Cleaning up Illinois corruption? Well, not really.

With former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich appearing on reality shows, you have to wonder how much Illinois government will be able to clean up its act. Apparently, not much, the New York Times reports.

The organization Change Illinois takes the first line of its home page to say, “Illinois is virtually alone among American states in allowing candidates to take as much campaign money as they can get from whomever will give it to them.”

Many reformers like this think changes have not gone far enough toward eliminating the corruption for which Illinois has become famous.

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