As if this is something of a shocker, but it seems that the "City that Works," doesn't work all that well or fair. The State of Illinois is not doing so well either. Perhaps it is the Chicago influence on the rest of the State.
I guess when you have the Chicago Machine that controls all and people who have been in office for decades, it is easy for some to take advantage. The sad part is, it is the taxpayers of the city and the State, that end up paying and suffering this "corruption tax."
One thing that really drew my attention, was that the Chicago gambling bills that are being pushed (sponsored by Skokie's Lou Lang) gave no oversight by the State but by Chicago. Yeah, that's right. They wanted to put gambling into the most corrupt city in the nation and let them monitor it themselves! What could possibly go wrong?!
Illinois has a reputation of corruption and fraud, and the people of Illinois need to end the cycle theft and payoffs that the political machine has maintained for the last century. Dignity needs to be restored to our great states name. Elimination of waste and corruption will help us lower our debt and force our politicians to start using tax payer’s dollars responsibly, this, in turn, will attract business and jobs back to Illinois.
Vincent Romano is running against 16th District incumbent Lou Lang for State Representative. For more information on Romano, click here.