Reverend Corey Brooks, senior pastor at the New Beginnings Church in Chicago, has a track record of affecting positive change in his community.

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That's one of several reasons the Rauner administration says it's appointing Brooks to the 31-thousand dollar a year spot. Brooks was one of several prominent African Americans courting the black vote in 2014 over Pat Quinn, noting Illinois Democrats haven’t done much to help their community. Brooks has a law degree and graduate degrees from seminary schools, but his transportation experience is unclear.

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