— Chicago shootings: 34 shot, 7 fatally, in weekend violence across city
— Children now playing ‘huge role’ in spread of COVID-19 variant, expert says
— Illinois politicians behaving badly: A never-ending series – EDITORIAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
— Giannoulias’ seven-figure campaign haul puts him in driver’s seat for fundraising in secretary of state race. Added to what he already had in his account, the new fundraising gives Giannoulias over $2.1 million cash on hand for the race, which has become crowded with announced and prospective candidates since Jesse White said he won’t seek reelection. – Rachel Hinton
— Illinois’ coronavirus positivity rate remains at a two-month high. Illinois is seeing a troubling upward trend in its pandemic numbers that could lead officials to tighten restrictions on businesses once again. – Madeline Kenney
— Have problems voting on Election Day? Hotlines in various languages can help – Elena Ferrarin (DIERSEN: To vote, you must be a United States citizen. To become a United States citizen, you must be able to read, write and speak basic English.)
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: UI students approve nonbinding referendum to reallocate police funding. – Ben Zigterman
CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Syverson casts lone ‘no’ vote on bill to allow politicians to use campaign funds to pay for child care – Zeta Cross
ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— School Board Candidate Slanders IFI in Shocking Press Release – Laurie Higgins
— Cities that slashed police funding inundated by spike in homicides. Analysis finds 28% increase from same period last year. – Jeff Mordock
— A list of questions that real journalists would ask Joe Biden – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
— Trump’s call for boycotts may finally teach big business to stop siding with the Dems – Thomas Lifson
— Boycott boomerang: Genius Dems start to realize Georgia boycott will cost them votes in the Peach State – Thomas Lifson
— Vaccine Passports to Hell – Jeff Crouere
— Vacation in Hawaii: Prison on the Pacific – Brian C. Joondeph
— Migrants are Islam’s ‘eye’ on the West – Raymond Ibrahim
— Mass shootings are less about guns than mental illness – Lloyd Brown
— A Government of Thugs, by Thugs, for Thugs. The Democrats seem to have taken their cues from earlier totalitarians in the way they have built bridges to the world’s thug population. – Paul Gottfried
— Trump Urges Boycott Of Woke Companies Opposing Georgia’s New Election Laws, Says ‘We Will Not Become A Socialist Nation’ – ANTON CARILLO
— When Did ‘Assigning Sex At Birth’ Become A Debatable, Controversial Issue?
— Biden’s ‘Go Big’ Agenda Threatens a Lot More Than ‘White Privilege’ – RICK MORAN
— The Kind of Leaders the Conservative Movement Needs To Stop the Left – Kay C. James (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican leaders a) but who do little or nothing to defend or advance the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform and b) but who focus on destroying those like me who promote the aforesaid planks.)
REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Steve Hilton: “Wokeism” Is The Biggest Threat To America – Tim Hains
— Georgia GOP Legislators Seek to Remove Coca Cola Products From Office Amid Voting Law Row – Janita Kan
— How Communist China Is Exploiting Perceived US Weakness
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Big Business proves that it does not exist to make money, but to push the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms. Ever-increasingly, Big Business makes it clear that it will destroy you if you do not promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
— Lawmakers say fixing border crisis is Biden’s job – ALEXANDER BOLTON (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote vaccination.
— As restrictive voting bills multiply, GOP signals it won’t bow to corporate pressure – Maeve Reston
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Half of Republicans believe false accounts of deadly U.S. Capitol riot.”
— How Chicago’s affordable housing system perpetuates city’s long history of segregation. Government-backed affordable housing has largely been confined to majority Black neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty, perpetuating the city’s history of segregation. – Safia Samee Ali
NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who are vaccinated blame COVID-19 on those who are not vaccinated.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on getting Asian-Americans to hate Republicans.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Ever-increasingly, Big Business proves that it does not exist to make money, but to push the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms. Ever-increasingly, Big Business makes it clear that it will destroy you if you do not promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
— The Real Reason for the Border Crisis. No one is holding American employers to account for their willingness to hire millions of unauthorized immigrants. – Christopher Landau (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, employers make it clear that they prefer illegals over citizens of America. Illegals are far easier to exploit.)
— Affordable Housing Should Be a Priority – Jamelle Bouie (DIERSEN: Where did your down payment come from? I bought a new town home in University Park September 1972 when I was 24 years old. The down payment came from what I had earned a) working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights full-time August 1970-March 1971 and part-time since March 1971 and b) working for IRS in Chicago and then in Harvey since June 1971. That money also enabled me to buy a new 1972 Corvette in October 1971 and to pay tuition and books for graduate business courses at Loyola starting in January 1972. I had graduated debt-free from NIU August 1970 owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. The money for tuition, books, and room and board came from what I earned delivering mail for the Park Forest Post Office November 1966-September 1969. I bought a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974 and a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976. The down payments came from what I earned working for IRS. My wife and I bought a home in Wheaton in 1978. The down payment came from what she had earned working for the FBI and U.S. League of Savings Institutions (League). We had a new home built in Wheaton in 1984. The down payment came from the equity that we had in our home and from what I earned working for GAO and from what my wife earned working for the League.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to destroy individuals, organizations, companies, 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, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— The Proud Boys and Oath Keepers allegedly teamed up for the Capitol invasion. Should we worry? Here’s what we know about what happens when armed militant groups collaborate. – Brian J. Phillips (DIERSEN: The Proud Boys and Oath Keepers knew that the Capitol Riot would harm Trump, so therefore, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are anti-Trump.)
— ‘Radical Left CRAZIES:’ Trump issues Easter greetings by attacking political rivals, griping about election loss. – David Jackson
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Joe Biden’s American Grandstand The president panders to the young, like the Dick Clark of 21st-century statesmen. – Lance Morrow (DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians who pander to minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, veterans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, moderates and liberals, those who are not married, renters, illegals, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, non-gun owners, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time? I should write a book about the aforesaid politicians.)
— How to Know if Your Retirement Savings Are on Track – Glenn Ruffenach (DIERSEN: I saved lots more for my retirement than my peers. According to my critics/opponents, I could do that a) because I avoided the draft, b) because the federal government grossly overpaid me, c) because of my wife’s income, and d) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents. In my defense, I spent far less on immediate pleasures than my peers did.)
— If You Sell a House These Days, the Buyer Might Be a Pension Fund. Yield-chasing investors are snapping up single-family homes, competing with ordinary Americans and driving up prices. – Ryan Dezember
— Crony capitalism and professional sports. On public funding for professional athletic arenas. – James Piereson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Allergic reaction to U.S. religious right fueling decline of religion.”