CHICAGO (CBS) — A former Illinois Department of Transportation manager has been chosen by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace Ald. Sandi Jackson.
Natashia Holmes was one of dozens of candidates who applied to fill the job vacated when Jackson resigned last month.
However, perhaps the biggest qualification for the newly appointed 7th Ward alderman, is she’s never been involved in politics, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
“Natasha represents a clear break with the past, and a new beginning,” said Emanuel.
Jackson resigned last month in the wake of the corruption probe that could send her husband, former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., sent to prison.
And Sandi Jackson’s predecessor, William Beavers, now a Cook County commissioner, is facing a federal trial on misuse of campaign funds.