2015 — Corruption in Chicago Report, a banner year



This is a yearly report put out by the Univ. of Illinois

The year 2015 was a banner year for corruption in the State of Illinois, the third most corrupt state in the nation. Based on the evidence in this report, it appears that our elected officials, our state and local governments, and society as a whole, are losing the battle against corruption. The most salacious corruption case of the past year is rooted in Downstate Illinois. Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and former Congressman from the town of Plano, some 50 miles west of Chicago. Hastert was indicted by federal prosecutors in May for structuring the withdrawal of $1.7 million dollars in violation of bank laws and for lying to the FBI. According to news reports, Hastert gave the money to a former student of Yorkville High School to compensate him for concealing…

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