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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Visits Carbondale To Urge Residents To Complete the Census.

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker In Carbondale Urged People To Fill out the Census. Screen Grab from Thursday September 24 2020.

With the looming September 30th Census deadline, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker stopped in southern Illinois on Thursday to remind residents that each person who fills out the census, means over a thousand dollars will come to Illinois from the Federal government.

"1,400 dollars per person, that's per year.  So we're talking about 14 to 15-thousand dollars that's at stake here, for each person who signs for the census now."

The Governor assured residents that the information will not be shared with police or immigration agencies..

To fill out the census, visit:  https://my2020census.gov/

Federal agencies use census figures when determining how much money to send to a state for fire departments, schools, hospitals and school lunch programs.

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