“Halloween Came Early at Forum on Illinois Corruption” @ Huffington Post

Posted on October 2, 2012

Tom Tresser — October 1, 2012: “I was at a forum “What’s In The Water in Illinois? Reform Symposium on Illinois Government” on Thursday and Friday at the Union League Club. The event was sponsored by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University. The Institute was described as the late Illinois Senator’s “living legacy.”

The event assembled an all-star collection of Chicago reformers and academics, includingProfessor Dick Simpson, Professor Paul Green, Brian Gladstein of the Illinois Campaign for the Political Reform (ICPR), Cindi Canary ICPR’s recently retired long-time director, Terry Pastika of the Citizen Advocacy Center in Elmhurst, and a long list of corruption and election-reform scholars.

It was a tale of woe and defeat. The stories and statistics were horrifying reminders of the broken politics of Illinois that has defeated progressive efforts for reform, social justice and equity for decades, while showering the wealthy insiders with billions of public dollars…………….”

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