|Name||Howard B. Brookins, Jr.|
, Illinois , United States
Sep 26, 2008 10:04pm
|Info||Howard Brookins is currently serving his second term as Alderman of the south side 21st Ward. He is also the Democratic committeeman for his ward. |
Alderman Brookins has been immersed in politics and lawmaking from a young age. His father is former Illinois State Senator Howard B. Brookins, Sr. However, he credits his mother Audrey for his sense of discipline and courage.
As Alderman, Brookins is an outspoken advocate for economic development and employment opportunities, and has been a leader on key criminal issues, including police torture.
Howard B. Brookins, Jr. is committed to improving the quality of life not only for those in his neighborhood, but also for law abiding residents throughout Cook County. As the next Cook County State’s Attorney, Brookins says “I will prove that you don’t have to live in the so called ‘right community’ to receive equal protection or have to hire the ‘right lawyer’ to be treated fairly.”
Brookins has a long and distinguished career as a lawyer. He has spent the past twenty years working both sides of the courtroom, defending the innocent and prosecuting the guilty.
His professional background includes service as Assistant Public Defender, Assistant States Attorney and Special Assistant Attorney General. He is also a founding partner in the law firm of Brookins & Wilson.
Brookins is a lifelong resident of the City of Chicago and an active member of the community.
He is a graduate of Mendel Catholic High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Brookins earned his law degree at Northern Illinois University.
Alderman Brookins is an active member of a number of community committees and organizations, including the Trinity United Church of Christ, Prince Hall Mason Eureka Lodge #64, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the 9100 South Union Block Club. He also serves on the board of directors of the Community Media Workshop and the Northern Illinois Alumni.
Brookins is the devoted husband of Ebonie Taylor-Brookins and proud father of Howard B. Brookins III and Harihson Bilal Brookins.