A decision is expected by the end of the day.
The leading candidate appears to be businessman Stanley Moore. Moore has the support of 21st Ward Alderman Howard Brookins, who has the most votes in the process.
Moore has had his share of controversy. He was investigated by the state Ethics Committee for allegedly campaigning on taxpayer money while he worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was running for a state House seat at the time.
Moore denies that he did anything wrong, but he says he did not have enough money to properly refute the allegations. He just paid a $3,000 fine in connection with the allegations.
Among the others seeking Beavers’ former County Board seat is former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger.