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Chicago suburb to be first in US to pay reparations; they’ll use tax on legal marijuana to pay for it

Chicago's suburb, Evanston, could become the first in the country to fund reparations for its black residents with a pledge of $10million over 10 years after Robin Simmons (pictured) proposed the legislation

By VALERIE EDWARDS

FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS

A Chicago suburb is on its way to becoming the first in the country to fund reparations for its black residents with a pledge of $10 million over 10 years, but some say it isn’t enough.

Evanston’s reparations fund, established in 2019, is focused on housing inequities, using a 3 per cent tax on recreational marijuana sales to help black residents with homeownership, including mortgage assistance and funding for home improvements.

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