'If We Don't Fight, Who Will?': Activists Demand Reparations For Ex-Cons Convicted Of Marijuana Charges In IllinoisStarting Monday, an activist group plans to stage a weeklong sit-in outside a marijuana dispensary, demanding reparations for ex-convicts who were put away for a drug that has now been made legal.
'I Want To See More': Chicagoans Want Celebration Of Juneteenth To Evolve Into Policy Change"It's imperative that policy gets created."
Rep. Danny Davis Holds Virtual Townhall Meeting On Reparations And Bill Awaiting Vote In CongressU.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois) held a virtual town hall meeting on Saturday to discuss reparations.
Evanston Moves Ahead With Plan For Reparations For Some Black Residents, But Some Say Plan Is InsufficientOn Monday night, the City of Evanston moved forward with the plan to distribute money to Blacks in certain neighborhoods.
Bill For Reparations For Black Evanston Residents Soon To Go Up For Vote; Some Say It's Insufficient And Could Make Things WorseThe Evanston City Council is set to vote Monday on a bill to give reparations to Black residents.
Group Gathers To Announce Proclamation In Support Of Reparations For African-Americans In EvanstonCity leaders in Evanston have begun setting up a reparations fund for African-Americans.
Huge Crowds Turn Out, Some Turned Away On First Day Of Legal Recreational Marijuana In IllinoisThe first full day of legal recreational marijuana sales was in the book Wednesday night.
Danny Glover Leads Charge For Reparations In EvanstonActor and activist Danny Glover led the charge for reparations Wednesday night in Evanston.
City Of Evanston To Use Cannabis Revenue For Reparations Fund For African-American Residents
City Receives 57 Claims For Police Torture ReparationsMore than three months after aldermen approved a $5.5 million fund to provide reparations to victims of police torture, the deadline to apply for restitution has passed, and the process has begun to decide who gets a share of the pot.
City Accepting Torture Reparation Applications Through Early AugustCity officials have begun taking applications from former criminal defendants seeking financial reparations for torture by police from the 1970s through the early 1990s, but advocates for torture victims said they doubt many additional credible cases will be found.
City Council Approves $5.5M Burge Torture Reparations DealAldermen have approved a deal to provide $5.5 million in reparations to police torture victims, a step Mayor Rahm Emanuel said was an “essential step in righting a wrong.”
Burge Slams Chicago Torture PayoutsThe Chicago Sun-Times reports former police commander Jon Burge confirms he told a blogger he has trouble believing city leaders would even contemplate giving reparations to "human vermin" like the "guilty, vicious criminals" he tried to take off the streets.
Emanuel Signals He Might Consider City Reparations For Police-Torture VictimsCommunity activists and torture victims have been stepping up pressure on the city to approve a $20 million fund for victims of police torture dating back to the 1970s.
Activists, Police Torture Victims Renew Call For ReparationsJustice advocates have marked Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday by raising their voices for reparations for victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.