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Political Corruption in Illinois

Tio Hardiman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Illinois has a long history of politicians going to jail. It appears that corruption is a learned behavior passed down from one politician to the other or maybe power sometimes corrupts people. However, there is no excuse for the bad decisions that politicians make.

How Are Illinois Elections and Mexican Elections Alike?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.30.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In Illinois, redistricting is handled by the very legislators who can benefit from the way the political lines are drawn. Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek explains how this gerrymandering reminds her of a Mexican election she covered about 30 years ago.

Metra chairman resigns: No politics here, he says

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA CONTINUED The Metra board chairman portrayed by former CEO Alex Clifford as a pawn of House Speaker Michael Madigan resigned on Thursday. Cliffo...

Illinois' Legacy Of Corruption: Three Ex-Governors Jailed Since 1970's

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three former Illinois governors have gone to prison in the past 35 years, and a host of other governors have gotten into legal trouble. _Otto Kerner,...