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Board falling short with black contractors

Arguably, such goals look impressive compared to similar public works programs around town. For instance, the City of Chicago’s purchasing department has goals of 25 percent for minority firms and 5 percent for women-owned firms. So do the Chicago Park District and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority. Cook County aims a bit higher: 30 percent minority and 10 percent women.