"...During the last several decades, Cook County has been a center of corruption with scandals emerging in many different units of county government... Public or political corruption occurs when government officials use their public office for private gain or benefit. In Cook County government this includes outright bribes as well as campaign contributions made by individuals or corporations in exchange for jobs, inflated contracts or political favors. It includes ghost payroll jobs in which individuals get a paycheck but do no work. With an annual budget of more than $3 billion—dishonest public servants find many different ways to profit illegally.
The purpose of this report is to summarize the many different forms of corruption and to recommend basic reforms that need to be enacted to clean up Cook County government..."
Money quote: "The Cook County States’ Attorney likewise has a major role to play in curbing corruption in the county. For the last 30 years, the office has rooted out corruption only when Republicans have held the office. When Democrats have held the office they have most often whitewashed or overlooked the obvious problems."
Enjoyable read, especially if you live in Chicago and enjoy being screwed over and over again by the party of union thugs, anti-school choice proponents, trial lawyers and economic illiterates.
Oh, but they do it for the children.