Only #3 in a state with the #1 corrupt major city? Well, who are numbers one and two?
The District of Columbia was No. 1, while Louisiana was No. 2. The states of New York, California, Texas and Florida each had more total corruption convictions than Illinois, but their populations are larger, placing them lower in the ranking.
That’s been that way for decades.
DeBlasio (or whatever the Hell his name is) says: HOLD MY BEER!
It’s a little unfair to rank DC as the most corrupt state because relatively little is from city government. Most is federal where minor league sleazes from their home states hit the major league pig trough.
Generations of low-info, hard-wired Chicago voters have always been the root cause of it.
Even when crime and ruin are everywhere, these voters can’t see the forest for the trees.
What is the religious foundation there?
There’s a problem with this. confirmation bias. They’re talking about convictions. That’s only the ones that got caught and nailed, i.e. the most egregiously stupid ones.
The Democrats are really good at protecting their very important people from scrutiny ... some can get away with murder/Arkancide ... but it you are lower down the totem pole you may end up being on your own.
Calculating corruption “convictions” in government is not always trustworthy. That only show infighting amongst the crooked. Some states just don’t let their corruption show.
Madigan runs the state with his cronies, the Collar Counties (Cook and surrounding) outnumber the voters in the rest of the state
I lived there for over 15 years and my family history in Illinois goes back for well over a century and BTW all were Republicans. The culture in Chicago is almost one of looking at the crooks in a prideful way. It is apart of everyday life and living there is not worth it even with the diminishing number of “attractions” to go there
I have a classmate who lives there and we discuss this often, and I told him in my opinion it is the Nature of people in Chicago to vote people in who claim they will get things done and pay exorbitantly in taxes and sloth to get just that.
They seem to like it!