A new report published by the University of Illinois officially ranked Chicago “the most corrupt big city” in the United States; using Department of Justice data to track “public corruption” and high-profile scandals.
“The report, titled ‘Corruption in Chicago and Illinois,’ released Monday from the University of Illinois at Chicago notes that while there’s been a decline in recent years of federal convictions for public corruption, the Windy City still leads other localities,” writes Fox News.
“Additionally, Illinois remains the third most corrupt state when compared on a per capita basis to other large states and the District of Columbia,” adds the report.
“These five districts, Chicago, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami and Washington D.C. led all of the 93 federal judicial districts for the 47-year period since 1976,” it concludes.
Read the full report here.
CHICAGO BURNING: City Officials Blame THE WEATHER for Sudden MURDER Spike
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s top law enforcement officials urged the public to remain calm as the region’s crime crisis spiraled out of control this week; suggesting “hot temperatures” was the main reason behind the recent spike in murders.
“When it’s very hot outside, we have multiple areas with crowds. … An offender, or some type of rival gang sees a large group of people,” said Chief of Patrol Fred Waller. “They take advantage of that opportunity, and they shoot into a crowd, no matter who they hit.”
Mayor Emanuel became visibly emotional while speaking on the Windy City’s South Side Monday, saying “We have a heavy heart. Our souls are burdened.”
“What we saw this weekend, it just rips at everything that I believe in,” added Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
The press conference came just hours after the city struggled to come to terms with a stunning spike in violence in a small 48-hour period, with 12 people dead and over 70 injured in gang warfare throughout Chicago.
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FREE MONEY! Chicago Panel Recommends Paying ‘Struggling’ Residents $1,000 PER MONTH
A task force created by outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Friday that the city government pay “struggling” residents upwards of $1,000 per month as part of a universal income program.
“Some Chicago families could start collecting a $1,000 check every month with no strings attached. That’s the new proposal from a task force created by Mayor Emanuel,” writes ABC Chicago.
The program would initially give $1,000 per month to 1,000 residents and study whether the proposal would help “break the cycle of poverty.”
“Supporters say people could use the extra cash to cover unexpected emergencies, increase their savings and improve their health,” adds the article.
Read the full report at ABC Chicago.