72
  • Emailarticle
  • Writecomment

Illinois Crime

By PAM BERNS
According to the Corporate Crime Reporter, Illinois is the sixth most corrupt state in the nation. The statistics are based on total convictions for each state between 1997 and 2006, said Russell Mokhiber, the editor of the Washington, D.C.-based legal newsletter. The news release Mokhiber published was based on the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section’s 2006 report and took into account the corruption rate per 100,000 residents. The poll also found that New Jersey residents think 60 percent of their legislators are willing to sell out to lobbyists. I’m not surprised. Most of us know that those with deep pockets hold the most power. Mokhiber hailed the Better Government Association (BGA) of Chicago as a good example of corruption-fighting organizations that make a difference.

Published: October 08, 2007