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.

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