Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has long been dogged by allegations of pay-to-play in the administration of her office even as she also faces criticism for sloppy and inefficient record keeping.
Three members of Congress - Peter Roskam, Mike Bost and Jan Schakowsky - collect pensions from their time in Springfield; Cheri Bustos' husband earns a public salary greater than $100,000 while cashing a $67,000 pension.
Illinois’ Gov. Bruce Rauner demands term limits as part of the price for any budget deal, but experts say capping lawmaker tenure emboldens special interests and is no magic bullet to cure what ails the state.
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