| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:11 PM
A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers a month after he was released from prison after serving a six-month sentence on tax fraud charges.
Beavers, 79, was convicted by a federal jury last...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:25 AM
When it comes to rubber stamp legislative bodies, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has only a slight edge over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, according to a new report set to be released today by the political science department at the University of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:02 PM
As the sun rose over Bridgeport — the hereditary fiefdom of the Daleys of Chicago — I noticed something, well, different about the flora.
Flora, as all you botanists know, is scientific talk for plants. And the plants of Bridgeport seemed...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Four years after Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he wouldn't seek another term, the door has opened for his nephew to try for a Chicago City Council seat from the family's ancestral home in Bridgeport.
Patrick Daley Thompson made it known Tuesday that...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:53 PM
In one afternoon in April 2007, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers cashed three checks from one of three campaign funds – for a total of $6,000 – and went to the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond to gamble, prosecutors alleged today as his...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Cook County’s top Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election Friday in a repudiation of the primary challenge offered by an absent Bill Daley, the son and brother of two former mayors.
Party leaders in the state&...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Minutes after he was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison on tax evasion charges, an unrepentant former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers stood in the lobby of the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, flashed a grin and insisted life was good.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers will have to report to prison next week after a federal judge denied his bid Tuesday to remain free while appealing his tax conviction.
Attorneys for Beavers argued that he deserved to remain free on...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel headed to the far Southwest Side this afternoon to announce a deal to help bail out the financially struggling Beverly Arts Center.
As first reported by the Tribune, city will kick in $250,000 in leftover money from the 2012 NATO...
| Jul 5, 2013
By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:40 PM
The Cook County Board paid tribute to Maggie Daley on Wednesday, with Commissioner John Daley remembering his late sister-in-law and the impact she had on Chicagoans.
“She was a hope to people, she affected peoples’ lives,” Daley said....