— Americans need help. Democrats must stop blocking it.
— Coronavirus Update: Illinois’ COVID-19 cases reach 1,285 with 12 deaths; Gov. Pritzker pushes for more PPE for first responders – Alexis McAdams
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Struggles to Adjust to Crisis Presidency.”
— New Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site For First Responders Fills Up In Matter Of Hours
— 5 Chicago Hotels To House Those With COVID-19
— Illinois Republicans call for an end to ‘finger-pointing and name calling’ in coronavirus crisis Cook County Republican Chairman Sean Morrison singled out Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot for their twitter feud with the president. House Minority Leader Jim Durkin also called for an end to partisan finger pointing. – Rachel Hinton
— Illinois should move state tax filing deadline to July 15 so it matches the feds’ With the coronavirus outbreak wreaking havoc, the state deadline should be the same as the federal government’s, which was moved back 90 days. – Editorial
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials report total COVID-19 cases now at 1,285, with 12 deaths in the state
— Kane County religious school moves to e-learning as sheriff’s deputies prepare to bring the school into compliance with ‘stay at home’ mandate – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
— DISGUSTING. TRAGIC: Northlake voters favor allowing marijuana businesses within the city – STEVE SCHERING (DIERSEN: I would expect that stoners are far more likely a) to get coronavirus, b) to spread coronavirus, and c) to die from coronavirus.)
— After days of public feuding, Pritzker and Trump get on the phone and talk – Lisa Donovan
— Uihlein family, big Trump supporters, to Uline staff: ‘White House called upon us twice with huge orders’ amid the coronavirus – Lisa Donovan
— Civil liberties in the time of coronavirus – Editorial
— Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 – Russell Lissau
— In unprecedented move for local town, Elk Grove issues $2.8 million coronavirus relief package – Christopher Placek
— Illinois cases rise by 236 amid effort to make more masks, other equipment – Marni Pyke
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters do not want Pritzker to take Trump’s bait.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters shout at Asian-Americans, and at everyone else, that Trump is a racist.
— States are desperate for supplies and out of patience as coronavirus needs increase
— Morrison slams Pritzker and Lightfoot for politicizing COVID-19 messages – Ray Hanania
— Pritzker By Phone Tells Trump What Illinois Needs – SEAN CRAWFORD & MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY
— President Donald Trump: ‘Cure’ cannot be worse than ‘problem itself’ – AHTRA ELNASHAR (DIERSEN: Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs want to “cure” the problems that the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. have by getting rid of its members/residents that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth blasts Republicans.
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Analysis of First Coronavirus Tests from the Front Line
— McConchie: Time to Match State with Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline
— Senate Democrats Defeat Procedural Vote on Coronavirus Stimulus Bill *UPDATEx2: Second Attempt to Break Filibuster Fails Mon. 49-46**
— Will Lauen Underwood Volunteer Her Nursing Skills in Coronavirus Crisis?
— PRITZKER GOES TO CNN TO DEMAND TRUMP, FEDS PROVIDE MORE SOURCES DURING “NATIONAL EMERGENCY”
— COMMISSIONER MORRISON CALLS ON DEMS GOV PRITZKER, MAYOR LIGHTFOOT TO STOP POLITICAL SNIPING
— Pritzker announces private-sector PPE acquisition; Says online unemployment insurance claims issues “taken care of”; Spoke with “responsive” Trump today; No weapons for National Guard; “Decent shape” on hospital beds today
— Leader Durkin calls for unity
— Should China foot the bill for coronavirus pandemic? In the midst of the outbreak, few are talking about accountability – Andrew Davies
— Trump won’t ‘nationalize’ companies under emergency law to produce medical supplies – Tom Howell Jr. and Dave Boyer
— The media-driven myth of ‘centrist’ Joe Biden – Steven Law
— ‘Destroying themselves’: Trump claims negative coverage displays the media’s ‘hatred’ of him – Dominick Mastrangelo
— Nancy Pelosi’s supposed ‘relief’ bill has provisions for ‘corporate board diversity,’ student loans, and a Postal Service bailout – Becket Adams
— Jeff Sessions: Fundamental Purpose of Immigration Law Is to Avoid Disease – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
— Flatten the Curve — Not the Economy – Jeff Poor
— Nancy Pelosi Proposes 1,400-Page Coronavirus Bill Stuffed with Special Interest Goodies – CHARLIE SPIERING
— Doctor in Italy says he and other physicians are no longer permitted to put coronavirus patients who are over 60 on ventilators – Sarah Taylor (DIERSEN: If you needed to be put on a ventilator to stay alive, what factors would work against you? For me, factors include my being 71 year old, my having out-of-control type 2 diabetes, and my being obese (BMI 30+).)
— White House Journalist Has Suspected Case Of Coronavirus, Correspondents’ Association President Announces – CHRISTIAN DATOC
— The Top 10 Lies About President Trump’s Response to the Coronavirus – MATT MARGOLIS
— Abortion Clinics Caught Killing Babies, Defying Orders to Stay Home to Combat Coronavirus – CHERYL SULLENGER
— Trump signals openings: US not ‘built to be shut down’ – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want the United States to stay shut down until Trump and Pence resign and Pelosi takes over. Those who do not believe the aforesaid are naive about Trump-haters.)
— McConnell excoriates Democrats over stimulus demands – ALEXANDER BOLTON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
— How smoking, vaping and drug use might increase risks from Covid-19 – Gina Yu
— Miley Cyrus quit church because gay friends ‘weren’t being accepted’ – Gwen Aviles (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, organizations, including churches and political organizations, are under pressure to dump their members who do not promote LGBTQ activity. Ever-increasingly, governments including municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries are under pressure to dump their residents who do not promote LGBTQ activity. Ever-increasingly, employers are under pressure to dump their employees who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Considers Reopening Economy, Over Health Experts’ Objections
— What Will Fill a $4 Trillion Hole in the Economy?
— How to Stop Coronavirus ‘Doomsurfing’ – Kevin Roose
— Amid Virus and Market Tumult, Wall Street Lives a New Reality – Kate Kelly
— ‘Covid-19 Kills Only Old People.’ Only? Why are we OK with old people dying? – Louise Aronson
— ‘It’s Very Scary’: U.K. Food Banks Close as Coronavirus Stalls Donations – Ceylan Yeginsu
— 1,200 Airport Workers in N.Y.C. Area Abruptly Laid Off With No Severance – Patrick McGeehan
— Deniers and Disbelievers: ‘If I Get Corona, I Get Corona.’ – John Branch
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: At the rate things are going, every individual, every organization, every company, every government, and every country in the world will need massive bailouts to survive. Who will pay for the aforesaid massive bailouts?
— The U.S. Needs China’s Masks, as Acrimony Grows – Keith Bradsher and Ana Swanson
— Trump suggests coronavirus containment measures may be too extreme as more states issue stay-at-home orders
— Running for office during a pandemic is difficult — especially for local politicians – Leigh Giangreco
— U.S. reports more than 100 coronavirus deaths in a single day, 500 total
LOS ANGELES TIMES
— ‘It’s just too much’: Asian Americans confront xenophobia, economic devastation and the coronavirus – FRANK SHYONG
— Coronavirus fuels a thirst for answers, an effort to spin blame – Susan Page
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How Long Will the Coronavirus Lockdowns Go On? Soon the U.S. will be able to do 75,000 tests a day. That will make changes in strategy possible. – Scott Gottlieb
— With Unmandated Sick Leave, U.S. Economy Is More Vulnerable to Pandemics American approach could make it harder to contain the spread of the coronavirus, economists say – Harriet Torry
— Big Bailouts Need Fierce Watchdogs – Neil Barofsky
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire when I was 49 years old in 1997 because I was a “bad” employee and not a) because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.
— Party Affiliation Dictates Responses to ‘Chinese Virus’
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQers use White supremacists and coronavirus to blast Trump and his supporters.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
WINDY CITY TIMES
— LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois responds to COVID-19 (DIERSEN: I would expect that because of their lifestyle, LGBTQers are far more likely a) to get coronavirus, b) to spread coronavirus, and c) to die from coronavirus.)