— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Naperville has work to do on diversity and inclusion, panel says during first Naperville Neighbors United meeting – Erin Hegarty (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— Arcada Theatre in St. Charles closed for building code violations – Linda Girardi
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, Democrats a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn parents and b) protect rapists.
— How mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle have ducked details on Chicago’s financial woes – Bill Ruthhart
— Chance the Rapper: ‘I don’t have any more money for Chicago politics,’ as he backs Toni Preckwinkle for mayor – Juan Perez Jr. and John Byrne (DIERSEN: Have you given money to candidates? If you have, in retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, was it the right decision? What discourages you from giving money to candidates? For me, it is their failure/refusal to promise to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform, and especially their traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs demonize you, denigrate you, condemn you, and get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Attacked as ‘wealthy corporate lawyer,’ Lightfoot defends legal work, progressive credentials – David Heinzmann and Dan Hinkel
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: First plans to legalize sports betting in Illinois released – Grant Morgan
— Toni Preckwinkle: From high school history teacher to political ‘boss’ – Mark Brown and Tim Novak
— Lightfoot to Preckwinkle: Put donors’ money where your mouth is – Mark Brown (DIERSEN: Have you given money to candidates? If you have, in retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, was it the right decision? What discourages you from giving money to candidates? For me, it is their failure/refusal to promise to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform, and especially their traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
— Glenbard Parent Series to host Community Conversation on Teen Drug Abuse April 4 – Peg Mannion
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— College Illinois bailout now tops $500 million Permanently halting the college-savings program and honoring existing contracts will end up costing taxpayers more than $6,800 for every student that has gone or will go to college using it. – STEVE DANIELS
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois bill will make state the ‘abortion capital of America,’ Thomas Moore Society warns – Caleb Parke
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Four versions of legal sports betting bill filed by state rep – Doug Finke
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Discovery Partners Institute: The $500 million question – Editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “white supremacy and Islamist terrorism strengthen each other online.”
— Proposed Illinois bill addresses teacher shortages and solutions – Montse Ricossa (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Property tax roundup: University Park, Park Forest, Aurora have highest tax bills in Will County (DIERSEN: I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972, lived in it full-time 1972-1974, lived in it weekends 1974-1976, rented it out 1976-1984, and sold it in 1984.)
— The horrid history of political promises in Illinois – Austin Berg
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— $2 billion gas tax increase proposed for Illinois infrastructure – Greg Bishop
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— What the World Needs Now is Some Conservative Civil Disobedience – Laurie Higgins
— Second Amendment sanctuary movement counters Democrats’ gun-control bills
— Globalist ‘Never Trump’ Billionaires Enjoy Access to Trump White House – John Binder
— Plutocrats Unite: Big Tech, Business Lobby, Outsourcers Demand Amnesty – John Binder
— OVERWHELMED ICE FACILITIES FORCED TO RELEASE 100,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS IN PAST THREE MONTHS – Jason Hopkins
BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Congressman Shimkus supports President’s national emergency declaration – DERIK HOLTMANN
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Zach Mottl: Hinsdale D86 spends hundreds of thousands on consultants while undercutting sports, leading to loss of popular coach – W.J. Kennedy
— THORNER: PRO-LIFERS OVERFLOW SPRINGFIELD’S CAPITOL ROTUNDA
— COLLEGE ADMISSIONS BRIBERY SCANDAL SHOWS HOW HIGHER ED CULTURE HAS DESCENDED INTO SIGNALING
— Simon Poll: More now think state is on right track, 66 percent back $15 minimum wage (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who thinks that Illinois is on the right track? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Trump has more women as top advisers than Obama, Bush, or Clinton – Emily Ward
— Trump has backed his Democratic opponents into a corner – A race to the left won’t save them – Michael Knowles
— Anti-Israel bias even in the book world section of the Washington Post – Michael Berenhaus
— Our Queer Decline – Pedro Gonzalez
— ‘HIGHLY PROFITABLE SCAM’: SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER ‘RIPPING OFF DONORS,’ FORMER STAFFER SAYS – Peter Hasson
— Without The Electoral College, The United States Is No Longer A Republic Democratic candidates’ demands of abolishing the Electoral College and reducing the voting age will eventually lead to the death of our country as we know it. – Sumantra Maitra
— Millennials Are Experiencing American Prosperity – JIM GERAGHTY
— Trump’s executive order punishes ‘professors and power structures’ for censoring students – JEREMIAH POFF (DIERSEN: Who censures you? I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. a) who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) who censure me. The aforesaid who censure me are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs want illegals to work for the federal government.
— Transparency advocate Adam Andrzejewski hopes Trump shows he’s serious about cutting spending
— 2020 Dems avoid this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference – REBECCA KHEEL (DIERSEN: Are Democrats dumping Jews to curry favor with Muslims?)
— 2020 Democrats begin to approach topic of reparations for black Americans – GRACE SEGERS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout Blacks, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which of Biden’s demographics will be used against him? ANSWER: His age, race, and gender. His being a former federal employee. His being a teetotaler. His avoiding the draft. His having been charged with plagiarism. His ancestors being in America for a long time. His owning a Corvette.
— Nearly 6-in-10 Republicans say a majority-minority population will weaken American values (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at immigrants, at minorities, at females, at younger people, at poor people, and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that more than half of the population in America will be non-white by 2050. According to a new poll, a majority of Republicans — and about one in five Democrats — say that demographic milestone will weaken the country’s customs and values. The new poll from the Pew Research Center finds that, overall, about 30 percent of Americans say that having a majority of the population made up of black, Hispanics, Asians and other racial minorities would strengthen the nation’s cultural fabric, while 38 percent say it would weaken it. But those who view the expected majority-minority population in a negative light include 59 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, while just 13 percent say that demographic change will strengthen the country. Another 27 percent say the change will have little impact. That data point comes as the GOP becomes more and more identified with a Republican president who has referred to immigration at the southern border as an “invasion,” supported a ban on Muslims entering the United States during his campaign and reportedly used slurs to describe immigration from Haiti and some African countries. According to exit polls, only 13 percent of Trump’s voters in 2016 were non-white. Negative views of a more heavily non-white American population weren’t limited to Republicans. A smaller but significant 22 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said that a majority-minority would weaken American culture. Forty-two percent of Democrats said the change will strengthen the country, while another third say it will not have much of an impact. Race is also a factor. The Pew poll found that nearly half of whites — 46 percent — viewed a majority-minority in a negative light, while only 18 percent of black respondents and 25 percent of Hispanics agreed.)
NEW YORK TIMES
— Joe Biden Weighing Unique Steps to Reassure Voters Concerned About His Age – Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns (DIERSEN: If you had to assure people concerned about your age, what would you stress? I would stress the fact that NOTHING has stopped me from putting together GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and sending them out a) each and every morning since 2004 and b) each and every evening since 2015.)
— Trump’s Attacks on McCain Met With Silence From Many in Senate – Carl Hulse
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Haters promote haters.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use New Zealand to argue for abolition of the Second Amendment.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters a) promote hatred against Trump and b) promote hatred against Trump’s supporters.
NEW YORK POST
— Why a strong economy isn’t boosting Trump’s approval ratings – Michael Barone
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater blames hatred of Trump on Trump. Those who hate me blame hatred of me on me. I should write a book about those who hate me, their operatives, and their dupes. They would love it. They are extremely proud of their hatred of me.
— An Answer to a SALT-y Tax Problem You Didn’t Know You Had The U.S. tax overhaul limited the deduction of state and local taxes. Here’s what that means for your state tax refund. – Laura Saunders (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
— A Growing Problem in Real Estate: Too Many Too Big Houses Baby boomers and retirees built large, elaborate dream homes across the Sunbelt—only to find that few people want to buy them. – Candace Taylor
— If You Plan on Retiring Soon, Take a Test Drive Columnist Glenn Ruffenach advises those retiring in a year or two to try out their planned budget and daily routines (DIERSEN: My retirement income is only $55,434, or only 44% of my ending GAO 1997 salary in today’s dollars. However, starting this year, my RMD is $10,000.)
— I Want to Be Investigated by the FBI In the age of #MeToo, a claim of innocence—even a provable one—is itself treated as an offense. – Alan M. Dershowitz
— 46% of whites worry becoming a majority-minority nation will ‘weaken American culture,’ survey says – Ryan W. Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at minorities, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Struggling to stay alive: Rising insulin prices cause diabetics to go to extremes. The escalating cost of insulin has desperate diabetics rationing medication, acquiring the drug from friends or getting it from Canada or Mexico. – Ken Alltucker (DIERSEN: My father’s type 1 diabetes cost his father and cost him lots of money for insulin.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How much in reparations does Joyce Ferriabough Bolling want you to pay?
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
— White nationalism appeals to alienated – CLARENCE PAGE (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in alienating people a) in the organizations that you are/were a member of, b) in your precinct, c) in your municipality, d) in your township/ward, e) in your county, and f) in Illinois? I should write a book about those who alienate/alienated a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter members, b) Republican voters in my precinct, c) Republican voters in Wheaton, d) Republican voters in Milton Township, e) Republican voters in DuPage County, and f) Republican voters in Illinois.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Left-wing extremists say Trump is packing the court with right-wing extremists.
FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Feds: Do you work for love or money? – Tom Temin (DIERSEN: The importance of GAO’s, IRS’s, and the Post Office’s missions helped me overcome tremendous efforts by my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to get rid of me. I survived for almost 18 years at GAO, almost 9 years at IRS, and almost 3 years at the Post Office.)
— Waiting for a buyout? Good luck with that! – Mike Causey (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates disingenuously hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was lucky to be eligible for a $25,000 buyout in 1993 when I was 45 years old.)
— Chicago’s Democratic socialists on brink of transforming city’s politics Six Democratic socialists may join city council this year, reflecting the progressive momentum in national politics – Eric Lutz