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Posted: 2/14/2012 2:16:33 PM EDT
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/02/14/chicago-called-most-corrupt-city-in-nation/

Who do we know from chicago?

Partial text:

CHICAGO (CBS) — A former Chicago alderman turned political science professor/corruption fighter has found that Chicago is the most corrupt city in the country.

He cites data from the U.S. Department of Justice to prove his case. And, he says, Illinois is third-most corrupt state in the country.

University of Illinois professor Dick Simpson estimates the cost of corruption at $500 million.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:17:46 PM EDT
Water called "wettest substance found in abundance on the Earth".
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:18:11 PM EDT
Same as it ever was.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:18:56 PM EDT
My shocked face
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:19:27 PM EDT
worse than detroit huh? that took some doing. congrats Chicago.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:19:31 PM EDT
My shocked face.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:19:44 PM EDT
Hmm, I'm guessing New Orleans is a close second
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:19:45 PM EDT
no shit?

Can we give shitcago to canada now?
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:20:41 PM EDT
No kidding?
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:22:30 PM EDT
Simpson says Hong Kong and Sydney were two similarly corrupt cities that managed to change their ways. He says Chicago can too, but it will take decades.


Or two weeks, max, if they line up a few and shoot 'em.

A powerful RESET! for your value system.
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[Last Edit: 2/14/2012 2:25:53 PM EDT by P08]
I bet # 1 and 2 are also run by democraps as well. Seems to be a common denominator huh?
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:26:24 PM EDT
Unpossible!!!!
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:26:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By theBUBBAMANcan:
My shocked face.


Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:26:53 PM EDT
Chicago has been corrupt since , before it burnt down in 1871.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:28:01 PM EDT
Probably not so much since whats-his-name went to Washington.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:28:38 PM EDT
The government they deserve...
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:28:42 PM EDT
The article doesn't say which two states are above Illinois, though.

One of the most consistent predictors of corruption is a one-party system, and viable and real political opposition is highly correlated with decreased corruption, FWIW.

Chicago has been a one party city since 1931. The 1995 "no party" law essentially solidified that corruption for perpetuity.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:29:21 PM EDT
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I picture Rahm sitting in his office like Tony Soprano, with his underlings bringing him envelopes of money.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:30:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By P08:
I bet # 1 and 2 are also run by democraps as well. Seems to be a common denominator huh?


Not necessarily, anywhere you see entrenched Republicans with no viable opposition, you will see accompanying corruption. Political complacency breeds corruption.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:30:19 PM EDT
My surprised face. This is it ––––––>
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:31:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
The article doesn't say which two states are above Illinois, though.

One of the most consistent predictors of corruption is a one-party system, and viable and real political opposition is highly correlated with decreased corruption, FWIW.

Chicago has been a one party city since 1931. The 1995 "no party" law essentially solidified that corruption for perpetuity.


What is this?
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:33:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
The article doesn't say which two states are above Illinois, though.

One of the most consistent predictors of corruption is a one-party system, and viable and real political opposition is highly correlated with decreased corruption, FWIW.

Chicago has been a one party city since 1931. The 1995 "no party" law essentially solidified that corruption for perpetuity.
I would guess NY and NJ.

Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:35:31 PM EDT
The fact someone would give up the Chief of Staff position at the White House to become Mayor of that city should tell you everything about the level of power that position wields.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:39:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I picture Rahm sitting in his office like Tony Soprano, with his underlings bringing him envelopes of money.


I have no doubt that if any prosecutor had a set of balls, racketeering and extortion charges (at the very least) could be leveled against city hall and the union bosses.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:42:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2012 2:42:40 PM EDT by BangStick1]
So it's no longer a conspiracy theory? We have hard scientific proof now?



Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:43:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Originally Posted By P08:
I bet # 1 and 2 are also run by democraps as well. Seems to be a common denominator huh?


Not necessarily, anywhere you see entrenched Republicans with no viable opposition, you will see accompanying corruption. Political complacency breeds corruption.
I don't disagree, just guessint the the two most corrupt are Dem controlled. New Orleans and Detroit would be my picks.

Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:44:38 PM EDT
Sorry I disagree. Washington DC #1..............
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:46:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Partisan:
Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
The article doesn't say which two states are above Illinois, though.

One of the most consistent predictors of corruption is a one-party system, and viable and real political opposition is highly correlated with decreased corruption, FWIW.

Chicago has been a one party city since 1931. The 1995 "no party" law essentially solidified that corruption for perpetuity.


What is this?


http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-07-07/news/9507070087_1_nonpartisan-election-election-commissioners-first-black-mayor

While purporting to fight the corruption, what it really does is guarantee that the entrenched byzantine patronage system will never be busted open an opposition party moving in, as now only the mayor himself will change - the entire office, and bureaucracy is essentially solidified in this bullshit about being non-partisan.

The only real corruption challenge in anyone's lifetime today came under Washington - and that was because he represented a large primarily black constituency that challenged the establishment machine from within the Democratic party.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:48:01 PM EDT
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Doesn't surprise me, I grew up there. I am amazed that California gets more criticism on this board than Illinois.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:50:43 PM EDT
LOL at one of the comments:

What do you call a wrought iron fence around a Cook County graveyard?

A diabolical attempt by Republicans to suppress the Democratic vote.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:51:38 PM EDT
Hello Captain Obvious.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:03:29 PM EDT
You get the government that you make a choice for. Apathy and entitlement breeds corruption and vermin. Chicago make unwise choices. Now they wallow in it.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:06:29 PM EDT
Shitcago
Corrupt
NOOOOOO
Say it ain't soooooo
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:07:55 PM EDT
Al Capone would be proud.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:09:50 PM EDT
And the sky is blue and the water is wet

next slide
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:14:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
Doesn't surprise me, I grew up there. I am amazed that California gets more criticism on this board than Illinois Chicago.


FIFY. Two very different places.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:22:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Al Capone would be proud.


Chicago still has the same government that was in place during Capon'e trial. There has not been a political shake-up since. That is an impressive grip.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:23:42 PM EDT
Move


Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:24:47 PM EDT
Louisiana will not stand for this!
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Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:27:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By ColdboreDreamer:
The fact someone would give up the Chief of Staff position at the White House to become Mayor of that city should tell you everything about the level of power that position wields.


Not to mention the way he got it. It took blatant corruption to get the top corrupt job in the corrupt city.


It was much more an "appointment" than an election.
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This falls into the "No shit" category.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:40:59 PM EDT
I am surprised and shocked, I tell you, surprised and shocked.

Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:45:44 PM EDT
Chicago government? New Orleans, if not the entire state of LA, has them beat.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 5:47:27 PM EDT
Chicago and the nation are now one and the same, so the the comparison is invalid.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:13:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By leelaw:
Chicago government? New Orleans, if not the entire state of LA, has them beat.


Who was it, Huey Long (or something like that), that was so famous for his corruption?

Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:42:18 PM EDT
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