— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE: Anti-Rauners say “Rauner’s ‘superstar’ team runs into political reality.”
— Emanuel, Trump aide to talk infrastructure in D.C. – Katherine Skiba
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s budget would hit rural towns especially hard.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “White working class mortality rates rising” and ask “will Trump do anything?”
— For the love of Mike. IT’S JUST LUNCH! – Joanne Cleaver (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the harder that anti-Trumps try to destroy you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider (except Bill Clinton), and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So Vice President Mike Pence has a policy of not dining alone with a woman who is not his wife, and of not attending events that serve alcohol without her. The fact that this policy is kicking up controversy proves the point: Men in power are in an impossible situation. They are supposed to be committed, in word and deed, to promoting women, which involves getting to know those worth promoting. Of course, we might not even be debating this hornet’s nest if current and prior presidents had lived by the same rules.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Public money goes to lottery private firm’s secretive advisory board – Matthew Walberg, Joe Mahr and Angie Leventis Lourgos
— COD to Host ‘Facts, Fluff and How to Tell the Difference’ Panel Discussion April 5 (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, “fake news” is editorials a) that are written to promote the Democrat Party platform and/or to elect or reelect Democrat candidates and b) that are unethically made to look like news articles.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: College of DuPage will host “Facts, Fluff and How to Tell the Difference” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234, on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by the College of DuPage Philosophy and Religious Studies program, this panel discussion will feature COD faculty discussing terms like “alternative facts” and “fake news,” as well as the nature of truth and how people determine what constitutes factual information. Light refreshments will be served during the discussion. For more information, please contact Jonathan Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republican men as being haters, racists, sexists, and bigots.
— FRONT PAGE: Election: Tuesday’s hot races in DuPage County – Robert Sanchez
— Election: Tuesday’s hot races in Lake County – Russell Lissau
— Election: Tuesday’s hot races in Cook County – Eric Peterson
— Election: Tuesday’s hot races in the Fox Valley – Lauren Rohr
— HARDCOPY EDITORIAL TITLE: An election without candidates Rise of uncontested races illustrates the need to consolidate local governments (DIERSEN: From what I see, if those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout do not ask you to run, your chances of being elected are severely diminished.)
— Low unemployment rate? Many still seek jobs – Jim Kendall (DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the less likely that you will be offered a job: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider (except Bill Clinton), and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Reasonable people could work this out. We don’t seem to have any. – GREG HINZ
NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Education Secretary Defends Gov. Rauner’s Higher Education Budget Proposal – DUSTY RHODES
QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner blasts Rauner.
PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who treasonously side with foreign countries and with citizens of foreign countries who are in America illegally AGAINST America and AGAINST America’s citizens?
DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to law enforcement officials who treasonously side with foreign countries and with citizens of foreign countries who are in America illegally AGAINST America and AGAINST America’s citizens?
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Gambling is a vice. The Champaign/Urbana News Gazette promotes vice.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump says he doesn’t regret any tweets – ALLIE MALLOY (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents want you to regret? My critics/opponents want me to regret my not glorifying and praising them, my not pandering to them, my not giving them money, my not serving as one of their operatives, my not serving as one of their dupes, and/or my suing them.)
— Rauner’s duct-tape TV ads obscure his lack of accomplishment Governor should support Senate leaders’ bargain – RICH MILLER
— Journalism essential in era of PR – David Giuliani (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, journalists and newspapers a) promote the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and the Green platform and b) help elect Democrat candidates and reelect Democrat candidates.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The other day, one of my sources suggested I get a job in corporate public relations. That’s where the money is, he told me. While he may be right, he’s overlooking the reason journalists do what they do. Journalists believe in finding truth, or reporting it as close as objectively possible. They also believe in holding government accountable to its citizens, among many other responsibilities. There is a gratification in being able to inform readers of something they didn’t know or news they can use in their everyday lives. Landing a position in corporate or government PR is a lot more lucrative than working at a newspaper or a TV station. It’s been that way for a long time. It’s a good job, and many of those folks are helpful in communicating to news outlets. But PR and marketing positions have drawbacks. One of them in particular is that many PR folks must toe the company line. It’s hard to get to objective truth when there’s a built-in bias. What news outlets can’t do is let government and other institutions become less accountable to the public. The official line can’t become the only line. The news release from a government agency or corporate entity shouldn’t be treated as gospel. Many newspapers are hungry for stories to fill their pages. Enterprising groups, including the conservative Illinois Policy Institute, sense that desperation. A few years ago, the institute formed the neutral-sounding Illinois News Network, which offers stories with a conservative bent to newspapers around the state. The Illinois News Network is nothing to scoff at. Recently, it hired a big player in northern Illinois’ media world as its news director — Dan McCaleb, editorial director of Shaw Media, which runs a bunch of papers in the suburbs. (Full disclosure: I worked for the institute for five months after working for a Shaw Media weekly.) Another conservative group is distributing supposedly local newspapers that favor Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans. Starved Rock Country has its own version, the Illinois Valley Times. I have yet to find one writer in that paper who has burned any shoe leather anywhere near here. Many of its writers hail from the Philippines. Covering La Salle County from across the world is no substitute for reporters on the ground holding the powers that be accountable. I’ll do what I can to avoid ending up as a PR flack for corporate types. The work of a journalist is too essential.)
— Now they’re paid for… now they’re not – Janet Shaw
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Rauner grateful for House GOP support of pension reform bill – Hoang Tran
— ILLINOIS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION A BILLION-DOLLAR-A-YEAR BUREAUCRATIC BOONDOGGLE – Andy Shaw
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to universities that treasonously side with foreign countries and with citizens of foreign countries who are in America illegally AGAINST America and AGAINST America’s citizens?
— U Of I: Coping With Cuts Or Peddling Propaganda?
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump judge says Trump campaign rhetoric ‘plausible’ call to violence.
— Convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh wins standing ovation at Chicago conference – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise terrorists.)
— Los Angeles arrests drop by 25% as crime spikes
— The Positive accomplishments of Trump – Jack Hellner
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recent AP story asserts that Roger Claar, the mayor of Bolingbrook, Illinois, is having trouble because he backed Trump. Democrats lost over 1,000 seats since 2010. How many front-page stories point out their losses because they backed Obama and his policies?)
— How Progressives Hijacked the Constitution to Push Equality of Result – Paul Pauker (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and/or retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.)
— Rare Adolf Hitler propaganda pictures show dictator posing with kids, baby deer – Maryse Godden (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have always stressed that all my ancestors came from what is now Germany. In my defense, I have always stressed that they all came to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F. More recently I stress that according to DNA Ancestry at http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
— SO MUCH FOR JOHNSON’S ‘GREAT SOCIETY’ – Ben Kinchlow
— THE NEED FOR CAMPUS ‘SAFE SPACES’ For conservative and moderate students. – Jack Kerwick (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, schools are filled with those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— Tina Fey Blasts White Female Trump Voters: ‘You Can’t Look Away’ – DANIEL NUSSBAUM
— Montana Democrats Vote Against Bill Banning Sharia Law, Call It ‘Repugnant’ – BEN KEW
— Conservatives gun for a debt ceiling win under Trump – PETE KASPEROWICZ
NEW YORK TIMES
— Facebook Pushes Outside Law Firms to Become More Diverse – ELLEN ROSEN (DIERSEN: Federal Democrat politicians push federal agencies to hire, to retain, and to promote Democrats and especially those who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
— Neil Gorsuch got where he is because of a form of affirmative action – Richard L. Hasen (DIERSEN: Who helped your career and what happened to them? In 1975, my Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. In 1987, my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, who got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and who promoted me in 1986.)
— GOP Centrists, Not Freedom Caucus, Are Blocking Deal To Replace Obamacare – Avik Roy
— How Mike Pence’s Marriage Became Fodder for the Culture Wars Outrage over the vice president’s approach to marriage reveals how deeply gender divides American culture. – Emma Green
FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— ‘The fear is real’ Congress could enact Trump-level budget cuts – Jory Heckman
— Why Do Current Federal Employees Get a Higher Raise Than Federal Retirees? – Ralph R. Smith
— Nazis were portrayed as hairy monkeys preying on innocent women in lurid porn photos in American ‘Operation Sauerkraut’ propaganda campaign – ALLAN HALL (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have always stressed that all my ancestors came from what is now Germany. In my defense, I have always stressed that they all came to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F. More recently I stress that according to DNA Ancestry at http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)