Cook County Board Commissioner Liz Gorman - who represents the county's district that stretches from Des Plaines to far southwest Lemont - confirmed to the Chicago Tribune this morning that she plans to resign Wednesday after the board votes on a sales tax hike. The Trib says Gorman hopes the county Republican committeemen will pick Palos Township GOP Committeeman Sean Morrison as her successor.
Alsip police arrested a suspect two days after he allegedly held up a gas station with a BB pellet gun, Cook County prosecutors said in court on Thursday. Prosecutors said that Katz entered the BP gas station at 12230 S. Cicero Ave., Alsip, on June 21. He pulled up his hoodie and partially withdrew the butt of a handgun and demanded money from the sales clerk.