May 3 Update: Nearly 3,000 New Cases Of Covid-19 In IL, 63 More Deaths; Free Stimulus Check Cashing Available

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced during his COVID-19 daily briefing that the state is partnering with a number of banks statewide so people can cash their federal stimulus checks without fees. He said one in five Illinois households is “under or unbanked,” and many will be receiving paper checks from the federal government. Pritzker says it’s important for people to receive the full value of their stimulus check. He said participating banks are Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan Chase, US Bank, Fifth Third Bank, and First Midwest Bank. He added that more banks may join that list.

The following is a May 3, 2020 news release from the Illinois Department of Public Health:

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,994 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 63 additional deaths.

– Cook County: 2 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 4 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 9 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 4 males 90s

– DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

– Jefferson County: 1 male 80s

– Kane County: 1 male 70s

– Lake County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 70s

– Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s

– Monroe County: 1 female 90s

– Will County: 1 female 70s

– Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 61,499 cases, including 2,618 deaths, in 97 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have processed 19,417 specimens for a total of 319,313.