(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.

“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.