Cook County Commissioner William Beavers listens to a reporter's question at the federal building in Chicago, Thursday, March 21, 2013, after he was convicted of tax evasion for not dec

 

              Cook County Commissioner William Beavers listens to a reporter
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers listens to a reporter's question at the federal building in Chicago, Thursday, March 21, 2013, after he was convicted of tax evasion for not declaring campaign cash he gambled away on slot machines as income. Beavers, whose commissioner's salary is $85,000, lost $500,000 over three years at Indiana's Horseshoe Casino, sometimes writing himself one $2,000 campaign check after another on daylong gambling binges. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)