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Challenging the Culture of Corruption: Game-Changing Reform for Illinois

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In this important book, Patrick Collins gives a first-hand account of the federal investigation and trial that landed former Governor George Ryan in prison and demonstrated the cost and tragic consequences of Illinois' "culture of corruption." Collins also reflects on his recent service as chair of the Illinois Reform Commission and calls on his fellow citizens of Illinois ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published 2010 by ACTA Publications
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Patrick Collins, now in private practice, was the assistant U.S. Attorney who secured the conviction of Illinois Governor George Ryan on corruption charges in 2006. After the arrest of Gov. Rod Blagojevich in December 2008, Lieutenant Gov. Pat Quinn called Collins and asked him to head a reform commission to figure out what the f*** is wrong with us here in Illinois. You can view the commission's final report here ( This tiny book (128 pp, 7.5" x 5.5") is a tru ...more
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