September 25 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 12 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Chicago Police Union Endorses President Trump’s Reelection Bid
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-union-endorses-president-trumps-reelection-bid/2338110/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘We want justice:’ Jacob Blake’s family holds Milwaukee march, rally – Sam Kraemer
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/we-want-justice-jacob-blakes-family-holds-milwaukee-march-rally

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Six months into the pandemic, downtown Chicago is a humbled giant. Can it get back on its feet? – BLAIR KAMIN, RYAN ORI and LAUREN ZUMBAC
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronavirus-chicago-downtown-six-months-pandemic-20200913-7e6y72zy7jgmxd6ehljkjoddem-story.html
— Hollywood’s inclusion problems still run deep, study finds – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-ent-hollywood-inclusion-study-20200910-igxonwfd6fgihnbr2m3u7sgk7a-story.html
— With deadline looming, Chicago is badly lagging in census response, especially in communities of color – SOPHIE SHERRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-census-count-20200912-36lktll5ybczhdsyvx33bxbvni-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Scott Kegarise, Illinois House 56th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include property tax relief and housing opportunities for disabled people.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/12/21434115/scott-kegarise-illinois-house-rep-56th-district-republican-nominee-2020-election-candidate-profile
— Public urination tickets fall sharply during pandemic Despite the citywide decrease, some parts of the South and West sides are still bearing the brunt of citations being handed out. – Mitch Dudek and Caroline Hurley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/11/21431346/public-urination-tickets-decrease-pandemic-restroom-access
— Illinois logs second straight day of 2,000 or more COVID-19 cases
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/9/12/21433701/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Underwood over Oberweis for Congress from District 14
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200912/endorsement-underwood-over-oberweis-for-congress-from-district-14
— Underwood bashes federal response to COVID-19; Oberweis review mixed – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200912/underwood-bashes-federal-response-to-covid-19-oberweis-review-mixed
— Vernon Township to roll back executive salaries and freeze staff pay
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200912/vernon-township-to-roll-back-executive-salaries-and-freeze-staff-pay

HERALD & REVIEW
— Legal weed rules backfire on governor – Rich Miller
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/rich-miller-legal-weed-rules-backfire-on-governor/article_875f135c-09ec-5a80-96da-1be76b8f5739.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Ballots finalized for Nov. 3 contests – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Ballots-finalized-for-Nov-3-contests-15562425.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— Twitter And Facebook Flag Trump’s Mail-In Voting Post for Platform Violations – CHRISTIANNA SILVA
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/twitter-and-facebook-flag-trumps-mail-voting-post-platform-violations#stream/0

WASHINGTON TIMES
— NFL fans kneeling to leftist martyr Colin Kaepernick’s political correctness – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/12/nfl-fans-kneeling-to-leftist-martyr-colin-kaeperni/
— More than 800 nurses begin strike at Chicago hospital – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/12/more-than-800-nurses-begin-strike-at-chicago-hospi/

BREITBART
— Rochester Black Lives Matter Protesters Reportedly Segregate Demonstrators by Race – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/12/rochester-black-lives-matter-protesters-reportedly-segregate-demonstrators-by-race/
— Rutgers Lecturer Blames ‘White Christian Privilege’ for Slavery, Genocide, Colonialism – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/education/2020/09/11/rutgers-lecturer-blames-white-christian-privilege-slavery-genocide-colonialism/

NEWS BUSTERS
— ‘Evil,’ ‘Racism’ – ESPN’s Debate Show Fails, Yet Again, to Understand Booing – Jonas Wells
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/jonas-wells/2020/09/11/evil-racism-espns-debate-show-fails-yet-again-understand

CAMPUS REFORM
— Stanford journalism scholar says journalists should be ‘activists,’ ‘advocates for social justice’ – Joseph Silverstein (DIERSEN: To advocate social justice is to advocate hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://campusreform.org/?id=15655

COLLEGE FIX
— Parents: Stay on top of your child’s ‘diversity’ lessons – Dave Huber
https://www.thecollegefix.com/parents-stay-on-top-of-your-childs-diversity-lessons/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “In Wisconsin Poll, Unrest Concerns Don’t Translate Into Surge for Trump. Worries about law and order have become so prevalent that likely voters say it’s just as important as solving the coronavirus pandemic. But voters aren’t favoring Mr. Trump on the issue.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/12/us/politics/wisconsin-poll-biden-trump.html

NEW YORK POST
— Rich kid ‘rioters’ are ignorant about the poor working class – Rob Henderson
https://nypost.com/2020/09/12/rich-kid-rioters-are-ignorant-about-the-poor-working-class/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Bad Teaching Is Tearing America Apart Education’s dumbing down frays the bonds of citizenship and is hardest on the poor, says E.D. Hirsch, the man who wrote the book on cultural literacy. – Naomi Schaefer Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bad-teaching-is-tearing-america-apart-11599857351
— ‘Those Who Forget’ Review: Accounting for Evil Confronting a hard truth about the Holocaust: the collaboration of ordinary Germans. – Diane Cole (DIERSEN: My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/those-who-forget-review-accounting-for-evil-11599836504
— Google’s Sundar Pichai Is a Really Nice Guy. Is That Enough? The low-key chief is contending with possible antitrust lawsuits, a revenue drop and pressure to take the company in new directions – Rob Copeland
https://www.wsj.com/articles/googles-sundar-pichai-is-a-really-nice-guy-is-that-enough-11599848504
— Trump, Loyalty and ‘The Godfather’ His supporters know his flaws but worry that the Democrats will be radical and hurt the economy. – Peggy Noonan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-loyalty-and-the-godfather-11599779600

September 2 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USA TODAY
— Ford wants to cut 1,400 salaried jobs in U.S.: Who is targeted – Phoebe Wall Howard (DIERSEN: To deal with major Republican-led budget cuts during the mid-1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO targeted their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. It is called up-or-out, political discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/09/02/ford-jobs-retirement-program-workers/5692148002/

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

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

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

August 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-selects-california-sen-kamala-harris-as-running-mate/6365843/
— Chicago cleans up after looting devastates Michigan Avenue, Loop, Gold Coast; More than 100 arrested, police say Access to the downtown area will be restricted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Jessica D’Onofrio, Chuck Goudie, Michelle Gallardo, Eric Horng, Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/looting-task-force-established-as-chicago-cleans-up-devastated-downtown-businesses/6365158/
— Chicago looting update: Mayor Lightfoot, CPD Supt. Brown face criticism over city’s response plan Many wonder why officers didn’t have body cameras at Englewood shooting scene that sparked looting – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/mayor-faces-criticism-over-citys-widespread-looting-response-plan/6366065/

NBC5
— Overnight Restrictions to Continue Downtown ‘for Foreseeable Future,’ Mayor Says Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications said the closures will continue Tuesday evening, beginning at 9 p.m.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/overnight-restrictions-to-continue-downtown-for-foreseeable-future-mayor-says/2320761/
— State Supreme Court Consolidates Lawsuits on Pritzker Orders – Sophia Tareen
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/court-illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-wont-have-to-appear-in-downstate-court/2320845/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot acknowledges residents, businesses justifiably ‘fearful’ after second round of looting “People are fearful. They are afraid. And it’s up to us as leaders to offer concrete solutions and a path forward. And that’s what we’re gonna continue to do,” the mayor said. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/8/11/21364020/chicago-looting-mag-mile-businesses-lightfoot-residents
— New Weed Street pot shop looted in 2nd burglary in 2 weeks; Highland Park dispensary also hit Cannabis stores that largely only accept cash have been attracting burglars since the drug was legalized for recreational use at the start of the year. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/8/11/21364156/chicago-looting-weed-cannabis-marijuana-dispensary-weed-street-windy-city
— Seventh House Democrat calls on Madigan to hand over speaker’s gavel now: ‘It’s the right thing to do’ The freshman North Shore legislator has received nearly $247,000 from Madigan. She said she called the speaker to let him know she’d be calling for him to step down, but didn’t offer more details about their call. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/11/21363913/house-democrat-madigan-leadership-comed-speaker-chairman-gong-gershowitz
— DIERSEN HEADLINE Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Cook County Republicans’ attempt to block full and fair elections undermines democracy.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/11/21363994/mail-in-voting-elections-cook-county-republicans-liberty-justice-center
— When Chicago cops don’t wear body cameras, trust in policing erodes After a police shooting in Englewood on Sunday, so much false information and ill will could have been avoided had the officers been wearing bodycams. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/11/21363816/chicago-police-cpd-body-cameras-latrell-allen-englewood-chicago-crime-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Joe Biden picks California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, passes over Sen. Tammy Duckworth – BILL RUTHHART and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-tammy-duckworth-joe-biden-vice-president-pick-20200811-2g5xjbgocfgxzmligffwcoarju-story.html
— After Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s ‘quite shocked’ President Trump hadn’t weighed in on Chicago looting, he repeats offer to send federal help – GREGORY PRAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-looting-trump-offers-federal-help-20200811-3su4njj4b5g5fe5ceggvqesxzm-story.html
— In the wake of controversial Englewood shooting, Mayor Lightfoot says all Chicago police officers dealing with public need to have body cameras – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-englewood-shooting-lightfoot-body-cameras-20200811-wpi5imumvrbclovnswm6kqug6i-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage scraps plan for referendum on abolishing recorder’s office – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/dupage-scraps-plan-for-referendum-on-abolishing-recorders-office
— Some Lake County employees face pay cuts through unpaid holidays – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/some-lake-county-employees-face-pay-cuts-through-unpaid-holidays
— Lake County Board extends emergency declaration until Sept. 8
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/lake-county-board-extends-emergency-declaration-until-sept-8
— St. Charles seeking candidates to fill Third Ward council vacancy – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/st-charles-seeking-candidates-to-fill-third-ward-council-vacancy
— Pritzker’s mask rule survives legislative panel vote – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/pritzkers-mask-rule-survives-legislative-panel-vote
— Kane County is ready for votes by mail – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200810/kane-county-is-ready-for-votes-by-mail
— Suburbs averaging 769 new COVID-19 cases a day, up from 403 a month ago – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200811/suburbs-averaging-769-new-covid-19-cases-a-day-up-from-403-a-month-ago
— Accurate voting rolls – Jan Shaw, Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200810/accurate-voting-rolls

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Latest downtown looting has some rethinking commitment to city A second wave of looting this week has discouraged business owners and residents, some of whom are calling for a safety plan or help from the federal government. – LYNNE MAREK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/latest-downtown-looting-has-some-rethinking-commitment-city
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Homeowners questioning city life after this week’s unrest “People are now shifting ideas about where they want to live and work. Some are deciding they no longer have to be in a city center. The latest violence has prompted people to consider new options for the first time.” – H. LEE MURPHY
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/homeowners-questioning-city-life-after-weeks-unrest

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois municipal group says state’s control over local stimulus funds ‘unfortunate’ – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-municipal-group-says-state-s-control-over-local-stimulus-funds-unfortunate/article_f8f14268-dc1f-11ea-b9a8-d7e2a120c790.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Coronavirus Cases in Illinois Currently Decoupled from Hospitalizations and Death
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/coronavirus-cases-in-illinois-currently-decoupled-from-hospitalizations-and-death/
— Reader Calls Out McHenry Grade School for Ignoring Special Ed Children
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/reader-calls-out-mchenry-grade-school-for-ignoring-special-ed-children/
— McHenry County Electoral Board Grants Ballot Access to Libertarian Party Candidates for Auditor and Coroner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/mchenry-county-electoral-board-grants-ballot-access-to-libertarian-party-candidates-for-auditor-and-coroner/
— Anothehttps://capitolfax.com/2020/08/11/rep-jennifer-gong-gershowitz-calls-on-madigan-to-resign/ Attack on Madigan, This Time a Civil RICO Suit
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/another-attack-on-madigan-this-time-a-civil-rico-suit/
— Algonquin Township Board to Set Officials’ Compensation at Wednesday Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/algonquin-township-board-to-set-officials-compensation-at-wednesday-meeting/
— Illinois Supreme Court Keeps Pritzker from Discovering Where Clay County Is
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/illinois-supreme-court-keeps-pritzker-from-discovering-where-clay-county-is/
— How Are Working Parents to Cope with Continued Remote Learning?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/how-are-working-parents-to-cope-with-continued-remote-learning/
— FBI Seeks Tips about Looters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/fbi-seeks-tips-about-looters/
— More Dems (Only Marengo’s Peter Janko from McHenry County) Call for Madigan to Resign as Party Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/11/more-dems-only-marengos-peter-janko-from-mchenry-county-call-for-madigan-to-resign-as-party-chairman/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Governor JB Pritzker Runs to Illinois Supreme Court Who Granted Motion to Stay Motion for Contempt in Bailey Case – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/governor-jb-pritzker-runs-to-illinois-supreme-court-who-granted-motion-to-stay-motion-for-contempt-in-bailey-case/
— JCAR “Approved” IDPH / Gov. Pritzker’s Fines On Local Businesses – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/jcar-approved-idph-gov-pritzkers-fines-on-local-businesses/

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,549 new cases, 20 additional deaths, 4.1 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/11/1549-new-cases-20-additional-deaths-41-positivity-rate/
— Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz calls on Madigan to resign
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/11/rep-jennifer-gong-gershowitz-calls-on-madigan-to-resign/

GOPUSA
— Black Lives Matter Holds Rally Supporting Chicago Looters: ‘That Is Reparations’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=93227

BREITBART
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds Attend ‘Back the Blue’ Rally in North Carolina – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/08/10/video-hundreds-attend-back-the-blue-rally-in-north-carolina/

FEDERALIST
— How Forced Isolation Makes Huge Power Grabs Possible Today’s wannabe social controllers are clearly using the virus as a sort of obedience school where we can be conditioned through isolation to conform to their demands. – Stella Morabito
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/11/how-forced-isolation-makes-huge-power-grabs-possible/

NEW YORK POST
— Black Lives Matter organizer calls Chicago looting ‘reparation’ – Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
https://nypost.com/2020/08/11/black-lives-matter-organizer-calls-chicago-looting-reparation/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mayhem Continues, Protest Narrative Crumbles Looters rampage in Chicago and arson returns in Portland. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mayhem-continues-protest-narrative-crumbles-11597101805

August 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID-19 executive orders: A breakdown of Trump’s actions on $400 weekly unemployment boost, evictions, student loans, payroll taxes – Alex Meier
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/what-to-know-about-trumps-covid-related-executive-orders/6361542/
— Gov. Pritzker to appear in Clay County court over state’s emergency order or face contempt, judge says The governor is facing an arrest warrant unless he shows up in court
https://abc7chicago.com/jb-pritzker-clay-county-appear-in-court-illinois-emergency-order/6361071/

NBC5
— Vote-By-Mail Worries: A ‘Leaky Pipeline’ in Many States Amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting by mail in a contactless and socially distant way seems like a no-brainer – Frank Bajak and Christina A. Cassidy
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/vote-by-mail-worries-a-leaky-pipeline-in-many-states/2319208/
— Bikers Descend on Sturgis Rally With Few Signs of Pandemic The motorcycle rally is expected to draw up to 250,000 people – Stephen Groves
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/bikers-descend-on-sturgis-rally-with-few-signs-of-pandemic/2319190/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Statewide count of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpasses 2,000 for the second day in a row
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200808-ktjoq7n25zbt5mlber2vvwnwaq-story.html
— Trump signs executive orders for $400-a-week unemployment benefit, deferral of payroll tax and federal student loan payments – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-second-coronavirus-stimulus-check-updates-20200808-onmao3lsnne65a67q4lihtv42e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois’ COVID-19 rise continues with second straight 2,000-case day
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/8/21359734/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— “I had to look at my daughters and remind them what it means to do what’s right” It will be fascinating to see what happens with Terra Costa Howard in the coming weeks after she publicly called for Mike Madigan to step down as House speaker. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/8/7/21359284/terra-costa-howard-mike-madigan-ethics-scandal-illinois-politics-rich-miller

WBBM
— Durbin Blasts Trump For Using Executive Powers To Extend Economic Relief After Congress Failed To Strike Deal – JIM GUDAS
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/durbin-blasts-trump-for-using-executive-powers-for-relief

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/marijuana-is-no-longer-a-dirty-little-secret-weed-sales-are-soaring-in-illinois-and/article_01cc7bb0-a309-5ab0-b99d-1a3b51fb8741.html

FOX NEWS
— Leo Terrell: Joe Biden gets pass on ‘diversity’ comment because he’s Democrat ‘If Trump made the same remark, there would be ‘riots in the streets,’ he says – Joshua Nelson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/leo-terrell-joe-biden-diversity-democrat
— Trump says Biden is no longer worthy of the Black vote following diversity remark
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/trump-says-biden-is-no-longer-worthy-of-the-black-vote-following-diversity-remark
— ‘Cancel culture’ distorts history to portray US as evil nation that must be transformed The repercussions of this massacre of our nation’s history are real and significant ​ – Cabot Phillips
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/cabot-phillips-cancel-culture-distorts-history-to-portray-us-as-evil-nation-that-must-be-transformed

BREITBART
— De Blasio to New Yorkers Wary of Public Transport over Coronavirus: ‘Do Not Buy a Car’ – NATE CHURCH
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/07/de-blasio-to-new-yorkers-wary-of-public-transport-over-coronavirus-do-not-buy-a-car/
— Donald Trump: Democrats Want to Use Coronavirus Aid Bill to Steal the Election – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/08/donald-trump-democrats-want-to-use-coronavirus-aid-bill-to-steal-the-election/

TOWNHALL
— Why Don’t These Black Lives Matter? – Paul Driessen
https://townhall.com/columnists/pauldriessen/2020/08/08/why-dont-these-black-lives-matter-n2573964

PJ MEDIA
— How to Achieve Woke Justice – PHILIP CARL SALZMAN
https://pjmedia.com/columns/philip-carl-salzman/2020/08/08/how-to-achieve-woke-justice-n766100
— Ilhan Omar Won’t Get Prosecuted for Immigration Fraud, Showing Who Really Has the Privilege – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2020/08/08/ilhan-omar-wont-get-prosecuted-for-immigration-fraud-showing-who-really-has-the-privilege-n766805

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Tucker: Left weaponizes pandemic to turn U.S. on its head, transform country until it’s unrecognizable – Samantha Chang
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/08/07/tucker-left-weaponizes-pandemic-to-turn-u-s-on-its-head-transform-country-until-its-unrecognizable-956867

CCN
— 7 Companies You Should Boycott If You Truly Despise Donald Trump – Aaron Weaver
https://www.ccn.com/7-companies-you-should-boycott-if-you-truly-despise-donald-trump/

THE HILL
— Both parties need to create a pro-aging party platform – PETER KALDES (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who promote age discrimination. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who are present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/511158-both-parties-need-to-create-a-pro-aging-party-platform
— Raise a toast to alcohol reform – MICHAEL LAFAIVE AND JARRETT DIETERLE (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are heavy drinkers. The more booze that they drink, the ruder that they get. I should write a book about the rudest heavy-drinking people that I have had to deal with during the last 20 years. I would focus on present and past activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, government employees, etc. in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/510753-raise-a-toast-to-alcohol-reform

MSNBC
— Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist: Eradicating racism is every elected official’s responsibility – ALI VELSHI (DIERSEN: Eradicating racism is code for getting rid of Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.msnbc.com/ali-velshi/watch/lt-governor-garlin-gilchrist-eradicating-racism-is-every-elected-official-s-responsibility-89780293885

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump sent agents to quell unrest. But protest is what Portland does best.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/08/trump-sent-agents-quell-unrest-protest-is-what-portland-does-best/

STAR HERALD
— Losing trust in media, it’s easy to see why – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://starherald.com/opinion/columnists/syndicated/jonah-goldberg-losing-trust-in-media-it-s-easy-to-see-why/article_8a987610-cc43-5dfb-aa1e-69ec52beafa8.html

DANBURY NEWS OBSERVER
— OUTSTANDING: ‘All lives matter:’ Back the Blue NC gathers in downtown Raleigh to support police – VIRGINIA BRIDGES
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article244819907.html

FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM
— OUTSTANDING: More than 100 ‘back the blue’ at rally in Fort Worth, oppose defunding police – JACK HOWLAND
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/fort-worth/article244827747.html

KELOLAND
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Sioux Falls Area Back the Blue Rally’ sees large crowd – Lauren Soulek
https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/sioux-falls-area-back-the-blue-rally-sees-large-crowd/

DANBURY NEWS TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Danbury rallies at police station to ‘Back the Blue’ – Julia Perkins
https://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Danbury-rallies-at-police-station-to-Back-the-15469396.php

WRAL
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue: Rally to support Raleigh police draws large crowd in downtown
https://www.wral.com/back-the-blue-rally-to-support-raleigh-police-draws-large-crowd-in-downtown/19226576/

TULSA WORLD
— Tulsa one of many communities grappling with implications of ‘Black Lives Matter’ street paintings – Kevin Canfield and Stetson Payne
https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/tulsa-one-of-many-communities-grappling-with-implications-of-black-lives-matter-street-paintings/article_80aa3e63-c378-5f76-9635-ca4c4f05916d.html

NEWSWEEK
— Portland Mayor Says Rioters Are ‘Prop’ for Trump’s Reelection Campaign – JEFFERY MARTIN
https://www.newsweek.com/portland-mayor-says-rioters-are-prop-trumps-reelection-campaign-1523739
— Former NFL Player, GOP Congressional Candidate Burgess Owens Demands NBA, NFL Players ‘Stand Up, Man Up’ for National Anthem – BENJAMIN FEARNOW
https://www.newsweek.com/former-nfl-player-gop-congressional-candidate-demands-nba-nfl-players-stand-man-national-1523797

August 7 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote Goya boycott.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/goya-boycott-gives-opening-la-preferida-will-it-capitalize
— CHICAGO’S 100 BEST PLACES TO WORK IN 2020 (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. One would expect that the federal government would be the best place to work for employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger because the Democrats who run the federal government get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few government employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/chicagos-best-places-work-2020-list

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 3 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump just signed an executive order to protect American jobs from foreign labor (DIERSEN: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. Because federal employees have to be citizens of America, I was protected from foreign labor.)
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

NBC5
— Illinois’ 7-Day Positivity Rate Reaches 4% as State Reports Nearly 1,300 New Cases The last time the state went above 4 percent in that category was on June 11, according to data compiled by the NBC 5 Investigates team
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-7-day-positivity-rate-reaches-4-as-state-reports-nearly-1300-new-cases/2316004/
— House Panel Calls New Postal Chief to Explain Mail Delays Hearing comes following changes that eliminated overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal workers – Matthew Daly
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/house-panel-calls-new-postal-chief-to-explain-mail-delays/2316235/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Marijuana Sales Break Another Record, With $61 Million Sold In July (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/03/illinois-marijuana-sales-break-another-record-with-61-million-sold-in-july/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Vote to renominate Donald Trump will be conducted in private – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/vote-to-renominate-donald-trump-will-be-conducted-in-private

WGN RADIO
— Illinois State Board of Elections: ‘Really plan your vote this year’ – John Williams
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/illinois-state-board-of-elections-really-plan-your-vote-this-year/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana sales reached almost $61 million in July, shattering previous record – ALLY MAROTTI (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-july-recreational-marijuana-sales-illinois-20200803-mje53r54afalnbeknigy76vviu-story.html
— Oswego rally aims to keep focus on social injustice, reform – DAVID SHAROS (DIERSEN: When will there be a Back the Blue rally?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-oswego-rally-st-0804-20200803-2wcgivzrtfhxxfuli32astlj3i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Record pot sales continue with $61M in July; total for 2020 eclipses $300M July sales of recreational weed shattered the June record by nearly 30 percent. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/8/3/21352865/chicago-dispensaries-illinois-weed-cannabis-pot-marijuana-july
— Teachers, activists rally to keep CPS schools closed during COVID-19 pandemic Multiple demonstrations Monday were held to halt a plan to send most students back to school two days per week. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/8/3/21352513/cps-public-schools-pandemic-reopen-close-ctu-covid-remote-learning

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Citibank will replace destroyed Gresham branch—but maybe not in Gresham One of just three banks in the South Side’s most populated Black neighborhood, the location on 79th Street was in a strip mall that was burned during the looting in late May. – STEVE DANIELS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/finance-banking/citibank-will-replace-destroyed-gresham-branch-maybe-not-gresham
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois weed sales set record in July Pot purchases surged 28 percent to $60.9 million, beating a strong increase in June. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-weed-sales-set-record-july

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Legislator calls on Illinois state Rep. John Cabello to step down after Facebook comments – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200803/legislator-calls-on-illinois-state-rep-john-cabello-to-step-down-after-facebook-comments

WREX
— Winnebago County State’s Attorney calls Rep. Cabello’s comment ‘complicit in unlawful activity’ – Jena Kleindl
https://wrex.com/2020/08/03/winnebago-county-states-attorney-calls-rep-cabellos-comment-complicit-in-unlawful-activity/

CENTER SQUARE
— Republicans take Democrats to task for taking campaign funds under Madigan control – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/republicans-take-democrats-to-task-for-taking-campaign-funds-under-madigan-control/article_b4c04296-d5c2-11ea-9885-0399ef9559e9.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,298 new cases, 10 additional deaths, 4.0 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/03/1298-new-cases-10-additional-deaths-40-percent-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/03/covid-19-roundup-50/
— Because… Radical Madigan!
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/03/because-radical-madigan/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats use COVID-19 unemployment to buy votes – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/3/democrats-use-covid-19-unemployment-buy-votes/
— Gun sales surge an estimated 135% in July amid coronavirus, rioting fears – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/3/gun-background-checks-jump-79-july-amid-coronaviru/

GOPUSA
— Again? Mitt Romney Sides With Democrats On Mail In Voting Amid Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92885

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION
— ACU FOUNDATION LEGISLATIVE RATINGS FOR ILLINOIS 2019
http://acuratings.conservative.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/09/CLA_Illinois_2019_web.pdf

BREITBART
— Chicago-Area Leaders: Cancel U.S. History Classes – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/chicago-area-leaders-cancel-u-s-history-classes/
— American Worker Advocates Celebrate H-1B Visa Reforms: ‘This Is Why America Elected Trump!’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/american-worker-advocates-celebrate-h-1b-visa-reforms-this-is-why-america-elected-trump/
— Communist Party Leader Endorses Joe Biden – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/communist-party-leader-endorses-joe-biden/
— Sean Hannity: Joe Biden Keeps Moving Left, Unlike Previous Democrat Nominees – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/sean-hannity-joe-biden-keeps-moving-left-unlike-previous-democrat-nominees/

FEDERALIST
— Antifa’s Support For Open Borders Proves They’re Anti-American, Not Antifascist In its attempts to defend and legitimize Antifa, the elite media has tried to claim the movement has a long ‘antifascist’ and communist pedigree, a deep historical lineage, and an ideological coherency – Brad Betters
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/03/antifas-support-for-open-borders-proves-theyre-anti-american-not-antifascist/
— Americans Are Turning Away From Religion Toward Dangerous Secular Cults On the right and the left, pseudo-religious cults are ensnaring a growing number of Americans as traditional religions decline. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/03/americans-are-turning-away-from-religion-toward-dangerous-secular-cults/

NEWSMAX
— Burning Bibles Won’t Bring Utopia – James Hirsen (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but how soon will my critics/opponents print out copies of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and burn them in front of a) government buildings in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce headquarters, c) Wheaton Downtown Association headquarters, d) Milton Township Republican Organization election headquarters (if/when it opens), e) Ives campaign headquarters in my precinct, f) etc.?)
https://www.newsmax.com/jameshirsen/christ-king/2020/08/03/id/980285/

NBC NEWS
— For richer and poorer, Uncle Sam’s coronavirus response widened the gulf Experts say there are strong reasons to believe that less-well-to-do business owners have suffered disproportionately and gotten less help from the government during the crisis. – Jonathan Allen
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/richer-poorer-uncle-sam-s-coronavirus-response-widened-gulf-n1234073

WASHINGTON POST
— Why not everyone was kneeling during the NBA anthem demonstration – Ben Golliver (DIERSEN: Are YOU a Republican? If YOU are a Republican, soon, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will demand that YOU kneel before them. How will YOU respond?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/08/03/nba-kneeling-national-anthem/
— It is diversity that makes ‘suburban dreams’ come true – Velma Smith, Falls Church (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical hate-filled Republican-haters who hypocritically flee Democrat areas and come to Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/it-is-diversity-that-makes-suburban-dreams-come-true/2020/08/03/04b001de-d33d-11ea-826b-cc394d824e35_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— De Blasio admits city skipped permit process to paint Black Lives Matter murals – Julia Marsh (DIERSEN: What kinds of murals do those who run your municipality want painted on the street in front of your home?)
https://nypost.com/2020/08/03/de-blasio-admits-city-skipped-permit-process-to-paint-blm-murals/

CHATTANNOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS
— Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers – AP
https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/aroundregion/story/2020/aug/03/trump-takes-disciplinary-action-against-tva-leadership/528926/#/questions

FORBES
— White House Reportedly Now Requiring Staff Coronavirus Testing After Trump Bashed Increased Diagnostics – Lisette Voytko
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/08/03/white-house-reportedly-now-requiring-staff-coronavirus-testing-after-trump-bashed-increased-diagnostics/

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters shout at Blacks, and at everyone else, that Trump has caused all their problems.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-08-03/nba-coaches-for-racial-justice-video

July 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago violence: President Trump compares city to ‘war zone’ after dozens shot over weekend – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/president-trump-compares-chicago-to-war-zone-after-weekend-violence/6316444/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin says he won’t go to GOP convention in Florida: ‘It’s not going to be a safe environment’ – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-republican-convention-jim-durkin-20200714-xvj5inn2ubcupnzjl7psertmdy-story.html
— Property tax failure another reason to vote against the ‘Pritzker Tax’ – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pritzker-fair-tax-broken-promises-20200714-2dwz4wat3ndhbepipfpumiibcq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Supporters express solidarity with 2 cops facing union discipline for kneeling in uniform Union President John Catanzara has said officers who kneel while in uniform will face expulsion. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/14/21324510/chicago-cops-kneel-in-uniform-fraternal-order-of-police-union-discipline
— 707 new Illinois coronavirus cases, 25 more deaths Tuesday’s count marked the first time in a week the state’s daily caseload has fallen below 800. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/7/14/21324743/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-positivity-covid-pritzker-reopening-july-14

DAILY HERALD
— ‘I did make a mistake’ in taking off mask, DiCianni says as he surrenders committee chairmanship – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200714/i-did-make-a-mistake-in-taking-off-mask-dicianni-says-as-he-surrenders-committee-chairmanship
— DiCianni surrenders committee chairmanship, retains board seat – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200714/dicianni-surrenders-committee-chairmanship-retains-board-seat
— Judge orders Franks to pay attorney’s fees, reduces sanctions tied to contempt finding – Katie Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200714/judge-orders-franks-to-pay-attorneys-fees-reduces-sanctions-tied-to-contempt-finding
— Texas GOP votes to move convention online after court losses – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200713/news/307139956/
— DuPage Foundation grants total $1 million to aid DuPage nonprofits during COVID-19 pandemic – Ginger Wheeler
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200714/dupage-foundation-grants-total-1-million-to-aid-dupage-nonprofits-during-covid-19-pandemic

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers say “Illinois’ weed tax haul: $52 million. Here’s how it’ll be spent.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-weed-tax-haul-52-million

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— As general election approaches, House GOP again demands ethics reform legislation – Leisa Richardson
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200714/as-general-election-approaches-house-gop-again-demands-ethics-reform-legislation

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— Indianapolis to paint ‘Black lives matter’ on downtown street – Amelia Pak-Harvey
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/marion-county/2020/07/14/indianapolis-paint-black-lives-matter-street-condemn-racism/5433810002/

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Maine Township GOP Committeeman Says She’s Not Moving To Different State – Todd Wessell
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/maine-gop-committeeman-says-shes-not-moving-to-different-state/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DiCianni gives up chair on DuPage County committee amid withering criticism – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/07/14/dicianni-gives-up-chair-on-dupage-county-committee-amid-withering-criticism/aspu2mg/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DuPage County Board Member Pete DiCianni’s Behavior Addressed in Meeting
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-board-members-behavior-addressed-in-meeting/

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Oberweis urges Kendall County Republicans to back mail-in voting – SHEA LAZANSKY
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/07/13/oberweis-urges-kendall-county-republicans-to-back-mail-in-voting/aasdh0n/

ELMHURST PATCH
— Pete DiCianni Chastised By DuPage County Leader County Board chairman Dan Cronin accuses member of “misleading” robocalls about defunding the police. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-politician-chastised-dupage-county-leader

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Coronavirus Impact of Black Lives Matter Demonstrations & Riots
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/14/impact-of-black-lives-matter-demonstrations-riots/
— Democratic State Central Committeeman Has Restaurant Contact Tracing Suggestion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/14/democratic-state-central-committeeman-has-restaurant-contact-tracing-suggestion/
— McHenry County Board Like “Animal Farm” – “Some More Equal Than Others”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/14/county-board-like-animal-farm-some-more-equal-than-others/
— A “No Mask, No Service” Sign above JB’s Name
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/14/message-of-the-day-a-sign-73/

CAPITOL FAX
— 707 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 3.0 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/14/707-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-30-percent-positivity-rate/
— Pritzker talks about reopening schools, bars and restaurants, what could prompt a tightening, bowling lawsuit, executive orders, traveler quarantine, the growing cases among young people and his graduated income tax spending
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/14/pritzker-talks-about-reopening-schools-bars-and-restaurants-what-could-prompt-a-tightening-bowling-lawsuit-executive-orders-traveler-quarantine-the-growing-cases-among-young-people-and-his-graduated-i/

FOX NEWS
— US Conference of Mayors supports commission to study giving reparations to African-Americans – Morgan Phillips (DIERSEN: To get elected, did the mayor of your municipality say he/she was a) for reparations or b) against reparations? If for reparations, who did he/she say who should pay reparations – residents who are law enforcement officers, 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.foxnews.com/politics/conference-of-mayors-supports-study-reparations-african-americans

GOPUSA
— Saying ‘All Lives Matter’ Can Get You Killed
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91809

AMERICAN THINKER
— NY Times editor and columnist Bari Weiss resigns and blasts paper – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/ny_times_editor_and_columnist_bari_weiss_resigns_and_blasts_paper.html
— Under China’s thumb: So you can buy a KillCops t-shirt from the NBA but not a FreeHongKong one – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/under_chinas_thumb_so_you_can_buy_a_killcops_tshirt_from_the_nba_but_not_a_freehongkong_one.html
— NeverTrumpers Out of the Closet as Liberal Democrats in Drag – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/nevertrumpers_out_of_the_closet_as_liberal_democrats_in_drag.html

FEDERALIST
— Communist, Anti-Semite Angela Davis Says Biden Can Be ‘Effectively Pressured’ By The Left – Evita Duffy (DIERSEN: How effectively can those who represent your municipal district, municipality, your township, your county, and Illinois be effectively pressured by the left?)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/14/communist-anti-semite-angela-davis-says-biden-can-be-effectively-pressured-by-the-left/

TOWNHALL
— And Now the Lefty Mob Comes After Professional Baseball… – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/07/14/wapo-oped-the-texas-rangers-have-got-to-go-n2572408

RT
— Who are the real racists? The woke mob tries to redefine racism to hide their own bigotry – Micah Curtis
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/494705-real-racists-woke-twitter/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republicans are planning to move events outdoors at their convention in Jacksonville.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/us/elections/primary-runoff-alabama-maine-texas.html?#link-7d3cb959
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “The Fight Over the Future of the Democratic Party.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/books/review/the-people-no-thomas-frank-economic-dignity-gene-sperling.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “In a pair of interviews, Trump highlights white victimhood. Asked about police killings of black Americans, Trump replies: What about whites?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/14/pair-interviews-trump-highlights-white-victimhood/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump may move Republican National Convention outdoors as Florida coronavirus crisis worsens
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-trump-republican-national-convention-20200714-arexfp7v5fh6jplkmkeuz2mhym-story.html

FED SMITH
— Federal Employees, Hatch Act, and Black Lives Matter – Ralph R. Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/07/14/federal-employees-hatch-act-black-lives-matter/

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