— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 3,394 new coronavirus cases, 38 deaths; Cook County announces new reopening measures. Cook County announces new guidelines for restaurant capacity, spectator events.
— Feds charge Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson – nephew, grandson to two Chicago mayors | Plan to rename Lake Shore Drive in honor of DuSable advances | Lightfoot loosens COVID-19 restrictions – LISA DONOVAN
— Almost 20% of high school students in CPS absent from classes, and only 11% attending in-person instruction – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA
— Illinois online sports betting remote sign-up push earns frosty reception – RYAN BUTLER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
— GOP’s Sen. Scott suggests Democrats use race as political weapon – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are racists.)
— Could a vaccination passport program be coming to Illinois? – Jake Griffin (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats require vaccine passports to get into grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, restaurants, schools, government buildings, hotels, etc.?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Rise of ‘Fed Ed’ Accelerated Demise of Real Education – Alex Newman
— IDPH working on program to help people prove they’ve been vaxed.
— 3,394 new confirmed and probable cases; 38 additional deaths; 2,115 hospitalized; 475 in ICU; 3.5 percent average case positivity rate; 4 percent average test positivity rate; 97,434 average daily doses
— Cruz: Minorities like Tim Scott who don’t ‘sit down and shut up and obey’ ‘enrage’ the left. Twitter users blasted Scott as ‘Uncle Tim’ after South Carolina Republican gave formal response to Biden address.
— Tim Scott says ‘America is not a racist country.’ Liberals immediately try to prove him wrong by calling him racist epithets. – PHIL SHIVER
— Cruz sends message to woke CEOs: Better hope Democrats take your calls. Republicans are done with you. – CHRIS FIELD (DIERSEN: To be woke is to be anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Tim Scott Shreds Joe Biden In Rebuttal Speech: Biden Is Tearing Us Apart After Promising To Unite Nation
— ‘What About 9/11?’ Twitter Ridicules Joe Biden After He Calls Capitol Storming The ‘Worst Attack On Our Democracy Since The Civil War’ In First Address To Congress
— Sen. Tim Scott Rebuts Biden Speech: Hear Me Clearly, America Is Not A Racist Country
— The Circular Logic Of Systemic Racism
— At Least 40 States Creating Legislation That Would Ban Vaccine Requirements
— Rev. Graham: ‘Cancel Culture’ Left Is Taking U.S. ‘Down a Road Toward Communism’ – Michael W. Chapman
REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Do Population Changes Help Red America or Blue America? – Froma Harrop (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to a) drive Republicans out of Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct and b) replace them with Democrats who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT
— Biden Wants Americans Dependent on Government Largesse
— Pence makes foray back into political debate with speech to S.C. conservatives. The former vice president is going to a key presidential nominating state to launch his criticism of Biden’s first 100 days. – Amanda Golden and Hallie Jackson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to a) drive Republicans out of Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct and b) replace them with Democrats who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Trump: ‘100 percent, I am thinking about running’ in 2024. Florida’s Ron DeSantis ‘would be considered’ as running mate. – Tim Darnell
— Redistricting alone could give Republicans control of the House in 2022, experts say – Chris Matthews
— Biden wants to fight racist exclusionary zoning laws. Will it work? “Modern-day redlining”: Activists wonder if ending exclusionary zoning will go far enough in fighting inequality – NICOLE KARLIS (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical Democrats and RINOs who want low-income housing a) in their county, but not in their township, b) in their township, but not in their municipality, c) in their municipality, but not in their municipal district, d) in their municipal district, but not in their precinct, and e) in their precinct, but not in their neighborhood? I should write a book about such hypocritical NIMBYers.)
— Voters Say ‘No’ to Benefits for Illegal Immigrants
— Creating More Opportunities for Independent, Local Writers to Thrive – Campbell Brown (DIERSEN: Facebook considers anything that does not promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms to be propaganda.)
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