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By the numbers: Corruption and the Chicago way


Since 1976, 1,828 elected officials, appointees, government employees and a few private individuals have been convicted of corruption in Illinois, with 84% of these in the state's Northern District—a judicial zone which contains the entire Chicago metropolitan area.

With former Gov. Rod Blagojevich waiting to begin his own 14-year prison sentence for corruption, a new report out of the University of Chicago documents the history of corruption in Illinois, including Chicago, the country's capital of corruption.

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