After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Ebony worked as a public school teacher. She went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management at Case Western Reserve University and worked as a nonprofit fundraiser. She traveled to South Africa to volunteer in an AIDS Awareness Program. Seeing the effect of the constitution being written in South Africa gave her a strong desire to have a deeper understanding of the law. She returned to University of Michigan and obtained her law degree.
In 2006, a recently divorced, single mom, Ebony realized her dream of moving to Chicago. Two years after moving, Ebony left her corporate job and returned to public service working for Lakeside Community Development Corporation, educating homeowners during the housing market downturn. It was there that Ebony saw the need to provide competent legal assistance to distressed homeowners, and started her own law firm, The Property Law Group, LLC. Ebony has represented hundreds of homeowners fighting foreclosures and burdensome housing court cases. She provides free community seminars about housing-related issues and breaking down barriers to affordable home ownership.
While in Chicago, Ebony met her husband, Garland Lucas, a Chicago native, who graduated from Fenger High School and UIC. They married in 2010 and moved their 4 children from Bronzeville to the North Kenwood/Oakland Community. Ebony has remained active in the community. She is a member of King College Prep Local School Council, Dearborn Realtist Board, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Omega Chapter, and Jack and Jill Lakeshore Chapter. She is the 41st and Ellis Block Club President, former president of Mandrake Advisory Council, and hosts an annual Senior Valentine’s Day Social.
As Alderman of the 4th Ward, Ebony will bring the experience, leadership, and execution of new solutions that residents need and deserve.