• Cook County Comm. Brandon Johnson said the "just housing" measure was designed to put an end to the "ghosts of Jim Crow" which continues "to haunt, marginalize families." [A.D. Quig/The Daily Line]
    A measure designed to ensure those with past criminal records have equal access to stable housing authored by Comm. Brandon Johnson (D-1) sailed through committee Wednesday.

    If Johnson’s first major piece of legislation clears the full board Thursday, the Just Housing Initiative (19-2394), would go into effect in six months.

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