Johnson set to extend basic income program amid changes to COVID spending

Ahead of a quarterly spending report set to be released that will show the city still has hundreds of millions in unspent federal COVID relief dollars, Mayor Brandon Johnson is announcing he’s tweaking how the city plans to inject the money into social programs.

Johnson is expected to release additional details later this week when a second round of funding to provide $500 in direct cash assistance to struggling Chicagoans will begin. Earlier

Chicago and Cook County try bold experiments to combat economic inequity Johnson shifted $95 million in COVID relief to migrant aid. Now there’s a move to […]

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