Illinois is synonymous with political corruption, but a new study gives hope to the Land of Lincoln. Illinois has the seventh strongest campaign finance laws in the country, according to a report released yesterday by the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C. government watchdog.
As with a CPI study Progress Illinois examined
in February on overall public corruption by state, the campaign finance
report is not concerned with past shenanigans but current law, and
Illinois ranks well on both citizen access to financial records, and decently on
rules placed on the financing of political parties and individual
candidates. Read more »