Governor JB Pritzker on Tuesday announced that he feels the State needs to do more for businesses and for those who are suffering from this pandemic, financially. The Governor urged legislative bodies to meet in Springfield to put together a comprehensive plan to help both businesses and citizens alike.
The Governor also announced that he would be helping local governments with infrastructure projects over the summer.
A question was asked of the Governor about whether or not, the State would withhold federal aid from Counties who don’t enforce the stay-at-home order. The Governor said it’s something he would consider.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced their highest new case totals with 4,014 new cases of COVID-19 including 144 new deaths which brings the total amount to 83,021 cases including 3,601 deaths in 98 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH tested 29,266 people in the last 24 hours and overall have tested 471,691 people.
Listen every afternoon Monday through Friday at 2:30 for Governor Pritzker’s press conferences on the coronavirus on NEWSTALK WTIM and its many platforms. For local numbers click on the icon for coronavirus cases by county and for the latest closings, cancellations, and businesses that are open visit Taylorville Daily News.