The AP reports that three sitting Illinois lawmakers are currently facing criminal charges.
“Illinois is no stranger to dramatic headlines about the nexus of
politics and crime in its highest offices — most recently former Gov.
Rod Blagojevich’s conviction for attempting to sell Barack Obama’s
former U.S. Senate seat. But experts and capitol veterans can’t recall a
comparable circumstance for state legislators since the early 1970s,
when several were rounded up in a bribery trial involving cement trucks.”