Corruption is pretty widespread in Illinois. A new report by "Business Insider" names the Land of Lincoln as the 16th most corrupt state in the nation. The study looked at the number of people convicted of corruption, based on population, between 2000 and 2010. Illinois saw about four convictions per 100-thousand people during that time period.
Former Governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich are in that number, along with former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Junior and his wife, former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson. Louisiana came in as the most corrupt state, with about nine convictions per 100-thousand people in the state.
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