LASALLE – LaSalle City Council Monday night approved the choice for a new police chief. The council will swear in Mike Smudzinski as police chief at their next meeting. They also recognized the resignations of police chief Rob Uranich and volunteer firefighter Mike Perez. Perez had spent over 27 years with the city’s fire department, and had gotten involved in all parts of the department, said fire chief Andy Bacidore. Chief Uranich was hired into the police department in 1997 and had been chief for 16 years. Mayor Jeff Grove praised Uranich as a chief who always made sure things got done.