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INVESTIGATION SHOWS MADIGAN HAD HEAVY HAND IN FILLING STATE JOBS FOR PRITZKER

Amid a global pandemic and mass protests against police brutality, it’s easy to forget Illinois government remains the target of the largest federal corruption probe in the history of the most corrupt state.

The feds have raided, questioned, indicted or jailed dozens of Illinois political figures during the past two years. These are the symptoms of the state’s toxic political culture. Public servants expect special privileges.

And Gov. J.B. Pritzker is happy to oblige, according to a new investigation by WBEZ.

The report found Pritzker filled at least 35 state jobs with individuals on House Speaker Mike Madigan’s “clout list.” A Madigan aide sent the list to Pritzker chief of staff Anne Caprara in December 2018. The speaker’s office then updated the list 17 times.

“The speaker’s vast efforts to influence the personnel decisions of the new administration provides a sharp contrast to Pritzker’s repeated campaign promises to be his own man once elected to the Governor’s Mansion,” wrote reporter Dan Mihalopoulos.

Perhaps most notable is what WBEZ could not find amid thousands of emails: a Pritzker staffer telling the speaker to stop.

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“The speaker’s vast efforts to influence the personnel decisions of the new administration provides a sharp contrast to Pritzker’s repeated campaign promises to be his own man once elected to the Governor’s Mansion,”

 

Not a lie. It's the listener's fault if they couldn't see the hand up the puppet's butt.

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Anyone else notice the lack of indictments and/or investigations on Chitcago's Dems since Biden took over?

 

Here is a list of Illinois politicians convicted from 2013 through 2020. That averages about one a year during Trump’s administration. It does not include indictments. Some of those early convictions could have been the result of investigations started under the Obama administration. Some investigations started under Trump may result in convictions during the Biden administration. At this point it does not appear that Biden is any better or worse than Trump in combating corruption. The Feds usually do not make investigations public until they are ready to indict.

 

Illinois

  • State Representative Keith Farnham (D) convicted of distributing child pornography. (2014)
  • State Representative Derrick Smith (D) was arrested and convicted of accepting a $7,000 bribe. (2014)
  • State Representative Constance A. Howard (D) convicted of mail fraud. (2013)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_state_and_local_politicians_convicted_of_crimes

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