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There’s nothing funny about Illinois corruption, but these editorial cartoons on corruption give it a good try.

How did Illinois get into its pension mess? This graphic will help you understand.

Racked up any expenses on your credit card lately? You’re not alone. Check out our list below to see which states have the highest average credit card debts per borrower. The Washington Post’s full interactive map is here. 

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State Rep. Derrick Smith is facing both bribery charges and a challenge for his reelection in November. House Speaker Michael Madigan is helping his reelection effort. Find out why.

Capitol Fax publisher Rich Miller discusses how a lawsuit by a former employee might affect the Republican race for governor.

Here are some more lists to check out:

-Top 10 states with the highest number of union members

-Top 10 states with the highest gas taxes

-Top 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

-Top 10 states with the most millionaires