Evanston Ald. Jean-Baptiste to become judge

February 14, 2011 9:49:39 PM PST
Evanston's second ward alderman plans to give up his city council seat to become a Cook County circuit judge.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Lionel Jean-Baptiste was expected to announce his resignation at Monday night's city council meeting.

The resignation becomes effective February 28th. His appointment to judge is effective March 4th.

Jean-Baptiste will fill a vacancy created by the death of Judge Gerald Bender.