Prospect Heights council member resigns to take Northbrook chamber post

  • Kathleen Quinn

    Kathleen Quinn

Updated 5/12/2022 2:40 AM

Prospect Heights City Council Member Kathleen Quinn has resigned to accept the job of executive director of the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Quinn delivered her letter of resignation Wednesday, and the council is slated to declare a vacancy in the 2nd Ward position at its meeting on Monday.


The death of Prospect Heights Mayor Nick Helmer in January has already changed the makeup of the city council. Fifth Ward Council Member Matthew Dolick has been appointed acting mayor but said he doesn't intend to run for the position next year but rather to represent the 5th Ward again.

Quinn said resignation of her nearby political position was made a condition of her accepting the job of executive director of the Northbrook chamber.

She said that condition caused no hesitation.

"Having been a very integral part of this chamber, it was a natural progression of what I wanted to do next," Quinn said.

She also had a year left in her first term, having run for the 2nd Ward position in 2019 when its incumbent, Larry Rosenthal, was challenging Helmer for mayor. Rosenthal also died in January

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