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The payments would be part of Lightfoot's proposed $16.7 billion budget plan, which depends heavily on federal relief money to fill in the city's spending gaps, WGN9 reported.
The $500 installments, which total around $31.5 million, would last one year and assist "hard-hit, low-income households in need of additional economic stability," Lightfoot said.
Chicago is set to take in almost $1.9 billion in federal money, which Lightfoot reportedly hopes to use to fill budget gaps caused in part by mounting pension costs.
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Original Author: Luke Gentile
Original Location: Chicago's Lightfoot pitches $500-per-month universal basic income for poor