Carmen Sarlo, 85, a former Des Plaines alderman who served on the city council for 22 years, died on Thursday, the Daily Herald reported.
Sarlo served the city's sixth ward from 1973 to 1981 and from 1985 to 1999, the newspaper reported. "He was just a man of the people. He certainly cared about the city. He was concerned about the people in his ward, and certainly all the people and very adamant in addressing their concerns," former Mayor Michael Albrecht told the Daily Herald.