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State lawmakers putting together ethics reforms have not met since the first week of March, when the coronavirus ended gatherings.
The developer’s recordings helped federal investigators charge Chicago Ald. Ed Burke and deepened the investigation into Illinois state corruption.
Red-light cameras have been the subject of multiple corruption investigations and have cost Illinois drivers over $1 billion.
A Cook County commissioner quits as a former city administrator faces a bribery charge. Both played roles in the rise of red-light cameras and vendor SafeSpeed.
Visions of the community’s future no longer bring comfort. Instead, they inspire crippling fear.
A proposal to limit red-light cameras in Illinois is making significant progress.
Chicago and the state of Illinois are notorious around the country for high-profile corruption convictions. Rod Blagojevich settles back in after the former governor’s imprisonment for corruption.
Illinois’ Legislative Inspector General currently is subjected to political influence or even silencing by members of the General Assembly.
When Illinois lawmakers work as lobbyists, it creates public distrust and serious conflicts of interest.
Red-light cameras have been the subject of an ongoing federal investigation that has lead to the arrest of numerous public officials.