Booting Blagojevich Won't Cure Illinois Politics: Greg Hinz

02/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

[W]hatever his crimes and misdemeanors, high and low, Rod Blagojevich is only an example of what's gone terribly wrong with Illinois politics. The state's public life was a mess before he arrived. It's still that way.

Lots has been written about the most obvious reason for our collective malaise: our deeply entrenched culture of political corruption.

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