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Corruption costs Illinois taxpayers at least $550M per year

Corruption costs Illinois taxpayers at least $550M per year

Chicago is the most corrupt city, and Illinois the third-most corrupt state, in the nation, according to a recent report by the University of Illinois at Chicago. But corruption in Illinois is more than a buzzword. It comes with social and economic costs. Not only does corruption lessen residents’ faith in the government, it decreases...

By Orphe Divounguy, Bryce Hill, Karlee Hinrichsen