Cook County Commissioners will gather at 11:15am today to honor the late Comm. Joan Patricia Murphy, who died last Sunday after a private battle with breast cancer. Murphy, a Democrat, represented the Southland for 14 years. Her wake and funeral were held on Thursday and Friday last week.
Comm. Murphy’s replacement will be chosen by the democratic committeemen of the 6th District, based on the number of votes she received in the 2014 general election (weights below). Rich Township’s Tim Bradford will serve as chair of the selection committee, Thornton Township’s Frank Zuccarelli will serve as vice-chair. The vote has not yet been scheduled.