By Jim Ryan
Another former Illinois governor went to the federal penitentiary on corruption charges in March.
Fiscal mismanagement and system corruption continue to plague state government.
A recent report released by scholars at the University of Illinois at Chicago noted there were 1,828 public corruption convictions by the federal courts in Illinois since 1976, making it the most corrupt state in the union after Louisiana and the District of Columbia.
Despite political and ethical reforms, not much has changed.