Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

Thomas J. Gradel


Public cash spent on jets and horses. Shoeboxes crammed with embezzled money. Ghost payrolls and incarcerated ex-governors. Illinois' tradition of "Where's mine?" and the general public apathy it engenders has made our country and native politics a disgrace.
 
In Corrupt Illinois, veteran political observers Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson take objective at business-as-usual. Naming names, the authors lead readers via a gallery of rogues and rotten apples to demonstrate how generations of chicanery have undermined religion in, and desire for, sincere govt. From there, they lay out find out how to enforce institutional reforms that offer responsibility and remove the favoritism, sweetheart offers, and conflicts of curiosity corroding our civic life.
 
Corrupt Illinois lays out a blueprint to remodel our politics from a pay-to-play–driven industry into what it may be: an software of public good.

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