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The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is shedding new light on why people are so cynical about government.   According to a recent poll, nearly 77-percent of registered voters believe corruption runs rampant in Illinois politics.  Charles Leonard says they hope lawmakers on both sides of the aisle see the data and take action.

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Leonard add that's a problem for both parties.

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About 60-pecent of voters believe corruption in Illinois is far more of a problem than in any other state in the U.S.  The business community is only slightly better, with 62-percent of respondents saying corruption is also widespread in Illinois business.  That number was even higher among minorities and those who make less than 50-thousand dollars a year, at about 73-percent.  Leonard says it's highly unlikely that the numbers would be any different if Republicans were in charge in Springfield.

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