By the H&R Editorial Staff
WHILE THE first impulse is to celebrate, it's hard to feel much joy about the 17 guilty verdicts delivered Monday by a federal jury against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on a wide variety of charges including extortion, bribery, corruption and fraud.
At best, it represents a triumph of the justice system. At worst, it's a symbol of the kind of corruption that has permeated upper levels of government in the state of Illinois for too many years.