Illinois is well-known across the country for its corruption and many of the states residents agree. Charlie Leonard, with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute says their latest poll reveals nine out of ten people think their politicians are shady.
The perception of corruption may not be so far off-base. Right now there are at least two state reps facing federal scrutiny, a third resigned just last week after the feds raided his office looking for child porn. Four out of the last nine governors have served prison time, including Rod Blagojevich who's serving out a 14-year-sentence for corruption.