There was strong aldermanic turnout for the confirmation of Mark Kelly to head Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) on Monday. Kelly, who worked for more than 30 years at Columbia College as the Vice President for Student Success, replaced Michelle T. Boone in mid August as interim commissioner. In committee yesterday, he promised to “make haste slowly” in the department and re-assess Boone’s 2012 Cultural Plan.

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