March 28 Evening Edition

— Coronavirus update: Illinois reports 1st death of infant with COVID-19 in US; Chicago considered among next hot spots
— Trump boosts coronavirus aid, warns governors to be ‘appreciative’ – AP
— Coronavirus testing: Illinois lags behind most states, but rates improving – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner and Jonathan Fagg
— Trump says he’s considering ‘enforceable’ 14-day quarantine for NY, NJ, CT
— Chicago’s McCormick Place to transform into makeshift hospital for coronavirus patients – Jesse R Kirsch

— Cases Surpass 116,500; Trump Considering Quarantine for NY, NJ and Connecticut
— ‘Officers Are Scared Out There’: Coronavirus Hits US Police More than 690 officers and civilian employees at police departments and sheriff’s offices around the country have tested positive for COVID-19 – Jake Bleiberg and Corey Williams

— Coronavirus In Illinois: Officials Still Working To Address Bottleneck Of Unemployment Claims; ‘We’ve Never Seen This Kind Of Application Deluge’
— 465 New Cases, 13 More Deaths; Infant Among Fatalities
— Few Seen In Chicago Breaking The Governor’s ‘Stay At Home’ Order – Dana Kozlov

— Illinois coronavirus cases now at 3,491; baby among the dead

— State education officials say school districts must start remote learning Tuesday The state has also ended this spring’s standardized testing, including the SAT, after receiving a federal waiver. – Nader Issa
— Fran Spielman interviews Republican candidate for Cook County state’s attorney Pat O’Brien

— McCormick Place set to be converted into Illinois’ first field hospital for 3,000 coronavirus patients by April 24 – Gregory Pratt
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
— University Park residents still contending with lead in their water amid the coronavirus pandemic – Darcel Rockett (DIERSEN: Where have you lived? I lived in Crete 1948-1972, University Park full-time 1972-1974 and part-time 1974-1976, Chicago part-time 1974-1976 and full-time 1976-1978, and Wheaton since 1978. I should write a book about those in Wheaton who continue to demonize, denigrate, and condemn people like me as being newcomers.)
— President Trump’s approval rating is ticking upward. Should Joe Biden be worried? – FRANK BRUNI
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Boris Johnson pays the price for weak leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.”

— COVID-19 concerns abound at McHenry County Jail

— State, national unemployment spikes amid COVID-19 outbreak

— COVID-19 roundup: Child dies; Aurora mayor and police chief test positive; Dart lashes out; GA will have to approve home cannabis delivery; Strike? Maybe; Abbott’s new test; Remote notary allowed; Sewing warriors; Adorable video (DIERSEN: What would Pritzker say if someone asked him about reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
(FROM THE POSTING: PRITZKER: Well, I certainly have admonished my children to follow the rules, and they have you know, it’s not easy. You know the kids. And I think many kids are used to using the internet to communicate with one another so that’s, I think, a benefit to them that maybe we didn’t have as kids. But, in talking to them. I’ve also said, don’t watch TV news. Because you know it’s okay to keep up with news and I’m sure that they do I know that they do. But don’t watch all day. Don’t turn on CNN or MSNBC or god forbid Fox and try to follow this through the news it’s not worth doing.)

— Little of Pelosi’s Wish List Made It Into COVID-19 Relief Bill. That’s a Relief in Itself. – GianCarlo Canaparo

— Border Patrol Intercepts Thousands of Fake IDs – Beth Baumann

— Struggling states warn coronavirus stimulus falls short – ALEX GANGITANO
— Coronavirus response reveals deep fractures in global partnerships – BRETT SAMUELS

— ‘GM was wasting time’: Trump invokes DPA to force GM to make ventilators The move to activate the Defense Production Act came the same day that Trump slammed GM on Twitter. – GAVIN BADE (DIERSEN: Does the DPA apply to foreign companies that make vehicles in America?)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Illinois reports first known U.S. death of an infant with the coronavirus.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Inside Trump’s risky push to reopen the country amid the coronavirus crisis.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Inside the talks on the largest U.S. bailout: frantic negotiations, partisan tensions and a Trump tweet.”
— Confirmed U.S. coronavirus-related deaths double in two days, hitting 2,000
— Truckers step up as coronavirus pumps demand for necessities, but face mounting obstacles – Ian Duncan

— Cuomo rips idea of banning New Yorkers from traveling to other states – Joseph Spector

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.