March 3 Evening Edition

— Illinois Attorney Registration And Disciplinary Commission Recommends Disbarring Rod Blagojevich
— 44 Campaign Signs For Just 3 Candidates Mounted On Median Strip Of State Street In Bronzeville, Where Law Says They Are Not Allowed – Dana Kozlov

— Trump donating part of 2019 salary to coronavirus fight – Evie Fordham

— Biden and Bernie brawl: Progressive wave meets establishment endorsements in 14 Super Tuesday states – AP
— Stadiums, arenas sit empty as coronavirus spreads – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to drive down the economy and defeat Trump.
— Foiling the coronavirus is only one of your public health duties to the rest of us – Editorial

— As Democrats join presidential teams, Pritzker stays on the sidelines “I’m for the Democrat,” Pritzker said. “I don’t know who is going to win in Illinois. I don’t know who is going to win the nomination. But I know one thing — Donald Trump has got to go.” – Neal Earley
— Chicago water bill collections plummet without threat of shut-offs Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared an end to water-shut offs, calling water a “basic human right.” But now a drop-off in water collections could spell trouble for the largest of four city employee pension funds. – Fran Spielman

— Look behind facade of legal marijuana – Michael Gresh, Naperville
— Election 2020 Endorsements (DIERSEN: According to those who work against me, candidates who have the following demographics should not be endorsed: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— 14th District candidates talk about drug prices – James Fuller
— Democrats running for DuPage County auditor talk about their vision for the office – Robert Sanchez
— Court considers whether men-only draft is constitutional – AP (DIERSEN: Did you register for the draft? I did in 1966 when I was 18 years old. I was classified 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( ). Because potential employers viewed me as being draft bait, they did not want to hire me. Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for my getting student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
— Suburban churches taking precautions to prevent coronavirus spread – Bob Susnjara——–

— A look at the millions raised in key county races With early voting underway and less than two weeks to go until the Illinois primary on March 17, here’s a look at fundraising in races we’re watching closely. – A.D. QUIG

— Will County rally attendees report they were harassed Trump supporters organize weekend rallies – ALEX ORTIZ

— Dow sinks 3% after a surprise rate cut by the Federal Reserve fails to calm fears that virus outbreak will hurt economy – AP

— Illinois House Republicans call for fair hearings on party’s property tax relief measure – Greg Bishop

— Most Legislation Introduced by House Republicans to Relieve Property Tax Burden

— As expected, ARDC hearing board recommends Blagojevich be disbarred
— Media feud escalates
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I remember that story because I specifically decided not to post it here. It seemed to be lacking context, but that’s just me. In retrospect, what I probably should’ve done was posted the story and made fun of the liberal governor for warning about 15 percent budget cuts that everybody knows he’ll never willingly make. The Pritzker administration does not respond to any inquiries from Center Square reporters, but the governor does take questions from them at press conferences.)
— Cannabis roundup
— COVID-19 updates
— Candidate: LIG has substantiated ethics report against Rep. Skillicorn
— Simon poll: 65 percent support graduated income tax, 51 percent favor constitutional change for pensions

— Trump says campaign rallies ‘safe’ from coronavirus – Dave Boyer
— Not Super Tuesday? Election officials say coronavirus fear could affect voter turnout – Jennifer Harper

— Biden has the party but Bernie Sanders has its most vicious voters, so he’ll probably win

— SCOTUS: States Can Prosecute Illegal Aliens for Stealing American IDs – Jon Binder

— Trump Opens Campaign Offices In Black Neighborhoods – George Rasley

— Dr. Fauci: 80 Percent of Coronavirus Patients ‘Spontaneously Recover’ – Melanie Arter

— Trump Campaign Sues Washington Post For Libel Over ‘False And Defamatory Statements’ About Russian Interference – SHELBY TALCOTT

— Many Guatemalans Aren’t Seeking Asylum in US Over Violence, Political Persecution. They Want Giant Homes. – Todd Bensman
— An Unhinged Donna Brazile to GOP Chairwoman: ‘Go to Hell’ – Reagan McCarthy

— Do the Democrats Need Massive Turnout in 2020? – JIM GERAGHTY

— Bloomberg is far outpacing all candidates in Facebook ads The former mayor has spent $60 million on the platform. – Lena Camilletti

— Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders didn’t get a real job until he was 41—here’s a copy of his actual resume from the ’80s – Jade Scipioni

— Bernie Sanders Can’t Count on New Voters There’s little evidence a progressive candidate can remake the electorate. – Michelle Goldberg

— Bloomberg’s campaign threatens to turn our elections into an auction – Katrina vanden Heuvel

— Trump admin orders Chinese state-owned media to remove 40 percent of staff in US – KYLE PERISIC

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.