January 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Georgia runoff election: Biden, Trump warn of high stakes with Senate majority at stake – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-trump-warn-of-high-stakes-of-georgia-senate-runoffs/9370053/

NBC5
— Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Won’t Face Criminal Charges: Kenosha County DA No officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake will be charged in the August 2020 shooting
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/officer-who-shot-jacob-blake-wont-face-criminal-charges-kenosha-county-da/2408273/
— Georgia’s Critical Senate Runoffs Are Too Close to Call as Polls Close – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/georgias-critical-senate-runoffs-are-too-close-to-call-as-polls-close/2408700/
— GOP Pollster Says ‘the Next 48 Hours Are Going to Be Among the Worst’ Ever for Republicans – Kevin Stankiewicz,
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/gop-pollster-says-the-next-48-hours-are-going-to-be-among-the-worst-ever-for-republicans/2408175/

WTTW
— Dividing Party, Republicans Poised to Challenge Biden Win
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/05/dividing-party-republicans-poised-challenge-biden-win

FOX NEW CHICAGO
— Georgia begins counting ballots in Senate runoff elections that will decide balance of power – Steve Peoples, Bill Barrow and Russ Bynum
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/senate-majority-up-for-grabs-as-georgians-head-to-the-polls-for-run-off-elections
— Electoral College vote count: What will happen in Congress when Republicans object? – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/electoral-college-vote-count-what-will-happen-in-congress-when-republicans-object

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Live 2021 Election Results See below for live Georgia election results.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/results/
— Don’t even think about it, Springfield lawmakers – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-tax-hike-madigan-pritzker-20210105-ibufbuuvjbgyfbwkzvnq4lrsxq-story.html
— Illinois county officials begin clearing low-level marijuana possession cases from court records – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/ct-sta-will-county-marijuana-expungement-st-0106-20210105-hb5lpyotfbfp7nrhcppgzmrkc4-story.html
— Half of CPS teachers expected to return to schools Monday failed to show up, as CEO calls out aldermen who oppose reopening plan: ‘Why the concern now?’ – HANNAH LEONE, KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-schools-reopening-plan-principal-union-attacks-district-20210105-uigfhflnafepbazdj4kugdfbey-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says ‘exponential increase’ of COVID-19 vaccines needed to fight spread of coronavirus. – GREGORY PRATT, MADELINE BUCKLEY, ALICE YIN and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-vaccines-second-doses-20210105-34pgyimohbesndxyxg2dvvugyy-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot says she apologized to Anjanette Young | Kenosha cop won’t face charges in Blake shooting | Today’s Georgia special elections to determine balance of power in U.S. Senate – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-anjanette-young-jacob-blake-decision-oberweis-spin-20210105-q2pn536atvedloruwx53fywf4i-story.html
— Alleging voting irregularities, state Sen. Jim Oberweis contests Rep. Lauren Underwood’s reelection in U.S. House – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-oberweis-challenge-20210105-7gf3u7fovjfedlxaiiu2gp6kfm-story.html
— Open Chicago schools. City Hall and CPS, do not back down. – PAUL VALLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-cps-ctu-reopening-schools-vallas-20210105-lh7c75pw7jgxxa6w5egahmsu3u-story.html
— Electoral boards race clock to settle disputes and meet voting deadlines – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-politics-during-pandemic-st-0106-20210105-konyo6zflffpxeyyjdkyayg4ji-story.html
— Georgia election updates: Polls close in two critical races that will determine control of US Senate and fate of Biden’s agenda – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-georgia-runoff-election-results-20210105-torujxxjizdzphqhempcuohwl4-htmlstory.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— #notyou? — Democratic women leading the charge to muzzle the speaker. State Rep. Ann Williams is the latest to say she is considering running for speaker when the newly elected General Assembly convenes next week. House Democratic Caucus Chair Kathleen Willis has thrown her hat in the race, and state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, announced that she’s seeking the House’s top leadership post back in October. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/5/22215794/democratic-women-speaker-madigan-williams-willis-kifowit
— 40% of Chicago teachers and staff didn’t report to schools as ordered, district says. CPS CEO Janice Jackson said those who continue to ignore their orders will face progressive discipline, but that it’s in nobody’s interest to fire teachers. – Nader Issa and Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/1/5/22214895/chicago-public-schools-coronavirus-teachers-return-classroom-in-person-instruction-ctu-cps-covid-19
— It could take year and a half to vaccinate all Chicago residents if feds don’t speed up pace, Lightfoot says. The mayor called on President-elect Joe Biden to deliver significantly more doses of vaccine after the effort by the Trump administration has fallen way short. – Brett Chase
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/1/5/22215498/where-get-vaccine-delivery-lori-lightfoot-donald-trump-joe-biden

DAILY HERALD
— After losing election, Skillicorn calls it quits early – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/after-losing-election-skillicorn-calls-it-quits-early-
— Already sworn in, Underwood disregards Oberweis’ attempt to toss election results – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/already-sworn-in-underwood-disregards-oberweis-attempt-to-toss-election-results
— Rickert officially resigns as Kane County treasurer – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/rickert-officially-resigns-as-kane-county-treasurer
— Oak Brook electoral board votes to keep Drake Hotel owner on April ballot – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/oak-brook-electoral-board-votes-to-keep-drake-hotel-owner-on-april-ballot
— GOP lawmakers introduce ‘fair maps’ legislation – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/gop-lawmakers-introduce-fair-maps-legislation

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois House Republicans trying to quickly pass redistricting reform – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/05/illinois-house-republican-propose-redistricting-reform/6551834002/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Party leaders work to find replacement for Brady in state senate – Brittni Clemons
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/party-leaders-work-to-find-replacement-for-brady-in-state-senate/

WSIL TV
— Maps without Madigan: Republicans file proposal for independent redistricting commission – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/05/maps-without-madigan-republicans-file-proposal-for-independent-redistricting-commission/

OAK LAWN PATCH
— Cook County Saw Record Number Of Gun-Related Deaths In 2020 – Gillian Smith
https://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/cook-county-saw-record-number-gun-related-deaths-2020

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Grogan says vote must be challenged after numbers don’t add up, echoes Trump sentiment
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/570742007-grogan-says-vote-must-be-challenged-after-numbers-don-t-add-up-echoes-trump-sentiment

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— IL State Rep Allen Skillicorn Resigned; Moving to Arizona – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/01/il-state-rep-allen-skillicorn-resigned-moving-to-arizona/

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/05/covid-19-roundup-71/
— 6,839 new confirmed and probable cases; 126 additional deaths; 3,905 hospitalized; 800 in ICU; 8.5 percent average case positivity rate; 9.8 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/05/6839-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-126-additional-deaths-3905-hospitalized-800-in-icu-85-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-98-percent-average-test-positivity-rate/
— Statehouse reporters to Speaker Madigan: Lift unnecessary session coverage restrictions
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/05/statehouse-reporters-to-speaker-madigan-lift-unnecessary-session-coverage-restrictions/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump presses Pence to upend Electoral College: ‘The Vice President has the power’ – Dave Boyer, Gabriella Muñoz and Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/5/mike-pence-pressured-reject-electoral-college-resu/

GOPUSA
— Congress Has Officially Gone Gender Crazy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99955
— Are Georgia And The Media Preparing Public For Another Delay In Reporting The Results?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100006
— Trump: Fox News Unwatchable
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99904

EPOCH TIMES
— GOP Senators Objecting to Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona Electoral Votes: Brooks – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gop-senators-objecting-to-georgia-pennsylvania-arizona-electoral-votes-brooks_3644758.html

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump privately admits it’s over, but wants to brawl for attention.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/05/donald-trump-election-challenge-455233

NBC NEWS
— No charges filed against Kenosha officers in Jacob Blake shooting. Even before announcing his findings, the Kenosha County District Attorney pleaded for peace. – David K. Li and Doha Madani
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/no-charges-filed-against-kenosha-officers-jacob-blake-shooting-n1252739

NEW YORK TIMES
— We Built Google. This Is Not the Company We Want to Work For. Our company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” An organized work force will help us live up to it. – Parul Koul and Chewy Shaw
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/opinion/google-union.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/winning-election-not-enough-perpetrators-must-tried-punished/

December 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— House approves Trump’s $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-approves-trumps-$2k-checks-sending-to-gop-led-senate/9134705/

NBC5
— Congressman, Other Republicans Sue Vice President Pence in Last-Ditch Effort to Overturn Biden Win – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/congressman-other-republicans-sue-vice-president-pence-in-last-ditch-effort-to-overturn-biden-win/2403578/

WGN TV
— Illinois surpasses 16,000 COVID-19 deaths, state reports 4,453 new cases and 105 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-surpasses-16000-covid-19-deaths-state-reports-4453-new-cases-and-105-deaths/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 4,453 new COVID-19 cases and 105 additional deaths reported as Chicago begins distributing vaccines to long-term medical care facilities and outpatient clinics
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201228-y4w6vpvkjnhktluiku72c3m2pa-story.html
— House votes to override Trump’s veto of defense bill – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-house-veto-defense-bill-vote-trump-20201229-5cm2vu6jjbckzbqnmlos23eahy-story.html
— Kinzinger ‘concerned’ Trump’s election claims could spur violence | Talks crumble for Lightfoot, Anjanette Young meeting | Former Ald. Moreno charged with DUI – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-trump-electoral-college-lightfoot-anjanette-young-spin-20201229-zxcrjukmprhjtiygrnvhhri2sq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— COVID-19 death toll tops 16,000 in Illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/12/28/22202769/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage clerk: Recounts confirm results in four races
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201228/dupage-clerk-recounts-confirm-results-in-four-races
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek announced Monday that discovery recounts in races for four offices in the Nov. 3 election confirmed the results she certified Nov. 24. Losing candidates Jim Oberweis (14th Congressional District), Jeannette Ward (Illinois 25th Senate District), Bob Grogan (DuPage County auditor) and Tim Whelan (DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission District 4) had sought the recounts. Ballots from 286 of 930 precincts were recounted over nine days, starting Dec. 7 and concluding Dec. 23. Grogan is challenging the election results in a suit filed Dec. 24.)
— New Lake County circuit judges take their oaths of office to serve
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20201228/new-lake-county-circuit-judges-take-their-oaths-of-office-to-serve

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago more than doubling COVID inoculations this week City health officials have another 38,000 doses in hand, but almost everyone—outside of medical workers and nursing home residents—will have to wait until at least February to get their shots. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicago-more-doubling-covid-inoculations-week

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Coronavirus Vaccine Arrives in McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/coronavirus-vaccine-arrives-in-mchenry-county/
— Algonquin Township Consolidation Petition Challenger Rebuts Dismissal Motion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/algonquin-township-consolidation-petition-challenger-rebuts-dismissal-motion/
— Partisan Fireworks at McHenry County Board Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/mchenrybrd122820/
— Zoom Access to Next Algonquin Electoral Board Hearing on the Algonquin Township Abolition Referendum Petition
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/access-to-next-algonquin-electoral-board-hearing-on-the-algonquin-township-abolition-referendum-petition/
— A Safer Illinois General Assembly
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/a-safer-illinois-general-assembly/
— Of $600 and the Kennedy Center
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/28/157917/
— From the Desk of John Lopez: Why Flipping NM-02 Important to Me
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/27/lopez122720/
— Sunday Funnies: McHenry Township Board Christmas Eve Emergency Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/27/mchenrytwp122720/
— Pritzker Continues to Announce Grants While Saying He Is Cutting Spending, McHenry County Gets $110,300
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/27/pritzker-continues-to-announce-grants-while-saying-he-is-cutting-spending/
— The Religious Background of Santa Claus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/27/the-religious-background-of-santa-claus/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER WISCONSIN JUDGE TROUPIS: COURT SYSTEM DEEPLY INTIMIDATED BY THE LEFT.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/former-wisconsin-judge-troupis-court-system-deeply-intimidated-by-the-left.html
— ILLINOIS CONGRESSMAN CALLS TRUMP AND HIS SUPPORTERS GRIFTERS, CRAZIES, AND EMBARRASSING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/illinois-congressman-calls-trump-and-his-supporters-grifters-crazies-and-embarrassing.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Dozens’ of House Republicans eye objection to election results: Rep. Mo Brooks – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/28/mo-brooks-says-he-could-see-dozens-house-republica/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Uses Impoundment Control Act to Demand Payments Increase to $2,000 – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-says-he-will-use-impoundment-control-act-to-demand-payments-increase-to-2000_3635100.html
— Trump Urges Supporters to Gather in DC on Jan. 6 – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-urges-supporters-to-gather-in-dc-on-jan-6_3634449.html

THE HILL
— House passes bill boosting stimulus checks to $2,000 – NAOMI JAGODA AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/531883-house-passes-bill-boosting-stimulus-checks-to-2000

NEW YORK TIMES
— House Votes to Override Trump’s Veto of Military Bill – Catie Edmondson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/28/us/politics/house-overrides-trump-veto-military-bill.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden accuses Trump appointees of obstructing transition on national security issues – Amy B Wang and Jenna Johnson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-trump-obstruction/2020/12/28/d4dd6e7e-4925-11eb-839a-cf4ba7b7c48c_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— House Votes to Increase Stimulus Checks to $2,000, Override Trump Veto of Defense Bill. Defense measure now goes to Senate, is poised to be first bill to become law over Trump’s objections. – Natalie Andrews and Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-set-to-vote-on-defense-bill-veto-override-2-000-checks-11609168694

FED SMITH
— Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace: What Federal Employees Can Expect – Mathew B. Tully, Esq.
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/12/21/mandatory-covid-19-vaccinations-in-the-workplace-what-federal-employees-can-expect/

NEWSWEEK
— GOP Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Mo Brooks Publicly Spar Over Trump’s Baseless Voter Fraud Claims – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-congressmen-publicly-spar-over-trumps-baseless-voter-fraud-claims-1557535

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 72% of Republicans See Trump As Model for Party’s Future
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/december_2020/72_of_republicans_see_trump_as_model_for_party_s_future

December 27 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Lawmakers Press Trump on Relief Bill as Jobless Aid Expires. About 9.5 million people had been relying on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program that expired altogether Saturday. – Jill Colvin
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/lawmakers-press-trump-on-relief-bill-as-jobless-aid-expires/2403041/
— Illinois Reports 3,767 New Cases of Coronavirus, 104 Additional Deaths Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-3767-new-cases-of-coronavirus-104-additional-deaths-sunday/2403072/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Biden: Reversing Trump’s immigration policies will take months – Alexandra Jaffe
(DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/biden-reversing-trump-border-policies-will-take-months

WGN TV
— Illinois health officials report 3,767 new cases of COVID-19, 104 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-health-officials-report-3767-new-cases-of-covid-19-104-deaths/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Second stimulus check updates: Legislators urge Trump to sign COVID-19 relief bill as unemployment benefits for millions of Americans expire – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-second-stimulus-check-updates-20201227-lcuwnmemifapxht4f7jcltmjmi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Kinzinger.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/27/22201581/gop-rep-adam-kinzinger-trump-conspiracy-electoral-college-challenge-violence
— Another big assignment for post-pandemic America: Get young people back in college. An additional 560,000 young Americans opted against going to college this past fall, largely because of the pandemic. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/27/22197305/college-enrollment-decline-covid-19-national-student-clearinghouse-city-colleges-uic-editorial

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Tops 900 Coronavirus Deaths: Health Department. The risk of coronavirus transmission in DuPage County is “substantial,” according to the health department. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-tops-900-coronavirus-deaths-health-department

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Censorship, American-style: Big Tech speech control factored into Trump’s defeat – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/27/editorial-big-tech-speech-control-factored-into-tr/

TOWNHALL
— GOP Senator Warns Trump of Tarnished Legacy If the President Lets This Happen – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/12/27/gop-senator-warns-trump-of-tarnished-legacy-if-president-lets-this-happen-n2582161

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Racially Diverse’ Cops Dumping Portland in Favor of Lower Paying Jobs in Places Where They’re Appreciated – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2020/12/26/racially-diverse-cops-dumping-portland-in-favor-of-lower-paying-jobs-in-places-where-theyre-appreciated-n1286961

EPOCH TIMES
— Millions Lost Benefits as Congress Failed to Meet Trump Demand for $2,000 Stimulus Checks – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/estimate-millions-lost-jobless-benefits-on-saturday-as-congress-failed-to-meet-trump-demand-for-2000-stimulus-checks_3633554.html

THE HILL
— Dumping Abraham Lincoln? A word of advice to the ‘cancel culture’ – ABRAHAM COOPER AND HAROLD BRACKMAN
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/531382-dumping-abraham-lincoln-a-word-of-advice-to-the-cancel-culture

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger calls efforts to overturn election ‘a scam’ and says “It is a scam and it is going to disappoint the people that believe this election was stolen.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/27/kinzinger-trump-election-defeat-republicans-450826

YAHOO NEWS
— Chicago police raid: Protest held outside CPD headquarters calling for reform, support for Anjanette Young
https://news.yahoo.com/chicago-police-raid-protest-held-002756452.html

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Kinzinger.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/27/sotu-kinzinger-full.cnn
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/27/kinzinger-sot-trump-veto-defense-bill-sotu-vpx.cnn
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s grievances leave Americans in need in limbo.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/27/politics/donald-trump-stimulus-bill-unemployment-benefits/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Nero fiddled. Trump plays golf.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/27/opinions/trump-golf-hate-america-obeidallah/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘This just has to get done’: Lawmakers push Trump to sign the relief bill. – Emily Cochrane, Hailey Fuchs and Lucy Tompkins
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/27/us/politics/this-just-has-to-get-done-lawmakers-push-trump-to-sign-the-relief-bill.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump has indicated he will sign stimulus and government spending bill into law, averting shutdown. The president had demanded changes to the stimulus bill but on Sunday signaled he would release the stimulus funds after all. – Seung Min Kim, Jeff Stein, Mike DeBonis and Toluse Olorunnipa
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/12/27/trump-stimulus-shutdown-congress/
— Countdown to shutdown: Here’s what happens if Trump doesn’t enact the stimulus law by midnight Monday. Unemployment benefits, eviction protections, small-business aid and stimulus checks are all frozen — and a shutdown begins — if the bill isn’t signed. – Tony Romm and Rachel Siegel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/12/27/trump-shutdown-stimulus/
— Why these Fox News loyalists have changed the channel to Newsmax – Jeremy Barr
https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2020/12/27/fox-news-viewers-switch-to-newsmax/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Lawmakers urge Trump to sign stimulus bill or be blamed for ‘chaos’ and ‘misery’ – LAURA KING
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-12-27/unemployment-benefits-expire-for-millions-as-trump-rages

AIR FORCE MAGAZINE
— Brown: ‘Shame on Us’ if Military Diversity Efforts Falter – Rachel S. Cohen
(DIERSEN: “Up-or-out” is a “diversity effort,” that is, it is reverse discrimination and age discrimination if it is applied only to White males.)
https://www.airforcemag.com/brown-shame-on-us-if-military-diversity-efforts-falter/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Sanders.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/12/27/sanders-calls-trumps-stimulus-hold-up-cruel-urges-him-to-sign-bill-immediately-amid-looming-shutdown/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump supporter and Fox News star Geraldo Rivera said the president is acting like an ‘entitled frat boy’ since losing the election.”
https://www.businessinsider.com/geraldo-rivera-said-trump-acting-entitled-frat-boy-since-election-2020-12

LGBTQ NATION
— These queer organizers in Georgia are working overtime to flip the Senate blue – Molly Sprayregen
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ promote the destruction of the Republican Party.)
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/12/queer-organizers-georgia-working-overtime-flip-senate-blue/

DAILY MAIL
— ‘It’s a scam!’ Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger says Donald Trump is fueling ‘violence’ in his supporters ahead of Congress certifying Biden’s win and ’emboldening conspiracy theorists’ – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9090837/Its-scam-GOP-Rep-Adam-Kinzinger-says-Donald-Trump-fueling-violence-supporters.html

December 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 5,742 cases, 156 coronavirus deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-deaths-vaccine-cases/9061896/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 5,742 New Coronavirus Cases, 156 Additional Deaths Friday. Over the last 24 hours, 98,958 test specimens were returned to state laboratories, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-5742-new-coronavirus-cases-156-additional-deaths-friday/2402626/

CBS2
— Illinois COVID Numbers: 5,742 New Cases
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/25/illinois-covid-numbers-5742-new-cases/

WGN TV
— 5,742 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Illinois, including 156 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/5742-new-cases-of-covid-19-reported-in-illinois-including-156-deaths/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Second stimulus check updates: Trump golfs again in Florida as COVID-19 relief bill remains in limbo – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-second-stimulus-check-updates-20201225-hyyqtd3rvzgfjeyu5ejs2ulfve-story.html
— Flashback: Englewood’s shopping district rivaled that of the Loop — but it fell victim to rise of suburban malls, white flight – ELISE DE LOS SANTOS
(DIERSEN: I worked for IRS at its office at 63rd and Halsted in 1973. My 1962 Chevy BelAir was stolen while was working there.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/history/ct-opinion-flashback-englewood-shopping-district-20201225-yhhq3t4j6rfp5o44ofxqcszjqa-story.html

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— The courage of standing up for our Police. A student athlete at the University of Illinois stood tall and proud recently while all of her teammates and coaches took a knee during the singing of the National Anthem. That student, who I know but won’t identify, has true courage and is the symbol of what true justice is in the fight against racism and bigotry. Fighting crime is fighting racism. – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2020/12/25/the-courage-of-standing-up-for-our-police/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A friend recently sent me a photo of a young female athlete at a basketball game at the University of Illinois standing up during the playing of the National Anthem while all of her teammates were on one knee. Although bending one knee is being defended as a symbol of protesting against “police violence,” it really has become more than that symbolizing extremist agendas including “defunding” the police. In the photo, this one junior is standing with her hand on her heart while her teammates and coaches all take one knee before the start of the game. I know who the girl is, but I won’t identify her because she could easily become the target of a growing movement of fanaticism that opposes the Police.)

CHICAGO NOW
— These Illinois Politicians Got a Vaccine while your Granny did not – Richard Davis
http://www.chicagonow.com/life-tv-dinner/2020/12/illinois-politicians-get-a-vaccine-before-granny/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump pushes again for $2,000 stimulus checks; COVID-19 relief bill still in limbo – Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/25/donald-trump-pushes-again-2000-stimulus-checks-cov/

GOPUSA
— Leftists Hijacking Vaccination Rollout
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99695

AMERICAN THINKER
— Equality vs. equity in Joe Biden’s America – John Leonard
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/equality_vs_equity_in_joe_bidens_america.html

BREITBART
— Rev. Franklin Graham: ‘Pray God’ Spares the Nation ‘from the Evil Before Us’ – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/25/rev-franklin-graham-pray-god-spares-the-nation-from-the-evil-before-us/

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Americans in Name Only (AINO) – Linda Goudsmit
https://canadafreepress.com/article/americans-in-name-only-aino

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— NY Dem Congressman-Elect: American Capitalism “is Slavery by Another Name” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/12/ny-dem-congressman-elect-american-capitalism-is-slavery-by-another-name/

THE HILL
— Could Pence run and win in 2024? – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/531372-the-memo-could-pence-run-and-win-in-2024

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump is destroying his own party on the way out the door.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/25/opinions/trump-republicans-mcconnell-perdue-loeffler-lockhart/index.html

ABC NEWS
— Why you still need to wear a mask after getting COVID-19 vaccine. Getting the vaccine does not mean you can ignore precautions. – Dr. Jay Bhatt and Dr. Shazia Ahmed
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wear-mask-covid-19-vaccine/story?id=74858114

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Record cash pours into Georgia Senate races, with a large chunk from California – DAVID LAUTER
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-12-25/record-sums-pour-into-georgia-donors-secret

VOICE OF AMERICA
— Trump’s Lasting Legacy: Conservative Supermajority on Supreme Court – Masood Farivar
https://www.voanews.com/usa/trumps-lasting-legacy-conservative-supermajority-supreme-court

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— ‘Unprecedented’ mail volume delays Christmas gifts
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/sports-news/2020/12/unprecedented-mail-volume-delays-christmas-gifts/

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to promote diversity is to promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://time.com/5912852/high-school-speech-debate-diversity/

December 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 6,239 cases, 116 coronavirus deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6239-covid-19-cases-116-deaths/8980192/

NBC5
— US Surgeon General Says New Coronavirus Variant in UK May Already Be in US
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/us-surgeon-general-says-new-coronavirus-variant-in-uk-may-already-be-in-us/2400822/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois continues lowering COVID-19 positivity rate with 6,239 new cases reported
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/12/22/22194986/covid-19-relief-money-expected-early-next-week-mnuchin-live-updates
— 1,500 Cook County health care, sheriff’s employees walk off the job for one-day strike. The planned strike came after union members were unable to come to an agreement with the county over pandemic pay and safer working conditions. – Jermaine Nolen
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/12/22/22194978/union-strike-cook-county-health-care-sheriffs-employees-walk-off-job-seiu-local-73

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Durbin says Illinois shouldn’t count on Washington for future pandemic aid to deal with state’s budget deficit – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-durbin-coronavirus-relief-bill-20201222-qnsz5z5q3ba2jizncs2x3edqpy-story.html
— Evanston moves forward with housing reparations plan; some residents advocate for direct payments – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-reparations-housing-program-update-tl-1217-20201222-qbkkf2tl6nelfb5tckpuc6uy4y-story.html
— Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ‘deeply disappointed’ as SEIU Local 73 holds one-day strike over pay, other demands – ALICE YIN and LIAM FORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-cook-county-toni-preckwinkle-seiu-73-one-day-strike-20201222-h7dpmadcozghlpmcppdth6rhrq-story.html
— Crowds of candidates file to run for township offices in south and southwest suburbs – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-township-election-filings-st-1223-20201222-qrtjznfj2jdwhficbvi3cuhija-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Eric Wallace of Flossmoor, Republican committeeman who unsuccessfully challenged state Sen. Patrick Joyce, D-Essex, in November heads a Republican slate that includes Rebekah L. Moore for clerk, Jack J. McInerney Jr. for highway commissioner and Leslie Moor, Jennifer L. Wallace and La Vetta D. Williams for three of the four trustee seats.)

DAILY HERALD
— Kane County spends last of $93 million in federal relief funds – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201222/kane-county-spends-last-of-93-million-in-federal-relief-funds
— Judge rules against McHenry Township Highway Commissioner’s challenge against huge tax levy cuts – Sam Lounsberry
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201222/judge-rules-against-mchenry-township-highway-commissioners-challenge-against-huge-tax-levy-cuts
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump, House lawmakers plot futile effort to block Biden win
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201221/news/312219833/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois population drops for 7th straight year. New figures raise the odds the state could lose not one but two congressional seats. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-population-drops-7th-straight-year
— Suburbs came up on top in 2020 housing market. In the metro area, home prices and sales volume are rising faster than in the city. That’s not to say the city is weak. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/suburbs-came-top-2020-housing-market
— More details on what Chicago gets in the COVID-relief deal. On the list: $1 billion for testing and vaccine distribution, likely aid for the CTA Red Line, and work at Argonne and Fermi labs. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/more-details-what-chicago-gets-covid-relief-deal

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Sen. Dick Durbin: No direct funding to state, local governments in relief bill – Sarah Mansur
https://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/sen-dick-durbin-no-direct-funding-to-state-local-governments-in-relief-bill/article_83ca00f1-a393-5b08-9c3b-dbcd32498882.html

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
— Can Joe Biden ‘heal’ the United States? Political experts disagree – Arie Kruglanski
(DIERSEN: Those who voted for Biden want Biden to use the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Can-Joe-Biden-heal-the-United-States-Political-15822468.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— The ‘Darkest Days’ Are Ahead Of Us, Biden Warns About COVID-19 Pandemic – ALANA WISE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/watch-live-biden-gives-remarks-ahead-holiday#stream/0
— Personal Finance Columnist Michelle Singletary Examines Race, Wealth Gap For Black Americans
(DIERSEN: 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 in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/personal-finance-columnist-michelle-singletary-examines-race-wealth-gap-black-americans#stream/0

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “For undocumented immigrants, the work doesn’t stop at the election.”
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/undocumented-immigrants-suburbs-election/Content?oid=85138024

CAPITOL FAX
— 6,239 new confirmed and probable cases; 116 additional deaths; 4,571 hospitalized; 981 in the ICU; 7.4 percent case positivity rate; 9.0 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/22/6239-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-116-additional-deaths-4571-hospitalized-981-in-the-icu-74-percent-case-positivity-rate-90-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/22/covid-19-roundup-70/

FOX NEWS
— Trump threatens to veto massive COVID bill, demands Congress make this big change. “I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” Trump said in a video posted to Twitter.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-threatens-to-veto-massive-covid-bill

BLAZE
— Pakistani ‘gender programs,’ horse-racing integrity, climate monitoring in Tibet: Just a few of the ridiculous things thrown into the COVID relief omnibus package Prepare to be very disappointed in your government – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/covid-relief-omnibus-spending-bill

GOPUSA
— Biden’s Campaign Head Calls GOP Expletives … Unity Push Dead?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99452
— Lockdowns Are The Great Unequalizer
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99535

BREITBART
— Washington Post Depicts Republican ‘Collaborators’ as Rats: ‘Nazi-Style Propaganda’ – JOSHUA KLEIN
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/12/21/wapo-depicts-republican-collaborators-rats-nazi-style/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Barr Flakes Out Betrays Trump And MAGA Conservatives
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/barr-flakes-out-betrays-trump-and-maga-conservatives

CBN NEWS
— MRC Lists 25 Stunning Examples of Big Tech’s Censoring of Conservatives in 2020
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/december/mrc-lists-25-stunning-examples-of-big-techs-censoring-of-conservatives-in-2020

CHRISTIAN POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters use Pat Robertson against Trump.
https://www.christianpost.com/news/pat-robertson-says-biden-won-trump-lives-in-alternate-reality.html

COLLEGE FIX
— Calling everything ‘racist’ makes the term meaningless, sociology professor warns
https://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/calling-everything-racist-makes-the-term-meaningless-sociology-professor-warns/

EPOCH TIMES
— More GOP Lawmakers Back Electoral College Challenge – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/more-gop-lawmakers-backing-electoral-college-challenge_3629226.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Anjanette Young to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/chicago-police-video-anjanette-young-should-shock-america-it-doesn-ncna1252123

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Is Trump Really All That Holds the G.O.P. Together?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/opinion/trump-republican-party.html
— They’re Young, Unemployed and Facing Bleak Prospects. They worked low-paid jobs in restaurants, stores and theaters. Now they are filing for unemployment at higher rates than before the pandemic. – Winnie Hu
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/nyregion/nyc-unemployed-young-workers.html

GM AUTHORITY
— President-Elect Joe Biden Praises Genovation GXE Electric Corvette – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/12/president-elect-joe-biden-praises-genovation-gxe-electric-corvette-video/

December 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Joe Biden gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, says it’s ‘nothing to worry about’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-gets-first-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine/8950431/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 4,699 cases, 98 coronavirus deaths Chicago area hospitals await Moderna COVID-19 vaccines – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-4699-covid-19-cases-98-deaths/8950782/

WGN TV
— CDC issues guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination after allergic reactions – Reuters
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/cdc-issues-guidelines-on-covid-19-vaccination-after-allergic-reactions/

WGN RADIO
— Just in time for Christmas, Congress passes $900B COVID relief bill – Raquel Martin
https://wgnradio.com/news/just-in-time-for-christmas-congress-passes-900b-covid-relief-bill/
— Representative Darin LaHood (R-18th) on signing the amicus brief, COVID relief
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/representative-darin-lahood-r-18th-on-signing-the-amicus-brief-covid-relief/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 4,699 new cases of COVID-19 — the lowest daily count in nearly two months — and 98 additional deaths reported Monday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201221-n3jd6oycivc2ra5gxmesr6eeaq-story.html
— No ‘rescue’ for Illinois in federal relief package, and that’s a good thing – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-relief-stimulus-congress-deal-20201221-dbxvroeki5fdtjr3e65bgfmzma-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White-haters use Anjanette Young to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-anjanette-young-raid-20201221-e23lqpliqvhvpkgenwp4i34sme-story.html
— Voters, tell Madigan’s enablers to do the right thing – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-michael-madigan-supporters-detractors-comed-scandal-20201221-ie3tfzj2afgn3edg5vvepg2r5q-story.html

— Lightfoot working to rebuild trust after wrongful police raid, video scandal | Cops reassigned, city’s top lawyer given the boot | Congress prepares to OK relief bill – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-officers-desk-duty-flessner-ousted-stimulus-bill-spin-20201221-qt3bs4dki5aiblfk7tkaxhw6oa-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— $900 billion pandemic relief package better than nothing, but far from enough. The door to additional federal relief will be closed if the Senate remains in Republican control next year. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/21/22193627/900-billion-pandemic-relief-joe-biden-editorial
— What Springfield taught Barack Obama about how politics really work. It’s not that state legislators “didn’t know the difference between good and bad policy,” the future president wrote in his new book. “It just didn’t matter.” – David Webber
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/21/22194068/springfield-politics-barack-obama-book-pate-philip-phil-rock-david-webber

DAILY HERALD
— New COVID-19 cases drop to 4,699, with 98 more deaths and 174,000 Moderna doses coming – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201221/new-covid-19-cases-drop-to-4699-with-98-more-deaths-and-174000-moderna-doses-coming

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— COVID relief checks reflect new power of suburban voters. A shift in fiscal policy to court a change in key battleground states—particularly in the Midwest—will benefit a broader coalition of Americans. – CONOR SEN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/covid-relief-checks-reflect-new-power-suburban-voters

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois gun owners seek injunction over FOID delays – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-gun-owners-seek-injunction-over-FOID-15819700.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— Virginia Removes Its Robert E. Lee Statue From U.S. Capitol – MERRIT KENNEDY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/virginia-removes-its-robert-e-lee-statue-us-capitol#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump continues legal challenges, asks SCOTUS to review Pennsylvania results – JAMES ROSEN
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/trump-continues-legal-challenges-asks-scotus-to-review-pennsylvania-results

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Republican lawmakers urge President Trump to veto funding bill – Kellie Meyer
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/republican-lawmakers-urge-president-trump-to-veto-funding-bill/

JOLIET PATCH
— Your Joliet City Council: 13 Seek 3 Open Seats Monday afternoon marked the deadline to file candidate petitions for Joliet City Council. Here’s who turned them in. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/your-joliet-city-council-13-seek-3-open-seats

CAPITOL FAX
— 4,699 new confirmed and probable cases; 98 additional deaths; 4,460 hospitalized; 981 in the ICU; 7.5 percent case positivity rate; 9.3 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/21/4699-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-98-additional-deaths-4460-hospitalized-981-in-the-icu-75-percent-case-positivity-rate-93-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/21/covid-19-roundup-69/
— House Democratic Women’s Caucus condemns “horrific and dehumanizing treatment” endured by Anjanette Young
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/21/house-democratic-women%e2%80%99s-caucus-condemns-horrific-and-dehumanizing-treatment-endured-by-anjanette-young/
— Another total legal smackdown for Tom DeVore and Darren Bailey
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/21/another-total-legal-smackdown-for-tom-devore-and-darren-bailey/

BREITBART
— Cotton: Senate GOP Stopped Democrats from Bailing Out Cities, States – JEFF POOR
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/12/21/cotton-senate-gop-stopped-democrats-from-bailing-out-cities-states/

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Colleagues Planning Objections to Biden’s Win ‘Not Serious People’ – JASON LEMON (DIERSEN: Will Kinzinger officially take the lead in getting rid of the 2,446,891 who voted for Trump in Illinois, the 193,611 who voted for Trump in DuPage County, the 20,080 who voted for Trump in Milton Township, and the157 who voted for Trump in my precinct?)
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-rep-calls-colleagues-planning-objections-bidens-win-not-serious-people-1556409

December 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 7,377 cases, 181 coronavirus deaths; no post-Thanksgiving surge, Ezike says Illinois tops 15K COVID-19 deaths since pandemic began – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-did-not-see-a-post-thanksgiving-covid-19-surge/8868689/

NBC5
— 57% of Workers Support a Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccine for Return to Office: CNBC Survey – Laura Wronski
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/57-of-workers-support-a-mandatory-covid-19-vaccine-for-return-to-office-cnbc-survey/2397888/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Wearing masks poses problems for those with glasses – Dr. Preeti J. Thyparampil
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/882141
— Man dies in Joliet dog attack
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/man-dies-in-joliet-dog-attack

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— What happened to my conservative social media friends? They’ve fled for Parler and other like-minded sites. – JERRY DAVICH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-parler-alternative-forum-for-new-believers-st-1220-20201218-mz6gta53rfcxdn2m37k6j5xnoe-story.html
— Dog fatally attacks man visiting friends in Joliet – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-joliet-man-dies-after-dog-attack-20201218-fbojo23caned3m6a72vu4rbvyq-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s angry words fall short in response to the new cop video scandal – By ERIC ZORN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-lightfoot-anjanette-young-flessner-zorn-20201218-lbl6lrke2ja25jy7nhzeprx3q4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Palatine Township supervisor says she was kept off Republican slate – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201218/palatine-township-supervisor-says-she-was-kept-off-republican-slate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers crow about their success in pushing pot in Illinois, that is, pot pushers crow about their success in destroying individuals, destroying municipalities, destroying townships, and destroying counties in Illinois.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/howd-first-year-recreational-pot-sales-go-pretty-darn-well

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois House deputy minority leader Demmer considering statewide run in 2022 – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2020/12/18/illinois-house-deputy-minority-leader-considering-2022-statewide-run/3962621001/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PLUMMER: WHAT HAPPENED TO ILLINOIS IS NOT FUNNY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/plummer-what-happened-to-illinois-is-not-funny-.html
— TAX FOUNDATION’S BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE INDEX RANKS ILLINOIS AS 36 OUT OF 50 STATES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/tax-foundations-business-tax-climate-ranks-illinois-as-36-out-of-50-states.html
— THORNER: IS JOHN ADAMS’ WARNING ABOUT OUR CONSTITUTION COMING TO PASS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/thorner-is-john-adams-warning-about-our-constitution-coming-to-pass.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Up or out for Demmer?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/18/up-or-out-for-demmer/
— Daily Herald demands unspecified House rules changes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/18/daily-herald-demands-unspecified-house-rules-changes/
— State has awarded $1.3 billion to business and individuals, but nearly 350 local governments have yet to claim funds
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/18/state-has-awarded-13-billion-to-business-and-individuals-but-nearly-350-local-governments-have-yet-to-claim-funds/
— COVID-19 roundup (vaccine edition)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/18/covid-19-roundup-vaccine-edition/
— 7,377 new confirmed and probable cases; 181 additional deaths; 4,690 hospitalized; 1,023 in ICU; 8.0 percent case positivity rate; 9.7 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/18/7377-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-181-additional-deaths-4690-hospitalized-1023-in-icu-80-percent-case-positivity-rate-97-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— The Anjanette Young case is far from an isolated incident
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/18/the-anjanette-young-case-is-far-from-an-isolated-incident/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump: Republican Senators Should Object to Electoral College Votes – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-senators-should-object-to-electoral-college-votes_3624159.html
— Supreme Court Green-Lights Trump Removal of Illegal Aliens From Census Count – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/supreme-court-green-lights-trump-removal-of-illegal-aliens-from-census-count_3624432.html

POLITICO
— Trump appoints 1776 Commission members in last-minute bid to advance ‘patriotic education’ The group will be led by the president of the conservative Hillsdale College, Larry Arnn, a longtime Trump ally, the White House said. – NICOLE GAUDIANO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/18/trump-1776-commission-appointments-448229

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump’s Future: Tons of Cash and Plenty of Options for Spending It – Shane Goldmacher and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/18/us/politics/trump-money-future.html

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
— School administrators say they were forced to resign over conservative Facebook posts – Maddie Hanna
https://www.inquirer.com/education/teachers-facebook-posts-black-lives-matter-ashley-bennett-amy-sacks-20201218.html

SEATTLE TIMES
— Amazon investors push for racial equity audit, worker on board – Saijel Kishan
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-investors-push-for-racial-equity-audit-worker-on-board/

December 17 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— US jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus
https://wgntv.com/news/us-jobless-claims-rise-to-885000-amid-resurgence-of-virus/

NBC5
— Illinois Overpaid Coronavirus Unemployment Claims: Now The State Wants Its Money Back. Workers who received unemployment benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program are now on the hook to repay some of the money. – Lisa Parker and Courtney Copenhagen
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-overpaid-coronavirus-unemployment-claims-now-the-state-wants-its-money-back/2397597/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DuPage County receives 13,650 doses of COVID-19 vaccine
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dupage-county-receives-13650-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Black lawmakers in Springfield look to take on criminal justice reform, systemic racism in lame duck session – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/12/16/22179373/legislative-black-caucus-criminal-justice-reform-illinois-springfield-kimberly-lightford
— A police raid on a terrorized innocent woman shouts out for true reform. We are scandalized that once again we are left with questions about the conduct of Chicago police that we hoped we would never have to ask again. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/17/22187531/chicago-police-raid-terrorized-innocent-woman-shouts-out-true-reform

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois and dozens of other states sue Google, allege search giant is illegal monopoly – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-google-antitrust-lawsuit-20201217-ydgdjbq6xbhqxgzw6f7wpffm6q-story.html
— Count the failures in CPD’s botched raid. There are plenty. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-police-anjanette-young-lightfoot-20201217-bfjc4exlhrfsdnd35dwtri3mqy-story.html
— People are using more alcohol, weed and drugs because of COVID-19. If you’re in over your head, we have help. – STEPHANIE REYNOLDS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/living/health/ct-life-alcohol-weed-drugs-health-covid-19-roundup-20201217-qquxy3hrgjcrjjhqiegwfjo6jm-story.html
— EEOC guidance: Yes, employers can require the COVID-19 vaccine – ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-employer-covid-vaccination-eeoc-guidance-20201217-u5skkon6mvbcziedh5tagydepi-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In essence, the EEOC said employers can require that employees get inoculated as a condition of going to work, unless an employee declines because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief. In such cases, the employer must offer a reasonable accommodation to the employee, such as working remotely, as long as the accommodation doesn’t cause “undue hardship” for the employer. If there is no accommodation possible, then an employer may prohibit the employee from entering the premises but not necessarily fire the worker. The employer must see if the employee has any other rights under federal or local laws, including the ability to take unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, before an employer can exclude a worker from the physical worksite, the employer must determine if the unvaccinated employee presents a significant risk in harm to health or safety that cannot be eliminated or reduced through reasonable accommodations.)
— Cook County becomes largest county to officially recognize Juneteenth as paid holiday for its employees – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-juneteenth-cook-county-paid-holiday-20201217-qbrw7gmokragrltyie45cm3yli-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Northfield Republicans present township candidates
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201216/northfield-republicans-present-township-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois helped fuel unexpected rise in national jobless claims. Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits jumped to the highest level in three months, reflecting rising claims here and in California.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/illinois-helped-fuel-unexpected-rise-national-jobless-claims
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/deals-show-desire-cash-illinois-weed-market

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Vaccines roll out as virus deaths keep rising – Ron DeBrock
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Vaccines-roll-out-as-virus-deaths-keep-rising-15812511.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— Google Hit With Another Lawsuit Challenging Its Dominance – SHANNON BOND
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/google-hit-another-lawsuit-challenging-its-dominance#stream/0

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Illinois Sues Google For Alleged Illegal Search Engine Monopoly. “Google’s actions have not only negatively affected competition … but have also risked the privacy of consumers,” IL AG Kwame Raoul said. – J. Ryne Danielson
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/il-sues-google-alleged-illegal-search-engine-monopoly

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PENSIONS SET TO CONSUME 29% OF ILLINOIS’ BUDGET AMID $7 BILLION DEBT INCREASE – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pensions-set-to-consume-29-of-illinois-budget-amid-7-billion-debt-increase/
— ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS APPROACHING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN LEVELS – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-unemployment-claims-approaching-covid-19-lockdown-levels/

CAPITOL FAX
— 8,828 new confirmed and probable cases; 181 additional deaths; 4,751 hospitalized; 1,056 in the ICU; 8.4 percent case positivity rate; 10.0 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/17/8828-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-181-additional-deaths-4751-hospitalized-1056-in-the-icu-84-percent-case-positivity-rate-100-percent-test-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Georgia announces signature matching review in all counties – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/17/georgia-announces-signature-matching-review-all-co/

GOPUSA
— Mitt Romney Illustrates How To Lose, Boosts Biden, Not So Sure ‘Trumpism Is Going Away’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99318
— Money From Facebook’s Zuckerberg Used To Undermine Election, Violate Law
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99376
— Media Gets An F For Mocking Trump Claim Vaccine Could Be Available By The End Of The Year
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99332
— Pelosi, The Press, And The 25th Amendment — Parts Of A Plan? – Chad Groening
https://www.gopusa.com/pelosi-the-press-and-the-25th-amendment-parts-of-a-plan/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— 74 Million-Plus Americans Won’t Sit Down and Shut Up (DIERSEN: 2,446,891 voted for Trump in Illinois. 193,611 voted for Trump in DuPage County. 20,080 in voted for Trump in Milton Township. 157 voted for Trump in my precinct.)
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/12/16/74-million-plus-americans-are-mad-as-hell/

BLAZE
— Health care worker without history of allergies hospitalized in ICU following severe allergic reaction after receiving COVID-19 vaccine – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/health-care-worker-hospitalized-covid-vaccine
— Sen. Rand Paul says voter ‘fraud happened’ and ‘the election in many ways was stolen’ Will the Kentucky Republican challenge the Electoral College votes? – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/sen-rand-paul-says-voter-fraud-happened-and-the-election-in-many-ways-was-stolen

DAILY CALLER
— New Jobless Claims Increase To 885,000, Economists Expected 808,000 – THOMAS CATENACCI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/12/17/new-jobless-claims-increase-above-economists-expectations/

FEDERALIST
— With Election Over, Facebook and Twitter Pause Some Efforts To Crush Conservatives – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/17/with-election-over-facebook-and-twitter-pause-some-efforts-to-crush-conservatives/

NEWSMAX
— It’s Over? ‘Not My President’ to Be Taken to New Heights – Sid Dinerstein
https://www.newsmax.com/siddinerstein/its-over-democrats-defections-cheat/2020/12/16/id/1001854/

LAKE SUPERIOR NEWS
— Identity politics is an evil virus spreading across society – Gerry Bowler
https://lakesuperiornews.com/Opinion/identity-politics-is-an-evil-virus-spreading-across-society

POLITICO
— Top Biden aide walks back expletive description of Republicans. “I used some words that I probably could have chosen better,” Jen O’Malley Dillon said of her recent interview with Glamour magazine. – QUINT FORGEY and MATTHEW CHOI
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/17/biden-aide-republicans-description-447703

CNN
— House conservative pushes back on ‘surrender caucus’ after McConnell urges senators to let election results stand – Manu Raju and Daniella Diaz
By Manu Raju and Daniella Diaz
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/16/politics/mo-brooks-surrender-caucus/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Virginia GOP censures lawmaker who officiated gay wedding. Rep. Denver Riggleman went “against the values and principles of the Republican party” by officiating the same-sex nuptials, the unanimous resolution stated. – Cynthia Silva (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2006 effort to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/virginia-gop-censures-lawmaker-who-officiated-gay-wedding-n1251524

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— These Are the U.S. Antitrust Cases Facing Google, Facebook and Others. Various federal agencies and state attorneys general are launching competition-focused probes and lawsuits against Big Tech. – John D. McKinnon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/these-are-the-u-s-antitrust-cases-facing-google-facebook-and-others-11608150564

NEWSWEEK
— ‘Can Trump Still Win Election?’ Searches Surge As Supporters Hope for Miracle – DARRAGH ROCHE
https://www.newsweek.com/can-trump-still-win-election-searches-surge-supporters-hope-miracle-1555524

PRESS GAZETTE
— Most popular subscription news websites in the world revealed – William Turvill (DIERSEN: The list includes: New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Atlantic, Telegraph, McClatchy, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, New Yorker, Boston Globe, and Minneapolis Star Tribune.)
https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/news-publishers-surpassed-100000-digital-subscriptions/

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s New Brand Is Loser.”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/trumps-new-brand-is-loser

November 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 7,594 new coronavirus cases, 66 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-coronavirus-19-today-testing/8307102/

NBC5
— Almost No Trump Voters Consider Biden the Legitimate 2020 Election Winner – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/almost-no-trump-voters-consider-biden-the-legitimate-2020-election-winner-poll-says/2378862/
— Trump Will Campaign for Georgia GOP Senate Candidates, Urges Supporters Not to Boycott Runoff Elections – Hannah Miao
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-will-campaign-for-georgia-gop-senate-candidates-urges-supporters-not-to-boycott-runoff-elections/2381545/
— Illinois Surpasses 700K COVID Cases With 7,574 More Reported Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-surpasses-700k-covid-cases-with-7574-more-reported-friday/2381507/

WGN TV
— Illinois surpasses 700,000 COVID-19 cases, 12,000 deaths as state reports 7,574 new cases, 66 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-surpasses-700000-covid-19-cases-12000-deaths-as-state-reports-7574-new-cases-66-deaths/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Fake jobs, fake news: Fake Foxconn comes further into focus – MICHAEL FARREN AND MATTHEW MITCHELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-foxconn-government-subsidies-wisconsin-20201127-rjnz7mslwrbffk7tstneoh7psm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois surpasses 12,000 COVID-19 deaths (19% of those this month), 700,000 cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201127/illinois-surpasses-12000-covid-19-deaths-19-of-those-this-month-700000-cases

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— State panel releases documents related to Madigan probe – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/State-panel-releases-documents-related-to-Madigan-15757841.php

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Farewell: Thanks for the experiences and your help along the way – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/subscriber/20201127/farewell-thanks-for-experiences-and-your-help-along-way
— Cancellation of holiday displays at the Capitol ‘disappointing’ – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/subscriber/20201127/cancellation-of-holiday-displays-at-capitol-lsquodisappointingrsquo

WSPY
— Morris State Senator Sue Rezin Appointed to Republican Leadership Position – Ethan Kruger
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/morris-state-senator-appointed-to-republican-leadership-position/article_cefa85ea-30da-11eb-aaeb-3b90b38b1f47.html

CHICAGO READER
— Boystown, the enclave billed as a place where LGBTQ+ people of all stripes are safe to be themselves, faces a racial reckoning decades in the making. – Adam M. Rhodes
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/were-not-asking-for-any-more-than-what-we-are-already-deserved/Content

WHEATON PATCH
— 666 New Coronavirus Cases In DuPage County In Past 24 Hours Six people died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to DuPage County Health Department – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/666-new-coronavirus-cases-dupage-county-past-24-hours

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
— COD Student Samiha Syed Named 2020 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate – Jordyn Holliday
https://www.cod.edu/news/2020/october/samihasyedstudentlaureate.aspx

WIREPOINTS
— How To Focus Protection On Those Truly At Risk From Covid-19 – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/how-to-focus-protection-on-those-truly-at-risk-from-covid-19-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— 9 days, another 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/27/9-days-another-1000-covid-19-deaths-in-illinois/
— Far-left pressures Biden on administration picks – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/27/far-left-pressures-biden-administration-picks/
— Dominion software manipulated votes — 289K in Michigan, 96K in Georgia, lawsuits claim – Alex Swoyer (DIERSEN: Did Dominion count your vote in the November 3, 2020 election?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/27/dominion-software-manipulated-votes-289k-michigan-/

FOX NEWS
— Trump says election fight still has ‘a long way to go’ – Jack Durschlag
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-says-election-fight-still-has-a-long-way-to-go
— Macy’s under fire after calling Black sorority in parade ‘diverse dance group’ Zeta Phi Beta is one of the country’s oldest Black sororities – Julia Musto
https://www.foxnews.com/us/macys-under-fire-after-calling-black-sorority-in-parade-diverse-dance-group

GOPUSA
— Trump Says ‘No Thanks’ To Woke NFL As Players Kneel For The National Anthem On Thanksgiving
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98430

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Slams Twitter For ‘Conservative Discrimination,’ Calls For Repeal Of Section 230 – Jon Brown
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-slams-twitter-for-conservative-discrimination-calls-for-repeal-of-section-230

DAILY SIGNAL
— 5 ‘Terrifying’ Policies to Brace for Under Biden – Tony Perkins
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/11/20/5-terrifying-policies-to-brace-for-under-biden/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The very first, Jeffrey explained on “Washington Watch” on Wednesday, is to codify Roe v. Wade—making it impossible for states to limit or ban abortion for any reason. “Joe Biden wants a federal law that makes abortion nationwide a quote-unquote ‘right.’ Which I say is evil.” And, to add to that evil, he wants to force every American to pay for it. That’s No. 2: Biden wants to end the Hyde Amendment. In other words, every federal spending bill could be used in some way to fund abortion. The pro-life Hyde Amendment, which has stood in the way of that radical free-for-all for more than 40 years, would be gone, Jeffrey said. . .No. 3: Biden would reinstate the Obamacare mandate, demanding that every business and nonprofit cover abortion-causing pills and contraception in their health plans. As Jeffrey points out, “Unfortunately, the Supreme Court never really settled that issue, [so] this is a place where Joe Biden right away could do some serious damage.” No. 4: Biden says that on Day One, “he’s going to force public schools and colleges to treat biological males as if they’re females. He literally says they’re going to have to let transgenders pick their own gender identity … So literally, Joe Biden will order public schools to say that anatomical males can play on the girls sports teams, use the girls’ shower rooms, and use the girls’ restrooms. Completely outrageous, absolutely evil.” Last but certainly not least, the Obama vice president says he would order insurance companies to cover gender-reassignment surgeries—not only for adults, but young, impressionable children. Similar to [the] Hobby Lobby case, he’d make family-owned businesses provide that “treatment,” which is actually mutilation. “These issues, particularly those last two,” Jeffrey said, “did not get nearly the kind of exposure and discussion they deserved before the election. I think there are many Americans who have no idea that Joe Biden is going to order public schools to let boys play on their girls sports teams and let boys use the girls’ locker rooms. “To me, that’s such a huge [overreach]. And it’s not just evil. It shows a distortion of [Biden’s] mind and heart. And I don’t think there’s any way he could defend it … .” Some of these things, of course, he can’t do without Congress’ help. And that’s where you and I come in—encouraging our senators and congressmen to stand firm.)

CHRISTIAN POST
— Americans increasingly comfortable with church defiance of COVID-19 restrictions: survey – Ryan Foley
https://www.christianpost.com/news/support-for-church-defiance-of-covid-19-restrictions-increases.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Pennsylvania Court Rejects Trump Appeal, Campaign Lawyers Say It’s ‘On to SCOTUS’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pennsylvania-court-rejects-trump-appeal-campaign-lawyers-say-its-on-to-scotus_3595982.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Job for Life, or Not? A Class Divide Deepens in Japan Two court rulings threaten to further entrench distinctions in Japan between “regular” workers and the growing ranks of nonregular employees, many of whom are women. – Makiko Inoue and Ben Dooley
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/business/japan-workers.html

NEW REPUBLIC
— Is America Trapped in a Caste System? Isabel Wilkerson compares American racism to structures of oppression in India and Nazi Germany. – Gaiutra Bahadur (DIERSEN: My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/160329/caste-book-review-isabel-wilkerson-origin-discontents?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tnr_daily

CONVERSATION
— Being good at your job won’t stop age discrimination – Jelle Lössbroek (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use up-or-out to get rid of Republicans. The Democrats who run the federal government use up-or-out to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://theconversation.com/being-good-at-your-job-wont-stop-age-discrimination-149954

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

November 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Federal agency allows formal Biden presidential transition to begin – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/federal-agency-allows-formal-biden-transition-to-begin/8207658/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 8,322 New Coronavirus Cases, 47 Additional Deaths Monday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-8322-new-coronavirus-cases-47-additional-deaths-monday/2378478/
— Here’s Where Each Illinois Region Stands on Coronavirus Metrics Though most regions saw a gradual incline in positivity rates, many have begun declining in recent days, data shows
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/heres-where-each-illinois-region-stands-on-coronavirus-metrics-2/2378495/
— Controversy Erupts Over Naperville Mayor’s Decision to Attend Daughter’s Florida Wedding; Pritzker Weighs In
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/controversy-erupts-over-naperville-mayor-decision-to-attend-daughters-florida-wedding-pritzker-weighs-in/2378761/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Fears Giuliani, Other Lawyers in Biden Vote Challenge Are ‘Fools That Are Making Him Look Bad'”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-fears-giuliani-other-lawyers-in-biden-vote-challenge-are-fools-that-are-making-him-look-bad/2378560/

WGN TV
— COVID-19 positivity rates flat or falling across Illinois as state reports 8,322 cases, 47 deaths – Mike Ewing
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-positivity-rates-flat-or-falling-across-illinois-as-state-reports-8322-cases-47-deaths/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Recount process in Georgia begins Tuesday morning, after request from Trump campaign – Brooke Zauner
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/recount-process-moves-forward-in-georgia-after-request-from-trump-campaign

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago hits 700 homicides over weekend that saw 6 killed, 46 wounded. The 700th homicide was a man killed in a quadruple shooting early Sunday on the Far South Side. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/11/23/21591210/chicago-homicides-700-murder-shooting-gun-violence-2020
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on individuals, municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries is to destroy those individuals, municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/11/23/21611637/green-wednesday-black-friday-cyber-monday-illinois-dispensaries-cheap-discount-sale

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Firings, ‘unethical conduct’ claim in Chicago treasurer’s office | Lightfoot, Duckworth headline fundraiser for Democrats in Georgia senate races | Biden appointments have Illinois ties – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-conyears-ervin-treasurer-ethics-lightfoot-duckworth-georgia-spin-20201124-jcmvtozg7japrbejw2p7pzwcfa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-nyt-op-vandalizing-our-democracy-20201123-em35xamwyjghjih3p7764jzqae-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-nyt-op-us-without-donald-trump-20201123-rjj5rgmkczbrrfwbm6dguzcmau-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Why CEOs are united against Trump’s election fight. Executives want an end to the pandemic and divisiveness, and the president is blocking progress on both.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/why-ceos-are-united-against-trumps-election-fight

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— ‘Incredibly dire’ economic forecast demands Congress pass new stimulus bill, Pritzker says; Vermilion calls off all jury trials until end of January – Jeff D’Alessio
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/mondays-coronavirus-updates-incredibly-dire-economic-forecast-demands-congress-pass-new-stimulus-bill-pritzker-says/article_dcd8af26-20a3-53d9-958f-5c4d782e4d2a.html
— Record local turnout helped Biden more than Trump – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-record-local-turnout-helped-biden-more-than-trump/article_9ecd388f-ac93-5d55-ada9-09c967ee53b4.html

WJOL
— Duckworth Introduces Legislation To Keep Non-Vet Presidents, VPs From Arlington (DIERSEN: Democrat Duckworth ridicules Republican Trump for his avoiding the draft. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, most of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrat veterans. My Democrat superiors stressed to them that I had avoided the draft.)
https://www.wjol.com/duckworth-introduces-legislation-to-keep-non-vet-presidents-vps-from-arlington/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters promote hatred against conservatives.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-right-wing-media-fuels-political-divide#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Vote Fraud, McHenry County Style
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/vote-fraud/
— Winnebago & Lake Counties Follow Joe Tirio’s Lead to Merge the Recorder’s into the County Clerk’s
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/winnebago-lake-counties-follows-joe-tirios-lead-to-merge-the-recorders-into-the-county-clerks/
— Marengo Seeks Maximum Increase in Tax Levy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/marengo-seeks-maximum-increase-in-tax-levy/
— Maine Township Board Lowers Salaries
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/22/maine-township-board-lowers-salaries/
— Comparing Presidential and McHenry County Board Chairman Precinct Results
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/22/comparing-presidential-and-mchenry-county-board-chairman-precinct-results/
— The Demonizing of Donald Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/22/the-demonizing-of-donald-trump/
— IL-14/NY-14: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Kyle Rittenhouse Making Bail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/21/rittenhouse112220/
— IL-14: Kyle Rittenhouse Released from Jail After Making $2 Million Bail *UPDATE: Pics from the Safe House*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/21/rittenhouse112020/
IL-14/NY-14: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Kyle Rittenhouse Making Bail *UPDATE Lin Wood: “…trouble is coming AOC’s way…”*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/23/felons-posing-as-cops-kidnap-suburbanites/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Lisle Park District To Increase Tax Levy While Commissioners Keep Ripping Off Taxpayers – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/11/lisle-park-district-to-increase-tax-levy-while-commissioners-keep-ripping-off-taxpayers/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— HOW AMERICA’S CITIES BECAME BASTIONS OF PROGRESSIVE POLITICS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/how-americas-cities-became-bastions-of-progressive-politics.html
— SEN. WHITEHOUSE THREATENS TO PROSECUTE CLIMATE REALISTS IF DEMS TAKE SENATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/sen-whitehouse-threatens-to-prosecute-climate-realists-if-dems-take-senate.html
— THORNER: TRUMP’S LAWYERS UNDER GUN TO PRODUCE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/thorner-trumps-lawyers-under-gun-to-produce.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Oregon Gov. Kate Brown urges residents to call cops on shutdown violators – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/22/oregon-gov-kate-brown-urges-residents-to-call-cops/

GOPUSA
— Ready For A Re-Education Program? New DNC Member Wants To Put You There (DIERSEN: Which Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents, and RINOs want to lead re-education programs in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98223
— Oregon Governor Asks Residents To Call Police On Neighbors Who Violate COVID-19 Freeze
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98258
— Biden Promises To Fight For Transgender Rights (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers are under pressure to hire LGHTQers. Ever-increasingly, organizations are under pressure to recruit LGBTQers.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98242

EPOCH TIMES
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TREASONOUS: Americans Have Billions Invested in Companies With Ties to Chinese Military – FAN YU
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-invested-billions-into-companies-with-ties-to-chinese-military_3587923.html

THE HILL
— Pennsylvania Republicans sue in last-ditch effort to stop election certification – JOHN KRUZEL
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/527157-pennsylvania-republicans-sue-to-stop-election-certification
— Trump tells GSA that Biden transition can begin – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/527278-trump-tells-gsa-to-allow-biden-transition-to-begin

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Michigan certifies Biden’s win as Trump challenges in other key states fizzle.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/politics/michigan-certify-election-results-monday/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Trump’s election fight includes over 30 lawsuits. It’s not going well. Here’s where things stand this week. – Pete Williams
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-s-election-fight-includes-over-30-lawsuits-it-s-n1248289

NEW YORK TIMES
— President Trump authorized his government to begin the transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/23/us/joe-biden-trump

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Says GOP ‘Embarrassing,’ Calls on Party to ‘Denounce’ Trump’s ‘Conspiracy Theories’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-congressman-says-gop-embarrassing-calls-party-denounce-trumps-conspiracy-1549653

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Media Companies Haven’t Made Newsrooms Inclusive. Can Unions? – Maya Binyam (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, the mainstream news media promotes the Democrat Party platform, that is, it promotes Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, it promotes giving preference to young Democrat minorities and to young Democrat females, that is, it promotes political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/media-companies-havent-made-newsrooms-inclusive-can-unions,180671

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Democrats Like One-Party Rule More Than Others (DIERSEN: Liberals and moderates want power to get rid of conservatives once and for all. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want power to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2020/democrats_like_one_party_rule_more_than_others