John Daley

Inside a new UIC research center of materials from former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. (Credit: CBS)

UIC Opens Collection Featuring Thousands Of Items From Richard J. Daley

He was the original Mayor Daley…Richard J…Chicago’s mayor during three decades. Now thanks to a newly opened research center at UIC, scholars and researchers can learn even more about this colorful character, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker.


Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, flanked by attorneys Victor Henderson and Sam Adam Jr., tells reporters he has proof that will refute charges he failed to pay income taxes on $68,000 he borrowed from his campaign funds. (Credit: Dana Kozlov/CBS)

Beavers Claims He Repaid Money At Center Of Tax Evasion Case

Facing income tax evasion charges, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers lambasted federal prosecutors on Thursday, claiming he has evidence the charges against him are trumped up.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Feds Should Come Clean If They’re After Daley Brother

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson wonder’s if Bill Beavers was serious when the indicted county official said federal prosecutors wanted him to wear a wire to nab John Daley, the former mayor’s brother.


John Daley, William Beavers

County Board To Hold First Meeting Since Beavers’ Indictment

The Cook County Board on Thursday is holding its first meeting since Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th) was indicted by federal authorities on tax fraud charges.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers and U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald (CBS)

Commissioner Beavers On Patrick Fitzgerald: ‘F— him’

A day after he was indicted on federal tax evasion charges, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers had a message for U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.


Cook County Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th)

Beavers: Feds Charged Me Because I Wouldn’t Wear A Wire

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted Thursday on allegations he failed to pay income taxes on tens of thousands of dollars of campaign cash that he used for personal reasons, but he claimed the feds targeted him because he refused to wear a wire targeting fellow Commissioner John Daley.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Maggie Daley discusses her breast cancer diagnosis in 2002. (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Board Honors Maggie Daley

Cook County commissioners began their board meeting Wednesday with a tribute to the late Maggie Daley.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Toni Preckwinkle, right, with Cook County Commissioner John Daley, discusses the county budget. (CBS)

New Board President Calls Sheriffs’ Payroll ‘Bloated’

New Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle criticized Sheriff Tom Dart today, suggesting his payroll is bloated.