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10 Corruption Quotes From Illinois Politicians

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Sometimes a politician's best speech comes on the witness stand. Here is an updated collection of quotes directly from corrupt Illinois politicians, o...

William Beavers Starts 6-Month Jail Sentence

Posted 12.02.2013 | Chicago

Former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers reported to a Minnesota prison Monday to begin serving a six-month sentence for a corruption convictio...

Why You Should Resist Term Limit Temptation

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

We're hearing a lot about term limits these days because Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has started a strongly financed initiative to add term limits to the Illinois Constitution.

Ex-County Commissioner Gets 6 Months In Prison For Tax Evasion

Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago

Ex-Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was sentenced Wednesday morning to serve six months in prison and pay tens of thousands of dollars in fees...

Stanley Moore Appointed To County Board Despite Ethics Fine

Posted 04.11.2013 | Chicago

Cook County's Democratic leaders have spoken, and their choice for the replacement of disgraced ex-county commissioner William Beavers is a candidate ...

Todd Stroger Interested In County Board Comeback

Posted 03.23.2013 | Chicago

With a seat on the Cook County Board due to be vacated by a disgraced ex-ally of his, former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is reportedly ey...

Jury Finds William Beavers Guilty Of Tax Evasion

Posted 03.22.2013 | Chicago

The long-delayed trial for Cook County Commissioner William Beavers finally reached a conclusion Thursday after a jury found the 78-year-old guilty of...

William Beavers Defense Furious Jury Pool Has No Black Men

Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago

As Cook County Commissioner William Beavers preps to stand trial on charges he pocketed campaign money to pay off gambling debts at the Horseshoe Casi...

Tax-Evasion Trial Beginning For 'Hog With The Big Nuts'

Posted 03.11.2013 | Chicago

The delayed tax-evasion trial of Cook County Commissioner William Beavers is set to get underway with jury selection Monday in Chicago. Beavers has...

Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of 'The Hog With The Big Nuts'

Posted 12.03.2012 | Chicago

Potential jurors in the William Beavers tax evasion trial will field questions about IRS audits and their feelings about gambling as the selection pro...

Indicted Lawmaker: Federal Prosecutor A 'Rooster With No Nuts'

Posted 07.05.2012 | Chicago

Indicted old-school Chicago lawmaker William Beavers lashed out Thursday in a press conference against the recently-retired prosecutor who charged him...

Embattled County Official Holding McDonald's Fundraiser To Pay Legal Bills

Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago

A Cook County official facing federal tax-evasion charges is reportedly holding a fundraiser at a Navy Pier McDonald's to help cover his legal costs. ...

Beavers Pleads Not Guilty On Tax Fraud Charges

Posted 03.03.2012 | Chicago

Shortly after embattled Cook County Commissioner William Beavers pleaded not guilty to tax fraud charges Friday, he lashed out against U.S. Attorney P...

Beavers To Appear In Court Friday On Tax Fraud Charges

Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago

The arraignment of Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, who stands accused of tax fraud, has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Friday. Beavers, 77, ...

PHOTOS: Corruption In Illinois Through The Years

Posted 02.25.2012 | Chicago

On Thursday, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted Thursday on allegations of tax fraud. While the news made a few front pages the fol...

Cook County Commissioner Indicted On Tax Charges

Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted Thursday on allegations of tax fraud. The Chicago Tribune reports that Beavers, 77, allegedly...

Cook County Commissioners Say 'No' To Mandated Furloughs

Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

Two Cook County commissioners lashed out Tuesday against a County Board mandate requiring them to join the majority of the county's employees in takin...