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A day after state Rep. Luis Arroyo was charged with bribery, his colleagues began the process to throw him out of office.

Growing Signs that Some Charges Against Aaron Schock are on Shaky Ground

Feb 28, 2018
Cass Herrington

Growing sympathy for defense arguments, seeming confusion within the team of federal prosecutors, and a disgruntled judge are among the signs that key portions of the corruption case against former Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) might be at risk of unraveling.

TSPR’s Emily Boyer

Former Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) and his attorneys have reached a temporary resolution with federal prosecutors on civil contempt accusations he faced for failing to produce campaign and congressional records.

Library of Congress

A grand jury is taking testimony as part of a federal investigation into former Congressman Aaron Schock's (R-IL) expenses.

Rich Egger

The final day in office for Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) is Tuesday, March 31. The co-author of a book about the state's shady political history said Schock is far from the first Illinois politician to leave office in disgrace.

Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

A one-time top aide in the Illinois Department of Public Health has been indicted for bribery and taking kickbacks.

Illinois is known as the Land of Lincoln but it could just as easily be called the Land of Graft.

Illinois is the second most corrupt  state -- and Chicago is the city with the most public corruption -- according to a report released by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and  the Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

The report said there have been more than 1,500 corruption convictions in the  federal district dominated by Chicago since 2010.