Politicians Using Campaign Funds isn't illegal so long as taxes are paid on them, but even after a campaign fund reform bill (as riddled as Swiss cheese) was passed abuse is rife. So rife in fact that you should see some of the worst offenders in picture gallery. This Illinois Campaign Fund Piggies Gallery shows how politicians meander in and out of the "gray area" when it comes to what is deemed using campaign funds for personal or political use. And, of course, the gallery includes some of the usual names associated with Illinois Corruption.
Will the people of Illinois ever tire of this crap?
Well who knows but if they need another wake-up call they should just read this expose' Chicago Magazine published in January.
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