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Chicago Most Corrupt City In America: Report
|Last Edited||COSDem Feb 25, 2012 11:20pm|
|Media||Website - Huffington Post|
|News Date||Thursday, February 16, 2012 07:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||As our former governor prepares to head west to begin his prison sentence, Chicago was given the unfortunate title of "most corrupt" city in America in a new study by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs. |
University of Illinois at Chicago professor Dick Simpson, who worked on the study, told CBS Chicago that corruption among public officials has cost the city $500 million:
It’s essentially a corruption tax on citizens who bear the cost of bad behavior — police brutality, bogus contracts, bribes, theft and ghost payrolling to name a few — and the costs needed to prosecute it.