— Illinois Reports 857 New Coronavirus Cases, 39 Additional Deaths Friday According to state health officials, the positivity rate on Friday sat at 3 percent.
— Lightfoot quotes Trump Tower website to Trump in tweet after he compared Chicago to ‘living in hell’ Trump blamed Democrats for unrest in some major cities, saying the places plagued by the worst shooting numbers are run by politicians on the left. – Alice Bazerghi
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 857 new known COVID-19 cases and 39 more fatalities reported as state enters Phase 4 of reopening plan
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A trump-hater promotes hatred against those who do not hate Trump.
— DuPage considering whether to make Juneteenth a county holiday – Robert Sanchez
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Vote by mail explodes in Chicago The city Board of Elections expects more than 500,000 residents to apply for the remote vote. Look for the impact on campaigning—and on election night returns. – GREG HINZ
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— McLean County GOP says Bloomington alderwoman behind list asking people to boycott businesses that support Trump – Austin Schick
— White House executive order values skills over education for federal employees – Trevor Shirley (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always badmouthed a) the job-related bachelor’s degree that I earned when I was 21 in 1970 and the job-related master’s degrees that I earned when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) the job-related professional certifications that I earned when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) the job-related professional license that I earned when I was 32. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran.)
— Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts – even Trump’s – AP
— Davis, LaHood Vote Against Police Reform Bill; Support GOP Plan Instead – RYAN DENHAM & CLAUDIA GRISALES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.
— AG responds to ILGOP lawsuit
— 857 new cases, 39 additional deaths
— Republican nightmare: Trump vote-by-mail demonizing driving down GOP participation – Emily Larsen
— What’s Next? Ditching The National Anthem
— Covid 19 Gets Woke? Coronavirus Magically Knows Difference Between Racial Groups!
— Census Shows White Decline, Nonwhite Majority Among Youngest (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who glorifies and praises this? ANSWER: Those who are anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Race Is Not What Is Dividing Us Rather, we are being divided by competing ideologies.
— Khan’s London: Another ‘Street Party’ Devolves Into Riot, Police Attacked Again – JACK MONTGOMERY
— Gun Permits Up 500% and Sales Skyrocket Amid Chicago Protests – Andrew Davenport
— Christianity – The Next Target of the ‘Cancel Wars’ – Deborah Bunting
— House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote – MIKE LILLIS AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
— Facebook to label but leave up ‘newsworthy’ posts that violate policies – MAGGIE MILLER
NEW YORK TIMES
— Supreme Court Turns Down Request to Allow All Texans to Vote by Mail Democrats in the state had urged the justices to reinstate a federal trial judge’s order based on the 26th Amendment, which bars voting discrimination based on age. – Adam Liptak
— Anti-Trump Republicans are now getting out the vote for Joe Biden – Jacqueline Alemany
— Protesters denounce Abraham Lincoln statue in D.C., urge removal of Emancipation Memorial – Hannah Natanson, Joe Heim, Michael E. Miller and Peter Jamison
— Facebook will label violating posts from public figures going forward Facebook has received harsh criticism for leaving two of President Trump’s posts unlabeled. – Rachel Lerman
— Comptroller General Gene Dodaro’s Deceased Mother One of 1.1 Million to Get Stimulus Check
— Did Coronavirus Ruin Your Plans For Retirement? – Jeff Rose (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and up-or-out, ruined my plans for taking regular retirement when I would be 55 years old in 2003.)