Illinois' reputation as a hotbed for public corruption is taking a bit of hit in a new state ranking. A study by "Business Insider" shows Illinois ranks only 16th in the U.S. for public corruption convictions per 100-thousand residents. The Justice Department statistics used in the ranking put Louisiana at the top of the list with nearly nine public corruption convictions for every 100-thousand people.
By comparison, Illinois only has about three-and-a-half public officials convicted per hundred-thousand. North Dakota, South Dakota, Kentucky and Alaska round out the top five.