Illinois: Cook County Moving Forward With Guaranteed Income Program

Because, you know, Cook County, home to Chicago, has a ton of money to throw around and no other problems.

Cook County residents can apply for The Promise Guaranteed Income {ilot program which offers $500 a month for two years. They will pick applicants by random for the 3,250 spots.

That’s a total of $42 million, which is the largest guaranteed income program in the country.County officials think this could help “tackle poverty and racial inequalities.” Qualifications include: Cook County resident Household income 250% below the federal poverty line (family of three would be $57,575 or less) Chicago residents can apply, […]

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