May 16 Evening Edition

— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 92K with over 4K deaths; Chatham testing site opens – Eric Horng, Stacey Baca and Sarah Schulte
— Debate: More coronavirus aid or wait for economy to rebound? – AP
— Coronavirus Chicago: Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ in COVID-19 cases, officials say

— Illinois Counties Push Back Against Pritzker’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order As neighboring states begin to reopen, Illinois counties become restless – Chris Hush
— Illinois Reports 2,088 New Cases of Coronavirus, 74 Additional Deaths The state announced it had returned 23,047 new test results in the last 24 hours
— McHenry County Sheriff Says Deputies Won’t Enforce Pritzker’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order

— Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID-19 Cases, 74 Additional Deaths

— Questions raised over accuracy of US coronavirus death toll – Robert Gearty

— Protesters flock to Illinois Statehouse, Thompson Center to voice displeasure with stay-at-home order – Gaynor Hall
— Suburbs divided over governor’s stay-at-home order – Meghan Dwyer

— 74 more coronavirus deaths announced as protesters rally again for Pritzker to reopen Illinois More than 1,800 coronavirus deaths have been reported in the state this month alone, but a vocal contingent of protesters say it’s time to restart the state economy immediately. – Mitchell Armentrout and Tyler LaRiviere
— Coronavirus masks a boon for crooks who hide their faces Just how many criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to commit crimes is impossible to estimate, but law enforcement officials have no doubt that the numbers are climbing. – AP

— Officials see some progress in COVID-19 battle but call for cautious reopening steps that are too slow for some – MADELINE BUCKLEY and JASON MEISNER

— Illinois reports more than 2,000 additional cases, 74 deaths on Saturday – AP
— Some Northwest suburbs ask to be split from Chicago in governor’s Restore Illinois plan – Eric Peterson

— Illinois’ COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rate Takes Another Small Dip New statewide totals: 92,457 cases, 4,129 deaths – Amanda Vinicky

— Illinois reports more than 2,000 additional cases as protests continue – AP

— Pritzker criminalizes stay-at-home violations, Rep. John Cabello responds – Jim Hagerty

— GOP Officials Say They’re Expecting 50,000 In Charlotte For Republican Convention – SARAH MCCAMMON
— Trump Slams China Over Coronavirus, Ratcheting Up Hostilities

— State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Files Federal Court Brief Arguing that Pritzker Has 30-Day Limit to Emergency Order Authority
— Pritzker Sticks to Stupid Two-Person a Boat Rule
— Sheriff Bill Prim Has No Intention of Enforcing Pritzker Order as Criminal Offense
— IL-06/IL-14: House Democrats Pass HEROES Act with Ballot Harvesting Included
— Dems Want to Stop Congressional Republicans from Sleeping in Their Offices
— Time for Independence from Pritzker Emergency Order
— Pritzker Doesn’t Want Legislative Oversight on Coronavirus Orders
— McHenry County Real Estate Tax Bills Go in the Mail Today, Information Available Online
— Jack Franks: “Do You Believe in Transparency or Not?”
— Jim Ryan to the Rescue of the Economy
— Ripsnorting McHenry County Board Meeting
— McHenry County Board of Health Position Statement on Enforcing and Not Enforcing Governor’s Executive Orders on Coronavirus

— Illinois reports more than 2,000 additional cases, 74 deaths – AP

— From Nanny State To Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’

— Class of 2020 set to join worst job market in history – J. EDWARD MORENO AND JUSTINE COLEMAN
— GOP Alaska legislator compares coronavirus screening sticker to Nazi Germany’s Star of David – MORGAN GSTALTER
— Why Donald Trump could thank the media if he wins reelection this fall – JONATHAN TURLEY

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.