Cook County’s ‘Promise’ will grant 3,250 qualifying households monthly payments for two years. The Cabrini-Green rowhouses stand in front of highrise buildings in Chicago, Illinois. Illinois’s largest county is offering some of its residents a guaranteed income in pilot program as the state seeks to even out the economic recovery for those who suffered a disproportionate hit from the pandemic.
Applications for Cook County’s “Promise” pilot program opened Thursday and will grant 3,250 households monthly payments of $500 each for two years, according to a statement by the county, which includes Chicago. The $42 million program was funded by the […]