Carmelo Barbaro: Chicago and Cook County can help settle debate on guaranteed income

Carmelo Barbaro: Chicago and Cook County can help settle debate on guaranteed income

People line up outside the food pantry at Harmony Community Church in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood on April 20, 2022. Food pantries are seeing increased demand as the cost of groceries rises. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently announced the details of the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot, which will serve more than 3,000 residents of Cook County. Just last week, applications also closed for the Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot , which will provide $500 per month, no strings attached, to 5,000 Chicagoans over the next year. With the launch of these programs, our city suddenly finds […]

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