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Worth police and fire commissioner resigns following DUI charge

Frank Lesiak had served on board three yrs

By Laura Bollin

A former Worth deputy police chief has been sworn in as the newest member of the village's Police and Fire Commission, to replace a former commissioner who resigned after being charged with DUI. 3.

Frank Lesiak, of Worth, was arrested in Tinley Park on Dec. 23 and charged with DUI after a hitand- run, according to Worth police. Lesiak notified Worth Police Chief Martin Knolmayer of the charges, and resigned from Police and Fire Commission on Jan. 4.

Lesiak was originally appointed to the three-member board on Nov. 5, 2008 and was reappointed on May 18, 2010. His term would have been up in April.

Lifelong Worth resident and former Worth Deputy Police Chief James Hudson was appointed by Mayor Randy Keller to replace Lesiak. Hudson is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. He started working in Worth as a police officer in 1971, and retired as deputy chief in 2001 after Ed Guzdziol defeated incumbent Mayor Jim Bilder in that spring's election. Guzdziol abolished the deputy chief position and replaced then-Chief Frank Gilbert with Pat O'Connor.

Mayor Randy Keller said Hudson will be "a great addition to the commission."