November 27 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 7,594 new coronavirus cases, 66 deaths

— Almost No Trump Voters Consider Biden the Legitimate 2020 Election Winner – Jacob Pramuk
— Trump Will Campaign for Georgia GOP Senate Candidates, Urges Supporters Not to Boycott Runoff Elections – Hannah Miao
— Illinois Surpasses 700K COVID Cases With 7,574 More Reported Friday

— Illinois surpasses 700,000 COVID-19 cases, 12,000 deaths as state reports 7,574 new cases, 66 deaths

— Fake jobs, fake news: Fake Foxconn comes further into focus – MICHAEL FARREN AND MATTHEW MITCHELL

— Illinois surpasses 12,000 COVID-19 deaths (19% of those this month), 700,000 cases – Jake Griffin

— State panel releases documents related to Madigan probe – Greg Bishop

— Farewell: Thanks for the experiences and your help along the way – Bernard Schoenburg
— Cancellation of holiday displays at the Capitol ‘disappointing’ – Doug Finke

— Morris State Senator Sue Rezin Appointed to Republican Leadership Position – Ethan Kruger

— Boystown, the enclave billed as a place where LGBTQ+ people of all stripes are safe to be themselves, faces a racial reckoning decades in the making. – Adam M. Rhodes

— 666 New Coronavirus Cases In DuPage County In Past 24 Hours Six people died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to DuPage County Health Department – Lisa Marie Farver

— COD Student Samiha Syed Named 2020 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate – Jordyn Holliday

— How To Focus Protection On Those Truly At Risk From Covid-19 – Mark Glennon

— 9 days, another 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois – AP
— Far-left pressures Biden on administration picks – Seth McLaughlin
— Dominion software manipulated votes — 289K in Michigan, 96K in Georgia, lawsuits claim – Alex Swoyer (DIERSEN: Did Dominion count your vote in the November 3, 2020 election?)

— Trump says election fight still has ‘a long way to go’ – Jack Durschlag
— Macy’s under fire after calling Black sorority in parade ‘diverse dance group’ Zeta Phi Beta is one of the country’s oldest Black sororities – Julia Musto

— Trump Says ‘No Thanks’ To Woke NFL As Players Kneel For The National Anthem On Thanksgiving

— Trump Slams Twitter For ‘Conservative Discrimination,’ Calls For Repeal Of Section 230 – Jon Brown

— 5 ‘Terrifying’ Policies to Brace for Under Biden – Tony Perkins
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The very first, Jeffrey explained on “Washington Watch” on Wednesday, is to codify Roe v. Wade—making it impossible for states to limit or ban abortion for any reason. “Joe Biden wants a federal law that makes abortion nationwide a quote-unquote ‘right.’ Which I say is evil.” And, to add to that evil, he wants to force every American to pay for it. That’s No. 2: Biden wants to end the Hyde Amendment. In other words, every federal spending bill could be used in some way to fund abortion. The pro-life Hyde Amendment, which has stood in the way of that radical free-for-all for more than 40 years, would be gone, Jeffrey said. . .No. 3: Biden would reinstate the Obamacare mandate, demanding that every business and nonprofit cover abortion-causing pills and contraception in their health plans. As Jeffrey points out, “Unfortunately, the Supreme Court never really settled that issue, [so] this is a place where Joe Biden right away could do some serious damage.” No. 4: Biden says that on Day One, “he’s going to force public schools and colleges to treat biological males as if they’re females. He literally says they’re going to have to let transgenders pick their own gender identity … So literally, Joe Biden will order public schools to say that anatomical males can play on the girls sports teams, use the girls’ shower rooms, and use the girls’ restrooms. Completely outrageous, absolutely evil.” Last but certainly not least, the Obama vice president says he would order insurance companies to cover gender-reassignment surgeries—not only for adults, but young, impressionable children. Similar to [the] Hobby Lobby case, he’d make family-owned businesses provide that “treatment,” which is actually mutilation. “These issues, particularly those last two,” Jeffrey said, “did not get nearly the kind of exposure and discussion they deserved before the election. I think there are many Americans who have no idea that Joe Biden is going to order public schools to let boys play on their girls sports teams and let boys use the girls’ locker rooms. “To me, that’s such a huge [overreach]. And it’s not just evil. It shows a distortion of [Biden’s] mind and heart. And I don’t think there’s any way he could defend it … .” Some of these things, of course, he can’t do without Congress’ help. And that’s where you and I come in—encouraging our senators and congressmen to stand firm.)

— Americans increasingly comfortable with church defiance of COVID-19 restrictions: survey – Ryan Foley

— Pennsylvania Court Rejects Trump Appeal, Campaign Lawyers Say It’s ‘On to SCOTUS’ – JACK PHILLIPS

— A Job for Life, or Not? A Class Divide Deepens in Japan Two court rulings threaten to further entrench distinctions in Japan between “regular” workers and the growing ranks of nonregular employees, many of whom are women. – Makiko Inoue and Ben Dooley

— Is America Trapped in a Caste System? Isabel Wilkerson compares American racism to structures of oppression in India and Nazi Germany. – Gaiutra Bahadur (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.)

— Being good at your job won’t stop age discrimination – Jelle Lössbroek (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use up-or-out to get rid of Republicans. The Democrats who run the federal government use up-or-out to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do 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 federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

(FROM THE ARTICLE: How old you are could be more important to some employers than your experience, or your capacity to do the job – particularly for older candidates. That was the conclusion of research my colleagues and I recently published on age discrimination. We tested 500 managers across nine European countries, using job applications of people aged between 43 and 63, and showed more suitable job candidates did not experience less discrimination. Our findings are especially significant seeing as retirement ages are on the up. Since 2000 they have risen across Europe by an average of 2.5 years and in many countries are projected to increase even further. The COVID-19 pandemic is primarily increasing unemployment among younger workers, but acquiring a new job can be easier for them than for older people, precisely because of this inequality in hiring practices. Ageism is also known to force older workers to accept unfavorable job conditions. And we know prolonged unemployment for older people is painful both financially and for their mental health. Damaging stereotypes  One theory about age discrimination focuses on something known as “statistical discrimination”, which we looked at in our study. It is the idea that employers often lack the proper information to determine which candidate is best, and therefore they base their decisions on discriminatory stereotypes. Information refers, in this instance, to details about training, experience, motivation, performance, health, and retirement intentions, or what we called the six productivity indicators. Interviews with managers suggest employers still fear that older workers are sick more often and that they are less motivated, healthy and productive. So, given the choice between an old and a young candidate with identical CVs, an employer affected by statistical discrimination would supposedly choose the younger candidate. Without enough information to differentiate between the two, they would resort to the stereotype of the older candidate being less productive and sick more often. If this explanation for discrimination is true, then employers might discriminate less on age if they had more information. Positive information would be especially relevant, because this goes against stereotypes. Negative information only confirms what the stereotypes already suggested.)

November 24 Evening Edition

— IL reports 9,469 new coronavirus cases, 125 deaths
— Chicago City Council approves Mayor Lightfoot’s 2021 budget proposal, property tax increase – Craig Wall

— Wealthy Mercer Family Dramatically Scaled Back Giving to Conservative Causes in Buildup to 2020 – Brian Schwartz
— Almost No Trump Voters Consider Biden the Legitimate 2020 Election Winner – Jacob Pramuk
— New Ranking Lists Illinois’ 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes Among Illinois’ top 10 were six North Shore communities and four west suburban zips. No Chicago zip codes made the list

— COVID-19 In Illinois: Slight Uptick In New Cases, But Positivity Rate Drops 5th Day In A Row

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “America Is Back: Biden Pushes Past Trump Era With Nominees.”

— New Lenox imposes mandatory face covering law for public places – ALICIA FABBRE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on individuals, municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries is to destroy those individuals, municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “History will be kind to Rep. Adam Kinzinger and other Republicans who stood up to Donald Trump.” How kind will history be to those who have stood up to you? I should write a book about those who have a) stood up to me, b) stood up to my serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, c) stood up to my serving as a GOPUSA Illinois Editor, and d) stood up to my serving as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. I would focus on those who have crowed the loudest about their success in harming me.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump should be mad — mad that he blew the election.” Do your critics/opponents say that you blew it? According to my critics/opponents, if I had not blown it, I would still be a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. I should write a book about what they wanted me to, but I refused to do.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Declaring ‘America is back, Biden pushes past Trump era as he introduces national security team.”
— The two theories on Michael Madigan: Master politician or misunderstood? – ANDY SHAW
— Ahead of the holidays, Amazon is hiring some employees with a $3,000 signing bonus. Longtime workers who got only turkey vouchers are upset. – SPENCER SOPER and JACQUELINE DAVALOS

— You beat the ‘fair tax,’ big business. Now what’s your politically doable alternative? Illinois business and civic groups led the fight to kill a proposal for a graduated income tax. How now would they avert a state budget crisis? Let’s have no more ducking. – Editorial

— Geneva won’t issue tickets for disobeying Pritzker’s COVID-19 orders – Susan Sarkauskas

— With fewer traveling, holiday gas prices lowest since 2015 – STEVE EIGHINGER

— As President Trump continues to claim voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election, one Central Illinois Congressman (LaHood) says he believes there was no voter fraud in the election. – Blake Haas

— Final Election Results Show One Cook County Judge Lost Her Seat, Others Hold On By A Thread Judge Jackie Portman-Brown lost her retention bid by less than 12,000 votes. – Carlos Ballesteros and Emily Hoerner

— View 2020 Official General Election Canvass (DIERSEN: On Facebook, DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan has announced that he is proceeding with a recount.)

— Chairman Dan Cronin and Vice Chairman Jim Zay bid farewell to departing countywide elected officials and County Board members attending their last Board meeting this morning. Those leaving include Recorder Fred Bucholz, Circuit Court Clerk Chris Kachiroubas, Auditor Bob Grogan, and Board members Tim Elliott, Sean Noonan, Bob Larsen, and Jim Healy.

— Milton Township Republican Organization Caucus December 1

— Trump campaign says Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan to hold public hearings on 2020 election The hearings will take place on Wednesday in Pennsylvania, and next week in Arizona and Michigan. – Brooke Singman

— YouTuber niece of Illinois mayor criticizes uncle for attending wedding amid Covid-19 surge – Wilson Wong

— Illinois mayor is publicly shamed by his niece for flying to Florida to attend his daughter’s wedding with 50 ‘unmasked’ guests – MEGAN SHEETS

— Pro-mask Illinois mayor shamed by niece for flying to Florida to for daughter’s wedding with 50 ‘unmasked’ guests – Catherina Gioino

November 20 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19 Update: Tier 3 mitigations from Gov. Pritzker take effect; IL reports 13,012 new coronavirus cases, 126 deaths Illinois coronavirus restrictions include closing casinos, banquet halls – Jessica D’Onofrio, Stacey Baca
— Kyle Rittenhouse, Antioch teen charged with murder in deadly Kenosha protest shootings, released after paying $2M bond$2m-bond/8127291/
— Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19, spokesperson confirms

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump Tries to Leverage Power of Office to Subvert Biden Win.”

— The governor born with a platinum spoon, and the restaurateurs losing everything – JOHN KASS
— Embattled House Speaker Michael Madigan says he’ll be a candidate for reelection in January, claiming ‘significant support’ – RAY LONG and RICK PEARSON
— Amid growing criticism, area lawmakers remain supportive or mum about Madigan as speaker – TED SLOWIK
— Will County budget includes sheriff body cameras, diversity director – ALICIA FABBRE

— 6,111 people hospitalized around the state with COVID-19, 1,196 patients in intensive care units and 604 patients on ventilators.
— Coronavirus vaccines will face a deep distrust in the Black community Chicago hospitals struggle to recruit people of color, hit disproportionately hard by COVID, for vaccine research. ‘It will be a double tragedy if African Americans refuse to take the vaccine,’ one expert says. – Brett Chase

— COVID-19 relief for DuPage restaurants comes with new strings attached – Katlyn Smith

— Madigan says he will run again for Illinois House speaker – Doug Finke

— No ‘common,’ ‘normal’ in indictment – Rich Miller

— Berwyn Diversity Commission losing patience with police chief Commissioners press Cimaglia for more details on specific department policies – Catey Sullivan

— Madigan refuses to drop out of the race for House Speaker
— 13,012 new confirmed and probable cases, 126 additional deaths, 6,111 hospitalized, 1,196 in the ICU, 11.5 percent case positivity rate, 13.4 percent test positivity rate

— GOP realized ‘if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em’ as they pivot to Dem tactic of ballot harvesting – Seth McLaughlin

— House Republicans stand by Trump through difficult election legal battles – Kerry Picket

— Chicago Nears 700 Homicides In 2020
— Of Course California’s Vaccine Plan Will Prioritize Blacks And Latinos

— Liz Cheney Wants To Lead The GOP — Right Back To Its Bush/Cheney Past In every one of the four years Cheney’s been in Congress, the party has become less and less the party of the neoconservatives, and more and more the party of the populists. – Christopher Bedford

— YouTube deletes LifeSite video, shuts down channel for one week – Michael Haynes

— More conservatives break with Trump over election claims – JONATHAN EASLEY

— AUGUST 31, 2016 FLASHBACK: U.S. housing market turnover to improve over coming year (DIERSEN: How many homes in your precinct have sold during the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years? The more homes that have been sold, the more opportunity for hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters to hypocritically move in to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. I should write a book about such hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating hypocritical home buyers in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump allies are among the frequent purveyors of election misinformation.”

— Georgia secretary of state certifies results, including Biden as the winner of presidential vote – John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz and Michelle Ye Hee Lee

— Kamala Harris has said she agrees with decriminalizing sex work – Adrienne Dunn

— Some Republicans Call for Trump to Back Up Claims of Fraud Rep. Liz Cheney says any ‘genuine evidence’ that could change the election outcome needs to be disclosed immediately – Lindsay Wise

November 17 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19: New IL restrictions announced as state reports 12,601 new coronavirus cases, 97 deaths All of Illinois moves into Tier 3 Mitigation Friday at 12:01 a.m.
— Facebook, Twitter CEOs pressed by Senate Judiciary Committee on election handling – AP

— 8,000 fraudulent voter registration applications submitted on behalf of homeless people in LA – Mary Stringini

— Gov. J.B. Pritzker lowers capacity for retail shops and shuts down casinos in latest effort to slow COVID-19 surge – DAN PETRELLA, JAMIE MUNKS and GREGORY PRATT
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 12,601 new COVID-19 cases, 97 more deaths reported; Gov. Pritzker announces new restrictions; CPS to resume in-person classes in January
— Rudy Giuliani is said to seek $20,000 a day payment for Trump legal work – MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT AND MAGGIE HABERMAN
— Naperville officials are considering mask mandate, mayor says at COVID-19 town hall meeting – RAFAEL GUERRERO
— Chicago updates city’s COVID-19 travel list, urges people to cancel ‘traditional Thanksgiving’ – JOHN BYRNE
— How ’defund the police’ sabotaged Democrats on Election Day – CLARENCE PAGE
— Trump fires director of federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election – AP
— New Trier High School Caucus announces slate of candidates – DANIEL I. DORFMAN
— Northbrook Caucus slates candidates for spring election, including pick to replace President Sandy Frum – KAITLIN EDQUIST
— Final election tally confirms Lake County riding crest of a ‘blue wave’ – STEVE SADIN
— Duckworth says she’s talking to Biden team | Pritzker gets personal about Thanksgiving | State shutting casinos, reducing capacity at some retail outlets – LISA DONOVAN

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says that he is “Struggling to understand GOP cowardice.”

— Dangerous COVID surge brings more restrictions Pritzker announces new limits on retail, casinos and museums. – GREG HINZ

— Wednesday rally opposes Blue Lives Matter resolution – Scott Cousins

— Facebook And Twitter Defend Election Policies To Skeptical Senators – SHANNON BOND

— Oswego Township Republican Caucus set for Dec. 1

— Algonquin Township Republicans Plan February Primary Elections
— High School District 155 Set to Borrow $9.8 Million Without a Referendum
— Nunda Township Republicans Holding Primary Election
— Cal, Sr., vs. Cal, Jr.
— McConchie Sends Email to Constituents about New Role as Senate GOP Leader
— Could Lauren Underwood Be on the Fast Track to the U.S. Senate?

— Tier 3 mitigations announced statewide
— React rolls in to Pritzker’s Tier 3 mitigations
— 12,601 new confirmed and probable cases, 97 additional deaths, 5,887 hospitalized, 1,158 in ICU, 12.5 percent case positivity rate, 14.5 percent test positivity rate
— Rep. John Cabello has lost his race Cabello said he is considering asking for a recount.
— Pritzker: “Put yourself in the shoes of a high school girl who is being weaponized against her father by his political opponents. Weaponized with lies”

— Hawley accuses Facebook of coordinating with social media platforms to control information – Ryan Lovelace
— Georgia secretary of state: Trump netted about 800 votes after ‘memory stick’ issue – David Sherfinski
— Propagandists masquerading as pollsters skewed surveys – Michael McKenna
— Zuckerberg: Facebook put warnings on or removed 150 million pieces of content surrounding election – Ryan Lovelace (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want to put warnings on articles if not remove articles linked in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that they do not like.)
— Electoral College protects minorities from passions of majority – Guy Reschenthaler (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the majority in America is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Conservatives, beware: The politics of retribution begins now – Editorial
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Conservatives, beware — the politics of retribution and score-settling are upon you. If you think for a second that your vote to reelect President Donald Trump was interpreted as a ballot cast for the candidate you believe best championed your everyday concerns of life, liberty and the pursuit of justice, former First Lady Michelle Obama begs to differ. According to her and, one might assume, the DNC apparatus, “tens of millions” of you voted for the president even though it meant “supporting lies, hate, chaos, and division.” Comments like this deserve scorn and are normally best passed over unremarked. Except the sentiments of Mrs. Obama are part of an unsettling indication that unspecified forms of payback are coming. Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ominously tweeted: “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?” And almost as if by sorcery, former staffers of Barack Obama and Pete Buttigieg responded. Why yes, they publicly noted, we are keeping lists, and we call our Little Red Book “The Trump Accountability Project.” The stated purpose of this (vague) initiative is to “Remember what [Trump supporters] did” by compiling a database of the names of anyone who “worked for the Trump for President campaign, Republican National Committee, and affiliated organizations”; those who “worked as political appointees in the Trump Administration”; and “individuals who used their wealth and influence to bundle money for Trump.” Political witch-hunts — straight from Mao Zedong and Pol Pot playbooks, will expand the definition of “Trump supporter.” For a short time, the former Democratic staffers left up the public Excel sheet so interested parties could read the names of the accused in real-time. Tabs for donors, endorsers, appointees, judges, campaign staff — you name it — were all searchable. Access has since been restricted, but will doubtless soon open again to the public. After all, that’s the whole point. To name, shame and enshrine in perpetuity anyone with the slightest affiliation to the Trump administration. So, conservatives, no matter how honorable and kind-hearted you may be, no matter the good you’ve done in the world, the people behind the Trump Accountability Project are here to ensure that future employers, friends, loved ones, strangers, your priest, rabbi, neighbors and, if possible, God himself, know your crimes. Or as NBC’s Jake Tapper recently put it, “I truly sympathize with those dealing with losing — it’s not easy — but at a certain point one has to think not only about what’s best for the nation (peaceful transfer of power) but how any future employers might see your character defined during adversity.” So, the stuff of dystopias is happening. The question, for all Americans, now becomes: What are we going to do about it?)

— Mike Lee blasts Feinstein over claim that Trump tweets incite violence – Andrew Mark Miller

— When do states certify election results? Here are the dates Before certification day, election officials canvass results and verify the outcome – Morgan Phillips (DIERSEN: For Illinois, it is December 4.)

— CNN’s Christiane Amanpour regrets comparing Trump presidency to Nazis’ Kristallnacht – Brian Flood

— Democrats Discover ‘Defund Police’ Message Hurt Them In The Election

— Dick Blumenthal Complains Facebook Not Censoring Breitbart News Enough – ALLUM BOKHARI

— Democrats Claim They Want ‘Unity’ But Keep Calling Me A Nazi – Ian Haworth

— Dominion Confirms Clinton Foundation Donation, Former Pelosi Staffer Link The Denver-based firm disputes other claims – JACK PHILLIPS
— Lindsey Graham: Joe Biden Not President-Elect Until Court Cases Dismissed, States Certify Election – JACK PHILLIPS

— Inside Black Lives Matter’s push for power. Black Lives Matter leaders turned out the vote. Now they want a piece of the political action. – MAYA KING (DIERSEN: What does BLM want your mayor and your city council to do? What has your mayor and your city council agreed to do for BLM? What have candidates for city council and mayor agreed to do for BLM?)

— Republicans home in on bias complaints. – David McCabe

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The president is golfing and exercising White male privilege.”
— Deadlocked board in key Michigan county fails to certify vote totals by deadline – Kayla Ruble and Tom Hamburger
— Trump fires top election security official – Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz and John Wagner

— Latino voters who fled dictatorships fear election was stolen from President Trump – Romina Ruiz-Goiriena

— Despite soaring COVID-19 numbers, TN House Republican Caucus holding weekend retreat – Kathleen Serie

— After Embracing Trump, MassGOP Faces Leadership Challenge – Matt Murphy (DIERSEN: In your opinion, to what extent have the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization embraced Trump?)

— The Republicans Calling on Trump to Concede, Congratulating Biden – JACOB JARVIS (DIERSEN: The more that you dump Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise you.)

— New High of 60% Say China Should Pay Some of World’s Coronavirus Costs

— FOR SALE: 1018 James Court, Wheaton – $425,000

November 16 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 11,632 new coronavirus cases, 37 deaths Free COVID-19 testing available at sites in northern Illinois this week – Michelle Gallardo and Cate Cauguiran
— Joe Biden urges Donald Trump to aid transition amid exploding COVID-19 pandemic: ‘More people may die’ – AP
— Majority of Biden transition team is female, nearly half are people of color – CNN (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at females, at people of color, and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To push pot on a municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, county, state, or country.

— Obama Says Social Media Companies ‘Are Making Editorial Choices, Whether They’ve Buried Them in Algorithms Or Not’ – Lauren Feiner

— Facing ‘Zero Easy Choices,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stands By Call For $94 Million Property Tax Hike To Balance 2021 Budget – Todd Feurer

— Georgia: 2,600 votes not counted in Floyd County, elections director asked to step down

— Newsmax CEO: No desire to be ‘Trump TV,’ open to weekly show – BRIAN STEINBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s baseless claims won’t change reality. He lost the election.”
— Claims of anti-Semitism at University of Illinois prompt federal investigation by Department of Education – ELYSSA CHERNEY
— Pritzker, Lightfoot show Illinois style of hypocrisy with COVID-19 restrictions – PATRICK J. HUGHES
— Chicago, Cook County COVID-19 stay-home advisories: Here’s what you need to know.
— Pritzker coy on his Thanksgiving plans | U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos tests positive for COVID-19 | City’s public health doc says initially there won’t be enough vaccine to go around – LISA DONOVAN

— Contested races emerge on first filing day in DuPage and Kane towns – Katlyn Smith
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mayoral and city council hopefuls in DuPage and Kane counties officially launched their campaigns Monday with the start of candidate filing to appear on the spring ballot. In Aurora, the state’s second-largest city, Mayor Richard Irvin will face at least two challengers. Contested city council races also are emerging in Downers Grove, Naperville and Wheaton. . .Four city council seats representing Wheaton’s four voting districts are on the ballot. In the south district, Bill Nieman filed his paperwork in order to claim the first spot on the ballot, followed by Mark Yetsky. Lynn Robbins, who in 2019 was appointed to a 2-year term representing the west district, filed to retain the seat. Scott A. Brown has filed to run for the north district seat. Incumbents Mike Barbier and Christopher Zaruba as well as seven other residents — George Nieman, Scott Weller, David Diersen, Mark Yetsky, Gabrielle Reczek, Scott Brown and Stanley Garrett — have picked up nominating packets from the city clerk’s office but had not yet filed as of Monday afternoon.)
— Kane County Board member files financial ethics complaint against Chairman Lauzen – James Fuller
— After Trump march: Arrests, accusations and COVID-19 fines – AP
— As Illinois sees COVID-19 hospitalizations surge 30% in a week, leaders say please no Thanksgiving gatherings – Marni Pyke

— Lightfoot borrowing to cost city taxpayers an extra $2 billion Officials finally release details of the ultimate price of patching a budget hole now with higher debt repayment later. – GREG HINZ

— Trump gained new support across Jacksonville area — did he in your county? – David C.L. Bauer

— Wheaton man charged for failing to register as sex offender: police

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters oppose anything that slows down illegal immigration.


– 11,632 new confirmed and probable cases, 37 additional deaths, 5,581 hospitalized, 1,144 in the ICU, 12.5 percent case positivity, 14.7 percent test positivity
— COVID-19 roundup
— With the failure of the graduated income tax, will the state finally close some tax loopholes? (DIERSEN: What tax loopholes have your critics/opponents charged you with unfairly, unethically, and/or immorally taking advantage of? Since 1972, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have charged me with unfairly, unethically, and immorally taking advantage of the “education tax deduction loophole.” I deducted job-related graduate business, accounting, and finance courses 1972-1980 and 1992-1997. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout that those courses were not job-related, did not help me carry out my job duties, were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and were a distraction.)
— Fox Fire restaurant appellate decision is now legal precedent

— Conservative censorship goes beyond Twitter and Facebook after WordPress deplatforms popular website – Emma Colton (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents a) want WordPress to dump and b) want ConstantContact to dump GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)

— Angry Left Vows To Purge GOP ‘Nazis’ In Name Of Unity
— Is Parler A ‘Threat To Democracy’? CNN Blasts Parler, Newsmax As ‘Dangerous’
— Anti-Trump Lions In The Press Turn Into Cuddly Biden Kittens
— Cuomo Uses Church Platform To Say, ‘President Trump Must Learn The Lesson’

— Meet Rebekah Mercer, the Deep-Pocketed Founder of Parler – Alexis Benveniste

— The President vs. the American Media. After terrorist attacks, France’s leader accuses the English-language media of “legitimizing this violence.” – Ben Smith
— Live Tracker of Viral Disinformation (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want you to know only what they tell you, no more and no less. They want you to see things their way and their way only. They want to manipulate/dominate you. They want you to glorify them and praise them. They want you to serve as one of their operatives or dupes. They want you to give them money.)
— Liberals Envisioned a Multiracial Coalition. Voters of Color Had Other Ideas. Democrats may need to rethink their strategy as the class complexities and competing desires of Latino and Asian-American demographic groups become clear. – Michael Powell (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)

— Mayor: Marijuana Legalization (And Insanely High Taxes) Saved Chicago From COVID-19 Disaster – Chris Roberts (DIERSEN: To push pot on a municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, county, state, or country.)

November 13 Evening Edition

— President Donald Trump wins North Carolina
— Illinois COVID-19: IL on verge of new shutdown, Pritzker warns, as state reports 15,415 new cases, 27 deaths IL COVID-19 hospitalizations putting strain on healthcare workers, hospital exec says

— Illinois Secretary of State DMV Facilities Closing for Nearly 3 Weeks Due to Spike in Cases The expiration date for driver’s licenses and ID cards, White announced, will also be extended until June 1, 2021
— Young Voters Helped Propel Biden to Victory. Now They’re Pushing for a More Progressive Democratic Party – Hannah Miao (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their younger employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their older employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)

— Jim Oberweis Attends House New Member Orientation Despite Projected Loss In Illinois’ 14th District

— Lightfoot defends appearing at large Biden celebration days before issuing Thanksgiving lockdown – Brian Flood and Joseph A. Wulfsohn

— Daily coronavirus cases top 15,000 in Illinois for the first time, setting a record for the fourth straight day: ‘What are we going to do? — What are you going to do?’ – DAN PETRELLA and HAL DARDICK
— In interview, Duckworth says she’d consider a Biden Cabinet spot if offered | Lightfoot on COVID-19 orders and mixed messages | Illinois at ‘crisis level’ with virus, Pritzker says – LISA DONOVAN

— Former Jason Van Dyke lawyer in ‘very good position’ to oust sole Republican from seat on tax appeals panel Democrat Tammy Wendt leads Republican Dan Patlak by 3,695 votes — or about .5% — in the race for a seat on the board that reviews and potentially modifies property assessments in Cook County. – Rachel Hinton

— Patlak now trails in Cook County Board of Review race
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Two held in Wheaton robbery and carjacking – Lindsay Brei
— McHenry County Board to consider giving health department more teeth with COVID-19 enforcement – Kelli Duncan
— Four council seats up on Elgin City Council in 2021 as filing date nears – Rick West (DIERSEN: What city do you live in? Who are the candidates who are going to run to represent you on your city council? To what extent do they share your demographics – race, gender, age group, education, professional certifications/licenses, occupation, sexual orientation, marital status, dependents/no dependents, health status, Trump supporter/hater, political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative, religion, national origin, income group, homeowner/renter, net worth group, years of residency in your municipal district and municipality, veteran status, length of time your ancestors have been in America, drinker/non-drinker, gambler/non-gambler, pot user/non-pot user, etc.?)

— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Police Apprehend Individuals in Vehicular Robbery
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: At approximately 10:34 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, Wheaton Police Officers responded to the 7-11 parking lot at 625 W. Roosevelt Road for a report of a person injured during a robbery. It was learned that the 49-year-old victim from Marengo, Ill., had arranged to purchase methamphetamine at Rathje Park, 616 S. Delles. When the victim arrived at Rathje Park, he was approached by a male and female subject, later identified as Nathaniel Coorsen, 34, currently homeless with a last known address in Rolling Meadows, and Lindsay Brei, 35, currently homeless with a last known address in Mount Prospect. It is alleged that Coorsen exited the vehicle and punched the victim numerous times in his head and face, causing a fractured nose, two chipped teeth, lacerated lip and lacerated eyebrow. It is alleged that Coorsen then removed the victim’s wallet from his pocket and stole several debit cards from it. The victim’s vehicle also was stolen during the incident. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries and later discharged. During the course of the investigation, the vehicle was located at Motel 6 in Rolling Meadows, where Coorsen and Brei were taken into custody with the assistance of the Rolling Meadows Police Department. Nathaniel Coorsen was charged with vehicular hijacking, robbery, aggravated battery with serious injury, and aggravated battery in a public place. Lindsay Brei was charged with vehicular hijacking and robbery.)

— Jack Franks Allowed Back in Capitol Complex without a Security Escort
— No In-Person Board Meeting for Jack Frank’s Swan Song
— Peek at a Possible Democratic Congressional District Map Districts for 2022
— Dueling Presidential Flags

— How A Record Number Of Republican Women Got Elected To Congress – DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN

— Collusion of the Press and Democrats to Interfere with Election Erodes Liberty – Laurie Higgins

— 15,415 new confirmed and probable cases, 27 additional deaths, 5,362 hospitalized, 990 in the ICU, 13.2 percent average case positivity, 14.5 percent average test positivity, all but six counties at warning level

— Trump tees up executive orders as Biden eyes post-inauguration reversals – Dave Boyer, Bill Gertz and Gabriella Muñoz
— Arizona Republican Party sues for hand-audit of ballots – Alex Swoyer

— Newsmax Rides Wave Of Interest As Donald Trump Urges Supporters To Turn Off Fox News
— Lori Lightfoot Tells Aldermen, ‘Don’t Come To Me For S—‘ If You Vote Against My Budget

— Almost 100 Expressway Shootings in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago – AWR HAWKINS
— Billionaires Back Claim That Only Amnesty and Illegals Can Save America – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrates because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. According to Democrats and RINOs, Americans refuse to take bad jobs. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I took were bad jobs. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)

— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Wants To Shut Down Thanksgiving But Defends Going To Biden Celebration As A Source Of ‘Relief’ – DAVID KRAYDEN

— All Eyes Turn to Georgia and Runoff for Two Senate Seats

November 11 Evening Edition


— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 12,657 new cases, 145 deaths; officials warn residents to stay home as much as possible over next 3 weeks Illinois reports deadliest day since May as tighter restrictions begin in 4 suburban counties – Diane Pathieu, Craig Wall
— Georgia’s secretary of state announces full hand recount of the 2020 presidential race The Georgia race is so close that final results may be within the margin for a candidate to request a recount. – AP

— Pritzker warns of ‘serious,’ ‘painful cuts’ to rightsize state’s finances The governor has called for a meeting of House and Senate leadership because there’s “so much work that needs to be done” on the budget and other areas, like criminal justice reform. – Rachel Hinton
— New ideas — and a little more hope — for avoiding city layoffs during the pandemic – Editorial (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO used Republican-led budget cuts to get rid of GAO’s employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees made the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

— Illinois officials urge residents stay home as COVID-19 deaths spike | Lightfoot says wife wasn’t initially keen on mayoral bid | Chicago unions stand with embattled Madigan – LISA DONOVAN
— Rep. Lauren Underwood extends slim lead over Republican challenger Jim Oberweis – RICK PEARSON
— Canceling veto session, canceling the work, canceling voters’ best interests – Editorial
— In last week’s presidential election, Chicago tallied its most votes cast since 1984 – ALICE YIN

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who question election results.—and-after
— Leaders seek tougher certification rules for police – RAYMON TRONCOSO (DIERSEN: I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt to 1981.)
— Will County votes push Underwood further ahead of Oberweis in reelection bid – Russell Lissau
— Legislature’s fall veto session canceled in Springfield – PETER HANCOCK
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “We were able to meet safely in May in an environment that included testing, mask mandates, regular use of hand sanitizer, and more than ample room to practice social distancing,” Rep. Amy Grant, a Wheaton Republican, said in a statement. “No one from the House, Senate or staff contracted COVID-19 during our session in May, so we know staff is capable of putting adequate safety precautions in place. Congress is meeting and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be.” “I can’t help but wonder if the cancellation has more to do with political unrest within the House Democratic caucus than it has to do with health and safety,” Rep. Steve Reick, a Woodstock Republican, said in a separate statement. “I certainly hope that’s not the case, because it would be a great injustice if Speaker Madigan has placed his political problems ahead of our ability to do the people’s work during a scheduled veto session.”)

— Trump backs McDaniel for another RNC chair term – AP

— Pritzker upset lawmakers left reforms, budget discussions on the table

— Jack Franks Concedes County Board Chairmanship Election to Republican Mike Buehler
— IL-14 UPDATE: Lauren Underwood Tops 200K Votes to Lead by 4,288 Votes
–“Stop the Steal” Rally Sunday in Schaumburg
— Health Department Seeks Same Fine Ability as Tollway

— Step Aside AOC, There’s a New Youngest Member in the U.S. House – Jenna Smith

— No Time For Phony Healing – Michelle Malkin

— Bernie Sanders: ‘Yes I Would’ Be Biden’s Secretary Of Labor If Asked – CHRISTIAN DATOC

— Amid Election Fiasco, Military and Veterans Face Uncertain Future on Veteran’s Day – Julio Rivera

— On the Dangers of ‘Equality’ – William Gairdner (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of discrimination against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, a) UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT would not have admitted me in 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, and 1992 respectively, b) the Post Office, Firestone Stores, Oldsmobile, IRS, and GAO would not have offered me jobs in 1966, 1970, 1971, 1971, and 1980 respectively, c) I would not have passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt in 1979 and 1981 respectively, d) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, and e) I would not have become a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, or Forensic Accountant in 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997 respectively.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ focus on destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ.

— How Vote By Mail Saved Democracy and Defeated Trump – Paul Glastris

— Most Decided Their Vote Over A Month Ago, Worry About Voter Fraud

November 10 Evening Edition

— Biden says ‘nothing going to stop’ transition process after 2020 election Biden says regardless of the Trump administration’s actions, his planning to assume power on Jan. 20 is continuing as scheduled. – AP
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 12,623 new cases, 79 deaths as total case count surpasses 500K DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will counties see Tier 2 restrictions – Michelle Gallardo, John Garcia, Eric Horng, Jessica D’Onofrio

— Illinois Supreme Court Chooses Appellate Court Judge Robert Carter To Replace Justice Thomas Kilbride For Two Years

— COVID surge forces Legislative veto session postponement – AP

— Political Divide: 2020 Election Reaffirms Polarization in US – Marissa Nelson

— Legislators cancel fall session over pandemic as Pritzker calls for meeting with leaders to address $4 billion budget shortfall – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump forms PAC to raise money, potentially allowing him to keep influence over GOP after exit from White House.”
— Kinzinger, Bost, other local Republicans and the Trump tightrope | Tallying the ballots left to count in Illinois | Illinois General Assembly cancels session as COVID-19 cases rise – LISA DONOVAN
— Illinois Supreme Court draws Republican criticism for picking interim replacement for Justice Kilbride, who lost bruising retention effort – RAY LONG

— Lauren Underwood increases lead over Jim Oberweis in Illinois Congress contest: up by 3,496 votes Thousands of ballots still have to be counted in the Illinois 14th Congressional District. – Lynn Sweet
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Which recent tyrant is most like Trump? As the defeated president’s attempts to void an American election continue, we must contemplate a slide into despotism. – Neil Steinberg
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A salute to election officials who, contrary to Trump’s claim, are making sure every vote is counted. Reversing the flow of this presidential election, as engineers famously did with the Chicago River in 1887, is the ultimate pipe dream.”
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: More pot shops in Illinois? Lawmakers mull plan to create new dispensary licenses amid delays – Tom Schuba

— Underwood again expands lead over Oberweis, thanks to voters in DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties – Russell Lissau
— Nerheim concedes state’s attorney race to Rinehart amid another ‘blue wave’ in Lake County – Doug T. Graham

— DuPage County reports single-day record 923 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 1 death, region positivity rate rises to 14.2% – JOSHUA WELGE

— The Buehler Financial Backers Through the Election and Expenditures Through September
— After the Election, Democrat Household’s Signs Still Ignores Jack Franks
— Tribune Notices Mike Buehler’s Big Lead over Jack Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman
— Democrats Feature Biden, Fair Tax Signs Next to “Our Village, Our Voice” Signs in Lakewood
— Percentage of Surplus McHenry County Hospital Beds Lessening

— Illinois Supreme Court unanimously chooses Kilbride replacement, who was first elected as a Democrat
— 12,623 new confirmed and probable cases, 79 additional deaths, 4,742 hospitalized, 911 in the ICU, 12 percent average case positivity, 13.1 percent average test positivity, 3 new deaths at LaSalle Veterans’ Home
— McCombie drops out of HGOP leaders’ race
— House and Senate to cancel veto session
— Underwood increases lead over Oberweis to 2,663 votes

— Biden campaign furious with Facebook for not hammering Trump harder – Ryan Lovelace (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are furious a) with TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois for letting me serve as its chairman 2005-2012, b) with Wheaton Chamber of Commerce for letting me serve on its Government Affairs Committee 2003-2011, c) with Milton Township Republican Organization for letting me serve as its webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, d) with Illinois Center Right Coalition for letting me serve on its Steering Committee 2003-2007, and e) with American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter for letting me serve on its board 2001-2003.)

— Trouble At Home: Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes Elected Dems; Calls For Them To Embrace Progressive Causes

— Tucker Carlson takes shot at fellow Fox News host for cutting away from WH press sec Kayleigh McEnany – Chris Enloe

— McConnell: We’ll ‘Have No Lectures’ From Those Who Spent 4 Years ‘Refusing To Accept’ 2016 Election

— Gun Industry Knows Being ‘Listed’ Isn’t Healing or Unifying – Lawrence Keane (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have on their lists.)

— Trump Pulls Within 1 Percent of Biden in Arizona – ZACHARY STIEBER
— 10,000 Dead People Returned Mail-in Ballots in Michigan – PETR SVAB
— Trump Campaign Calls for Full Hand-Count of Ballots in Georgia – TOM OZIMEK
— Trump Wins North Carolina: Projection – ZACHARY STIEBER
— Tens of Thousands of Pennsylvania Ballots Returned Earlier Than Sent Date: Researcher – PETR SVAB

— Pennsylvania GOP rallies to Trump’s defense Republican state legislators are calling for an audit of the presidential election results to be completed before electors are seated. – HOLLY OTTERBEIN

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Election’s validity intact despite Trump claims.”

— White House, escalating tensions, orders agencies to rebuff Biden transition team – Lisa Rein, Matt Viser, Greg Miller and Josh Dawsey
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The media should remember key lessons from the Trump era.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump is the problem when it comes to disinformation” and ask “So what now?” According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want you to know only what they tell you, no more and no less. They want you to see things their way and their way only. They want to manipulate/dominate you. They want you to glorify them and praise them. They want you to serve as one of their operatives or dupes. They want you to give them money.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Worst outrage yet: Barr enlists Justice to advance Trump’s baseless election fraud claims. Barr cannot be allowed to pervert the justice system to help Trump. This isn’t about rooting out ‘election fraud.’ It’s about using the DOJ as a political tool.”

— General Motors Reacts To Joe Biden’s Win In U.S. Presidential Election – JONATHAN LOPEZ

— Only 56% of Biden Voters Say They Were Voting FOR Biden (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, county district, county, and Illinois voted for Biden and the other Democrats to punish Trump?)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s vote fraud claims go viral on social media despite curbs. President’s posts are top on Facebook as efforts to stop misinformation about election prove ineffective.”

November 6 Evening Edition

— IL again breaks COVID-19 daily record with 10,376 new cases, 49 deaths Illinois breaks daily COVID-19 case record for 2nd day in a row – Mark Rivera
— Election officials in swing states worried by threats and protesters – AP
— What’s a ‘cured ballot’ in the 2020 presidential election? – AP

— Record-High Daily Case Count, State Considers More Restrictions

— President Trump Keeps Up Fight Over Election While Biden Prepares Transition Team — What Happens Next? Local Experts Weigh In – Dana Kozlov

— Oh, say can you see that big blue wave? – JOHN KASS
— Trump vs. Biden: Inside Chicago’s lone ward that voted to keep the Republican president: ‘I don’t talk about it, you know?’ – ALICE YIN and JOHN BYRNE
— Duckworth, Quigley now leaning on Madigan | Pritzker in self-isolation after COVID-19 exposure | Will we have a winner soon? | Near record voter turnout and partisan divide – LISA DONOVAN

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— Illinois Dems lost big because of Mike Madigan, and it could get worse if he remains in power  The anti-Madigan message came through in the fight against the graduated income tax, the ouster of a Supreme Court justice and the loss of Illinois House seats. – Rich Miller
— Slim chances for Trump to get Supreme Court to intervene in election Over the last two days, Trump has leaned in to the idea that the high court should get involved in the election as it did in 2000. – AP
— A broken record: State shatters COVID-19 daily high again with 10,376 new cases Asked Friday if additional mitigation efforts were on the way, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said, “It’s the last thing I want to do, but I’m ready to do it.” – Mitch Dudek and Sam Charles

— Rickert concedes victory to Pierog in Kane County chairman race – Susan Sarkauskas
— Questionable signatures, mail-in vs. in-person: More than 1,700 McHenry County voters had issues casting ballots – Kelli Duncan
— Underwood continues to close in on Oberweis in 14th Congressional race – Russell Lissau

— Nearly 70,000 mail-in ballots have been received, not yet counted in Lake County – EMILY K. COLEMAN
— Illinois GOP touts victories in 2020 elections Democratic setbacks spark turmoil over party leadership – PETER HANCOCK

— Cabello’s lead over Vella shrinks in 68th House District – Corina Curry

— DuPage County reports 628 COVID-19 cases Friday, 7 deaths – JOSHUA WELGE

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


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

— McHenry County Clerk Says About 2,000 Votes Outstanding
— Reader Offers to Build a Web Site for Anyone Willing to Run for McHenry Grade School Board
— Why Did Oberweis Do Better Against His Opponent Than Ives Did Against Hers?
— IL-14: Simpler Reason Why Jim Oberweis on Threshold of Winning
— Tribune Quotes Man Who Helped Defeat Jeanne Ives as to GOP Election Day Successes in Illinois
— Crystal Lake Professor Nick Kachiroubas Makes Quotable Status
— IL-14 Overtime: Jim Oberweis Lead Down to 628 Votes Updated 9:06 PM CST 11/5/20
— Senator Representing McHenry County Now Top Republican Senator
— Northwest Herald Has Trouble Featuring Election Winners It Hasn’t Endorsed
— Remember the Ridicule in the Comment Section about an Algonquin Immigrant Who Didn’t Want to Live in a Socialist Country Again?
— Winnebago County Voters Seem to Have Rejected Changing to a County Executive Form of Government
— Elk Grove Township Voters Merge Road District with Township
— Dave Chapman Running for Algonquin Township Supervisor as Independent


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

— Trump vows to continue legal battle – Katherine Doyle

— Biden Campaign Threatens To ‘Escort Trump Out Of White House’ If He Refuses To Concede Election

— Georgia secretary of state: There will be a recount, nearly 9,000 military ballots still outstanding ‘We will get it right, and we’ll defend the integrity of our election’ – Chris Field

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ballot Initiatives on Legalizing Weed Pass in 5 States – RICK MORAN

— Five myths about misinformation – Brendan Nyhan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, better yet, I should sue them.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump turns angry as possible defeat looms.”

— Trump Allies Suggest Electoral College Could Overturn A Biden Win. Here’s Why That (Probably) Wouldn’t Work. – Joe Walsh

— Trump Voters Scorch Media Coverage; Biden Voters Like It

November 5 Evening Edition

— Trump sues in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan; asks for Wisconsin recount in 2020 presidential election results – AP
— Illinois COVID-19: IL shatters COVID-19 daily record with 9,935 new cases as death toll surpasses 10K COVID-19 testing facilities report long lines – Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
— Counties with worst COVID-19 surges overwhelmingly voted Trump in 2020 presidential election – AP
— Trump’s lead over Biden shrinks to fewer than 80,000 votes in Pennsylvania

— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Continues Setting New Records as Cases Surge
— Counties With Worst Virus Surges Overwhelmingly Voted Trump State health officials hope to reframe their messages and aim for a reset on public sentiment now that the election is over – Carla K. Johnson, Hannah Fingerhut and Pia Deshpande
— Senate Control Hangs in Balance With a Few Races Undecided With the presidential race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden also undecided, the Senate is in limbo – Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick

— Pritzker Says Madigan Should Leave As Head Of Illinois Democratic Party

— Pritzker now has simple answer on whether Madigan needs to go: ‘Yes.’ Speaker Michael Madigan defiantly responded a few hours later, saying he’s not going anywhere and looks “forward to continuing our fight for working families as chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois.” – Rachel Hinton
— Campaign scorecard: Pritzker, Preckwinkle, Madigan — big winners or big losers? Preckwinkle wasn’t ready to concede defeat in her effort to deny Judge Michael Toomin another term on the bench. But the Cook County Board president said she was grateful for her protégé Kim Foxx’s landslide win in the state’s attorney’s race. – Rachel Hinton
— America is a house divided against itself The Civil War isn’t over. We keep refighting it. At least we still have Lincoln to help us bumble through. – Neil Steinberg (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
— Trump complains of ‘corrupt system’ while Biden, nearing victory, assures ‘the process is working’ CNN reported that Biden had increased his narrow lead in Nevada. Meanwhile, judges have dismissed lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign in Michigan and Georgia.
— Jim Oberweis, Lauren Underwood outcome in limbo; Oberweis starts recount fundraising Republican Jim Oberweis declared himself the winner as Democrat Lauren Underwood’s campaign said thousands of ballots for the House seat still have to be counted. – Lynn Sweet
— Pritzker warns of restrictions as state hits ‘terrible milestone’ of 10,000 deaths: ‘We’re heading down a very dark, dark path’ State health officials Thursday reported 9,935 new COVID-19 cases, dwarfing the previous high of 7,899 set on Oct. 31. – Mitch Dudek, Fran Spielman, and Tom Schuba

— Her opponent has claimed victory in a tight contest, but Rep. Lauren Underwood optimistic as mail ballots continue to be counted – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden showing strength in key states, Trump pushing baseless claims of electoral misconduct as vote counting continues.”

— What we know — and don’t know — about outstanding mail-in ballots – Lauren Rohr
— Server issues interrupt vote counting in McHenry County
— Oberweis’ lead over Underwood narrows in 14th Congressional District race – Russell Lissau
— Elmhurst mayor to Pritzker: Restaurants ‘will not survive’ restrictions – Katlyn Smith

— Pritzker: Madigan should quit party leadership post Asked if the speaker should step down as head of the Democratic Party of Illinois, the governor said “yes”—his strongest stance yet on the embattled legislator. – A.D. QUIG
— Did Madigan hurt Illinois Dems prospects on election night? Emanuel, Durkin discuss House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined a Crain’s Forum event to discuss the what’s next for the budget and the state’s political parties. – A.D. QUIG

— Trump Tweets His Outrage in All Caps as Votes Are Counted – AP

— Man running for Peoria City Council faces backlash for attending Trump rally – Brittni Clemons (DIERSEN: Too what extent do those who are seeking to represent you on your city council share your demographics?)

— Election Dispute Increases Risk Of Political Violence, Analysts Warn – HANNAH ALLAM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following demographics that you have, the more that Democrats and RINOs discourage you from seeking a government office or political office: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, overweight, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoider (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Counties in Illinois approve nonbinding resolution to create new state – Greg Bishop

— Hunger Crisis: 1 In 5 Americans Turning To Food Banks A new Consumer Reports survey reveals a growing food-insecurity problem, with people of color disproportionately affected

— DuPage Co. Presidential Election Results: Trump’s Vote Increases Did Trump get more support in DuPage County in 2020 than 2016? See the vote totals here. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: In my precinct, as of yesterday, Trump got 151 votes while he only got 127 votes in 2016.

— McConchie will be next Senate Republican Leader, Rezin to be Deputy Leader
— 9,935 new cases, 97 additional deaths, 3,891 hospitalized, 772 in the ICU, case positivity rate 9.1 percent, test positivity rate 10.5 percent, state surpasses 10,000 deaths
— COVID-19 roundup
— Almost 10 percent of all new unemployment insurance claims were filed in Illinois last week

— Judges have tossed Trump campaign challenges in Michigan, Georgia – Alex Swoyer

— Illinois governor blames Republicans for budget problems after voters reject progressive tax – Greg Bishop

— Trump touts gains with minorities and women: ‘We’re the party of inclusion’ The House GOP added at least 10 women to its ranks – Morgan Phillips

— White Business Owners Not Eligible For Oregon State Fund

— Georgia secretary of state said this morning there were under 25K uncounted ballots remaining. Now his office claims there are over 60K. – Phil Shiver

— Civil unrest fears grow as protests hit vote-counting battleground states – OLIVIA BEAVERS

— USPS processed 150,000 ballots after Election Day, jeopardizing thousands of votes The number of mailed ballots not delivered by Nov. 3 is expected to grow as more postal data is released in the coming days – Jacob Bogage and Christopher Ingraham
— Trump’s Twitter feed is covered in warning labels – Cat Zakrzewski
— Election reveals deeper divides between red and blue America – Philip Rucker and Robert Costa

— Twitter continues to mask Trump’s posts about ballot counting – Mark Moore

— After the Election, Conservatives Brace For an Emboldened ‘Cancel Culture’ Movement – PAUL BOND
— Trump Wins Highest Percent of Nonwhite Voters of Any Republican in 60 Years, Doubles LGBTQ Support From 2016: Exit Poll – MATTHEW IMPELLI