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Todd Stroger Reportedly Interested in Beavers' Seat

Former Cook County Board president wants to get back into the political game




    Former Cook County Board president Todd Stroger told the Chicago Sun-Times he's interested in filling William Beavers seat on the board.

    A federal court

    found Beavers guilty of tax evasion Thursday

    , which could carry a sentence of up to 12 years in prison.

    The newspaper reports that Stroger indicated in a telephone interview that he's been "thinking about a comeback for some time," and that he's going to reach out to all of the committeemen this weekend to express his interest in Beavers' 4th District commissioners seat.

    The committeemen will appoint a replacement to serve out the rest of Beavers' term through 2014.

    Stroger was ousted as president of the board after was defeated by Toni Preckwinkle.