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CHICAGO (AP) — A measure has been introduced in the Chicago City Council that would provide a $5.5 million reparations fund and a city apology to victims of police torture under former commander Jon Burge.

The proposal now goes to the council’s Finance Committee after Wednesday’s council meeting. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen announced the package Tuesday, saying they hoped it would help close one of the most shameful chapters in Chicago’s history. The proposal is widely expected to pass when it returns to the council next month for a vote.

More than 100 people have accused Burge and officers under his command of torture until they gave false confessions over nearly two decades ending in 1991.

Burge was fired from the Chicago Police Department in 1993.