Corrupt Illinois
Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality by: Dick Simpson and Thomas J. Gradel
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March 11, 2015

Why Is Illinois So Corrupt?

Anyone with a passing interest in Illinois politics knows the state has a reputation for corruption. A new book attempts to chronicle the wrong-doing, and propose a plan to combat it.


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March 06, 2015

Sullivan Woman Found Dead, Man Injured

43 year old Sheri Randall and 40 year old Michael Yost were both discovered with stab wounds in a Sullivan apartment Wednesday morning, by a woman who then called local police.


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February 25, 2015

Champaign County Board Reviews $32 Million Jail Plan

The plan would consolidate Champaign County jail operations in an expanded and renovated satellite jail, but some county board members and citizens want more emphasis on programs to lower the county's incarceration rate.


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