RED BUD, Ill. – To help Southern Illinoisans protect themselves from identity thieves and stay up-to-date on their finances, state Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, is promoting free credit reports that are now available during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

 “Many families in our region are now struggling to simply stay afloat and make ends meet due to the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis,” said Reitz. “Promoting access to free credit reports during this difficult time can help families protect themselves from identity thieves and others that may be looking to take advantage of them during this crisis, while also giving residents the information they need to make smart financial decisions as we continue to navigate and come out on the other side of the pandemic.”

In response to the extreme negative economic impact that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Reitz is promoting free, weekly credit reports to help residents access their financial records. Everyone is now eligible to receive their weekly credit report for free through Equifax, Experian and TransUnion until April 2021. For more information, please visit

“Regularly checking their credit report and reviewing their credit history can help Southern Illinoisans regain control of their finances during this extremely difficult time by giving them the information they need to make wise financial decisions,” continued Reitz. “I encourage local residents to take advantage of this free resource that can help you protect yourself from identity thieves and stay aware of your financial health, which is especially important during these uncertain times.”

For more information, contact Rep. Reitz’s constituent service office at 618-282-7284 or

Rep. Nathan ReitzRep. Nathan Reitz

116th District

Springfield Office:
200-7S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1018

District Office:
124 Locust Street
Red Bud, IL  62278
(618) 282-7284
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