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Former East St. Louis mayor back as new city manager

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Former East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks was hired as the town's new city manager on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Former East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks was hired as the town's new city manager on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

The East St. Louis City Council voted Thursday night to fire city manager Traycee Chapman and replace her with the town's former mayor, Alvin Parks.

Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks said she believes city council members appointed Parks to push back some of the changes she implemented to fix the city's projected $5.7 million budget deficit. Jackson-Hicks defeated Parks in the April election.

Chapman, who was city manager for about 30 days, leaves the position with a two-month severance.

The city manager is in charge of hiring for the city, and there is speculation Parks may immediately start undoing the current mayor's changes.

Parks takes over on Friday with a salary of $100,000.

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