A task force created by outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Friday that the city government pay “struggling” residents upwards of $1,000 per month as part of a universal income program.
“Some Chicago families could start collecting a $1,000 check every month with no strings attached. That’s the new proposal from a task force created by Mayor Emanuel,” writes ABC Chicago.
The program would initially give $1,000 per month to 1,000 residents and study whether the proposal would help “break the cycle of poverty.”
“Supporters say people could use the extra cash to cover unexpected emergencies, increase their savings and improve their health,” adds the article.
Read the full report at ABC Chicago.