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Chicago City Council's Black Caucus has new leader

South Side Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. was elected chairman of the Chicago City Council's Black Caucus today.

The 21st Ward alderman defeated Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th, in a vote among African-American aldermen after the council meeting. Thomas declined to serve as vice chairman, Brookins said, so Ald. Michelle Harris, 8th, will hold that post.

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