Governor JB Pritzker held a brief press conference Sunday afternoon to give an update on numbers and answer questions from the media. The Governor announced that some Illinois banks including Wells Fargo and US Bank have announced they will cash stimulus checks without fees.
The Governor also addressed scams and said the State will do what they can to prosecute scammers if they get caught.
The Governor also made a plea for people to fill out their census, saying that Illinois is currently 9th on the response rate.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,994 new cases of COVID-19 including 63 new deaths which brings the total amount to 61,499 cases including 2,618 deaths in 97 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH has tested 319,313 people. Listen every afternoon at 2:30 for Governor Pritzker’s daily press conferences on the coronavirus on NEWSTALK WTIM and its many platforms and for the latest closings, cancellations, and businesses that are open visit Taylorville Daily News.