Schock talks with House Speaker John Boehner in a file photo from January 9. 2015.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File)
March 17, 2015

Rep. Aaron Schock Announces Resignation

Republican Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock says he's resigning his House seat amid questions about his spending. In a statement on Tuesday, Schock said he would step down effective March 31. A special election will be held to name his replacement.


Corrupt Illinois
Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality by: Dick Simpson and Thomas J. Gradel
(Photo: University of Illinois Press)
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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