Ebony Lucas was born in Detroit, Michigan, where she attended public school. Growing up, Ebony’s father impressed upon her the importance of being a leader. During college, she came to Chicago over spring break and volunteered at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club in the Robert Taylor Homes. It was then that Ebony decided that she wanted to make Chicago her home.
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.
Ebony Lucas explains why she should be elected as the 4th Ward alderman for the city of Chicago.
“Grow Your Value finalist Ebony Lucas envisions a Chicago with safer streets – and she believes in a solution that starts with young people. As a mom of four, she’s increasingly concerned about those impacted most by Chicago’s spike in crime: kids and teens.”