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.
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.
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