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Author Gradel, Thomas J.
Title Corrupt Illinois : patronage, cronyism, and criminality / Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson ; foreword by Jim Edgar.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015]

Author Gradel, Thomas J.
Subject Political corruption -- Illinois -- History.
Misconduct in office -- Illinois -- History.
Patronage, Political -- Illinois -- History.
Illinois -- Politics and government.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents 1. Corrupt Illinois -- 2. Machine politics and stolen elections -- 3. The sorry state of Illinois -- 4. Adlermanic corruption -- 5. Chicago city haul -- 6. Crook county -- 7. Suburban scandals -- 8. Police abuse and corruption -- 9. Jailbird judges and crooked courts -- 10. Congressional corruption -- 11. Ending the culture of corruption -- Appendix I. Highlights in Illinois' history of corruption, 1833 to 2014 -- Appendix II. Illinois governors, 1961-2014 -- Appendix III. Chicago mayors, 1955-2014 -- Appendix IV. U.S. Attorneys for the Northern District of Illiniois, 1964-2014.
Summary Public funds spent on jets and horses. Shoeboxes stuffed with embezzled cash. Ghost payrolls and incarcerated ex-governors. Illinois' culture of "Where's mine?" and the public apathy it engenders has made our state and local politics a disgrace. Corrupt Illinois lays out a blueprint to transform our politics from a pay-to-play--driven marketplace into what it should be: an instrument of public good.
ISBN 9780252078552 pbk. : alk. paper
9780252097034 ebook
OCLC # 899212263
Additional Format Print version: Corrupt Illinois Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015] 9780252078552 (pbk. : alk. paper) (DLC) 2014033691.

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