Gorman owes creditors $13 million

November 12, 2010 7:03:48 PM PST
Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth Doody Gorman has filed for bankruptcy just days after winning re-election to a third term.

Gorman says she owes creditors more than $13 million. A significant amount of the debt is from a car dealership in Midlothian that Gorman once owned with her husband. He filed for bankruptcy in August.

Elizabeth Gorman told the Sun-Times the timing of her filing had nothing to do with the election. She said what prompted the filing was the discovery this week that her husband had some "serious" heart problems.