Evanston to Use Marijuana Sales Tax Proceeds For Reparations Fund

  • With recreational marijuana sales in Illinois set to become legal on Jan. 1.,¬†the city of Evanston plans to use sales tax revenue from purchases to help fund a reparations program.
  • In contrast to Evanston, several other Chicago suburbs have chosen to opt out of recreational marijuana sales.
  • Rev. Michael Nabors, the Evanston NAACP president, said he was pleased with the reparations fund’s approval, and hoped the money will go toward improving housing, education and employment for the city’s black community.
  • Simmons said several other cities have inquired about Evanston’s reparations program.

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