(CBS) — Money matters were uppermost at Wednesday’s Chicago City Council meeting, reports WBBMs Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

Quickly and without debate the City Council approved a $5 million settlement for the family of Laquan McDonald, a knife-wielding teenager who was shot 16 times and killed by a Chicago police officer last October; a $250,000 settlement for Nanci Koschman, whose son David was killed in an altercation with the nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley; and $325,000 for a couple whose vintage record collection was destroyed in a flood caused by a broken water main.

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Aldermen confirmed Dr. Julie Morita as Chicago’s new health commissioner, succeeding Dr. Bechara Choucair and Mayor Emanuel congratulated her.

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“I can’t thank you enough for your years of service and now being responsible for the entire department,” Emanuel said.

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Morita has been with the department for 15 years.