Chicago mayor replaces Ethics Board

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is replacing the city’s entire Board of Ethics.

In a release Wednesday, Emanuel calls the move “a new day for ethics and accountability in Chicago.” He says the board will make sure people in public office understand “where they stand and who they serve.”

Emanuel introduced seven new appointments to the board, which will be chaired by Stephen Beard. He’s served as an executive and general counsel at an executive search firm called Heidrick & Struggles.

The other board members are: former Illinois Appellate Court Judge Michael Gallagher; former Cook County Circuit Court Judge Julia Nowicki; former Chicago budget official Russell Carlson; community development expert Fran Grossman; Community and Economic Development Association executive Daisy Lezama; and theologian Mary Trout Carr.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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