Skip to comments.Chicago Area Has Most Corruption Convictions in Nation, UIC Study Says
Posted on 02/19/2012 10:49:05 AM PST by DogByte6RER
Chicago area has most corruption convictions in nation, UIC study says
The Chicago area logged the most public corruption convictions of any federal jurisdiction in the United States during the past 36 years, according to a report released today by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Federal prosecutors secured a total of 1,531 public corruption convictions in the Northern District of Illinois since 1976, said Dick Simpson, head of the universitys political science department.
Meanwhile, Illinois logged 1,828 public corruption convictions, the third most of any state, according to the report. Only California and New York had more.
But those states are much larger than Illinois. On a per-person basis, only the District of Columbia and Louisiana had more convictions than Illinois, according to the report.
Four governors, two congressmen, a state treasurer, an attorney general, 11 state legislators, numerous judges and dozens of aldermen have been convicted since the 1970s, according to the report, dubbed Chicago and Illinois, Leading the Pack in Corruption.
For a long time going back at least to the Al Capone era Chicago and Illinois have been known for high levels of public corruption, Simpson said. But now we have the statistics that confirm their dishonorable and notorious reputations. . . . . The two worst crime zones in Illinois are the Governors Mansion in Springfield and the City Council Chambers in Chicago.
Chicago is the most corrupt city in the country, and Illinois is probably the third-most corrupt state in the nation," Simpson said at a City Hall news conference.
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With all the corruption, I’m amazed that there actually are convictions.
Now playing in a nation’s capitol near you.
Like the old timer said, “Politicians should serve two terms. The first in office, the second in prison. Works well in Illinois.”
Not a mention anywhere about Obama in this article.
And I would venture that the actual prosecution rate is LOWER than the rest of the country... so the real depths of corruption are far greater than most could even imagine.
Larry, Curly, and Moe?
a target-rich environment...
Chicago on the Potomac is no slouch either.
The criminal Chicago regime is busy committing crimes unparalleled in American history.
By controlling the department of justice, they have all just avoided indictment so far.
UIC, the place that hired Ayers..
That's soooooo Chicago...
I really grieve over what Obama, et al, have done to OUR AMERICA.
I read recently that there are three families that control Illinois politics, Daley, Madigan and Hynes. I think Cullerton is no slouch at sleaze, but I read the account of the first three.
Madigan is the one that needs some attention in the near term,IMHO, but I don’t think it will be convictions as much as being voted out. Good luck wit dat, as they say.