Chair – City Council Black Caucus
Alderman Howard B. Brookins was elected in April 2003 and is currently serving his second term in the 21st Ward. Alderman Brookins follows a lineage of politics in the footsteps of his father, Former Senator Howard B. Brookins Sr. Alderman Brookins has a distinguished career serving in holding past capacities of Assistant Public Defender, Assistant States Attorney and Special Assistant Attorney General. Alderman Brookins is currently a partner with Brookins and Wilson Law Firm.
Alderman Brookins is a graduate of Mendel Catholic High School, Southern Illinois Carbondale and Northern Illinois University. He is an active member with a number of committees and organizations to include Trinity United Church of Christ, Prince Hall Mason Eureka Lodge #64, Board of Directors Community Media Workshop, Board of Directors Northern Illinois Alumni, Alpha Phi Alpha and the 9100 South Union Block Club.
Howard Brookins is a long time resident of the City of Chicago and is committed to improving the quality of life for the area he serves. In conducting business, Alderman Brookins does so with integrity and is fair and equitable.
Alderman Brookins has addressed key issues on crime, economic development and employment opportunities. Within his first term, he has promoted events in the community to address community needs and to build trust and rapport. He has shown dedication and commitment to his constituents by being a listening ear to their concerns and an avenue to brainstorm ideas.
Alderman Brookins Jr. is a devoted husband to Ebonie Taylor-Brookins and proud father of Howard B. Brookins III and Harihson Bilal Brookins.