Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger told the Chicago Sun-Times today that he is interested in replacing William Beavers on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
Beavers was found
guilty of four counts of tax evasion yesterday for falsifying tax
documents for the years of 2006, 2007 and 2008. He is set to lose his
job due to the guilty verdict.
Regarding taking Beavers’ seat on the board, Stroger said “actually, I do have an interest.”
“I am going to reach out to all the committeemen this weekend,” he told the newspaper.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle succeeded Stroger in 2010.
one thing I’m 50, and I found that at 50 you have to find something to
do, so you might as well find something you know and you like,” Stroger
said. “What I said about the county in my term, we need someone who can
actually speak the truth in the county.”