Massachusetts politics, Illinois politics
: My old stomping grounds
. Makes me wistful. Don't miss Illinois (except for Chicago). But I do miss its politics. FYI: I'm often asked: Is Illinois as corrupt as Massachusetts? My answer: They're about the same, though I think Illinois has an edge. Maybe it just seems that way because Illinois politicians tend to get caught more often (like, oh, their governors). ... P.S. When I'm asked 'Is Illinois as corrupt as Massachusetts,' my answer usually disappoints true Bostonians. They want to be No. 1. ... P.S. P.S. When was the last time a sitting Massachusetts governor was indicted while in office? James Michael Curely? Or was that after/before his term? Just asking. Throwing the question out for history buffs.