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Howard Brookings Jr

Ward 21


Campaign donations since 2015, mapped.

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Bribery and corruption scandals

Howard Brookins Jr. barely held onto his seat in 2015[1] following a bribery and corruption scandal in his inner circle.[2]

He receives massive donations from private companies, developers and Rahm Emanuel. He receives none from teacher unions or organizations,[3] even though he is the chair of the Education and Child Development committee.[3] This reflects the alderman's support for public school closures in 2012 and 2013, his unwillingness to support CTU teachers in their 2012 strike, and his letting charter schools into his ward.[4]