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“For each corrupt official who is convicted — there may be dozens more who are involved in the same similar schemes but escape prosecution.”



    From a study released today by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s political science department and the watchdog group the Better Government Association.

    The study notes that 150 top Cook County officials have been convicted in the last 140 years. See the full report at UIC.edu (PDF).