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Mayor: Chicago Will Review Emergency Plan After Boston



    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city should review its emergency medical response plan after the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

    The city prepared a plan before last year's NATO conference, but Emanuel said Monday that he's asked city officials to review that plan. He wants them to see if there are any best practices to learn from how Boston responded to the bombings. He also wants to know if there are any changes that should be made to Chicago's plans.

    "As soon as Boston is done with the federal government in analyzing what worked, best practices, I want to get our hands on that report and I want scrub what we have and make sure it's up to those standards," Emanuel said at an unrelated news conference.

    Boston had a rehearsed emergency response plan. Chicago officials say the city has a similar plan and does training exercise to make sure its first responders are prepared.