Blago joins the crooked conga line of Illinois corruption

When former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on one count of lying to federal agents, he joined a long line of Illinois governors and politicos whose misdeeds bound them to fates ranging from mere social rebuke to extended stays in a variety of penal institutions.

Illinois has seen a culture of corruption produce a variety of memorable characters. From the proliferation of bootlegging and smuggling in Chicago in the early 1920s to the unremitting procession of scandals besieging Illinois’s empowered elite; graft, organized crime, and political malfeasance have long been defining characteristics within the machinations of Illinois’s power structure.

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