Report: Corruption isn't just in Chicago

Published 06/26 2012 06:23PM

Updated 06/27 2012 10:52AM

SPRINGFIELD -- It looks like corruption spans across the Chicago-land area. A new report says it's more frequent in the suburbs than you would think.

Since the 70's, more than 100 public officials in that area have been involved in some kind of corruption. The research was done by the University of Illinois-Chicago. Because the numbers were so bad, it suggests the suburbs, county or even the state create an Inspector General position. That person would then be in charge of investigating any suspicious activity.

A critic says it's sad it even had to get to this point and thinks we should reconsider who we're electing into office. Supporters say it'll add some much needed oversight to the area. They say it'll also help taxpayers save money down the road.

Lawmakers haven't drafted any legislation to create the position yet. We reached out to Governor Quinn's office for a comment. Our call was not returned.

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