Study: Political corruption spreading to suburbs

June 25, 2012 3:18:20 PM PDT
Chicago-style political corruption is spreading quickly to more than 60 area suburbs according to a new study by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dick Simpson, a former Chicago alderman and the current head of UIC's political science department, spearheaded the study.

It found more than 100 public officials and police officers in the suburbs, including 17 mayors and village presidents, have been accused of corruption.

Simpson is proposing an independent suburban inspector general be appointed to investigate possible corruption.