Beavers trial enters homestretch
CHICAGO — Lawyers for a Cook County commissioner get their chance to mount a defense against charges the Chicago Democrat failed to report campaign cash used for gambling as income on his tax returns.
One unanswered question heading proceedings in the tax-evasion trial Wednesday is whether William Beavers will take the stand as he vowed to do.
Presiding Judge James Zagel told the courtroom Tuesday he expects the commissioner's attorneys to start and finish their case Wednesday.
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