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Best Game in Town: The Dubious Reputation of 'Crook' County

Many ‘round these parts affectionately – or cynically – refer to Cook County as "Crook County." And plenty will tell you it's earned the nickname!

Take the guests that WBEZ's Steve Edwards recently gathered for a chat for his Best Game in Town podcast. Historian and author Richard Lindberg, author and visiting professor at Depaul's School for New Learning, R. Craig Sautter and political scientist Dick Simpson came to the Blackstone Hotel armed with evidence to back the somewhat dubious reputation of Chicago politics.

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