We’re Not Number One in Corruption

Blago after trial 8-17-10Do you find it as depressing as Springfield State Journal-Register columnist Doug Finke that Illinois is no long number one in corruption?

Here’s what he wrote on the subject today:

“Business Insider did a story last week that said Illinois isn’t even No. 1 anymore in public corruption. It analyzed Justice Department data on the number of convictions per 100,000 people. Based on this, Illinois ranks only 16th, far behind the top state, Louisiana.

“How depressing is this? We can’t claim to be the No. 1 state in public corruption, one of our few, longtime claims to fame. But we still rank too high to be considered a clean state.

“We’re just so ordinary.”

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