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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A white hand with pencil sketch textures hands a piece of paper labeled “reparations” to a Black hand over a blizzard-blue map of Illinois’ counties.

Illinois commission seeks public input on potential statewide reparations program

April 11, 2023

As Evanston navigates the implementation of direct cash payments to recipients of the Restorative Housing Program, a state commission is hoping to gain input from the public on a possible statewide reparations...

A drawing of a Black person’s hand holding a scale, with a house on one side and cash on the other. Text at the top says The Fight For Reparations.

In Focus: With the eyes of a nation on Evanston, the first step of the historic reparations program faces pushback

March 12, 2021

On a December day in 2019, hundreds of Evanston residents sang, cheered and cried together in the pews of the First Church of God in celebration of the first funded Black reparations program in the city...

A Facebook post by Evanston Rejects Racist Reparations says “Join us tonight at 6:30 for a community dialogue” above an invite to the conference scheduled for Thursday, March 4.

Residents, aldermen, candidates debate reparations program in public conference

March 5, 2021

Stakeholders from Evanston and across the country debated the city’s proposed reparations program Thursday night, questioning transparency, public input, and the practices falling under the reparations...

Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th). Simmons participated in a conversation surrounding racial healing and reparations on Tuesday.

Reparations subcommittee backs national reparations bills, talks progress updates during town hall

August 28, 2020

Evanston’s reparations subcommittee backed a congressional reparations bill and presented updates around the local reparations fund at a virtual town hall Thursday. The subcommittee is in full support...

Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th). Rue Simmons hosted a Thursday town hall to discuss Evanston’s reparations fund.

City hosts second town hall on Evanston reparations fund

May 21, 2020

Just over 100 participants gathered through Zoom on Thursday for a virtual town hall on Evanston’s historic reparations fund. The fund, established through a city resolution passed in November 2019,...

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