Ald. Howard Brookins, Jr. (21), right, jokes with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Ald. Walter Burnett (27) while announcing new taxes on ride-hailing services. [Heather Cherone/The Daily Line]

Ald. Howard Brookins, Jr. (21) has formally objected to a ruling from the Chicago Board of Ethics that banned aldermen who are also criminal defense attorneys from representing clients whose cases involve the Chicago Police Department.

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