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Debate over extending public health chief’s authority

After Oak Park Public Health Director Theresa Chapple-McGruder led an exhaustive five-day vaccine clinic for thousands of children across district schools, many parents were stunned to learn that village trustees initially let Chapple-McGruder’s emergency regulatory power expire Nov. 15 without plans to extend her authority. Now, they and other residents are showing support for Chapple-McGruder, […]