Illinois ranks 10th on honest states list

March 19, 2012 6:05:01 AM PDT
The Center for Public Integrity is out with its latest report on honesty in government.

The group studies each state's transparency and ethics enforcement. Eight states received failing grades.

New Jersey tops the list with a B+. Illinois gets a C and ranks tenth on the list, despite having two former governors in prison.

Only five states earned a B grade: New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, California and Nebraska. Nineteen states got Cs and 18 received Ds.

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