corrupt politicians en Dubious Distinction for Illinois <p>Illinois is known as the Land of Lincoln but it could just as easily be called the Land of Graft.<br /><br />Illinois is the second most corrupt&nbsp; state -- and Chicago is the city with the most public corruption -- according to a report released by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and&nbsp; the Institute of Government and Public Affairs.<br /><br />The report said there have been more than 1,500 corruption convictions in the&nbsp; federal district dominated by Chicago since 2010.<br /> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:07:55 +0000 Rich Egger 10351 at Dubious Distinction for Illinois