Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Maurice Possley worked as an investigative reporter for nearly 25 years for the Chicago Tribune. As a federal courts reporter and then as a deputy metropolitan editor, he unearthed great misconduct and wrongful convictions.
Edwin Edwards, the wisecracking and very corrupt former Louisiana governor, was released from prison for a halfway house.Edwards, age 83, was famous not only for epic corruption but for his ability to entertain. Check out this video in which Edwards "reviews" movies in 1988.
Chicago's reputation for hardball politics and public corruption is legendary. But who knew that reputation was global? We didn't have a clear idea of it ourselves until the BBC World Service called to ask if we'd be willing to collaborate with them on a documentary examining the history
The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has once again ranked Sweden as one of the cleanest places in the world to do business. While Swedes are proud of this reputation, three national icons--Ikea, Saab and the royal family--have all faced allegations of corruption this year.
This week on our political podcast The Best Game in town, Sam Hudzik takes us inside a preliminary hearing on the challenges to Rahm Emanuel's mayoral candidacy. And a visitor from abroad examines Chicago's corruption.