Ill. Reaps Bumper Crop Of Crooked Pols In 2016

By Diana Novak Jones (July 18, 2016, 5:22 PM EDT) -- When it comes to political figures, few states have the history of corruption and convictions that Illinois has, and based on recent activity in the state's federal judicial system, the trend shows no sign of slowing down.

New York had its fair share of corruption in the last year with the convictions of two state legislative leaders, but the Illinois group is larger and more varied in terms of alleged crimes and government entities. Within the last year, Illinois' federal courts have dealt with elected political figures from state, city and federal offices, with some facing investigation while still in office and...

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