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County Enrolls First Recipients Into Largest Guaranteed Income Program In US: ‘This Is Not A Handout; It’s A Hand Up’

The first $500 monthly checks will roll out next month for the 3,250 pilot program recipients.

Downtown

233,000 People Applied For 3,250 Spots In Cook County’s $500-A-Month Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

Recipients will be chosen by lottery in mid-November, with payments expected to begin in December.

Citywide

Chicagoans Can Apply For $500 A Month For 2 Years Under Cook County Guaranteed Income Program Starting Today

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the program is “the largest publicly funded guaranteed income initiative in American history.” Find out if you're eligible here.

Citywide

Chicagoans Can Apply For $500 A Month For 2 Years Under Cook County Guaranteed Income Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the program is “the largest publicly funded guaranteed income initiative in American history.”

Citywide

Cook County’s Pilot Program Aims To Boost Metra Electric, Rock Island Ridership By Slashing Fares In Half

Fares have been cut by about 50 percent along the Metra Electric line through Southeast Chicago and Metra's Rock Island line, while Pace's Halsted Street route is receiving service improvements.

Downtown

Free UChicago Lectures On Racial Justice, Coronavirus And More Available

Educational resources on a wide range of topics, freely available for anyone in Cook County, will be released every Monday through August 31.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Seeking Relief From Your Property Tax Bill? Meet With Ald. Hopkins, Assessor Kaegi Monday

The deadline to appeal your property tax bill is July 26.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Coyote Pup Season In Chicago Means The Urban Predators Are Out And About. Here’s How To Avoid Hurting Them (And Yourself)

There may not be more coyotes than usual, but they're coming out of their dens, from the parking lot at Soldier Field to Humboldt Park.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Minority Contractors Looking To Get A Piece Of Multimillion Dollar Railroad Project Gather In Englewood

The networking event aimed to show minority-owned businesses how to get a leg up on the bidding process.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham