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Reparations committee provides an update on funding, applicants

Evanston’s new reparations fund has received 146 applications and $26,230 in donations, according to Deputy City Manager Kimberly Richardson.  Richardson released the figures at a meeting last week of the City Council’s Reparations Committee.   Information on who and how many have donated is not currently available, but will be at the next meeting. Richardson […]

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Restorative housing: What to know about the application process

Sept. 21 is the start of something new in Evanston. The online application for the first step of local reparations – the restorative housing program – was scheduled to go live on the City website. The goal is to increase Black homeownership, revitalize and preserve Black owner-occupied homes in Evanston and build intergenerational equity among […]

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Rethinking police: Evanston public safety changes could follow Minnesota city’s lead

Evanston’s Reimagining Public Safety Committee may draw inspiration from a Minneapolis suburb’s effort to rethink its police department. Representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union involved in the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, reforms spoke at a Tuesday meeting of the Evanston committee. In April 2021, a police officer in Brooklyn Center shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte […]