Board chairman says in Tony Rezko's trial he refused a political vote. Then he flipflopped.
Thomas Beck testified in Tony Rezko's trial that he stood up to Rezko on the phone and said he wouldn't vote the way Rezko had asked. Beck said he supposedly threatened to resign his position if Rezko insisted that Beck lead a health planning board vote to approve Mercy hospital. The proposal had problems, he said. "Take this job and shove it," Beck allegedly said. But moments later, he told Rezko if Mercy's application needed just one more vote then he'd put in his "yes." And that's what happened.