A city staff report to be presented at Monday's Rules Committee meeting suggests Asians and Hispanics are dramatically underrepresented on Evanston boards and committees -- while blacks and whites are somewhat overrepresented.
Members of Evanston's Equity and Empowerment Commission Thursday night wrestled with how to discover and spread "truth" as part of the "Truth seeking racial equity initiative" assigned to them by the City Council.
About 40 people gathered at the Gibbs-Morrison Center Thursday evening to offer ideas for how city money might be spent on a "rehabilitative reparations" fund proposed by Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward.
Newly-released data on the racial composition of the City of Evanston workforce shows that Asians are dramatically underrepresented on the city payroll while blacks are overrepresented, compared to each group's share of the city's population.
Evanston's Equity and Empowerment Commission Thursday named a subcommittee to study a proposal from Alderman Robin Rue Simmons to develop a city-funded program to increase home-ownership rates among black residents.