Beavers’ replacement to be chosen today

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Cook County Democratic Committeemen are meeting today to select a replacement for former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers. who was convicted of federal tax evasion charges last month. william-beavers

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.

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  • Fed up

    So, he was already investigated for abusing tax dollars, and they're still going to endorse him? Look at who is pushing for him. Brookings! Look at his neighborhood. He's obviously a real winner. This brookings has one of the most violent wards in the city, he's obviously a great leader!