Alderman Howard B. Brookins Jr. was elected in April 2003 and is currently serving his fourth term as 21st ward alderman. Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. whose following in the political linage of his father, former Senator Howard B. Brookins Sr., has a distinguished career of serving in past capacities as a Assistant Public Defender, Assistant States Attorney, Special Assistant Attorney General, and Chairman of the City of Chicago’s Committee on Economic Capital and Technology Development. But along with serving as 21st Ward Alderman, Howard B. Brookins Jr. currently serves as the Chairman to the Committee on Education and Child Development; he is a also a practicing attorney at The Law Office of Howard B. Brookins Jr. PC.
Alderman Brookins is a graduate of Mendel Catholic High School, Southern Illinois College in Carbondale, and Northern Illinois University. He is an active member with a number of committees and organizations including Prince Hall Mason Eureka Lodge #64, Board of Directors Community Media Workshop, Board of Directors Northern Illinois Alumni, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
As a long time resident of the 21st ward in Chicago, Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. is committed to improving the quality of life for the constituents he serve. Throughout his 16 year term as Alderman, he has addressed many key issues on crime, while increasing economic development and employment opportunities within the 21st ward. Alderman Brookins is responsible for the Wal-mart and Lowes shopping center, Dunkin Donuts and Wing Zone, the new 87th Street development, and more.
Alderman Brookins has promoted many community events such as Job Fairs, Summer College/High School Internship Fairs, High school Fairs, Business Advisory Council Meetings, Annual Back to School Summer Picnics, 21st Ward Clean and Greens, and more… He has shown dedication and commitment to the 21st ward constituents by hosting weekly Constituent Nights, and monthly Town Hall meetings. During these times, the Alderman sits down to meet one-on-one with ward constituents and hear their concerns.
Alderman Howard B. Brookins Jr. is a devoted husband to Ebonie Taylor-Brookins and a proud father of two great young men, Howard B. Brookins III, and Harihson B. Brookins. Alderman Howard B. Brookins Jr. is the epitome of a political figure who serves his ward with great dignity and unwavering integrity.