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    Horace Smith (left) and Steven Rothschild are among nine people nominated to the Chicago Board of Health.

    Aldermen approved the appointment and reappointment of nine people to the city’s revamped Board of Health after grilling appointees on their stances on expanding mental health clinics, COVID-19 vaccinations and working as a “counterbalance” to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    The City Council Committee on Health and Human Relations during its Monday meeting also approved an ordinance advocates and aldermen say closes a loophole in a 2014 measure meant to ban so-called “puppy mill” dogs from being sold in Chicago, pushing the measure one step closer to council approval. Additionally, aldermen unanimously approved a resolution (R202184) condemning the remarks of U.S. Rep. Mary Miller from Jan. 5.

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