March 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois sees 1K+ spike in COVID-19 cases in 1 day as state seeks to increase testing capacity – Eric Horng, Michelle Gallardo and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-sees-1k+-jump-in-covid-19-cases-in-1-day/6060873/
— Dr. Fauci predicts 100K to 200K Americans will die from COVID-19 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/dr-fauci-predicts-100k-200k-us-deaths-from-coronavirus/6060429/

CBS2
— Illinois Reports 1,105 New Coronavirus Cases; Deaths Now Total 65
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/29/illinois-reports-1105-new-coronavirus-cases-deaths-now-total-65/

WBBM
— Chicagoland COVID-19 Testing Locations
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/chicagoland-covid-19-testing-locations

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— U.S. social distancing guidelines extended to April 30, President Trump says The initial 15-day period set by the federal government was set to expire Monday. Now it’s set to last through next month. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/29/21199040/coronavirus-trump-social-distancing-lockdown-april
— Illinois sees surge in coronavirus cases with increased testing
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/3/29/21198590/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Illinois confirms more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases as testing capacity grows The 1,105 new cases reported Sunday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker include 18 deaths and bring Illinois total number of cases to 4,596 and 65 deaths. – Tom Schuba, Jake Wittich, and Madeline Kenney 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/29/21198881/illinois-coronavirus-cases-testing-deaths-update-pritzker
— Officers enforcing stay-at-home order break up funeral service in Pulaski Park A crowd consisting of between 40 and 60 people — many of whom were elderly — was found gathering Sunday morning at St. Odisho Church, 6201 N. Pulaski Road. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/29/21198996/officers-enforcing-stay-at-home-order-break-up-funeral-service-in-pulaski-park

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— President Trump extends coronavirus shutdown until April 30 – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200329-ezdk6zuf3zbibjbdvyslexamne-story.html
— Coronavirus prompts crackdown on crowds in Cook County forest preserves, and more closures possible if public doesn’t comply – John Keilman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-cook-county-forest-preserves-20200329-zzft7xcd25hejl2tzaezi74h74-story.html
— DuPagePads and DuPage County joining forces to feed and shelter the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-homeless-20200329-3avtotbpgnfdzkl4d76iawp7sa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Governor vows to increase testing as COVID-19 cases surge – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200329/news/303299963/
— Man in his 60s succumbs to COVID-19 at Edward Hospital in Naperville – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/man-in-his-60s-succumbs-to-covid-19-at-edward-hospital-in-naperville
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: We have 5 weeks to end gerrymandering here – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200329/editorial-we-have-5-weeks-to-end-gerrymandering-here
— Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200328/news/303289947/
— Arlington Park won’t open until at least June 1 – Jim O’Donnell
https://www.dailyherald.com/sports/20200329/arlington-park-wont-open-until-at-least-june-1

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Session is canceled, but lawmakers are still working – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200329/session-is-canceled-but-lawmakers-are-still-working

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois residents, governments part of $2 trillion federal coronavirus package – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-residents-governments-part-of-2-15165145.php

FOREST PARK REVIEW
— COVID-19 case-tracking website here today, gone tomorrow County mum on mysterious disappearance of site with data specific to suburbs – Michael Romain
https://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/3-29-2020/COVID_19-case_tracking-website-here-today,-gone-tomorrow/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— IDHS expanding services by phone and online; 14 offices will remain open – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2020/03/29/idhs-expanding-services-by-phone-and-online-14-offices-will-remain-open/

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— COVID-19: Attacking Our Health and Our Jobs Illinois’ New Unemployment Claims Leap Nearly 1000% – Brendan Rigney and Wagner Acerbi Horta
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/covid-19-attacking-our-health-and-our-jobs

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Kane County Treasurer Dave Rickert Proposes Legislation to Allow Taxpayers to Postpone June Real Estate Tax Payments Until September without Interest Penalty (DIERSEN: One could argue that this should only be available to those who have suffered a substantial decrease of income and/or a substantial increase in expenses because of coronavirus and efforts to fight it.)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/29/kane-county-treasurer-dave-rickert-proposes-legislation-to-allow-taxpayers-to-postpone-june-real-estate-tax-payments-until-september-without-interest-penalty/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— A civics lesson on the importance of Due Process during an emergency – coming to courtrooms across the country – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/a-civics-lesson-on-the-importance-of-due-process-during-an-emergency-coming-to-courtrooms-across-the-country/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says 4,000 tests per day being done, 10K tests per day in ten days – Bemoans federal red tape – Warns landlords against evictions – Asked about construction sites – “We have not hit the peak” – Promises Downstate visit; “Weeks to go” before peak – Says “There’s not enough [hospital] capacity,” points to efforts to expand
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/29/pritzker-says-4000-tests-per-day-being-done-10k-tests-per-day-in-ten-days/
— 1,105 new cases, 18 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/29/1105-new-cases-18-new-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/29/covid-19-roundup-7/
— A look at that University of Washington COVID-19 study and how Illinois fares
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/29/a-look-at-that-university-of-washington-covid-19-study-and-how-illinois-fares/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Steve Bannon predicts Trump will opt for ‘harder lockdown’ to fight coronavirus – Daniel Chaitin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/steve-bannon-predicts-trump-will-opt-for-harder-lockdown-to-fight-coronavirus

BREITBART
— British Govt Furious Over China’s Virus Lies, ‘Reckoning’ Expected Post-Pandemic – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/29/uk-furious-over-chinese-lies-calls-for-reckoning-of-relationship/

BLAZE
— ‘It can’t be right’: Wuhan residents say Chinese government is under-reporting coronavirus deaths They are paying hush money to grieving families as furnaces cremate bodies around the clock – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/wuhan_death_tolls_higher

DAILY CALLER
— De Blasio, NYC Officials Downplayed COVID-19 Threat After Trump Restricted Travel To China. Here Are 5 Examples – CHRIS WHITE
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/29/de-blasio-coronavirus-trump-response/
— Media Blames Trump For Man Eating Fish Tank Cleaner – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/28/media-trump-fish-tank-cleaner-coronavirus-unfit-to-print/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden: It’s ‘Too Harsh’ To Claim ‘Blood’ On Trump’s Hands For Coronavirus Deaths In U.S.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/joe-biden-its-too-harsh-to-claim-blood-on-president-trumps-hands-for-coronavirus-deaths-in-u-s

TOWNHALL
— Take Note, Anti-Gunners: Trump Administration Declares Gun Dealers and Manufacturers ‘Essential Businesses’ – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/03/29/take-note-antigunners-trump-administration-declares-gun-dealers-essential-businesses-n2565919

CAMPUS REFORM
— University of California tells students ‘do not’ say ‘Chinese Virus’ and ‘do not allow’ others to say it either – Arik Schneider
https://campusreform.org/?id=14615

THE HILL
— Trump shifts, says distancing to go to April 30 – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490089-trump-says-social-distancing-guidelines-to-continue-through-end-of
— Governors should focus on tackling coronavirus rather than shift blame – JONATHAN TURLEY
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/489968-governors-should-focus-on-tackling-coronavirus-rather-than-shift-blame
— Fauci says US could have ‘millions’ of coronavirus cases and over 100,000 deaths – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490048-fauci-says-us-could-have-millions-of-coronavirus-cases-and-over
— Governors, health experts warn coronavirus restrictions must stay in place – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: The longer that coronavirus restrictions stay in place, the more individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries will file bankruptcy.)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/490062-governors-health-experts-warn-coronavirus-restrictions-must-stay-in-place?rnd=1585503200
— We need a ‘pay everything’ policy to combat coronavirus recession – DAVID SOUDER
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/490003-we-need-a-pay-everything-policy-to-combat-coronavirus-recession

CNN
— Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30 – Paul LeBlanc, Jason Hoffman and Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/trump-coronavirus-press-conference/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30 as U.S. Cases Top 135,000 The global count has passed 670,000, an official warns Britain that some kind of lockdown may last for months and Joe Biden urges mail-in elections. More than 894,000 tests have been performed in the United States, according to the Trump administration’s point man for testing.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html
— Governors plead for supplies as Nancy Pelosi attacks Trump for early ‘denial’ she called ‘deadly.’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/world/coronavirus-news.html#link-3a153cc1
— Largest One-day Jump in Coronavirus Deaths in New York State
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-update.html#link-91c847a
— Facebook, Google and Twitter Struggle to Handle November’s Election After spending billions to avoid a repeat of 2016, the tech giants are careening from crisis to crisis as their foes change tactics. – Kevin Roose, Sheera Frenkel and Nicole Perlroth
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/technology/facebook-google-twitter-november-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to get Asian-Americans, and everyone else, to hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/politics/coronavirus-asian-americans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump says federal guidance urging social distancing will stay in place through April 30
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/29/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-quarantine-defense-production-act-confusion/2020/03/28/2c7d9214-7125-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Massive field hospital for coronavirus patients going up in Central Park – Reuven Fenton, Julia Marsh and Bruce Golding
https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/massive-field-hospital-for-coronavirus-patients-going-up-in-central-park/
— 900 NYPD members will be positive for coronavirus by Monday, commissioner says – Craig McCarthy
https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/900-nypd-members-will-be-positive-for-coronavirus-by-monday-commissioner-says/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— A whiplash world waits to see if coronavirus stimulus can help markets – JUSTIN CARRIGAN
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-29/world-waits-to-see-if-coronavirus-stimulus-can-fix-wounded-markets

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— After Three Coronavirus Stimulus Packages, Congress Is Already Prepping Phase Four Push for yet more government support to culminate in April, before election-year politics undermine further compromise – Jacob M. Schlesinger and Joshua Jamerson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-three-coronavirus-stimulus-packages-congress-is-already-prepping-phase-four-11585483203

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
— Dow Jones Futures: Can Stock Market Rally Survive Amid Coronavirus Crisis? Amazon, AMD Lead Six Stocks To Watch – ED CARSON
https://www.investors.com/market-trend/stock-market-today/dow-jones-futures-stock-market-rally-amid-coronavirus-crisis-watch-amazon-tesla-microsoft-amd-gm/

LEXINGTON DISPATCH
— Ageism is starting to run deep as virus disaster continues – MARY SCHMICH (DIERSEN: To promote age discrimination, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and up-or-out. Now they will also use coronavirus.)
https://www.the-dispatch.com/opinion/20200329/schmich-ageism-is-starting-to-run-deep-as-virus-disaster-continues

PBS
— Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money – AP
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/coronavirus-makes-it-harder-for-campaigns-to-ask-for-money

DAILY BEAST
— NBC’s Chuck Todd Asks Biden If Trump Has ‘Blood’ on His Hands Over Coronavirus Response Todd’s question enraged many Trump supporters to on social media, and Biden called it the assessment “a little too harsh.” – Justin Baragona
https://www.thedailybeast.com/nbcs-chuck-todd-asks-biden-if-trump-has-blood-on-his-hands-over-coronavirus-response
— It’s Every State for Itself Now in Pandemic Panic If the Syrian refugee crisis fueled the global rise of nationalism, the COVID-19 crisis is an accelerant, leading to more localism as states and cities fend for themselves. – Matt Lewis
https://www.thedailybeast.com/states-tell-coronavirus-refugees-we-cant-take-care-of-our-own

GUARDIAN
— Churchgoers all over world ignore physical distancing advice – Andrew Roth, Shaun Walker, and Dom Phillips
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/29/church-goers-around-the-world-ignore-social-distance-advice
— Pelosi accuses Trump of costing US lives with coronavirus denials and delays House speaker criticizes president on CNN while Dr Anthony Fauci says as many as 200,000 Americans may die – Ed Pilkington and Victoria Bekiempis in New York and Oliver Laughland
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/29/pelosi-trump-coronavirus-response-inaction-delays

March 27 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: Illinois’ COVID-19 cases top 2.5K, including 26 deaths; Pres. Trump approves disaster declaration – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pres-trump-approves-illinois-disaster-declaration/6052989/
— Democrats more worried than Republicans about virus, but all concerned: Polls – QUINN SCANLAN
https://abc7chicago.com/democrats-more-worried-than-republicans-about-virus-but-all-concerned-polls/6052959/

NBC5
— Illinois Coronavirus Cases Now Total 2,538 With 26 Deaths Patients range in age from less than 1 year old to 99 years old
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-cases-now-total-2538-with-26-deaths/2245106/

CBS2
— ‘This Virus Doesn’t Care That You’re Bored’: Gov. JB Pritzker Rips Crowds Who Gathered On Lakefront, As Illinois COVID-19 Cases Surge Past 2,500
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/26/thursday-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-march-26/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— United States now leads the world in number of confirmed coronavirus cases, surpassing China – where the virus originated – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-infections-deaths-updates-20200326-elbyprl26zeedmecnqcc63jurq-story.html
— World coronavirus infections near 500,000 as European health systems buckle under the strain – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-infections-deaths-updates-20200326-elbyprl26zeedmecnqcc63jurq-story.html
— Illinois golf courses shut down after a reversal from state officials – Teddy Greenstein
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-golf-courses-20200326-lqt5swmpibbulax4lglwroa5q4-story.html
— Durbin, Duckworth break down what Illinois would get from $2 billion coronavirus relief bill passed by Senate – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-relief-bill-illinois-20200326-xmy3eftbbbbq7bl3gjwceub37i-story.html
— Trump says new federal guidelines will rate counties by coronavirus risk as he seeks to ease restrictions nationwide – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-federal-coronavirus-guidelines-20200326-2dcpy2xrkzabrfvz4rqxfdbktu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-coronavirus-cases-us-trump-response-20200326-52yee6oxune73ktaeigwp6oug4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker dips into his millions to help nonprofits— as Illinois announces another seven COVID-19 deaths Also on Thursday, President Donald Trump approved Illinois’ request for a disaster proclamation, which will give the state federal funds to deal with the coronavirus response. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/26/21195829/illinois-coronavirus-cases-pritzker-nonprofit-march-26
— Cook County delays collecting booze, tobacco, other taxes to give struggling businesses ‘some breathing room’ The county’s Home Rule taxes — which include the alcoholic beverage, amusement, tobacco, gasoline and hotel accommodations taxes — have been deferred for the February and March tax periods until May. No penalties or interest will be applied during the extension period. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/26/21195644/cook-county-delays-payment-booze-tobacco-taxes-fees-relief-business-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/26/21195123/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-deaths-vietnam-lbj-trump-steinberg
— What’s in the coronavirus bill for Illinois: First details emerge Per Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth: $16 million for the Illinois Department of Public Health and $9 million for the Chicago Department of Public Health. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/26/21195814/senate-coronavirus-bill-illinois-details
— Trump grants Illinois request for disaster declaration; another one pending The disaster status will allow federal funding to be available for crisis counseling for affected individuals across the state. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/26/21195897/trump-grants-illinois-request-disaster-declaration
— What Duckworth said to her daughter while off mute during conference call Parents across the country working from home this week know how the Illinois senator feels. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/26/21195400/tammy-duckworth-daughter-conference-call-mute-off
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Chicago Democrats say “Doing without tree-trimming and other city services will help us beat COVID-19 No one likes staying inside or losing services, but both are necessary. It’s part of the new world we are living in.” 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/26/21194767/coronavirus-covoid-19-pandemic-chicago-social-distancing-lakefront-suntimes-editorial

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois just lost 2 years’ worth of job gains A stunning 114,114 residents applied for unemployment insurance in the state in the week that ended March 21, more than 14 times the total from the same week a year ago. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-just-lost-2-years-worth-job-gains
— The lakefront is closed, aldermen say The trail and parks along Lake Michigan, as well as the 606 Trail and the downtown Riverwalk, are off limits to citizens now, one day after Mayor Lightfoot threatened to a shutdown because of people not obeying the governor’s shelter in place order. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lakefront-closed-aldermen-say
— Illinois logs biggest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases The state reports 673 new cases, bringing the total to over 2,500.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/illinois-logs-biggest-one-day-increase-covid-19-cases

DAILY HERALD
— State Sen. DeWitte predicts talk of air travel ban, severe state spending cuts – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/state-sen-dewitte-predicts-talk-of-air-travel-ban-severe-state-spending-cuts
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elgin allows delivery, curbside pickup of alcohol – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/elgin-allows-delivery-curbside-pickup-of-alcohol

WTTW
— The ‘Devastating Impacts’ of COVID-19 on Illinois Finances – Amanda Vinicky 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/26/devastating-impacts-covid-19-illinois-finances

WQAD
— City leaders balance social distancing and public access Davenport’s mayor assures residents the city is in business, even as aldermen and staff practice social distancing and self-isolation. – Giang Nguyen
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/city-leaders-balance-social-distancing-and-public-access/526-f127a2f6-b874-427c-91cc-5013b2fb8404

WGLT
— LaHood Doesn’t Want Stimulus Bill To Mirror ’08 Bailout – ERIC STOCK 
https://www.wglt.org/post/lahood-doesnt-want-stimulus-bill-mirror-08-bailout-0#stream/0

WIREPOINTS
— What next for Illinois? – Ted Dabrowski, Mark Glennon and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/what-next-for-illinois-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— “Republicans are not just losing ground; we’re getting clobbered”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/republicans-are-not-just-losing-ground-we%e2%80%99re-getting-clobbered/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Even the traditionally-Republican stronghold of DuPage County saw a massive dip. The west suburban county used to be so important that in November of 2000, then Governor George W. Bush made a huge appearance at the College of DuPage with over 25,000 supporters in an effort to actually win Illinois. In 2004, during the Primary Election, Republicans pulled 58% of the Primary Election ballots, nearly 87,000 voters. This year, Republicans in DuPage County only made up 26% of the ballots cast, down nearly 50,000 voters.)
— 133,763 Illinoisans have so far filed for uninsurance claims this month
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/133763-illinoisans-have-so-far-filed-for-uninsurance-claims-this-month/
— Pritzker says POTUS approved major disaster declaration request – Scolds people who congregate outside – Unemployment has dropped one in four households below $50,000 – 450 people returning to healthcare service e- Penny Pritzker heads up new relief fund – Talks about Trump – Addresses UI problems – Hopes for more stimulus bills – No “do not resuscitate order” under consideration – Has contributed $4 million to relief fund
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/pritzker-says-potus-approved-major-disaster-declaration-request/
— An unintended consequence of the stay at home order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/an-unintended-consequence-of-the-stay-at-home-order/
— 673 new cases, 7 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/673-new-cases-7-new-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup: Searchable EO posted; Trump can’t countermand Pritzker order; Filing extension was automatic; Chicago closes parks, beaches and trails
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/covid-19-roundup-searchable-eo-posted-trump-cant-countermand-pritzker-order-filing-extension-was-automatic-chicago-closes-parks-beaches-and-trails/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House dismisses doomsday COVID-19 death toll – Rowan Scarborough
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/26/white-house-dismisses-doomsday-covid-19-death-toll/
— Coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt diverted to Guam – Mike Glenn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/26/coronavirus-concerns-sidelines-aircraft-carrier-gu/

BLAZE
— Fed-up Italian leader threatens to send flamethrower-armed police officers to storm parties during lockdown Quite a step to take – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/fed-up-italian-leader-threatens-to-send-flamethrower-armed-police-officers-to-storm-parties-during-lockdown

CAMPUS REFORM
— University of Illinois warns students against ‘racist and xenophobic’ coronavirus language – Blair Nelson (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Illinois Democrats use coronavirus to suspend the First Amendment in Illinois?) 
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14605

THE HILL
— Cuomo calls $2T stimulus ‘reckless,’ says it fails to meet New York’s needs – ZACK BUDRYK 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489653-cuomo-calls-2t-stimulus-reckless-says-it-failed-to-meet-local-government?rnd=1585239216
— Top CDC official warns New York’s coronavirus outbreak is just a preview – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489684-exclusive-top-cdc-official-warns-new-yorks-coronavirus-outbreak-is-just-a
— States brace for massive budget gaps in coronavirus recession – REID WILSON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489738-states-brace-for-massive-budget-gaps-in-coronavirus-recession
— Lobbying blitz yields wins for airlines, corporations, banks, unions – ALEXANDER BOLTON AND ALEX GANGITANO 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489747-lobbying-blitz-yields-wins-for-airlines-corporations-banks-unions
— US now leads the world in known coronavirus cases – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489760-us-now-leads-the-world-in-known-coronavirus-cases

CNN
— US stocks surge despite the worst jobless claims data in history
https://www.cnn.com/webview/business/live-news/stock-market-news-today-032620/h_58706e4cc3773dc9ca005aceb9743d6b

NEW YORK TIMES
— Stocks Surge as Washington’s Aid Package Advances
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— U.S. Now Has More Known Cases Than Any Other Country
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/world/coronavirus-news.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. deaths from coronavirus top 1,000, amid incomplete reporting from authorities and anguish from those left behind – Abigail Hauslohner, Reis Thebault and Jacqueline Dupree 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-deaths-from-coronavirus-top-1000-amid-incomplete-reporting-from-authorities-and-anguish-from-those-left-behind/2020/03/26/2c487ba2-6ad0-11ea-9923-57073adce27c_story.html
— Poll finds recession fears high amid layoffs and pay cuts from coronavirus fallout – Scott Clement and Dan Balz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-finds-recession-fears-high-amid-layoffs-and-pay-cuts-from-coronavirus-fallout/2020/03/26/00c412ba-6f5e-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html
— Stocks roar, with Dow spiking 1,300 points, after Senate passes $2 trillion stimulus bill The Dow is on pace for one of its best weeks ever, surging more than 20 percent in three days – Rachel Siegel and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/market-stocks-economy-stimulus-coronavirus/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom deliver the leadership and straight talk Trump won’t.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-03-26/gavin-newsom-andrew-cuomo-coronavirus-donald-trump

USA TODAY
— Trump, G-20 leaders say they’re ‘injecting’ $5 trillion into global economy – David Jackson (DIERSEN: To “inject” money into a country’s economy is to drive up that country’s national debt.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/26/coronavirus-trump-g-20-leaders-pledge-5-trillion-global-economy/2916404001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Spend Generously, Take Care of Workers: Coronavirus Stimulus Takes Lessons From TARP The 2008 bailouts helped end the financial crisis but created resentment among Americans who felt banks took most of the benefits. The current plan puts individuals and Main Street at the center, with pledges of large amounts of cash. – Greg Ip and Jacob M. Schlesinger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/spend-generously-take-care-of-workers-coronavirus-stimulus-takes-lessons-from-tarp-11585246787

FORBES
— Is There Wasteful Spending In The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill? – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2020/03/26/is-there-wasteful-spending-in-the-coronavirus-stimulus-bill/

RAW STORY
— ‘Tip of the iceberg’: Experts warn record 3.28 million jobless claims could signal coming depression
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/tip-of-the-iceberg-economists-warn-record-3-28-million-jobless-claims-could-signal-coming-depression/

March 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker delays state tax filing deadline as COVID-19 cases reach 1,865, 19 deaths – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-tax-filing-deadline-delayed-as-covid-19-cases-rise-to-1865/6048622/
— Coronavirus stimulus bill: Who gets what from $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/who-gets-what-from-washingtons-$2-trillion-coronavirus-relief-package/6049877/
— Coronavirus stimulus relief bill: $2 trillion virus rescue bill hits late snags in Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/$2-trillion-virus-rescue-bill-hits-late-snags-in-senate/6048123/
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot warns of park, lakefront shutdown if residents disregard COVID-19 guidelines – Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/mayor-lightfoot-warns-the-stay-at-home-order-is-not-an-option/6050019/

NBC5
— ‘The Whole City Laid Off’: US Jobless Claims Climb Sky High Restaurants, hotels, airlines, automakers and entertainment venues all have been hit hard – Rebecca Santana and David A. Lieb
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/the-whole-city-laid-off-us-jobless-claims-climb-sky-high/2244422/
— Coronavirus Relief: What We Know About the Senate Bill
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-relief-what-we-know-about-the-senate-bill/2244507/
— $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Bill Hits Late Snags in Senate The package is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession or worse – Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-congress-trillion-economy-rescue-package-checks/2244510/

CBS2
— Plan Could Turn McCormick Place Into Field Hospital Amid COVID-19 Pandemic – Dave Savini
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/25/plan-could-turn-mccormick-place-into-field-hospital-amid-covid-19-pandemic/
— Some Chicagoans Say Coronavirus Stimulus Relief Can’t Come Fast Enough – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/25/some-chicaogans-say-coronavirus-stimulus-relief-cant-come-fast-enough/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Do you qualify for a stimulus check in Senate’s coronavirus response bill? – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/do-you-qualify-for-a-stimulus-check-in-senates-coronavirus-response-bill

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatens to shut down city’s parks and lakefront; police will start ticketing people who don’t abide stay-at-home order
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lakefront-arwady-lightfoot-20200325-feqjcndbmzebrctivt7r4trp3u-story.html
— Are you an essential worker? Says who? And what if you don’t think your job is worth the coronavirus risk? – Alexia Elejalde Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-essential-workers-safety-20200325-2c2f6z53vve4hjcgsrgoyvdcli-story.html
— Illinois follows federal lead and extends state income tax deadline to July 15 – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-income-tax-extension-20200325-hrbbcheievelvofy3s7zurarlq-story.html
— Lawsuit seeks to delay Wisconsin’s April 7 primary election over coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-wisconsin-primary-april-7-election-delay-20200325-sj4sburptbdmfabczpevxa5yfm-story.html
— Indiana voters may vote by mail in June primary ‘without having a specific reason to do so:’ Indiana Election Commission decides – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-primary-election-update-st-0326-20200325-wmiazsvdb5azbi7zq3m7lf77hi-story.html
— DuPage board members question why decision eliminating Woodridge as new traffic court location was done in closed meeting – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-board-traffic-court-closed-meeting-st-0327-20200325-5jebwnt7lbby3ffjjmp5qavy74-story.html
— Naperville coronavirus roundup: DuPage case count now at 134; county asking for donations of protective medical gear – MICHELLE MULLINS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0327-20200325-yofzn45gdfc7tpzllz3ntparpu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin, Duckworth join Pritzker in urging Trump to issue Illinois coronavirus disaster declaration Trump has declared disasters in New York, California and Washington state. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Would that give Pritzker more power to suspend the First and Second Amendments?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194131/durbin-duckworth-pritzker-urge-trump-coronavirus-disaster-declaration-illinois
— Residential street sweeping, tree trimming and tree removal could end until Chicago wins coronavirus war With people stuck at home and the mayor ordering that non-emergency ticketing and towing be curtailed, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John Tully now may suspend key services coveted by aldermen and their constituents. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194583/coronavirus-chicago-street-sweeping-tree-trimming-suspended
— Beck orders new virus protections for Chicago Police officers Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham calls it a start, but nowhere near enough. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194539/coronavirus-chicago-police-protections-fraternal-order-fop
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/25/21194579/trumps-daily-briefings-prove-hes-uniquely-incompetent-to-handle-coronavirus-gene-lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/25/21193863/president-trump-coronavirus-pandemic-conservatism-can-help-s-e-cupp-suntimes

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora cracking down on ‘nonessential’ businesses
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/aurora-cracking-down-on-nonessential-businesses
— ‘Contentious’ Facebook post sparks policy debate in Palatine Township – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/contentious-facebook-post-sparks-policy-debate-in-palatine-township
— Nearly 200 cars at Schaumburg Township Food Pantry’s first drive-through event – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/nearly-200-cars-at-schaumburg-township-food-pantrys-first-drive-through-event
— Indiana officials considering only mail-in vote for primary – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200325/news/303259968/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot threatens to shut down parks, lakefront As the weather warms and people are seen gathering outdoors, officials warn they endanger the current efforts to slow the pandemic. Mayor Lightfoot also announced an increase in hotel rooms dedicated to victims of COVID-19. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lightfoot-threatens-shut-down-parks-lakefront
— United Center to become coronavirus logistics hub Officials say the West Side arena will transform into a central site to help with food distribution, first responder staging and collecting critically needed medical supplies. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/united-center-become-coronavirus-logistics-hub
— Only 1 in 10 downtown hotel rooms were occupied last week The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the lodging industry nationwide, which has suffered revenue declines worse than those after 9/11 and the global financial crisis. Chicago is no exception. – ALBY GALLUN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/only-1-10-downtown-hotel-rooms-were-occupied-last-week
— Pritzker delays state income-tax filing to July 15 The governor matches a federal move. Refunds will still go out as originally scheduled. Pritzker also announces creation of a $60 million small-business loan fund. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-delays-state-income-tax-filing-july-15
— What’s in the huge federal stimulus bill for you? Details are beginning to emerge as the Senate prepares to vote on the $2 trillion plan. Here are some of the local winners. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/whats-huge-federal-stimulus-bill-you

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County accepting donations of personal protective equipment
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/25/dupage-county-accepting-donations-of-personal-protective-equipment/ak25v1v/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DuPage County Seeks Personal Protective Equipment Donations
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-seeks-personal-protective-equipment-donations/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Trump Mailing: Public Health or Politics?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/25/public-health-or-politics/ 
— DeWitte Calls for State Income Tax Deadline & Minimum Wage Hike Delay
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/25/dewitte-calls-for-state-income-tax-deadline-minimum-wage-hike-mdelay/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/INGOLD: IS THE COVID 19 CURE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorneringold-is-the-covid-19-cure-worse-than-the-problem.html
— 330 NEW COVID 19 CASES IN ILLINOIS; 3 DEATHS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/330-new-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-3-deaths-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker announces delay of tax filing deadline to July 15 – Three programs for small businesses – Praises stimulus bill – Thanks workers – Treasurer initiates loan program, addresses bill backlog – Hotel industry expects 120,000 layoffs in coming weeks – Pritzker admits IDES website is not functioning properly
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/pritzker-announces-delay-tax-filing-deadline-to-july-15/
— 330 new cases, 3 new deaths and it’s now in Stateville
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/330-new-cases-3-new-deaths-and-its-now-in-stateville/

— COVID-19 Roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/covid-19-roundup-5/
— 17 Cook County detainees, five employees test positive, 31 awaiting results
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/17-cook-county-detainees-five-employees-test-positive-31-awaiting-results/

GOPUSA
— Essential: Denver Mayor Shuts Down Nearly Everything Then Backtracks To Open Liquor Stores, Retail Marijuana Shops
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86589

BLAZE
— Democratic LA mayor: Power, water will be shut off for nonessential businesses that refuse to close amid coronavirus ‘safer at home’ order ‘This is your chance to step up and shut it down — because if you don’t, we will shut you down’ – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democratic-la-mayor-power-water-will-be-shut-off-for-nonessential-businesses-that-refuse-to-close

ONE NEWS NOW
— Democrats’ identity politics quite apparent amidst pandemic – Chad Groening, Jody Brown (DIERSEN: Democrats use government to give preference to individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2020/03/25/project-21-dems-identity-politics-quite-apparent-amidst-pandemic

THE HILL
— States reject Trump calls to reopen economy by Easter – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489487-states-reject-trump-calls-for-reopening-economy
— Last-minute complaints threaten $2T Senate coronavirus emergency aid – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489525-last-minute-complaints-threaten-2t-senate-coronavirus-emergency-aid

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden suggests that Trump’s Easter timeline could be ‘catastrophic’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/25/coronavirus-latest-news/

BLOOMBERG
— Republican Governors Split on Trump Stay-at-Home Skepticism – Amanda Albright and Jonathan Levin
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/republican-governors-split-over-trump-s-stay-at-home-skepticism

NEWSWEEK
— FORMER CALIFORNIA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE JOHN COX SAYS HE HAS CORONAVIRUS—AND SOME ADVICE FOR GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM – PAUL BOND
https://www.newsweek.com/former-california-gubernatorial-candidate-says-he-has-coronavirus-some-advice-governor-gavin-1494096

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trumpworld Embraces the Death Wish Economy Dying for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now an essential part of MAGA dogma.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157052/donald-trump-economic-nihilism

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— UK Towns Lose Local Newspapers as Impact of Coronavirus Deepens – Jim Waterson (DIERSEN: Coronavirus will not cause Illinois Republicans to lose their GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I continue to have the time needed, good health needed, money needed, and motivation needed to put them together and to send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/uk-towns-lose-local-newspapers-as-impact-of-coronavirus-deepens/
— Americans Who Primarily Get News Through Social Media are Least Likely to Follow COVID-19 Coverage – Mark Jurkowitz and Amy Mitchell (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to spend all their time reading/looking at what they post on Facebook.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/americans-who-primarily-get-news-through-social-media-are-least-likely-to-follow-covid-19-coverage/

March 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: Illinois’ COVID-19 cases reach 1,535, 16 deaths; hospitals prepare for COVID-19 patient influx – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/health/hospitals-prepare-for-covid-19-patient-influx;-illinois-covid-19-cases-reach-1535-16-deaths/6044980/
— Trump hoping to see US economy reopened by Easter amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-hoping-to-see-us-economy-reopened-by-easter/6046176/

NBC5
— Many Airline Flights Nearly Empty as Virus Undercuts Travel Even with sharply reduced schedules, airlines are consolidating some of the remaining flights because passengers aren’t showing up – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/many-airline-flights-nearly-empty-as-virus-undercuts-travel/2243564/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Chicago: 6 CPD Officers, 5 Members Of CFD Test Positive For COVID-19
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-has-now-infected-six-chicago-police-officers/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-coronavirus-trump-lockdown-page-20200324-cttw6al7anbgphj3vzd36ajbxy-story.html
— Coronavirus infections continue to surge in Europe, with 743 reported dead in Italy on Tuesday – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-around-the-world-updates-20200324-ug6tu7nksngelduofvq27njaku-story.html
— One of Chicago’s biggest hotels to shut down as coronavirus upends the industry with closures, job losses – Lori Rackl
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-hotel-closures-coronavirus-0324-20200324-uub6f3ytvzfqvg2we7lgjuh64e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Not the time to lift stay-at-home order, despite what Trump says about getting economy moving The mayor said the decision to lift a shelter-in-place order depends on “us — not him,” referring to the president. “Pulling that now, in my view for Chicago, does not make sense at all.” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/24/21192972/coronavirus-stay-home-shelter-economy-lightfoot-trump-covid-19
— Will coronavirus delay July Democratic presidential convention in Milwaukee? The situation is “fluid,” a convention official said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/24/21193156/coronavirus-pandemic-threatens-july-democratic-convention-milwaukee-will-there-be-delay
— Nearly a dozen Chicago first responders infected with coronavirus, but all recovering and ‘in great spirits’ Six of the cases are in the Chicago Police Department, and five in the Chicago Fire Department, leaders of the two departments said. Two of the Chicago Police employees are recovering from the coronavirus in hospitals. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/24/21193157/police-fire-departments-precaution-first-responders-test-positive-coronavirus-covid
— Saving the economy is secondary to saving lives during a pandemic The president wants the economy “raring to go” by Easter. That’s not only nonsense, it’s life threatening. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/24/21192709/coronavirus-pandemic-president-trump-public-health-experts-economy-easter-april

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump administration dusts off 2008 order to states: Don’t release daily jobless numbers Illinois now will say only once a week how many people filed for benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/trump-administration-dusts-2008-order-states-dont-release-daily-jobless-numbers
— McCormick Place loses 2 events with 100K visitors The National Restaurant Association Show and the American Society of Clinical Oncology have both canceled, adding to the harsh immediate economic fallout of the pandemic. – DANNY ECKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/mccormick-place-loses-2-events-100k-visitors

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers discuss if a national coronavirus shutdown is ahead – Sara Chernikoff
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/is-a-national-coronavirus-shutdown-ahead

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— The Latest on Government Efforts to Contain Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/the-latest-on-government-efforts-to-contain-coronavirus/ 
— Self-Sufficiency Urged for Personal Protection Equipment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/self-sufficiency-urged-for-personal-protection-equipment/ 
— IL-6: Ives Chides House Democrats
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/so-what-will-happen-with-party-conventions/

WILL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— FROM THE POSTING: How YOU Can Help: The Will County Republican Central Committee is looking for a FEW highly motivated Pollwatchers for the counting of the Provisional Ballots/late Vote-by-mail ballots on March 31, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Will County Board Room and is looking for ONE highly motivated Pollwatcher for the Retabulation of the Ballot Counters on April 3, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the basement of the Will County Clerk’s Office. Both events are at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois. All applicants for Republican Pollwatcher must be registered to vote in Will County and must NOT: be older, have a high incidence of respiratory viral infections, be a smoker, have exposure to HIV, have high blood pressure, be diabetic, or have coronary artery disease. (DIERSEN: What is your County Republican Central Committee doing in this regard?)
https://willcountyrepublicans.org/
https://mailchi.mp/de307df5275f/covid-19-changes-to-the-counting-of-the-will-county-ballots

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Amid Illinois Shutdown, Abortions at Planned Parenthood Go On – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/03/amid-illinois-shutdown-abortions-at-planned-parenthood-go-on/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 32% SAY CORONAVIRUS HAS THROWN THEM OR A FAMILY MEMBER OUT OF WORK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/32-say-coronavirus-has-thrown-them-or-a-family-member-out-of-work.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: “We are beyond the moment where testing alone can be our primary weapon” – 180 people applied to rejoin healthcare workforce – “No way that these companies can ramp up fast enough to get us everything that we need in the time that we need it” – 54% of confirmed cases are white, 33% black, 11% Latino, 5% Asian – Unarmed National Guard is not enforcing quarantines – Doesn’t think president is listening to scientists – “Concerned that we may have to extend that deadline” – Governor says he will spend some of his own money
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/24/pritzker-we-are-beyond-the-moment-where-testing-alone-can-be-our-primary-weapon-180-people-applied-to-rejoin-healthcare-workforce/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: America ‘not built to shut down’ Wants to see economic freeze end by Easter – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/trump-america-not-built-shut-down/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The coronavirus came from China. That’s not racism; it’s a fact – Steven Cheung
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/coronavirus-came-from-china-thats-not-racism-its-a-fact
— Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan calls for media boycott of White House press briefings; China propagandist agrees – Becket Adams 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/wapos-sullivan-calls-for-media-boycott-of-white-house-press-briefings-china-propagandist-agrees

ANDY MARTIN
— New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin tells President Trump that the coronavirus shutdown must end this weekend. Any indefinite extension will crater the economy and preclude a prompt recovery. Trump’s reelection prospects will be dead. Andy says the scientists and medical experts have it all wrong.
https://andymartin2020.blogspot.com/2020/03/new-hampshire-u.html

GOPUSA
— Joe Biden Tries To Appear Relevant As A Shadow President – What Could Go Wrong?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86530
— America, A La Twilight Zone, Preps For National Guard In The Streets
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86502
— Fines Or Jail In Oregon For Violating Gov. Brown’s Stay At Home Order
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86486

FOX NEWS
— Trump signals desire to end lockdowns: ‘Our people want to return to work’ – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-end-lockdowns-coronavirus

AMERICAN THINKER
— ‘You Never Let a Serious Crisis Go To Waste’ – Christopher Chantrill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/you_never_let_a_serious_crisis_go_to_waste.html

BREITBART
— Media Blackout of Trump Coronavirus Briefings Begins – John Nolte (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Pritzker to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-media-blackout-of-trump-coronavirus-briefings-begins/
— Media Elite Are Totally Immune from Human Devastation of Economic Shutdown – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-media-elite-are-totally-immune-from-human-devastation-of-economic-shutdown/
— Trump’s Coronavirus Job Approval Rating Is Higher than the Media’s – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes vehemently disapprove of what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-trumps-coronavirus-job-approval-rating-is-higher-than-the-medias/
— Pelosi Slips Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens into Latest Coronavirus Plan – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/24/pelosi-coronavirus-plan-daca-amnesty/

BLAZE
— Ted Cruz UNLOADS on Democrats for using coronavirus bill to push far-left agenda ‘What in the hell does that have to do with this crisis?!’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-ted-cruz-unloads-on-democrats-for-using-coronavirus-bill-to-push-far-left-agenda

NEWSMAX
— Liberals Conveniently Decry Racism at Trump’s Expense – Jack Brewer
https://www.newsmax.com/jackbrewer/china-clinton-crime-clyburn/2020/03/24/id/959721/

PJ MEDIA
— Are Democrats Trying to Steal the 2020 Election With Pelosi’s New Coronavirus Bill? – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/are-democrats-are-trying-to-steal-the-2020-election-with-pelosis-new-coronavirus-bill/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Sunny Hostin: Stop Airing Trump Coronavirus Briefings, They’re a ‘Disservice to Country’ – Kristine Marsh (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Pritzker to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2020/03/24/sunny-hostin-stop-airing-trump-coronavirus-briefings-theyre

THE HILL
— Trump says he hopes to have economy reopen by Easter – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489251-trump-says-he-hopes-to-have-economy-reopen-by-easter
— Poll: Biden holds narrow 3-point lead over Trump nationally – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489203-poll-biden-holds-narrow-3-point-lead-over-trump-nationally
— Major US newspapers call on China to reverse expulsions – JOE CONCHA (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to expel me: Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. My critics/opponents succeeded in getting their operatives and their dupes to expel me as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/489175-major-us-newspapers-call-on-china-to-reverse-expulsions
— Cuomo says NY needs 30,000 ventilators, pleads with feds for help – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489214-cuomo-says-ny-needs-30000-ventilators-pleads-with-feds-for-help
— Press corps theatrics don’t help us in a crisis – JEFFREY M. MCCALL
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/489182-press-corps-theatrics-dont-help-us-in-a-crisis
— Italy’s suffering offers potential terrifying coronavirus preview for U.S. – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: How are relevant things similar and different between Italy and the United States?)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489281-italys-suffering-offers-potential-terrifying-coronavirus-preview-for-us
— 10 changes we can expect after the coronavirus crisis – SHARYL ATTKISSON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/488910-10-changes-we-can-expect-after-the-coronavirus-crisis

CNN
— Trump wants country “opened up and just raring to go by Easter” – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_c323f2b0be1a6e15b98883a9a2ebf3d0
— New York governor: “We haven’t flattened the curve … the curve is actually increasing”
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_478a57ca8ce9ac53c3b9816327f7d0f8

CNBC
— Trump pushes a ‘return to work’ as Kudlow predicts coronavirus stimulus will fuel economic rebound – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-stimulus-trump-pushes-return-to-work-as-kudlow-predicts-economic-rebound.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— As India Imposes 21-Day Lockdown, Trump Calls for U.S. to Be Open ‘by Easter’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-updates-maps.html
— Stocks Soar as Washington Nears Deal on Economic Rescue
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— Anyone who has left New York should self-quarantine. – Dr. Deborah Birx
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-news-live-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House asks everyone who left coronavirus-stricken N.Y.C. area recently to self-quarantine for 14 days
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/24/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Wall Street stages massive rally as coronavirus stimulus hopes grow Stocks are on pace for one of their best days ever, with the Dow skyrocketing more than 11 percent – Rachel Siegel and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/24/stocks-economy-senate-stimulus-fed/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Laces Into Biden, Misleads on China Travel in Town Hall
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-24/trump-laces-into-biden-misleads-on-china-travel-in-town-hall

FORBES
— Vehicle Dealers Ask Trump To Deem Sales Essential During COVID-19 Crisis – Ed Garsten
https://www.forbes.com/sites/edgarsten/2020/03/24/dealers-ask-trump-to-deem-sales-essential-during-covid-19-crisis/#7eff5f367792

FED SMITH
— Election 2020: Which Candidate Do Federal Employees Prefer? – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 in Park Forest, Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago, virtually all of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/03/24/election-2020-which-candidate-do-federal-employees-prefer/

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker Orders Stay-At-Home, Cessation Of Non-Essential Businesses And Operations (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I am not a legitimate member of the media. When, if not already, will they try to get Pritzker to shut me down?) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-gov-pritzker-orders-stay-at-96617/
(FROM THE POSTING: “Essential Businesses and Operations” are encouraged to remain open and are broadly defined as: . . . Media.)

BUZZFEED NEWS
— The Coronavirus Is A Media Extinction Event “I think there we will unfortunately see more closures of newspapers, more news deserts as a result of this,” said one publisher. – Craig Silverman
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/coronavirus-news-industry-layoffs

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 32% Say Coronavirus Has Thrown Them or A Family Member Out of Work
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/coronavirus/32_say_coronavirus_has_thrown_them_or_a_family_member_out_of_work

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/24/hate-group-leaders-antigovernment-extremists-push-anti-china-coronavirus-rhetoric

GUARDIAN
— India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2020/mar/24/coronavirus-live-news-updates-us-trump-uk-lockdown-global-deaths-cases-covid19-latest-update

March 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump to send National Guard to NY, CA, WA – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-send-national-guard-to-ny-ca-wa-%7C-live-updates/6038979/
— Illinois’ COVID-19 cases surpass 1K with 9 deaths; Gov. Pritzker battles with Pres. Trump over national response
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-covid-19-cases-surpass-1k-with-9-deaths/6038154/
— Police break up parties violating Illinois’ ‘stay-at-home’ order
https://abc7chicago.com/police-break-up-parties-violating-stay-at-home-order/6038453/
— Rand Paul becomes 1st US senator to test positive for coronavirus; Mitt Romney self-quarantines
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senator-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/6039127/

NBC5
— ‘Get to Work, or Get Out of the Way:’ Pritzker Blasts Trump After President Sends Tweet Criticizing Governor (DIERSEN: Trump-haters elected the Trump-hating Pritzker.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/get-to-work-or-get-out-of-the-way-pritzker-blasts-trump-after-president-sends-tweet-criticizing-governor/2242346/
— As Crisis Deepens, Congressional Rescue Deal Teeters With a population on edge, all sides were hoping for an agreement that would provide some relief against the pandemic’s health and economic crises, now believed likely to stretch for several months
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/as-crisis-deepens-congressional-rescue-deal-teeters/2242200/
— Virus Outbreak Means (Mis)information Overload: How to Cope Here are some things you can do to separate fact from misinformation(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.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/virus-outbreak-means-misinformation-overload-how-to-cope/2242107/

CBS2
— Pritzker Calls On Volunteers To Step Up; Illinois COVID-19 Deaths Now Total 9
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/22/pritzker-calls-on-volunteers-to-step-up-illinois-covid-19-deaths-now-total-9/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— $3,000 per family cash payment in rescue package, White House says – AP (DIERSEN: One could argue that if you have not been adversely impacted in a major way, you should not get cash.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/3000-per-family-cash-payment-in-rescue-package-white-house-says

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— $1.4 trillion coronavirus rescue package teeters in Congress, as President Trump promises to help Americans: ‘We’re at war’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-congress-20200322-kjfxyn6cvfhhnogoaprfn7v5im-story.html
— Soaring death tolls reported as coronavirus marches on in Italy, Iran, US – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200322-2te6tb4tivhhffemexiyv7wah4-story.html
— New York mayor prepares to shut city down as it city becomes coronavirus’ next hot spot – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200322-2te6tb4tivhhffemexiyv7wah4-story.html
— German Chancellor Angela Merkel in quarantine after her doctor tests positive for coronavirus – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-angela-merkel-coronavirus-quarantine-20200322-ixrowcy4b5hxvbqpg53ykahg3a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus vaults Pritzker into national spotlight, and Trump’s coronavirus tweet proves it ANALYSIS: An angry tweet from President Donald Trump on Sunday put a national focus on Pritzker, who, along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, is getting credit for his response to the coronavirus crisis. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/22/21190051/pritzker-trump-coronavirus-national-spotlight-cuomo-dewine
— Pritzker on CNN: Illinois forced to overpay for crucial medical supplies because of federal inaction Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the Federal Emergency Management Agency called him before the show to tell him another shipment of equipment should arrive today or tomorrow. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/3/22/21189866/pritzker-cnn-illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-fema
— Trump angrily tweets at Pritzker after gov criticizes feds’ COVID-19 response “We’re all competing against each other” for supplies, Illinois’ governor tells CNN. In response, Trump cites gov’s “shortcomings” and “fake news.” Then Mayor Lightfoot weighs in, telling president, “dear Lord — please step up and be a leader.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/3/22/21189866/pritzker-trump-twitter-cnn-illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-fema-governor-tweet-mayor-lightfoot
— We’ll recover faster if bailout cash goes straight to workers The post-coronavirus economy will look different across the U.S. and in your neighborhood. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/22/21188402/coronavirus-covid-19-economy-stimulus-bailout-cash-workers

DAILY HERALD
— The work-from-home era is creating its own boom market – Matthew Townsend
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200322/the-work-from-home-era-is-creating-its-own-boom-market

DAILY HERALD
— Business Fallout: Marriott to furlough thousands of workers – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200322/business/303229979/
— Suburban gun shops see increase in gun, ammunition sales – Christopher Placek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote hatred against Republicans.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200321/suburban-gun-shops-see-increase-in-gun-ammunition-sales
— Duckworth gets some buzz as potential Biden running mate – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: From what I see, Duckworth is filled with hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200322/duckworth-gets-some-buzz-as-potential-biden-running-mate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker, Trump rip each other as COVID cases here soar The governor says he’s had it with failures by the president to deliver needed help, as Trump hits Pritzker’s “own shortcomings.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-trump-rip-each-other-covid-cases-here-soar

STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Trump singles out Pritzker on Twitter – Steven Spearie 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200322/trump-singles-out-pritzker-on-twitter

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Chaos, inconsistency mark launch of drive-thru virus testing – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/chaos-inconsistency-mark-launch-of-drive-thru-virus-testing/article_4d13cc2e-428c-597e-8b57-0ea6d0b119c2.html

MORRIS HERALD
— Kinzinger requests provisions to better tackle COVID-19
https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2020/03/22/kinzinger-requests-provisions-to-better-tackle-covid-19/acxm0li/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— The crumbling backbone of our Government – Public Trust – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/the-crumbling-backbone-of-our-government-public-trust/

CAPITOL FAX
— State claims it’s received a tiny fraction of supplies requested from strategic national stockpile
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/state-claims-its-received-a-tiny-fraction-of-supplies-requested-from-strategic-national-stockpile/
— Rep. Bob Rita slams Blue Island mayor for suspending police activity
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/rep-bob-rita-slams-blue-island-mayor-for-suspending-police-activity/
— Pritzker thanks media, Illinois Republicans, explains his Trump comments; Still contemplating tax deadline extension; No “papers” required; Explains what needs to happen for order to end; Asked about rainy day fund; Explains who to call if employer is operating and shouldn’t be (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats and Illinois Democrats plants, Illinois Libertarians and Illinois Libertarian plants, Illinois Greens and Illinois Green plants, and Illinois RINOs have always made it very clear that they want to get rid of conservatives, that is, get rid of Republicans, once and for all.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/pritzker-thanks-media-illinois-republicans-explains-his-trump-comments/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One of the things that’s been most heartening here in Illinois is the degree to which Republicans from all over our state have reached out to me to ask how they can help. Even people who have had profound political disagreements with me in the past have been among the first to call or text me asking what they could do to help Illinois in her hour of need.)
— 296 new cases, including an infant – 3 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/296-new-cases-including-an-infant-3-new-deaths/
— National Guard patrols rumors – Auto sales are not “essential” – Daily legislative briefings – Uihlein in the news – Trib blog still shines
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/national-guard-patrols-rumors-auto-sales-are-not-essential-daily-legislative-briefings-uihlein-in-the-news-trib-blog-still-shines/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden to hold ‘shadow briefings’ on coronavirus ‘to tell the American people truth’ – S.A. Miller 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/joe-biden-hold-shadow-briefings-coronavirus-tell-a/
— Trump attacks Illinois governor after complaints about coronavirus coordination – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/donald-trump-attacks-illinois-gov-jb-pritzker-afte/
— AOC: Trump’s failure to invoke Defense Production Act ‘going to cost lives’ Says Congress should cut checks to everyone, ‘tax it back’ from rich folks later – Tom Howell Jr. (DIERSEN: Are you a rich folk? According to Democrats, all people who are not on welfare are rich folks.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/aoc-donald-trump-failure-invoke-defense-production/
— Ilhan Omar fundraising appeal slams GOP for allegedly profiting from coronavirus crisis – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/21/rep-omar-fundraising-appeal-slams-republicans-alle/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— US spy agencies warned Trump that China was lying about coronavirus – Jerry Dunleavy
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/us-spy-agencies-warned-trump-that-china-was-lying-about-coronavirus

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Republicans Pushing a Mass Immigration Scheme Favoring China – Pedro Gonzalez
https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/21/the-republicans-pushing-a-mass-immigration-scheme-favoring-china/

BREITBART
— Increasingly Unstable Media Demand Blackout of Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 2000, my critics/opponents have demanded a) blackout of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) blackout of www.gopillinois.com . My critics/opponents focus on a) destroying me, b) destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) destroying www.gopillinois.com , and d) destroying any individual, organization, company, or government that might come to my defense.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/22/nolte-increasingly-unstable-media-demand-blackout-of-trumps-coronavirus-briefings/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/22/de-blasio-people-will-die-because-trump-will-not-lift-a-finger-to-help/

BLAZE
— ‘OVER MY DEAD BODY’: DOJ’s request for new ’emergency powers’ over coronavirus met with swift condemnation ‘If this is a joke, it’s not funny. If it’s not a joke, we’ve got much bigger problems’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/doj-asks-congress-for-new-emergency-powers
— Ohio halts abortions over coronavirus, sending abortion advocates into full-scale meltdown – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: When will Pritzker halt abortions in Illinois?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ohio-halts-abortions-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-sending-abortion-advocates-into-full-scale-meltdown
— NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio lashes out at Trump, claims ‘people will die who could have lived’ because of Trump – Chris Enloe 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/nyc-mayor-bill-de-blasio-lashes-out-at-trump-claims-people-will-die-who-could-have-lived

DAILY CALLER
— Liberal Media Takes China’s Side Amid Coronavirus Panic – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/21/china-media-coronavirus-covid-propaganda/

DAILY WIRE
— Why The Remedy May Be Worse Than The Disease – Dennis Prager
https://www.dailywire.com/news/prager-why-the-remedy-may-be-worse-than-the-disease
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Italy has the oldest population in Europe and more elderly per capita than the U.S. Most of the Italian deaths are in patients in their 80s and 90s. In addition, Italy has a great number of direct China contacts. Italy was the first to join China’s ‘silk road’ economic partnership project … (Italy’s) deaths are out of a population of 60 million people.”)
— Chinese State Communist Propaganda Promotes Hillary’s Coronavirus Attacks On Trump – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/chinese-state-communist-propaganda-promotes-hillarys-coronavirus-attacks-on-trump

NEWSMAX
— NY Post’s Goodwin: Media Won’t Give Trump a Break – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/blame-media-taskforce-pressbriefings/2020/03/22/id/959414/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— French Government Echoes Past, Demands Residents Show ‘Papers’ To Leave Homes – P. Gardner Goldsmith
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/virus-terrified-french-government-echoes-nazi-era-demands-residents-show-papers-please-leave

NEWS BUSTERS
— Abdul-Jabbar Steps Up Attack On Trump, Compares Prez To Nazis In Hunters Series – Jay Maxson
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/jay-maxson/2020/03/22/abdul-jabbar-steps-attack-trump-compares-prez-nazis-hunters

WORLD TRIBUNE
— U.S. airlines beg for bailout after funding social, cultural destruction of nation – Joe Schaeffer
https://www.worldtribune.com/u-s-airlines-beg-for-bailout-after-funding-social-cultural-destruction-of-nation/

THE HILL
— Illinois governor said states are ‘competing’ for equipment shipments: ‘It’s a wild, wild West out there’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488858-illinois-governor-said-states-are-competing-for-equipment-shipments-its-a
— Hopes for quick coronavirus stimulus deal break down – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488883-hopes-for-quick-coronavirus-stimulus-deal-break-down
— Health experts embrace social media to fight coronavirus – JUSTIN WISE 
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/488700-health-experts-embrace-social-media-to-fight-coronavirus
— Trump orders National Guard, building of medical facilities in NY, Calif., Wash. – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488931-trump-orders-national-guard-building-of-medical-facilities-in-ny

ROLL CALL
— Remote voting? Rand Paul COVID-19 diagnosis prompts more discussion Trump endorses idea, while Durbin and Portman tout their resolution
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/22/remote-voting-rand-paul-covid-19-diagnosis-prompts-more-discussion/

CNN
— More than 32,000 US coronavirus cases and 400 deaths
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-22-20/h_9b3f5dcea4fb4b098f3ca8c415fc7c11
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: A fresh wave of coronavirus job losses is about to come crashing down – Julia Horowitz
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/investing/stocks-week-ahead/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/nyc-mayor-if-trump-doesn-t-act-people-will-die-n1166001

WASHINGTON POST
— Rand Paul is first senator to test positive for coronavirus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/22/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/22/dont-torture-yourself-with-clown-show/
— Senate falls far short of votes needed to advance coronavirus bill as clash between Republicans and Democrats intensifies
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/22/vast-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-limbo-crunch-times-arrives-capitol-hill/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-hating Pritzker says to Trump “Get off Twitter and Do Your Job.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/22/illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-trump-get-off-twitter-and-do-your-job/2894919001/

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Municipalities weighing public access, safety at government meetings – Leon Stafford
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/municipalities-weighing-public-access-safety-government-meetings/X0ffEtZFLJ49V0buPTjgLP/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Worst of the Global Selloff Isn’t Here Yet, Banks and Investors Warn Wall Street is only now coming to grips with the dislocation being wrought by the coronavirus – Anna Hirtenstein and Akane Otani
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-worst-of-the-global-selloff-isnt-here-yet-banks-and-investors-warn-11584877018
— In the Coronavirus ‘Infodemic,’ Here’s How to Avoid Bad Information Misleading information about Covid-19 spreads through texts and emails—but you can protect yourself from dubious claims and reports – Nicole Nguyen (DIERSEN: Unlike many, if not most, if not virtually all of my competitors, I stress in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) the source of the article, b) who wrote the article, and c) the article’s unhidden hyperlink.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-coronavirus-infodemic-you-can-manage-the-deluge-of-news-11584882002

BARRONS
— White House Resists Governors’ Calls to Nationalize Medical Supplies – Bill Alpert
https://www.barrons.com/articles/new-york-gov-cuomo-wants-federal-government-to-command-supplies-of-ventilators-and-masks-51584915722

FORBES
— Coronavirus Pandemic Changes Forever The U.S.-China Relationship – Kenneth Rapoza
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/03/22/coronavirus-pandemic-changes-forever-the-us-china-relationship/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In Democrat Illinois, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, a) the less likely that you will be hired and b) the more likely that you will be gotten rid of: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/traversmark/2020/03/22/job-seekers-face-more-discrimination-in-republican-areas-finds-a-new-study/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: U.S. Coronavirus Lockdown to Last 10-12 Weeks, Top Trump Official Says – REUTERS
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-03-22/us-coronavirus-lockdown-to-last-10-12-weeks-top-trump-official-says

VARIETY
— Facebook Glitch Incorrectly Marked Some Coronavirus Posts as ‘Spam’ – TODD SPANGLER (DIERSEN: Unlike many, if not most, if not virtually all of my competitors, I stress in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) the source of the article, b) who wrote the article, and c) the article’s unhidden hyperlink.)
https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/facebook-glitch-coronavirus-spam-1203537768/

INDEPENDENT
— Chinese propagandists don’t want you to read this diary on the coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/coronavirus-wuhan-lockdown-fangfang-diary-china-dr-li-a9368961.html

March 21 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 20 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 18 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 17 Evening Edition

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— Unofficial Results: Republican
https://www.dupageresults.com/IL/DuPage/101646/Web02.245501/#/

ABC7
— Donald Trump wins Republican primary in Illinois, becomes presumptive nominee
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-wins-republican-presidential-primary-in-illinois/6022875/
— Coronavirus IL Death: 1st Illinois COVID-19 fatality is Chicago woman, governor says in daily update – Eric Horng and Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-woman-becomes-illinois-1st-covid-19-death/6021973/
— IL Primary Election Results 2020: Illinois voters head to polls amid coronavirus concerns – Jessica D’Onofrio and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-voters-head-to-polls-amid-coronavirus-concerns/6020671/
— Illinois Primary Election: Chicago election officials wanted polls closed due to COVID-19, IL Governor Pritzker said no – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-election-officials-wanted-polls-closed-due-to-covid-19-illinois-governor-pritzker-said-no/6021314/
— Midway Control Tower temporarily closes after 3 technicians test positive for COVID-19
https://abc7chicago.com/travel/three-midway-airport-technicians-test-positive-for-covid-19/6022655/

NBC5
— Live Election Day Updates: Most Polls in Illinois Now Closed; Presidential Race Too Close to Call Despite hundreds of closures across Chicago due to the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois’ primary election is continuing as scheduled
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-primary-2020-election-day-live-blog/2238583/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say “Stocks Jump After Trump Promises to ‘Go Big’ on Virus Aid. Investors have been waiting for Washington to offer more aid for the economy.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/shares-bounce-after-wall-street-dive-recession-warning/2238529/

CBS2
— Coronavirus Concerns And Election Equipment Problems Combine For ‘Pretty Frustrating’ Day At Some Chicago Polling Places – Jim Williams
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/primary-election-polling-place-problems-coronavirus-wrong-equipment-missing-materials/
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Attorney General Kwame Raoul Investigating Widespread Reports Of Virus-Related Price-Gouging
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/coronavirus-price-gouging-illinois-attorney-general-kwame-raoul-investigation-covid-19/
— Coronavirus In Chicago: Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Allow ‘Non-Essential’ City Employees To Work From Home (DIERSEN: Are/were you a non-essential employee? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed that I was a non-essential federal employee.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/non-essential-city-employees-allowed-to-work-from-home-mayor-lori-lightfoot-coronavirus-response/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Primary results
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-primary-results
— Joe Biden wins Illinois Democratic Primary, AP projects
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/joe-biden-wins-illinois-democratic-primary-ap-projects
— How COVID-19 is affecting the Illinois primary
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/664929

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ILLINOIS ELECTION RESULTS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/results/
— Voter turnout in DuPage, Will Counties – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-election-turnout-dupage-will-st-20200318-tyc3rue7o5hhvgpiqxsz6zivwm-story.html
— Illinois primary updates: Joe Biden wins Illinois after turnout in Chicago rebounds amid coronavirus turmoil
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-illinois-primary-election-day-updates-20200317-gf5morm2gzbc5j3laniwpr5kx4-story.html
— On the political right, anger and suspicion over coronavirus precautions – ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-coronavirus-precautions-politics-20200317-q2sxycsp6rhqrd5u7kxansr25q-story.html
— Fight the urge to wish the coronavirus on your enemies – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-coronavirus-covid-19-schadenfreude-pandemic-zorn-20200316-ov4dxtg4tba4ze72el6ec5sj4i-story.html
— With everything from bars to churches closed for coronavirus, where do we find community? Facebook. – Heidi Stevens
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-coronavirus-role-of-facebook-during-covid19-0316-20200316-pcqkueskkfghlegwxzs6bx5tsy-story.html
— Illinois primary updates: Some polling places turn away voters amid ‘extremely low’ turnout; Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Board of Elections lock horns
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-illinois-primary-election-day-updates-20200317-gf5morm2gzbc5j3laniwpr5kx4-story.html
— ‘We have to do this now’: Trump administration considering sending checks directly to Americans to bolster economy amid coronavirus – AP (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way. What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-trump-economic-stimulus-20200317-zpsv5weei5gexphfrbog6g2eyq-story.html
— Republicans vs. the blue wave – Editorial (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical Democrats who hypocritically move into Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-election-democrats-republicans-illinois-20200317-3eszkyyalbb7tanz7smszjjg34-story.html
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker never should have let this election go forward today – Dahleen Glanton
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-illinois-governor-pritzker-primary-election-mistake-20200317-ln7g34n6ffhffc4sf5ln5ut6fu-story.html
— Naperville to declare state of emergency, close buildings
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0318-20200318-f5igxipb3jcypk652eu4d57eeq-story.html
— Illinois expands coronavirus testing guidelines, but many sick people still don’t qualify – PETER NICKEAS and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-testing-illinois–20200317-yenasnxqlfg7hkscouggd6gdv4-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot cancels City Council meeting amid coronavirus outbreak, allows non-essential employees to work from home – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-cancels-city-council-meeting-coronavirus-20200317-3cypxofpwbhszbj2athidrvwsu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Live updates: As most polls close, we’ve got the live results Voters are braving emergency conditions to hit the polls Tuesday amid a global pandemic that has had a dramatic impact on the election process.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/17/21183134/illinois-2020-primary-election-chicago-live-updates
— Cook County to keep 40 suburban polling places open until 8 p.m., city to keep five open late The 40 suburban sites are scattered across Barrington, Berwyn, Bremen Township, Elk Grove Village, Leyden Township, Lyons, Maine Township, New Trier Township, Niles, Orland Township, Palos Township, Proviso Township, Stickney, Schaumburg, Thornton Township, Wheeling and Worth. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/17/21184370/cook-county-suburban-polling-places-open-late
— Movie theaters nationwide close temporarily to slow coronavirus Multiplexes in the large Regal Cinemas are among those closing doors. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/16/21182624/movie-theaters-close-regal-amc-coronavirus
— She had pneumonia, a fever and a dry cough — and still couldn’t get tested for coronavirus “I’m really frustrated with our whole system,” said Laura Koch, who remains quarantined at her Uptown apartment. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/16/21182451/laura-koch-coronavirus-testing-trump-pence
— University of Illinois cancels commencement ceremonies due to coronavirus worries Graduating students at the state’s flagship Urbana-Champaign university and the Chicago and Springfield campuses will receive their diplomas in the mail this spring. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/17/21184240/coronavirus-university-illinois-cancels-commencement-ceremonies-graduation
— Trillion-dollar bailout justified at time of war — on a deadly virus — but better put working people first What matters most is getting money straight into the hands of the working people and small businesses that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/17/21183390/coronavirus-bailout-covid-19-federal-aid-editorial-steve-mnuchin

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois has first coronavirus death As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to spread, Gov. Pritzker said a Chicago-area woman has died. He also announced 22 cases in a DuPage County nursing home. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-has-first-coronavirus-death
— Team Pritzker, Chicago official trade barbs over holding primary today A Chicago election official blames the governor for a ‘curse’ of a primary day and says the governor’s staff rebuffed a request to put off the election. Pritzker’s chief of staff called that a lie. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/team-pritzker-chicago-official-trade-barbs-over-holding-primary-today
— Election turnout still very light, but begins to pick up some Lots of people aren’t voting today amid coronavirus fears. But those coming to the polls are turning out later in the day rather than before work in the morning—likely because they’re not in the office. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/election-turnout-still-very-light-begins-pick-some
— White House wants to send Americans $1,000 stimulus checks “Americans need cash now, and the president wants to give cash now. And I mean now, in the next two weeks.” – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/white-house-wants-send-americans-1000-stimulus-checks
— The economy under stress Crain’s senior reporter Steve Daniels looks at how the pandemic is affecting the economy and credit, and discusses news of the central bank restarting a crisis-era borrowing program for companies.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/crains-daily-gist-podcast-economy-under-stress

DAILY HERALD
— Former Lake sheriff takes big lead in GOP race to challenge Durbin – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/former-lake-sheriff-takes-big-lead-in-gop-race-to-challenge-durbin
— Click here to get live election results
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/click-here-to-get-live-election-results

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois National Guard to help with medical intake while local governments seek compliance on closure orders – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-national-guard-to-help-with-medical-intake-while-local/article_d7dfc3f5-0b3a-5488-86e9-6e342ac1350e.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Biden wins Illinois, Florida primaries – Greg Bishop, Cole Lauterbach and Brett Rowland
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/live-illinois-primary-night-updates/article_351a0420-68a1-11ea-b24f-8b5588717b2e.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Early afternoon precinct reports
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/17/early-afternoon-precinct-reports-3/

GOPUSA
— Amazon To Hire 100,000 Workers To Help Deliver ‘Critical’ Supplies
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86226
— Bill De Blasio Wants ‘Literally A Nationalization’ Of Some Private Companies Over Coronavirus (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to be nationalized, that is, to be stopped, to stop the spread of coronavirus?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86202

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump considering $1,000 checks to most Americans as coronavirus aid – Dave Boyer and Tom Howell Jr. (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/17/trump-considering-1000-checks-most-americans-coron/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— China adopts war footing to control COVID-19 narrative, expels American journalists – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/china-adopts-war-footing-to-control-covid-19-narrative-expels-american-journalists
— With the coronavirus pandemic, Trump administration’s true leadership on display – Rep. Roger Marshall & Rep. Brian Babin (DIERSEN: First and foremost, Democrats want Republican to lose.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/with-the-coronavirus-pandemic-trump-administrations-true-leadership-on-display

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— NowThis News: Trump puts immigrants at ‘higher risk’ for coronavirus
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/nowthis-news-trump-puts-immigrants-at-higher-risk-for-coronavirus/

BLAZE
— 10,000 revelers from across the country turn out for gay festival. Several later test positive for COVID-19. Organizers were proactive in ‘distributing 10,000 hand sanitizer bottles and hygiene information’ – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/thousands-of-revelers-from-across-the-country-turn-out-for-gay-festival-several-later-test-positive-for-covid-19-h

BREITBART
— Illinois Democrat Primary: 574 Non-Citizens on Voter Rolls in 2018 Election – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/illinois-democrat-primary-574-non-citizens-on-voter-rolls-in-2018-election/
— All the Establishment Media’s Dangerous Coronavirus Lies – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/17/nolte-all-the-establishment-medias-dangerous-coronavirus-lies/
— ‘Americans Need Cash Now’ — Donald Trump Wants to Send Checks to Households Immediately – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way. What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/americans-need-cash-now-donald-trump-wants-to-send-checks-to-households-immediately/
— Gordon Chang: China’s Coronavirus Propaganda Copies U.S. ‘Liberal Media,’ Trump’s Travel Bans ‘Saved Us’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/03/17/gordon-chang-chinas-coronavirus-propaganda-copies-u-s-liberal-media-trumps-travel-bans-saved-us/
— Ammo Distributor’s Sales Increase 276% amid Rising Coronavirus Concern – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/ammo-distributors-sales-increase-276-rising-coronavirus-concern/
— Mid-crisis, Democrat Super PAC to Spend $5 Million Attacking Trump over Coronavirus – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/17/mid-crisis-democrat-super-pac-to-spend-5-million-attacking-trump-over-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— The Chaos Can Be Stopped by Going Full Speed on Crisis – Bernard Kerik (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.newsmax.com/bernardkerik/local-state-cdc-virus/2020/03/17/id/958706/

THE HILL
— Critical supplies shortage hampers hospitals, health providers – JESSIE HELLMANN 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488050-critical-supplies-shortage-hampers-hospitals-health-providers
— Trump eyes return to spoils system with plans to purge ‘disloyal’ federal workers – EVERETT KELLEY (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run GAO purged me in 1997 when I was 49 years old.) 
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/487989-trump-eyes-return-to-spoils-system-with-plans-to-purge-disloyal
— Cash assistance for Americans gains steam as coronavirus roils economy – JORDAIN CARNEY AND SYLVAN LANE (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488117-cash-assistance-for-americans-gains-steam-as-coronavirus-roils-economy
— Office of Personnel Management chief abruptly resigns – BRETT SAMUELS AND ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488129-opm-chief-abruptly-resigns-report

POLITICO
— Washington Learns to Love ‘Money for Everyone’ Why a partisan city tends to unite over the idea of just writing a check in a crisis. – MICHAEL GRUNWALD (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/17/coronavirus-stimulus-money-washington-mitt-romney-tom-cotton-sherrod-brown-134525
— Emergency stimulus to soar above $1 trillion – NANCY COOK and BEN WHITE (DIERSEN: Where would the money come for this? Sell Hawaii to China? Sell Alaska to China? Sell California to China? Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/17/coronavirus-1-trillion-emergency-stimulus-133821
— Trump wants to send checks to Americans – ANNA PALMER, JAKE SHERMAN, ELI OKUN and GARRETT ROSS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook-pm/2020/03/17/trump-wants-to-send-checks-to-americans-488609

CNN
— Mnuchin warns senators that US could see 20% unemployment rate due to (OVERBLOWN EFFORTS TO STOP) coronavirus – Jeremy Diamond
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/politics/steven-mnuchin-unemployment-warning-coronavirus/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Americans told to hunker down as death toll tops 100
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-17/

NEW YORK TIMES
— China Announces That It Will Expel American Journalists – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who have constructively or actually expelled me from their offices, meetings, and events. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/business/media/china-expels-american-journalists.html
— This Is How the Coronavirus Will Destroy the Economy This once-in-a-century pandemic is hitting a world economy saddled with record levels of debt. – Ruchir Sharma (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/opinion/coronavirus-economy-debt.html
— Some Ask a Taboo Question: Is America Overreacting to Coronavirus? With “social distancing” now widely adopted nationwide, a small group of contrarians urge a more careful weighing of the harm as well as the benefits of such policies. – Amy Harmon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-hype-overreaction-social-distancing.html
— So We’re Working From Home. Can the Internet Handle It? With millions of people working and learning from home during the pandemic, internet networks are set to be strained to the hilt. – Davey Alba and Cecilia Kang
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/technology/coronavirus-working-from-home-internet.html
— Coronavirus Is Hiding in Plain Sight For every known case of coronavirus, another five to 10 cases are out there undetected, a new study suggests. – Benedict Carey
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/health/coronavirus-statistics-undetected.html
— For Some Buyers With Virus Fears, the Priority Isn’t Toilet Paper. It’s Guns. Gun shops and ammunition dealers say they’ve seen a surge in purchases, particularly from first-time buyers. – Richard A. Oppel Jr.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-gun-buyers.html
— Social Distancing? You Might Be Fighting Climate Change, Too Isolation and other shifts in behavior during the coronavirus outbreak could also alter our greenhouse gas emissions. But will the changes stick? – John Schwartz
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/climate/coronavirus-habits-carbon-footprint.html
— U.S. plans to swiftly turn back people entering from Mexico illegally.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/world/coronavirus-update-latest-news.html
— In Talking About Economic Recovery, Washington Shuns the B-Word White House officials and lawmakers trying to bolster the economy during the coronavirus crisis don’t want to hear about any bailouts. – Carl Hulse
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/us/politics/coronavirus-bailout-economy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S.-China media war escalates as Beijing pulls credentials for journalists at five U.S. news outlets, including The Washington Post (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who have pulled my credentials. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2020/03/17/u-s-china-media-war-escalates-as-beijing-pulls-credentials-for-journalists-at-five-u-s-news-outlets-including-the-post/
— U.S. government, tech industry discussing ways to use smartphone location data to combat coronavirus – Tony Romm, Elizabeth Dwoskin and 
Craig Timberg 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/17/white-house-location-data-coronavirus/
— As much of America takes drastic action, some Republicans remain skeptical of the severity of the coronavirus pandemic – Robert Costa (DIERSEN: “Some Republicans” question the outrageous actions that Democrats want taken to stop the spread of the illness.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-much-of-america-takes-drastic-action-some-republicans-remain-skeptical-of-the-severity-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic/2020/03/17/f8b199c8-6786-11ea-b313-df458622c2cc_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Challenge for Policy Makers: Rescue Economy Without Fueling Populist Backlash Share buybacks raise eyebrows as government ponders rescues of airlines, other industries – Jacob M. Schlesinger and Jon Hilsenrath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/challenge-for-policy-makers-rescue-economy-without-fueling-populist-backlash-11584475764
— Financing an Economic Shutdown You can’t close down an economy without a way to keep business and individuals liquid. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, any “cash assistance” should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/financing-an-economic-shutdown-11584399753

BARRONS
— What China’s Economic Data Says About a U.S. Recovery: Nothing Good – George Magnus
https://www.barrons.com/articles/chinas-coronavirus-economy-is-is-bad-news-for-the-u-s-and-europe-51584478014

FORBES
— ‘Keep Politics Out Of It’: Trump Lashes Out At Governors Critical Of Federal Coronavirus Response – Lisette Voytko (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want taken to stop coronavirus?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/03/17/keep-politics-out-of-it-trump-lashes-out-at-governors-critical-of-federal-coronavirus-response/
— How Will The Western World React To A Total Lockdown? – Kenneth Rapoza
Kenneth Rapoza
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/03/17/how-will-the-western-world-react-to-a-total-lockdown/

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Facebook, Lenfest and LMA Announce $1 Million in Grants to Support Coronavirus News Reporting – Dorrine Mendoza, Jim Friedlich, and Nancy Lane
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/facebook-lenfest-and-lma-announce-1-million-in-grants-to-support-coronavirus-news-reporting/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 42% Say China Should Pay Some of World’s Coronavirus Costs
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/china/42_say_china_should_pay_some_of_world_s_coronavirus_costs