— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 366 cases, 18 deaths as state, city prepare to fully reopen
— Wisconsin Legislature Votes to End Extra $300 Benefit For Unemployed Residents. Twenty-five other states have already approved ending it early, saying it has exacerbated worker shortage problems. Labor experts say the labor shortage is not just about the $300 payment.
— Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider, other Jewish House Democrats, tangle with Rep. Ilhan Omar over her Israel remarks – AP
— The politics of COVID-19 as Illinois prepares to reopen | A closer look at what’s holding up the energy bill | Brad Schneider vs. Ilhan Omar – LISA DONOVAN
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Does the GOP have a real shot at overturning Democrat-drawn legislative maps? Many think the Republican lawsuit to block new district maps is a long shot. But it could happen. – GREG HINZ
— TRAGIC: People turned to pot to cope with the pandemic. Those who partake reported smoking more weed to deal with boredom and stress. More women, including moms, got on board as well. – JOHN PLETZ
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Dems hope court map magic will maintain majority – Jim Dey
— Florida bans ‘critical race theory’ from its classrooms – AP
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Arlington Heights promotes LGBTQ.
HOMEWOOD FLOSSMOOR PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote LGBTQ in the South Suburbs.
— Injunction denied as FOID backlog doubles in 18 months – Greg Bishop |
— Masks aren’t needed in Illinois schools – Ted Dabrowski
ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Illinois’ New Election Date and Laws – Edward Ronkowski
— COVID-19 roundup
— 366 new confirmed and probable cases; 18 additional deaths; 764 hospitalized; 209 in ICU; 1.0 percent average case positivity rate; 1.3 percent average test positivity rate; 49,572 average daily doses
— Ilhan Omar’s anti-Israel, anti-U.S. rhetoric opens rift in House Democratic Caucus – Joseph Clark
— Woman who survived Mao’s purge compares critical race theory in US schools to China’s Cultural Revolution in scathing speech – PAUL SACCA
— Employer says he has stopped hiring Ivy League grads: They’re too ‘woke,’ too ‘self-important,’ or have been trained to stay silent when it matters. – PHIL SHIVER
— Black Ivy league professor says if you truly want to be ‘anti-racist,’ yank kids out of schools that teach critical race theory – SARAH TAYLOR
— Trump Calls For China To Pay $10 Trillion In Reparations For COVID-19 Pandemic – ANDERS HAGSTROM
— Employees Told A Diversity Consultant That Ageism Was A Bigger Problem Than Racism. The Consulting Firm Said It Can’t Wait Until They Retire. – Chrissy Clark
— Keystone Pipeline Dead, Killed By Biden. Thousands Of Jobs Lost. – Hank Berrien
— How Five Media Lies Won Biden the White House – Larry O’Connor
— Florida Bans Critical Race Theory In Public School Curriculum – Gabe Kaminsky
— Medical Journal Says “Whiteness” Is a “Parasitic Pathology” – Veronika Kyrylenko
— Burger King Proudly Donates to LGBTQ Group — as It Does Business in Nation That Kills Homosexuals – Selwyn Duke
— Facebook, Which Censors Conservatives, Lets Communist China Spread Propaganda To Over 751,000,000 Users – OLIVIA CAVALLARO
— America’s Favorite Fast Food Mocked By Pro-LGBT Burger King – SARAH MAE SALIONG
— Law Firm Boss Sued Over Dispute in Firing Pro-Trump Employees – LI HAI
— Biden Administration Tells Federal Agencies Not to Require Employees to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine – ZACHARY STIEBER
— Nearly 800 Reports of Heart Inflammation After COVID-19 Vaccination in US – ZACHARY STIEBER
— Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military – REBECCA KHEEL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats run America. Ever-increasingly, they punish those who do not promote LGBTQ.
— What makes a news story trustworthy? Americans point to the outlet that publishes it, sources cited – JOHN GRAMLICH (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters highlight the outlets that publish articles.)
— Adam Kinzinger Blasts Elise Stefanik Over ‘Loser’ Donald Trump – DARRAGH ROCHE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ in the military.