-of-racism/

BREITBART
— Trump Derangement Pandemic – David Horowitz
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/04/13/david-horowitz-trump-derangement-pandemic/
— Obama: DACA Illegal Aliens Deserve Amnesty During Coronavirus Crisis – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/13/obama-daca-illegal-aliens-deserve-amnesty-during-coronavirus-crisis/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Could COVID-19 Have Come From Chinese Lab? 4 Things to Know – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/12/could-covid-19-have-come-from-chinese-lab-4-things-to-know/
— Democrats Across Country Fight for Coronavirus Aid to Illegal Aliens – Jason Hopkins 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/13/democrats-across-country-fight-for-coronavirus-aid-to-illegal-aliens/

NEWSMAX
— Dems Plan to Use COVID-19 to Steal 2020 Elections – Michael Dorstewitz 
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/coronavirus-2020elections/2020/04/13/id/962564/

PJ MEDIA
— No, the United States Does Not Lead the World in Coronavirus Cases or Deaths – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/no-the-united-states-does-not-lead-the-world-in-coronavirus-cases-or-deaths/
— Trump Campaign Slams SPLC’s ‘Division and Fearmongering’ Amid Coronavirus Crisis – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-campaign-slams-splcs-division-and-fearmongering-amid-coronavirus-crisis/

TOWNHALL
— Border Security Is Coronavirus Security – Brandon Judd
https://townhall.com/columnists/brandonjudd/2020/04/13/border-security-is-coronavirus-security-n2566835
— Anti-Trump Media’s Latest Salvo at the White House over Wuhan Coronavirus Shows Why Their Trust Is in the Toilet – Matt Vespa Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/04/13/media-watchdog-surgically-dissects-latest-shoddy-claim-by-anti-trump-media-about-n2566826

ONE NEWS NOW
— Media outlets cover up for Dems on COVID-19 bill – Michael F. Haverluck
https://onenewsnow.com/media/2020/04/11/media-outlets-cover-up-for-dems-on-covid-19-bill

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— When Snitches Become Monsters The coronavirus lockdowns are putting our entire social fiber at risk. – BILL WIRTZ
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/when-snitches-become-monsters/
— Trump Vs. The Virus: If He Wins, Biden’s A Goner The Dems say the president is failing us, but they’re nominating a guy who has nothing else to offer. – Peter Van Buren
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/trump-vs-the-virus-if-he-wins-bidens-a-goner/
— Can Trump Save The Economy Without Reviving The Virus? The crucial decision Trump will make is to choose the exact moment to reopen the country and the economy. – PATRICK BUCHANAN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/can-trump-save-the-economy-without-reviving-the-virus/
— Are We Entering A New Era Of State Nullification? It’s the governors versus Washington, as America wages fifty different wars against a virus that knows no borders. – MARK PERRY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/are-we-entering-a-new-era-of-state-nullification/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Doctors Suggest Denying Ventilators to Coronavirus Patients Who are Elderly or Disabled – CHARLES S. LIMANDRI
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/04/13/doctors-suggest-denying-ventilators-to-coronavirus-patients-who-are-elderly-or-disabled/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Coronavirus Authoritarianism Is Getting Out of Hand – DAVID HARSANYI
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-authoritarianism-is-getting-out-of-hand/

EPOCH TIMES
— Releasing Illegals Because of Virus Fears Hurts Society – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/releasing-illegals-due-to-virus-fears-hurts-society-panel-says_3310699.html

THE HILL
— Trump uses coronavirus briefing to fire back at critics – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/492604-trump-uses-coronavirus-briefing-to-fire-back-at-critics-of-his?rnd=1586817362
— Trump claims he, not governors, has authority on opening state economies – MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/492503-trump-claims-he-not-governors-has-authority-on-opening-state
— Fauci at center of conservative storm – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT (DIERSEN: Trump-haters love it when anyone says anything that they can use against Trump.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/492525-fauci-at-center-of-conservative-storm
— Fauci offers support for Trump, saying he backed social distancing after first recommendation – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/492599-fauci-offers-support-for-trump-saying-he-backed-social-distancing

SAN FRANCISCO BEE
— California mayor shares coronavirus meme comparing Trump supporters to KKK, stirs outrage – MICHAEL MCGOUGH AND SAM STANTON
https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article241969761.html

FORBES
— Trump Campaign Facebook Ad Strategy: Paint Biden As A Socialist – Jack Brewster
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2020/04/13/trump-campaign-facebook-ad-strategy-paint-biden-as-a-socialist/#28d3033c322f

NEWSWEEK
— CHINA IS CENSORING RESEARCH ON COVID-19 ORIGINS, DELETED PAGE ON WUHAN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE b- JASON LEMON 
https://www.newsweek.com/china-censoring-research-covid-19-origins-deleted-page-wuhan-university-website-suggests-1497467
— The Pollsters Got It Wrong When Trump Took on Hillary in 2016. Can You Trust Them This Time? – SAM HILL 
https://www.newsweek.com/pollsters-got-it-wrong-when-trump-took-hillary-2016-can-you-trust-them-this-time-1497088

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Here’s How Much Trump’s Mishandling of COVID-19 Will Cost the Economy.”
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/04/13/heres-how-much-trumps-mishandling-of-covid-will-cost-the-economy/

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How Trump and Xi set the stage for the coronavirus pandemic.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157118/trump-xi-jinping-america-china-blame-coronavirus-pandemic
— Bailouts Won’t Save Economy. More Coronavirus Tests Will. Congress needs to get serious about ramping up widespread testing if it wants to prevent a brutal downturn. – BEN ADLER
https://newrepublic.com/article/157271/bailouts-wont-save-economy-coronavirus-tests-will

April 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois reports largest spike in COVID-19 deaths, cases yet; feds award $52M to health centers – Eric Horng and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-largest-spike-in-covid-19-deaths-cases-yet-/6087093/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths So Far Cases have been reported in more than 70 of Illinois’ 102 counties
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-reports-highest-number-of-new-covid-19-cases-deaths-as-spread-spikes/2252541/
— Pritzker Says Illinois Won’t Hit Goal of 10,000 COVID-19 Tests Per Day This Week The governor’s goal was to have state labs returning 10,000 tests results a day by the end of this week
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-says-illinois-wont-hit-goal-of-10000-covid-19-tests-per-day-this-week/2252659/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Skews Truth on Lending Aid, Virus Risk.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/fact-check-trump-skews-truth-lending-aid-coronavirus-risk/2252687/

CBS2
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: Curfew On Liquor Sales Starts Thursday
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/08/chicago-mayor-lightfoot-curfew-on-liquor-sales-starts-thursday/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rate at which COVID-19 cases is increasing in Illinois is less, health official says – Nic Flosi
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/rate-at-which-covid-19-cases-is-increasing-in-illinois-is-less-health-official-says

CHICAGO Tribune
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials report 1,529 new known COVID-19 cases and 82 additional deaths, as state’s total infections top 15,000 since outbreak began
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200408-iceanqhhcbgblgvh7aqkguotpu-story.html
— Naperville tops 100 confirmed coronavirus cases, DuPage/Will reporting more than 1,800 – SUZANNE BAKER and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0410-20200408-the3myb7nvdm3iwess4jket4vy-story.html
— McDonald’s executives take pay cuts as COVID-19 pandemic causes March sales to plunge – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-mcdonalds-executive-pay-cuts-coronavirus-20200408-uqdudi7n3rewhiws5r7wkov2ba-story.html
— Alton’s mayor told police to crack down on people violating Illinois’ stay-at-home order. They cited his wife at a downtown bar. – JEREMY KOHLER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-alton-mayor-wife-stay-at-home-violation-20200408-kax7ezglrvford75ia56rqemim-story.html
— Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle not ready to consider layoffs as ‘economy falls off a cliff’ because of coronavirus crisis – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-cook-county-budget-20200408-5nemg27ennhrxbxvn2qd2i7hoi-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot supports suspending FOIA deadlines during coronavirus shutdown, says saving lives more important – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lori-lightfoot-foia-requests-20200408-wnwzxwyqkbalberk3lk6yeol3y-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot puts a curfew on booze sales. Good. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-liquor-curfew-violence-coronavirus-20200408-ap6lnxjalnbntcebcpuog33s6e-story.html
— Baseball without fans? It’s possible in 2020, ‘The Year of the Asterisk’ – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-asterisk-20200408-rxj7lskginhl5kqdu6qjqbjkwi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Preckwinkle: COVID-19 filling half of Stroger Hospital beds, and ‘crunch time’ still a month away Though the county faces “tremendous financial challenges,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wouldn’t say if that would mean layoffs for any county workers. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/8/21213830/preckwinkle-covid-19-stroger-hospital-budget-national-association-counties-coronavirus
— Obama to jump off sidelines for Biden with Sanders quitting presidential bid Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders had several conversations in recent weeks, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/8/21214113/barack-obama-off-sidelines-bernie-sanders-quit-presidential-bid-joe-biden
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters use coronavirus to get Blacks to hate Whites.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/8/21213747/african-americans-coronavirus-racial-inequities-racism-bobby-rush
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Lightfoot: Do as I say, not as I do.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/7/21212950/mayor-lori-lightfoot-coronavirus-haircut-stay-home-save-lives
— Bernie Sanders ends campaign, backs Biden’s bid to defeat ‘most dangerous president in modern American history’ The Vermont senator’s announcement makes Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/4/8/21213605/bernie-sanders-ends-presidential-campaign
— Slashing city spending would be inane at a time when Chicagoans need government most We disagree with those who say Mayor Lori Lightfoot should scale back city government right now to save money. Does anybody believe that trimming jobs at, say, Streets and San would make a bit of difference in sparing a financial reckoning? – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/8/21212876/chicago-city-finances-government-illinois-lightfoot-pritzker-trump-congress-aid-stimulus

DAILY HERALD
— State records 1,529 more COVID-19 cases, 82 more deaths – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200408/state-records-1529-more-covid-19-cases-82-more-deaths
— ‘I’m thankful to feel back to normal’: Mundelein mayor says he’s COVID symptom-free – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200408/im-thankful-to-feel-back-to-normal-mundelein-mayor-says-hes-covid-symptom-free
— Preckwinkle self-isolating after security staffer tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200408/preckwinkle-self-isolating-after-security-staffer-tests-positive-for-covid-19
— Algonquin Township highway commissioner: ‘Chinese coronavirus’ post wasn’t racist – Joe Stevenson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200408/algonquin-township-highway-commissioner-chinese-coronavirus-post-wasnt-racist
— Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund distributes first round of $5.5 million in grants to nonprofits
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200408/illinois-covid-19-response-fund-distributes-first-round-of-55-million-in-grants-to-nonprofits

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Booze curfew coming: Lightfoot Effective tomorrow, “we’re placing a 9 p.m. curfew on liquor sales in Chicago,” the mayor said. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/booze-curfew-coming-lightfoot
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cresco plans to hire 250 in state for weed shops – John Pletz
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/cresco-plans-hire-250-state-weed-shops
— For Pritzker, prison-release pressure rises Inmates and guards are especially vulnerable to the outbreak—and a move by Kentucky’s governor adds momentum to the push to commute some sentences to reduce the risk. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Of course, this drives up the sale of firearms and ammunition.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-prison-release-pressure-rises

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Gasser: ‘Chinese coronavirus’ post wasn’t racist – JOE STEVENSON
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/04/08/gasser-chinese-coronavirus-post-wasnt-racist/a7te8gi/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Health Experts Show Cautious Optimism As Economic Relief Debate Escalates – PHILIP EWING & BARBARA SPRUNT 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/white-house-hold-briefing-economic-relief-debate-escalates#stream/0

KENDALL COUNTY GOP
— 2020 Kendall GOP Convention Information
https://mailchi.mp/dd5418b8689f/kendall-county-gop-convention

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Sheriff Bill Prim Sues County Health Department for Names of Those Infected with Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/08/sheriff-bill-prim-sues-county-health-department-for-names-of-those-infected-with-coronavirus/ 
— Remote Notarization Allowed, How About Remote Petition Signing?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/08/remote-notarization-allowed-how-about-remote-petition-signing/ 
— Ugaste Believes Legislative Branch Should Be Involved in Emergency Declarations
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/08/ugaste-believes-legislative-branch-should-be-involved-in-emergency-declarations/ 
— Skillicorn Files Legislation to Allow Delayed Property Tax Bills, Franks Says Additional Legislation Not Needed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/08/skillicorn-files-legislation-to-allow-delayed-property-tax-bills-franks-says-additional-legislation-not-needed/ 
— Annual Town Meetings Cancelled
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/08/annual-town-meetings-cancelled/ 
— Prairie Grove School Holding “Wave at the Bus Driver” Event
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/08/prairie-grove-school-holding-wave-at-the-bus-driver-event/ 
— Stopped from Petitioning, Libertarians, Greens Sue for Ballot Access
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/07/stopped-from-petitioning-libertarians-greens-sue-for-ballot-access/
— Illinois Attorney General Memo Cited in Prim’s Suit for ID of Coronavirus Patients
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/08/illinois-attorney-general-memo-cited-in-prims-suit-for-id-of-coronavirus-patients/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Attorney General – disclosure of names of COVID-19 infected people to law enforcement is permissible – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/illinois-attorney-general-disclosure-of-names-of-covid-19-infected-people-to-law-enforcement-is-permissible/
— Sheriff tells crowd of 30 people at meeting: “We ran a couple people off the campground” for violating Gov’s Executive Order – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/sheriff-tells-croud-of-30-people-at-meeting-we-ran-a-couple-people-off-the-campground-for-violating-govs-executive-order/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SKILLICORN FILES LEGISLATION TO DELAY PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENTS IN WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/skillicorn-files-legislation-to-delay-property-tax-installments-in-wake-of-coronavirus.html
— ROSSI: POLITICAL CORONAVIRUS WAR IS KILLING AMERICANS AND OUR ECONOMY?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/rossi-political-coronavirus-war-is-killing-americans-and-our-economy.html

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/08/covid-19-roundup-14/
— Public universities here estimate $224 million in losses so far
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/08/public-universities-here-estimate-224-million-in-losses-so-far/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Majority of Americans say federal govt. has done poor job preventing COVID-19 spread.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/poll-majority-of-americans-say-federal-govt-has-done-poor-job-preventing-covid-19-spread-04-08-2020

WASHINGTON TIMES
— San Bernardino orders residents to wear face coverings in public or risk $1,000 fine, jail time – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/8/san-bernardino-orders-residents-to-wear-face-cover/
— ‘Many more body bags’: WHO claps back at Trump’s ‘politicizing’ of pandemic – Lauren Meier
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/8/who-claps-back-trump-coronavirus-isnt-very-china-c/

GOPUSA
— Coronavirus Death Predictions Dropping Quietly, Very Quietly
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87276
— Using COVID-19 Crisis, Democrats Seek Radical Changes In How U.S. Votes
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87264
— Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Racist’ Claim Against Amazon Goes Unnoticed By Mainstream Media
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87242

BREITBART
— Chinese City Offers $71,000 for Tips to Catch Illegal Immigrants – GABRIELLE REYES
https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/04/08/chinese-city-offers-71000-for-tips-to-catch-illegal-immigrants/
— Bernie Sanders Moved Democrats, Including Joe Biden, to the Far Left – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/08/pollak-bernie-sanders-moved-democrats-including-joe-biden-to-the-far-left/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-hater use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/08/progressives-employers-claim-daca-migrants-are-crucial-for-fighting-coronavirus/

BLAZE
— Fauci admits previous projection of 100K-240K coronavirus deaths was likely an overestimate The story keeps changing – Aaron Colen
https://www.theblaze.com/news/fauci-admits-previous-coronavirus-death-projection-was-likely-an-overestimate

DAILY CALLER
— Why A Governor’s Fiat Is Not A Constitutional ‘Republican Form Of Government’ – MIKE CHURCH
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/08/church-why-a-governors-fiat-is-not-a-constitutional-republican-form-of-government/

DAILY WIRE
— Chicago Mayor, California Governor Allow Illegal Immigrants To Access Coronavirus Relief Funds – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/chicago-mayor-california-governor-allow-illegal-immigrants-to-access-coronavirus-relief-funds

THE HILL
— Trump: Republicans ‘should fight very hard’ against expanded mail-in voting – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491735-trump-republicans-should-fight-very-hard-against-expanded-mail-in
— Fauci: ‘Looks like’ US deaths will be lower than original projection – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/coronavirus-report/491779-fauci-looks-like-us-deaths-will-be-lower-than-original-projection
— Democrats salivate over Obama coming off sidelines – AMIE PARNES 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491865-democrats-salivate-over-obama-coming-off-sidelines
— Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left – JONATHAN EASLEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491873-Sanders-exit-leave-deep-disappointment-on-the-left

CNN
— Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 race, clearing Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic nomination
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/politics/bernie-sanders-drops-out/index.html

WASHINGTON POST
— New York announces highest single-day toll from coronavirus; WHO chief pushes back at Trump over threat
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/08/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows ER doctor: ‘Just because they are young doesn’t mean they aren’t vulnerable’ – Chris Mooney, Brady Dennis and Sarah Kaplan 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/08/young-people-coronavirus-deaths/

USA TODAY
— Time to put China on lockdown for its dishonesty amid coronavirus crisis China’s response was inept, dishonest and utterly inconsiderate of the world. We need to teach the Chinese government a lesson. – Glenn Harlan Reynolds
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/07/time-put-china-lockdown-dishonesty-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-crisis-column/2954433001/

April 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus death toll reaches 274, including 2nd fatality linked to Stateville prison outbreak – Craig Wall, Eric Horng, Will Jones and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-11k;-stateville-prison-outbreak-claims-2nd-life/6079123/
— Dr. Fauci: Coronavirus could become seasonal, unlikely to be under control globally – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/fauci-coronavirus-could-become-seasonal/6078871/
— UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/uk-prime-minister-boris-johnson-hospitalized-with-covid-19/6079237/
— Biden to name VP vetting team – AP (DIERSEN: The higher the office sought by a Republican candidate, the deeper that Democrats will look for skeletons in their closet, and especially if that candidate paints himself/herself as being conservative and/or religious.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-to-name-vp-vetting-team/6076463/
— Wisconsin mayors seek to scrap in-person voting in last-ditch effort – KENDALL KARSON
https://abc7chicago.com/wisconsin-mayors-seek-to-scrap-in-person-voting-in-last-ditch-effort/6079374/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 899 New Coronavirus Cases, 31 Additional Deaths More than 60 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-reports-899-new-coronavirus-cases-31-additional-deaths/2250698/
— Pritzker: Illinois Needs Feds to Send 1000s More Ventilators
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-illinois-needs-feds-to-send-1000s-more-ventilators/2250681/
— Indiana Reports 458 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, 11 Additional Deaths Gov. Eric Holcomb recently extended the state’s “stay-at-home” order for two weeks because of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/indiana-reports-458-new-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-11-additional-deaths/2250645/
— Biden Raises Idea of Democrats Holding an Online Convention The once-crowded Democratic primary has dwindled to Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – Will Weissert 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/biden-raises-idea-of-democrats-holding-an-online-convention/2250696/
— Virus Raises Specter of Gravest Attacks in Modern US Times The number of people infected in the U.S. has exceeded 300,000, with the death toll climbing past 8,400
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/surgeon-general-warns-us-of-saddest-week-and-9-11-moment/2250652/

CBS2
— Confirmed Illinois Coronavirus Cases Top 11,000; Death Toll Stands At 274
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/05/confirmed-illinois-coronavirus-cases-top-11000-death-toll-stands-at-274/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois coronavirus cases rise to 11,256; total number of deaths now 274
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-coronavirus-cases-rise-to-11256-total-number-of-deaths-now-274
— Pritzker: Illinois needs feds to send 1000s more ventilators
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pritzker-illinois-needs-feds-to-send-1000s-more-ventilators-3

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State announces 899 new known cases and 31 new deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200404-vpzpqvhf5vdmvnkdnpjm5x36rm-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls for more ventilators, criticizes federal government in CNN appearance – Grace Wong
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-cnn-trump-federal-government-20200405-23skyub3wvbrtkuc6cnl4m4jaa-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Two new recreational marijuana shops could be coming soon to River North – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-new-river-north-legal-weed-shops-20200404-6szfwz33rrgjrmco5x54dfoyra-story.html
— Brookfield Zoo furloughs nearly third of employees after coronavirus-related financial pressures – Grace Wong
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-brookfield-zoo-furlough-20200405-ilxjmq7r45hw3dpm5s6c4p6npy-story.html
— US braces for roughest week yet of coronavirus pandemic: ‘This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment,’ surgeon general says – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200405-z6jelb2cynbblfz725vw44suzu-story.html
— Navy captain removed from command for warning about danger on carrier has tested positive for coronavirus – JOHN ISMAY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-captain-crozier-coronavirus-20200405-6txtfzpcarcsnfk575ye7xu4wi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker on CNN: Trump ‘does not understand the word federal,’ as debate over COVID-19 stockpile rages Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on CNN ripped President Trump over management of the federal stockpile holding undistributed and urgently needed COVID-19 supplies. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/5/21208703/pritzker-trump-federal-covid-19-stockpile-coronavirus
— Illinois surpasses 11K COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 274 Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike — donning protective face masks they removed before speaking — also announced during their Sunday coronavirus update 899 new cases of COVID-19, marking 11,256 confirmed cases in Illinois since the pandemic first hit. – Tom Schuba and Jake Wittich 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/5/21208850/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-update-pritzker
— Will Bears be playing in Soldier Field by September? Pritzker, Trump disagree President Trump said NFL season may start as scheduled in September; Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker did not agree Bears will be playing in Soldier Field by then. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/5/21208767/bears-soldier-field-september-illinois-pritzker-trump-nfl
— Despite ‘Crimson Contagion’ pandemic drills, Chicago didn’t fill public health jobs That was a need identified by the emergency preparedness drills last year that imagined a pandemic spreading from China to Chicago. – Frank Main and Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/5/21207597/crimson-contagion-pandemic-preparations-chicago-coronavirus-public-health
— In the war on COVID-19, lawmakers must deliver for the U.S. Postal Service We disagree with lawmakers’ astonishingly shortsighted move last month to exclude the financially troubled postal service from the $2.2 trillion coronavirus bailout. The agency is on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/5/21203431/coronavirus-covid-19-u-s-postal-service-bailout-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker may consider more restrictions; state announces 31 more deaths – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200405/pritzker-may-consider-more-restrictions-state-announces-31-more-deaths
— April 4 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/april-4-breakdown-of-suburban-covid-19-cases-by-county-and-some-towns
— NY gets 1,100 ventilators with help from China, Oregon – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200404/news/304049971/

WBEZ
— In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black – María Inés Zamudio, Elliott Ramos
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/in-chicago-70-of-covid19-deaths-are-black/dd3f295f-445e-4e38-b37f-a1503782b507

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker rips Trump over defense production act; 31 new deaths in Illinois – Steven Spearie
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200405/pritzker-rips-trump-over-defense-production-act-31-new-deaths-in-illinois

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Pritzker: ‘I’ve given up’ on adequate federal COVID-19 response – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-i-ve-given-up-on-adequate-federal-covid-19-response/article_aa14f4c8-7789-11ea-8f2b-4bd0323ca741.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in DuPage County; 41 new cases
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/05/three-more-covid-19-deaths-reported-in-dupage-county-41-new-cases/auj0t0i/

WGEM
— Pritzker: Illinois needs feds to send 1000s more ventilators – AP
https://wgem.com/2020/04/05/pritzker-illinois-needs-feds-to-send-1000s-more-ventilators/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trapped By The Coronavirus Pandemic, Congress Tries New Ways Of Legislating From Home – CLAUDIA GRISALES
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trapped-coronavirus-pandemic-congress-tries-new-ways-legislating-home#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: TRUMP-haters a) use coronavirus to destroy Trump and b) say that “Trump uses coronavirus crisis to push his broader agenda.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-uses-coronavirus-crisis-to-push-his-broader-agenda

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Naperville shines in times of crisis – Grant Wehrli
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/04/05/napervilles-pulse-in-springfield-naperville-shines-in-times-of-crisis/111698

LOOP NORTH NEWS
— Open country for business, says Republican River North candidate for Congress Tommy Hanson – Steven Dahlman
https://www.loopnorth.com/news/candidate0405.htm

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-6: Ives Continues Attack on Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/05/il-6-ives-continues-attack-on-casten/ 
— Judge Enters Order Asking Why Jack Franks Should Not Be Held in Contempt of Court
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/05/judge-enters-order-asking-why-jack-franks-should-not-be-held-in-contempt-of-court/ 
— Statistics Comparing County Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/04/statistics-comparing-county-coronavirus/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker enters press conference wearing mask – All essential workers now qualify for state’s childcare assistant program – Federal Headstart not keeping up – Second Stateville person dies – 30 percent of cases are African-American – Expects cases in all 102 counties – “The rules are being written as we go here” – Claims enough PPE for healthcare workers – Governor says stricter orders are possible – Virus might return – Details info to legislators – Dr. Ezike talks mental health front – Pritzker praises federal workers, disses White House
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/pritzker-enters-press-conference-wearing-mask/
— 899 new cases, 31 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/899-new-cases-31-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/covid-19-roundup-12/
— Pritzker explains projections
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/pritzker-explains-projections/
— S&P moves Illinois a tick closer to junk status
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/sp-moves-illinois-a-tick-closer-to-junk-status/
— Rep. Stava-Murray: “My doctors suspect I have COVID-19″
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/rep-stava-murray-my-doctors-suspect-i-have-covid-19/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How the liberal media weaponizes COVID-19 against Trump – L. Brent Bozell III
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/5/how-the-liberal-media-weaponizes-covid-19-against-/

BREITBART
— Workers Send Amazon a Message Straight out of the 1930s – JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/04/pinkerton-workers-send-amazon-a-message-straight-out-of-the-1930s/

DAILY CALLER
— J.B. Pritzker Still Blaming Trump For GOP Governors Slow To Enact Stay-At-Home Orders – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/05/j-b-pritzker-blaming-trump-governors-stay-at-home-coronavirus/

— J.B. Pritzker Still Blaming Trump For GOP Governors Slow To Enact Stay-At-Home Orders – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/05/j-b-pritzker-blaming-trump-governors-stay-at-home-coronavirus/

FEDERALIST
— Life Inside The Coronavirus Shutdown: What You Can And Can’t Do In America’s Capital Today, as cities are shutting down and police are turning out-of-staters around at our borders, we’re suddenly confronted with the real question: What will be I able to do under quarantine?
– Christopher Bedford
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/05/life-inside-the-coronavirus-shutdown-what-you-can-and-cant-do-in-americas-capital/

TEA PARTY
— According To CDC: 0.2% To 1.8% Of All US Deaths Since February Are Confirmed Or Presumed To Be Due To COVID-19 — And They Want To Destroy Economy Over This? – Gateway Pundit
https://www.teaparty.org/according-to-cdc-0-2-to-1-8-of-all-us-deaths-since-february-are-confirmed-or-presumed-to-be-due-to-covid-19-and-they-want-to-destroy-economy-over-this-434661/

THE HILL
— Boris Johnson hospitalized over coronavirus symptoms – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/policy/international/491256-boris-johnson-hospitalized-over-coronavirus-symptoms

POLITICO
— Trump administration tells states to step up as governors plead for aid The surgeon general says states need to be “Rosie The Riveter” as the country prepares for a crisis resembling World War II. – ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/05/white-house-trump-funding-states-coronavirus-165783

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument – Alexandra Jaffe
https://www.sentinel-standard.com/news/20200405/democrats-elevate-health-care-as-virus-era-campaign-argument

CBS NEWS
— “We’ve got to get the country open,” Trump says as coronavirus cases top 300,000 nationwide
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-latest-news-2020-04-04/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Top U.S. Officials Warn of ‘Our Pearl Harbor’; Deaths in Country May Be Undercounted
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus death toll: Americans are almost certainly dying of covid-19 but being left out of the official count – Emma Brown, Beth Reinhard and Aaron C. Davis 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/coronavirus-death-toll-americans-are-almost-certainly-dying-of-covid-19-but-being-left-out-of-the-official-count/2020/04/05/71d67982-747e-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Supreme Court to Weigh In on Wisconsin’s Absentee Ballots – Jess Bravin and Alexa Corse
High court to decide whether voters have until April 13 for absentee ballots to compensate for disruptions from coronavirus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-to-weigh-in-on-wisconsins-absentee-ballots-11586118600

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— As White House Tells States to ‘Do Your Part,’ Governors Ask What Trump Is Actually Doing – Matt Stieb
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/governors-reject-trump-admins-do-your-part-message.html

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This Is What Happens When the Federal Government Abandons You   Local officials and health-care workers are losing faith in the national response, and struggling to improvise their own solutions.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/how-do-you-win-war-when-your-government-abandons-you/609457/

April 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus cases rise above 10K, including 243 deaths; Gov. Pritzker recommends wearing masks in stores – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/the-number-is-sobering-illinois-covid-19-cases-top-10k/6076957/
— Coronavirus in US: Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-toughest-weeks-ahead-as-coronavirus-spreads/6077151/
— Coronavirus deaths: Walmart to limit number of shoppers in stores after 2 Evergreen Park employees die of COVID-19 – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/walmart-ramps-up-protection-efforts-after-2-workers-die-of-covid-19-in-south-suburbs/6076361/

NBC5
— Illinois Now Reporting More Than 10,000 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus More than 60 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-now-reporting-over-10000-confirmed-cases-of-coronavirus/2250433/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago Amazon workers refusing to go to work due to COVID-19 concerns – Tia Ewing
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-amazon-workers-refusing-to-go-to-work-due-to-covid-19-concerns

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State passes 10,000 known cases of COVID-19, with 1,453 new known cases and 33 additional deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200404-vpzpqvhf5vdmvnkdnpjm5x36rm-story.html
— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vows to seize ventilators and PPE from private hospitals and companies not using them: ‘Let them sue me’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-us-updates-20200403-x54uffc44zagtoj3uadzcgxoze-story.html
— Democrats want to provide mail-in ballots amid COVID-19. Republicans don’t. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-coronavirus-mail-ballots-20200404-kdvbtbaexffnnhypukvzyy53km-story.html
— Cutthroat suppliers, shady middlemen, soaring prices: The hunt for medical supplies creates a marketplace of desperation – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-medical-supply-shortages-bidding-war-20200404-4qput5nm7bhepdjyv3rydstlca-story.html
— 2 more nursing home residents die after contracting COVID-19 as DuPage County cases surpass 600 – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-deaths-nursing-homes-20200404-bckmjn3m6bgi3kvjpvrmnfgc64-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— April 4 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/april-4-breakdown-of-suburban-covid-19-cases-by-county-and-some-towns

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The first downtown weed shops get state approval – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/first-downtown-weed-shops-get-state-approval

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— An Obama adviser summons a volunteer army to defeat President Trump – Linda Killian
https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/article/Book-World-An-Obama-adviser-summons-a-volunteer-15178815.php
— Lawmakers looking forward to ‘normalcy’ – BEN ORNER 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Lawmakers-looking-forward-to-15179193.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— NRA sues New York Governor Cuomo after gun stores deemed non-essential during pandemic
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/nra-sues-new-york-governor-cuomo-after-gun-stores-deemed-non-essential-during-pandemic
— Stocks drop as coronavirus crunches the job market, economy – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/stocks-drop-as-coronavirus-crunches-the-job-market-economy

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Walmart limiting number of customers allowed in stores due to coronavirus – JARROD CLAY
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/walmart-limiting-number-of-customers-allowed-in-stores-due-to-coronavirus

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor releases numbers – The Devil in the details? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/illinois-governor-releases-numbers-the-devil-in-the-the-details/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— As unemployment claims stack up in Illinois, application problems persist – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/as-unemployment-claims-stack-up-in-illinois-application-problems-persist
— Delayed convention forces Biden to put campaign funds on ice for weeks – David M. Drucker 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/delayed-convention-forces-biden-to-put-campaign-funds-on-ice-for-weeks

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Demands ‘Critical’ Racial Data of those with Coronavirus – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/04/elizabeth-warren-demands-critical-racial-data-those-coronavirus/

DAILY CALLER
— California Providing Millions Of Dollars For Illegal Alien Business Owners Not Covered By Coronavirus Stimulus – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/04/newsom-millions-illegal-aliens-business-owners-coronavirus-stimulus/

DAILY WIRE
— Democrat Congressman Demands Coronavirus Checks Be Sent To Illegal Immigrants – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-congressman-demands-coronavirus-checks-be-sent-to-illegal-immigrants

NEWSMAX
— Fed’s Barkin: Employment Data to Get Worse Before Getting Better – 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/economy/fed-barkin-employment-worse/2020/04/03/id/961321/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Liberal Media Blanket Country With Virus Untruths – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/04/04/liberal-media-blankets-country-virus-untruths

TOWNHALL
— Coronavirus Swept Away America’s Impeachment ‘Hangover’ but Important Lessons Remain – Ryan Shucard
https://townhall.com/columnists/ryanshucard/2020/04/04/coronavirus-swept-away-americas-impeachment-hangover-but-important-lessons-remain-n2566347

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Limbaugh: Coronavirus Lockdown Isn’t Sustainable, “We Cannot Go On Like This For Months” – Ian Schwartz 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/01/limbaugh_coronavirus_lockdown_isnt_sustainable_we_cannot_go_on_like_this_for_months.html
— Ben Shapiro: China Destroyed The World Economy – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/03/ben_shapiro_china_destroyed_the_world_economy.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Decentralized leadership raises questions about Trump coronavirus response.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491093-decentralized-leadership-raises-questions-about-trump-coronavirus

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/04/04/coronavirus-government-dysfunction/
— The only official fired over the virus? A captain who tried to protect his crew. – Max Boot 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/only-official-fired-over-virus-captain-who-tried-protect-his-crew/
— Ford and GM are undertaking a warlike effort to produce ventilators. It may fall short and come too late Inside the auto giants’ efforts to build prototypes and revamp factories to produce tens of thousands of ventilators in time for covid-19 patients. – Reed Albergotti and Faiz Siddiqui 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/04/ventilators-coronavirus-ford-gm/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “How Trump’s attempts to win the daily news cycle feed a chaotic coronavirus response.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-daily-reality-show-coronavirus-response/2020/04/04/97932e34-75c5-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump is trying to undermine the government’s independent watchdogs — again.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-is-trying-to-undermine-the-governments-independent-watchdogs–again/2020/04/04/7fd99dba-75e2-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Wondering what’s behind Trump’s improved poll numbers?” and says “His attacks on the press.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/wondering-whats-behind-trumps-improved-poll-numbers-his-attacks-on-the-press/2020/04/03/e23c7880-7527-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Job Losses Will Exceed The Great Recession’s.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2020/04/04/trumps-job-losses-will-exceed-the-great-recessions/

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Illinois Confronts a Chaotic White House Approach to the Coronavirus.”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/illinois-confronts-a-chaotic-white-house-approach-to-the-coronavirus

April 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 death toll surpasses 150 in IL, cases near 8K as Cook County ME works to expand storage – Jessica D’Onofrio and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-death-toll-surpasses-150/6070425/
— Trump administration moves toward promoting broader use of face masks amid coronavirus crisis
https://abc7chicago.com/health/daily-white-house-coronavirus-task-force-briefing-watch-live/6071736/
— Coronavirus in the US: 6.6M more unemployed shows need for new jobs bill, Pelosi says – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/66m-more-unemployed-shows-need-for-new-jobs-bill-pelosi-says/6071463/

CBS2
— Some Chicagoans Say Problems With Mail Meant Their Primary Ballots Weren’t Counted – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/some-chicagoans-say-problems-with-mail-meant-their-primary-ballots-werent-counted/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 715 new known infections of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths, bringing state’s total to 7,695 known cases and 157 deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200402-2ywu5ui4ffb7xkvsj7nkm6aidy-story.html
— Democrats postpone Milwaukee convention until August because of coronavirus concerns – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-democratic-convention-joe-biden-20200402-4u7zcqtyrrazxg7rbv3ejvoiny-story.html
— Facing a hit that could be worse than Great Recession, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, lawmakers look to craft a post-pandemic budget – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-state-budget-20200402-2eqqvb7iu5dstf7qkcyqf5prke-story.html
— DuPage County reports 45 new known coronavirus cases, including six at long-term care facilities – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-long-term-care-facilities-20200402-mh2egdkwrzapljurg4zsiewdvy-story.html
— Records shattered as unemployment claims in Illinois top 178,000 and national applications hit 6.6 million – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-unemployment-claims-problems-benefits-illinois-20200402-x7psgbntbrhatmtjgqmpotarvy-story.html
— Pritzker calls federal response to COVID-19 ‘profound failure’ – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-activists-pritzker-legal-challenge-coronavirus-lightfoot-year-spin-20200402-uhnfqaagsjbbtg3dgyrgyh7dj4-story.html
— Despite economic havoc from coronavirus, state public pension officials say plans in good shape – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-public-pensions-20200402-lfqniecl5beahgslbrc6fnxmge-story.html
— 15 Will County health workers test positive as coronavirus numbers continue to rise in Will, DuPage – SUZANNE BAKER and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0403-20200402-thg76xdb5bbzjidmay4tqkexie-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nearly $110 million in recreational weed sold in Illinois since January  In March, pot shops sold $35.9 million worth of pot. That’s down from the $39.2 million in first-month sales, but slightly higher than February’s sales. – David Struett and Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/4/2/21204617/illinois-recreational-pot-marijuana-sales-march
— First-time jobless claims up 56% in Illinois from prior week Latest report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security shows the widening impact of coronavirus-related layoffs. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/4/2/21204569/weekly-unemployment-claims-illinois-coronavirus-layoffs
— Every state — including 12 slackers — must join the fight to beat COVID-19 A nationwide lockdown by President Trump is unlikely and possibly unconstitutional. It’s up to our nation’s governors to do what’s right to beat the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/2/21204434/coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-state-lockdowns-social-distancing-government-governors

DAILY HERALD
— Suburbs get coronavirus relief grants
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200402/suburbs-get-coronavirus-relief-grants
— April 2 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200402/april-2-breakdown-of-suburban-covid-19-cases-by-county-and-some-towns

WAND TV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: March marijuana sales in Illinois total almost $36 million
https://www.wandtv.com/news/march-marijuana-sales-in-illinois-total-almost-36-million/article_2a100c8e-7501-11ea-ba8c-536cbdcd92b9.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: District’s Communities Receive Portion of $12.2 Million from CARES Act
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/il-14-districts-communities-receive-portion-of-12-2-million-from-cares-act/ 
— What It Is Like to Have Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/what-it-is-like-to-have-coronoavirus/ 
— Are Slots Still Operating?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/are-slots-still-operating/ 
— Calculate What Uncle Sam Will Send in Coronavirus Handout
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/calculate-what-uncle-sam-will-send-in-coronavirus-handout/ 
— Comparing Coronavirus Penetration for Chicago Area Counties
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/01/comparing-coronavirus-penetration-for-chicago-area-counties/ 
— Will County Provides Coronavirus Map
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/01/will-county-provides-coronavirus-map/ 
— Lake County Health Department Answers Freedom of Information Request for Coronavirus by Zip Codes with Interactive Map
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/01/lake-county-health-department-answers-freedom-of-information-request-for-coronavirus-by-zip-codes-with-interactive-map/ 
— Hospital Situation Included in Pritzker Press Release
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/hospital-situation-included-in-pritzker-press-release/ 

CAPITOL FAX
— US bankruptcy judge rules against Bill Brady and his brothers
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/us-bankruptcy-judge-rules-against-bill-brady-and-his-brothers/
— Pritzker says fourth temp hospital to open, with another coming for Downstate – “We’re also adding additional beds” – New initiative called “All in Illinois” – President’s “air bridge” is only for private companies, not states – Advice for Wisconsin? – Explains why gun shops are “essential” – 15 rapid testing machines delivered today from Abbott Labs
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/pritzker-says-fourth-temp-hospital-to-open-with-another-coming-for-downstate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/covid-19-roundup-9/

GOPUSA
— Hydroxychloroquine Proving An Effective Treatment For Coronavirus Patients Around The World
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86995

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus mask policing: Texas city ready to fine citizens $1K for not covering up – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/coronavirus-mask-policing-texas-city-ready-to-fine/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The New York Times editorial board is eager to spread the coronavirus via open borders
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-new-york-times-editorial-board-is-eager-to-spread-the-coronavirus-via-open-borders
— Even if you hate Trump, don’t root for him to fail during this crisis – Kimberly Ross
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/even-if-you-hate-trump-dont-root-for-him-to-fail-during-coronavirus-crisis
— House Republicans want to reopen economy by end of April if ‘virus permits’ – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house-republicans-want-to-reopen-economy-by-end-of-april-virus-permitting
— No institution has failed the public worse than the news media during the COVID-19 pandemic – Becket Adams 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/no-institution-has-failed-the-public-worse-than-the-news-media-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Campaign Tells Jeff Sessions To Move On — ‘Do Not Support Your Efforts’ – HENRY RODGERS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do not support my GOPUSA ILLINOIS efforts. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/02/trump-campaign-jeff-sessions-letter-senate/

NEWSMAX
— White-Collar Employers Promise Job Security, as Service Industry Implodes
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/white-collar-employers-job/2020/04/01/id/960968/

TOWNHALL
— This Week’s Unemployment Numbers Are Disastrous and Devastating – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/04/02/this-weeks-unemployment-numbers-are-disastrous-and-devastating-n2566206
— Jemele Hill: The Only Acceptable Acts of Charity Come From Those Who Are Anti-Trump – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/04/02/jemele-hill-the-only-acceptable-acts-of-charity-come-from-those-who-are-anti-tru-n2566251

THE HILL
— Scale of economic crisis sends shudders through nation – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490938-the-memo-scale-of-economic-crisis-sends-shudders-through-nation
— Trump expected to recommend certain Americans wear masks to limit virus spread – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490909-trump-expected-to-recommend-certain-americans-wear-masks-to-limit
— Cities across the country in danger of becoming coronavirus hotspots – JESSIE HELLMANN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490878-cities-across-the-country-in-danger-of-becoming-coronavirus-hotspots
— Number of coronavirus cases worldwide tops 1 million – REBECCA KLAR 
https://thehill.com/policy/international/490797-global-coronavirus-cases-top-1-million

POLITICO
— White House Correspondents’ Association boots OAN from briefing rotation The rare step, against the Trump-friendly outlet, followed a reporter’s defiance of social-distancing restrictions. – CAITLIN OPRYSKO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/oan-white-house-correspondents-coronavirus-160598
— Navy fires aircraft carrier captain who raised alarm about virus outbreak Capt. Brett Crozier wrote a letter Navy leaders Monday pleading for additional help to combat the outbreak. – LARA SELIGMAN (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, what if I had relayed my concerns about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination directly to the Democrats who headed those agencies?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/02/navy-fires-aircraft-carrier-captain-who-raised-alarm-about-virus-outbreak-162225
(FROMM THE ARTICLE: Modly stopped short of accusing Crozier of leaking the letter, but faulted the captain for sending it over “non-secure, unclassified email” and copying “a broad array of people,” instead of relaying his concerns directly to Modly. The letter contained no classified information.)

CNN
— Democratic National Convention pushed back to August – Dan Merica and Kate Sullivan
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/politics/dnc-postponed-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Administration Expected to Recommend Wearing Cloth Masks
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House to urge Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow spread of coronavirus – Lena H. Sun and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/02/coronavirus-facemasks-policyreversal/
— Coronavirus death toll passes 50,000 worldwide; U.S. unemployment claims explode
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/02/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Democrats to delay Milwaukee convention from July until mid-August to increase chance party can hold an in-person gathering
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2020/04/02/democrats-to-delay-milwaukee-convention-from-july-until-mid-august-to-increase-chance-party-can-hold-an-in-person-gathering/
— Federal judge declines to postpone April 7 presidential primaries in Wisconsin – Amy Gardner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-judge-declines-to-postpone-april-7-presidential-primaries-in-wisconsin/2020/04/02/2ff660b4-74dc-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— The grim death-toll projections the White House offered Monday have already been revised upward – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/02/grim-death-toll-projections-white-house-offered-monday-have-already-been-revised-upward/

NEW YORK POST
— Team Trump to Jeff Sessions: You’re no ally of ours – Bob Fredericks (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do not want me to be one of their allies. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/team-trump-to-jeff-sessions-youre-no-ally-of-ours/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Strongly Endorse Fines, Ban on Interstate Travel
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_strongly_endorse_fines_ban_on_interstate_travel