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4 of Illinois' last 7 governors went to prison

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Rod Blagojevich was convicted of numerous corruption charges in 2011, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

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George Ryan was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges in 2006.

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Dan Walker admitted to bank fraud and other charges in 1987 related to his business activities after leaving office.

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Otto Kerner resigned as governor in 1968 to become a judge, then was convicted of bribery related to his tenure as governor.

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    • Rod Blagojevich was convicted of numerous corruption charges in 2011, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.
    • George Ryan was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges in 2006.
    • Dan Walker admitted to bank fraud and other charges in 1987 related to his business activities after leaving office.
    • Otto Kerner resigned as governor in 1968 to become a judge, then was convicted of bribery related to his tenure as governor.
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