Report: Chicago Most Corrupt City In USA...

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    A former Chicago alderman turned political science professor/corruption fighter has found that Chicago is the most corrupt city in the country.

    He cites data from the U.S. Department of Justice to prove his case. And, he says, Illinois is third-most corrupt state in the country.

    University of Illinois at Chicago professor Dick Simpson, who served as alderman of the 44th Ward in Lakeview from 1971 to 1979, estimates the cost of corruption at $500 million.

    It’s essentially a corruption tax on citizens who bear the cost of bad behavior — police brutality, bogus contracts, bribes, theft and ghost payrolling to name a few — and the costs needed to prosecute it.

    “We first of all, we have a long history,” Simpson said. “The first corruption trial was in 1869 when alderman and county commissioners were convicted of rigging a contract to literally whitewash City Hall.”

    In the Northern District of Illinois, which includes Chicago, there have been a total of 1,531 public corruption convictions since 1976, Simpson found. A distant second is California’s central district in Los Angeles with 1,275 public corruption convictions since 1976, Simpson found.

    Statewide, that number hits 1,828. Only California and New York have more, but those states have much higher populations. Per capita, only the District of Columbia and Louisiana have more convictions.

    Since the 1970s, four of Illinois’ seven governors have been convicted (Otto Kerner, Dan Walker, George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich). In addition, dozens of Chicago alderman and other city and county public officials have been found guilty, Simpson said.

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    Not at all surprising.

    Just recently, the Illinois legislature approved a Chicago proposal to withhold state income tax refunds from people who owe the city money. Things like fines and parking tickets.

    Now- how can the legislature decide that Chicago be the only city to enact something like this? It makes no sense.

    The whole state of Illinois is fucked up- thanks in large part to Chicago
     
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    Another Obamination.
     
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    One of our legislators was going to be unapposed in the upcoming elections. He's from a small central-Illinois district.

    Anyway- he really pissed of the Chicago machine when he voted against legislation that they're pushing through Springfield.

    So... the Chicago gang hand picked an opponent, moved him to that district so he could establish residency and run against the incumbent. Suddenly, we're seeing ads on tv and print lambasting the incumbant as an incompetent boob.

    Chicago wants to control the entire state, and they're succeeding.
     

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