William Beavers

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers Holds Legal Fundraiser

One 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.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

State regulators have closed New City Bank, located at 900 S. Michigan Av. (Credit: CBS)

Regulators Close New City Bank

The failure Friday of New City Bank has left depositors in limbo, but it won’t last for long.

03/10/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers Pleads Not Guilty, Calls U.S. Attorney ‘Worse Than J. Edgar Hoover’

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers lashed out at U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, saying the prosecutor has caused the suicides of three people through “Gestapo-type tactics.”

03/02/2012

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.

03/01/2012

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 (D-4th)

Beavers To Be Arraigned On Friday

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers will be arraigned Friday on tax evasion charges for allegedly failing to report and pay taxes on income he earned by using campaign funds and county expense accounts for personal use.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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.

02/25/2012

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

Todd Stroger (credit: Cook County President's Office)

Stroger Gets Standing Ovation At Last Board Meeting

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger received a standing ovation from county commissioners Wednesday as he presided over his final board meeting.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010

Photos Of Toni Preckwinkle (Left), Todd Stroger. (CBS)

Stroger Defends Transition To Preckwinkle

With a top ally telling the incoming county board president to “shut up”, Stroger tells commissioners he is working with his replacement, although maybe not as fast as her team would like.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2010

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th)

Feds Probe Commissioner Bill Beavers’ Expense Records

Federal investigators are looking at nearly four years of Cook County Commissioner William Beavers’ expense records.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2010

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