September 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois high school athletes, parents hold rally demanding return of fall sports season ISHA asks Gov. Pritzker to hand back over control of season – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/sports/high-school-athletes-parents-hold-rally-to-demand-return-of-fall-sports/6420925/
— Illinois COVID 19: IL reports 1,462 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1462-new-covid-19-cases/6421064/
— Candidates in 14th Congressional District – Kay Cesinger
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/newsviews-candidates-in-14th-congressional-district/6420403/

NBC5
— ‘Let Us Play:’ Students Take Part in Suburban Rally Calling for Fall Sports to Resume – Trina Orlando
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/let-us-play-students-take-part-in-suburban-rally-calling-for-fall-sports-to-resume/2338393/

WGN TV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bears and Lions have different demonstrations for social, racial justice before their season opener – Larry Hawley
https://wgntv.com/sports/bears-report/bears-and-lions-have-different-demonstrations-for-social-racial-justice-before-their-season-opener/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bears kneel, raise fists for national anthem; others stay in locker room – Patrick Finley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/bears/2020/9/13/21435010/bears-charles-leno-bobby-massie-kneel-every-voice-sing-national-anthem-lions-detroit-ford-field

DAILY HERALD
— In school or at home? Both sides of pandemic education debate have rallied in the suburbs – Steve Zalusky (DIERSEN: The flyer for this poorly attended protest was titled “Stay At Home and Vote out Jeanne Ives” and it took place across the street from Ives’s campaign headquarters.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200913/in-school-or-at-home-both-sides-of-pandemic-education-debate-have-ralled-in-the-suburbs
— Chicago’s census count lags behind as deadline approaches – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200913/news/309139961/

WREX
— Racial injustice themes fill empty NFL stadiums – AP
https://wrex.com/2020/09/13/racial-injustice-themes-on-display-in-empty-nfl-stadiums/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Will Antifa and Black Lives Matter cancel the Biden-Harris ticket? Radical left now dictates what passes for acceptability among Democrats – Gary Anderson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/13/will-antifa-and-black-lives-matter-cancel-the-bide/
— Alarms sounded on Democratic Party’s biggest fundraising platform; half of donations from unemployed – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/13/actblue-donations-half-unemployed-givers-analysis-/
— Biden says he’s in better shape than Trump: ‘Just look at us’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/13/biden-says-hes-better-shape-trump-just-look-us/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— More voters classify ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations as riots, not protests: Poll – Michael Lee
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/more-voters-classify-black-lives-matter-demonstrations-as-riots-not-protests-poll

BLAZE
— Black Lives Matter and NYPD clash after protest stops traffic on George Washington Bridge: ‘We shut s*** down!’ The organizer of the protest called the police ‘pigs’ and boasted that it was ‘our city’ after shutting down the bridge – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-lives-matter-protest-george-washington-bridge-nyc

NEWSMAX
— Fox News Poll: Biden Up 5 Points Nationally – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/national-campaign-race-likelyvoters/2020/09/13/id/986671/

PJ MEDIA
— More Than 10,000 Academics and Scholars Sign ‘The Philadelphia Statement’ Against Cancel Culture – RICK MORA
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/09/13/more-than-10000-academics-and-scholars-sign-the-philadelphia-statement-against-cancel-culture-n925378

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Pro-Trump parade in Cincinnati estimated at 7k strong after hopes were for ’50 to 100 people’ – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/09/13/pro-trump-parade-in-cincinnati-estimated-at-7k-strong-after-hopes-were-for-50-to-100-people-971627

THE HILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Social justice demonstrations, kneeling mark first full weekend of NFL schedule – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/516213-social-justice-demonstrations-kneeling-mark-first-full-weekend

NEW YORK POST
— More voters classify BLM unrest as riots rather than protests: poll – Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
https://nypost.com/2020/09/13/more-voters-classify-blm-unrest-as-riots-rather-than-protests-poll/

ARIZONA CENTRAL
— United Airlines accused of favoring young, white, blond attendants for NFL, MLB flights – Hannah Yasharoff
https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/09/13/united-sued-over-claims-nfl-flights-staffed-young-blond-crews/5784594002/

September 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Orland Hills Police Chief Thomas Scully fired for social media post
https://abc7chicago.com/orland-hills-police-chief-fired-for-social-media-post/6417097/
— Illinois COVID 19 Today: IL reports 1,953 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1953-new-covid-19-cases-28-deaths-/6417210/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-9/10/2020
— Chicago police more likely to stop Black drivers without citing them, data investigation reveals – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner, Jonathan Fagg, Yun Choi and Adriana Aguilar (DIERSEN: One would expect that ever-increasingly, police are under ever-increasingly pressure to a) not stop Black drivers and b) to not cite those Black drivers who they do stop.)
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-more-likely-to-stop-black-drivers-without-citing-them-data-reveals/6416266/
— Chicago looting response practiced by police in public safety drills Thursday – Sarah Schulte (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats loot your municipality?)
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-practice-looting-response-in-public-safety-drills/6416886/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Twitter says it will label or remove misleading claims on election results – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/twitter-says-it-will-label-or-remove-misleading-claims-on-election-results

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former state GOP Chairman Brady backs Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten over Republican Jeanne Ives; Ives, state party fire back – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-republican-pat-brady-endorsing-democrat-sean-casten-illinois-6th-20200910-n573eqczybcuhcmtye7nkxpgk4-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The state’s current Republican leadership — Chairman Tim Schneider, National Committeeman Richard Porter and National Committeewoman Demetra Demonte — came to Ives’ defense in a joint statement that contended “identifying and labeling Pat Brady as a Republican is false and misleading.” Ives weighed in on Twitter, saying: “Of course Pat Brady endorsed Sean Casten. Amoral, ruling class political hacks stick together.” “Pat Brady is a liberal Democrat and has been for some time. Sean Casten may have the backing of political hacks but Jeanne Ives is supported by hard working taxpayers,” the statement said. . .Schneider, who is now coming to Ives’ defense, was Rauner’s hand-picked state GOP chairman and denounced the 2018 ad. He said it did not reflect the Illinois Republican Party, called it a “cowardly attempt to stoke political division” and asked her to apologize and remove it. She did neither. State Republicans who are running a “races to watch” online program to help raise funds for a variety of contenders did not include Ives. State GOP officials said she declined to participate in the fundraising effort, but they support her candidacy.)
— New round of Gov. Pritzker vs. Ken Griffin | Dems Casten, Underwood aim for crossover appeal – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-griffin-casten-brady-underwood-crossover-appeal-spin-20200910-gpqfb57hgfextjr2jdapnn2qdm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Illinois breweries to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/ct-food-black-is-beautiful-beer-chicago-breweries-tap-takeover-20200910-yax5utl6yzdhrms7rzvylcdccu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-woodward-coronavirus-panic-lied-rage-hannity-fox-huppke-20200910-vgybc7ztivbjlazvtz2cmcar4y-story.html
— Special legislative committee begins rarely used disciplinary proceeding to look into conduct of House Speaker Michael Madigan – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislative-investigation-madigan-comed-20200910-2kz5dx7lx5drtfylfeikffg6ge-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Bob Woodward has nothing to answer for — his book is coming out at just the right time.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-bob-woodward-rage-lightfoot-trump-zorn-20200910-tprqrqc3hjhp5cyxy6p6mprxem-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ben Bierly, Illinois Senate 43rd District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include property tax relief, per capita spending reductions and infrastructure.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/10/21430550/ben-bierly-illinois-senate-43rd-district-republican-nominee-2020-election-candidate-profile
— Panel probing Madigan’s ComEd dealings demonstrates that ‘bipartisan’ doesn’t mean ‘nonpartisan’ State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch said the committee’s job is “not a legal proceeding — it is a political proceeding.” GOP Rep. Deanne Mazzochi said the Democrats on the committee are “people who are loyalists to Madigan.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/10/21431054/committee-probing-mike-madigan-comed-dealings-bipartisan-investigations-house
— President Trump’s risky strategy backfired: Granting Bob Woodward interviews for his new book, ‘Rage’ President Trump’s hubris led him to grant Bob Woodward 17 interviews for “Rage,” from Dec. 5, 2019 to a few weeks ago, July 8. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/10/21431586/president-donald-trump-risky-strategy-granting-bob-woodward-interviews-new-book-rage

DAILY HERALD
— GOP leader Jim Durkin files breach of public trust charge against Madigan – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200910/gop-leader-files-breach-of-public-trust-charge-against-madigan
— Former Illinois GOP chair Pat Brady endorses Dem Sean Casten over Jeanne Ives – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200910/former-illinois-gop-chair-pat-brady-endorses-dem-sean-casten-over-jeanne-ives
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Ives campaign responded to the ads on social media Thursday. “Of course Pat Brady endorsed Sean Casten,” posts on Ives’ Twitter and Facebook accounts read. “Amoral, ruling class political hacks stick together.”)
— US Attorney General levels broadside on voting by mail – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200910/news/309109827/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Women in politics held to different standard – Scott Reeder
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/scott-reeder-women-in-politics-held-to-different-standard/article_11394e46-f297-11ea-a90c-73364f1d3cb9.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Joint statement from ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider and National Committeeman/woman Richard Porter and Demetra Demonte…Identifying and labeling Pat Brady as a Republican is false and misleading. If you spend all your time attacking and betraying Republicans – whether out of newfound convictions or to continue booking TV appearances – you are a Democrat. Pat Brady is a liberal Democrat and has been for some time. Sean Casten may have the backing of political hacks but Jeanne Ives is supported by hard working taxpayers.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/10/former-state-gop-chairman-endorses-casten-as-ives-releases-first-tv-ad/
— CDC: “Adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than were those with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results” (DIERSEN: I eat virtually all my meals in front of my desk top computer while I put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/10/cdc-adults-with-positive-sars-cov-2-test-results-were-approximately-twice-as-likely-to-have-reported-dining-at-a-restaurant-than-were-those-with-negative-sars-cov-2-test-results/
— Higher education roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/10/higher-education-roundup/
— 1,953 new cases, 28 additional deaths, 1,609 in hospitals, 3.8 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/10/1953-new-cases-28-additional-deaths-1609-in-hospitals-38-percent-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Liberals organize new push for social media crackdown before Election Day – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/10/liberals-organize-new-push-social-media-crackdown-/
— Evangelicals, Catholics split on whether Jesus would vote for Trump or Biden – David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus hates those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, gun owners, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/10/evangelicals-catholics-split-whether-jesus-would-v/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Trump Dismisses White Privilege? Good! It Doesn’t Exist
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/09/10/trump-dismisses-white-privilege-good-it-doesnt-exist/

FEDERALIST
— Has Joe Biden Done Critical Race Theory Diversity Training? – David Marcus
https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/10/has-joe-biden-done-critical-race-theory-diversity-training/
— Social Justice Quotas Shouldn’t Determine Oscar’s Best Picture Nominees The actors, actresses, crew, and staff of movies should be made up of men and women who get ahead by virtue of their talent, not group identity quotas. – Joshua Lawson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/10/social-justice-quotas-shouldnt-determine-oscars-best-picture-nominees/

CBN NEWS
— BLM Founders Support Marxism and a Convicted Cop-Killer, Funding Comes Via Group with a Convicted Terrorist
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/september/blm-founders-support-marxism-and-a-convicted-cop-killer-funding-comes-via-group-with-a-convicted-terrorist

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Just Ended Critical Race Theory Training For Federal Employees, But What Is Critical Race Theory? – BRADLEY DEVLIN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/10/critical-race-theory-training-post-modernism-explained/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Hollywood Decides It’s Not Woke Enough, Sets Oscars Diversity Quotas – Jarrett Stepman
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/09/10/hollywood-decides-its-not-woke-enough-sets-oscars-diversity-quotas/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Republican-haters focus in getting Blacks to hate Republicans.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/515884-more-voters-think-that-its-harder-to-be-black-in-us-now-than-in-2016-pew

HUFFINGTON POST
— Poll: Just Half Of Americans Have Heard of ‘Cancel Culture’ The Republican National Convention’s focus on the issue spoke largely to Trump’s base, a new survey suggests. – Ariel Edwards-Levy and Tara Golshan (DIERSEN: Everyone who has religious, government, political, and/or financial clout should be required to publish a list of who they are canceling and why.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/poll-cancel-culture_n_5f5a4355c5b67602f601bcf7

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump wants ‘white privilege’ and ‘critical race theory’ purged from federal employee training materials
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-wants-white-privilege-and-critical-race-theory-purged-from-federal-employee-training-materials-2020-09-04

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Trump to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-bob-woodward-george-floyd-black-lives-matter-60-minutes-2020-09-10/

DAILY CALLER
— Big Tech Billionaires Should Buy As Many Media Outlets As Possible For Protection, Former Dem Operative Says – CHRIS WHITE
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/10/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-jeff-bezos-media-outlets-big-tech/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on making young Latinos hate Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/10/us/elections/the-racial-justice-movement-is-motivating-young-latinos-to-vote-a-poll-finds.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats to use Monday Night Football to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2020/09/10/espn-monday-night-football-wont-shy-away-nfl-protests-anthem/3456679001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Did Trump Downplay Covid Enough? Among a political class of overreactors, the president resisted panic. – James Freeman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/did-trump-downplay-covid-enough-11599763949

NEWSWEEK
— In Defense of Yale’s Affirmative Action Program – Paul F. deLespinasse (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.)
https://www.newsmax.com/paulfdelespinasse/yale-affirmativeaction/2020/09/10/id/986284/

September 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— US Attorney General William Barr says Operation Legend in Chicago has resulted in 500 arrests – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/500-arrested-as-part-of-operation-legend-in-chicago-us-ag-barr-says/6415248/
— Illinois COVID 19 Today: IL reports 1,337 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths as positivity rate dips below 4 percent
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1337-new-covid-19-cases-30-deaths-/6415551/

NBC5
— Trump Announces Potential Supreme Court Nominee List – Jessica Gresko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-readying-potential-supreme-court-nominee-list/2336245/

CBS2
— ‘Lives Were Lost’: Mayor Lightfoot Slams President Trump After Woodward Book Says He Knowingly Downplayed Virus Risk
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/09/lives-were-lost-mayor-lightfoot-slams-president-trump-after-woodward-book-says-he-knowingly-downplayed-virus-risk/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Activists call for alternative Cook County ‘Budget for Black Lives’ Groups, clergy want $157 million slashed from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s budget. – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/9/21429296/activists-alternative-cook-county-budget-black-lives
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Are we really prepared for Trump’s refusal to accept the election results?”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/9/21429116/2020-presidential-election-results-fair-integrity-s-e-cupp
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker-promoters say “Pity the struggling billionaire who fears a graduated income tax for Illinois. Don’t let his rhetoric fool you. Ken Griffin wants your taxes to go up sharply so that his go up hardly at all.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/9/21427957/illinois-finances-progressive-graduated-income-tax-ken-griffin-flat-tax-j-b-pritzker-referendum

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Attorney General William Barr credits Operation Legend for recent dip in homicides at Chicago briefing, but mayor raises doubts – JASON MEISNER, JEREMY GORNER and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-attorney-general-william-barr-chicago-operation-legend-20200909-kshv33evnvdwnbjgi6v4f3a4zq-story.html
— Athletes have protested for years — so what’s different now? It’s no longer a single, radical voice speaking out. – SHANNON RYAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-athlete-protest-history-nba-protests-20200909-wol7lzjkbnacfj74riulznru3e-story.html
— For Lightfoot, Pritzker dire budgets mean job cuts are necessary – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-coronavirus-budget-lightfoot-layoffs-20200909-qvzqqxlbmraljabbhnbmxirivm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Boaters steer Trump ‘parade’ through Chain O’ Lakes – Katie Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200909/boaters-steer-trump-parade-through-chain-o-lakes
— DuPage County doles out $7.6 million in federal COVID-19 money – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200909/dupage-county-doles-out-76-million-in-federal-covid-19-money
— Republicans hope Madigan will answer questions directly – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200909/republicans-hope-madigan-will-answer-questions-directly

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Sadly, misogyny still a constant in politics – Scott Reeder
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-sadly-misogyny-still-a-constant-in-politics/article_bad410e8-ace7-5570-857d-3bf15eb6b93f.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Rodney Davis: No federal bailout for Illinois – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Davis-No-federal-bailout-for-Illinois-15553632.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump, Republicans Raise $210 Million In August — Far Behind Democrats’ Haul – BENJAMIN SWASEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-republicans-raise-210-million-august-far-behind-democrats-haul#stream/0
— Trump Adds Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton To List Of Potential Supreme Court Picks – ALANA WISE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-adds-ted-cruz-tom-cotton-list-potential-scotus-picks#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney District in Play as Madigan Sends Dem $50,000 and Union Another $58,000
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/09/mcsweeney-district-in-play-as-madigan-sends-50000-and-union-another-58000/
— Trump Chicago Law Enforcement Results
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/09/trump-chicago-law-enforcement-results/
— Sign Defacement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/09/message-of-the-day-defacement/
— IL-Sen/IL-14: Stinging Rebuke at Defeated Primary Candidate Issued
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/09/hubbard1/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THE NFL BECOMES A BLM CHEERLEADER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/the-nfl-becomes-a-blm-cheerleader.html
— THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE RUSE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/the-national-popular-vote-ruse.html
— MASK MANDATES WORRY WORKERS’ COMP UNDERWRITERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/mask-mandates-worry-workers-comp-underwriters.html
— ANGRY DUCKWORTH SPEWS MORE VENOM AT TRUMP IN FUNDRAISING LETTER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/angry-duckworth-spews-more-venom-at-trump-in-fundraising-letter.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: WILL ANTI-TRUMP ANGER TRIUMPH OVER PRESERVING OUR REPUBLIC?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/thorneroneil-will-anti-trump-anger-triumph-over-preserving-our-republic-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— More than 350,000 VBM applications received in Chicago so far, state tops 1 million as robocalls try to discourage Black participation
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/09/more-than-350000-vbm-applications-received-in-chicago-so-far-state-tops-1-million-as-robocalls-try-to-discourage-black-participation/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Finally, football, or the end of America’s game? – Hugo Gurdon
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/finally-football-or-the-end-of-americas-game

GOPUSA
— Cuomo Accuses Trump Of ‘Actively Trying To Kill NYC’; Threatens ‘Mayhem In This Country’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=94670

BLAZE
— College students say rioting, looting ‘justified’ because ‘people in power have stolen so much more’ ‘Whatever you need to do to be heard…’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/college-students-rioting-looting-justified

NEW YORK TIMES
— The N.R.A.’s new candidate grades show a continuing decline in support. – Maggie Astor
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/09/us/elections/the-nras-new-candidate-grades-show-a-continuing-decline-in-support.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden campaign pulls out all the stops to woo young voters The campaign is positioning Biden as the empathetic candidate who can help Generation Z and millennial voters struggling amid the pandemic and racial reckoning – Jacqueline Alemany
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/09/biden-campaign-pulls-out-all-stops-woo-young-voters/

WEEK
— Who has the most to lose from political violence? – Noah Millman
https://theweek.com/articles/936312/who-most-lose-from-political-violence

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Trump Voters Are Staying Silent Again This Year
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/trump_voters_are_staying_silent_again_this_year

August 30 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Wisconsin Gov. Evers Asks President Trump to Reconsider Kenosha Visit The president will meet with law enforcement and survey damage on Tuesday, according to the White House (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/wisconsin-gov-evers-asks-president-trump-to-reconsider-kenosha-visit/2331369/
— Illinois Reports Nearly 2,000 New Coronavirus Cases, Passes 4 Million Tests Threshold
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-nearly-2000-new-coronavirus-cases-passes-4-million-tests-threshold/2331270/

ABC7
— 3 charged in Wheaton, Lombard home invasions and shooting, DuPage county officials say
https://abc7chicago.com/several-charged-in-dupage-county-home-invasions-shooting/6395784/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,992 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio and John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-surpasses-4m-covid-19-tests/6395921/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— OUTSTANDING: Rally supporting police draws scores to downtown Kenosha
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/rally-supporting-police-draws-scores-to-downtown-kenosha-1

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/08/30/fanning-flames-democrats-accuse-trump-stoking-violence

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— State and local officials make accommodations to ensure voters are safe Perhaps the most pressing worry of most voters is how polling places will be kept virus-free. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/8/30/21407683/state-and-local-officials-make-accommodations-to-ensure-voters-are-safe

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-democrats-violence-campaign-20200830-3hho4h3av5g6fpcfubemwuruui-story.html
— University of Chicago students call for defunding, abolishing school police during rally outside university president’s house – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-university-of-chicago-police-defund-abolish-protest-20200830-vrfsxflwljhbdovnu7ns5bmw2e-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots requested by suburban voters – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200830/hundreds-of-thousands-of-mail-in-ballots-requested-by-suburban-voters
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200830/news/308309918/
— OUTSTANDING: Rally supporting police draws scores to downtown Kenosha – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200830/news/308309928/
— Trump supporters, protesters clash in Portland; 1 killed – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200830/news/308309966/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/real-talk-the-resurgence-of-private-racist-murder/article_726629d4-544d-5ff2-adc7-d0148632c8cd.html

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL
— Hundreds of protesters in Madison demand justice for Jacob Blake – Elizabeth Beyer (DIERSEN: What demands have protestors made on your mayor? Should mayors be required to disclose in press releases a) the demands that have been made on them, b) who made those demands, and c) what they have done and/or will do to respond to those demands? What would your mayor do if/when Democrats demand that your mayor get rid of individuals, organizations, and companies that are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/hundreds-of-protesters-in-madison-demand-justice-for-jacob-blake/article_de4e9de0-8a3d-572b-965b-5e08cf3a572c.html

MARION STAR
— OUTSTANDING: Marion Countians turn out to ‘Back the Blue’
https://www.marionstar.com/picture-gallery/news/2020/08/30/images-marion-countians-turn-out-back-blue/5669063002/

CHICAGO NOW
— Berkowitz w/14th CD R cand Oberweis in Chicago
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2020/08/better-than-flannery-on-fire-watch-berkowitz-w14th-cd-r-cand-oberweis-in-chicago-this-morning-830-am-in-aurora-this-evening-6-pm-on-web-247/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Disgraced Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Terry Link Resigns
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/30/disgraced-lake-county-democratic-party-chairman-terry-link-resigns/
— Vote No on Eliminating Elected Coroner Campaign Surfaces
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/30/vote-no-on-eliminating-elected-coroner-campaign-surfaces/
— IL-06: First Head to Head Candidates Forum Scheduled
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/30/cif1/
— Rezin Calls Out Pritzker for Coronavirus Penalty Double Standard
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/29/rezin-calls-out-pritzker-for-coronavirus-penalty-double-standard/
— Another Chicago Trump Law Enforcement Action, This Time for an Ex-Con Looter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/28/another-chicago-trump-law-enforcement-action-this-time-for-an-ex-con-looter/

FOX NEWS
— Democrats own these riots – blaming Trump won’t work Democratic mayors and governors have all but encouraged the mayhem – David Limbaugh
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/democrats-own-riots-cant-blame-trump-david-limbaugh

BREITBART
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds Gather for ‘Back the Blue’ Rally in Washington State – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/pre-viral/2020/08/30/video-hundreds-gather-back-blue-rally-washington/
— Willie Brown to Democrats and Media: Stop Calling Riots ‘Demonstrations’ – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)
https://www.breitbart.com/law-and-order/2020/08/30/willie-brown-to-democrats-and-media-stop-calling-riots-demonstrations/
— Joe Biden Says Trump ‘Incitement’ Led to Death of Apparent Trump Supporter in Portland – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/08/30/joe-biden-says-trump-incitement-led-to-death-of-apparent-trump-supporter-in-portland-oregon/
— Man Shot and Killed in Portland Amid Riots, Civil Unrest – DYLAN GWINN
https://www.breitbart.com/social-justice/2020/08/29/watch-man-shot-and-killed-in-portland-amid-riots-civil-unrest/
— Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Blames Trump for Violence that Led to Death of Apparent Trump Supporter – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/30/watch-portland-mayor-ted-wheeler-blames-trump-for-violence-that-led-to-death-of-apparent-trump-supporter/

DAILY SIGNAL
— OUTSTANDING: Virginia Republicans Sign ‘Police Pledge’ to Back the Blue – Rachel del Guidice
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/08/30/virginia-republicans-sign-police-pledge-to-back-the-blue/

PJ MEDIA
— Black Support for Trump Surges After Convention – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/08/29/huge-black-support-for-trump-surges-after-convention-n864103

CAMPUS REFORM
— Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran College rescinds Mike Pence invitation amid student backlash – Jezzamine Wolk
https://campusreform.org/?ID=15517

THE HILL
— Michael Moore warns of 2016 repeat: Enthusiasm for Trump ‘OFF THE CHARTS’ – JOE CONCHA
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/514247-michael-moore-warns-of-2016-repeat-enthusiasm-for-trump-off-the-charts
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/514317-klobuchar-we-are-not-safe-in-donald-trumps-america
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/514312-biden-campaign-adviser-trump-has-been-trying-to-incite-violence
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/514313-bass-trumps-only-purpose-is-to-agitate-violence
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/514322-demings-portland-what-happens-when-homeland-security-is
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/514320-top-house-democrat-black-men-can-get-killed-and-the-president-wont-say-a-word
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/514307-schiff-says-trump-willfully-fanning-the-flames-of-violence-to-help-campaign
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/514302-a-trump-victory-promises-4-more-years-of-american-carnage
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/514326-wnba-player-defends-protests-over-police-brutality-amid-trump-criticism
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/514347-biden-i-condemn-violence-in-portland-challenge-trump-to-do-the-same
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/514357-wisconsin-governor-urges-trump-to-reconsider-visit-to-kenosha

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Wisconsin Gov. asks Trump to reconsider plans to visit Kenosha (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2020/08/30/wisconsin-gov-asks-trump-to-reconsider-plans-to-visit-kenosha/agrb7gk/

REUTERS
— Democrats say Trump visit may worsen protests in Wisconsin city – Nandita Bose, David Morgan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-race-usa-wisconsin/democrats-say-trump-visit-may-worsen-protests-in-wisconsin-city-idUSKBN25Q0KO

CNN
— The U.S. is adding jobs. But the recovery could take years – Julia Horowitz
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/30/investing/stocks-week-ahead/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Trump praises right-wing supporters and rails against protesters following unrest in Portland Trump’s posts came as Portland police investigate the shooting death of a man amid clashes between a pro-Trump vehicle rally and counter-protesters.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-rails-against-protesters-following-unrest-portland-n1238808
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/fanning-flames-hate-biden-slams-trump-encouraging-violence-portland-n1238815

ESPN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The downfall of the NBA.
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29772617/from-michael-jordan-lebron-james-how-nba-became-powerful-political-organization

NEW YORK TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Rally Supporting Police Draws Scores to Downtown Kenosha – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/08/30/us/ap-us-police-shooting-wisconsin.html
— Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Says State Does Not Need a Visit From President Trump – Reuters (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/08/30/us/30reuters-global-race-usa-wisconsin.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden accuses Trump of ‘recklessly encouraging violence’ in response to Portland shooting – Elise Viebeck (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/30/trump-unleashes-barrage-tweets-response-portland-violence-says-big-backlash-protests-cannot-be-unexpected/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Today’s College Classroom Is a Therapy Session The tough guys are gone. Instructors are expected to foster ‘safe,’ ‘nurturing,’ ‘antiracist’ spaces. – Joseph Epstein
https://www.wsj.com/articles/todays-college-classroom-is-a-therapy-session-11598654387

BUSINESS INSIDER
— White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says Trump is ‘on the side of law enforcement and the rule of law’ – Connor Perrett
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-law-enforcement-and-the-rule-of-law-2020-8

FORBES
— Trump Praises Supporters In Caravan After Deadly Portland Protests – Andrew Solender
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/08/30/trump-praises-supporters-in-caravan-after-deadly-portland-protests/
— Use Of White House For Citizenship Ceremony By Trump Campaign Sparks Criticism – Andy J. Semotiuk (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at legal immigrants, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, and even worse thing who should be gotten rid of once and for all Democrats see legal immigrants along with citizens of foreign countries, minorities, women, young people, poor people, non-Christians, and non-German Americans, moderates, liberals, Libertarians, Independents, Greens, and RINOs as being soldiers in their army to destroy Republicans.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andyjsemotiuk/2020/08/30/use-of-white-house-for-citizenship-ceremony-by-trump-campaign-sparks-criticism/

WISN
— Kenosha curfew extended through at least Wednesday morning The curfew is valid for all areas east of I-94.
https://www.wisn.com/article/kenosha-curfew-extended-through-at-least-wednesday-morning/33838770
— OUTSTANDING: Law enforcement supporters hold ‘Back the Blue’ rally
https://www.wisn.com/article/law-enforcement-supporters-hold-back-the-blue-rally/33837700

MINNESOTA STAR TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Rally supporting police draws scores to downtown Kenosha – AP
https://www.startribune.com/rally-supporting-police-draws-scores-to-downtown-kenosha/572268312/

LOCAL 10
— OUTSTANDING: Trump supporters take to the waters for boat rally Floatilla sailed from North Miami to Fisher Island
https://www.local10.com/vote-2020/2020/08/30/trump-supporters-take-to-the-waters-for-boat-rally/

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/08/30/white-supremacists-are-invading-american-cities-to-incite-a-civil-war/

August 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,740 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths Gov. Pritzker, IDPH announce new COVID-19 mitigation efforts take effect.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1740-new-coronavirus-cases-27-deaths/6376200/
— Vote by mail: US reps visit USPS Chicago HQ amid mail concerns
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/live-us-reps-visit-usps-chicago-hq-amid-mail-concerns/6375826/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Minneapolis officer’s attorney alleges George Floyd overdosed on fentanyl, says charges should be dropped
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/minneapolis-officers-attorney-alleges-george-floyd-overdosed-on-fentanyl-says-charges-should-be-dropped

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lightfoot responds to President Trump’s criticism for raising Chicago bridges, says move protects Trump Tower – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-trump-tower-security-20200818-glal7nxsavdnli7vlvnpw5lpoi-story.html
— Viral video claims people were caught on Chicago River bridge as it was being raised. City says they actually climbed up. – KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-bridge-viral-video-chicago-20200818-m3b57tibffcdzphebcigi47avu-story.html
— Democratic National Convention ignores the elephant in the virtual room: Big-city violence – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-democratic-convention-big-city-violence-kass-20200818-co3qa2qj3zcwbn7xdegrssbcne-story.html
— 1,740 new known COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths reported as Wisconsin removed from Chicago’s travel quarantine order
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200818-wqrey3g3nbfgjkfawliv5aelfa-story.html
— S&P 500 closes at a record, erasing last of pandemic losses – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronavirus-stock-market-sp-record-20200818-zuakyzgcdja3hercxxdzss7cn4-story.html
— Residents of liberal New York enclave see their values tested when homeless move into fancy hotel – DANIEL E. SLOTNIK (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want to dump people who are the following into your county, into your county district, into your township, into your municipality, into your municipal district, into your precinct, and/or into your neighborhood: Trump-haters, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, liberals, moderates, homeless people, BLMers, LGBTers, minorities, females, young people, non-married people, non-Christians, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, those who have financial problems, those who have health problems, and/or those ancestors have not been in America for a long time?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-homeless-hotels-liberal-neighborhood-new-york-20200818-5k5myysobngathfscstdotjs3e-story.html
— The ethics reforms Illinois needs: Remove Mike Madigan. Clean house. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-madigan-step-down-corruption-comed-20200818-sy3jdruvo5dqfgnox4icytpxxy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan proving the very real elephant in the virtual room for Illinois Democrats during convention Thorny questions about Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan have followed state party leaders to their virtual convention. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/18/21374347/madigan-illinois-democratic-convention-comed-bribery-case-kelly-mendoza
— Dozens call for defunding of Chicago police at City Hall rally “The city of Chicago constantly prioritizes police over Black and Brown youth, especially in terms of funding,” said Destiny Harris, 19, of Austin. – Clare Proctor
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/18/21374102/defund-police-rally-city-hall-black-lives-matter
— Illinois Dem congressional delegation accuses Trump of trying to ‘sabotage’ the Postal Service “President Trump is attempting to gangster the Postal Service, to use it for his own political purposes,” U.S. Rep. Danny Davis said. – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/8/18/21373736/postal-service-mail-ballots-illinois-democratic-congressional-delegation-accuses-trump-sabotage
— Lightfoot warns of layoffs and furloughs without revenue replacement money from Congress “If we don’t get help from the federal government, we have nothing but bad choices, including looking at layoffs and looking at furloughs,” Lightfoot said during a “COVID and the Economy” panel at the virtual Democratic convention. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/8/18/21374039/democratic-convention-coronavirus-congress-stimulus-revenue-replacement-layoffs-furloughs
— FOP says ‘dozens’ of officers unfairly stripped of police powers since George Floyd’s death The complaint to the Illinois Labor Relations Board says sidelining cops during pending investigations should be done only if their actions are ‘going to lead to criminal charges or firing.’ – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/8/18/21373660/chicago-police-union-fop-complaint-george-floyd-investigations-officers-stripped-powers
— Chicago has $2.7B shortage of infrastructure dollars, aldermen told Budget Director Susie Park and other city officials outlined the magnitude of the capital funding shortage for the City Council’s Committee on Capital and Economic Development on Tuesday. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/8/18/21374198/chicago-infrastructure-city-council-aldermen-construction-funding-shortfall
— 3 more charged in recent looting, including woman on bond for same crime One man allegedly said that once he was at the store, “he decided to do what everybody else was doing,” prosecutors said. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/8/18/21374374/looting-charges-hermes-brunello-cucinelli
— Illinois reports 1,740 new COVID-19 cases — and highest daily rate of positive test results in two and half months The state has reported four-digit caseloads of COVID-19 for four straight weeks. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/18/21374180/illinois-covid-testing-positivity-increase-pritzker-cases-deaths-august-18
— Navy Pier to close until next spring as crowds dwindle amid COVID-19 pandemic The lakefront tourist attraction will shut down Sept. 8. The clout-heavy not-for-profit that runs it got nearly $2.5 million in federal coronavirus stimulus money. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/8/18/21373710/chicago-navy-pier-close-covid-coronavirus-tourism-shakespeare-theater
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/18/21373201/democratic-national-convention-dnc-2020-obama-unity-trump-oskosh-guns-immigration
— ‘Never have we seen the kind of vitriol and anger’ that police are enduring now: Illinois FOP Recent protests have shown a sharp increase in radical actors whose goals center more on destroying property and injuring innocent citizens and police than on enacting social change. – Chris Southwood
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/18/21373993/police-brutality-protests-illinois-fraternal-order-of-police-social-unrest-justice-reform-op-ed

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois records highest single-day positivity rate since June 5 – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200818/illinois-records-highest-single-day-positivity-rate-since-june-5
— Counties installing secure boxes for dropped-off ballots ahead of election – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200818/counties-installing-secure-boxes-for-dropped-off-ballots-ahead-of-election

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Former Gov. Blagojevich to headline fundraiser in St. Charles for GOP State Senate candidate
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/08/18/former-gov-blagojevich-to-headline-fundraiser-in-st-charles-for-gop-state-senate-candidate/aslbhi0/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Mazzochi bill targets Madigan, corruption as she urges others to say ‘Take a hike, Mike’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/545746705-mazzochi-bill-targets-madigan-corruption-as-she-urges-others-to-say-take-a-hike-mike

CAPITOL FAX
— 15 Democratic state legislators issue statement condemning “lawless” protesters, supporting CPD
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/18/15-democratic-state-legislators-issue-statement-condemning-lawless-protesters-supporting-cpd/
— 1,740 new cases, 27 additional deaths, 1,510 in hospitals, 4.3 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/18/1740-new-cases-27-additional-deaths-1510-in-hospitals-43-percent-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How toxic sanctuary laws are ruining America’s suburbs – Dale Wilcox
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/18/how-toxic-sanctuary-laws-are-ruining-americas-subu/

BREITBART
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘Reckoning’ Seen in Chicago ‘an Incredible Moment in Our Civic History’ – TRENT BAKER
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/08/18/chicago-mayor-lightfoot-reckoning-seen-in-chicago-other-cities-an-incredible-moment-in-our-civic-history/
— AOC Slams John Kasich: Someone Who ‘Fights Against Women’s Rights’ Cannot Speak for Democrats – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/08/18/aoc-slams-john-kasich-someone-who-fights-against-womens-rights-cannot-speak-for-democrats/

NEWSMAX
— Is the The Ivy League Guilty of Progressive Racism? – Patrick Buchanan
https://www.newsmax.com/patrickbuchanan/asian-connerly-conservatives-yale/2020/08/18/id/982649/
— Blagojevich to Newsmax TV: I Don’t Recognize Democratic Party – Brian Trusdell
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/blagojevich-democrats-recognize-socialism/2020/08/18/id/982800/

NEWS BUSTERS
— New York Times Blind to Racial Bias at Yale – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/08/18/galling-new-york-times-blind-racial-bias-yale-sees-it-improv-and

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Thank Liberals for the Rolling Blackouts in California
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/08/18/thank-liberals-for-the-rolling-blackouts-in-california/

LIFE NEWS
— Facebook and Twitter Censor Hundreds of Conservative Users Before Joe Biden’s Nomination – CORINNE WEAVER
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/08/18/facebook-and-twitter-censor-hundreds-of-conservative-users-before-joe-bidens-nomination/

THE HILL
— Democrats’ platform is built with a lot of ‘We hate Trump’ planks – BERNARD GOLDBERG
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/512551-democrats-platform-is-built-with-a-lot-of-we-hate-trump-planks
— Five things to know on the Democratic platform – JONATHAN EASLEY, CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/512404-five-things-to-know-on-the-democratic-platform

POLITICO
— Postal Service cuts imperil ladder to middle class for many Black Americans – ELEANOR MUELLER and KELLIE MEJDRICH (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black American in 1966 and b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black American could have my job.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/18/postal-service-cuts-imperil-ladder-to-middle-class-for-many-black-americans-398190
(FROM THE ARTICLE: That ticket to economic security could be in jeopardy now. If President Donald Trump and Congress fail to resolve their fight over Postal Service funding, it won’t just put the agency’s financial future at risk. It could imperil one of the country’s longest-running and most reliable civil service jobs, potentially forcing steep cuts to an estimated 669,000-person workforce that is more than one-quarter Black — a rate more than double that of the national labor force. The sheer reach of the post office in all 50 states combined with the federal government’s anti-discrimination policies have made employment there more accessible than most industries to generations of Black workers. The agency’s pay and benefits often allowed them to share in the American Dream even when racial discrimination was everywhere in the country. A unionized postal worker can make as much as $75,000 a year, well above the national average income.)

REUTERS
— Trump: ‘suburban’ Americans don’t want low-income housing foisted on them
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-suberbs/trump-suburban-americans-dont-want-low-income-housing-foisted-on-them-idUSKCN25E1X4

FORBES
— The Billionaires Backing Joe Biden’s Campaign – Michela Tindera
https://www3.forbes.com/business/the-billionaires-backing-joe-bidens-campaign-vue/

August 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Protesters demand accountability from Chicago police, Mayor Lightfoot after violent clash with police in Loop CPD releases video showing beginning of clash Sunday – Jesse Kirsch, Alexis McAdams (DIERSEN: So far, what demands have protesters, vandals, looters, and rioters made on your mayor and how has your mayor responded to those demands? Should mayors be required to issue press releases that detail a) the demands that have been made on them, b) the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and/or countries that made those demands, and c) exactly how they responded to those demands?)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/chicago-protesters-demand-accountability-from-cpd-mayor-after-loop-clash/6372706/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,562 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-il-reports-1562-new-coronavirus-cases-18-deaths/6372985/

NBC5
— 4 Dead, at Least 39 Wounded in Chicago Shootings So Far This Weekend
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/4-dead-at-least-39-wounded-in-chicago-shootings-so-far-this-weekend/2323282/

CBS2
— Fingerpointing After Protest Turns Violent: Activists Accuse Police Of Attacking Them – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/16/fingerpointing-after-protest-turns-violent-activists-accuse-police-of-attacking-them/
— Mayor Lightfoot Addresses Violent Protest, Looting, And COVID-19 In Chicago On ‘Face The Nation’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/16/mayor-lightfoot-addresses-violent-protest-looting-and-covid-19-in-chicago-on-face-the-nation/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois imposes new COVID-19 rules after spike in cases
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-imposes-new-covid-19-rules-after-spike-in-cases
— New Zealand delays election after COVID-19 outbreak in Auckland – Nick Perry
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/new-zealand-delays-election-after-covid-19-outbreak-in-auckland
— Pelosi to call House back into session to vote on USPS bill – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pelosi-to-call-house-back-into-session-to-vote-on-usps-bill

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Blame game for weekend downtown melee pits mayor and CPD against activists Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday said “people have embedded themselves in these seemingly peaceful protests and come for a fight.” But some protesters said they were left “running for our lives” when officers apparently attempted to confine them in a small area Saturday night. – Tom Schuba and Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/16/21371041/chicago-mayor-police-department-protesters-melee-fight-good-kids-mad-city-increase-peace-lightfoot
— Illinois universities losing millions as students stay home UIC expects to lose $15 million with the number of students living on campus slashed in half, while Loyola expects a $50 million hit. – Clare Proctor
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/8/16/21365086/illinois-universities-fall-pandemic-uic-uiuc-illinois-dorms-loyola
— 2020 Democratic National Convention Programming is set to be broadcast and streamed online each night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/8/13/21367797/democratic-national-convention-2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Accusations fly between police and protesters one day after violent clash injured dozens – PAIGE FRY and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-downtown-protests-violent-20200816-v7yrehiibnbkvfpqxsijgz4cme-story.html
— Young organizers demand the release of arrested protesters and call on Chicago to address police violence – SOPHIE SHERRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-downtown-protest-arrests-young-activists-20200816-ev3dyxqh3zc6bamxg52zv2wyim-story.html

CAPITOL FAX
— State announces mitigation effort in Metro East
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/16/state-announces-mitigation-effort-in-metro-east/

BREITBART
— NY Times: Kamala Harris Is the ‘Face of America’s Demographic Shift’ – John Binder (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at non-Whites that non-Democrat Whites 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.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/16/ny-times-kamala-harris-face-americas-demographic-shift/

BLAZE
— Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle demand white residents ‘give up’ their homes ‘Now do something about it!’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-lives-matter-protesters-demand-white-residents-give-up-their-homes

NEWSMAX
— Navarro: Dems Want USPS to Be ‘Ballot-Harvesting Service’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/peternavarro-usps-mail-invoting/2020/08/16/id/982379/

THE HILL
— Chicago mayor: People who have ‘come for a fight’ have ’embedded themselves’ in peaceful protests – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/512228-chicago-mayor-people-who-have-come-for-a-fight-have-embedded
— Democrats featuring ‘rising stars’ in convention keynotes – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: Are/were you a rising star? I never was a rising star while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. To be a rising star in the federal government, you have to be a Democrat and at least one of the following: minority, female, and/or young. However, notwithstanding the fact that I am Republican, White, and male, IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO promoted me in 1986.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/512240-democrats-featuring-rising-stars-in-convention-keynotes

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Harris
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/16/harris-breathes-life-into-biden-campaign-395804

NBC NEWS
— On convention eve, Democrats are apprehensive – Jonathan Allen
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/eve-their-convention-democrats-are-apprehensive-n1236893

WASHINGTON POST
— House accelerates oversight of Postal Service as uproar grows, demanding top testify at ‘urgent’ hearing The House Oversight Committee announced a hearing for Aug. 24, inviting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service board of governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan – Jacob Bogage and Joseph Marks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/16/postal-service-mail-democrats-hearing-dejoy/
— The country’s future could hinge on postal workers – William H. McRaven
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-countrys-future-could-hinge-on-postal-workers/2020/08/16/c0f7b97e-dfca-11ea-8dd2-d07812bf00f7_story.html
— Harris’s wooing of Black activists paved a path to the ticket – Annie Linskey and Chelsea Janes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/harriss-wooing-of-black-activists-paved-a-path-to-the-ticket/2020/08/15/d638b276-de70-11ea-b205-ff838e15a9a6_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— How to protect yourself if you work in a toxic workplace – Vicki Salemi (DIERSEN: I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. My Democrat supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates protected themselves from being in a toxic workplace by helping my superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees made the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://nypost.com/2020/08/16/how-to-take-control-of-a-toxic-workplace-with-a-horrible-boss/

WASHINGTON POST
— FedEx and UPS are wary of delivering ballots for November election – Jacob Bogage and Colby Itkowitz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/15/postal-service-ballots-fedex-ups/

NPR
— What To Know About The Democratic National Convention
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/16/903051880/what-to-know-about-the-democratic-national-convention

WLOS
— OUTSTANDING: “We wouldn’t be safe without them” Demonstrators brave weather for ‘Back the Blue’ rally – Kari Barrows
https://wlos.com/news/local/we-wouldnt-be-safe-without-them-demonstrators-brave-weather-for-back-the-blue-rally

FEDERAL TIMES
— Background investigations —How to get a security clearance for a federal job – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn federal jobs, federal employees, and federal retirees like me, but who have never applied for a federal job a) because they knew that they could not pass a background investigation, b) because they view federal the pay and benefits as being terrible, c) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, d) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, e) because they cannot pass an employment examination, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, and/or g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree?)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2020/08/16/background-investigations-how-to-get-a-security-clearance-for-a-federal-job/

SPECTRUM NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Binghamton Back the Blue Rally Draws Massive Turnout
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2020/08/16/binghamton-back-the-blue-rally-draws-massive-turnout

DAILY MAIL
— ‘I’m trying to get my miles in before the Secret Service stops me’: Joe Biden revs up for the convention by taking his 1967 Corvette for a spin in latest campaign video – MARLENE LENTHANG (DIERSEN: What demographics do you share with Biden? Both Biden and I are Corvette owners, former federal employees, White, male, older, married, college graduates, Christian, non-poor, non-drinkers, gun owners, draft avoiders, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time. Biden owns a 1967 Corvette that his father gave him as a wedding gift in 1966. My father died suddenly in 1969 when I was 21 years old. I own a 1972 Corvette that I bought in 1971 a) with an insurance settlement that I got for the theft in Chicago of my 1969 Dodge Charger SE and b) with money that I earned working full-time for IRS and part-time for Firestone Stores. I own a 2005 Corvette that I bought in 2005 with money that I got from selling my 1968 Dodge Charger R/T and my 1962 Chevy Impala SS. I had owned the Charger R/T since 1994 and the Impala SS since 1989.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8633369/Joe-Biden-takes-1967-Corvette-spin-campaign-video.html

July 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— House Speaker Michael Madigan polling Democratic caucus on whether he should step down – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-asking-democratic-caucus-if-he-should-step-down/6343510/
— COVID-19 Illinois: 1,772 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths; Lake County beach closure will begin Saturday
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1772-new-covid-19-cases-18-deaths/6342901/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-7/30/2020
— Trump floats idea of November election delay, a virtual impossibility – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-floats-idea-of-election-delay-a-virtual-impossibility/6342501/

NBC5
— Lawmakers Say Madigan Called to Gauge Support as 7 Democrats Push for His Resignation Over ComEd Scandal – Mary Ann Ahern and Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/lawmakers-say-madigan-called-to-gauge-support-as-7-democrats-push-for-his-resignation-over-comed-scandal/2313345/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House GOP leader Jim Durkin now says Madigan should resign immediately – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-jim-durkin-comed-20200730-om55uhcrzjfsbmo7nu7yc2ezte-story.html
— Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal coronavirus toll – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-us-economic-plunge-20200730-t25tj4pzdvcmrirdufstpla2nm-story.html
— ComEd hearing another example of lax (imaginary?) ethics in state government – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-comed-corruption-zalewski-commerce-commission-20200730-nuslg347vfcjroo3rkwjasjb2e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Boss Trump can’t suspend elections, but Congress can do more to protect them. The ultimate weapon of every autocrat is to suspend elections, denying the people a chance to throw the bum out. Donald Trump has finally gone there.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/30/21348571/november-election-suspended-delayed-1918-flu-epidemic-john-lewis-voting-rights-editorial-louis-dejoy
— Illinois House Republican leader joins calls for Madigan’s ‘immediate resignation’ Jim Durkin says Mike Madigan is “unable to execute his responsibilities” as House Speaker. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/30/21348217/illinois-house-republican-leader-jim-durkin-mike-madigan-immediate-resignation
— Coronavirus crossroads? As Illinois sees largest single day caseload since May, Pritzker warns ‘we’re at a danger point’ The rise is part of a disturbing trend that’s seen July’s daily case average shoot up to more than 1,100, compared to 764 per day last month. In the last nine days alone, more than 13,000 new cases have been reported. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/30/21348339/coronavirus-covid-19-illinois-1772-pritzker-briefing-deaths-cases-reopening

DAILY HERALD
— Trump tweet about delaying election ignites reaction from suburban lawmakers, candidates – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200730/trump-tweet-about-delaying-election-ignites-reaction-from-suburban-lawmakers-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Calls for Madigan’s exit start to snowball And each of the latest statements is significant in its own way. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/calls-madigans-exit-start-snowball
— McDonald’s sets diversity goals – JESSICA WOHL (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Constructively, the federal government’s diversity goals are a) to hire only young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-sets-diversity-goals

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Rock Island County Clerk: Absentee ballot requests from Peoria legal, but causing confusion
https://qconline.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rock-island-county-clerk-absentee-ballot-requests-from-peoria-legal-but-causing-confusion/article_d6a03741-8278-560b-8303-a21ee1e3347c.amp.html

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Election officials game out worst-case scenarios in drills – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/election-officials-game-out-worst-case-scenarios-in-drills

CHICAGO PATCH
— Postal Service Shrugs Off Chicago Mail Delivery Complaints Ald. O’Shea wants City Council hearings on poor mail delivery so the postmaster general’s office can hear directly from angry Chicagoans. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/postal-service-shrugs-chicago-mail-delivery-complaints

CHICAGO NOW
— Time to cancel the Chicago Tribune Guild’s executive board? – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/07/time-to-cancel-the-chicago-tribune-guilds-executive-board/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— No Confidence Resolution Filed against Michael Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/no-confidence-resolution-filed-against-michael-madigan/
— Peter Breen Calls Out Madigan-Financed Dem Who Beat Him for All of a Sudden Being Anti-Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/peter-breen-calls-out-madigan-financed-dem-who-beat-him-for-all-of-a-sudden-being-anti-madigan/
— Aurora Democrat “Demands” Madigan to Step Down from Speakership
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/aurora-democrat-demands-madigan-to-step-down-from-speakership/
— Pressure on Madigan To Resign Should Come from “If” Democrats
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/pressure-on-the-madigan-should-resign-if-democrats/
— Petitions of Libertarian Candidates for Auditor and Coroner Challenged
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/petitions-of-libertarian-candidates-for-auditor-and-coroner-challenged/
— Acosta Says Franks Supports Closing Illegal Alien Detention Floor of McHenry County Jail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/acosta-says-franks-supports-closing-illegal-alien-detention-floor-of-mchenry-county-jail/
— Pritzker on Ethics: Bad, But No Action
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/pritzker-on-ethics-bad-but-no-action/
— Finally, a Dem House Member Calling Madigan to Resign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/29/finally-a-dem-house-member-calling-madigan-to-resign/
— UPDATE: John Kass Is Missing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/29/john-kass-is-missing/
— Electric Users Might Eventually Get Refund from Com Ed’s Criminality
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/29/electric-users-might-eventually-get-refund-from-com-eds-criminality/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Public School Authorities Bully Would-Be Home Educators – Diane O’Burns
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/government-school-administrators-bully-would-be-homeschoolers/

CAPITOL FAX
— Durkin changes tune, calls on Madigan to resign now
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/durkin-changes-tune-calls-on-madigan-to-resign-now/
— Rep. Kelly Cassidy: “Speaker Madigan must step down from his leadership roles, both in the House and in our party”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/rep-kelly-cassidy-speaker-madigan-must-step-down-from-his-leadership-roles-both-in-the-house-and-in-our-party/
— Republican US Senate candidate slams delay of high school football season: “Death will eventually come for everyone”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/republican-us-senate-candidate-slams-delay-of-high-school-football-season-death-will-eventually-come-for-everyone/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/covid-19-roundup-49/
— 1,772 new cases, 18 additional deaths, 3.8 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/1772-new-cases-18-additional-deaths-38-percent-positivity-rate/
— County clerk issues warning about GOP VBM mailers
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/county-clerk-issues-warning-about-gop-vbm-mailers/
— As more Democrats call for Madigan’s resignation, DPI updates website with new “branding”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/as-more-democrats-call-for-madigans-resignation-dpi-updates-website-with-new-branding/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Congressional Republican leaders reject Trump suggestion of delaying election – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/congressional-republican-leaders-reject-trump-suggestion-of-delaying-election

GOPUSA
— Blackhawks Ban Fans From Wearing Native American Headdresses To Their Games
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92695
— Boeing To Cut More Than 10.5K Jobs; Likely To Close Everett Assembly Line
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92647

FOX NEWS
— Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74 from coronavirus complications Cain, 74, first went to an Atlanta hospital for treatment on July 1 – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/herman-cain-dead-after-battle-with-coronavirus

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Immigration Problem Is Worse Than You Think – Andrew E. Harrod
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/the_immigration_problem_is_worse_than_you_think.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Silence and Betrayals of GOP Senate Leaders Killing America – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32990

NEWSMAX
— An Assignment To Remember: Covering Herman Cain – John Gizzi
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/cainclintonhealthcareteapartytrumpobama/2020/07/30/id/979877/

NBC NEWS
— Obama, eulogizing John Lewis, takes aim at Trump over voting rights, protest response Without mentioning his successor by name, the former president decried that federal troops had been deployed against “peaceful demonstrators.” – Rebecca Shabad
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/obama-eulogizing-john-lewis-takes-aim-trump-over-voting-rights-n1235341

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trumpism’s most persistent goal is the preservation of white supremacy.” How soon, if not already, will hate-filled Trump-haters officially call for Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, liberals, moderates, non-Whites, women, young people, LGBTQers, poor people, illegals, recent immigrants, non-Christians, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, etc., to kill Republicans?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumpisms-most-persistent-goal-is-the-preservation-of-white-supremacy/2020/07/30/0a3a6aec-d291-11ea-8c55-61e7fa5e82ab_story.html

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters side with Portland rioters.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/07/30/trump-calls-portland-protesters-anarchists-and-agitators-data-shows-otherwise/

NPR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Christian-hater promotes hatred of Christians.
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/896712611

WKBW
— OUTRAGEOUS: Survey posted to help determine location of ‘Black Lives Matter Street’ in Buffalo – Anthony Reyes, Megan Erbacher
https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/survey-posted-to-help-determine-location-of-black-lives-matter-street-in-buffalo

GREATER LONG ISLAND
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue march in Sayville on Saturday
https://sayville.greaterlongisland.com/2020/07/30/back-the-blue-march-in-sayville-on-saturday-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

SUN JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue rally in Lewiston People show support for police and school resource officers. – RUSS DILLINGHAM
https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/07/30/photos-back-the-blue-rally-in-lewiston/

WKRG
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue billboards posted in NW Florida – Kimber Collins
https://www.wkrg.com/northwest-florida/back-the-blue-billboards-posted-in-nw-florida/

LEDGER
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ luncheon in Bartow  Bartow Ford supplied 300 meals to local law enforcement officers from around Polk County during the “Back The Blue” luncheon in Bartow Thursday.
https://www.theledger.com/photogallery/LK/20200730/PHOTOGALLERY/730009994/PH/1

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— New Senate bill requires agencies to brush up diversity and inclusion plans – Nicole Ogrysko (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Constructively, the federal government’s diversity and inclusion goals are a) to hire only young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2020/07/new-senate-bill-requires-agencies-to-brush-up-diversity-and-inclusion-plans/

July 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ComEd bribery scheme implicating Illinois House Speaker revives term limits talk – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/bribery-scheme-implicating-madigan-revives-term-limits-talk/6335584/
— IL reports 1,541 new cases, 1 additional death as Chicago reimposes tighter coronavirus restrictions Illinois health officials reported 1,426 new cases, 12 additional deaths Saturday – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1-new-death;-1541-new-covid-19-cases-sunday/6335722/

NBC5
— Mike Ditka Criticizes Kneeling During National Anthem
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mike-ditka-criticizes-athletes-who-kneel-during-national-anthem/2311723/

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— This is Mike Madigan’s last hurrah – JIM NOWLAN
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/jim-nowlan-this-is-mike-madigan-s-last-hurrah/article_f55dc4c2-cf5f-11ea-bc51-e7d0a0cfc7c5.html

WILLIAM J KELLY
— William J. Kelly Speaks at the Million Unmasked March at the Springfield Capitol
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/#william-j-kelly-speaks-at-the-million-unmasked-march-at-the-springfield-capitol

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump loyalists are already setting up scapegoats for a November loss – Jay Caruso (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, for all of everyone’s problems. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-loyalists-are-already-setting-up-scapegoats-for-a-november-loss

FOX NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: College student arranges for pro-police billboard to be displayed in Oregon
https://news.yahoo.com/college-student-arranges-pro-police-120220637.html
— Carson on scrapping Obama-era housing rule: We don’t need layers of bureaucracy telling Americans how to live (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to flood the suburbs with individuals, organizations, and companies that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Italian Americans, anti-Christians, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about the successes that Democrats and their Libertarian, Green, and RINO enablers have had in DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, my precinct, and my neighborhood. According to those who run your municipality, your township, your county, and Illinois, what percent of those in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois are racist? Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, and other hate-filled Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are racists who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Ever-increasingly, the aforesaid hate-filled Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that the more votes that Republican candidates get in a precinct, municipal district, municipality, county district, county, or state, the more racist that precinct, municipal district, municipality, county district, county, and state is.)
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/carson-on-scrapping-obama-era-housing-rule-we-dont-need-layers-of-bureaucracy-telling-americans-how-to-live

BREITBART
— Demonstrators Attack Federal Buildings in L.A. in Solidarity with Portland – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/25/lapd-mobilizes-after-demonstrators-attack-federal-buildings-in-downtown-los-angeles/
— Mostly Peaceful: Riots in Democrat-Run Cities in ‘Solidarity’ with Portland – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/26/mostly-peaceful-riots-in-democrat-run-cities-in-solidarity-with-portland-riots/

BLAZE
— Riot declared in Portland as vandals tear down fence protecting federal courthouse Rioters and federal law enforcement engaged in fiery clashes on the 59th day of protests. – Paul Sacca (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/portland-riots-video-courthouse-fence

DAILY WIRE
— Civil Rights Activists Fire Back At Portland Protesters: It’s No Longer About Black Lives – Emily Zanotti (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/civil-rights-activists-fire-back-at-portland-protesters-its-no-longer-about-black-lives

TOWNHALL
— Leftist Mob Gathers Outside the Home of Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf – Bronson Stocking (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/07/26/leftist-mob-gathers-outside-dhs-secretary-wolfs-home-n2573138

PJ MEDIA
— Media in Illinois Silent About Gov. Pritzker’s Ties to Corrupt House Speaker – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/07/26/media-in-illinois-silent-about-gov-pritzker-ties-to-corrupt-house-speaker-n709057
— 10 Big Fat Lies You’re Being Told About the Portland Riots – VICTORIA TAFT (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://pjmedia.com/columns/victoria-taft/2020/07/26/10-big-fat-lies-youre-being-told-about-the-portland-riots-n675861

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Young, dumb, privileged Maoist punks plot Marxist Revolution in the U.S. – Terry Ponick (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/commentary/young-dumb-privileged-maoist-punks-plot-marxist-revolution-in-the-us-131174/

MSNBC
— Swing state voters disagree on whether Trump is racist – ALI VELSHI (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-haters call you a racist and even worse things: law enforcement officer: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.msnbc.com/ali-velshi/watch/swing-state-voters-disagree-on-whether-trump-is-racist-88309829842

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow that “Protests explode across the country; police declare riots in Seattle, Portland. In Seattle, police said protesters set fire to a construction site for a juvenile detention facility. In Portland, protesters breached a federal courthouse.” How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/25/seattle-police-declare-riot-renewed-black-lives-matter-protests/

CBS DENVER
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back The Blue’ Rally In Berthoud Sunday – Anica Padilla
https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/07/26/counter-protesters-scuffle-demonstrators-back-the-blue-rally-berthoud/

BATON ROUGE PROUD
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue: Honoring our law enforcement across the metro – Crystal Whitman
https://www.brproud.com/news/back-the-blue-honoring-our-law-enforcement-across-the-metro/

ERIE NEWS NOW
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue Rally Takes Place in North East About 200 people attended the Back the Blue Rally to show support for local and national police officers. – Rachel Niemi
https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/42411998/back-the-blue-rally-takes-place-in-north-east

PROGRESS INDEX
— OUTSTANDING: Rally draws hundreds to Back the Blue – y Kristi K. Higgins
https://www.progress-index.com/news/20200726/rally-draws-hundreds-to-back-blue-and-green

KTVZ
— OUTSTANDING: Redmond flag-waving rally supports President Trump
https://ktvz.com/videos/local-videos/2020/07/26/redmond-flag-waving-rally-supports-president-trump/

FOUR STATES HOMEPAGE
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ event shows support to law enforcement officers in Virginia Beach – Kara Dixon
https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/news/back-the-blue-event-shows-support-to-law-enforcement-officers-in-virginia-beach/

NEWSWEEK
— OUTRAGEOUS: Chicago Mayor Blames Other States With ‘No Gun Control’ for City’s Increasing Violence – TOM O’CONNOR (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.newsweek.com/chicago-mayor-blame-states-no-gun-control-violence-1520560

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthoban/2020/07/26/marijuana-legalization-may-not-be-a-blue-issue/#4e6c562858bf

ARMENIAN REPORTER
— Portland rioters use ‘cover of crowd’ to commit crimes, launch fireworks at officers – Jackson Delong (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.reporter.am/portland-rioters-use-cover-of-crowd-to-commit-crimes-launch-fireworks-at-officers/

July 14 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOX NEWS
— US Conference of Mayors supports commission to study giving reparations to African-Americans – Morgan Phillips (DIERSEN: To get elected, did the mayor of your municipality say he/she was a) for reparations or b) against reparations? If for reparations, who did he/she say who should pay reparations – residents who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/conference-of-mayors-supports-study-reparations-african-americans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 72 shot, 13 fatally, in Chicago July 4th weekend violence so far, police say 1,200 more police officers on Chicago streets from Thursday to Sunday – Will Jones and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/72-shot-13-fatally-in-july-4th-weekend-violence-so-far/6299274/
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 639 to over 147K
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-639/6300213/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “For 4th of July, President Trump slams his enemies during holiday remarks.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/for-nations-birthday-trump-slams-his-enemies-within/6298342/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 639 New Coronavirus Cases, 6 Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-639-new-coronavirus-cases-6-deaths/2300141/
— Democrats, Biden Look to Accelerate Southern Political Shift During a national reckoning on racism, Democratic Party leaders want symbolic changes to become part of a fundamental shift at the ballot box – Bill Barrow
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/democrats-biden-look-to-accelerate-southern-political-shift/2300159/

CBS2
— Black Lives Matter Mural Painted By Evanston Township H.S. Boys’ Basketball Team Splattered With Paint; They Believe It Was Defaced
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/05/black-lives-matter-mural-painted-by-evanston-township-h-s-boys-basketball-team-splattered-with-paint-they-believe-it-was-defaced/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker condemns Kansas newspaper cartoon equating face mask order with Holocaust – Jessica Villagomez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-kansas-holocaust-cartoon-illinois-governor-pritzker-face-masks-20200705-oo7yk3yorvc43hnra5bd3exr4m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Surprise: Justice Kavanaugh sides with Gov. Pritzker over Illinois Republican organizations in COVID-19 crowd restriction case Kavanaugh denied an emergency bid by Illinois Republican organizations to block Pritzker’s COVID-19 ban on political events with more than 50 people. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/5/21314083/surprise-justice-kavanaugh-sides-with-gov-pritzker-over-illinois-gop-in-covid-crowd-restriction-case

FOX ILLINOIS
— FDA head rejects Trump’s claim that 99 percent of virus cases are ‘harmless’ – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/fda-head-rejects-trumps-claim-that-99-percent-of-virus-cases-are-harmless

WTRF
— Protesters crash Trump boat rally in Pittsburgh
https://www.wtrf.com/news/pennsylvania-headlines/protesters-crash-trump-boat-rally-in-pittsburgh/

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Looking Back: The Fight for Illinois Statehood and the Debate Over Slavery in 1818 – Benjamin Polony & Evan Williamson (DIERSEN: In my defense, the first of my ancestors did immigrate to America until 1844 and all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://mailchi.mp/centerforilpolitics/looking-back-the-fight-for-illinois-statehood-and-the-debate-over-slavery-in-1818

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republican revolt: Anti-Trump insurgents choose ‘country over party,’ defect to Biden – S.A. Miller
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/5/republican-defectors-back-joe-biden-over-donald-tr/

BLAZE
— Violence erupts in Chicago: 67 shot, 13 killed, including a 7-year-old girl, over July 4th weekend. This is the third week in a row that young children have been shot dead in Chicago – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chicago-shootings-of-july-children-killed
— Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she’s open to tearing down George Washington, Thomas Jefferson statues The Illinois senator also criticized President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore, ‘Standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans’ – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/tammy-duckworth-george-washington-statues-removal
— Colin Kaepernick bashes America on July 4th — but had completely different message when Obama was president ‘We reject your celebration of white supremacy’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/colin-kaepernick-bashes-america-independence-day

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/05/opinion/trump-monuments.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The politics of race are shifting, and politicians are struggling to keep pace. What will come of the gathering call for action? – Dan Balz (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will politicians officially banish those who do not promote BLM and LGBTQ?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/race-reckoning/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/05/trump-is-running-an-openly-racist-campaign/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-trumps-new-version-of-american-carnage-the-threat-isnt-immigrants-or-foreign-nations-its-other-americans/2020/07/04/f1354fa6-be10-11ea-8cf5-9c1b8d7f84c6_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/05/toe-tally-terry-tism-speech/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/07/05/trumps-newest-assault-americas-public-schools-they-teach-kids-hate-their-country/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-vicious-culture-war-is-all-trump-has-left/2020/07/05/4ca0986c-bca1-11ea-8cf5-9c1b8d7f84c6_story.html
— Biden tells teachers their profession is ‘the most important’ on same day Trump trashes public schools – Valerie Strauss (DIERSEN: Obviously, Democrat teachers make their students pro-BLM, pro-LGBTQ, anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-marriage, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestants, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/07/05/biden-tells-teachers-their-profession-is-most-important-same-day-trump-trashes-public-schools/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Indigenous groups, Black Lives Matter join forces to decry historical ‘sins’ on July 4 – ANDREW J. CAMPA (DIERSEN: In my defense, the first of my ancestors did immigrate to America until 1844 and all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-04/indigenous-groups-black-lives-matters-join-forces-to-mark-historical-sins-on-july-4th

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Forbes sides with individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestants, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sethcohen/2020/07/05/the-new-deplorables/#49fafddf1a2b

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— Colleges Are in for a Racial Reckoning. Name Changes Are Only the Beginning. – Marc Parry (DIERSEN: Will colleges officially banish all those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Are-in-for-a-Racial/249116