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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 1:22 PM
By Charlie Wojciechowski

William Beavers After Sentencing: 'I'm a Hero'

Former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison and a $10,000 fine for tax evasion. Read »

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM
By Mary Ann Ahern

Replacement Named For Beavers' County Commission Seat

Source: committee was pressured to choose Stanley Moore. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:29 PM
By Associated Press

Candidate To Replace Beavers Has Ethical Troubles

Candidate To Replace Beavers Has Ethical Troubles

A published report says a leading candidate to replace convicted Commissioner William Beavers on the Cook County Board has some ethics problems of his own. Read »

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