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Chicago suburb starts making $25K reparations payouts in ‘test run for the whole country’

  • The city council of Evanston, Illinois is paying reparations to black residents to address a history of housing discrimination and wealth and opportunity gaps experienced between 1919 and 1969.
  • The program aims to provide $25,000 to each of the 140 eligible residents, primarily elderly individuals, by the end of the year, using funds from marijuana and real-estate transfer taxes.
  • Evanston is paving the way for the rest of the country, as it is the only municipality to fulfill its promise of reparations, while other cities have taken similar steps towards reparations.
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