corruption

IDPH Aide Indicted
6:21 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

More Corruption in Illinois Government

James Lewis, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

A one-time top aide in the Illinois Department of Public Health has been indicted for bribery and taking kickbacks.

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Study of Corruption
3:07 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Dubious Distinction for Illinois

Rod Blagojevich is just the latest poster child for corruption in Illinois

Illinois is known as the Land of Lincoln but it could just as easily be called the Land of Graft.

Illinois is the second most corrupt  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  the Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

The report said there have been more than 1,500 corruption convictions in the  federal district dominated by Chicago since 2010.

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