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Chief of Staff to Ald. Howard Brookins Arrested

Chief of Staff to Ald. Howard Brookins Arrested

The chief of staff for Ald. Howard Brookins has been charged with taking a $7,500 bribe to help fix an alcohol license application, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Read »

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