Evanston, Ill., just north of Chicago, is believed to be the first place in the United States to provide reparations to Black residents after its City Council on Monday approved a plan to address racial discrimination in housing.

Cars drive past a sign welcoming people to the city of in Evanston, Illinois, on March 16, 2021. – A suburb in Chicago is set to become the first place in the United States to provide reparations to its Black residents, with a plan to distribute $10 million over the next decade. Evanston, home to Northwestern University and just north of Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan, will have a city council vote March 22 on the issue, which is expected to pass. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)