Cook County launches guaranteed income pilot program; thousands of residents to get $500 a month for 2 years

Cook County launches guaranteed income pilot program; thousands of residents to get $500 a month for 2 years

Flanked by elected officials and supporters, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot during a news conference at the Chicago Cultural Center in the Loop on Wednesday. Cook County residents soon will be able to apply for a program offering $500 a month, no strings attached, for two years, as county officials try to tackle poverty and racial inequalities.

County officials announced the launch of the program — the Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot — at the Chicago Cultural Center. The program will have room for 3,250 randomly-chosen residents, regardless of immigration status, for […]

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