Chicago has again earned the distinction of being the nation’s “corruption capital,” according to a report from the political science department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
The Chicago-based U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois saw 1,642 public corruption convictions from 1976 through 2013, the most among the 16 top federal judicial districts, the report issued last week found.
At the state level, the UIC report ranked Illinois third for the most public corruption convictions per capita over the 38-year period, behind California and New York. From 1976 to 2013, there were 1,982 public corruption convictions in Illinois, 2,549 in California and 2,657 in New York.
The original article can be found at progressillinois.com