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City Council approved an ordinance creating a reparations fund for victims of police torture under the former commander Jon Burge. In addition to $5.5 million for victims and their families, there will also be a public apology and the history of the case will be taught in CPS schools. The ordinance borrows from the UN's Convention against Torture and other international reparations plans.

 
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