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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