Commissioner Joan Murphy Dies At 79, Fought Cancer Since 2012A Cook County commissioner for the 6th District since 2002, Murphy began her political career as the elected clerk of Crestwood in 1965, at a time when “there weren’t many women in any political office,” her son said.
Cook County Commissioner Wants Shooters Charged As Domestic TerroristsIn the wake of a holiday weekend in which at least 55 people were shot in Chicago – 12 of them fatally – a Cook County Commissioner was calling for city- and county-wide action to quell gang violence.
Democratic Committeemen Pick Stanley Moore To Replace Beavers, Despite FineDemocratic bosses in Cook County have chosen Stanley Moore, a former state transportation official, to replace convicted County Commissioner William Beavers, even though Moore had recent ethics issues of his own.
Closing Arguments Wrap Up In Beavers' Tax TrialFederal prosecutors told a jury Thursday there's no evidence Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was taking out a loan from his campaign fund for personal expenses, but the defense argued the prosecution was trying to "bamboozle" jurors.
Beavers' Jury Pool Has No Black Men; Defense Team FuriousAt worse than 100 to 1, the odds of a randomly-selected jury pool in Chicago containing not a single black man might make even the most compulsive gambler cringe.
Judge: Prosecutors Can Mention Beavers' 2005 Taxes At TrialJudge James Zagel says prosecutors can broach a 2005 return that included a letter in which Beavers acknowledges $43,000 in campaign money as income. Zagel says it goes to prosecutors' argument that Beavers understood the requirement to report such money.
Jury Selection Delayed In Beavers Tax Trial; Beavers Vows To TestifyAfter being delayed for more than three months, the start of Cook County Commissioner William Beavers' tax trial was off to a slow start Monday, when jury selection was pushed back a day to iron out the questions jurors will be asked.
Jury Selection In William Beavers' Trial DelayedJury selection at the trial of a Chicago politician accused of misusing campaign funds has been delayed until next year.
Beavers Can Tell Jury He Repaid Borrowed Campaign Funds If He TestifiesA federal judge has barred Cook County Commissioner William Beavers from telling jurors at his tax evasion trial that he repaid campaign funds he borrowed after he learned of a federal investigation, unless Beavers takes the stand.
Judge: Beavers Can't Tell Jury He Refused Request To Wear A WireA federal judge said Thursday that Cook County Commissioner William Beavers can't tell the jury at his upcoming tax evasion trial that he shot down a request from federal prosecutors to wear a wire as part of an investigation of another prominent Chicago politician.
Beavers To Go On Trial Before End Of The YearCook County Commissioner William Beavers will go on trial before the end of the year on federal tax invasion charges, alleging he failed to declare more than $200,000 in campaign funds as earnings.
Beavers Holds Legal FundraiserOne of the latest Chicago politicians in legal hot water hosted a fundraiser Monday night to raise money for his criminal defense. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.