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AP - Illinois Public Media News - February 25, 2013

Jackson Jr.‘s District Has History Of Corruption

By Sophia Tareen

 Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to Bruce Lee memorabilia.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Politics

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 25, 2013

New Report Shows Illinois’ Finances Could Go from Bad to Worse

By Tony Arnold

A new report projects Illinois’ state budget will go from bad to worse if legislators don’t address some key issues. If things stay as they are, Illinois can expect to see more money devoted to rising pension costs and more bills go unpaid, according to a new report by The Civic Federation, a financial watchdog group.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

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