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Lawmakers in Chicago, Illinois, are readying a bill to test universal basic income. The idea is to give a fixed stipend to families without requiring reams of paperwork to assess eligibility. Advocates think that this streamlined system will allocate resources more fairly and with less bureaucratic bloat.