The Chicago Board of Ethics announced settlements Friday with Ald. Howard Brookins (21) and the former Commissioner of the Department of Family and Support Services, Evelyn Diaz. Brookins agreed to pay a $5,000 fine for failing to keep accurate employee timesheets–including for his Chief of Staff at the time, who was later convicted and imprisoned for bribery. The board fined Diaz $1,500 for negotiating for her current position as President of Heartland Alliance while still at DFSS, which had ongoing contracts with the non-profit.

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