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E3R’s Reparation Seminar Provides Insight Into Common Ground and Divergence Around Evanston Reparations Program

At 8:50 p.m. on March 22, City Council adopted Resolution 37-R-27 authorizing the implementation of the Evanston Local Reparations Restorative Housing Program and the initial program budget of $400,000. The majority of the public comments at the City Council meeting were in response to Special Order of Business SP3, adoption of the nation’s first local […]

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Critics of Restorative Housing Reparations Program Voice Concern and Anger Ahead of Vote by City Council

Residents who formed the group “Evanston Rejects Racist Reparations” staged a protest at 10:30 a.m. on March 6 in front of the Med/Men cannabis dispensary at 1804 Maple Ave., where 35 to 40 people gathered, including speakers, supporters and members of the media. The protest was first announced by former Evanston mayoral candidate Sebastian Nalls […]

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Draft Guidelines Set Minimal Proof to Qualify for Proposed Housing Reparations Program

On Feb. 25, Kimberly Richardson, Deputy City Manager, made a brief presentation about draft guidelines to qualify for one of the housing reparations programs being recommended by the City’s Reparations Subcommittee. The Reparations Fund In November 2019, City Council decided to create a Reparations Fund and to deposit up to $10 million in City tax […]