— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 408 cases, 23 deaths
— GOP Leaders Sue to Block Democrat-Drawn Legislative Maps – Sara Burnett (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
— Only 12% of Older Millennials Would Run for Political Office—Far Fewer Than Any Other Generation – Megan Leonhardt
— Illinois Republicans File Lawsuit Seeking To Throw Out New State Legislative Maps Drawn By Democrats (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
— Illinois Republicans Ask Judge to Toss New Legislative Maps – Heather Cherone (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
— Illinois Republicans sue in federal court to try to overturn Democratic-drawn legislative maps – RICK PEARSON (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
— Solis wired up on Madigan | Republicans sue, ask judge to toss Dem-drawn legislative remap | Harvey shooting prompts renewed criticism of mayor – LISA DONOVAN
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 50,231 vaccine doses administered, 408 new COVID-19 cases and 23 additional deaths reported Wednesday
— Draft registration for women? The Supreme Court stands down – STEVE CHAPMAN (DIERSEN: In 1970, when I was 21 years old, when I graduated from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in management, potential employers saw me as being draft bait and they were under pressure big time to hire minorities, females, and veterans. They did not believe that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment would be approved. Starting in 1966, when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used my avoiding the draft against me big time. I should write a book about that.)
— GOP sues Democrats over new legislative maps, arguing citizens were ‘robbed’ and deserve ‘their day in court’ In their suit, the Republican leaders say the General Assembly passed its redistricting proposal “despite lacking the official population counts from the census.” – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
— GOP leaders sue to block Democrat-drawn legislative maps (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP sues Democrats over Illinois remap. “The tone-deaf Democratic party of Illinois has robbed citizens of a fair and transparent legislative map-making process,” said House Minority Leader Jim Durkin. – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois GOP leaders in General Assembly go to court, challenge Democrats’ legislative map – Dean Olsen (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
— Illinois GOP leaders file lawsuit challenging new legislative maps (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
— Illinois task force considers redesigning, moving monument of MLK Jr. – SARAH MANSUR
OUR QUAD CITIES
— Gov. Reynolds signs law to ban ‘divisive concepts’ in diversity training
— Republican State Sen. Shoots Illinois Budget Papers With A Rifle. In his first TikTok video, IL governor candidate Darren Bailey expressed his dislike of the new budget via a semiautomatic sporting rifle. – Eileen O’Gorman
CITY OF WHEATON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Wheaton promotes LGBTQ.
— THORNER: PART 1: H.R. 1, A BETRAYAL OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
— MCGLASSON: WHY I AM RESIGNING FROM THE IL GOP STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— Return roundup
— Bailey produces a rifled twist on the Bost toss
— Republican legislative leaders file federal suit to block Democratic remap based on population estimates (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
— 408 new confirmed and probable cases; 23 additional deaths; 797 hospitalized; 209 in ICU; 1.0 percent average case positivity rate; 1.3 percent average test positivity rate; 45,852 average daily doses
— House Republican demands West Point cease critical race theory trainings to military cadets. Rep. Mike Waltz said enemies ‘don’t care about race, religion, or socioeconomic background’ – Brooke Singman
— Virginia teacher says colleagues ‘afraid’ to oppose critical race theory. Lilit Vanetsyan is taking a stand on behalf of her students, but says teachers fear they may lose their jobs if they speak out. – Amy Nelson
ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Democrats push influence into video games to capture more impressionable Americans – Taylor Hall
— Dow Chemical and Lockheed Martin wallow in Critical Race Theory – Andrea Widburg
— Iowa Governor Signs Bill to Ban ‘Discriminatory Indoctrination’ of Critical Race Theory – DR. SUSAN BERRY
— He’d ‘Fire Us All If He Could So That He Could Replace Us All With People Of Color’: Teacher At Posh NJ School Quits Over Critical Race Theory Agenda – Hank Berrien
— Biden’s Radical OPM Nominee Supported BLM, Rioter Bail Funds, Critical Race Theory – Spencer Brown
ONE NEWS NOW
— Illinois Lawmakers agree to sexualize children – Bob Kellogg
— Critical Race Theory’s Poisonous Roots Trace Back To Harvard University. Harvard bears a unique responsibility for disseminating the toxic ideology known as critical race theory into our national discourse. – Kenny Xu
— Obama’s Back and He’s Mocking Americans Again – MATT MARGOLIS
— Trump’s ‘Racist’ Rhetoric Blamed for Anti-Asian Hate – Larry Elder (DIERSEN: Democrats use Trump to get Asian Americans to hate Republicans.
— People Fleeing Collapsing Economies of Blue States Advise Those Who Remain: ‘Start Making Better Decisions on Who You Vote For’ – PATRICIA TOLSON
— Amid Federal Inaction, Texans Push for Control of Own Border – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
— The states taking steps to ban critical race theory – ANULI ONONYE AND JACKSON WALKER
— New report reignites push for wealth tax – NAOMI JAGODA AND SCOTT WONG
— Oak Park Fourth Of July Parade Among Events Canceled Even As State Fully Reopens (SEE: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/do-july-4th-festivities-make-you-republican/ and https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/24/dracut-bars-local-republicans-from-marching-in-memorial-day-parade/ and https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/06/30/harvard-july-4th-parades-are-right-wing )
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to conservative-haters, Facebook “amplifies” conservatives.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois Republicans Sue to Block Legislative Maps Drawn by Democrats. Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the revised district boundaries help ensure minority representation, as GOP claims the changes rely on flawed data. – AP (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS did not receive a press release that this lawsuit had been filed.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Biden to do even more to promote LGBTQ.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Obama to promote hatred against Republicans.