Posted by Kane on April 3, 2022 1:17 pm


Lori Lightfoot made the announcement, revealing the city government would spend $12 million to hand out 50,000 gas cards worth $150 each. The recipients of the cards will be decided via citywide lottery. Additionally, another 100,000 transit cards, worth $50 each, will be handed out to residents as a temporary alternative to driving.

Both cards will primarily be given to low-income residents, who can start applying for them on April 27th. Applicants must be residents of the city of Chicago, at least 18 years old, must have a valid sticker on their vehicles, and must have a household income either at or below 140 percent of the city’s area median income.

A similar policy is being considered in the state of California, where Governor Gavin Newsom proposed handouts of up to $800 for every car owner in the state to spend on gas.

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