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The Rundown Podcast - PM Show Tile

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Guaranteed income pilots provide ‘autonomy’ to local residents

The way inflation has us barreling through our bank accounts, a little money help could go a long way. Both Cook County and the City of Chicago are starting to provide that help in the form of monthly cash payments directly to residents. Erin talks with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Elvia Malagón about how these programs work and what sets them apart from other pilots across the country.

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

   

The way inflation has us barreling through our bank accounts, a little money help could go a long way. Both Cook County and the City of Chicago are starting to provide that help in the form of monthly cash payments directly to residents. Erin talks with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Elvia Malagón about how these programs work and what sets them apart from other pilots across the country.

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We can’t let National Transportation Week pass without revisiting our conversation with Lee Crooks. He’s basically a local celebrity, with a highly-recognizable voice. He’s been announcing stops on the CTA for 25 years. “It does become something of a legacy,” Crooks said. In this episode, he talks to host Erin Allen about trains, legacy and Midwest accents. And yes, we have him do the voice. This episode was originally published on Oct. 18, 2023.