Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced this week that the first payments to participants in the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot have been released and will reach participants in the coming days.
The $42 million pilot is the largest publicly-funded guaranteed income program in American history and received more than 233,000 applications during the open application period in October.
“This is a proud moment for us at Cook County,” Preckwinkle said. “After months of hard work, participants in our Promise Pilot will now have their cash in hand. Our hope . . .