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 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois update: Pritzker bans gatherings of 50 or more, state prepares for election as COVID-19 cases climb to 105 – Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pritzker-bans-gatherings-of-50-or-more-as-state-preps-for-election/6019036/
— Coronavirus in the US: Government tells older people to stay home, all ages to avoid crowds
https://abc7chicago.com/health/us-tells-older-people-to-stay-home-all-ages-to-avoid-crowds/6018702/

NBC5
— White House Grapples With Which Industries to Save as Coronavirus Cripples Economy The airline industry is likely to draw the most bipartisan support – Lauren Hirsch and Leslie Josephs
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/white-house-grapples-with-which-industries-to-save-as-coronavirus-cripples-economy/2238314/
— Senate Democrats Seek $750B for New Coronavirus Aid Package Republicans are talking privately among themselves about their new priorities – Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/senate-democrats-seek-750b-to-fight-coronavirus-outbreak/2238117/

— Illinois Secretary of State Facilities to Close Starting Tuesday Expiration dates for driver’s licenses and identification cards will be extended by 30 days
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-secretary-of-state-facilities-to-close-starting-tuesday/2238270/
— 2 in 6th District GOP Primary, Looking to Face Rep. Sean Casten in November – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/2-republicans-look-to-take-on-rep-sean-casten-in-november/2238263/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Cook County Facing Shortage Of Election Judges For Tuesday’s Primary
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/16/cook-county-election-day-election-judges-shortage-coronavirus-covid-19/
— Coronavirus In Chicago: Voters Cautious, But Still Turn Out For Early Voting In Illinois Primary – Jim Williams
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/16/coronavirus-in-chicago-voters-cautious-but-still-turn-out-for-early-voting-in-illinois-primary/
— Restaurant, Bar Owners Look Toward Unknown Future As Coronavirus Closures Loom – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/16/restaurant-bar-owners-look-toward-unknown-future-as-coronavirus-closures-loom/


CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— An Illinois primary like no other: Low turnout, poll worker shortage expected amid coronavirus – RICK PEARSON, HAL DARDICK and BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-election-preview-20200316-igikgezro5dr7kwhjnxdyspd54-story.html
— Cook County officials ponder inmate release to ease coronavirus concerns at jail; advocates demand state consider taking action – Annie Sweeney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-jails-and-prisons-20200316-eztubtw4anehdin7qppaoh4o24-story.html
— Holed up in the US: Coronavirus shutdown threatens jobs – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-united-states-updates-20200316-yoqlhyl6yjdqjo2nlpbsouohnm-story.html
— Chicago-area hospitals no longer allowing visitors because of coronavirus concerns – Lisa Schencker

https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-hospital-visitors-20200316-sbzq4v7udvfrjd33vtckt6rrwa-story.html

— Chicago-area hospitals postponing some elective surgeries amid COVID-19 – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-illinois-hospitals-elective-surgeries-blood-donations-20200316-nlypcbisojdthfvw2v4yztzfne-story.html
— Illinois dental group recommends dentists stop seeing most patients as coronavirus spreads – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-dentist-offices-illinois-emergency-20200316-xukeulx56vbe5onywvotrydaxa-story.html
— World’s largest Starbucks closing indefinitely in Chicago, while many other coffee roasters in the city follow suit – LOUISA CHU and NICK KINDELSPERGER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-starbucks-coffee-roasters-coffeeshops-20200316-6tutadl5x5chph6qpnaxdcs57e-story.html
— State of emergency declared in Aurora due to coronavirus outbreak – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-virus-st-0317-20200316-tglozt6gynapjpjwqym7ndeqgi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker: ‘We think that the election will go on just fine’ Moments earlier, the Illinois State Board of Elections announced that unlike Ohio, which cancelled all in-person voting, Illinois would forge ahead. “Illinois is proceeding with plans for tomorrow’s primary as scheduled,” said Matt Dietrich, board spokesman in a written statement. – Tina Sfondeles and Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/16/21182302/pritzker-election-illinois-coronavirus
— It’s big government that comes to the rescue in times of true crisis All the people who warned you that big government can’t be trusted, all the politicians who got elected bashing federal bureaucrats, their voices have gone silent. – Phil Kadner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/16/21182183/big-government-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-crisis-phil-kadner-oak-forest-hospital
— County commissioners pass resolution giving Preckwinkle power to issue executive orders without advance approval Before the vote, the head of the county health department told the board: “This is going to get worse. There’s going to be more people that are sick and there will be people that will die and our job is to minimize that …” – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/16/21182066/coronavirus-cook-county-commissioner-resolution-executive-orders
— Chicago breaks primary election record for early voting The city also broke its record for mail-in ballot applications earlier Sunday, with nearly 118,000 ballots requested. – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/15/21181189/chicago-breaks-primary-election-record-early-voting

DAILY HERALD
— Hospitals set aside business as usual to combat coronavirus – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200316/hospitals-set-aside-business-as-usual-to-combat-coronavirus
— DuPage Water Commission says tap water is safe to drink
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200316/dupage-water-commission-says-tap-water-is-safe-to-drink
— Seven Lake County polling places to change due to pandemic – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200316/seven-lake-county-polling-places-to-change-due-to-pandemic

WGN TV
— Trump: Americans should home-school kids; avoid travel, gatherings of 10+ and restaurants for 15 days
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/watch-live-vp-mike-pence-health-officials-give-latest-update-on-covid-19-pandemic/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Restaurant owners demand help amid COVID-19 shutdown Some 50 chefs and restaurateurs have taken to social media to ask the governor for immediate relief for furloughed workers with a two-week ban on dining in. – DALTON BARKER 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/restaurant-owners-demand-help-amid-covid-19-shutdown
— U.S. airline industry pleads for $58 billion in grants, loans “The crisis does not appear to have an end in sight,” according to a memo from a trade group representing the largest airline carriers.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/us-airline-industry-pleads-58-billion-grants-loans

WBBM 780
— Seniors In DuPage County Being Matched Up With Young Helpers During Coronavirus Pandemic – NANCY HARTY
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/seniors-in-dupage-county-being-matched-up-with-young-helpers

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— GOP lawmakers (Brian Stewart, Dave Syverson and John Cabello) criticize Gov. JB Pritzker’s coronavirus response – Isaac Guerrero
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200316/gop-lawmakers-criticize-gov-jb-pritzkers-coronavirus-response

WIFR
— Winnebago County issued emergency proclamation for the coronavirus outbreak
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Winnebago-County-issued-emergency-proclamation-for-the-coronavirus-outbreak-568836331.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Stocks Go Into Shock. Dow Plunges Nearly 3,000 Points – AVIE SCHNEIDER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/stocks-shudder-despite-emergency-measures#stream/0

JOLIET PATCH
— Joliet Coronavirus: Mayor Declares State Of Emergency Mayor Bob O’Dekirk outlined several measures Monday afternoon to keep Joliet residents safe from spread of the new coronavirus. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/joliet-mayor-takes-these-steps-declares-state-emergency

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Mayor May Get Emergency Powers The temporary authority would let Mayor Steve Morley deal with coronavirus-related issues. – David Giuliani,
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-mayor-may-get-emergency-powers

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois legislature could be called back ‘at any time’ during COVID-19 outbreak – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-legislature-could-be-called-back-at-any-time-during/article_12eb79fa-67a8-11ea-a94e-e7140c32fa4a.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOZ
— Pritzker Suspends Open Meetings Act
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/pritzker-suspends-open-meetings-act/ 
— Mail from Don Brewer, Candidate for Judge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/mail-from-don-brewer-candidate-for-judge/ 
— Ohio Postpones Its Primary 2 1/2 Months *UPDATED: Illinois State Board of Elections Confirms Tomorrow’s Election a Go*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/ohio-looking-to-postpone-tomorrows-primary-2-1-2-months/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Makes Final Appeal to Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/il-14-jerry-evans-makes-final-appeal-to-voters/
— Hansen Robo-calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/hansen-robo-calls/ 
— IL-14: Lauf Featured in Washington Times Story
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/il-14-lauf-featured-in-washington-times-story/ 
— JB Pritzker Finally Endorses Joe Biden, Will Jack Franks Follow Suit at the Last Minute?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/jb-pritzker-finally-endorses-joe-biden-will-jack-franks-follow-suit-at-the-last-minute/ 
— Democrats Outvoting Republicans in Early Voting Almost 2-1
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/democrats-outvoting-republicans-in-early-voting-almost-2-1/ 
— McHenry County Circuit Court Sets New Rules
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/mchenry-county-circuit-court-sets-new-rules/ 
— Gasser Shuts Down Algonquin Township Senior Bus Service
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/gass-shuts-down-algonquin-township-senior-bus-service/ 
— Illinois 66th District: Carolyn Schofield Mailer and Digital Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/illinois-66th-district-carolyn-schofield-mailer-and-digital-ad/ 
— Financing the Save McHenry Township Government Campaign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/financing-the-save-mchenry-township-government-campaign/ 
— Defenders of McHenry Township Government Make Their Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/defenders-of-mchenry-township-government-make-their-case/ 
— Flyer from Supporters of Consolidating McHenry Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/flyer-from-supporters-of-consolidating-mchenry-township/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gov Pritzker signed Executive Order closing bars and restaurants…and more – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/gov-pritzker-signed-executive-order-closing-bars-and-restaurants-and-more/
— Illinois Governor’s Executive Order attempts to invoke power not given re: Open Meetings. – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-governors-executive-order-attempts-to-invoke-power-not-given-re-open-meetings/
— Illinois Gaming Board shuts down Video Gambling – KIRK ALLEN (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice. Government should not promote vice.)
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-gaming-board-shuts-down-video-gambling/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 12 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE IN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/12-new-cases-of-coronavirus-disease-in-illinois.html
— THORNER/INGOLD: FACT CHECKING ON COVID-19 AND LEFTIST SCHADENFREUDE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorneringold-fact-checking-on-covid-19-and-leftist-schadenfreude.html
— WOMAN WITH COVID-19 SAYS HER SYMPTOMS WERE NO WORSE THAN A ‘SORE THROAT AND A HEADACHE’ – SO WE SHOULD ‘CALM DOWN’
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/woman-with-covid-19-says-her-symptoms-were-no-worse-than-a-sore-throat-and-a-headache-so-we-should-c.html
— ILLINOIS RETAIL MERCHANTS SAY “ZERO NEED FOR HOARDING”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/illinois-retail-merchants-say-zero-need-for-hoarding.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Illinois State Board of Elections: “Illinois primary election still on”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/illinois-state-board-of-elections-illinois-primary-election-still-on/
— Secretary White closing all offices, including driver services facilities
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/secretary-white-closing-all-offices-including-driver-services-facilities/
— Where do Pritzker’s emergency powers come from?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/where-do-pritzkers-emergency-powers-come-from/
— 12 new cases, now 105 cases in 15 counties
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/12-new-cases-now-105-cases-in-15-counties/
— Pritzker orders gatherings of 50 or more be canceled
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/pritzker-orders-gatherings-of-50-or-more-be-canceled/
— Republican legislators called “reckless and irresponsible” for statements on COVID-19 (DIERSEN: Pritzker runs Illinois. From what I see, ever-increasingly, Pritzker’s operatives and dupes will crush any and all individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that question anything that Pritzker does concerning coronavirus.) 
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/republican-legislators-called-reckless-and-irresponsible-for-statements-on-covid-19/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is finally starting to get it on coronavirus.”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-is-finally-starting-to-get-it-on-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Donald Trump: Coronavirus Could Last Until July or August – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/16/donald-trump-coronavirus-could-last-until-july-or-august/
— Briton: Coronavirus Outbreak Could Last a Year, Result in 4 in 5 Infected, 7.9m Hospitalized – VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/16/coronavirus-outbreak-could-last-year-4-5-infected-7-9m-hospitalised-report/
— FBN’s Varney: We’re ‘Headed Into a Recession’ – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/16/fbns-varney-were-headed-into-a-recession/
— Concerns About Joe Biden’s Cognitive Decline Resurface During Debate – KYLE OLSON
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/03/16/concerns-about-joe-bidens-cognitive-decline-resurface-during-debate/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Coronavirus, Moral Knowledge And Social Distancing – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32140

CNS NEWS
— Romney: Gov’t Must ‘Immediately’ Give ‘Each American’ $1,000 Coronavirus Check – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/romney-govt-must-immediately-give-each-american-1000-coronavirus-check

DAILY CALLER
— A Pandemic Primary: How Coronavirus Will Change The Election For Trump, Biden, Bernie And The Voters – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/16/a-pandemic-primary-how-coronavirus-will-change-the-election-for-trump-biden-bernie-and-the-voters/

GOPUSA
— Exaggerating Coronavirus Doomsday Scenario Ignores Other Tragedies – Everett Piper
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86148

PJ MEDIA
— 10 Ways the Left Has Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/10-ways-the-left-has-politicized-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

FEDERALIST
— Candidates Refuse To Call Wuhan Coronavirus By Its Name In Democratic Debate – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/16/candidates-refuse-to-call-wuhan-coronavirus-by-its-name-in-democratic-debate/

NEWSMAX
— Coronavirus Too Great an Opportunity for Left to Waste – Clarence McKee (DIERSEN: What do you say to RINO candidates in Illinois who talk and/or act like they might dump Trump and his supporters like me to win on March 17, 2020 and November 3, 2020?)
https://www.newsmax.com/clarencevmckee/scalise-virginia-pittsburg-synagogue/2020/03/16/id/958544/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As the nation panics over the coronavirus (COVID-19), Washington Democrats and their media allies are doing their best to weaponize the issue. From their point of view, the virus is too great a political opportunity to waste. The weaponizing of the virus for political gain has already begun — at the expense of the economy and the livelihoods of Americans. You would think that, in this time of national crisis, Democratic leaders would call for political unity in fighting the disease — not quite. Instead, they are spreading their own “virus of divisiveness.” Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., accused the Trump administration of “incompetence and recklessness” [that] has “threatened the lives of many people in our country.” Former Vice-President Biden added more fuel to the virus panic, saying, ” . . . Public fears are being compounded by a pervasive lack of trust in this president.” This is just more of the left’s divisive rhetoric. It’s so disgusting to hear Washington Democrats, left-wing media pundits, supporters of Joe Biden — and Biden himself — say that President Trump has created an atmosphere of hate and divisiveness in the country. On ABC’s “This Week” in February of this year, Biden said that Trump was “dividing us based on race” and that he “has not condemned white supremacy and neo-Nazis.”)

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Are Some US Towns Using Coronavirus As Cover To Attack Gun Rights? – P. Gardner Goldsmith
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/are-multiple-us-municipalities-using-coronavirus-cover-attack-gun-rights

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Coronavirus shows how socialism fails, bureaucrats make things worse – Clarice Feldman
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/coronavirus-shows-how-socialism-fails-bureaucrats-make-things-worse

THE HILL
— Coronavirus package hits roadblocks amid GOP opposition – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/487916-coronavirus-package-hits-roadblocks-amid-gop-opposition
— With coronavirus, the Secret Service faces an invisible assassin – HOWARD BLUM
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/487717-with-coronavirus-the-secret-service-faces-an-invisible-assassin
— States lead, unevenly, on coronavirus response – REID WILSON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/487811-states-lead-unevenly-on-coronavirus-response
— House lawmakers indefinitely postpone return to Washington – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/487865-house-lawmakers-indefinitely-postpone-return-to-washington

POLITICO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: America begins drinking at home – NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/16/america-drinking-home-coronavirus-bars-132149

CNN
— White House recommends people avoid gatherings of more than 10 people
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-16-20-intl-hnk/h_7af238a717f5fc8b08230d3ddaa5c2fd
— Canada will deny entry to anyone who isn’t a citizen or permanent resident
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-16-20-intl-hnk/h_35fd7d44fa26fa70c91311432ae5f3fd

NEW YORK TIMES
— Stocks Plummet as Grim Economic Outlook Grips Markets The S&P 500 fell about 12 percent.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Dow plunges 3,000 points as Fed intervention does little to subdue Wall Street’s distress Wall Street went deep red on coronavirus fears, shredding roughly 12 percent from the S&P 500 and Nasdaq – Taylor Telford and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/16/stocks-markets-today-coronavirus/
— Airline industry seeking more than $50 billion in government aid amid coronavirus crisis – Lori Aratani
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/airline-industry-seeking-more-than-50-billion-in-government-aid-amid-coronavirus-crisis/2020/03/16/62f21e06-67ab-11ea-9923-57073adce27c_story.html
— Trump says states should find their own respirators; countries turn to drastic measures as new coronavirus infections rise outside China – Siobhán O’Grady, Teo Armus, Rick Noack, Kim Bellware, Katie Mettler, Lateshia Beachum and Jennifer Hassan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/16/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Biden says he’ll pick a woman to be VP. It’s about time. – Paul Waldman (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites, men, older people, U.S. citizens, rich people, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who paint themselves as being champions of those who are non-White, female, younger, non-U.S. citizens, non-rich, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/16/biden-says-hell-pick-woman-be-vp-its-about-time/

NEW YORK POST
— U.S. Senate meeting over coronavirus bill despite warning against large gatherings -Ebony Bowden
https://nypost.com/2020/03/16/senate-meeting-over-coronavrius-bill-despite-warning-against-large-gatherings/

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
— Over-abundance of caution can cause economic harm The decision to close down schools and empty out businesses could prove costly to many Americans. – Debra J. Saunders
https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/saunders-over-abundance-of-caution-can-cause-economic-harm/

FORBES
— Coronavirus Fears Have Led To A Surge In U.S. Gun Sales – Carlie Porterfield
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2020/03/16/coronavirus-fears-have-led-to-a-surge-in-us-gun-sales/#18b31fdc4edd
— 8 Ways Coronavirus Will Drastically Alter Boomer Retirements – Janet Novack
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetnovack/2020/03/16/8-ways-coronavirus-will-drastically-alter-boomer-retirements/#266f25a23474

March 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: All Illinois restaurants, bars to close for inside dining for 2 weeks to limit COVID-19 spread, governor says – Will Jones, Michelle Gallardo and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/all-illinois-restaurants-bars-to-close-to-limit-covid-19-spread/6015454/
— Federal Reserve slashes interest rates to near zero amid COVID-19 pandemic – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/federal-reserve-slashes-interest-rates-to-near-zero/6016141/

NBC5
— Illinois Orders All Restaurants to Close to Dine-In Customers “This is not a joke,” Gov. Pritzker said Sunday. “No one is immune to this and you have an obligation to act in the best interest of everyone in this state”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-orders-all-restaurants-to-close-to-dine-in-customers/2237617/
— Trump Calls on Americans to Cease Hoarding Food, Supplies; Fauci Open to 14-Day ‘National Shutdown’ “I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for over-reacting,” Fauci said – Hope Yen and Aamer Madhani 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/fauci-americans-are-going-to-have-to-hunker-down-significantly-more-to-fight-coronavirus/2237615/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Chicago: While Acknowledging Worries, Preckwinkle Says ‘Our Civic Duty Is Voting’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/15/coronavirus-in-chicago-while-acknowledging-worries-preckwinkle-says-our-civic-duty-is-voting/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Primary election in Illinois will happen as planned on Tuesday
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/primary-election-in-illinois-will-happen-as-planned-on-tuesday
— Illinois Governor: Ordering all bars and restaurants to close as of Monday night through March 30
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-governor-ordering-all-bars-and-restaurants-to-close-as-of-monday-night-through-march-30

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump calls on Americans to cease hoarding food, supplies Trump assured Americans, after speaking with leading grocery chain executives, that grocers would remain open and that the supply chain remained healthy. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/15/21180968/trump-calls-on-americans-to-cease-hoarding-food-supplies

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage declares disaster after Willowbrook nursing home resident tests positive for coronavirus
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-coronavirus-nursing-home-st-0316-20200315-hzwo5eb4dbhhfmdlzpb7sbpoha-story.html
— Chicago breaks World War II-era record for vote-by-mail applications; election officials encourage early voting – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-elections-early-voting-20200315-tsslpfwu6vfsxipuq4cyz76yyu-story.html
— US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-united-states-20200315-x4lkxne65bakvfqwzmude7wvry-story.html
— For the people of Illinois, a call to arms against COVID-19 – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-covid-19-illinois-pritzker-restaurant-bar-20200315-xjq733ndinfshbs7ds4slzryji-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County declaring disaster in wake of first confirmed COVID-19 case – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200315/dupage-county-declaring-disaster-in-wake-of-first-confirmed-covid-19-case
— Pritzker orders all restaurants and bars closed by Monday night – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200315/pritzker-orders-all-restaurants-and-bars-closed-by-monday-night
— Election-year spread of misinformation challenges local news – AP (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.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200315/news/303159989/
— ‘The time for action is now Pritzker orders bars, restaurants closed – Charles Keeshan and Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200315/the-time-for-action-is-now-x2022-pritzker-orders-bars-restaurants-closed

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker orders shutdown of all bars and restaurants The governor says St. Patrick’s Day reveling forced his hand. Meanwhile, he’s also announcing a doubling of federal immigration staff at O’Hare. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-orders-shutdown-all-bars-and-restaurants
— Where you’ll vote Tuesday is still far from clear Amid extraordinary virus-related scrambling, officials say they’re getting close but aren’t yet announcing locations for 168 precinct polling spots in the city and up to 100 locales in suburban Cook County. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/where-youll-vote-tuesday-still-far-clear
— Pritzker on NBC: Eyeing lockdowns—and angry at Trump about O’Hare nightmare “We’re on our own out here. I wish we had leadership from Washington. We’re not getting it.” – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/pritzker-nbc-eyeing-lockdowns-and-angry-trump-about-ohare-nightmare
— Lightfoot limits bar capacity to curb coronavirus spread “The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Chicago Police Department are enforcing all business establishments that sell liquor to have less than half of their regular max capacity. Additionally, any establishments that sell liquor will have a max capacity of 100 persons.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/lightfoot-limits-bar-capacity-curb-coronavirus-spread

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Area teens ready to vote for the first time Tuesday – Steven Spearie (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at young people, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200315/area-teens-ready-to-vote-for-first-time-tuesday

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Meet the realists who dare to question Pritzker’s financial forecast – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-meet-the-realists-who-dare-to-question-pritzker/article_01bcd643-3d61-5546-a87a-6ea0d1b34da7.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Central Illinois restaurant owners ‘devastated’ by Pritzker’s order; Renner ‘very, very worried’ – Kevin Barlow
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/central-illinois-restaurant-owners-devastated-by-pritzker-s-order-renner/article_442e5cf2-0eb1-50d4-b46f-a9276457e5f8.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Endorsement: 6th Congressional District (Republican): Gordon ‘Jay’ Kinzler
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/13/our-view-6th-congressional-district-republican-gordon-jay-kinzler/axe85i9/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Sends Last Minute Hit Piece Against Ted Gradel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/15/il-14-sue-rezin-sends-last-minute-hit-piece-against-ted-gradel/

CAPITOL FAX
— Congressional candidate Betsy Dirksken Londrigan self-quarantining until March 22
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/15/congressional-candidate-betsy-dirksken-londrigan-self-quarantining-until-march-22/
— Madigan COVID-19 campaign guidance falls far short of other caucus advice
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/15/madigan-covid-19-campaign-guidance-falls-far-short-of-other-caucus-advice/
— Pritzker: Feds doubling staff at O’Hare; Closing all bars and restaurants beginning Monday; Asked for end to overnight food delivery ban; 29 new cases; Will not delay election “unclear when we might be able to hold another one”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/15/pritzker-feds-doubling-staff-at-ohare-closing-all-bars-and-restaurants-beginning-monday/
— Some more COVID-19 updates
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/15/some-more-covid-19-updates/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Is CNN ready to call Mexico ‘racist’ for thinking of shutting its borders to halt coronavirus? – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/is_cnn_ready_to_call_mexico_racist_for_thinking_of_shutting_its_borders_to_halt_coronavirus.html

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Taunted In Spanish Over Coronavirus: ‘The Wall Is To Protect Mexicans!’ – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-taunted-in-spanish-over-coronavirus-the-wall-is-to-protect-mexicans

PJ MEDIA
— AOC Squad Member Calls for Freeing Prisoners and ICE Detainees for Our Health, Of Course! – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/aoc-squad-member-calls-for-freeing-prisoners-and-ice-detainees-for-our-health-of-course/

THE HILL
— Illinois governor ‘looking hard’ at closing bars, restaurants: ‘We need to go on lockdown’ – REBECCA KLAR 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/487638-illinois-gov-looking-hard-at-closing-bars-restaurants-we-need-to-go-on
— Biden, Sanders seek to show contrast with Trump on coronavirus – JULIA MANCHESTER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats will use coronavirus to destroy Trump.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/487513-biden-sanders-seek-to-show-contrast-with-trump-on-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s go-to political strategy isn’t working for pandemic response.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/487634-trumps-go-to-political-strategy-isnt-working-for-pandemic-response
— Fed cuts interest rates to zero percent, announces $700B in bond purchases – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/487692-fed-cuts-interest-rates-to-0-percent-announces-700b-in-bond-purchases?rnd=1584306886?rnd=1584228749

HUFFINGTON POST
— U.S. Moves Closer Towards National Shutdown To Limit Coronavirus Spread Restaurants, bars and schools have been shuttered, and the top infectious diseases expert said he’d like to see a 14-day national shutdown imposed. – AP
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-national-shutdown_n_5e6eb670c5b6bd8156f9f468

CNN
— The CDC recommends organizers cancel or postpone events with 50 people or more for 8 weeks – Madeline Holcombe and Dakin Andone
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/health/us-coronavirus-sunday-updates/index.html
— Trump administration weighing more steps to encourage social distancing for Americans – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/politics/trump-administration-coronavirus-social-distancing/index.html
— There are now more than 3,000 cases of coronavirus in the US – Madeline Holcombe and Dakin Andone
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/health/us-coronavirus-sunday-updates/index.html?utm
— Top infectious disease expert doesn’t rule out supporting temporary national lockdown to combat coronavirus – Devan Cole and Alison Main
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/politics/anthony-fauci-national-lockdown-bars-restaurants-cnntv/index.html
— President Trump declares Sunday as ‘National Day of Prayer’ amid coronavirus concerns (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those paint themselves as being religious and who focus on destroying me. They talk and act like they paint themselves as being religious to give standing to destroy me. They stress that I am not a member of a church, that I do not attend church services, and that I do not give money to a church.)
https://www.kveo.com/news/president-trump-declares-sunday-as-national-day-of-prayer-amid-coronavirus-concerns/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Fed Slashes Rates to Near-Zero; New Restrictions on International Travel Bring Chaos
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/world/coronavirus-live.html
— HARDCOPY EDITORIAL TITLE: Opposing Paid Sick Leave Risks Lives (DIERSEN: Since I became a federal employee in 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that I benefitted from the federal government’s sick leave policy.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-paid-sick-leave.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “A Deadly Lack of Leadership.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/opinion/coronavirus-trump-leadership.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Spiking U.S. coronavirus cases could force rationing decisions similar to those made in Italy, China – Ariana Eunjung Cha
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/15/coronavirus-rationing-us/
— With unprecedented force and speed, a global recession is likely taking hold – David J. Lynch and Heather Long 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/14/recession-economy-coronavirus-jobs/
— Federal Reserve slashes interest rates to zero as part of wide-ranging emergency intervention The Fed took the most dramatic steps since the 2008 financial crisis to bolster the U.S. economy in the face of coronavirus. – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/15/federal-reserve-slashes-interest-rates-zero-part-wide-ranging-emergency-intervention/

NATIONAL INTEREST
— Democrats Will Use Coronavirus To Get What They Wanted All Along Pelosi has even admitted it. – Matt Weidinger (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.) 
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/democrats-will-use-coronavirus-get-what-they-wanted-all-along-132672
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rahm Emanuel, then chief of staff to President-elect Obama, famously said in late 2008 “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that

[is]

it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” Dubbed “Rahm’s rule,” the same principle may be informing some policy responses to the coronavirus. Indeed, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are packaging significant chunks of their longstanding legislative agenda under the guise of responding to the coronavirus: “In light of reports that the Trump administration is considering new tax cuts for major corporations impacted by the coronavirus, we are demanding that the administration prioritize the health and safety of American workers and their families over corporate interests.”)

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— White House Asks Agencies to Stop All Travel That Is Not Mission Critical Work trips to areas with community spread of the virus should only be undertaken if they are critical to protecting life and property, OMB says. – Amelia Gruber

https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/white-house-asks-agencies-stop-all-travel-not-mission-critical/163790/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQers blame coronavirus on Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/03/republicans-good-making-epidemics-much-worse/

GUARDIAN
— Coronavirus: governor (Pritzker) tells Trump to ‘get shit together’ amid airport chaos – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/coronavirus-governor-pritzker-trump-shit-together-airports-chicago-ohare

March 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Rocky start for Biden virtual town hall, marking new normal for campaigning amid COIVD-19 pandemic – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/6012267/
— Chicago St. Patrick’s Day revelers turn to restaurant, bars after parades, river dyeing postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-st-patricks-day-restaurants-bars-take-extra-precautions-amid-covid-19-concerns/6012483/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. JB Pritzker announced 18 new COVID-19 cases, including the first cases for both central and southern Illinois. The newest cases come from Cook, Lake, Cumberland, Woodford, St. Claire and DuPage counties. The DuPage County case is a woman in her 60s who resides at a private long-term care facility. The facility has been locked down to outside visitors, according to the governor.)
— While in self-quarantine, senator Cruz criticizes Trump administration’s coronavirus plan – LAUREN LANTRY
https://abc7chicago.com/while-in-self-quarantine-senator-criticizes-trump-administrations-coronavirus-plan/6012215/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s coronavirus response plagued with misstatements.”
https://abc7chicago.com/fact-check-friday-trumps-coronavirus-response-plagued-with-misstatements/6012554/

NBC5
— Woman at DuPage County Long-Term Care Facility Contracts Coronavirus The woman, who is in her 60s, was one of an additional 18 cases announced Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/woman-at-dupage-county-long-term-care-facility-contracts-coronavirus/2237307/
— White House Steps Up Safeguards as Trump Awaits Test Results Trump had held out on testing for days, despite his interactions with at least three people who have since tested positive – Jill Colvin and Aamer Madhani 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/trump-tested-for-coronavirus-wh-now-conducting-temp-checks/2237214/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— President Trump reveals he took COVID-19 test, results are negative
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-reveals-he-took-covid-19-test-results-are-negative

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus around the world: Spain plans to lock down 46 million citizens, France closes Eiffel Tower and Louvre, China continues to relax drastic restrictions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-global-pandemic-20200314-twlqqqbor5bdnjwx6jgvdbadga-story.html
— First coronavirus case in south suburbs (Hazel Crest) forces quarantine of police officers who helped patient – FRANK VAISVILAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-first-coronavirus-tl-0315-20200314-zmh3l5vtpncfzeytm3jxkafkaq-story.html
— Mayor of Champaign declares emergency over coronavirus, but city assures it’s not banning gun, alcohol sales or seizing property – Liam Ford
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-champaign-emergency-guns-alcohol-sales-20200314-x36zrgm5pfhf5a4z5q22bjiv6q-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s false claims about his response to the coronavirus.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-trump-coronavirus-fact-check-20200314-njmusi6xdffv5ewi5ly7ukik64-story.html
— Is it safe to dine out? Chicago restaurants and health experts weigh in – LOUISA CHU, NICK KINDELSPERGER and GRACE WONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-food-restaurant-safety-public-health-coronavirus-0313-20200313-vm73d7vhx5hp5aiwwbgafz4ayq-story.html
— St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls and revelry go on despite some criticisms of recklessness – Grace Wong
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-food-st-patricks-day-bar-crawls-wrigleyville-coronavirus-0313-20200314-h44y7656pvez5kw47dpt5sth4u-story.html
— We’ve lowered the paywall on this critical coronavirus coverage (DIERSEN: www.gopillinois.com has never had a paywall and it never will. GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails will always be free and free of advertising. Of course, my critics/opponents are furious that I have a track record and enough time, money, good health, relevant experience, and motivation that I can say the aforesaid.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-paywall-free-coronavirus-coverage-cb-liststory-20200315-yqtbjf7hovd57gkmoztzra7mse-list.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— St. Patrick’s Day partiers hit the town over officials’ pleas amid coronavirus outbreak Gov. J.B. Pritzker urged young people to take his calls for “social distancing” seriously, but many ventured out to take part in the festivities. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/14/21179885/st-patricks-day-chicago-coronavirus
— Mr. President finally gets the coronavirus test You got it kicking and screaming after days of delay, Mr. President, long after the messaging value — that the coronavirus pandemic is real and dangerous — was lost. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/13/21179187/coronavirus-test-covid-19-pandemic-donald-trump-rose-garden-jair-bolsonaro-mar-a-lago

DAILY HERALD
— With coronavirus, how safe will voting be this Election Day? – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200314/with-coronavirus-how-safe-will-voting-be-this-election-day
— Ives, Kinzler square off Tuesday in GOP primary to oppose Casten – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/ives-kinzler-square-off-tuesday-in-gop-primary-to-oppose-casten
— In Underwood’s Congressional district, the eyes Tuesday are on 7 Republicans – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200314/in-underwoods-congressional-district-the-eyes-tuesday-are-on-7-republicans

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Walgreens, Target, CVS and Walmart to offer drive-thru virus testing Consumers will be able to get tested in the parking lot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/walgreens-target-cvs-and-walmart-offer-drive-thru-virus-testing

HERALD & REVIEW
— Springfield Diocese: Citing coronavirus, Mass not required ‘until further notice’ – Chris Coates
https://herald-review.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/springfield-diocese-citing-coronavirus-mass-not-required-until-further-notice/article_84a6f1e7-f6be-5291-bb90-cc0090e9fec3.html

MDJ ONLINE
— Biden is poised to win the Illinois primary. Are Trump voters worried about November? – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/biden-is-poised-to-win-the-illinois-primary-are-trump/article_978caca7-8b6b-5ebe-9fe7-c16cdb745253.html

KINZLER FOR CONGRESS
— LISTEN TO DR. JAY KINZLER DISCUSS THE FACTS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS ON AM 560
https://kinzlerforcongress.org/dr-jay-kinzler-discusses-the-coronavirus-on-am-560/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County Circuit Court to Use Phone More
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/mchenry-county-circuit-court-to-use-phone-more/ 
— Randy Hultgren Picked to Head Illinois Bankers Association
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/randy-hultgren-picked-to-head-illlinois-bankers-association/ 
— Andrew Gasser Suggest Sources of Information for Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/andrew-gasser-suggest-sources-of-information-for-coronavirus/ 
— Illinois 66th District: Abortion, Part II: Carolyn Schofield’s Detailed Position
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/illinois-66th-district-abortion-part-ii-carolyn-schofields-detailed-position/ 
— IL-14: Dark Money to Support Catalina Lauf According to Late Friday FEC Filing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/14/il-14-dark-money-to-support-catalina-lauf-according-to-late-friday-fec-filing/ 
— Town Tickets Commuters for Walking Across RR Tracks While Bells Ringing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/14/town-tickets-commuters-for-walking-across-rr-tracks-while-bells-ringing/ 
— IL-14: Oberweis Urges Curbside Voting for Elderly
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/14/il-14-oberweis-urges-curbside-voting-for-elderly/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Champaign issues clarifying statement (propaganda) after citizen outrage on claimed emergency powers – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/champaign-issues-clarifying-statement-propaganda-after-citizen-outrage-on-claimed-emergency-powers/

CAPITOL FAX
— 20 new cases with two in Springfield – 18 new cases, now in 8 counties *** Pritzker: “If you are young and healthy, listen up. We need you to follow social distancing guidelines, too.”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/14/pritzker-if-you-are-young-and-healthy-listen-up-we-need-you-to-follow-social-distancing-guidelines-too/
— Pritzker administration issues COVID-19 leave/travel guidance to agencies, but no mass telecommuting yet
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/14/pritzker-administration-issues-covid-19-leavetravel-guidance-to-agencies-but-no-mass-telecommuting-yet/
— Peoria case reported *** As COVID-19 cases discovered Downstate, a county public health director says “Live your life like you normally would”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/14/as-covid-19-cases-discovered-downstate-a-county-public-health-director-says-live-your-life-like-you-normally-would/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Georgia postpones Democratic presidential primary over coronavirus concerns – David Mark
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/georgia-postpones-democratic-presidential-primary-over-coronavirus-concerns
— AOC tells people to stay home after calling them racist for not going to Asian restaurants – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/aoc-tells-people-to-stay-home-after-calling-them-racist-for-not-going-to-asian-restaurants
— AOC says she went on Fox to help ‘at-risk’ older viewers from getting ‘coronavirus disinformation’ – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/aoc-says-she-went-on-fox-to-help-at-risk-older-viewers-from-getting-coronavirus-disinformation
— Stephen King falsely claims Trump coronavirus response team ‘all male, all old, and all white’ – Andrew Mark Miller 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/stephen-king-falsely-claims-trump-coronavirus-response-team-all-male-all-old-and-all-white

FOX NEWS
— Slate blames Trump’s ‘masculine bravado’ for lack of ‘common-sense’ responses to coronavirus – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/slate-trump-masculine-bravado-handshake-coronavirus

DAILY CALLER
— US Surgeon General Tells Media To Stop Sniping At Trump Over Coronavirus: ‘No More Bickering … Or Finger Pointing’ – DAVID KRAYDEN 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/14/surgeon-general-jerome-adams-media-no-bickering-finger-pointing-trump-coronavirus/
— Guatemala Bans Americans Amid Coronavirus Pandemic – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/14/guatemala-americans-ban-coronavirus/

NEWS BUSTERS
— NY Times, Which Used ‘Wuhan Virus,’ Accuses Conservatives of Racism for Doing Same – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/03/14/ny-times-which-used-wuhan-virus-accuses-conservatives-racism-doing

THE HILL
— White House says it will conduct temperature checks on those close to Trump, Pence – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/487580-white-house-conducting-temperature-checks-on-those-close-to-trump
— Fear factor: Press and politicians should help pause the panic – DOUGLAS MACKINNON
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/487538-fear-factor-press-and-politicians-should-help-pause-the-panic
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn members of the following groups as being bullies who should be gotten rid of once and for all: 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://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/487602-to-fight-the-rising-tide-of-hate-in-our-country-we-must-stop

CNN
— Trump says he was tested for coronavirus and results will take ‘a day, or two days’ – Jason Hoffman and Veronica Stracqualursi
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/14/politics/trump-press-conference-coronavirus/index.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Americans brace for new life of no school and growing dread – GILLIAN FLACCUS and JOCELYN GECKER
http://www.wboc.com/story/41896249/americans-brace-for-new-life-of-no-school-and-growing-dread

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump-haters say “Trump’s False Claims About His Response to the Coronavirus.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/us/politics/fact-check-trump-coronavirus.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters are overjoyed: “Pandemic derails resilient US economy.”
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/487532-pandemic-derails-resilient-us-economy

POLITICO
— Georgia delays primary election The primary, which was originally scheduled for March 24, will now be held on May 19. – ZACH MONTELLARO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/14/georgia-delays-primary-election-129595

REUTERS
— Drumbeat of bad coronavirus news starts to hit U.S. auto dealers – Ben Klayman
https://wtvbam.com/news/articles/2020/mar/13/drumbeat-of-bad-coronavirus-news-starts-to-hit-us-auto-dealers/994626/

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. will suspend all travel from U.K. and Ireland; France closing all non-essential businesses – Katie Mettler, Miriam Berger, Kim Bellware, Lateshia Beachum and Colby Itkowitz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/14/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump is breaking every rule in the CDC’s 450-page playbook for health crisis.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/14/cdc-manual-crisis-coronavirus-trump/
— These federal workers were exposed to the coronavirus while serving the public. Now they’re quarantined. – Kimberly Kindy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/these-federal-workers-deal-with-the-public-theyve-been-exposed-to-the-coronavirus/2020/03/14/096a4400-647f-11ea-845d-e35b0234b136_story.html
— Spain announces nationwide lockdown; U.S. will suspend all travel from U.K. and Ireland – Katie Mettler, Miriam Berger, Kim Bellware, Colby Itkowitz and Hannah Knowles 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/14/coronavirus-latest-news/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats Sharpen Criticism of Trump’s Health-Care Policy in Coronavirus Pandemic (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Trump/Pence-haters will blame Trump and Pence for everything bad about the Coronavirus Pandemic.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-sharpen-criticism-of-trumps-health-care-policy-in-coronavirus-pandemic-11584195089

NEWSWEEK
— DON’T PANIC OVER CORONAVIRUS. THAT’S JUST WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S ENEMIES WANT YOU TO DO – CHARLIE KIRK
https://www.newsweek.com/charlie-kirk-dont-panic-over-coronavirus-thats-just-what-presidents-enemies-want-you-do-1492241

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A conservative-hater asks “Why Are Conservatives Obsessed With Revenge on China for the Coronavirus?”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/conservatives-obsessed-with-revenge-on-china-for-coronavirus.html

LGBTQ NATION & LOS ANGELES BLADE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQers use coronavirus to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/03/republican-reneging-social-contract-times-crisis-breeds-disaster/
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2020/03/14/trump-and-the-right-wing-media-made-the-epidemic-inevitable-opinion/

March 12 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump is taking unprecedented action to protect Americans
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: Illinois officials ban events with 1K+ people as 7 new COVID-19 cases bring total to 32 – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall, Michelle Gallardo and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/7-new-covid-19-cases-including-child-bring-illinois-total-to-32/6006043/
— Coronavirus Chicago Update: School closings, events canceled amid COVID-19 outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/health/coronavirus-school-closings-event-cancellations-amid-covid-19-outbreak-/5999972/

NBC5
— 7 New Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Illinois, Boosting State to 32 Health officials said they are still investigating the travel histories of the newest cases and any potential contacts
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/7-new-cases-of-coronavirus-confirmed-in-illinois-boosting-state-to-32/2235918/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Trump to self-quarantine.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/despite-possible-exposures-trump-doesnt-self-quarantine/2235972/

CBS2
— With 7 More Coronavirus Cases, Illinois Mandates Cancellation Of Events With 1,000 Or More People Until May 1; Schools To Remain Open
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/12/with-7-more-coronavirus-cases-illinois-mandates-cancellation-of-events-with-1000-or-more-people-until-may-1-schools-to-remain-open/

— Big Ten Cancels Men’s Basketball Tournament Over Coronavirus Concerns.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/12/big-ten-cancels-mens-basketball-tournament-over-coronavirus-concerns/

WGN TV
— Poll shows Joe Biden leading in Illinois, Kim Foxx ahead in Cook County – Tahman Bradley, Jordan Muck
https://wgntv.com/news/politics/poll-shows-joe-biden-leading-in-illinois-kim-foxx-ahead-in-cook-county/


CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker orders shutdown of public events of more than 1,000 people, urges private and public gatherings of more than 250 to be called off as Illinois’ coronavirus count grows to 32 – DAN PETRELLA and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-state-briefing-thursday-20200312-pq3wcmlc6zetxmptk7l4iwsqey-story.html
— Cook County Clerk relocates 8 south suburban polling places over coronavirus concerns – ZAK KOESKE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-south-suburban-polling-place-moves-st-0312-20200312-zg7k2i2tkrhjxb6fks6mqaxnaq-story.html
— Joe Biden’s Michigan numbers point to areas to watch in Illinois’ March 17 Democratic presidential primary – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michigan-what-numbers-show-2020-democratic-primary-illinois-20200311-eduqbggonrfctho7fqgjh5xxia-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-marijuana-dispensaries-chicago-20200312-cwgsawfklvbzvnpkchbxz5t5ae-story.html
— Challengers face uphill battles to overcome election advantages by incumbents – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-primary-election-roundup-st-0313-20200312-jppn2z5qwnbttey7gexlptmlke-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with foreign countries against America.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-trump-europe-ivo-daalder-20200312-6dgqwtgbwnc4nnhkswi2qa7tpi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus forces ‘entirely unprecedented’ Election Day scramble “The number of election judges who have resigned is increasing,” Jim Allen said. “Sometimes they’ll just call and say casually ‘I’ve got something else I need to do’ but we suspect it’s all about the same thing. The concerns are real and valid.” – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/12/21177525/coronavirus-forces-move-chicago-cook-county-polling-places-unprecedented-election
— With 32 cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including a child, Pritzker cancels all events of more than 1,000 people The governor did not mandate the closure of schools, however. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/12/21177507/coronavirus-illinois-confirmed-covid-19-testing-pritzker
— Ridership down on Metra, Amtrak, expected to decrease further as rail agencies consider service reductions Metra and Amtrak were running normally Thursday, but both rail agencies expect a dip in ridership as people adjust their lives to the realities of the coronavirus and social distancing. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/12/21176920/ridership-down-metra-amtrak-expected-decrease-service-reductions-coronavirus
— Biden heads toward the Illinois primary with momentum on his side The coronavirus crisis forced Biden to cancel a Friday Chicago visit. It won’t “have a negative impact,” Sheila Nix, the Biden Illinois campaign chair, told the Sun-Times. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/11/21175745/joe-biden-bernie-sanders-illinois-democratic-primary-momentum
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Alderman has the answer to financial crisis posed by coronavirus: legalize video gaming Two years ago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s floor leader, Ald. Gilbert Villegas, tried and failed to legalize “sweepstakes” machines; those lobbying efforts are part of the federal case against now-indicted former state Rep. Luis Arroyo. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/3/12/21177447/coronavirus-legalize-video-gaming-sweepstakes-city-council-villegas
— Capitol in Washington closed to the public, but Chicago’s City Hall still open — for now Ald. Susan Sadlowski-Garza (10th), Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s hand-picked chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Workforce Development, is advocating a two-week closing of the nerve center of city government. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/12/21176815/coronavirus-city-hall-closed-to-public-capitol-washington-springfield-general-assembly

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: Postpone all large gatherings, schools to stay open; at least 2 new suburban cases
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/pritzker-postpone-all-large-gatherings-schools-to-stay-open-at-least-2-new-suburban-cases
— Virus testing lag is a ‘failing,’ US health official says – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200312/news/303129927/
— Aurora cancels meetings, large community events
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/aurora-cancels-meetings-large-community-events
— Schaumburg Township cancels group activities through March 31
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/schaumburg-township-cancels-group-activities-through-march-31
— Wheaton Warrenville District 200 cancels athletic events, concerts
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/wheaton-warrenville-district-200-cancels-athletic-events-concerts

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker orders shutdown of public events with more than 1,000 people At a joint press conference, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said public venues that hold more than 250 people will be closed indefinitely, the latest step to curb the pandemic. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-orders-shutdown-public-events-more-1000-people

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/12/us-stocks-plunge-coronavirus-uncertainty-ravages-market

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— How much will Illinois be down after count? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-how-much-will-illinois-be-down-after-count/article_b77864df-7cad-545f-ae72-5886ad11404d.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: Oakton Community College finds success with first-in-the-nation cannabis certificate program – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/oakton-community-college-finds-success-with-first-in-the-nation/article_296c4cea-64ba-11ea-9ba8-c3228bf687c4.html
— Congress members slam Trump administration as coronavirus fears spread on Capitol Hill – BEN ORNER
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/congress-members-slam-trump-administration-as-coronavirus-fears-spread-on/article_a66daace-64bd-11ea-94d2-e3187dffcf04.html

WGLT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/state-approves-permit-cannabis-sales-normal-0#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois General Assembly Cancels Session Days — Groups Banned From Statehouse – BRIAN MACKEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-general-assembly-cancels-session-days-groups-banned-statehouse#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Schofield Mails about Her Endorsements
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/schofield-mails-about-her-endorsements/ 
— Mary McClellan Strikes Out Again in Court
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/mary-mcclellan-strikes-out-again-in-court/ 
— McHenry’s ShamRocks Postponed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/mchenrys-shamrocks-postponed/ 
— CL Chamber Postpones Business Expo
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/cl-chamber-postpones-business-expo/ 
— State Unemployment Under National Average for First Time in Ten Years
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/state-unemployment-undr-national-average-for-first-time-in-ten-years/ 
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Endorsed by Shaw Media Newspapers and Dan McConchie
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/il-14-sue-rezin-endorsed-by-shaw-media-newspapers-and-dan-mcconchie/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Sixth District Voters: Vote for Jeanne Ives in the Primary! – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/03/sixth-district-voters-do-you-know-whats-at-stake/

CAPITOL FAX
— Cancellation roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/12/cancellation-roundup/
— Poll: Biden, Foxx with double-digit leads, 72 percent disapprove of Blagojevich commutation
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/12/poll-biden-foxx-with-double-digit-leads-72-percent-disapprove-of-blagojevich-commutation/
— GOP primary candidate Carolyn Schofield refuses to be pinned down on abortion
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/12/gop-primary-candidate-refuses-to-be-pinned-down-on-abortion/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Remember the Swine Flu Panic of 2009? No, You Don’t
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/12/remember-the-swine-flu-panic-of-2009-no-you-dont/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump turns his back on former ally Jeff Sessions in Alabama Senate race – James Varney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all those who have turned their back on me. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/11/trump-turns-his-back-former-ally-jeff-sessions-ala/
— Another bloodbath on Wall Street as coronavirus spreads alarm through economy – Dave Boyer 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/12/another-bloodbath-wall-street-coronavirus-spreads-/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— FLASHBACK: Liberal Pundits Slammed Joe Biden as a Feckless Racist Now they’re stuck with him – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/politics/joe-biden-elderly-racist/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Propaganda puppet: Jim Acosta is singing from the Chinese communists’ hymnal – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/propaganda-puppet-jim-acosta-is-singing-from-the-chinese-communists-hymnal

GOPUSA
— Democrat Campaign Dirty Tricks Have Only Begun
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86022
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Durbin, Who Wants to destroy Trump, Calls on Trump to Declare National State of Emergency Over Coronavirus.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/12/durbin-calls-on-trump-to-declare-national-state-of-emergency-over-coronavirus-all-hands-on-deck/

BREITBART
— Trump Travel Ban: Merkel Admitted 70% of Germans Could Become Infected – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/12/trump-travel-ban-merkel-admitted-70-of-germans-could-become-infected/
— Media Want to Put ‘Racist’ Trump in No-Win Situation over Coronavirus – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/12/media-want-put-racist-trump-no-win-situation-coronavirus/

BLAZE
— After college cancels classes over coronavirus, 1,000 students gather in street, jump on cars, throw objects at cops — in apparent celebration ‘Dangerous situation’ – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/after-college-cancels-classes-over-coronavirus-1-000-students-gather-in-street-jump-on-cars-throw-objects-at-cops-in-apparent-celebration

FOX NEWS
— Trump coronavirus response will protect America’s economy, workers and businesses – Andy Puzder 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-coronavirus-plans

FEDERALIST
— Biden Calls Trump Racist For Stating The Fact That Wuhan Virus Began In China – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/12/biden-calls-trump-racist-for-stating-the-fact-that-wuhan-virus-began-in-china/
— CNN: It’s Racist To Say The Wuhan Virus Started In China – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/12/cnn-its-racist-to-say-the-wuhan-virus-started-in-china/

PJ MEDIA
— Trump Will Overcome the Virus – MARK ELLIS
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/trump-will-overcome-the-virus/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Capitol Closes to Public Due to Coronavirus Outbreak – MAIREAD MCARDLE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/capitol-closes-to-public-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

THE HILL
— Consequences, not green cards, for young illegal immigrants – LORA RIES
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/487215-consequences-not-green-cards-for-young-illegal-immigrants
— Stocks suffer worst losses since 1987 crash amid coronavirus panic – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/487312-stocks-suffer-worst-losses-since-1987-crash-amid-coronavirus-panic
— McConnell cancels Senate break over coronavirus – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/487261-senate-gop-weighs-canceling-recess-over-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters hate Trump rallies.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/487284-why-canceling-events-makes-sense-in-the-age-of-covid-19

POLITICO
— Democrat debate moved to D.C. over coronavirus concerns Sunday’s debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders was slated to take place in Phoenix. – ZACH MONTELLARO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/12/dem-debate-moved-to-dc-over-coronavirus-concerns-127222

CNN
— The NCAA is canceling March Madness – Steve Almasy
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/us/march-madness-withdrawals-spt/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Live Updates: Brazilian Official Who Met With Trump Tests Positive
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/world/coronavirus-news.html
— Stocks Plunge by the Most Since 1987
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/business/stock-market-today.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Europe and China against America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-europe-allies.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Brazilian official who met Trump on Saturday at Mar-a-Lago tests positive for coronavirus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/12/coronavirus-live-updates/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Oval Office speech undermined the president’s own credibility.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-oval-office-speech-undermined-the-presidents-own-credibility/2020/03/12/ad4eeb7e-6471-11ea-acca-80c22bbee96f_story.html
— Markets dive, despite dramatic Fed intervention in short-term lending markets to try to calm coronavirus worries Thursday’s market plunge marked the second time in one week that a temporary, 15-minute halt to trading was triggered to stop a panic – David J. Lynch, Thomas Heath, Taylor Telford and Heather Long 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/12/markets-stocks-today-coronavirus/
— Dow plunges 10 percent despite Fed lifeline as coronavirus panic grips investors The blue chip index tanks 2,352 points after President Trump initiates a 30-day travel ban on Europe – Thomas Heath, Taylor Telford and Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/12/markets-live-updates-coronavirus-economy/
— Ohio closes schools for at least three weeks to combat coronavirus – Anna Fifield, Marisa Iati, Alex Horton, Miriam Berger, Katie Mettler, Hannah Knowles and Michael Brice-Saddler 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/12/coronavirus-live-updates/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: Stocks dive on coronavirus fears. It’s their worst day since 1987
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-12/stock-futures-plunge-with-coronavirus-fear-gripping-financial-markets

USA TODAY
— Trump says financial markets are going to be ‘just fine’ despite plunge over coronavirus concerns – David Jackson, Bart Jansen, Courtney Subramanian
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/12/trump-coronavirus-markets-fine-despite-plunge/5030997002/

MARKET WATCH
— The Dow just tumbled into a bear market — here’s how long those downturns last on average – Mark DeCambre
https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/e13c5b2a-7fc7-3ed8-a5fb-95a1c195606a/the-dow-just-tumbled-into-a.html

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Scared of Being Humiliated By Pelosi Again.”
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/03/12/trump-is-scared-of-being-humiliated-by-pelosi-again/

January 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial: Republicans lack votes to block John Bolton, other witnesses – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-trial-gets-more-pointed-with-bolton-book-at-the-center/5887841/
— Gov. JB Pritzker delivers State of the State address in Springfield Wednesday – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pritzker-delivers-state-of-the-state-address-wednesday/5887994/
— Man facing marijuana charge starts smoking in front of Tennessee judge
https://abc7chicago.com/5888062/

NBC5
— Pritzker Takes Aim at Corruption in State of the State Address “We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption — in both parties — whose presence infects the bloodstream of government,” Pritzker said – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-to-deliver-state-of-the-state-address/2209563/

CBS2
— Illinois Discloses New Problems With Voter Registration – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/state-discloses-new-problems-with-voter-registration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/city-announces-cannabis-resource-fair-on-saturday-to-help-chicagoans-navigate-legal-weed-industry/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Springfield mayor, Sangamon County coroner killed in plane crash A small plane carrying Frank Edwards, his wife, Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, and another man crashed in a central Illinois field Tuesday. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21113764/frank-edwards-cinda-dead-plane-crash-springfield-mayor
— Pritzker urges ethics reform in State of the State address: ‘ We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ The governor said it’s time for Illinois to enact a revolving-door policy: “Elected officials shouldn’t be allowed to retire and immediately start lobbying their former colleagues. … It’s wrong, and it’s got to stop.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/29/21113730/pritzker-state-of-the-state-address-corruption-lobbying
— Peggy Hubbard, U.S. Senate Republican candidate profile Her top legislative priorities include taxes and the elimination of wasteful spending. – Editorial Board
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21086039/peggy-hubbard-us-senate-republican-candidate-2020-primary-election

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois needs to ‘root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ in State of State speech – JAMIE MUNKS, DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-state-of-the-state-20200129-vs7zy7ctbfcxpfzxjz3run3oli-story.html
— Faux Dem convention at Stevenson High School aims at Trump, draws GOP fire – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-stevenson-democratic-meeting-st-0130-20200129-dm3tyun4crczdlctejxgryzwji-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-0130-20200129-uiapxrhs3nee5od4tqkkwjkt4u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote protest-style hair.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-black-student-locs-barred-from-graduation-0129-20200129-5peptdf3sjhdrdldqhb3r2sggm-story.html
— Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett and the questions special prosecutor Dan Webb should answer – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-chicago-crime-dan-webb-20200129-jwzn72vqqfhbvnyarmlfdqyjqi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Fearing Bolton’s impeachment testimony, GOP senators battle possible outbreak of ‘information virus'”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-bolton-testify-questions-hearing-gop-huppke-20200129-qcer27g7cvcefcw3qw7ufpgnju-story.html
— Establishment Democrats face a dilemma: How to do in Bernie Sanders without alienating his young voters – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-democrats-kass-20200129-hnwvtjgbs5aqplmd55vj7v357a-story.html
— State moves on airport, casinos and cannabis are making major impacts in south suburbs — and so is corruption; ‘Every legislator should be put on notice’ – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-pritzker-state-address-st-0130-20200129-acq3xcc2njf63haoi5gy7q2e24-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Enough is enough’: Amid anonymous mailers, robocalls, Elk Grove mayor starts ‘naming names’ – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/enough-is-enough-amid-anonymous-mailers-robocalls-elk-grove-mayor-starts-naming-names
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson on Tuesday lashed out at a local developer and other political opponents, accusing them of being behind a series of anonymous robocalls and campaign-style mailers ahead of a March 17 term limits referendum that could remove him from office. It’s not the first time the mayor has spoken from the village board dais about Mario Gullo of George Gullo Development Corp., but his public statements during a board meeting Tuesday night were his most direct and extensive about Gullo and others to date.)
— Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park mayors encouraged by Washington, D.C. visit – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/hoffman-estates-hanover-park-mayors-encourgaged-by-washington-dc-visit
— Candidates sought to replace Didech on Lake County Board (DIERSEN: If the voters in Lake County District 20 voted to fill the Board vacancy instead of the current Board members, who would apply?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/candidates-sought-to-replace-didech-on-lake-county-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, registered to vote, a county resident for a year and live within District 20, which includes Buffalo Grove, portions of Long Grove and nearby unincorporated areas. Those interested can submit a resume, letter of interest and supporting material by Feb. 19 to [email protected], or to Lake County Board Chairwoman Sandy Hart, county board office, 10th Floor, 18 North County St., Waukegan, IL 60085.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP race to unseat House newcomer Underwood heats up As a major national group backs state Sen. Sue Rezin in the Republican primary, another contender, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, opens his own wallet to the tune of $1 million. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/gop-race-unseat-house-newcomer-underwood-heats
— Pritzker’s State of the State address: Full text Property tax relief, pensions and more: Read the Illinois governor’s plan here.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pritzkers-state-state-address-full-text

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/29/cannabis-resource-fair-set-for-saturday/

WGN RADIO
— Chicago Tribune Columnist Kristen McQueary: How our politicians mask bribery
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/29/chicago-tribune-columnist-kristen-mcqueary-how-our-politicians-mask-bribery/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Legal representation sought for dogs, cats in abuse cases – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Legal-representation-sought-for-dogs-cats-in-15014695.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Constituents ‘die in’ at Foster’s Joliet office over health care, climate change Demonstrators want Foster to support Medicare for All, Green New Deal legislation – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/28/constituents-die-in-at-fosters-joliet-office-over-health-care-climate-change/arytj2l/

HOI ABC
— Sangamon County Coroner and former Springfield alderman killed in plane crash – Molly Jirasek
https://hoiabc.com/2020/01/28/sangamon-county-coroner-and-former-springfield-mayor-killed-in-plane-crash/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/delavan-cannabis-sparking-revolution#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Election Meltdown Is A Real Possibility’ In 2020 Presidential Race, Author Warns – TERRY GROSS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/election-meltdown-real-possibility-2020-presidential-race-author-warns#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s New Finance Director Rose Wallace Introduces Herself
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-lauren-underwoods-new-finance-director-rose-wallace-introduces-herself/ 
— Why Do the Democrats Want to Run Their Judicial Candidate Against Mary McClellan?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/why-do-the-democrats-want-to-run-their-judicial-candidate-against-mary-mcclellan/ 
— IL-14: Second Congressional Candidates Forum Tomorrow Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-06-il-14-mchenry-county-candidates-forums-schedule-from-league-of-women-voters/ 
— David McSweeney’s Vindication on Red Light Camera Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/david-mcsweeneys-vindication-on-red-lighmt-camera-legislation/ 
— Red Light Camera Opponent Former State Senator Dan Duffy Weighs In
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/red-light-camera-opponent-former-state-senator-dan-duffy-weighs-in/ 
— Psst. Don’t Tell People Sandoval Is a Democrat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/psst-dont-tell-people-sandoval-is-a-democrat/ 
— Governor’s State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/governors-state-of-the-state-speech/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Responds to Attacks from Ted Gradel and Sue Rezin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-jim-oberweis-responds-to-attacks-from-ted-gradel-and-sue-rezin/ 
— McConchie Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/mcconchie-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— DeWitte Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/dewitte-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Skillicorn Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/skillicorn-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Weber Asks More Time Until Foster Kids Put into Managed Care
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/weber-asks-more-time-until-foster-kids-put-into-managed-care/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fundraiser Monday in Cary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-catalina-lauf-fundraiser-monday-in-cary/ 
— Ugaste Reacts to State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/ugaste-reacts-to-state-of-the-state-speech/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL GROUPS RESPOND TO PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/political-groups-respond-to-pritzkers-2020-state-of-state-address-.html
— BUSINESS GROUPS REACT TO GOV PRITKZER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/business-groups-react-to-gov-pritkzers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS RESPOND TO GOV PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-respond-to-gov-pritzkers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html


CAPITOL FAX
— Frank and Cinda Edwards perish in plane crash
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/frank-and-cinda-edwards-perish-in-plane-crash/
— Kinzinger praises Illinois nukes, demands action, but won’t say if he supports another bailout
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/kinzinger-praises-illinois-nukes-demands-action-but-wont-say-if-he-supports-another-bailout/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Joe Biden says he needs a VP who can be president ‘because I’m an old guy’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/joe-biden-says-he-needs-a-vp-who-can-be-president-/
— Rudy Giuliani: John Bolton is a ‘backstabber’ – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/rudy-giuliani-john-bolton-backstabber/
— Trump says Bolton would have embroiled U.S. in ‘World War Six’ if he hadn’t been fired – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would still be hosting a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of every month except August and December, a picnic in August, and a Christmas party in December.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/trump-says-bolton-would-have-embroiled-us-world-wa/

GOPUSA
— Denver invites violent crime by snubbing ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83632

BREITBART
— Michigan State Launches ‘Undocumented’ Website with Goal to ‘Reduce Apprehension’ of Illegals – ALANA MASTRANGELO2
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/29/michigan-state-launches-undocumented-website-with-goal-to-reduce-apprehension-of-illegals/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Cost of Sacrificing Public, Private Health Insurance for ‘Medicare for All’ – Robert Moffit and Douglas Holtz-Eakin 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/29/the-cost-of-sacrificing-public-private-health-insurance-for-medicare-for-all/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Former ICE Director: AOC Is Making ICE’s Job ‘More Dangerous’ – Eric Scheiner
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/former-ice-director-aoc-making-ices-job-more-dangerous

NEWS BUSTERS
— Conspiracy Theories Abound on PBS: Violent Trump Voters? U.S. Turning Into Nazi Germany? – Scott Whitlock
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/01/29/conspiracy-theories-abound-pbs-violent-trump-voters-us-turning

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy? What the Left just can’t deliver. – Dennis Prager
https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/why-are-so-many-young-people-unhappy-dennis-prager

CNN
— Labor law makes it too hard to start unions. Workers deserve a bigger voice – Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/perspectives/labor-union-laws/index.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/trumps-immigration-rule-is-cruel-and-racistbut-its-nothing-new

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Enforcing E-Verify incompatible with U.S. reliance on unauthorized workers: Dallas Fed working paper – Erin Douglas
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/bizfeed/article/Enforcing-E-Verify-incompatible-with-U-S-15013737.php

January 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Sen. Don Harmon elected president of Illinois State Senate, beating out Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Craig Wall (ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider Statement on Selection of New Senate President: “I congratulate Senator Harmon on becoming the next Illinois Senate President. I hope he brings in a new era of reform that changes course away from the decades of inaction and corruption that have plagued the capitol. The new Senate President can get a great start on that front by strongly supporting substantive ethics reform and a fair maps constitutional amendment.”)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sen-don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/5863391/

NBC5
— Don Harmon Elected President of Illinois State Senate Harmon was elected Sunday after a tight race against Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/2203790/

CBS2
— Don Harmon Elected New Illinois State Senate President
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/19/don-harmon-elected-new-illinois-state-senate-president/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— San Antonio spends more than $300K to keep Chick-fil-A out of airport: report
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/san-antonio-spends-more-than-300k-to-keep-chick-fil-a-out-of-airport-report
— Virginia: Thousands expected at pro-gun rally Monday where guns are banned
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thousands-expected-at-pro-gun-rally-monday-where-guns-are-banned

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-martin-luther-king-holiday-20200119-al5bfoatyffg3cbpgqjf3om7my-story.html


— Democrats elect Don Harmon of Oak Park to succeed John Cullerton as Illinois Senate President – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-senate-president-elected-20200119-krrdz4nkwberbja7g3s6mrzw6y-story.html
— Limits on Trump impeachment trial coverage has even C-SPAN upset – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-senate-impeachment-trial-tv-coverage-20200119-lzs2j3yjmzatbkjy5uq6ujmbue-story.html
— Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s hard exit from the royal family may be more severe than they expected – MARK LANDLER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-prince-harry-meghan-markle-royal-family-20200119-dkwodbyk3rb7xpnn6pq6yswzjq-story.html
— Who is Don Harmon? Meet the new Illinois Senate president – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cb-don-harmon-illinois-senate-president-20200120-wptxnwtqnjcp7p2nljspleg2fm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/19/21072700/legal-pot-marijuana-illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21069156/illinois-pot-shortage-supply-medical-legal-cresco-labs
— Don Harmon selected as Illinois Senate president In the end, the Senate Democratic caucus came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, who had previously served as Assistant Majority Leader — with a deal to ensure that state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, would maintain her post as Majority Leader. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— Fact-check: Challenger Newman railroads the truth with jab at Lipinski over train crossings Congressman Dan Lipinski played no part in the law’s undoing, which Marie Newman’s campaign acknowledged in response to our inquiry. – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21071038/fact-check-newman-lipinski-railroad-politifact-democratic-primary-congress

DAILY HERALD
— Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/business/301199945/
— 4-year college costs push minorities into community colleges
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/news/301199996/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Harmon elected Senate president – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200119/harmon-elected-senate-president

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Sending wrong message – David E. Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/letter-sending-wrong-message/article_bd798c58-3a09-11ea-8d25-2bf15a8cc404.html
(FROM THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What was Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton thinking when she purchased recreational marijuana in Chicago on the first day of its legal sales in Illinois? Does she not understand that as a public official she is setting a reckless and foolish example, especially for children and teens? Illinois policy makers are sending a dangerous message to our young people. First, we called it “medicinal.” Now, we call it “recreational.” Gone are the days of “this is your brain on drugs.” Instead, elected officials like Stratton are celebrating drug use by welcoming the marijuana industry to communities throughout the state. Their feckless example will mislead citizens into a diminished understanding of the dangers of drug use until it affects them personally. As the perception of risk plummets, drug use (and addictions) will climb. Not only have lawmakers failed to do their due diligence before passing this marijuana law, but they have also failed to heed the compelling research that indicates how regular use of marijuana affects young people, including an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses and loss of IQ points. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and religious leaders would do well to counter Stratton’s irresponsible example by returning to the sensible message, “just say no to drugs.”)

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— What good are new taxes if there’s no one here to pay them? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-what-good-are-new-taxes-if-there-s/article_5953c75d-8e65-5dc8-9305-24d6ce11c9b6.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/us-marks-king-holiday-amid-fears-of-deep-racial-divisions/article_18358e60-8c0d-5040-9872-87ef3d6b1261.html

WRAL
— Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans – CNN
https://www.wral.com/trumps-impeachment-comes-at-a-high-point-for-fans/18897153/

CAPITOL FAX
— Harmon coverage roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-coverage-roundup/
— Harmon react
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-react/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems elect Harmon to serve as president of Illinois Senate – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/dems-elect-harmon-to-serve-as-president-of-illinoi/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/editorial-illinois-joins-the-rush-to-promote-and-t/

FOX NEWS
— First 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray auctioned for $3 million – Gary Gastelu
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/first-2020-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-million.amp

PJ MEDIA
— ICE Goes to War With New York City Over Sanctuary Policies – RICK MORAN 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/ice-goes-to-war-with-new-york-city-over-sanctuary-policies/

TOWNHALL
— The Entire Women’s March Can Be Summed Up In This One Video – Beth Baumann Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/01/19/the-entire-womens-march-can-be-summed-up-in-this-one-video-n2559756

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— Former felons could help flip Wisconsin blue in 2020 – AP
https://americanindependent.com/wisconsin-2020-election-former-felons-voter-registration-democrats-donald-trump/

DAILY CALLER
— Buttigieg Says American ‘Economy Needed 11 Million’ Illegal Immigrants – DAVID KRAYDEN (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/19/buttigieg-american-economy-11-million-illegal-immigrants/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Connecticut lawmakers to resurrect age discrimination bill (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who are older, White, and/or male.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article239440223.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are full of hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not share their hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/us/politics/biden-south-carolina-bernie-sanders.html

REPUBLICAN AMERICAN
— New York City has been paying for homeless people to relocate across the country, including Connecticut. Local officials say they aren’t being notified. – BRUNO MATARAZZO JR. (DIERSEN: Over the decades, how many tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of homeless people have Chicago Democrats dumped on DuPage County?)
https://www.rep-am.com/local/news-local/2020/01/18/new-york-city-has-been-paying-for-homeless-people-to-relocate-across-the-country-including-connecticut-local-officials-say-they-arent-being-notified/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Number of Islamists in Germany Reaches Record High, Says Intel Agency 12,000 Islamists active across Germany; Berlin emerges as new jihadi stronghold. – Vijeta Uniyal (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Germany is far more anti-American now than it was during WWI or WWII.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/number-of-islamists-in-germany-reaches-record-high-says-intel-agency/

ABC NEWS
— ‘My story might have turned out very differently if I had been black’: Michael Bloomberg The speech is part of an effort to build support in black and brown communities. – Cheyenne Haslett and Sasha Pezenik (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of decimation against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, I would never have been able to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, or c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story-turned-differently-black-michael-bloomberg/story?id=68385678

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
— Buttigieg fundraiser moved out of LGBTQ bar in Providence – Patrick Anderson
https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200118/buttigieg-fundraiser-moved-out-of-lgbtq-bar-in-providence

LBGTQ NATION
— Only two Presidential candidates bother to show up to nation’s top LGBTQ conference Of the 16 people running for President, only two appear interested in talking to LGBTQ voters, as most campaigns skipped the top LGBTQ conference. – Juwan J. Holmes (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity focus on destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/two-presidential-candidates-bother-show-nations-top-lgbtq-conference/

January 6 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters rally in Naperville. When will the following organize pro-Trump rallies: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200105/activists-call-for-peace-in-the-middle-east-at-naperville-rally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among those on the speaker’s list were U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat from Naperville; peace activist Walt Zlotow; a representative of U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, a Downers Grove Democrat; and delegates for Democratic presidential hopefuls. The rally was sponsored by Indivisible DuPage, Stand On Every Corner — Naperville, the Winfield Township Democratic Organization, Lisle Township Democratic Organization and Naperville Township Democrats.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Thanks to the Illinois Exodus: As this state’s population shrinks, so does its clout in Washington. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs focus on driving religious people, conservatives, and Republicans out of Illinois, out of your county, your township/ward, and your municipality. I should write a book about their success in driving religious people, conservatives, and Republicans out of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-exodus-population-census-congress-tax-pension-20200106-w7n2z567krhpleehyhurgd6uxi-story.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Legal Marijuana Means Challenges for Police – Doug Jenkins 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=296660#.XhMYgCN_OM8

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/entertainment/how-to-throw-a-marijuana-dinner-party-with-tips-on/article_fb289ebb-9ff7-5d09-9c32-f00f2644ecb8.html

RIVER BENDER
— Election year to feature bitter fights, deepening divides – AP
https://www.riverbender.com/sports-news/details.cfm?id=291157

NPR ILLINOIS
— President Launches ‘Evangelicals For Trump’ Coalition – TOM GJELTEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/president-launches-evangelicals-trump-coalition#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Impeachment drives GOP small-donor donations on new platform – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/impeachment-drives-gop-small-donor-donations-on-new-platform

WQAD
— Protesters gather outside Cheri Bustos’ office opposing war, Iran airstrike – HANNAH RODRIGUEZ
https://wqad.com/2020/01/06/protesters-gather-outside-cheri-bustos-office-striking-against-war/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE WEBSITE: Notable names among presidential delegate candidates: For President Trump: State Reps. Darren Bailey, John Cabello and Brad Halbrook, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, Palatine Committeeman Aaron Del Mar, real estate exec Kristine Farra, Park Ridge Commissioner Charlene Foss-Eggemann, state Sen. Dale Fowler, Congressman Darin LaHood, state Sen. Thomas “Chapin” Rose, Lake County GOP Chairman Mark Shaw, state Rep. Allen Skillicorn, Maine Township Trustee Susan Sweeney, former Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Don Tracy, and McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/06/looming-corruption-scandal-lightfoot-targets-poverty-obamas-big-gift-487991

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— GOP strategist Chris Robling forecasts an accelerated ‘fiscal demise’ if Chicago approves new ‘LaSalle Street Tax’ – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/522830931-gop-strategist-forecasts-an-accelerated-fiscal-demise-if-chicago-approves-new-lasalle-street-tax#new_tab

WIREPOINTS
— New IRS data reveals winners and losers of wealth migration across 50 states – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-irs-data-reveals-winners-and-losers-of-wealth-migration-across-50-states-wirepoints-original/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Continues Defense of President Trump Administering Justice on Terrorist Qassem Soleimani
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/il-14-catalina-lauf-continues-defense-of-president-trump-administering-justice-on-terrorist-qassem-soleimani/ 
— Property Tax Relief Task Force Has Draft Recommendations To Gut the Tax Cap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/property-tax-relief-task-force-has-recommendations-to-gut-the-tax-cap/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Black Americans are coming home to the GOP – Rebecca Hagelin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/5/black-americans-are-coming-home-gop/
— Army gives TikTok the heave-ho; Chinese social media app banned due to cybersecurity risk – Douglas Ernst 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/2/army-gives-tiktok-the-heave-ho-chinese-social-medi/

AMERICAN THINKER
— With rising anti-Semitism, New Yorkers rally to hate Trump while hating “hate” – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/with_rising_antisemitism_new_yorkers_rally_to_hate_trump_while_hating_hate.html
— Guess Who Runs the Rudest Cities in America – Noel S. Williams
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/guess_who_runs_the_rudest_cities_in_america.html

BREITBART
— Nearly 400K Anchor Babies Born in 2019, Exceeding U.S. Births in 48 States – JOHN BINDER5
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/05/400k-anchor-babies-born-u-s-2019/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Hate Trump So Much They’re Siding With Iran – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/06/democrats-side-with-iran/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— American Trump Derangement Syndrome Is An Iranian Strategic Asset – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/american-trump-derangement-syndrome-is-an-iranian-strategic-asset/

POLITICO
— Trump’s 2020: Rallies, Twitter and an expected Super Bowl push Trump kicks off an election year with no shortage of high-profile events designed to disparage impeachment and trumpet his actions on Iran and the economy. – ANITA KUMAR (DIERSEN: When will the following organize pro-Trump rallies: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/05/trump-2020-reelection-campaign-plan-093339

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/01/05/joe-walsh-trump-iran-tweets-reaction-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters support Suleimani. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/world/middleeast/mideast-allies-suleimani.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government and dependency on charity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/31/upshot/food-stamps-lower-health-care-costs.html

USA TODAY
— The true cost of cannabis: Why don’t its illnesses, deaths command media headlines? In August, I started covering vaping lung injuries from high-potency THC. Next, I added the link between cannabis and mental illness, but it’s lonely. – Jayne O’Donnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/01/03/marijuana-pot-thc-vaping-psychosis-mental-illness-media-column/4299001002/
— As marijuana-induced psychosis rises, parents say treatment for young people hard to find – Jayne O’Donnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/01/06/marijuana-induced-psychosis-rises-mental-health-treatment-elusive/2698446001/

BOSTON HERALD
— Left hails a new year of hating Trump – DAVID LIMBAUGH
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/06/left-hails-a-new-year-of-hating-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— McDonald’s Looks Beyond Party Culture New CEO Chris Kempczinski puts fresh focus on workplace decorum after concerns about predecessor’s conduct – Heather Haddon and Suzanne Vranica
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mcdonalds-looks-beyond-party-culture-11578243600

VOX
— Illinois says you should know if AI is grading your online job interviews  A first-of-its-kind law might give employment candidates more insight into the algorithms that analyze their interviews, but they shouldn’t expect much to change. – Rebecca Heilweil (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/1/1/21043000/artificial-intelligence-job-applications-illinios-video-interivew-act#new_tab

December 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/society/chicago-cannabis-coordinator-lays-out-dos-and-donts-for-2020-legal-weed/5792406/

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/27/dispensaries-working-for-months-to-prepare-for-flood-of-marijuana-customers/

WBBM 780
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/naperville-mayor-unfazed-by-state-pot-legalization

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-legalization-on-jan-1-20191227-aa52o6wmrnegvfpgb55uedlgcq-story.html
— New state law requires companies to train employees on how to recognize, prevent sexual harassment – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-law-requires-harassment-training-20191227-rgyrgwgidnfrzbpvmkjgdlpl5y-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Deerfield doubles down on its assault weapons ban and welcomes marijuana sales – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/ct-dfr-year-in-review-tl-0102-20191227-4yqdte54orfwxklrgvpkpvw5vq-story.html
— You still can’t smoke weed and drive — but tests to prove impairment murky The state law legalizing weed authorizes a study to find the best way to enforce laws against driving while stoned. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/27/21038162/pot-recreational-marijuana-illinois-driving-dui-pot-cannabis-impaired-police
— Drug recognition experts will play a big role in detecting drivers who are high come Jan. 1, police say – MEGAN JONES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-drug-recognition-experts-st-1229-20191227-lq34jrsz6nh6hhlmy5nyd7hdnm-story.html

— The 2010s: America’s decade of jobs, opportunity and prosperity – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-jobs-economy-growth-recession-trump-20191227-wgtdv4jpkfcs7c36u6l5unyi6u-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Bloomingdale Township clerk Joyce Hundhausen remembered for service to community – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191227/bloomingdale-township-clerk-remembered-for-service-to-community
— Ex-Hinsdale South teachers sue Sterigenics over cancers – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191227/ex-hinsdale-south-teachers-sue-sterigenics-over-cancers

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLICE ANSWER PRE-JANUARY 1ST CANNABIS QUESTIONS ON FACEBOOK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/police-answer-pre-january-1st-cannabis-questions-on-facebook.html
— “REFUGEES” AND “IMMIGRANTS” – THE SAME, OR VERY DIFFERENT IN ILLINOIS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/refugees-and-immigrants-the-same-or-very-different-in-illinois-.html

DAILY WIRE
— Michael Moore: ‘White People Have Not Changed…You Should Be Afraid Of Them’ – Joseph Curl (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who promote hatred against Whites to curry favor with White-haters?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michael-moore-white-people-have-not-changed-you-should-be-afraid-of-them

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The following happily claim that “White Christian America ended in the 2010s:” Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/2010s-spelled-end-white-christian-america-ncna1106936

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
— Cannabis-related psychosis, addiction, ER visits: For young users, marijuana can be a dangerous game – Rita Giordano
https://www.inquirer.com/health/marijuana-addiction-adolescents-psychosis-abuse-vaping-penn-state-20191223.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Women Favor World Run By Women More Than Men Do
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/december_2019/women_favor_world_run_by_women_more_than_men_do

NEWSWEEK
— YALE COLLEGE STUDENTS REBUT TRUMP CAMPAIGN WEBSITE WITH ‘SNOWFLAKES FIGHT BACK’ SITE OF THEIR OWN – RAMSEY TOUCHBERRY
https://www.newsweek.com/yale-college-students-rebut-trump-campaign-website-snowflakes-fight-back-site-their-own-1479400

DAILY MAIL
— Six cancer-stricken teachers who worked at the same high school blame their illnesses on a nearby sterilizing plant that released carcinogenic gas into the neighborhood Six former teachers from Willowbrook, Illinois, are suing medical supply sterilization company Sterigenics – SNEJANA FARBEROV
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7830867/Five-former-teachers-blame-cancers-sterilizing-plant.html

November 25 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Candidates after top ballot position line up early as Illinois’ 2020 election season gets underway – JAMIE MUNKS and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-election-2020-candidate-filing-20191125-islocgyrl5bt5durfr627bcy3a-story.html
— 2020 primary election candidates begin filing paperwork to get on March 17 ballot – LOLLY BOWEAN and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cook-county-candidate-filing-2020-primary-elections-20191125-5iyczseslvbm5jhu3rhnsl6tee-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Dan Patlak, right, commissioner of the Cook County Board of Review in the 1st District, is first in line as he waits with other Cook County candidates who are assembled early to file their nominating petitions for the March primary, with Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough’s office, on Nov. 25, 2019 in Chicago.)
— Column: The fall and rise of former state Rep. John Anthony: cop, Republican, black conservative radio host – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-john-anthony-radio-show-mcqueary-20191125-6ddt72txmze6xbko2vkidq74la-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to restrict vehicle impoundment, lower fines for illegal pot possession advances – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-marijuana-rules-lightfoot-20191125-wq4cbtwa4zgm3o7mauloiejgc4-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says alderman doesn’t understand budget because he went on hunting trip during committee hearings – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-budget-beale-city-council-20191125-zad4ygv72zexniy5ncnem6ocdq-story.html
— Math scares your child’s elementary school teacher — and that should frighten you – DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-teachers-scared-math-education-20191125-faoy22apazgxxkc2ib65rpvnge-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— And they’re off! Candidates begin filing for March primary, mixing politics, posturing, petitions Candidates have a week to file their nominating petitions, but anyone in line when the doors opened Monday has a chance at the top ballot spot in a given race – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/25/20982152/candidates-filing-period-march-primary-petitions-foxx-durbin-burke
— Lightfoot’s marijuana plan set for council vote after hasty rewrite; would relax pot fines, limit vehicle impoundment The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is concerned the “disproportionate impact” that cannabis enforcement laws have historically had on communities of color will continue, just with reduced fines. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/25/20982018/recreational-marijuana-pot-penalties-vehicle-impoundment-city-council-lightfoot
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/25/20982175/2020-election-democratic-primary-sexism-rosabeth-kanter-elizabeth-tippett-women-politics
— Would a ward boss by any other name still smell like a smoke-filled room? Thanks to a 2018 change in Illinois law, county parties now use gender-neutral language. The March primary will mark the first time voters choose Democratic and Republican ward and township committeepeople. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/25/20982762/ward-committeeman-boss-committeeperson-cook-democratic-party

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage Democrats ready to challenge for all 6 county board districts – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/dupage-democrats-ready-to-challenge-for-all-6-county-board-districts
— Primaries likely in several congressional, suburban legislative races – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/primaries-likely-in-several-congressional-suburban-legislative-races
— First day of Kane County filings ensures chairman, state’s attorney will be contested – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/first-day-of-kane-county-filings-ensures-chairman-states-attorney-will-be-contested

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 2020 hopefuls kick off primary season with petition tradition Candidates hoping to make it on the March 2020 primary ballot took part in the time-honored tradition of submitting petitions bright and early today. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/2020-hopefuls-kick-primary-season-petition-tradition
— Here are some Chicago-area races worth watching as candidate filing opens Hot contests loom in at least three city congressional districts and for a North Side state representative slot. And Kim Foxx draws only one primary challenger—so far. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/here-are-some-chicago-area-races-worth-watching-candidate-filing-opens
— Looking for solutions to a black exodus in Illinois higher education Millions of dollars are flowing into campus renovations, financial aid and student programs aimed at attracting, shoring up and retaining black students. – LYNNE MAREK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/looking-solutions-black-exodus-illinois-higher-education

NBC5
— Candidates Start Filing Petitions for March Primary Election Ballot – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/candidates-begin-filing-petitions-to-get-on-march-primary-ballot-565434052.html

WGN TV
— DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://wgntv.com/2019/11/24/nearly-15000-same-sex-couples-have-wed-in-cook-county-since-2013-state-law/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Hundreds file petitions to kick off 2020 races – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191125/hundreds-file-petitions-to-kick-off-2020-races

KENDALL COUNTY TIMES
— Oberweis challenges opponent Underwood’s priorities where veterans are concerned – Glenn Minnis
https://kendallcountytimes.com/stories/520531786-rep-oberweis-challenges-opponent-underwood-s-priorities-where-veterans-are-concerned

DUPAGE COUNTY
— “Unofficial” Candidate Listings
https://dupageco.org/election/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REPUBLICANS IVES, KINZLER FILE IN 6TH CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/republicans-ives-kinzler-file-in-6th-cd.html
— THUS FAR, 7 GOPERS FILE TO OUST DEM LAUREN UNDERWOOD IN IL’S 14TH CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/thus-far-7-gopers-file-to-oust-dem-lauren-underwood-in-ils-14th-cd-.html
— 3 GOPERS FILE TO FILL RETIRING JOHN SHIMKUS’ 15TH CD SEAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/3-gopers-file-to-fill-retiring-john-shimkus-15th-cd-seat-.html
— ILLINOIS’ “CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS” CORE (Musgrave, Bailey, Skillicorn, Murphy and Halbrook) FILES IN SPRINGFIELD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/illinois-conservative-caucus-core-files-in-springfield.html
— FIVE GOPERS FILE TO SUCCEED REP. TERRI BRYANT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/five-gopers-file-to-succeed-rep-terri-bryant-.html
— POSSIBLE 3-WAY DEM PRIMARY IN IL’S 3RD CD; FRICILONE FILES FOR GOP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/possible-3-way-dem-primary-in-ils-3rd-cd-fricilone-files-for-gop.html
— TWO OF POSSIBLY 10 REPUBLICANS READY TO FILE FOR 2020 DURBIN CHALLENGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/two-of-possibly-10-republicans-ready-to-file-for-2020-durbin-challenge.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP gives Thanksgiving dinner advice for talking politics
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/25/ilgop-gives-thanksgiving-dinner-advice-for-talking-politics/
— One of the last remaining holdouts, Cass County to finally get its own website
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/25/one-of-the-last-remaining-holdouts-cass-county-to-finally-get-its-own-website/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chick-fil-A Foundation director donated thousands to Obama and Clinton presidential campaigns – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chick-fil-a-foundation-director-donated-thousands-to-obama-and-clinton-presidential-campaigns

GOPUSA
— America, where believing in Christ is now bad for business
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80064&preview_id=80064

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats May Have Buyer’s Remorse After Month Of Impeachment Hearings – Bob Barr
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/25/barr-impeachment-hearings/

NEWSMAX
— Park Rangers Going to Border to Stop Illegals – Todd Beamon
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/park-rangers/2019/11/25/id/943261/

FORBES
— The Frightening Rise In Low-Quality, Low-Paying Jobs: Is This Really A Strong Job Market? – Jack Kelly (DIERSEN: Have you ever taken a bad job? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/11/25/the-frightening-rise-in-low-quality-low-paying-jobs-is-this-really-a-strong-job-market/

FED SMITH
— Budgeting for Retirement – Justin Holtz 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/11/25/budgeting-for-retirement/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Democrats, Young Voters Attracted By Socialism
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/partner_surveys/democrats_young_voters_attracted_by_socialism