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In this Nov. 12, 2019 file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot talks to reporters after meeting with House Democrats at the state Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. Lightfoot announced Thursday, April, 22, 2021, that Chicago is now officially seeking proposals to operate a massive resort that includes a casino, a hotel of up to 500 rooms, restaurants and bars.

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Chicago to open applications for universal basic income program April 25

Eligible residents can apply to Chicago’s guaranteed basic income program from April 25 to May 13. The Chicago Resilient Communities pilot will use a citywide lottery to choose 5,000 recipients of $500 monthly checks for a year. Reset checks in with a city official to learn more about how the program will work, and how people can apply for it.

GUEST: Brandie Knazze, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

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