Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. Now, a week after the video’s release, the Chicago mayor has fired the police superintendent, created a new task force for police accountability and expanded the use of body cameras.

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Centreville Township Supervisor Curtis McCall sees Andy Economy as one of the good guys. He’s angry that the politicians have failed to stand up for Economy, who until recently served with McCall on the Metro East Sanitary District board overseeing local levees and sewer systems.

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Memorial Hospital East moved their new 11,000 pound MRI unit into the 2nd floor on Tuesday. The 1.5 Tesla unit, made by Siemens, is advertised as having excellent image quality. The patient friendly unit can scan from head to toes and will fit the need of the new Memorial Hospital East. Currently work crews are wrapping up final touches and installing equipment in the new hospital. Staff training is one of the next steps before the hospital is scheduled to open in April of 2016.