CHICAGO Evanston aldermen on Monday approved directing all sales tax revenue collected from recreational marijuana purchases to a fund that will establish a local reparations program.
Officials say the program will help the citys black population stay in Evanston while also providing training for jobs and other benefits.
We can implement funding to directly invest in black Evanston, said Ald. Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward, who proposed the reparations bill.
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