Copyright 2024 All Rights Reserved.

July 20, 2024

I am not alone!

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On May 30, 2015

Illinois – (ECWd)

I woke up this morning to an e-mail from an attorney that has been following our work for some time.  He forwarded an attachment that was titled  Chicago: Still the Capital of Corruption – Anti-Corruption Report Number 8 – May 28, 2015″

Let’s just say reading it made me feel a whole lot better, as it is clear others are seeing the very same problems in this state.  Just yesterday I ran this article that eluded to some of the very same concerns in our society as pointed out in the above mentioned report. I am glad to see with this report I am not alone in these thoughts.

“To end corruption, society needs to do more than convict the guys that get caught. A comprehensive anti-corruption strategy must be forged and carried out over at least a decade. A new political culture in which public corruption is no longer tolerated must be created.”

“But the greatest cost of corruption is the loss of faith in the fairness and honesty of government. If people believe the fix is in and all politicians are crooked, they won’t report corruption. They may stop voting because they don’t believe things will change. If they distrust the police, they won’t cooperate with investigators. This lack of faith, or cynicism, is a major contributing factor to why Chicago continues to be both the murder capital and the corruption capital of the nation.”

We will always have hardcore knot-heads that will refuse to ever change and will continue to push the envelope for self gain, but it’s evident that current indicators are they are losing.  Although it may not be readily visible to the untrained eye, know a difference is being made and more people are waking up.  We must all sacrifice something if we are ever going to fix the problems we face in our society.  Without sacrifice we will not see these problems fixed.

I ask that more people ask of themselves, what can I do to make a difference.  Identify that, and get to work!

Chicago: Still the Capital of Corruption – Anti-Corruption Report Number 8 – May 28, 2015

[gview file=”” save=”1″]


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on print


  • ECWDogs
    Posted at 16:02h, 30 May Reply

    I am not alone!

  • rocusa
    Posted at 16:06h, 30 May Reply

    Chicago: Still The capitol of corruption!

  • StoryTimeDigita
    Posted at 16:20h, 30 May Reply

    The Edgar County Watchdogs take a look at why Illinois is so corrupt. There really is a culture of corruption in…

  • Justin Case
    Posted at 16:43h, 30 May Reply

    So true your not alone, we all really appreciate your work and applaud you for it. I have followed your reporting for a long time and know you stand for justice and doing what is right.
    Keep up the good work, we may not all express it, get involved, and support you openly, but we do appreciate you keeping them honest and reporting it. Thank you!!

  • George Barraclough
    Posted at 03:30h, 31 May Reply

    Wealth without work
    Pleasure without conscience
    Science without humanity
    Knowledge without character
    Politics without principle
    Commerce without morality
    Worship without sacrifice.

    Mahatma Gandhi

    Welcome to Illinois. We have all of the above (and more), right here, right now.

  • Former Illinois resident
    Posted at 17:12h, 31 May Reply

    Agreed … I use to live in Illinois for 48 years from being born there to finally leaving because of exploding high property taxes and poor services ( State employee’s of every department ) … This article can go for this country too because now I am in a better state but this countries government is the example that all state and local municipalities follow … They see corruption going un-checked and they have the incentive to do the same … I can’t count the different government departments that are continuing to be investigated and no one is held accountable even after they are caught red handed … They are rewarded for poor performance by a cushy pensions and forced only to retire … Yes you are doing a great job and keep it up but until the main destructive cancer , this federal government , is reined in there is not a whole lot of hope and with this worthless liberal media it makes it even harder because people are to lazy to check into issues , they want it handed to them by a bunch of liberal idiots in the mainstream media … I have voted every year since casting my first vote for Ronald Reagen but it is discouraging when there continues to be so much voter fraud that it actually cancels out my vote by non-citizens or dead people that cast there votes for the democrat party … Good luck to Illinois people because living there they are mostly a fine bunch of people but Rauner stating he will be stealing jobs from neighbors in the future won’t be happening until Madigan and democrat majorities are gone … Period …

  • vonea
    Posted at 21:32h, 01 June Reply

    RT @ECWDogs: I am not alone!

Post A Comment