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Judge: William Beavers must report to prison

CHICAGO | A judge has denied a former Cook County commissioner's request to remain free while his lawyers appeal his tax-evasion conviction.

November 26, 2013 2:07 pm
FROM the FARM: Trisha Yearwood's cooking show producer names chili winner

FROM the FARM: Trisha Yearwood's cooking show producer names chili winner

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
Murphy collecting honors for her government work

Murphy collecting honors for her government work

CHICAGO | Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy, D-Crestwood, is collecting the honors for her work in area government.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am

Beavers: Jury selection fundamentally flawed

CHICAGO | A former Cook County commissioner has asked a judge to toss his tax-evasion convictions, alleging the system for picking would-be federal jurors in northeastern Illinois was fundamentally flawed and led to no black men on his jury.

May 07, 2013 1:30 pm

Another new date set for Beavers' trial

CHICAGO | A federal judge has set another new date for a Chicago politician's tax-evasion trial.

December 21, 2012 6:45 pm

Judge to rule on Beavers' I-paid-it-back defense

CHICAGO | A judge will decide whether an influential Cook County commissioner facing federal tax charges can tell a jury he paid back money borrowed from his campaign — although apparently only after realizing he was under investigation.

November 30, 2012 12:00 am
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