I was watching the news this morning and they had a list of "Most Corrupt States" and I was a little shock that Illinois made 16th on the list. I've live Illinois all of my life and I believe it should have been at least number 1 or 2 on the list. With all the high crimes that are committed everyday, crooked politicians, crook cops, tax hikes for unknown reasons; we should have been close to number 1. Sure some people can disagree with me on this because of numerous reasons but I've lived here all my life and seen and heard terrible things that took place in Illinois so it's my strongest opinion and a lot of Illinois residents will agree with me.
So this list consist of a number of convictions per population within the 50 states listed and came to a conclusion that Louisiana was ranked number 1 for the most corrupted state. Again I still think Illinois should have been ranked number 1 but that's just my opinion. My question is why just base it off of convictions per population? why not count everything else as a whole like crime, politics etc.? maybe I'm not seeing the bigger picture.