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Corrupt Illinois Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

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ISBN-10: 0252078551

ISBN-13: 9780252078552

Edition: 2015

Authors: Thomas J. Gradel, Dick Simpson

List price: $19.95
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Public funds spent on jets and horses. Shoeboxes stuffed with embezzled cash. Ghost payrolls and incarcerated ex-governors. Illinois' culture of "Where's mine?" and the public apathy it engenders has made our state and local politics a disgrace. In Corrupt Illinois, veteran political observers Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson take aim at business-as-usual. Naming names, the authors lead readers through a gallery of rogues and rotten apples to illustrate how generations of chicanery have undermined faith in, and hope for, honest government. From there, they lay out how to implement institutional reforms that provide accountability and eradicate the favoritism, sweetheart deals, and…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/20/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English