Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

Former U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (Getty/Chris Kleponis)

Tight Race To Replace Costello In Illinois’ 12th District

Republican candidate Jason Plummer has the name recognition and local ties to the district, but so does Democrat William Enyart.


Rod Blagojevich Sentenced In Corruption Case

Survey: Illinoisans Believe Corruption Is Widespread

The survey measured public opinion on ethics and reform. 77 percent of respondents say corruption in Illinois government is widespread.


Jury Reaches Verdict On 18 Of 20 Counts In Blagojevich Corruption Retrial

Blago Retrial Not The Final Chapter in Legal Saga

The last big trial in the case is that of businessman William Cellini, a Springfield Republican dubbed “The Pope” of Illinois politics for his influence in the halls of state power dating back to the 1960s.


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