Illinois is the second-most corrupt state in the nation, according to the University of Illinois-Chicago. And corruption costs the state economy at least $550 million per year. But the size and scope of government corruption is nothing new for Illinoisans. What is new? Powerful Illinois lawmakers, Chicago aldermen, local mayors and business interests are involved...View Report
After unanimous approval from the Illinois House of Representatives, the Illinois Senate has remained conspicuously silent on a bill meant to address one man’s dominance of a little-known network of government authorities.
A bureaucratic barrier that stifles investigations into lawmakers’ ethical violations would be nixed under a newly proposed law.
A new report alleges Markham Mayor Pro Tem Ernest Blevins illegally hiked his own salary.
No Americans trust their state government less than Illinoisans.
The gas the Mautino campaign claims to have purchased over 16 years would equate to more than 35,000 miles every year. The circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles.
This year was full of corruption and mismanagement from public officials, but four instances in particular stand out.
Corruption from several public officials in Metro East underscores the need for more government transparency in the area.
November was a sad reminder of the corruption at various levels of Illinois government from retired House Speaker Denny Hastert to the small Village of Bellwood.
October’s headlines featured backroom deals and financial mismanagement, all at taxpayers’ expense.
A new ethics ruling prohibits aldermen from getting World Series tickets at face value — a perk not afforded to most of the public.