Prosecutors want to play recorded phone calls between Stuart Levine
and former health planning board chairman Thomas Beck. Beck was at the helm when Levine allegedly struck corrupt deals with Rezko while on the planning board. Levine's home phone was wiretapped and hundreds of conversations were recorded.
The defense doesn't think Beck's calls should be allowed. But Judge St. Eve said she'll probably let the government play them.
The morning closed after testimony from Donald Jones, a section chief at the department of public health. Jones' testimony centered on an application to build Mercy Hospital in Crystal Lake. Jones witnessed a health board planning meeting where a board member changed his "present" vote to a "yes" vote after Levine whispered in his ear. Defense lawyer William Ziegelmueller is questioning Jones, who is up again after the lunch break.